Textron Aviation and BAA Training have reached an agreement for the Lithuanian-based aviation academy to purchase 48 Cessna Skyhawks.
The deal was announced on November 22, 2023, but agreed in principle at the recently held Dubai Airshow 2023.
The additional 48 Cessna Skyhawks will significantly expand the BBA Training’s fleet with the aircraft that is recognized as the number one plane for preparing the pilots of the future.
“For over six decades, the Cessna Skyhawk has inspired the next generation of pilots and served as the world’s leading flight trainer,” Chris Crow, Vice President of Piston Sales, said. “We are delighted to continue the relationship with BAA Training to provide their students access to the most produced single-engine aircraft globally.”
The stable flight characteristics, advanced avionics and demonstrated dispatch reliability of the Skyhawk have made it a dependable training platform.
“BAA Training has set an ambitious milestone to achieve a capacity of up to 1000 students per year, necessitating a significant expansion of our fleet. We are glad to finalize this order, as the addition of 48 Cessna Skyhawks will bolster our resources, enabling us to accommodate the growing demand for training and further solidify our position in the industry,” Marijus Ravoitis, CEO of BAA Training, said. “Approximately 200 cadets will be supplied to our parent company, which owns 12 airlines.”
BAA Training offers comprehensive aviation training solutions for aspiring commercial pilots, ranging from Ab Initio training to Type Rating, available across multiple locations, including Spain, Lithuania, France, and Vietnam.
Additionally, pilot training services are provided through its consultancy office in India and a sales representative office in the UAE.