Category: AVIATION TRAINING

CONFIRMED: Virgin Australia Goes Into Voluntary Administration

Reading Time: < 1 minute The rumours have been officially confirmed. Virgin Australia Holdings Limited has entered voluntary administration, putting 10,000 jobs at risk. Vaughan Strawbridge, John Greig, Sal Algeri and Richard Hughes of Deloitte were appointed as voluntary administrators of the company. The measure was taken in response to chaos created by the coronavirus crisis which deprived the airline […]

BAA Training: Multimillion-Dollar Deal on 9 Full Flight Simulators

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training has announced that it signed a major contract for the purchase of nine RealitySeven full flight simulators (FFS) from L3Harris Technologies. One of the biggest aviation training providers in Europe, and a rapidly growing player on the Asian market, has become the first ever independent aviation training centre to make such a significantly […]

Four Most Frequently Asked Questions about UPRT

Reading Time: 4 minutes New requirements for Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) was introduced by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2018 with a transition period of one year. Hence effectively the Advanced UPRT course FCL.745.A became mandatory for all pilots studying for new ATPLs and CPL qualifications at the end of last year. What does it […]

BAA Training Vietnam Introduces Second A320 FFS

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training Vietnam, a brand new aviation training centre located in Ho Chi Minh, announces expanding their training equipment. A state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo full flight simulator has been assembled and approved by Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to provide pilot training in Vietnam. A modern 3000-square-metre training centre opened doors in September of 2019 […]

BAA Training to Start Using Unleaded Aviation Fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, and Air BP, one of the world’s largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services, have signed an agreement expanding the cooperation. Air BP will supply Avgas 100LL aviation fuel to all BAA Training flight bases, as well as unleaded aviation […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

United Airlines to Purchase Flight Training Academy

Reading Time: < 1 minute United Airlines will become the only major US airline to own and run a flight training academy to prepare future pilots to supplement United’s flight crews. By 2029 the airline aims to hire over 10,000 new pilots. The training centre United is going to acquire under already signed a purchase agreement Westwind School of Aeronautics […]

Qantas Group Pilot Academy Officially Opens Its Doors to Future Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 29 January, the new pilot training centre established by the Qantas Group – Pilot Academy – opened its doors to the next generation of pilots to be educated in Toowoomba. The 1,500 square metre hangar of the Academy contains four flight training simulators, classrooms as well as purpose-built pre-flight briefing and flight scheduling areas. […]

BAA Training to Open Biggest Aviation Training Center in South Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe announces further expansion 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 […]

Etihad Gets EASA Approval to Train Boeing 777 & 787 Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Aviation Training, which a part of Etihad Aviation Group, has secured approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide training for Boeing 777 and 787 pilots. In 2018 Etihad Aviation Training became the first EASA-approved training organisation (ATO) in Middle East to offer Airbus A320, A330 and A340 training. Now, in […]