Latest News

See the latest news and updates from and about BAA Training and discover some interesting facts about aviation.

Latest News

See the latest news and updates from and about BAA Training and discover some interesting facts about aviation.

1 Oct

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

116 years have passed since the first powered flight was performed by aviation pioneers the Wright brothers, who made the fixed-wing powered flight possible. Since then, aviation has developed into an enormous global industry with more than 225,000 daily flights (record beating number on July 24, 2019). In 2018, 4.3 billion passengers flew safely on 46.1 million flights. Despite the extreme expansion, aviation is the safest type of public transport with continuous improvements in safety.  Human factor mistakes causing flight accidents are not new; however, it took a while for the market to take it into the spotlight. Therefore, aviation training...

Airbus turns 50
26 Aug

Airbus Turns 50: From Idea to World-Wide Aviation Market Leader

“We Make It Fly”, states Airbus as this is the company’s official slogan. It is not only a statement – Airbus lives up to it. This year one of the leaders in designing, manufacturing and delivering aircraft and aerospace products, services and solutions is celebrating their 50th anniversary. It is a perfect occasion for a brief portrait of the company, which has grown into one of the aviation giants globally. It all started with a bold vision It was time just after the Second World War when everyone in Europe aimed to build planes but no company had resources to start plane...

HNCA and ASG JV
19 Aug

Avia Solutions Group and HNCA Signs $60M (€53M) Worth Contract

Avia Solutions Group, a global aviation aviation-servicing holding and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed a Joint Venture agreement, which marks the start of establishment of new entity BAA Training China. Being a part of Avia Solutions Group, BAA Training together with HNCA will operate a commercial aircraft aviation-training center in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) in order to become a prime choice aviation-training provider for China based airlines. BAA Training is delivering its 20 years of experience in pilot and cabin crew training services and solutions together with its IT, sales, marketing, quality control solutions to Chinese...

30 Jul

A320: From CEO to NEO

1984 is the year to remember. Every Airbus fan knows the day when the Airbus A320 was launched. Air France was the first Airbus customer to operate this type of aircraft in 1988. A320 family aircraft fly on every continent and it is often a top-choice around the globe from low-cost carriers to full-service airlines due to its flexibility. A320 can take passengers probably anywhere – from short runway urban environments to remote high-altitude airports. Airbus A320 became one of the leading aircraft due to several reasons and one of them is related to the high adoption of advanced solutions. At...

BAA Training Vietnam
30 Jul

Brand new aviation training centre in Vietnam is ready to open

BAA Training Vietnam – a European standard aviation training provider announces the completion of the construction of a brand new modern aviation training centre in Ho Chi Minh city. 3000-square-meter, strategically located 18km from the airport training facility is designed to accommodate 4 full flight simulators and fulfil the need of the professional aviation training in the region. The brand new training centre has spacious studying and briefing rooms, a VIP lounge and in-house accommodation solution. The newly-built modern training centre will start providing operations with Airbus A320 pilot training as the brand new state-or-the-art Airbus A320ceo full flight simulator (FFS)...

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket
25 Jun

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket

Nowadays, almost everything is readily accessible through smart devices connected to the internet. Learning new content has become just a few finger taps away. Aviation training is not an exception of any other type of learning – pilots, cabin crew, fight dispatchers, aircraft technicians and other aviation professionals can choose distance learning courses to upgrade their qualification and knowledge without spending hours in the training centre classroom. Due to active lifestyle and non-stop travelling this type of studying offers a lot of advantages. What are they? Modern training solutions Today smart deployment of resources is the key to success in the highly...

BAA Training to invest into expansion of its global FFS fleet
30 May

BAA Training to invest into expansion of its global FFS fleet

With the continuous news on airlines dealing with a global pilot shortage BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe and part of Avia Solutions Group, announces about the plans to expand its full flight simulators’ fleet with 6 additional units in Europe and Asia. Preliminary investments may reach 60M Euros. With more than 100 scheduled airlines, a network of over 400 airports and 60 air navigation service providers, air transport makes a key contributor to the European economy.  Europe holds 34% of the global air traffic and according to Boeing projections it will...

27 May

Pilot-hungry airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to this, the number of cancelled domestic flights in Australia reached 10,808 last year. Flybe, European regional airline based in England, cancelled 10 flights at the beginning of April. Therefore, at the same time low-cost airline Ryanair, which operates over 1,800 routes and owns a fleet of...

30 Apr

Pilot fatigue: can you beat your body clock?

The new EASA  (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on "Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)" revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits of what is legally allowed. Moreover, fatigue in Europe’s cockpits has become an every-day and growing reality. It is estimated that pilot fatigue contributes to 15-20% of all fatal air accidents related to human error. Pilot and flight crew fatigue has been a topic of...

8 Apr

BAA Training and Avion Express announce MPL training

BAA Training one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe announces the launch of MPL training program by signing the partnership agreement with Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world. According to the agreement, Avion Express pilots are to start MPL training this August and will be ready to operate as F/O in 18 months from then. The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilot of a multi-engine multi-pilot turbine-powered air transport aeroplane under VFR and IFR and to obtain...