Installation of A320 FFS at the brand new BAA Training Spain

Brand-new BAA Training Spain Starts Its Operations


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 the largest and highly innovative aviation training center in Southern Europe, catering to the demanding airlines’ pilot training needs and the upcoming recovery of aviation.“

About Airbus A320ceo FFS

The state-of-the-art Airbus A320ceo FFS manufactured by CAE is suited to meet the specific needs of carriers and is certified according to EASA requirements. It has the latest innovative Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering pilots an authentic visual feel. The device is also fully suited for completing the Upset Prevention Recovery Training.

A320 FFS installation process at the brand-new BAA Training Spain; photo: BAA Training

Equipment expansion plans

No later than 2021, a total of 5 more simulators, in addition to the Airbus A320ceo, will be added. They will represent 2 FFSs and 3 FTD Level 2 devices:

  • Boeing B737 NG FFS in Q1 2021
  • Boeing B737 MAX FFS in Q2 2021
  • A320 CEO FTD Level 2 in Q3 2021
  • B737 MAX FTD Level 2 in Q4 2021
  • B737 NG FTD Level 2 in Q4 2021

The modern facility has room for 11 simulator bays in total, making it the biggest aviation training center in Southern Europe. After the first expansion stage with six simulators in place, BAA Training Spain will be increasing the complexity of its go-to-market strategy and adding more equipment.

Cost-cutting opportunity for airlines

For the first time in the company’s history, BAA Training Spain introduces a new cost-efficient opportunity to complete approximately 50% of the Type Rating program on an FTD Level 2 instead of an FFS. This possibility will save airlines up to 40% of their financial resources for each hour on the substitutional device.

„It is an attractive alternative for customers interested in meeting rigorous regulatory requirements and at the same time allocating less budget for pilot training. This is especially relevant now as the airline industry has suffered a profound decline,“ comments Aurimas Urbonas, Managing Director at BAA Training Spain.

BAA Training Spain Training centre, photo: BAA Training

El-Prat airport – dominant international gateway

A modern BAA Training Spain training center is just 10 minutes away from El-Prat, the dominant international gateway to Barcelona and the second busiest airport in Spain (52,686,314 passengers in 2019). The airport is a central hub, and Barcelona is a focus destination for many European airlines. BAA Training Spain’s simulator center will be a convenient and cost-effective choice for carriers seeking steady recovery after the pandemic. It can deliver 44,000 simulator hours and ensure recurrent training for 4,300 pilots annually.

We use cookies and other similar technologies to help provide our Services, to advertise to you and to analyse how you use our Services and whether advertisements are being viewed. We also allow third parties to use tracking technologies for similar purposes. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. To learn more, Read More.

Necessary Cookies

Always enabled

These cookies are necessary for our website to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms or where they’re essential to provide you with a service you have requested. You cannot opt-out of these cookies. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but if you do, some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site, which helps us optimize your experience. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to use your data in this way.
Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Save & Accept