New Managing director Aurimas Urbonas appointed to lead BAA Training Spain – a modern six simulator aviation training center near Barcelona El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport set to accommodate various pilot training needs: wet and dry full flight simulators lease services, type rating training, and more. New Managing Director will develop and execute the training center’s strategic objectives and drive its organizational success.
“I am delighted to announce Aurimas Urbonas has been appointed as a Managing Director of BAA Training Spain. The launch of the largest BAA Training branch is of critical importance to us, and over the 5 years of staying with the company, Aurimas has proved to be ready for this challenging yet exciting role. His excellent track record, dedication, and collaborative leadership style will help him establish our credentials as an efficient, innovative, and customer-centric training provider in Spain”, said BAA Training CEO Egle Vaitkeviciute.
A 5300-square-meter aviation training facility complements the existing Ab Initio flight training school’s offering and finalizes a full-scope aviation training hub’s project. With the premises ready and projected growth of up to 11 simulators in the future, it will be home for the first six by 2021. BAA Training Spain, located just 10 minutes’ drive from the El Prat airport, the second largest and busiest airport in Spain, has a capacity of 44,000 flight training hours and can provide recurrent training for 4,300 pilots annually. It will soon be equipped with three FFS and three FTD level 2 devices, with the initial two – Airbus A320ceo and Boeing 737 NG FFS – being available for training in March 2021, followed by Boeing 737 MAX in April.
As a quickly adaptable company, BAA Training introduces a new cost-efficient training solution where FFS and FTD level 2 training can be combined at a 50/50 ratio, in line with EASA regulation. This alternative training solution will support airlines with their cost-cutting, offering to save up to 40% on every training hour completed on FTD level 2 instead of FFS.
The newly appointed Managing Director, Aurimas Urbonas, will bear responsibility for BAA Training Spain performance. He will convey and execute the company’s vision, establish and maintain effective links with customers, and develop long-range plans and strategies.
Commenting on the appointment, Aurimas Urbonas said, “Now that I have been given this exciting opportunity to lead BAA Training through the next chapter, I am strongly determined to apply my extensive and versatile management experience to achieve strategic business objectives, ensure profitability and satisfy company’s and its main shareholder’s business needs. I will continue to actively maintain and develop relationships with our corporate clients and expose them to more cost-efficient training opportunities, such as a combination of FFS and FTD level 2 training, as an example.”
Aurimas Urbonas will commence his new leadership role in BAA Training Spain in January 2021.