Lithuania-based BAA Training has expanded its Type Training capabilities by adding ATR 72-600 aircraft. BAA Training becomes one of only few flight academies offering both ground courses and practical training on ATR72-600 Full Flight Stimulator (FFS).
The ATR 72-600, the upgraded and more efficient version of –500 series, entered into service less than ten years ago, and is mainly operated by domestic flight airlines. The newly added ATR 72-600 type training is developed in accordance with EASA standards.
The training is available to pilots who hold at least 70 hours as pilot-in-command, valid multi-engine and instrument rating (ME, IR), valid CPL (ATPL theory) or ATPL, class 1 medical certificate, MCC certificate of completion, as well as meet ICAO’s English level 4 requirements.
The extensive course content is comprised of 92 hours of ground phase training, including Computer Based Training (CBT), mock-up of the flight deck, classroom instruction, practical training and examinations, Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) performance, mass & balance calculations and limitations. The ground training phase, conducted in Lithuania, is followed by 36 (32 hours + 4 hours skill test) hours of training on a Full Flight Simulator, located in South America.
“There are no more than twenty ATR 72-600 type rating providers around the world, and we are happy that BAA Training is now one of them,” said Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO of BAA Training.
“Though this aircraft type is not as popular as Airbus A320 or Boeing 737, we still see a steady demand for this kind of training.
“We are aiming to offer one-stop-shop pilot training solutions to our customers, and we are confident that yet another expansion of our training capabilities will help BAA Training in becoming a partner of choice for airlines worldwide.”
Currently, BAA Training also offers type training for ATR 42/72, Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and other aircraft types. The courses are conducted in Lithuania as well as throughout 25 partnering FFS centers across Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Americas.