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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...

2021 – Groundbreaking Year for BAA Training

2022-01-07

 2021 was a year of hope, new plans and emerging recovery for all aviation industry players. For BAA Training, it was full of change, pride, challenges and achievements. We were planning and implementing a growth strategy, doing a lot of handshakings marking new partnerships and immersing ourselves in innovative technologies bringing pilot education at BAA Training to the next level. It indeed promised new heights in 2022. “Amid aviation recovery, BAA Training invests in innovative training solutions and confidently creates new businesses since its primary goals are the pursuit of excellence and international growth. We position ourselves as a high-standard, rapidly...

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Brand-New B737 MAX Full Flight Simulator Is Ready for Training at BAA Training Spain

2021-11-23

The brand-new Boeing 737 MAX full flight simulator (FFS) is now ready for training at BAA Training Spain, near Barcelona-El Prat Airport. The simulator manufactured by L3Harris Technologies guarantees high fidelity pilot training experience while maintaining high degrees of reliability and maintainability. Managing Director at BAA Training Spain, Aurimas Urbonas, says: „At BAA Training Spain, we continue delivering quality and accommodating the demand of commercial airlines and aviation professionals. Incorporating the B737 MAX full flight simulator is yet another step to offer better variety and convenience to our customers. Compared to more than 200 B737NG simulators globally, approximately three dozen B737...

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BAA Training secures €31 million financing for its global expansion

2021-07-22

One of the leading independent aviation training companies - BAA Training - today has announced it will be getting financing for its global expansion provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF) and US Apple Bank for Savings. Two companies belonging to Avia Solutions Group (ASG) - BAA Training and ASG Asset Management - were involved in signing the historic agreements with the leading financial institutions. The €31 million worth deal is one of the most significant agreements for the Lithuania-based company throughout its existence. It will facilitate the acquisition of 10 new simulators used for aviation training manufactured by L3Harris Technologies: Two...

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BAA Training Spain Starts Pilot Training with an Airbus A320 FFS

2021-04-06

The first state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS is ready for training in a brand-new pilot training centre BAA Training Spain located in Barcelona, 10 minutes away from El-Prat airport. The Airbus A320 operational readiness, in fact, signifies that pilot training operations are ready to begin.   Managing Director of BAA Training Spain, Aurimas Urbonas, says: “We are delighted to announce that with the first Airbus A320 full flight simulator ready for training we are now all set to offer world-class pilot training. We embark on the next phase of the training centre’‎s operation and demonstrate our commitment to accomodating various pilot needs in...

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...

New Managing Director Appointed To Lead BAA Training Spain

2020-12-04

New Managing director Aurimas Urbonas appointed to lead BAA Training Spain – a modern six simulator aviation training center near Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport set to accommodate various pilot training needs: wet and dry full flight simulators lease services, type rating training, and more. New Managing Director will develop and execute the training center’s strategic objectives and drive its organizational success. “I am delighted to announce Aurimas Urbonas has been appointed as a Managing Director of BAA Training Spain. The launch of the largest BAA Training branch is of critical importance to us, and over the 5 years of...

BAA Training Selects L3Harris Technologies to Enhance Pilot Training Device Mix

2020-10-12

L3Harris Technologies has been selected by BAA Training to supply eight new flight training devices (FTDs) to further support BAA Training’s expansion program. L3Harris will install the eight new FTDs at BAA Training’s locations across Europe and Asia from 2021. The agreement builds on the purchase of full flight simulators (FFS) announced in March 2020. The eight FTDs are for a combination of A320, 737 MAX and 737 NG aircraft. All devices will be certified to European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Level 2 and provide a realistic training environment incorporating an enclosed cockpit, visual system and aircraft specific controls. The devices...

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