BAA Training, an EASA standard ATO that operates training centers in Lithuania, Vietnam, Spain and with plans to establish one in France in the nearest future, has signed an MoU with Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy. The document sets the grounds for cooperation to transform Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy into an EASA standard ATO issuing EASA type of pilot licenses.
To achieve the set objective, the parties intend to jointly create a CPL pilot training program by the end of 2021. Starting from 2022, it will begin to prepare pilots, accessed and selected while working in tandem and following BAA Training’s methodology.
Initially, the conduction of training will be split between Lithuania and Kazakhstan. However, within three years, it is planned to have an EASA ATO certificate secured and at least half of the training responsibilities assigned to Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy. The term of five years has been chosen for the formal agreement to allow students starting in three years to finish their studies.
Over the five years, more than 200 pilots will be prepared under the joint CPL program. Moreover, BAA Training will deliver training to Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Academy’s employees: instructors, training managers and other staff.
BAA Training has been implementing expansion strategies globally, resulting in new training facilities opening in different European and Asian markets.