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B737 MAX Is an Excellent Choice for Any Airline

2021-08-05

A B737 MAX – one of the most advanced aircraft in history and also the most scrutinized – for the moment, is approved for flying almost everywhere in the world. Southwest has recently added 34 B737 MAX 7 orders for delivery in 2022, Ryanair upped its outstanding B737 MAX order by 75 in December 2020 and United Airlines expects a striking total of 380 B737 MAX jets. More airlines have followed or will be likely to follow a similar trend. But what is so special about the B737 MAX, and what advantages does it bring to an airline? Lower operating costs Powered...

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Forward-looking Plans of Avia Repair Co

2021-07-13

The newly established maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Avia Repair Co based at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Spain, will start its operations shortly. BAA Training is its founder and anchor client, but a more expanded customer and service portfolio are expected to follow over the next years. Initially, Avia Repair Co will be serving BAA Training‘s fleet of 22 aircraft – 11 single-engine Tecnam P2002, 2 multi-engine Tecnam P2006 and 9 single-engine Cessna 172. Meanwhile, Goncalo Antonio Nunes Penedo, appointed Director at Avia Repair Co, has agreed to share its vision and short-term and long-term goals. Avia Repair Co has...

Aircrews’ mental health crisis the repercussion of Covid-19

Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

2021-07-01

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed on pilots by the economic downturn, and is there any remedy? Let’s take a closer look at it in this article. Self-reported mental health In 2020, the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), researched the levels of stress, depression and anxiety among employees...

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New Chapter for Aviation: The Industry Is Recovering

2021-06-21

The pain from the Covid-19 crisis has been felt by all aviation industry players that were forced to take drastic measures, as layoffs, fleet cuts, restructuring, etc., to stay in the game. As a result, the pilot profession, which had always been a marvel, all of a sudden started raising more questions than giving answers. But the worst is behind us. The recovery profile, although diverse geographically, is taking place today already and is projected to continue with no further double dips.  Aviation resilience to crisis proved more than once While the current pandemic has been unprecedented for the industry and humankind in terms of...

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The rationale behind Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-31

Dr. Ries Simons from the European Society of Aerospace Medicine said: “After extensive research and surveys, it has been proved beyond doubt that pilots are, in fact, only human.” Although pilots are often seen as “superhumans” who can cope with anything and remain calm and resilient to stressors, in reality, they can also suffer from various kinds of problems, just like other people. The Pilot Peer Support (PPSP) program aims to provide pilots with the tools and support needed to restore their mental well-being. At the heart of the program are trained pilot peers ready to help in a confidential and...

Women of aviation week

Director of TRTO Department Talks: Irina Ramancik

2021-03-10

An International Women’s Day on March 8 has smoothly transitioned into an entire week devoted to #womeninaviation. The Women of Aviation Week (WOAW) gives us a great opportunity to learn, celebrate and spread the news about women‘s accomplishments in the aviation industry. BAA Training is one of those organizations that value and maintain gender diversity in the workplace. The number of women working within our female-led company reaches almost 50%. In one way or another, our bright and ambitious women contribute to preparing competent pilots for the competitive market. Irina Ramancik, Director of TRTO Department at BAA Training, has agreed...

Top 5 Things Airlines Look for in a Training Provider

2021-02-01

Pilots’ qualifications and where they are acquired determine many different things: the airline’s safety rating and reputation, the regulatory compliance level, their pilots’ job satisfaction level, and last but not least, the airline’s ability to cut costs without compromising the quality of purchased services. The article below outlines the top 5 most essential factors airlines pay attention to when choosing a Type Rating training provider. Cost-cutting opportunities for airlines Focusing on growth rather than on reducing expenses might be a more promising idea, provided that no “oddities” are happening in the market in the meantime. However, at the times of uncertainty, such...

Installation of A320 FFS at the brand new BAA Training Spain

Brand-new BAA Training Spain Starts Its Operations

2021-01-29

The first brand-new Airbus A320ceo Full Flight Simulator (FFS) starts being assembled this week, which will mark the beginning of BAA Training Spain operations. After all of the preparational works and auditing procedures are finalized, the FFS will be ready for training in March this year. The first groups of Type Rating pilot students will start training in March/April 2021. Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training, says: “Despite the coronavirus has seriously challenged the aviation industry, and the implications make themselves felt, BAA Training is confidently moving towards fulfilling its business development and expansion strategy. BAA Training Spain’s goal is to become...

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Private Pilot Can Reduce Flight Expenses by Sharing Costs

2021-01-14

Although piloting for commercial purposes and earning profit is out of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) scope, there are other financial prerogatives a private pilot might want to consider. According to EASA, it is fully legal to share flight costs with passengers in non-complex aircraft having no more than six people on board. This way, a pilot can alleviate their financial burden (but not eliminate) as they do not have to be the only one covering flight expenses: fuel, rental fee, airfield chares, etc. EU Regulation says yes to cost sharing The cost sharing conditions for private flights (and their evolution) are reflected in the EU regulation. It...

Where to Have Boeing 737 MAX Training in Europe?

2020-08-27

Lifting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft off the ground, following the rigorous flight tests and re-certification stages, could be eventually spotted. However, prior to planes getting back in the air, what about training for pilots? Before the grounding of these aircraft took place, no separate simulator training for already 737 type-rated pilots was required. After doing type rating on the 737 NG simulator, it was enough to complete a computer-based course and pilots were ready to take a seat in the cockpit of MAX aircraft. In the beginning of 2020, therefore, Boeing has released a recommendation for all the pilots flying 737 MAX...