25 Feb

Language of the sky

The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, even native English speakers have to learn it. What makes it so special? English for flight safety Aviation English has been the de facto international language of civil aviation since the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommended English to be universally used for “international aeronautical radiotelephony communications”...

Competency-based Pilot Training
20 Feb

BAA Training Adopts Competency-based Pilot Training

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, becomes one of the first training providers to add a new non-technical module into its training syllabus – NTS training. With this module pilot training moves away from factual knowledge training toward competency-based training. The academy prepared this program according to a new requirement from EASA to implement a new training course Area 100 KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes), which will be mandatory for every training provider from 2022. The need for non-technical training was born when a strong relationship between pilots and accidents was discovered. According to...

BAA_Training - Boeing737NG
10 Dec

BAA Training ends the year with doubled training capabilities

BAA Training, one of TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, announces receiving the second of the two additional full flight simulators acquired in 2018. Airbus A320 FFS has already been assembled and is ready for training at BAA Training headquarters in Vilnius. With the current addition, the aviation training academy doubles its type rating training capabilities as it operates 4 full flight simulators in total. Recently BAA Training has made an announcement about the brand new Boeing 737 Next Generation full flight simulator, which along with Airbus A320 FFS has been settled in the brand new, modern training...

30 Nov

BAA Training and Chinese HNCA to Open Pilot Training Centre

BAA Training, a subsidiary of Avia Solutions Group, a global aviation holding, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) announcing the start of cooperation for Henan-based Joint Venture aviation training company in People's Republic of China (PRC). As the experts forecast the tremendous need of commercial airline pilots, BAA Training and HNCA enter a mutual agreement to contribute to the aviation community preparing the highest quality aviation professionals. According to the CAAC the country’s civil aviation industry experiences an extreme growth: the annual flying time has soared to 10.5 million hours up from...

29 Oct

Artificial Intelligence Putting Roots in Aviation

The aviation industry is constantly striving to improve the way it works. To this end, it has begun using artificial intelligence (AI). Though the aviation industry is still in the early stage of AI adoption, some progress has already been made, as some leading carriers, training centers and aircraft manufacturers have started to invest in AI. One of the main spheres where the aviation sector is constantly trying to improve is pilot training. It’s not a surprise to anybody that teaching a future pilot is a long and intensive process, with ground school and certification tests. According to industry experts, AI...

BAA_Training - Boeing737NG
26 Sep

BAA Training Expands its Training Capability with New B737 NG FFS

BAA Training, one of the largest independent aviation training centers in Europe, is expanding training capabilities by adding a brand new Boeing 737 Next Generation full flight simulator to its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania. The brand new training device will be ready for training on 12th October and will add 7,300 hours of training per year. Also, it is going to expand the scope of type rating training equipment at BAA Training headquarters, where Boeing 737 Classic and Airbus 320 full flight simulators are already operating. The market price of this new full flight simulator varies from 9.5 to 10.5 million...

24 Sep

Say Goodbye To Radars And Welcome Satellites

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 prompted a giant, multinational and, therefore, the most expensive search in aviation history. Unfortunately, none of the passengers and crew members have been found since it disappeared in 2014. In order to eliminate blind spots and delays by optimizing flight paths and heights, last year Malaysia Airlines announced that all the airline’s aircraft will use up-to-the-minute aircraft tracking system, called Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B). What is it? Why is it needed? What are the main advantages of this system? Radars are not enough to track the aircraft Let’s start from the beginning. Typically, the world’s...

30 Jul

Cadet Type Rating Program: A Life Belt For Pilots Or For Airlines?

For those seeking a career in the skies, there is now a great opportunity to pursue their dreams. Recently, the market has been filled with positive news – pilot Cadet programs have appeared in the market. There was a time not so long ago when the aspiring future pilots had to pay for their training on their own. Unfortunately, the cost of training was a financial barrier for many of them. However, the market has recently been filled with sponsored Ab Initio Cadet programs, many of you have heard about. In addition, many airlines started to put many efforts by setting...

3 Jul

BAA Training Invests over 1.2M EUR into Ab Initio Training Equipment

BAA Training, one of the biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is expanding its Ab Initio flight school capacity by investing over 1.2M EUR into new learning material and equipment. Recently, the Academy has purchased 4 new aircraft, two Cessna 172 and two Tecnam T2002, which are expected to join the fleet currently consisting of 2 Cessna 172, 2 Tecnam P2006T and 9 Tecnam P2002JF aircraft. The brand new four aircraft are due to be delivered to BAA Training and arrive in Vilnius by the middle of July. Last year BAA Training used 8,000 hours for training students in the aircraft...

25 Jun

Growing Multicultural Competence in Aviation Academies

By its nature, aviation is a multicultural endeavour. Pilots fly in foreign space, transport passengers from different cultures, and work with a culturally diverse crew. Even the aircraft they fly is designed and built in different parts of the world. Different intercultural interactions in aviation happen every day. Therefore, in this field, growing your multicultural competence is a necessity. Thankfully, being able to adapt and function efficiently in a culturally diverse setting is a learnable attribute. There are a few ways to grow your multicultural competence: firstly, by attending mandatory Crew Recourse Management (CRM) courses. Aviation academies invest a significant amount...