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EASA Qualified FSTDs – What Are They?

2022-01-03

Almost every future pilot uses at least one of the FSTD devices at some point in their training. The abbreviation stands for “flight simulation training devices.” It is an umbrella term for various equipment used to simulate flights during pilot training. The FSTD concept encompasses full flight simulators (FFSs), flight training devices (FTDs), flight navigation procedures trainers (FNPTs), and basic instrument training devices (BITDs). Full Flight Simulator (FFS) An FFS is the most widely used training device in pilot training and the most advanced and in terms of its design and functionality. FFS training constitutes practicing in a highly innovative virtual environment for completing Type Rating, recurrent training and licence proficiency checks. Completely accurate replication of...

BAA Training and ENAC Have Developed a Mutual Training Program

2021-11-02

BAA Training, one of the top three leading aviation training academies in Europe, and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the only aviation-oriented university in France, have signed an agreement and developed a BAA Training - ENAC mutual training program, covering Ab Initio and advanced training. With a proven track record of two-year collaboration, the companies are eager to foster their synergies further and establish long-term business relationships.  Marijus Ravoitis, CEO at BAA Training, says: „By signing this agreement, we are further taking steps towards making our strategic partnership stronger. BAA Training will aim to enhance its capacities to reach and...

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5 Things to Know Before Taking Virtual Pilot Training

2021-10-14

In the modern world, where an increasing number of industries, including aviation, start appreciating the power of technology, studying pilot theory online becomes possible and even advisable. However, before signing up for a virtual training course, make sure you know what exactly is in it, how the process will look, and what credit it will give you. In other words, make sure you don’t “follow the trend” but put your preferred learning style and expectations to the forefront instead. Below please find some food for thought regarding training via the BAA Virtual environment that’ll become available from February 2022. It is...

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BAA Training Is the First ATO to Launch a New Virtual Training Concept

2021-09-30

Highlights: BAA Training is the first ATO to launch a highly innovative virtual training concept across the entire organization, allowing students and pilots to undertake aviation training remotely. BAA Training will launch a new online training infrastructure – the BAA Virtual platform – to make various training programs and courses available in the interactive and user-friendly virtual environment. The first training segment to become available via BAA Virtual will be a series of Ab Initio training programs. BAA Training, a part of Avia Solutions Group (ASG), is the first ATO to launch a highly innovative virtual training concept across the entire...

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BAA Training Starts Cooperating with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy

2021-09-15

Highlights: BAA Training has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy, pursuing the goal to transform it into an EASA standard approved training organization (ATO). BAA Training and Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy will write a joint CPL training program by the end of 2021, and in 2022, accept the first students shortlisted together following BAA Training’s methodology. Within a five years term, more than 200 pilots will be prepared under the joint CPL program. BAA Training, an EASA standard ATO that operates training centres in Lithuania, Vietnam, Spain and plans to establish one in France in the...

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BAA Training Appoints Marijus Ravoitis As Its New CEO

2021-07-26

Highlights: BAA Training appoints a new CEO – Mr. Marijus Ravoitis. Egle Vaitkeviciute progresses within the ASG group, stepping into a new role of Strategic Advisor for BAA Training. The role changes triggered by the active expansion BAA Training is implementing in European, Asian and other prospective markets come into effect on the 3rd of August, 2021. BAA Training is pleased to announce the confirmation of Marijus Ravoitis as a new CEO of the company, who will supervise all its business operations globally. Egle Vaitkeviciute steps away as a CEO and progresses her career taking a more advanced role as a...

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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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Forward-looking Plans of Avia Repair Co

2021-07-13

The newly established maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Avia Repair Co based at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Spain, will start its operations shortly. BAA Training is its founder and anchor client, but a more expanded customer and service portfolio are expected to follow over the next years. Initially, Avia Repair Co will be serving BAA Training‘s fleet of 22 aircraft – 11 single-engine Tecnam P2002, 2 multi-engine Tecnam P2006 and 9 single-engine Cessna 172. Meanwhile, Goncalo Antonio Nunes Penedo, appointed Director at Avia Repair Co, has agreed to share its vision and short-term and long-term goals. Avia Repair Co has...

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BAA Training is One of the First in Europe to Implement Area 100 KSA

2021-02-24

BAA Training is one of the first aviation training centers in Europe to start Ab Initio pilot training with integrated Area 100 KSA. The acronym stands for „Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes“ and represents a philosophy in initial pilot training focusing on competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) instead of factual knowledge training. While gaining particular importance in the aviation field, this paradigm allows students to develop appropriate ICAO core competencies during the ground training and apply theoretical knowledge through practical exercises. Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training, says: „Despite the challenges posed by the virus, BAA Training has strategically reinforced focus on quality...

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Private Pilot Can Reduce Flight Expenses by Sharing Costs

2021-01-14

Although piloting for commercial purposes and earning profit is out of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) scope, there are other financial prerogatives a private pilot might want to consider. According to EASA, it is fully legal to share flight costs with passengers in non-complex aircraft having no more than six people on board. This way, a pilot can alleviate their financial burden (but not eliminate) as they do not have to be the only one covering flight expenses: fuel, rental fee, airfield chares, etc. EU Regulation says yes to cost sharing The cost sharing conditions for private flights (and their evolution) are reflected in the EU regulation. It...

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