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BAA Training to open biggest aviation training center in South Europe
29 Jan

BAA Training to open biggest aviation training center in South Europe

BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe announces further expansion in Spain. Being a global aviation training provider BAA Training chose the location and started the establishment of a training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport. By establishing BAA Training Spain, the company is to open a 5300-square-meter modern training center with the brand new training equipment, classrooms, briefing rooms and a luxury lounge. According to the BAA Training representatives, BAA Training Spain is set to operate 7 full flight simulators by 2023, becoming the biggest training center in Southern Europe. As the building...

23 Jan

Differences between the Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation

Sometimes called “the most successful” might sound tricky but not when we talk about Boeing 737. After the April 9th in 1967, when the first Boeing 737 took flight, this aircraft model took its manufacturer to the market leader position, therefore, it dominated in the market for more than 52 years now. The company started producing Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in 1996, which could fly faster, and higher, meanwhile, using less fuel. After the maiden flight in 1997, the NG received attention and airlines worldwide started ordering the Boeing 737 NG followed its ancestor's success and made the most popular...

20 Jan

Highlights of 2019

2019 has been an extraordinary year for BAA Training providing a full scope of aviation training solutions to the global aviation market. Being an expert in pilot, cabin crew or ground handling training, operating most popular aircraft Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 full-flight simulators and providing wet or dry lease services this year has been full great achievements and confident steps fulfilling global expansion plans. And we promise you to share even more exciting news in 2020!      ...

2019 overview: the challenges and triumphs of aviation industry giants
17 Jan

2019 overview: the challenges and triumphs of aviation industry giants

2020 is going to be a big year for the aviation industry. An improvement in profits, revenues and passenger numbers is expected so the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is forecasting a bright future after a challenging 2019. Let’s look back and see how 2019 turned out for the two giants of the aviation industry – Airbus and Boeing. Best year for Airbus Overall 2019 was a challenging and difficult year, indeed. Even though aviation industry keeps growing a slowing economic growth, trade wars, geopolitical tensions, continuing uncertainty over Brexit and social turmoil – all of these had an impact on the...

CBTA in training - one step forward towards safer skies
9 Jan

CBTA in training – one step forward towards safer skies

“Mistakes are inevitable in aviation, especially when one is still learning new things. The trick is to not make the mistake that will kill you”, once said Stephen Coonts, a naval aviator and the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels. Indeed, human errors play a major role in aviation incidents and accidents. Actually, it is agreed that 80 percent of aviation related incidents involve so-called human factors, and a significant proportion of these are related to operator error. This is not something new. Since the 1970’s human error has been recognised as a major contributor to numerous aviation incidents and...

5 Dec

BAA Training becomes ENAC partner for pilot training

BAA Training one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe and ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile), internationally recognized as the leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe, joins forces to prepare professional pilots. According to the agreement, BAA Training becomes a partner for ATPL Integrated theoretical training provided to ENAC students. ENAC providing a broad of range aeronautics and aviation training is also known for its training of ATPL and MPL pilots for airlines including Air France, Transavia, China Eastern, China Southern, Lao Airline, Oman Air and Royal Air Maroc and prepares 180 Airline pilots and...

Growing Multicultural Competences with Cultural Diversity in Aviation Academies
26 Nov

Mandatory training to prevent upsets and recover from unexpected situations

At the end of this year airline pilots will be required to undergo additional training. Commission Regulation (EU) introduced new requirements for upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT). All pilots studying for new ATPLs and pilots undergoing their first type rating course in multi-pilot operations, will be required to undergo the new Advanced UPRT course FCL.745.A. On-aircraft UPRT training will become mandatory by the end of this year, from the 20th of December 2019. What is UPRT? It is an acronym that stands for Upset Prevention Recovery and Training and constitutes a combination of theoretical knowledge and flying training with the aim...

22 Nov

Did You Know That Airbus Aircraft Have Identical Flight Decks?

According to aviation regulations, it is forbidden for passengers to visit the pilot cockpit during a flight. However, aviation fans might have this opportunity. Everyone, who has visited different types of Airbus aircraft, has noticed that all of these aircraft decks made them feel as if they were on the same aircraft. And actually, they are right – Airbus flight decks are nearly identical. The cockpits are the same across all Airbus aircraft since all Airbus aircraft production today features the same cockpit layout. Thus, all the controls and even the handling procedures and qualities are the same. It is a...

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?
29 Oct

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?

290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on statista.com. Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let's take a step back. To prepare a new generation of pilots, the industry has to have a sufficient amount of professional instructors, who are currently already in high demand. So why is it worth becoming an instructor? Get paid to fly Not many people in the world can say they earn their living by pursuing their passion,...

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...