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Head of Training at BAA Training Spain
15 Jul

Interview with Deputy Chief Flight Instructor at BAA Training

These days aviation is reviving, creating a pilot shortage, capacity-related and other issues for airlines, so the relevance of the pilot profession gains momentum. However, as the industry and the role are highly safety-sensitive, one cannot rest assured they get the job easily as many different factors come into play. In the interview below, Deputy Chief Flight Instructor at BAA Training Spain, David Torrijos Azores, has shared his insights on why our updated Type Rating training with a job interview guarantee gives student pilots a real opportunity to get employed faster. What’s the recipe for preparing the best pilots for the...

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13 Apr

Differences Between A320ceo and A320neo in a Nutshell

The original Airbus A320 first entered service in 1988 with the launch customer Air France. Almost 30 years later, in 2016, a newer variant, A320neo, started its operations, with Lufthansa becoming the first client. But what is essentially different between the two aircraft types? Is it just the engine or anything else? Is this difference actually that conspicuous that the Airbus A320ceo is on the edge of being abandoned? Or not even close? What is the actual saving of the airline switching to the A320neo? Let’s look into all of these below. How do they compare? The evolution from Airbus A320ceo to...

EASA UK CAA965x545
7 Feb

Post-Brexit: What Happens With UK/EU Pilot Licences?

Before Brexit, training to become a pilot meant that all UK and EU pilot licences were being issued under the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) authority. It allowed pilots with UK licences to fly for both - the UK and European airlines. However, after Brexit, many questions started arising regarding the impact the UK leaving EASA had on pilot training and licence issuance. The UK leaving EASA When the UK left the EU on 31 December 2020, it also left EASA. On 1 January 2021, all UK-issued EASA licences became the UK only, and the UK CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) was proclaimed...

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22 Oct

5 Tips on How to Succeed In your Type Rating Course

Type Rating (TR) is the stage when a licenced pilot must stay especially focused, undistracted and collected. A lot has been achieved already, so failing in the hallway to a dream come true would be sad. While instructors and examiners can contribute to the result, the biggest power is in the pilot’s hands. Follow the steps below to ensure you’ve done your maximum. 1. Start your preparation for TR in advance When you start your Type Rating, you will notice that the pace is quick, so having some knowledge already will help. For example, one thing you can do is start learning...

base training
19 Oct

Top 6 Base Training Tips

Every student pilot looks forward to the moment they board an airplane as an airline pilot for the first time. But before that, one more phenomenal “first-time” experience comes – base training. It stands for 4 or 6 take-offs and landings that students complete in a real aircraft as the final part of their Type Rating. After that, they are given an official right to fly commercial jets. Waiting for the first chance to get your hands on the real thing – the aircraft itself – can be pretty stressful! Therefore, we’ve prepared some tips so that you feel fully...

B737 MAX
6 Aug

B737 MAX Is an Excellent Choice for Any Airline

A B737 MAX – one of the most advanced aircraft in history and also the most scrutinized – for the moment, is approved for flying almost everywhere in the world. Southwest has recently added 34 B737 MAX 7 orders for delivery in 2022, Ryanair upped its outstanding B737 MAX order by 75 in December 2020 and United Airlines expects a striking total of 380 B737 MAX jets. More airlines have followed or will be likely to follow a similar trend. But what is so special about the B737 MAX, and what advantages does it bring to an airline? Lower operating costs Powered...

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...

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