BAA Training has received its long-awaited Airbus A320 Touch Screen Trainer (TST). The device will complement customary European standard aviation education centre’s type rating facilities at headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania. The centre says the Airbus A320 TST will allow pilots to improve their type rating skills with device, which is very similar to the real aircraft cockpit.
“Having TST readily available at all times at our training base allows us to add flexibility to pilot training. This is very important to our customers, who appreciate the prompt service supply and comfort. I mean not only self-sponsored pilots, but also customer airlines such as Lao Airlines, Quadrant Systems Ltd., Khors Air, Small Planet Airlines, DOT LT, TNC Aviation and others from all over the world, who will be able to choose the slots in Airbus A320 simulator from more options,” comments Martynas Mazeika, Product Development Department Director at BAA Training.
BAA Training decided to cooperate with ECA Group which is able to offer TST compliant with FAA Level and EASA FSTD A Level 1 standards. ECA Group is the only manufacturer which was able to propose a full solution with a single PC architecture and has been the first manufacturer to introduce hardware replicas for thrust levers and side sticks.
A320 Touch screen device is developed using Airbus’ official Data Package combined with the outspoken BAA Training needs. It meets the highest requirements of the A320 pilots’ type rating training. The device properly supports A320 type rating arrangement by filling the gap between theoretical Computer Based Training and upscale Full Flight Simulator.