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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...

29 May

BAA Training to ensure all-year-round training with flight base in Spain

BAA Training the largest Central and Eastern Europe aviation training centre is expanding its flight base network. BAA Training Ab Initio school, currently handling more than 200 students, and having three aerodromes to conduct flight training, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with – Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Spain. Since 2016 actively working in partnership with Wizz Air, SmartLynx, Small Planet Airlines, Avion Express, Lao Skyway airlines and BayViet aviation school BAA Training provides aviation community with Cadet training solutions. At the moment Ab Initio school has 218 students from more 50 different countries. Their training is being conducted in 3 different...

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!...