Marijus Ravoitis, CEO of BAA Training emphasized, “This partnership arrives when the industry faces a critical shortage of pilots. Luxair’s initiative to pre-finance the training of its pilots is a direct and innovative response to this escalating need for skilled aviators. We are prepared to address this demand utilizing our know-how, the expanding training infrastructure, and resources in Spain.”

The candidates carefully shortlisted by the airline will be sent to BAA Training on an annual basis. The first group commenced their training in April 2024.

BAA Training’s primary flight base is at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport, where Luxair’s pilots will undergo training. Additional flight bases are scheduled for launch in the second half of 2024, with further openings in 2025 and 2026 across other parts of Europe. The company has recently placed an order for 48 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft to expand its fleet.


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BAA Training is part of the Irish company Avia Solutions Group, the world’s largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, with a fleet of 212 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services including MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), pilot and crew training, ground handling, and various associated services. Supported by 12,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, the group operates worldwide.