Having passed the compliance audit, the BAA Training flight base in Lleida-Alguaire received official approval from ENAC to carry out flight training for ENAC’s students. The consent to audit the BAA Training’s Spanish flight base was given to ENAC by Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). ENAC acts as an ATPL and MPL pilot training provider for such airlines as Air France, China Eastern, Lao Airline, China Southern, Air Macau, and Royal Air Maroc.
Egle Vaitkeviciute, the CEO of BAA Training, acknowledges: “BAA Training is very proud of successfully building partnership with ENAC – the leading aeronautics and aviation university in Europe. Receiving a flight training approval from ENAC, governed by the French Civil Aviation Authority, empowers BAA Training to work with the major European and Asian airlines, such as Air France and others, and contribute to training their future pilots. Being a trusted flight training partner of ENAC reinforces our obligations to keep the highest training standards while delivering competency-based aviation training services.”
Thierry de Basquiat, the Director of ENAC Flight School: “The ENAC training reference is worldwide recognized, and it is important, even more in a difficult context for air transport, to offer quality training courses adapted to the needs and characteristics of airlines. We are very pleased with the work carried out by the ENAC and BAA TRAINING teams to enable BAA TRAINING to deliver specific phases of the ENAC integrated ATPL programs. This important step will allow us to continue to develop innovative training programs and meet the current expectations of the airline community”.
The new approval will allow BAA Training to conduct parts of the actual flight training in Lleida-Alguaire, Spain, broadening the training range offered to ENAC’s students. The partnership with ENAC started in 2019 with the approval to deliver the theoretical part of the ATPL integrated program. Back then, a group of Air Macau pilots-to-be arrived at the BAA headquarters to participate in the ATPL theory course. Another group of Air France cadets enrolled in MCC and JOC training programs organized by BAA Training in January 2020, followed by the most recent one which began in October 2020. It is important to note that hosting these first student groups fostered further interaction with ENAC and resulted in more capacity to serve the same clientele,
BAA Training aims to expand its partnership portfolio in France and views the elevating cooperation with ENAC as an important step towards this goal. Currently, BAA Training holds a cooperation agreement with Transavia France, a member of the Air France-KLM group.