BAA TRAINING CHINA
On October 25, 2019, following the Joint Venture agreement between Avia Solutions Group and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company signed in July, 2019, construction of BAA Training China, a modern six full-flight simulator aviation training centre commenced. The training centre is scheduled to be functional in the second half of 2020 and will be designed to provide 40,000 flight hours per year and train approximately 4,000 pilots. As aviation experts predict, Asia Pacific area demand for new commercial pilots will account for 38 per cent of the global demand with more than half of it for the market in China. Boeing has just recently updated their forecast for the upcoming twenty years, stating that Chinese carriers will need 8,090 new planes till 2038, which exceeds the previously predicted figure by 5.2 per cent.
With the land plot of almost five hectares chosen in Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone (ZAEZ) the companies are to build a state-of-art training facilities of almost 5,000 square meters accommodating six Airbus and Boeing family full-flight simulators, training devices, modern classrooms and luxury lounge zone. Strategically located in Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone, the training centre will be 15 minutes’ drive from the Zhengzhou Airport, allowing pilots to cut down on time spent travelling for training. The well-developed infrastructure is ready to fulfil not only the technical needs for the training centre establishment, but also the future development projects. Not only we are eager to enter China’s aviation training market, but also work on synergies with local government and partners in order to contribute to the Henan aviation market development projects”, shares Egle Vaitkeviciute, BAA Training CEO.