BAA Training and Pegasus Airlines, a Turkish low-cost carrier, have signed a partnership agreement dedicated to delivering A320 Type Rating services for the airline’s pilots.
The first group of pilot students started training in February this year and the second group is set to begin in May. Considering Pegasus Airlines’ fleet expansion while transitioning into an all-Airbus fleet, the plan is to launch two more groups of pilots before the end of the year. The students will be trained at BAA Training’s facilities in Vilnius and Barcelona, equipped with A320 full-flight simulators.
BAA Training is part of the Avia Solutions Group family with a combined fleet of 173 aircraft operating on every continent. The group also provides various aviation services such as MRO services, pilot and crew training, ground handling and other interconnected aviation solutions.
Marijus Ravoitis says: ‘We are proud to cooperate with such a well-known and big market player as Pegasus Airlines, fulfilling its pilot training goals at the highest standards. Being chosen by Pegasus as a training provider is a sign of recognition for us as the airline owns its own approved training organization, just like BAA Training, and is at the forefront of the field.’