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23 Apr

The Future of Pilots Resides in the Far East?

When making a decision whether to become a pilot or not, you might ask yourself a few questions: does the aviation industry need more pilots? Where do they need them the most? If so, what type rating should I choose? As for the first question, the short answer is a definite yes. But let us go a little bit more into detail with this. You may have or may not have heard of the phrase that “the aviation market is booming”. And this is very much the case. CAE’s Airline Pilot Demand Outlook covers a 10-year period and predicts that 225,000...

17 Apr

BAA Training establishes new company in Vietnam

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, has announced the establishment of a new company in Vietnam – BAA Training Vietnam which is to operate a training centre of 4 full flight simulators and Ab Initio flight school by 2023. According to the Boeing projections Asia Pacific region will require up to 253,000 new pilots until 2036. Looking at South East Asia alone, the aircraft numbers will grow from 1,410 in 2016 up to 4,200 aircraft by 2036, 77% of which will be made up of single aisle airplanes, mainly A320 and B737 family aircraft. The...

26 Mar

First impressions from a newly qualified A320 pilot from Vietnam

In order to help make right decisions and prepare for Type Rating training, BAA Training has asked several questions a student from Vietnam, currently holding a CPL licence. Nam Bao Hoang Le shares insights about the difference between training in Europe and Asia, reveals some tips and comments on the training experience at BAA Training....

26 Mar

Aviation – a hive of activity for aircraft manufacturers

A booming aviation market, demand for air travel increasing at an annual average rate of more than 5% per year, dozens of new airlines, all these are fertilising the growth of the industry as never before. But, obviously, the growth of any of the industries could not be maintained without a sufficient number of aircraft picking up or dropping off passengers at any part of the world. As long as in 20 years’ time air travel market is expected to be 2.5 times larger, an increase of the global commercial jet fleet is projected to almost correspond. It means that...

9 Mar

Avion Express about the cooperation with BAA Training

Avion Express is the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world and the largest airline in Lithuania. Established in 2005, the ever-growing company has an excellent track record in the industry. In 2018 Avion Express will operate 15 Airbus 319/320/321 aircraft serving its clients worldwide. A number of the company’s pilots have finished Airbus A320 Type Rating training at BAA Training. "We appreciate the flexibility and attention to detail in services delivered by BAA Training. We chose this aviation academy due to a favourable location and efficient service solutions," comments Stasys Viltrakis, Vice President Flight Operations....

9 Mar

First Airbus A320 Door and Slide Trainer in the Baltic States

As the first and only of its kind in the Baltic States, BAA Training has added a brand new Airbus A320 Door and Slide Trainer to its repertoire of training equipment. BAA Training continues to invest in its training equipment so it will be the first choice training provider. Having announced the 4 full flight simulator acquisition just last year, one of the leading aviation centres in Northern Europe accelerates into the new year with one more, state-of-the-art equipment addition to its headquarters in Vilnius. This addition opens the possibility for timely and cost-effective cabin crew and pilot training or...

27 Feb

Boeing 737 MAX to make history again

When talking to future pilots someone asks which type of aircraft they are dreaming to operate, hundreds of them start laughing when saying: ‘If it’s not Boeing, I’m not going!’. Although some of them are only joking, the most stunning thing is that nearly a half of them begin their pilot career in the cockpits of the Boeing 737 family aircraft, indeed! Asking why? What is so special about the Boeing 737 family? First of all, did you know that a Boeing 737 takes off or lands every 5.5 seconds somewhere in the world. This stunning fact reveals that these Boeing aircraft...

27 Feb

Embraer 135/145 Type Rating Training – students insights

Join BAA Training and its students from South Korea sharing their insights on Embraer 135/145 Type Rating training. Learn about the aviation training delivered in Europe and pick up some great tips from the South Korean students, who already successfully finished the course....

29 Jan

Lifelike engagement kicks-in the aviation training

Constant development is the golden key to your success regardless of the area of your activity. Therefore, when it comes to aviation training centres, innovations and technological advancements implemented into the training process are inevitable. Along with academic approach applied to training, it is crucial for it to be engaging, accessible, effective and entertaining as well. For example, training involving virtual reality technology contributes not only to a stronger student’s engagement in the learning process but also enhances the learning experience. Technology empowers students to be more creative and more connected. In aviation training, like in any other field, it...

17 Jan

Air Horizont about the cooperation with BAA Training

Air Horizont was incorporated in Malta in 2015, with offices also located in Malta and Zaragoza, Spain. The company provides its clients with Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI), Charter and Ad-hoc Flights, from daily assignments to comprehensive leasing programmes. Air Horizont owns Boeing 737 CL aircraft operating over several countries. “Our company strictly complies with the standards set by European Authorities (EASA). BAA Training provided Boeing 737 CL Initial type rating and Recurrent training for us and we have never been disappointed. Air Horizont is aspiring to become the leading service provider for commercial transport in the aviation industry, so...

29 Dec

Airbus A320 Flex Temperature Take-off

This Friday we want to share a video about Flex Temperature. Two cadet program students at BAA Training (future pilots of A320) Mindaugas and Tarvydas explain what is a flex temperature and demonstrate how it is used during take-off with Airbus A320. We hope you enjoy the video, and we appreciate thumbs up and comments below!...

19 Dec

Airbus A320 family aircraft for a bright beginning?

Having a bird’s eye of the world beneath by being in control of a large flying machine is a great dream for many. But, if you are the one who desires to pursue a pilot’s career path, there is a high probability that your first stop would be the First Officer’s seat in the A320. Wondering why? Airbus A320 family moving the world From the heat of the desert to icy Arctic runways or from short runway urban environments to remote high-altitude airports, the A320 takes passengers anywhere. Airbus A320 family is the best-selling aircraft family in aviation which is still constantly...

6 Dec

Airbus A320 flight controls and protections

Airbus A320 pilot, Roman, volunteered to tell a bit more about flight controls and protections. In the video he reveals details about operational aspects and his colleague, Dovydas, shows how it works during the flight. Everything is for the safety of passengers and aircraft crew....

30 Nov

Saurya Airlines about a cooperation with BAA Training

Saurya Airlines is a young but rapidly developing Nepalese company. At present, their fleet consists of two CRJ-200 aircraft but the airlines have a plan to supplement it with new planes soon. In order to meet the company’s needs, BAA Training expanded the range of services provided for Saurya Airlines during the time of cooperation. “BAA Training provided us with CRJ 100/200 initial type rating, LPC/PPC, instructor, upgrade to captain and cabin crew training. Each stage of cooperation was completed without major obstacles due to continuous help with visas, documents and even employee’s accommodation during the training process. Their flexible approach...

28 Nov

Crew planning and scheduling – the true ruler of an airline?

Aircraft, fuel and crew are the three key cost drivers of successful airline operations. Finding the most efficient route and staffing it with properly qualified personnel is a critical financial consideration. So, for the effective utilisation of entire fleet and crews, good planning is a matter of key importance. However, mistakes happen. One of the recent examples of crew planning problems can be a case of Ryanair, the low-cost carrier based in Dublin. The airline reported that poor planning and a bit of bad luck left the company with a shortage of working pilots, many of whom took time off, for...

13 Nov

Drukair – Royal Bhutan Airlines about a cooperation with BAA Training

Drukair - Royal Bhutan Airlines, is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which operates a schedule network within the South Asian region from its Head Quarters at Paro, a picturesque Valley in Western Bhutan. Bhutan airline operates 3 Airbus A319-100 and 1 ATR 42-500 aircraft. The company contacted the Lithuania based aviation academy when they needed one additional ATR 42-500 pilot. “BAA Training guided us in a variety of issues. The team of aviation academy employees helped us with visas and pilot accommodation during the training. We would have been looking for a second pilot for a long time,...

13 Nov

Novoair about a cooperation with BAA Training

NOVOAIR is the premium brand private airline in Bangladesh that started its operations in January 2013. With a fleet, which consists of EMB-145 Jet and superb ATR 72-500 aircraft, airline mostly operates domestic and a few international flights. “BAA Training has developed ATR 42/72 type rating training programme specially for us. North Europe based aviation academy adapted the course to meet the standards of both EASA and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. The cooperation was very attractive due to the fact that there was no need to send pilots anywhere. The type rating instructor of BAA Training came to our place,...