BAA Training is expanding in Spain. Being a global aviation training provider, BAA Training chose the location and started the establishment of a training center near Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport.
By establishing BAA Training Spain, the company is to open a 5300-square-meter modern training center with the new training equipment, classrooms, briefing rooms and a lounge. According to the BAA Training representatives, BAA Training Spain is set to operate seven full flight simulators (FFSs) by 2023, becoming the biggest training center in Southern Europe.
As the building reconstruction work is already underway, the first two FFSs are already scheduled for 2020. The Airbus A320ceo FFS is bound to be ready for training in August, while the second one, Boeing 737NG, is planned to start operation in September. With all the seven simulators in operation, BAA Training Spain will be ready to accommodate more than 51 thousand flight training hours and provide recurrent pilot training for approximately 6,000 pilots yearly.
“Over the past few years BAA Training has been taking strategic development steps by adding additional training locations in Spain. With the already operating two Ab Initio flight bases in Spain, and the modern FFS training center, BAA Training has created the aviation training hub in Spain, ready to accommodate any airline pilot training needs within our developed cadet, MPL or other training programs,” comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training.