BAA Training announced the launch of an MPL training program by signing a partnership agreement with Avion Express.

According to the agreement, Avion Express pilots are to start MPL training this August and will be ready to operate as F/O in 18 months from then. The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilots of a multi-engine multi-pilot turbine-powered air transport aeroplane under VFR and IFR and to obtain an MPL according to airlines procedures.

The MPL training program’s main focus is on competency-based rather than task-based training, devoting 80 percent of the flight training to a multi-piston aircraft, including a full flight simulator into the training and integrating airline procedures from the very first training days. The MPL training program can prepare a high proficiency of pilots who are designed to work for the airline with less time and money expenses.

 “In today’s aviation context we witness not only a great need of aviation personnel but more importantly a need to put a primary focus on the development of aviation professional competencies. Keeping up with the growing volume of air transport does not simply mean training a sufficient number of pilots, it means that we must train pilots reaching the highest level of proficiency and safety,” comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, BAA Training CEO.