Avia Solutions Group and HNCA sign joint venture agreement

©Avia Solutions Group and HNCA signing ceremony

Avia Solutions Group and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) have signed a Joint Venture agreement to establish new entity, BAA Training China. BAA Training together with HNCA will operate a commercial aircraft aviation-training center in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) in order to become a prime choice aviation-training provider for China-based airlines.

BAA Training is delivering its 20 years of experience in pilot and cabin crew training services and solutions together with its IT, sales, marketing, quality control solutions to the Chinese aviation market. According to the agreement, the training center will operate under a franchise license and will be located in a strategically chosen location at Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone (ZAEZ) as it is within several minutes’ drive from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (CGO). BAA Training China center with planned investments for more than US$60 million (€53 million) will be equipped with new state-of-the-art training devices and six full-flight simulators including Airbus A320- and Boeing 737-family aircraft types to provide a full scope of pilot, cabin crew and ground handling aviation training. It is planned that the first full-flight simulator will be ready for training in the second half of 2020.

The training center is expected to supply up to 40,000 hours per year in full-flight simulation for current and new pilots. Total capacity of the training center will be 4000 pilots per year. The company is planning to serve more than 30,000 hours of theoretical training courses per year as well. BAA Training, delivering training services all around the globe, pays particular attention to ensuring pilots’ comfort during training time, therefore it is planned to equip the brand new BAA Training China training centre with a luxury relax lounge with a library, massage seats and various entertainment facilities.

As the experts are forecasting a strong need for commercial airline pilots, BAA Training and HNCA have a mutual agreement to contribute to the aviation community preparing high-quality aviation professionals. According to the CAAC, the country’s civil aviation authority, the industry in China is experiencing sustained growth: the annual flying time has soared to 10.5 million hours up from 6.19 million hours over the past five years. Boeing and Airbus predict up to 325,000 pilots will be needed between today and 2037 in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions, while China’s fleet alone is expected to more than double, reaching an 18% share of the world’s fleet

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