Motivation: Necessary Personal Trait for Every Single Pilot

2020-06-19

Enthusiasm, wanting, desire, interest, determination. All these are the synonyms to motivation - the fundamental reason why a person decides something or behaves in a particular way. And all these are the primary reasons behind someone's choice to become a pilot. Almost every experienced aviator could confirm that behind happy flying hides a long story of dreams and motivation. Commercial pilot training is a rather challenging and very intense path. Almost two years of studying, studying and one more time studying. With some rest, of course. But who can come out of this period satisfied and happy if not a motivated person? The...

Pilot’s Recency: Two Possible Scenarios after Aviation Takes off

2020-05-11

The entire aviation industry is impatiently waiting until travel restrictions are eased, borders opened and aircraft lifted from the ground for long-awaited flights. The return would be slow and airlines' operations would be re-launched gradually. Nevertheless, still a significant number of pilots will be required to be ready to get back to their duties immediately after aviation is given the green light to take off. And 'ready' does not mean only dusting off the uniforms and polishing Ray-Ban sunglasses. First of all, 'ready' means that pilots need to be in an excellent professional shape with their skills brushed up. Pilot Recency: What Does...

Recurrent Training and Checks: What Do You Know About It?

2020-04-28

Aviation is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Meanwhile pilots are among the very few professionals that are required to do repeated training as well as complete regular and rigorous examinations to maintain the existing skills and develop new ones.  Prior to becoming an airline pilot, a person has to go through many training stages that in total can take up to two years of intensive education. However, the issue of a licence and relevant certificates does not mean that there would be no more training. Training it is a faithful companion of each pilot throughout the entire...

Why Is It Worth Doing Online Pilot Assessment Now?

2020-04-24

Would you agree that for the last couple of months the words online, e-learning, e-training, distance support, etc., have become the cornerstone of living in quarantine? The basic outdoor activities have been limited up to several clicks and meetings via platforms enabling virtual communication. But what about aviation? What about pilot training? What about pilots' assessment? Is it over? Has the process been halted until aircraft are lifted from the ground? Aviation is going through the unprecedented times, indeed. However, the industry is quickly adapting to new reality and new standards, where possible. For example, did you know that the planemaker Airbus...

Women In the Pilot Cockpit

2020-03-06

Women are confidently stepping into a cockpit. However, this is not a Hollywood film scene. Female pilots are breaking the stereotype that a pilot profession is an exclusively male one. According to the statistics, female pilots only amount to slightly over 5 per cent of the total number of pilots. Nowadays, airlines are facing a pressuring issue of a pilot shortage; therefore, they are encouraging gender equality, initiating programs, establishing scholarships and employing various motivation techniques to attract more women to choose this profession. Therefore, today’s aviation market tendencies are favourable to women who are considering pursuing to become a pilot. ‘BAA...

Aviation – Not Only for Men

2020-03-03

BAA Training joins Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) and invites ladies to discover pilot career opportunities open not only for men. According to global statistics, 9746 women are working as the first officers in the airlines worldwide and there are 2630 female captains. Female pilots represent just over 5% of all pilots in the world. There could be many more! For example, India is the world leader according to the number of women pilots with 12.41% female first officers and just 4.38% female captains flying for the airlines. Does the aviation industry need so many pilots? According to the annual Boeing...

BAA Training and L3Harris Technologies sign a multimillion-dollar deal

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest aviation training centres in Europe, and L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defence technology innovator, have signed a multimillion-dollar contract under which BAA Training will acquire nine RealitySeven full flight simulators. BAA Training becomes the first ever independent aviation training centre to make such a significantly sized order. Fulfilling its global expansion plan, BAA Training shall put into operation nine full flight simulators from both the Boeing and Airbus aircraft family, including Boeing 737NG, Airbus A320neo, and other types, in two phases. The first four full flight simulators are scheduled to be assembled,...

BAA Training Vietnam Introduces Second A320 FFS

2020-02-26

BAA Training Vietnam, a brand new aviation training centre located in Ho Chi Minh, announces expanding their training equipment. A state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo full flight simulator has been assembled and approved by Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to provide pilot training in Vietnam. A modern 3000-square-metre training centre opened doors in September of 2019 and with their first Airbus A320ceo full flight simulator started to provide pilot training for both airlines and independent pilots. As the first training device has already reached its full utilisation, the second, this time Airbus A320neo full flight simulator, is being introduced to the market. In...

BAA Training to start using unleaded aviation fuel

BAA Training to start using unleaded aviation fuel

2020-02-24

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, and Air BP, one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services, have signed an agreement expanding the cooperation. Air BP will supply Avgas 100LL aviation fuel to all BAA Training flight bases, as well as unleaded aviation fuel for BAA Training’s aircraft in Lleida-Alguaire and at other Spanish airports where it delivers its training activities. With this agreement, BAA Training is one of the first aviation academies in Southern Europe to use unleaded Avgas. The deal includes the bulk supply of UL91 –...

BAA Training to open biggest aviation training center in South Europe

BAA Training to open biggest aviation training center in South Europe

2020-01-29

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe announces further expansion in Spain. Being a global aviation training provider BAA Training chose the location and started the establishment of a training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. By establishing BAA Training Spain, the company is to open a 5300-square-meter modern training center with the brand new training equipment, classrooms, briefing rooms and a luxury lounge. According to the BAA Training representatives, BAA Training Spain is set to operate 7 full flight simulators by 2023, becoming the biggest training center in Southern Europe. As the building...