FSTDs

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 Virtual

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...

Pilot Peer Support Program

The rationale behind Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-31

Dr. Ries Simons from the European Society of Aerospace Medicine said: “After extensive research and surveys, it has been proved beyond doubt that pilots are, in fact, only human.” Although pilots are often seen as “superhumans” who can cope with anything and remain calm and resilient to stressors, in reality, they can also suffer from various kinds of problems, just like other people. The Pilot Peer Support (PPSP) program aims to provide pilots with the tools and support needed to restore their mental well-being. At the heart of the program are trained pilot peers ready to help in a confidential and...

Pilot Peer Support Program

BAA Training Is the First ATO to Launch Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-14

Highlights: BAA Training is the first ATO to introduce a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) to improve pilots’‎ psychological well-being. The program complying with the highest standards set out by EASA has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Malta. Developed in cooperation with Avia Solutions Group’s‎ airlines, Avion Express and KlasJet, the program primarily aims to assist their pilots with expert peer support in times of need. Taking care of its students’ and flight instructors’ emotional well-being, BAA Training will shortly make the program available to them as well. BAA Training is the first ATO to launch a...

Women of aviation week

Director of TRTO Department Talks: Irina Ramancik

2021-03-10

An International Women’s Day on March 8 has smoothly transitioned into an entire week devoted to #womeninaviation. The Women of Aviation Week (WOAW) gives us a great opportunity to learn, celebrate and spread the news about women‘s accomplishments in the aviation industry. BAA Training is one of those organizations that value and maintain gender diversity in the workplace. The number of women working within our female-led company reaches almost 50%. In one way or another, our bright and ambitious women contribute to preparing competent pilots for the competitive market. Irina Ramancik, Director of TRTO Department at BAA Training, has agreed...

Area 100KSA BAA Training

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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