On Thursday September 28, BBA Training inaugurated its brand new center pilot training, close to P airportaris-Orly.
This expansion project was initially inspired by a collaboration with Transavia France and represents an investment of 30 million euros. The training center, which offers rental services simulator with or without an instructor, should make it possible to train at least 2,000 pilots per year on average. Currently, the center hosts three flight simulators (B747-400 And two B737NG), and the fourth – A320neo – will be ready to operate at the beginning of November. Two additional flight simulators will be added in 2024-2025. Other equipment intended to improve pilot training includes door simulatorsA320/321 And B737a simulatoremergency evacuation cabin crew for the A320/321, a slide of A320/B737, a firefighting simulator (RFFT) and a flight training device (FTD) for the B737. Additionally, a Level 1 FTD for the A320 FTD and a Level 2 FTD for the B737 NG are on the way and will be installed by the end of the year.
BAA Training is prepared to welcome other clients for training within BAA Training France, but also to offer its partners around the world a wider range of training sites from now on. Vytautas Ledakas, Managing Director of BAA Training France, is full of praise for this cooperation: “I would like to thank Transavia France for trusting our company and recognizing our dedication to training excellence. This partnership underlines our shared values and our common commitment to setting new benchmarks. Together, we will continue to innovate, adapt and be leaders in this dynamic sector. »
“Today is a big day in the history of BAA Training, as we open our new, and already fourth, simulator training center”, says Marijus Ravoitis, CEO of BAA Training. “In these difficult times for the aeronautics sector, faced with a shortage of pilots, the moment cannotmight be better chosen to open this center. We remain confident in our commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of the industry, shaping the future of aviation in the process. Its proximity to Paris-Orly airport, the second largest airport serving Paris after Charles de Gaulle airport, but also the 11th busiest airport in Europe, will open up networking opportunities for BAA Training with airlines. and other companies linked to aeronautics, with potential partnerships and customers at stake.
“BAA Training and Transavia France share the same DNA: safety above all and efficient operations by adopting a dynamic, entrepreneurial and flexible approach. From day one, BAA Training has demonstrated its understanding of our needs to support our ambitious and growing training plan on the B737 NG and, from the third quarter of 2023, on the A320neo”, says Olivier Mazzucchelli, CEO of Transavia France.
BAA Training also has training centers in Lithuaniain Spain and at Vietnam and continues its expansion, undertaking ambitious projects on a global scale. In about a month, a BAA Training advice center will open its doors in New Delhiin India, and other sites are under study.
BAA Training is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the largest ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) provider in the world, with a fleet of 192 aircraft. The group also supplies a whole range of aeronautical servicesincluding the MRO (now, repair and overhaul), pilot training and crew membersL’ground assistance and various related services. Supported by 11,500 highly qualified aviation professionals, the group is active in 68 countries around the world.