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CAE and Baltic Aviation Academy join forces

July 18, 2011, Montreal - CAE and Baltic Aviation Academy, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, today announced that they have signed an agreement whereas CAE becomes BAA's provider of choice for full-flight simulator (FFS) requirements.


July 18, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The agreement is focused on leveraging the advantages of CAE's innovative training technology and global training network for airlines in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Initially, Baltic Aviation Academy will lease an Airbus A320 FFS from CAE and relocate it to Vilnius. CAE will also provide pilot training for BAA customers for a variety of aircraft types at CAE Training Centres in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; London, United Kingdom and Madrid, Spain.

"Eastern Europe is a growing market for commercial aviation, and the combined footprint of BAA and CAE addresses a wide range of the aircraft types in the region's airline fleets," said Jeff Roberts, CAE's Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. "This is another example of CAE's flexibility in working with customers and partners to provide the industry's broadest simulation portfolio of simulation with training options that are easy to access and tailored to each customer's unique training requirements."

"Our objective is to offer the best training possible for Russian and Eastern European airlines, and by joining forces with the world leader in simulation technology and training we can ensure the standard of high-quality services for the types of aircraft programs offered," said Egle Vaitkeviciute, Chief Executive Officer of Baltic Aviation Academy. "In addition to our training centres in Europe and the United States, our customers can access the extensive training resources of CAE's global network."