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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...

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...

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!...

21 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. ...

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...

28 Nov

Cadet assessment – (no)ordinary job interview

Recently the market has been filled with positive news for those who see themselves in a pilot seat – pilot cadet programmes have returned into the market. Probably you won’t be wrong saying that a cadet programme is the fastest and most assuring way to become a pilot. Even though it may look as an easy way, it will still be a challenging one. Surprisingly challenges will start with the first steps – cadet assessment. So actually what is it and how to perform at your best? What to expect during Cadet assessment? The main purpose of the cadet assessment does not...

28 Nov

Farhad Ahmadov: I am lucky to get into private aviation

If you are thinking what aviation career path to choose, a job of business aviation pilot must cross your mind. As you may have noticed business aviation industry is climbing rapidly, as the collective world economy returns to strong growth. Global Business Aviation Outlook of 2017 shows that 8,300 new private jets will be delivered in the next 10 years. It is almost $249 billion investment, which will result in the delivery of 830 new aircraft annually and hundreds of job vacancies for pilots. Sounds promising, right? In addition to that, flying across the world at the controls of some of...

13 Nov

BAA Training acquires three new full-flight simulators from CAE

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, has announced the acquisition of three new full flight simulators from CAE. Under the agreement, BAA Training is procuring two Airbus A320 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators (FFSs) and one Boeing 737NG CAE 7000XR Series FFS. The full-flight simulators will be equipped with the latest innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. The first Airbus A320 simulator will be deployed in Vilnius, Lithuania in July 2018, the Boeing B737 NG will start operating in October 2018. Yet another Airbus A320 full-flight simulator will be housed in a...