Airbus A320
Type Rating

This course is for pilots who wish to fly the Airbus A320 family aircraft, the leader in the narrow-body market.

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Leader in the
market

Fly-by-wire
aircraft

WHY CHOOSE
A320 Type Rating?

Type Rating certification is an essential credential a pilot should acquire if they want a career as an airline pilot. Investing in the A320 Type Rating proves advantageous for the following reasons.

Leader in the market

As of August 2022, a total of 16,622 A320s had been ordered and 10,474 delivered, of which 9,824 aircraft were in service with more than 340 operators.

Fly-by-wire aircraft

The A320 Family’s cockpit shares commonalities with the other Airbus aircraft. A single Type Rating enables pilots to fly A319, A320 and A321 thanks to their identical cockpits and operating procedures. They can also easily step up to Airbus’ widebody fly-by-wire aircraft with Cross Crew Qualification – opening opportunities for versatility in their flying assignments and giving airlines greater flexibility in deploying the flight crews.

WHY BAA Training?

PERSONAL MANAGER:

Each student has a personal manager assigned who facilitates their entire studying process and employment.

QUALITY:

Fully standardized, highly competent instructors with years of experience in the field currently employed as airline Captains.

FLEXIBILITY:

We are flexible in terms of where you will study. Choose between a training center in Lithuania and BAA Training Spain in Barcelona.

ONLY 4 STEPS
to get you ready for airline interviews

step 1

Type Rating
theory

3 weeks

step 2

Full Flight
Simulator training

2 weeks

step 3

Base
training

1 day

step 4

Knowledge
test

1 day

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with airlines!

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AIRBUS A320
TYPE RATING

program structure

The course consists of Airbus A320 Type Rating (theory and full flight simulator training), followed by Base Training and an optional job interview preparation course.

TOTAL DURATION:

171

hours

35

days

THEORY

DAYS

21

The ground school training consists of computer-based training (CBT), theory and APT sessions. Students also get Virtual Reality headsets that offer artificial representation of the cockpit environment. During the theory part, 4 tests and a final examination have to be passed.

PRACTICE

DAYS

14

A320 full flight simulator training takes place in the most realistic replica of A320 cockpits. Passing a skill test is mandatory to proceed to the next stage.

BASE
training

DAY

1*

You will hone your Type Rating skills during this stage while doing six take-offs and landings and one go-around on the actual A320 aircraft. The training is organized at an agreed airport.

* Takes 1 day and is scheduled within 2 months of the previous stage completion.

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VIRTUAL REALITY
Technology

Virtual Reality (VR) technology allows pilots to interact with instrument panels and practice standard procedures in an immersive simulated environment. Below are the advantages the usage of VR headsets gives to our A320 Type Rating students:

  • Instructor-approved self-training (30 days of use 24/7 at your own pace and time)
  • Highly efficient muscle memory and motor skills
  • Increased knowledge retention rates
  • Enhanced Multi-Crew skills

ENTRY
requirements

Flight time

70 hours as a pilot-in-command (PIC)
of an aeroplane

License

Valid CPL (ATPL theory) or ATPL

Ratings

Valid multi-engine (ME) and
instrument rating (IR)

Physical status

Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate

Qualification course

MCC and Advanced UPRT (only for EASA and only for the first type) certificate of completion*

*MCC can be integrated into the Type Rating training upon request. Advanced UPRT can be arranged separately at our flight school in Lleida-Alguaire.

Right to live & work in the EU

Treated equally with EU nationals
(for job interview guarantee only)

English language proficiency

ICAO level 4

EXPLORE OUR
training locations!

LITHUANIA, Vilnius

  • 5 min drive from the Vilnius International airport
  • 4 FFSs for your services: two A320, B737 NG and B737 CL
  • Spacious classrooms, briefing/debriefing rooms
  • A dining room and a leisure zone with snack and coffee vending machines
  • Accommodation offered at 4* LOOP Hotel next to the training center
  • Airport pickup is available
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BAA Training Spain classroom BAA Training Spain classroom 3 FFS at BAA Training Spain BAA Training Spain lobby 2 FFS at BAA Training Spain

SPAIN, Barcelona

  • 15 min drive from the Barcelona-El Prat Airport
  • 7-bay simulator center already equipped with 3 brand-new FFSs (A320ceo, A320ceo/neo, B737 MAX) and a brand-new A320 FTD Level 2
  • Spacious classrooms, briefing/debriefing rooms
  • A dining room and a leisure zone with snack and coffee vending machines

FRANCE, Paris

  • Modern 3,400 m² training center in Paris
  • 15-minute drive from Paris-Orly Airport
  • 6 bays for state-of-the-art training equipment
  • Spacious classrooms, briefing/debriefing rooms

TESTIMONIALS

Javier Gayoso

"For my Type Rating, I chose BAA Training because of their reputation for quality training and their partnership with Avion Express, where I’m currently completing the selection process. The training quality was exceptional – instructors demonstrated a high level of professionalism, providing thorough and engaging instructions throughout the program. The training environment was conducive to learning, with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including full flight simulators, which greatly enhanced my overall learning experience. The Type Rating program exceeded my expectations in terms of depth and comprehensiveness. The curriculum covered all necessary aspects, ensuring I was well-prepared for my role as First Officer. Overall, my experience with BAA Training was excellent, and I highly recommend them to aspiring pilots."

Pluchon Guillaume

“I did my A320 Type Rating with SmartLynx at the BAA Training center in Barcelona. I signed my contract with the airline to be a First Officer, only a few weeks after the end of the training. Before entering BAA Training, I asked for information, ‘cause for me, BAA Training was the best A320 Type Rating provider for cadet pilots with many opportunities at the end of the training. All the people from BAA Training I met in Barcelona were kind and always here to help. For me, the Type Rating was awesome. Of course, that meant a lot of personal work, but in matters of subjects, time of learning, and behavior, it was just perfect for me!”

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