New A320 Part 147 type approval for British School of Aviation

The British School of Aviation (BSA), based at London Luton Airport, has broadened its training portfolio with the UK CAA and EASA Part 147 type approval for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.

This expansion builds on its existing Part 147 approvals to train engineers on Boeing 787, 737NG, and MAX aircrafts. BSA was established in 2019 after acquiring Monarch Airlines Engineering Training Academy at London Luton Airport.

Shonu Singh Bamrah, Part 147 Accountable Manager and Executive Director at BSA, celebrated the move, noting its significance in facilitating comprehensive training on a variety of popular aircraft. With a team of in-house trainers and industry experts, BSA claims to offer competitive, cost-effective training that upholds the highest standards in the field.

BSA’s global credentials were reinforced in 2022, when it secured Part 147 type approval for Boeing aircraft from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD). The organisation also hints at the possibility of acquiring more international type approvals in the future.

In response to the ongoing shortage of type engineers, BSA has launched a new upskilling programme, encouraging retired and semi-retired licenced engineers to become Part 147 training instructors. Executive Director Anoop Singh Bamrah FRAeS emphasised the importance of this initiative in cultivating the next generation of aviation professionals. The move reflects BSA’s forward-thinking approach, as the organisation continues to adapt and innovate within the dynamic aviation industry.