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BAA Training Unveils €30 Million Pilot Training Centre

BAA Training held the opening ceremony of its brand-new pilot training facility in France, located close to Paris-Orly Airport.  This expansion project is part of a collaboration with Transavia France and required a 30 million EUR investment. The training centre, will offer both wet and dry lease flight simulator services, and projected to train at least 2000 pilots annually on average.

“Today marks a milestone in the BAA Training journey as we proudly open our new, already fourth simulator training centre. Amidst the aviation industry facing the challenges of a pilot shortage, the timing couldn’t be better for us to establish this facility. We remain confident in our commitment to meet and exceed industry needs, shaping the future of aviation,” says Marijus Ravoitis, CEO at BAA Training.

The facility is based near Paris-Orly Airport and will provide BAA Training with lots of networking opportunities with airlines and other aviation-related businesses.

According to Olivier Mazzucchelli, CEO at Transavia France, “BAA Training and Transavia France share the same DNA: safety first and efficient operations with a fast-growing, entrepreneurial, and agile mindset. BAA Training demonstrated its understanding of our needs from day one to support our growing and challenging training plan on 737NG and from Q3 2023 on the A320neo.”

The facility currently accommodates three full-flight simulators, including (1) 747-400 and (2) B737 NG). A fourth will be a for A320neo training and will be ready at the beginning of November.

BAA Training is open to onboarding more customers to train at BAA Training France, along with offering its partners worldwide a broader range of training locations from now on.

Vytautas Ledakas and managing director at BAA Training France said, “I want to thank Transavia France for the trust placed in us as an organization and for recognizing our dedication to excellence in training. This partnership underscores our shared values and commitment to setting new benchmarks. Together, we will continue to innovate, adapt, and lead in this dynamic industry.”

BAA Training also has training facilities in Lithuania, Spain, and Vietnam and is actively expanding with ambitious projects on a global scale. The BAA Training consultancy centre in India, New Delhi, is already operational, with a dedicated team in place and operations underway. Additional locations are also being considered for future expansion.

BAA Training is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) provider, with a fleet of 192 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services, including maintenance repair, and overhaul (MRO), pilot and crew training, ground handling, and various associated services. Supported by 11,500 highly skilled aviation professionals, the group operates in 68 countries worldwide.

Author: FTN Editor

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