A320 FTD RFT965x545

First Airbus A320 FTD Level 2 at BAA Training Spain in Barcelona

2022-03-29

A new state-of-the-art Airbus A320 Flight Training Device (FTD) Level 2 is ready for training at BAA Training Spain. It is one of a few devices of this kind in Europe with Level 2 certification. It offers high-fidelity training functionality: the cockpit, visual system, and software are identical to a full flight simulator (FFS), except it does not have a hydraulic motion system. 

The FTD guarantees more attractive training prices for customers when it replaces the FFS to complete MCC, JOC and other training.

Managing Director of BAA Training Spain, Aurimas Urbonas, says: “By introducing an FFS and FTD equipment mix, we are providing our corporate and individual customers with an opportunity to use their budget allocated to the training much more efficiently. They can now book additional training hours to hone their pilot skills, surpassing the EASA requirements. Many airlines face an issue that their pilots who have temporarily been out of the flight deck start losing their competencies. The FTD device offers a streamlined solution to help them recover their skills quickly.”

Apart from MCC and JOC, parts of Type Rating can be completed on FTD Level 2. BAA Training plans to utilize this device for conducting up to 20% of Type Rating initially, which will potentially be extended to 50% in the future. This equipment will also be used for Recurrent training and other courses under OM-D later on.

BAA Training Spain currently operates the following simulators: Airbus A320ceo, Airbus A320ceo/neo, Boeing 737 MAX and A320 FTD Level 2 device. An additional Boeing 737 MAX FTD Level 2 will be delivered to the Spanish facility in May 2022.

In total, eight FTD Level 2 simulators are planned to be delivered and put into service across different BAA Training locations: in Lithuania, Vietnam, Spain and France.

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