BAA Training Spain starts pilot training with an Airbus A320 FFS
BAA Training Spain's first state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS is ready for training at the company's brand-new training centre close to El Prat airport, Barcelona.
Managing Director Aurimas Urbonas, says: “We are delighted to announce that with the first Airbus A320 full flight simulator ready for training we are now all set to offer world-class pilot training. We embark on the next phase of the training centre’s operation and demonstrate our commitment to accomodating various pilot needs in the region.
"While this is an important breakthrough, we are ambitious and aim to further harness the growth opportunity by adding more flight simulation training devices throughout the upcoming years.“
The Airbus A320 FFS manufactured by CAE is EASA UPRT CS-FSTD (A) issue 2 Level D Approved and Certified. It supports both CFM and IAE ceo engine types. It has the latest innovative Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering pilots an authentic visual feel with many customized and generic scenes tailored to airport characteristics.
The FFS has been given a C Level airports certificate. The equipment is fully suited for completing the Upset Prevention Recovery Training, a mandatory part of Type Rating Training, Checking, and Recurrent Training.
BAA Training seeks to execute transformational cost reduction, and its newest training center BAA Training Spain pivots first to meet changing customer needs. The objective is to be achieved by introducing a customer-centered solution to distribute the Type Rating program’s training components between two sub-variants of simulation devices - full flight simulators (FFS) and fixed training devices (FTD) on a 50/50 ratio. Consequently, the customers’ savings can reach up to 40% for each training hour where an FTD replaces an FFS.
BAA Training Spain expects five simulators to arrive by the end of 2021: 2 FFSs and 3 FTD Level 2 devices:
• Boeing B737 NG FFS in Q2 2021
• Boeing B737 MAX FFS in Q2 2021
• A320ceo FTD Level 2 in Q3 2021
• B737 MAX FTD Level 2 in Q4 2021
• B737 NG FTD Level 2 in Q4 2021
The modern facility is set to meet the needs of 16.000 pilots per year and has room for 11 simulator bays.
BAA Training Spain has been established as part of the BAA Training expansion plan to Europe. BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest European aviation training centres, also owns Ab Initio flight training school with two Spanish bases - in Lleida-Alguaire International Airport (Spain) and Castellón–Costa Azahar Airport.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 15th April 2021 | Issue #601