13 Jan

Additional Ground Handling Training services now available

Aviation Training Centre, Baltic Aviation Academy, which added ground handling training program to its wide range of services offered in December of 2013, is now expanding the program with additional services. Baltic Aviation Academy’s ground handling training programs are designed according to the IATA and EASA Ground Handling Training requirements. This assures that the training provided is optimized and harmonized with the safety standards for ground operations in all the regions. Starting in February of 2014, Baltic Aviation Academy will be offering additional Ground Handling Training services which will include: full range of training programs for all types of ground, passenger...

30 Dec

Destination – Captain

What is it like to hear airport noises even before you are born? For Neil Limbachia that gave a start for his passion and career. As Neil describes himself, he is a detail oriented person who is outgoing and enjoys meeting new people. Neil used that detail-oriented trait when spending 6 months researching type rating training schools. According to Neil, 6 months is a relatively short time to spend researching something that will eventually be shaping up your career. The top criteria that weighted Neil’s decision were how well is the training centre being valued in a region, former student reviews,...

15 Dec

Rare aviation accidents influence positive safety regulations

2013 in aviation has started with a lot of hopes and positive outlook. However, this time, we want to focus on the unfortunate, yet important events in the industry, which influenced the development of new rules and regulations and its implementation in the aviation training industry. This year was marked by a few unfortunate events which are hurtful to remember. A few of the catastrophic aviation events that happened were: SCAT Airlines Flight 760 in Kazakhstan, Lion Air Flight 904 in Indonesia, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco, Lao Airlines Flight 301 in Laos, and Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 in...

13 Dec

Baltic Aviation Academy ends the year with noticeable student growth

Baltic Aviation Academy, aviation training centre based in Vilnius (Lithuania) ends the year with a one and half time more students. According to the statistics comparing with data of 2012, academy experienced 65% growth of Type Rating Training Organization students and 43% percent growth of Ab Initio school students. During 2013, Ab Initio School received students from Lithuania, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Libya, Finland, Latvia, Tadzhikistan, Azerbaijan and Belarus. Therefore academy obtained Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer, two additional Tecnam 2002 JF and one Cesna 172 for flight training. In August, first Commercial Pilot License student group graduated and received Baltic Aviation Academy’s certificates...

22 Nov

Manual flight operations the relic of the 20th century?

Satellite navigators, digital autopilots, GPS navigators, synthetic-vision technology - safety increasing technological systems are at the at all-time high – but how does that reflect in actual flight safety? What are the reasons behind the accidents and is the technology friend or a foe? Autoflight systems are not the cause of the problem, but the amount of them used during the flight. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a new report stating that pilots, who rely on the automatic systems too much, may have poorer manual operations skills. In other words, the more new autoflight systems, designed for safety ensuring, are...

15 Nov

Pilot’s seat for less

The first student from Finland has recently joined the Ab-Initio school at Baltic Aviation Academy. Tomi Salonen took advantage of the opportunity to become a pilot in a much more economical way abroad and had his government sponsor it. Scandinavian countries have been known to provide free education and in addition to that, encourage students to acquire their degrees abroad by providing government study loans with small interest rates. According to Tomi Salonen, CPL modular student at Baltic Aviation Academy, education in Finland is free, however foreign educational institutions need to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Culture...

25 Oct

Baltic Aviation Academy to introduce MOMook at EATS 2013

On the 29 – 30th of October, aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy (Vilnius, Lithuania) will be participating at European Aviation Training Symposium (EATS) 2013 hosted in Berlin, Germany. During the exhibition, Baltic Aviation Academy representatives will introduce MOMook, newly developed, web-based aviation business and training management software. Baltic Aviation Academy together with SimHelp and MOMook representatives will present its products and discuss the relevant topics about evolving regulatory environments, performance based training, European experience in understanding human factors, updates on simulator technology developments, including Full Flight Simulators. ‘Throughout 2013, our centre has been steadily moving towards rapid expansion in both geographical...

23 Oct

Baltic Aviation Academy joins Lithuania – Malaysia Business Council

Aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy (Vilnius, Lithuania) becomes a member of Lithuania - Malaysia Business Council. The foundation was established under the auspices of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists to foster a strategic bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Lithuania. In the near future the visit of Malaysian representatives in Lithuania is planned. Baltic Aviation Academy takes initiative to invite the companies from aviation sector as national airlines and civil aviation administration to participate in this meeting. According to Boeing estimates, from year 2011 to 2030 the world will need 460,000 new pilots along with Asia-Pacific area accounting for 40% of...

1 Oct

Baltic Aviation Academy receives approved training organisation certificate under EASA

On 1st of October, aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy receives approved training organisation certificate under EASA which was issued by Lithuanian Civil Aviation Authority. Flight Training Organization and Type Rating Training Organization that were approved under JAR-FCL have become approved under Part-ORA. Pursuant to Commission Regulation, the Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Lithuania hereby certifies as a Part – ORA certified training organisation with the privilege to provide Part – FCL training courses, including the use of Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). ‘We strongly believe that this approval shows our training centre’s credibility ensuring that clients will receive nothing...

10 Sep

Baltic Aviation Academy examines pilot selection at APATS 2013

On the 17 – 18th of September, the aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy (Vilnius, Lithuania) will participate in Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (APATS) hosted in Bangkok, Thailand. Baltic Aviation Academy is set to take part not only in the exhibition but as well in conference by presenting topic entitled ‘Pilot selection: who should be responsible for that?’. The topic examines different perspectives on who should be responsible for pilot selection as well as difference between procedures and programs of pilot selection, the main pilot selection criterions, benefits and drawbacks of each option, pilot selection trends according to the current...