Aviation training centre BAA Training (Lithuania) expanded its capabilities by adding Airbus A330/A340 type rating trainings to the list of provided training programmes. BAA Training continues expansion program for 2010 – 2011 by training pilots for the most popular aircraft types in the market.

On October, 2011 Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration has issued approval certificate for Airbus A330/A340 aircraft family type rating trainings. The approved programmes include Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Airbus-200F, A330 MRTT, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A340-500, and Airbus A340-600 type rating training.  The ground training will be carried out in BAA Training’s facilities in Vilnius or client’s preferred location. The main Full Flight Simulator for practical trainings will be located in Madrid, Spain. As a back-up choice clients will be able to choose the locations in Paris, Helsinki, Frankfurt and Zurich. BAA Training has signed partnership contracts with instructors from United States and Germany to conduct the trainings.
In the midst of troubled financial markets, Airbus foresees strong ongoing demand for commercial aircrafts, especially in Europe. Big perspectives are forecasted – even 22% of world’s aircraft orders for next 20 years are from this region. Airbus type rating training is one of the most requested services at BAA and regarding to statistics the numbers will be  increasing. By adding one more type rating training for Airbus, we are becoming a one-stop shop for airlines operating these particular types of aircrafts“, comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, Chief Executive Officer at BAA Training.
Airbus A330/A340 aircrafts are wide body aircrafts designated for the world‘s longest, most demanding airline routes. With different fuselage lengths, these product lines accommodate from 240 to 359 passengers. Airbus aircompany has revealed numbers based on statistics summary to 30th of September, 2011 – total orders for Airbus A330/A340 amount to 2120 units.
In addition to Airbus A330/A340 type rating training program, BAA Training provides training courses for Boeing 737 CL, Boeing 737 NG, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Saab 340/2000, Airbus A320, ATR 42-72, Embraer 135/145, Embraer 170/190, Bombardier CRJ 100/200, Bombardier CRJ 700/900 types of aircrafts and the ab initio  pilot training (FTO) modular or integrated courses.

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