BAA Training becomes ENAC partner for pilot training

BAA Training becomes ENAC partner for pilot training

2019-12-05

BAA Training one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), internationally recognized as the leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe, joins forces to prepare professional pilots. According to the agreement, BAA Training becomes a partner for ATPL Integrated theoretical training provided to ENAC students. ENAC providing a broad of range aeronautics and aviation training is also known for its training of ATPL and MPL pilots for airlines including Air France, Transavia, China Eastern, China Southern, Lao Airline, Oman Air and Royal Air Maroc and prepares 180 Airline pilots and...

BAA Training expands its Ab Initio school

2019-11-28

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, announces expanding its Ab Initio flight school. Currently operating in Lithuania and Spain, the Academy adds one more flight base in Spain and expands its training infrastructure. Providing Ab Initio training since 2009, and collaborating with major airlines for cadet training programs since 2016, BAA Training currently has over 310 students at its Ab Initio school. Last year, in addition to the headquarters flight base in Lithuania, the Academy opened its first flight base at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Spain. The expansion and development of the new...

Mandatory training to prevent upsets and recover from unexpected situations

Mandatory training to prevent upsets and recover from unexpected situations

2019-11-27

At the end of this year airline pilots will be required to undergo additional training. Commission Regulation (EU) introduced new requirements for upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT). All pilots studying for new ATPLs and pilots undergoing their first type rating course in multi-pilot operations, will be required to undergo the new Advanced UPRT course FCL.745.A. On-aircraft UPRT training will become mandatory by the end of this year, from the 20th of December 2019. What is UPRT? It is an acronym that stands for Upset Prevention Recovery and Training and constitutes a combination of theoretical knowledge and flying training with the aim...

Did You Know That Airbus Aircraft Have Identical Flight Decks?

2019-11-22

According to aviation regulations, it is forbidden for passengers to visit the pilot cockpit during a flight. However, aviation fans might have this opportunity. Everyone, who has visited different types of Airbus aircraft, has noticed that all of these aircraft decks made them feel as if they were on the same aircraft. And actually, they are right – Airbus flight decks are nearly identical. The cockpits are the same across all Airbus aircraft since all Airbus aircraft production today features the same cockpit layout. Thus, all the controls and even the handling procedures and qualities are the same. It is a...

How close can a plane fly to another aircraft?

Did You Know How close can a plane fly to another aircraft?

2019-11-11

If you are a frequent traveller who enjoys a window seat, you might have noticed other aircraft while in air. Flying in the crowded skies over Europe or North America, it is quite common to see other aircraft whizzing past, either above or below. Have you ever wondered how close to each other can aircraft fly? The distance between two flying commercial aircraft may vary at different flight phases and at a different altitude ─ during a takeoff and landing or at cruise altitude. This vertical and horizontal aircraft separation is under control of the specific aviation regulations and may vary...

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?

2019-11-05

290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on statista.com. Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let's take a step back. To prepare a new generation of pilots, the industry has to have a sufficient amount of professional instructors, who are currently already in high demand. So why is it worth becoming an instructor? Get paid to fly Not many people in the world can say they earn their living by pursuing their passion,...

APS MCC: Why Could It Help a Pilot to Pass Airline Assessment?

APS MCC: Why Could It Help a Pilot to Pass Airline Assessment?

2019-10-29

Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course is an enhanced version of the standard MCC course. The aim of the APS MCC is to not only provide future pilots with relevant qualification but also to develop certain competencies necessary for a pilot to perform more effectively. In 2013/2014 it was identified that 50% of newly-qualified pilots holding a CPL, frozen ATPL theoretical exams, ME/IR and a standard MCC course fail during initial assessments while applying for a job at a European airline. These statistics triggered an immediate reaction from the regulatory authorities. It became apparent to both EASA and the industry, in general, that there...

25th of October ceremony of BAA Training China construction of a six full flight simulator aviation training centre.

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

2019-10-25

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...

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

2019-10-01

116 years have passed since the first powered flight was performed by aviation pioneers the Wright brothers, who made the fixed-wing powered flight possible. Since then, aviation has developed into an enormous global industry with more than 225,000 daily flights (record beating number on July 24, 2019). In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on 46.1 million flights. Despite the extreme expansion, aviation is the safest type of public transport with continuous improvements in safety.  Human factor mistakes causing flight accidents are not new; however, it took a while for the market to take it into the spotlight. Therefore, aviation training...

Wizz Air Heads Towards Major Goals Through Lowest Fares in Europe

2019-09-30

Most European passengers associate Wizz Air with low fares and popular destinations. And for a reason. Wizz Air revealed targeting an ambitious growth plan, dubbed W300.  Wizz Air is one of the biggest and, at the same time, one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in Europe. The airline was established in 2004 and through its launch year succeeded in carrying 0.7 million passengers. Now, after 15 years of operations, Wizz Air serves 700+ routes to 151 destinations and by the end of 2019 targets to have 40 million travellers carried by their distinctive Airbus aircraft. Wizz Air competes with the biggest carriers in Europe and there is no...