BAA Training Vietnam is the first ATO in Vietnam to acquire Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) certification. BAA Training continues with its expansion in an aviation training capacity and training range after the company’s first year of successful operations in the market.
BAA Training Vietnam has received the necessary certificates for UPRT training, aligned with Airbus A320 simulators from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), and have already had their training instructors certified for UPRT training. Until 2021, the pilots of the Vietnamese airlines are required to undergo Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), introduced by the ICAO, and being implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).
The BAA Training Vietnam type-related UPRT is a separate training program and it addresses the specific requirements of the relevant class on the type of aircraft. The key areas of focus of this specific type of training are an enhanced knowledge base of the factors leading to an upset condition, spatial orientation, unusual attitude recovery, and spin recognition and recovery. The form and content of UPRT training are approved by the CAAV, as the regulatory authority for the Vietnam aviation industry.
The new UPRT program launched by BAA Training Vietnam is aimed at enhancing a pilot‘s competencies as well as raising the level of flight safety, to ensure that aviation remains as one of the safest transportation industries.
It is important to emphasize that the new UPRT regulations have also brought new certification specifications for flight simulation training devices which have been recently updated to include guidance on stall model evaluation. BAA Training Vietnam has already received approval for two Airbus A320 full-flight simulators (FFS). This has introduced the possibility of being confident that full-flight simulators now adequately represent an aircraft’s characteristics during an aerodynamic stall.
BAA Training Vietnam is the first certified UPRT training provider in the market with certified resources to provide high-quality training services for major airlines in Vietnam and for independent pilots. “As a company, we carefully pay attention to all regulations and are doing our best to fulfill our customers’ airline-needs for aviation training. Our training organization – with implemented high training and customer support standards – has already undergone discussions with Vietnamese airlines about the upcoming UPRT training. I am glad that airlines are considering the timing and planning required for pilots training and have a clear view of how many UPRT trained pilots they will need starting 2021.” – comments Vytautas Jankauskas, CEO of BAA Training Vietnam.