BAA Training and L3Harris Technologies sign multimillion-dollar deal for flight sims
BAA Training, one of the top three largest aviation training centres in Europe, and L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defence technology innovator, have signed a multimillion-dollar contract under which BAA Training will acquire nine RealitySeven full flight simulators. BAA Training becomes the first ever independent aviation training centre to make such a significantly sized order.
Fulfilling its global expansion plan, BAA Training will put nine full flight simulators - from both the Boeing and Airbus aircraft families - into operation in two phases. The first four are scheduled to be assembled, approved and ready for training in 9-12 months, and will be placed at the company's training headquarters in Vilnius, and at BAA Training Spain in Barcelona.
The second phase will be implemented by the first quarter of 2022, placing the remaining five full flight simulators at BAA Training centres in Spain, Vietnam and Italy, where BAA Training is also set to open a training centre.
According to market specialists, the share of narrow-body aircraft in the global fleet will increase from 58% to 66% just by 2029. Furthermore, Boeing and Airbus will present 98% of all narrow-bodies delivered.
L3 Harris RealitySeven full flight simulator
With its unique modular architecture, the RealitySeven full flight simulator, delivers a high degree of reliability, maintainability and supportability for training centre operators. RealitySeven functionality – including digital electrical control loading and electric motion systems – reduce power consumption and provide high trainer availability for airlines, ensuring minimal through life operational costs.
“BAA Training’s selection is testament to the quality of our devices and the skills and expertise of the engineers who develop them. We look forward to supporting BAA Training expand their capacity by providing these industry-leading devices,” said Robin Glover-Faure, VP Sales and Marketing, Commercial Aviation, L3Harris.
“Following the aircraft preference among the operators in Europe and Asia, we are not only set to provide training solutions of the specific types, do that in the most convenient locations for clients, but also to ensure the highest training equipment standards. BAA Training shares the same mind-set to aviation training quality, therefore, we are confidently entering this substantial deal”, comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 5th March 2020 | Issue #547