BAA Training Prepares Future Pilots for Luxair, Luxembourg’s Premier Airline

  • 2024-04-23

BAA Training, a leading international aviation training provider, has partnered with Luxair, the flag carrier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Under the signed agreement, Luxair will send independently selected pilots to be trained at BAA Training’s facilities in Lleida-Alguaire, Spain, through an ATPL Integrated program. Luxair will pre-finance this training on behalf of these students.

CEO Marijus Ravoitis of BAA Training emphasized, “This partnership arrives when the industry faces a critical shortage of pilots. Luxair’s initiative to pre-finance the training of its pilots is a direct and innovative response to this escalating need for skilled aviators. We are prepared to address this demand utilizing our know-how, the expanding training infrastructure, and resources in Spain.”

The candidates carefully shortlisted by the airline will be sent to BAA Training annually.

BAA Training’s primary flight base is at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport, where Luxair’s pilots will undergo training. Additional flight bases are scheduled for launch in the second half of 2024, with further openings in 2025 and 2026 across other parts of Europe. The company has recently placed an order for 48 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft to augment its fleet.

BAA Training is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, with a fleet of 212 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services, including MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), pilot and crew training, ground handling, and various associated services. Supported by 12,00 highly skilled aviation professionals, the group operates worldwide.

About BAA Training 

BAA Training is an international aviation training organization covering Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa. It is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest global ACMI provider with almost 100 MRO, ACMI, and Crew training locations worldwide. BAA Training has simulator centers in Spain, France, Lithuania, and Vietnam, a global sales representative office in Dubai, UAE, and one of the world’s biggest pilot consultancy centers in New Delhi, India.

Annually, the organization processes around 100,000 flight hours in its own FFS/FTD and provides Type Rating for more than 1200 pilots, serving over 100 airlines and 300 private customers.

It is part of the minority of Europe’s EASA-standard Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) delivering both Ab Initio and Type Rating training. Besides ATPL Integrated, BAA Training offers CPL Modular, cadet, and MPL programs. It owns full flight simulators and flight training devices for Airbus A320, Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 737 NG, Boeing 737 CL, and Boeing B747-400 types.