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 May

Airbus A320 Family: 6 Striking Facts & Figures

Fly-by-wire technology, side-stick controls and cockpit commonality in commercial aircraft all together form a paradise called Airbus A320 Family. Nevertheless, in a world where freedom of choice and diversity of options are more available than ever, it’s easy to get lost. After all, besides Airbus, there’re many other successful aircraft manufacturers, such as Bombardier, ATR, Embraer and, obviously, the biggest Airbus’s rival - Boeing. Still, Airbus A320 Family is topping the rankings and has something exceptional to offer. Regardless of whether you are an A320 pilot, pilot to-be or are looking into Type Rating options, check the facts and figures...

22 Apr

8 Frequently Asked Questions about Type Rating

If you wonder whether Type Rating is indeed this magical phrase that separates a licenced pilot from taking a seat in the cockpit and starting a pilot career, the answer is - yes. Most probably now, what, when, where, how much, and other similar types of questions start coming up, which is ok. They usually spark gigantic debates between aviation enthusiasts. By the way, they do not necessarily reach a common conclusion on each point. We have summarized the most frequently asked questions to give you a hand in making your own conclusions and decisions regarding your Type Rating path.   1.     ...

Airbus A320 or Boeing 737
7 Apr

Which Type Rating to choose: Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?

You can already tell from the heading that the debate is not an easy one. The rivalry between the two dominant manufacturers is one of the most heated in the world. Each of the two aircraft has its strengths and weaknesses, turning a choice between Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 Type Rating training into a mind-breaker. And all of you will most probably have your own “recipe” for giving preference to one or another. Nonetheless, let’s analyze some of the most common factors that make pilots choose one of the two market leaders. Plane makers’ performance indicators As both Airbus and Boeing...

10 Feb

Boeing 737 MAX: Pilot Training Requirements

It is “the most scrutinized, most audited aircraft in history” – this is how Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, called the Boeing 737 MAX. In less than no time, the most demanded aircraft in history turned into an investigation object by aviation safety regulators worldwide. Almost two years of Boeing 737 MAX grounding, extensive works on design and software changes, collaborative and independent reviews, and finally, the type is cleared to fly in Brazil, Mexico, the USA, Canada, and just recently – in Europe. All of the regulators have unanimously claimed that no single pilot can return to operating Boeing 737...

30 Jul

New Pilot Training Centre in Spain to Welcome Boeing 737 MAX 8 Full Flight Simulator

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is going forward with expansion in Spain. A global aviation training provider is establishing  a 5300-square-meter training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. Notably, the new facility will become a home to Boeing 737 NG, Airbus A320ceo/neo and a new type for the company – Boeing 737 MAX 8 full flight simulator. The COVID-19 crisis has prompted dramatic re-evaluation and re-adjustment of plans, especially the ones related to expansion. Neverheless, BAA Training managed to open a brand new training centre in China this June and is...

16 Jun

BAA Training and HNCA Opens A Brand New Aviation Training Centre in China

The opening ceremony held on 14 June, 2020, marked the beginning of the activity of BAA Training China – a modern six full flight simulators‘ (FFS) aviation training centre. Following the Joint Venture (JV) agreement between Avia Solutions Group PLC (ASG), a global multi-service aviation holding, and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA), signed in July 2019, the companies have established the new BAA Training China training centre in Zhengzhou city, Henan province,  People‘s Republic of China. The brand new training centre is designed to provide the capacity of 40,000 flight hours per year and train approximately 4,000 lpilots....

11 May

Pilot’s Recency: Two Possible Scenarios after Aviation Takes off

The entire aviation industry is impatiently waiting until travel restrictions are eased, borders opened and aircraft lifted from the ground for long-awaited flights. The return would be slow and airlines' operations would be re-launched gradually. Nevertheless, still a significant number of pilots will be required to be ready to get back to their duties immediately after aviation is given the green light to take off. And 'ready' does not mean only dusting off the uniforms and polishing Ray-Ban sunglasses. First of all, 'ready' means that pilots need to be in an excellent professional shape with their skills brushed up. Pilot Recency: What Does...

27 Apr

Recurrent Training and Checks: What Do You Know About It?

Aviation is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Meanwhile pilots are among the very few professionals that are required to do repeated training as well as complete regular and rigorous examinations to maintain the existing skills and develop new ones.  Prior to becoming an airline pilot, a person has to go through many training stages that in total can take up to two years of intensive education. However, the issue of a licence and relevant certificates does not mean that there would be no more training. Training it is a faithful companion of each pilot throughout the entire...

3 Mar

BAA Training and L3Harris Technologies sign a multimillion-dollar deal

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest aviation training centres in Europe, and L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defence technology innovator, have signed a multimillion-dollar contract under which BAA Training will acquire nine RealitySeven full flight simulators. BAA Training becomes the first ever independent aviation training centre to make such a significantly sized order. Fulfilling its global expansion plan, BAA Training shall put into operation nine full flight simulators from both the Boeing and Airbus aircraft family, including Boeing 737NG, Airbus A320neo, and other types, in two phases. The first four full flight simulators are scheduled to be assembled,...

26 Feb

BAA Training Vietnam Introduces Second A320 FFS

BAA Training Vietnam, a brand new aviation training centre located in Ho Chi Minh, announces expanding their training equipment. A state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo full flight simulator has been assembled and approved by Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to provide pilot training in Vietnam. A modern 3000-square-metre training centre opened doors in September of 2019 and with their first Airbus A320ceo full flight simulator started to provide pilot training for both airlines and independent pilots. As the first training device has already reached its full utilisation, the second, this time Airbus A320neo full flight simulator, is being introduced to the market. In...