European pilot training company BAA Training has opened a new base in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The 3000sq-metre brand new facility will have four full flight simulators and fulfil the need of the professional aviation training in the region.
It will start operations with Airbus A320 pilot training with a brand new state-of-the-art Airbus A320ceo full flight simulator (FFS) currently being assembled.
The first Airbus A320 type rating student-pilot group is expected to start in August, while the second FFS, an Airbus A320neo, is scheduled to reach the training centre by the end of 2019.
In addition to type rating training, the company is to provide wet and dry lease FFS services to corporate clients. It is also planned to add Flame V9000 Commander Fire Fighting Trainer at the end of 2019.
“The Vietnamese aviation market has been growing by the average 8% per year and is expected to continue its growth in the upcoming 20 years’ time,” said Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training.
“Airlines in Vietnam keep announcing fleet expansion plans – the national carrier alone has recently announced plans to acquire 50 new narrow-body aircraft including Airbus A320.
“With the modern training facilities and equipment, experience and deep know-how we are ready to accommodate Vietnamese pilots with European standard aviation training solutions.”