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.

10 Dec

BAA Training ends the year with doubled training capabilities

BAA Training, one of TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, announces receiving the second of the two additional full flight simulators acquired in 2018. Airbus A320 FFS has already been assembled and is ready for training at BAA Training headquarters in Vilnius. With the current addition, the aviation training academy doubles its type rating training capabilities as it operates 4 full flight simulators in total. Recently BAA Training has made an announcement about the brand new Boeing 737 Next Generation full flight simulator, which along with Airbus A320 FFS has been settled in the brand new, modern training...

26 Nov

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the new wide-body aircraft. This means that the wide-body pilot demand is ascending too. Let’s look into the situation in the wide-body aircraft sector and what it means to be a pilot of the wide-body aircraft. Flight demand forecasts International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts 4.2% of annual passenger...

29 Oct

Artificial Intelligence Putting Roots in Aviation

The aviation industry is constantly striving to improve the way it works. To this end, it has begun using artificial intelligence (AI). Though the aviation industry is still in the early stage of AI adoption, some progress has already been made, as some leading carriers, training centers and aircraft manufacturers have started to invest in AI. One of the main spheres where the aviation sector is constantly trying to improve is pilot training. It’s not a surprise to anybody that teaching a future pilot is a long and intensive process, with ground school and certification tests. According to industry experts, AI...

26 Sep

BAA Training Expands its Training Capability with New B737 NG FFS

BAA Training, one of the largest independent aviation training centers in Europe, is expanding training capabilities by adding a brand new Boeing 737 Next Generation full flight simulator to its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania. The brand new training device will be ready for training on 12th October and will add 7,300 hours of training per year. Also, it is going to expand the scope of type rating training equipment at BAA Training headquarters, where Boeing 737 Classic and Airbus 320 full flight simulators are already operating. The market price of this new full flight simulator varies from 9.5 to 10.5 million...

24 Sep

Top 10 CV Tips to Secure a Successful Interview for a Job in Aviation

Recruitment specialists working in the aviation industry receive hundreds of CVs every week and spend less than 20 seconds scanning a CV before making the decision whether the applicant is suitable for the open job position. So how to impress them to get invited to the interview and land your dream job? 1. Carefully read the job advert Sounds like a simple and obvious thing. Nevertheless, employers get a lot of CVs from people who do not meet the requirements of the job position offered. Study the job advert very carefully before you apply. Make sure that you have all the qualification...

27 Aug

How to not Mess up at Your First Airline Job?

Getting your first professional job is something hard to describe in words. Anyone who has put effort in getting a certain qualification is looking forward to finally working as one. Sometimes this road appears to be long and both emotionally and physically exhausting. But when you finally get it… oh boy, you feel like you just have conquered the world and you finally are able to relax, right? Not really. Yes, you achieved something already, but you are entering the whole new world while opening your first job door. And guess what, there is a chance that you will fail....

30 Jul

Cadet Type Rating Program: A Life Belt For Pilots Or For Airlines?

For those seeking a career in the skies, there is now a great opportunity to pursue their dreams. Recently, the market has been filled with positive news – pilot Cadet programs have appeared in the market. There was a time not so long ago when the aspiring future pilots had to pay for their training on their own. Unfortunately, the cost of training was a financial barrier for many of them. However, the market has recently been filled with sponsored Ab Initio Cadet programs, many of you have heard about. In addition, many airlines started to put many efforts by setting...

25 Jun

Growing Multicultural Competence in Aviation Academies

By its nature, aviation is a multicultural endeavour. Pilots fly in foreign space, transport passengers from different cultures, and work with a culturally diverse crew. Even the aircraft they fly is designed and built in different parts of the world. Different intercultural interactions in aviation happen every day. Therefore, in this field, growing your multicultural competence is a necessity. Thankfully, being able to adapt and function efficiently in a culturally diverse setting is a learnable attribute. There are a few ways to grow your multicultural competence: firstly, by attending mandatory Crew Recourse Management (CRM) courses. Aviation academies invest a significant amount...

29 May

How to Get the Most out of Your Training Instructor

Being able to deploy your instructor as a resource and mentor should be very important to any student. But to a type rating student – it is essential. Your, as a pilot’s, future depends on the level of qualification and skills gained during the pilot training. How good are you going to be once it’s finished? And more importantly, what can be done by a student in order to achieve the best results? Even though your motivation and determination is important, let’s start from the basics – your instructor is your source of knowledge. And this simple equation – if you...