BAA Training estimates that more than 650 future pilots will have enrolled on its Ab Initio programmes by the end of 2021.

This year, the number of students at BAA Training has increased sharply – those enrolling on Ab Initio programmes has almost doubled compared to 2016.

The company has recently launched five new cadet programmes under partnership agreements with Wizz Air, Lao Skyway, Small Planet Airlines, SmartLynx Airlines and Vietnam Airlines, and BAA Training’s list of partners is expected to continue growing, with three more contracts due to be closed soon.

Currently, BAA Training offers a total of 11 different Ab Initio training programmes, three of which are customised cadet programmes that regularly take place when new group of international students is formed.

Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO of BAA Training, explained, “We have started delivering practical training at two more locations in Lithuania. In addition to S. Darius and S. Girenas aerodrome in Kaunas, we provide flight training at Istra and Kyviskes aerodromes located in Panevezys and Vilnius.

“BAA Training has developed and implemented new standardisation, as well as training programmes for instructors. This novelty assists us in meeting the record-high training demand. Keeping high training standards is our top priority even during times like now, when the demand for flight training is at its absolute peak.

“We are further strengthening our capabilities across cadet programmes by closely cooperating with our clients. The requirements for quality and more advanced training solutions are increasing, therefore, we regularly collect feedback and improve quality, as well as scope of services provided for both airlines and future pilots. We constantly adapt training programmes to the individual needs of both,” Vaitkeviciute concludes.