Chinese Delegation Visits Entry Point North Ireland (EPNI) in Shannon

Austin Hallahan, Managing Director Entry Point North with members of the delegation from China during their visit to Entry Point North, Shannon, Co Clare. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Entry Point North Ireland (EPNI) Shannon recently welcomed a Chinese delegation. The Group comprised five representatives from Capital Airport Holding Group (CAH) – the biggest airport authority in China) – and one representative from the Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), which is the dominant Chinese ANSP. CAH employs 44,000 people and owns 44 airports while ATMB employs more than 400 air traffic controllers.

The visit was organised by EPN Malmo, in conjunction with the EPN representative in Beijing, who also accompanied the delegation. The purpose of the visit was to assess opportunities for developing links with China with a view to future development and co-operation between the three organisations.