Central Europe aviation training centre, Baltic Aviation Academy, has signed a successful contract with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The one year contract includes Airbus A320 type rating training, as well as Boeing 737 CL and ATR 72 full flight simulator dry leases which will be executed at Baltic Aviation Academy training centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.
After a year of intensive negotiations, both parties have agreed on the contract terms and conditions and at the end of March, the first group from Pakistan International Airlines has already started the type rating training course. Pakistan International Airlines is the national flag carrier and the largest Pakistan airline which operates 24 domestic and 38 international destinations which span across the world’s major airport hubs in four continents. Company’s fleet consists of 38 aircraft that include Airbus A310, A320, Boeing 737, 747, 777, and ATR 42. PIA will be adding additional 11 Airbus A320 aircraft in the October of 2014.
“For Baltic Aviation Academy, this contract is a result of a long and persistent work that was invested into gaining new clients from Asia region. It places a significant quality mark on the aviation training solutions that Baltic Aviation Academy provides and reinforces the focus that airlines place on the importance of safety” – comments Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at Baltic Aviation Academy.
„It’s our first experience dealing with any Lithuanian based company. And we are doing it with a great confidence. Baltic Aviation Academy turned out to be a nice experience for us in terms of their commitment, cooperation and understanding. We hope to continue utilizing their professional expertise to benefit both parties, Pakistan International Airlines and Baltic Aviation Academy. ” – said Captain Shahid Hussain, Chief Pilot Crew Training at Pakistan International Airlines.