Avia Solutions Group, a global aviation-servicing holding and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed a $60 million worth Joint Venture agreement to establish a new training center in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China).

Avia Solutions Group company BAA Training and HNCA will operate a commercial aircraft aviation training center called BAA Training Chin, under a franchise license. The center is to provide a full scope of pilot, cabin crew and ground handling training facilities.

With a $60 million planned investment, the new center is to have six full flight simulators (FFS) of Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 family aircraft types. The company expects the first full flight simulator to be ready for training in the second half of 2020. 

Total capacity of the training center will be 4,000 pilots per year. The center is expected to provide 30.000 hours of theoretical training courses and up to 40.000 hours in full flight simulator for pilots per year.

BAA Training China is going to be located at Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone (ZAEZ), close to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO). In addition to training facilities, the new establishment is going to be equipped with perks such as a luxury lounge with a library, massage seats and various entertainment options.

“This is a next step in our diligent pursuit towards strategic goal to have 50 FFS network by 2025 and to become a leading, independent from FFS manufacturers, full-scope aviation training service provider for global aviation industry,” Gediminas Ziemelis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avia Solutions Group is quoted as saying in the company’s statement. 

“We just recently opened our new location with capacity of 4 full flight simulators in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and we are planning to step into Italy and Spain with our own simulators and training programs by the end of 2021”.

Earlier in July 2019, BAA Training opened an aviation training center in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), which offers A320 pilot training. The first group of student pilots are expected to begin training in August 2019, while the first of four Airbus A320 flight simulators, for theA320neo, is expected to arrive by the end of the year.