BAA Training, a family member of Avia Solutions Group, has signed a partnership agreement with Air France. Under this contract, BAA Training will be providing the French carrier with Airbus A320 Type Rating services.

Fulfilling the agreement, BAA Training will prepare more than 170 pilots Type Rated on A320 for Air France. The students will be trained at BAA Training simulator centres in Barcelona, Spain and Vilnius, Lithuania, using both full flight simulators (FFS) and flight training devices (FTDs). Innovative developments, such as Virtual Reality technology and an FFS/FTD mix, will add value to the training courses. The first pilot group begins training in September 2022.

BAA Training expands its presence in the French aviation market by building a new simulator training centre near Paris in partnership with Transavia France, the low cost subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group. The new facility featuring six simulator bays will start operations in January 2023. Full flight simulators modeled on narrow-body aircraft – A320 and B737 – and the wide-body will join the fleet.

In addition, FTD Level 2 devices, Virtual Reality technology, and full-scope cabin crew training equipment, such as  RFFT, Door trainers CEET, slide, etc., will extend the range of equipment available.

BAA Training has also launched an Ab Initio training program in cooperation with Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the only aviation-oriented university in France. This pilot training program is tailored to individual clients and airlines.