BAA Training cadet program

SmartLynx
Cadet Program

Become a First Officer at a leading and acknowledged EU-based ACMI, charter and cargo operator on Airbus A320 family aircraft in less than two years.

Fly on behalf of

and others

JOB OPPORTUNITY!

It was founded in 1992, and since then, has opened 4 offices worldwide, grown its fleet to 35 A320, A321 and A330 aircraft, and hired 220+ experts.

Both BAA Training and SmartLynx Airlines are family members of Avia Solutions Group, leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide.

It supports leading airlines with short and long-term ACMI services by operating flights in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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SMARTLYNX AIRLINES

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BAA Training students

WHAT IS
SmartLynx Airlines
Cadet Program?

This program is great for those who want to become commercial pilots on A320 and fly for SmartLynx Airlines, a leading EU-based ACMI headquartered in Latvia.

The letters ACMI stand for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance. It means that when other airlines contact SmartLynx, they provide them with the services such as aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance. For example, airlines might reach out to SmartLynx when they don’t have enough aircraft. In this case, SmartLynx will take on flight operations on behalf of these companies.

SmartLynx’s cadets, their future pilots, can benefit from flying for a multitude of airlines simultaneously, gaining a lot of diverse experience and learning to adapt quickly to each company’s special operating procedures and policies. You may find yourself flying for DHL, TUI fly, and easyJet since these are the major customers of SmartLynx.

SmartLynx cadet program includes ATPL Integrated with BAA Training and A320 Type Rating and Base Training with SmartLynx. Successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment from SmartLynx before training begins/

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AIRLINE JOB-READY
FIRST OFFICER
in just 20 months

12
Months

GROUND
school

8
Months

FLIGHT
school

20
Months

TOTAL
duration

ATPL
theory

ATPL
exams

HOURS
837

MONTHS
10

VFR FLIGHT
flight raining

HOURS
82

MONTHS
4

IFR – FNPT
flight training

HOURS
38

MONTH
1

IFR – SEP
flight training

HOURS
59

MONTHS
2

ME – MEP
flight training

ME – FNPT
flight training

HOURS
11 | 3

MONTH
0.5

AUPRT – SEP/VFR
training

MCC
training

MCC – FBS
flight training

HOURS
HOURS 3 | 25 | 16

MONTH
1

A320 TYPE RATING
course

BASE
training

MONTHS
-*

You are an
AIRLINE
PILOT

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EXPLORE OUR
training locations!

Ground school:
Lithuania, Spain or ONLINE

It is a theoretical part of your training that you can complete in one of the following locations: Lithuania, Spain or online via a purposefully dedicated virtual classroom.

The ground school in Spain is in our flight base in Lleida Alguaire, making it convenient for students to take theory and flight training in the same spot.

The ground school in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is just next to the BAA Training simulator training center and a few bus stops from the buzz of the beautiful old town.

The ground school in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is just next to the BAA Training simulator training center and a few bus stops from the buzz of the beautiful old town.

Flight school:
Spain

Our main flight base is in Spain, at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport. It is a convenient location with developed infrastructure and a suitable climate for training all year round.

You can also complete your theory training in Lleida-Alguaire to align it with your flight training.

We also have a flight base at Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport, where flight training is sometimes transferred due to changing circumstances.

You will practice on Cessna type of aircraft and FNPT II device.

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Our
INSTRUCTORS:

in addition to instructing, work as airline pilots/ATC controllers/Line training captains/TRIs or TREs.

will help you gain multicultural experience as they come from a variety of countries, such as France, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, etc.

hold at least a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the respective fields or even are scientists in engineering or economics holding a Ph.D.

APPLICATION
process

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Please fill out the form, and we will assign you a personal manager at BAA Training. The manager will take you through the entire selection process.

Document screening

Candidate assessment

ENTRY
requirements

Age

Over 18 years old

Education

Secondary or higher

Right to live & work in the EU

Treated equally with EU nationals

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Personal competence and aptitude

Completion of special tests and interviews developed by the selection committee of BAA Training is necessary.

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics and Physics is of key importance

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