BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, has announced the acquisition of three new full flight simulators from CAE. Under the agreement, BAA Training is procuring two Airbus A320 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators (FFSs) and one Boeing 737NG CAE 7000XR Series FFS. The full-flight simulators will be equipped with the latest innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism.
The first Airbus A320 simulator will be deployed in Vilnius, Lithuania in July 2018, the Boeing B737 NG will start operating in October 2018. Yet another Airbus A320 full-flight simulator will be housed in a new training centre facility of BAA Training in Asia, which is due to start its operations by the end of 2018.
“To cater to the demand for aviation training of local regional market and CIS countries, we are further expanding our capacities at the headquarters. By the acquisition of new training equipment we are making strategic moves to offer our clients from Lithuania and the neighbouring countries a favourable training location and the infrastructure of the highest standards,” comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO of BAA Training.
According to E. Vaitkeviciute, the acquisition of the simulators comes at a time of a significant growth of regional airlines, thus the Academy will be able to put the comprehensive training provided to their pilots with the latest technology on fast track.
In order to respond to the growing needs of type rating training caused by an increasing number of Ab Initio school students at BAA Training, the Academy is planning to acquire more full-flight simulators by 2022 to position the aviation training services delivered by the company for long-term success on the market.
Due to this acquisition, BAA Training will operate four full-flight simulators in Lithuania and one in Asia making over 90 full-flight simulators available for BAA Training clients through the partner network in total.
About BAA Training:
BAA Training is one of the biggest European standard aviation training centres, where the experience of tailored training solutions is wrapped in personal care. Its people are united by the passion for aviation and a desire to ensure efficient training solutions for both pilots and airlines.
With the headquarters in Lithuania, Europe, BAA Training is present almost all over the world with representative offices in Bangkok, Belgrade, Sharjah, Jakarta, London, Miami, Moscow, Tallinn and Warsaw. In addition to the training base in HQ, it is able to offer training solutions for over 15 types of aircraft in more than 90 Full Flight Simulators in 30 locations in Europe, North and South Americas, Africa and Asia.
Almost 700 pilots flew close to 30,000 hours on FFSs in 2016 and acquired Type Rating at BAA Training. Cadet Pilot programmes with 4 airlines were established in 2016, too.
BAA Training is a member of the Avia Solutions Group family – an international, publicly traded aviation holding company with over 20 subsidiaries worldwide.
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