On the 25th of October ceremony of groundbreaking marked the beginning of BAA Training China construction – a modern six full flight simulator aviation training centre. Following the Joint Venture agreement between Avia Solutions Group and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed in July 2019, the companies are moving to the new BAA Training training centre in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) establishment.
The training centre is set to open its door in the second half of 2020 and as stated previously will be designed to provide the capacity of 40,000 flight hours per year and train approximately 4,000 pilots. As aviation experts predict, Asia Pacific area demand for new commercial pilots will account for 38% of the global demand with more than half of it to fulfil China’s market. Boeing has just recently updated their forecast for the upcoming twenty years, stating that Chinese carriers will need 8,090 new planes until 2038, which exceeds the previously predicted figure by 5.2%.
With the land plot of almost 5 hectares chosen in Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone (ZAEZ) the companies are to build a state-of-art training facilities of almost 5,000 square meters accommodating it with 6 Airbus and Boeing family full flight simulators, training devices, modern classrooms and luxury lounge zone. Strategically located in Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone training centre will be 15 minutes’ drive from the Zhengzhou Airport, allowing pilots to cut down on time spent travelling for training. The well-developed infrastructure is ready to fulfil not only the technical needs for the training centre establishment, but also the future development projects.
“Not only we are eager to enter China’s aviation training market, but also work on synergies with local government and partners in order to contribute to the Henan aviation market development projects”, shares Egle Vaitkeviciute, BAA Training CEO.