BAA Training opens a pilot training center at Paris-Orly

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BAA Traininga specialist in aeronautical training, is opening a simulation center in Francenear theParis Orly airportto serve mainly Transavia France.

By the end of the year, two Boeing 737 NG simulators, an Airbus A320neo simulator and a Boeing 747-400 simulator will be installed in this center. More than 2,000 pilots should be trained there each year. BAA Training has already indicated that the airline Transavia France will be one of its main customers at Paris-Orly.

Currently, a B737 NG full flight simulator and a Real Fire Fighting Trainer (RFFT) are fully operational for training sessions at BAA Training France. A full-flight Boeing 747 simulator is undergoing preparatory work ahead of the start of training in August. This is an important milestone for BAA Training, as it is the first time in its history that it has acquired a widebody aircraft replica. In addition, an Airbus A320neo simulator, another Boeing 737 NG flight simulator, an Airbus A320/321 Door Trainer as well as a CEET (Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer) and an Airbus A320/321 slide are expected to arrive in the coming months.

The training center at Paris-Orly is approved (ATO) according to EASA standards in Europe. In addition to this new center in France, BAA Training has training facilities in Lithuania, Spain and Vietnam. The company is part of Avia Solutions Group, one of the world’s largest providers of ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance), which operates a fleet of 180 passenger and cargo aircraft worldwide .

Marijus Ravoitis, CEO of BAA Training, says: “ With the opening of the new training center, our ambition is to create a training environment that meets the global standards of the pilot training industry. The brand new center will support Transavia France, one of our key and highly valued customers, with state-of-the-art equipment and tailored services. However, we also work with many other operators in Europe as well as on different continents. Therefore, the creation of BAA Training France plays a crucial role in providing more training opportunities to our partners around the world in terms of localization. »

Olivier Mazzucchelli, CEO of Transavia France, adds: “ BAA Training and Transavia France share the same DNA: safety first and efficient operations by adopting a dynamic, entrepreneurial and flexible approach. From day one, BAA Training demonstrated its understanding of our needs to support our ambitious and growing training plan on the Boeing 737NG and, from Q3 2023, on the A320neo. »

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