Avion Express cadet program pathway

Avion Express, an experienced narrow-body ACMI operator operating worldwide, presents its cadet program. It is a great opportunity for individuals with no previous flying experience to get a Commercial Pilot Licence and join the cockpit of the airline of opportunities. Upon enrolment in the program, cadets will receive a letter of undertaking, which means that after the successful completion of the program, they will get their chance to fly for Avion Express.

Registration to this program is currently closed.

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

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

Age

Over 18 years old

Residency

Unrestricted right to live and work in the European Union

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and English is of key importance.

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Education

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 Wizz Air for social competence and aptitude assessment

Steps of the preselection process:

1. Contact us

Please fill out the form below in order to get your personal manager at BAA Training who will guide you through the whole preselection process.

2. Initial discussion on terms, conditions and answers to possible Qs

You will be reached by email or phone to discuss your needs and terms of application. At this stage, the personal manager will answer all of your questions.

3. Document screening and schedule of the assessment date

After you provide a scanned copy of your passport valid to travel abroad and educational documents you are ready to set the date of the assessment.

4. Candidate assessment

Go through the candidate assessment process allowing to assess whether you possess certain personal traits, competencies, cognitive abilities and skills, English language knowledge and motivation necessary for a successful pilot.

The assessment is conducted through the reliable and valid test system Cut-e as well as a structural interview.

5. Suitable candidate is presented to the airline

If a student‘s profile match with airline‘s requirements, he is presented to the airline for the final decision.

6. Candidate‘s final interview with the airline

The airline invites suitable candidates for the final interview. It involves group tasks and a personal interview.

ATPL Preselection

Minimum entry requirements

Age

Over 18 years old

Residency

Unrestricted right to live and work in the European Union

Theoretical preparation

Knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, and English is of key importance.

Physical status

Valid EASA 1st Class Medical Certificate

Education

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 Wizz Air for social competence and aptitude assessment

Steps of the preselection process:

1. Contact us

Please fill out the form below in order to get your personal manager at BAA Training who will guide you through the whole preselection process.

2. Initial discussion on terms, conditions and answers to possible Qs

You will be reached by email or phone to discuss your needs and terms of application. At this stage, the personal manager will answer all of your questions.

3. Document screening and schedule of the assessment date

After you provide a scanned copy of your passport valid to travel abroad and educational documents you are ready to set the date of the assessment.

4. Personality assessment (Profile XT)

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

5. Aptitude assessment (Compass)

Compass includes: hand-eye-foot coordination, eye-hand coordination, spatial orientation, multi-task management, mental calculations, short term memory, and tech-test.

6. English test

Your English knowledge is tested as all of your training will be conducted in the aviation language – English.

7. Structural Interview

A structural interview is conducted face to face and compared with the results from the previously mentioned tests.

8. Suitable candidate is presented to the airline

If a student‘s profile match with airline‘s requirements, he is presented to the airline for the final decision.

9. Candidate‘s final interview with the airline

The airline invites suitable candidates for the final interview. It involves group tasks and a personal interview.

Course content

Course content

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THEORETICAL TRAINING

Theoretical part consists of 14 subjects (792 hours with exams) to be completed in 6-8 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
  • Aircraft operation manual
NTS TRAINING

BAA Training introduces a new non-technical module in theoretical training – Pilot career development through NTS (Non-Technical Skills). This module is designed for students to develop skills and competences important for a successful pilot career: leadership, co-operation, teamwork, communication and other.

 

NTS training is prepared according to a new requirement from EASA to implement a new training course Area 100 KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes). This course will be mandatory for every training provider from 2022. BAA Training becomes one of the first training providers to add NTS training into its training syllabus – an extended training program is available from spring 2019.

BAA Training introduces a new non-technical module in theoretical training – Pilot career development through NTS (Non-Technical Skills). This module is designed for students to develop skills and competences important for a successful pilot career: leadership, co-operation, teamwork, communication and other.

 

NTS training is prepared according to a new requirement from EASA to implement a new training course Area 100 KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes). This course will be mandatory for every training provider from 2022. BAA Training becomes one of the first training providers to add NTS training into its training syllabus – an extended training program is available from spring 2019.

Course duration: 37 hours

Course Duration: 37 hours

I PART. GROUPII PART. PROFESSIONIII PART. CAREER
1st meeting reviewAviation Business Trends & Pilot ProfessionATPL Theory revision before job interview
COMPETENCES to develop:Search and Selection process in the Airline & Introducing Airline CompaniesADVANCED Compass test
1. Co-operation2nd group meetingJob Interview Training (group training) 1
2. Leadership & Managerial Skills and teamworkJob Interview Training (group training) 2
3. Problem Solving & Decision MakingSession in the FFS
4. Workload Management & Situational Awareness3rd final meeting
Individual consultations

 I PART. GROUP

  • 1st meeting review

Competences to develop:

  • Co-operation
  • Leadership & Managerial Skills and teamwork
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Workload Management & Situational Awareness

 

II PART. PROFESSION

  • Aviation Business Trends & Pilot Profession
  • Search and Selection process in the Airline & Introducing Airline Companies
  • 2nd group meeting

 

III PART. CAREER

  • ATPL Theory revision before job interview
  • ADVANCED Compass test
  • Job Interview Training (group training) 1
  • Job Interview Training (group training) 2
  • Session in the FFS
  • 3rd final meeting
  • Individual consultations
FLIGHT TRAINING

Flight training consists of 200 hours including Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer, single-engine and multi-engine aircraft.

  • 149 hours – single-engine aircraft
  • 14 hours – multi-engine aircraft
  • 37 hours – FNPT II (Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer)

*Flight training sessions take place all year round.

 

 BAA Training fleet consists of of six Cesna 172S, eleven Tecnam P2002JF, two Tecnam P2006T, one Cabri G-2. Find out more about our fleet here.

MCC TRAINING

MCC Training consists of 25 hours theoretical training and 15 hours of flight training at Full Flight Simulator (without motion system).

CAA EXAMINATION
  • 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
  • Aircraft operation manual
INCLUDED

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 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 book
  • Logbook
INVESTMENT & FUNDING

Included:

  • All the material needed for your successful training
  • Flight training and airport fees
  • Tailor-made uniform and polo shirts for the flight season

 

Not included:

  • Assessment procedure
  • Medical examination for EASA Class 1 Medical. Read more about the procedure here. Please note, that it may be cheaper to have your medical examination in Lithuania as a fee for it is 309 € (the same procedure in the UK would cost approximately 660 €*)
  • Living expenses and accommodation (you can compare prices in Vilnius and your own city here)
  • CAA exams (a fee for one exam at Lithuanian CAA is 26 €*, while it costs 76 €* in the UK)
  • Issuing of professional licence at Lithuanian CAA costs 118 €* (while it costs 285 €* in the UK)

*Please note that the price is subject to change.

 

Funding

There are several options for students to get a partial or full funding for flight training. It is either a bank loan or different funding institutions in various countries. Find out more.

Please note that BAA Training does not provide financial support.

WHERE WILL YOU TRAIN AND LIVE

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.

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Registration to this program is currently closed.