BAA Training, one of the TOP three leading independent aviation training providers in Europe expanding globally, a family member of Avia Solutions Group, leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide, has signed a partnership agreement with Air France under which BAA Training will be providing the French carrier with Airbus A320 Type Rating services.
Marijus Ravoitis, CEO of BAA Training, says, “We closely cooperate with dozens of airlines, including the largest industry players, which makes us fully aware of the challenges provoked by the aviation recovery. We look forward to strengthening our existing relationship with Air France and would like to thank them for their continued trust.
Fulfilling the agreement, BAA Training will prepare more than 170 pilots Type Rated on A320 for Air France. The students will be trained at BAA Training simulator centres in Barcelona, Spain and Vilnius, Lithuania, using both full flight simulators (FFS) and flight training devices (FTDs). Innovative developments, such as Virtual Reality technology and an FFS/FTD mix add complementary value to the training courses. The first pilot group begins training in September 2022.
BAA Training development in France
BAA Training expands its presence in the French aviation market by building a new simulator training centre near Paris in partnership with Transavia France, the low cost subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group. The new facility featuring 6 simulator bays will start operations in January 2023. Full flight simulators modeled on narrow-body aircraft – A320 and B737 – and the wide-body will join the fleet.
In addition, FTD Level 2 devices, Virtual Reality technology, and full-scope cabin crew training equipment, such as RFFT, Door trainers CEET, slide, etc., will extend the range of equipment available.
BAA Training has also launched an Ab Initio training program in cooperation with Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the only aviation-oriented university in France. This pilot training program is tailored to individual clients and the airlines.