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BAA Training China: 40,000 flight training hours per year
25 Oct

BAA Training China: 40,000 flight training hours per year

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...

HNCA and ASG JV
1 Aug

Avia Solutions Group and HNCA Signs $60M (€53M) Worth Contract

Avia Solutions Group, a global aviation aviation-servicing holding and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed a Joint Venture agreement, which marks the start of establishment of new entity BAA Training China. Being a part of Avia Solutions Group, BAA Training together with HNCA will operate a commercial aircraft aviation-training center in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) in order to become a prime choice aviation-training provider for China based airlines. BAA Training is delivering its 20 years of experience in pilot and cabin crew training services and solutions together with its IT, sales, marketing, quality control solutions to Chinese...

BAA Training Vietnam
30 Jul

Brand new aviation training centre in Vietnam is ready to open

BAA Training Vietnam – a European standard aviation training provider announces the completion of the construction of a brand new modern aviation training centre in Ho Chi Minh city. 3000-square-meter, strategically located 18km from the airport training facility is designed to accommodate 4 full flight simulators and fulfil the need of the professional aviation training in the region. The brand new training centre has spacious studying and briefing rooms, a VIP lounge and in-house accommodation solution. The newly-built modern training centre will start providing operations with Airbus A320 pilot training as the brand new state-or-the-art Airbus A320ceo full flight simulator (FFS)...

29 Jul

Being an MPL pilot at Avion Express

Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world, has recently announced the launch of MPL training program by signing the partnership agreement with BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe. Today we are talking to Stasys Viltrakis, Vice President Flight Operations at Avion Express. Mr. Viltrakis will help us to get into some details regarding the requirements for an MPL candidate, find out the main values and sneak a look at the future plans of Avion Express. How was the need for MPL training born? The global airline industry is growing rapidly due to...

BAA Training new logo
25 Jun

BAA Training redesigned its logo

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, introduces aviation community with its redesigned logo. The changes in the company’s identity have been triggered by the continuous growth and geographical expansion of the company. Started in 2006 as Baltic Aviation Academy, the company outgrew the Baltic States market boarders in terms of provided services and in 2015 changed its name to BAA Training. Today the company announces its visual identity updates. BAA Training logo is inspired by the plane as the logo mark of the capital letters “BAA” is an abstract expression of the aircraft...

30 May

BAA Training to invest into expansion of its global FFS fleet

With the continuous news on airlines dealing with a global pilot shortage BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe and part of Avia Solutions Group, announces about the plans to expand its full flight simulators’ fleet with 6 additional units in Europe and Asia. Preliminary investments may reach 60M Euros. With more than 100 scheduled airlines, a network of over 400 airports and 60 air navigation service providers, air transport makes a key contributor to the European economy.  Europe holds 34% of the global air traffic and according to Boeing projections it will...

15 May

BAA Training to Train Turkish Airlines Pilots

Turkish Airlines, one of the top airlines in the world, has signed a contract with BAA Training for a Cadet training program. One of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centers in Europe, BAA Training, is proud to announce that it will deliver training to almost 300 cadets for the airline in 3.5 years. Having one of Europe's youngest fleets with an average age of 8,2 years, Turkish Airlines has a total of 335 aircraft, of which 224 are narrow, 88 are wide bodies, and 23 are freighter. To operate the current fleet, the number of which is set to...

8 Apr

BAA Training and Avion Express announce MPL training

BAA Training one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe announces the launch of MPL training program by signing the partnership agreement with Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world. According to the agreement, Avion Express pilots are to start MPL training this August and will be ready to operate as F/O in 18 months from then. The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilot of a multi-engine multi-pilot turbine-powered air transport aeroplane under VFR and IFR and to...

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...

Boeing 737 NG FFS
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...

Boeing 737 NG FFS
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...