Avion Express Multi-Crew Pilot Licence Training Program

BAA Training in cooperation with Avion Express launched MPL training to get you with no previous aviation experience to First Officer airline seat in 18 months. The program is developed under the latest regulations to meet the highest training standards in the industry.

The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to operate as co-pilot of a multi-engine multi-pilot turbine-powered air transport aeroplane under VFR and IFR and to obtain an MPL according to the airline procedures.

In other words, to perform in an F/O position at Avion Express in 18 months, you will go through:

  • the extensive training program based on competency-development for successful and efficient pilot performance
  • the training the major part of which is conducted in the A320 FFS
  • airline procedures integrated to the course from the first day of training

Why Avion Express MPL Training Program:

  • most of the training is conducted in a multi-crew environment;
  • the training from the Phase 2 is conducted on the Airbus A320 FBS/FFS – the same aircraft type the pilot will fly at Avion Express;
  • this is the fastest pilot training program from 0 to First Officer seat;
  • type rating training at the Phase 4 is delivered by the Airline (Avion Express);
  • based on competency development rather than task management;
  • real airline experience simulation (LIFUS) at the Phase 4;
  • 80% of the training delivered by the airline-experienced instructors;
  • highest efficiency-ensuring equipment:

11 x Tecnam P2002JF

2 x Tecnam P2006T

2 x Airbus APT devices

FNPT II trainer devices

About Avion Express

Avion Express is an experienced narrow-body ACMI operator successfully working with clients in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific, South America. In 2019 the company is operating 22 Airbus A320 family aircraft. To strengthen its position in the market, in 2019 Avion Express established Avion Express Malta, a subsidiary airline based in Malta which operates Airbus A320 aircraft fleet.

Avion Express was awarded ACMI Operator of the Year 2019 at Air Transport Awards by International Business News and reached the 22nd position among Lithuanian Business Leaders Top 500 in 2018 according to Verslo Žinios, the leading business newspaper in Lithuania. The company was also recognized by Verslo Žinios as one of the Top 20 Lithuanian Most Desirable Employers of 2019.

The company is constantly growing in terms of employees, fleet, and production. As such, Avion Express ended 2018 with its record production result of over 52,500 block hours. The company expects to increase this number to 60,000 block hours in 2019.

Avion Express pays close attention to its employees’ well-being. As the company expands, it constantly strives to provide them with opportunities to advance. To create a comfortable work environment, Avion Express provides its flight and cabin crew with accommodation and covers commuting expenses. The company believes that motivated and well-treated employees will deliver the highest level of service.

22 Airbus A320 family aircraft in summer 2019

Over 10 years of experience

Clients in Europe, Africa,  Asia-Pacific, South America

Minimum entry requirements


Over 18 years old


Unrestricted right to live and work in the European Union

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and English is of key importance. During the assessment, the school and exam grades of these disciplines are evaluated additionally. A special skill assessment can be organised by the academy for those having low or no grades from their secondary school

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate


Secondary or higher

Personal competence and aptitude

All candidates must go through special tests and interviews developed by the selection commission of the BAA Training and Avion Express for social competence and aptitude assessment

Candidate assessment process

The assessment procedure is divided into two parts: online assessment and assessment in Vilnius. The process consists of extra individual and group tasks to measure specific competencies that cannot be properly measured only during the interview and tests.

STEP 1: Online assessment

Whenever it is suitable for the candidate

Profile XT

The test examines three key personality areas and evaluates individual fit for the position you are applying for in accordance with them.

English grammar test

Your English knowledge (both written and spoken) is tested as all of your training will be conducted in the aviation language – English.

BAA Training interview

An online meeting with a BAA Training recruitment specialist. The aim of the interview is to give a candidate a realistic picture of expectations of the profession; also to evaluate the candidate’s level of motivation, identify whether he/she is suitable for a pilot’s profession.

STEP 2: Two-day assessment in Vilnius

Only on the exact dates set together with Avion Express


Compass test includes: hand-eye-foot coordination, eye-hand coordination, spatial orientation, multi-task management, mental calculations, short term memory, and tech-test. Set to be done on the day 1.

Individual task

Done on the day 1

Group tasks and interview

The interview with both the airline and BAA Training (on the day 2)

Course content


Theoretical part consists of 14 subjects (800.4 hours with exams) to be completed in 9 months.

  • Air law
  • Communication
  • Operating procedures
  • Mass and balance
  • Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft general knowledge
  • Flight planning
  • Performance
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Human performance
  • Principles of flight
  • VFR/IFR communications

Flight training consists of 252 hours including Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer, single-engine and multi-engine aircraft and FFS.

  • 58,3 hours – single-engine aircraft
  • 10 hours – multi-engine aircraft
  • 20 hours – FNPT II (Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer)
  • 130,7 hours – FBS
  • 32 hours – FFS

*Flight training sessions take place all year round.

  • Application of knowledge
  • Application of procedures and compliance with regulations
  • Communication
  • Aeroplane Flight Path Management, Automation
  • Aeroplane Flight Path Management, Manual control
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Situation Awareness and Management of Information
  • Workload Management
  • Air law
  • Communication
  • Operating procedures
  • Mass and balance
  • Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft general knowledge
  • Flight planning
  • Performance
  • General navigation
  • Radio navigation
  • Human performance
  • Principles of flight
  • VFR/IFR communications

Base training is performed within 60 days after a successful completion of training in the FFS. The training consists of 6 take-offs and landings using real A320 aircraft. After base training is completed, student receives MPL certificate from BAA and MPL licence from CAA. Training continues to Line training at airlines.


After the Base Training phase, training continues at Airlines according to their requirements and procedures.


You will be provided with all the material needed for your successful training at BAA Training.

  • ATP(A) CBT (Bristol ATP theory software)
  • BAA bag
  • Vol.5 Radio Navigation e-book
  • NM-2 ruler
  • PP-1 protractor
  • CB-3 knee board
  • CRP-5
  • Tailor-made uniform
  • Polo shirts for flight season
  • Vol. 1 Flying training e-book
  • Logbook

A theoretical part of your training is conducted at the academy headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania. Take a 360 tour.

„QS Best Student Cities 2018″ placed Vilnius among TOP 100 best cities in the world for international students. According to the ranking indicators, the capital of Lithuania has a fairly low cost of living compared to other European capitals.

Vilnius - Lithuania

The city of Vilnius perfectly combines high-quality studies with unforgettable entertainment and comfortable living for a reasonable cost. Living in Vilnius can pose a unique experience for every student interested in discovering a new culture and travelling around. You can find plenty of hangout spots there such as wonderful historical places, cosy cafes, local markets, a variety of restaurants and nightclubs. Being in the heart of Europe, it is pretty easy to travel around, as you can easily reach even the furthermost cities in a few hours. Also, Vilnius has an easy access to nature within walking distance.

For the long term accommodation we offer LOOP hotel. The newly-built hotel of contemporary design, located next to the BAA Training premises, will provide you with a comfortable stay. LOOP hotel is located 1 kilometre away from the International Vilnius Airport and 3 kilometres away from the city centre.

The practical training will be held at one of our aerodromes. You could find more information about the aerodromes here.

If you have your practical training at Kaunas flight base, you can choose between staying in Vilnius and commuting to the aerodrome every day or temporarily moving to Kaunas. BAA Training could offer several partner hotels in Kaunas at affordable prices.

If you have your practical training at Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Spain, BAA Training will also provide you with all the necessary information needed for staying there.

Lleida-Alguaire Airport is 150 km away from Barcelona’s city centre and you could easily reach the city by using public transport or by renting a car. BAA Training will inform you about transportation prices and accommodation possibilities. The academy has a number of partner hotels and apartments to stay in the area or you can choose one by yourself.

In Lleida, the famous Spanish sunshine is what you get here free of charge. Besides, food and culture are the main things you also need to enjoy in Spain. Lleida offers a wide variety of landscapes from the high Pyrenees mountains to national parks. In addition, Lleida is rich in its monumental heritage – historical churches and museums. You could also visit plenty of local pubs, cafes and restaurants to taste local dishes and drinks or to hang out with friends.

With Spain’s warm climate and outdoor lifestyle, you may find yourself spending much of your free time sitting at cafés, enjoying the sun, or exploring the cultural monuments.

Please note that registration to this program is currently closed.

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