airBaltic Training Joins European Business Aviation Association

airBaltic Training has joined European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), an organization that represents interests of its members specializing in air transport tailored to the specific needs of company executives, government officials and individuals.

Vilmantas Mažonas, Deputy Director of airBaltic Training: “Last year, airBaltic Training introduced a new training programme for business aviation pilots. Building on the experience in training aviation personnel, airBaltic Training expanded into a new area. Becoming a member in EBAA, we can strengthen our ties with business aviation professionals and achieve better representation of our interests in this particular segment of the industry.“

Last year alone airBaltic Training qualified approximately 3000 professionals – more than 1500 pilots, almost 1000 cabin crew members and several hundred of ground handlers, cargo agents, security personnel and others. They represented almost 30 countries including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, England, Ireland, Iceland, France, Lithuania, Portugal, Netherlands and the CIS. airBaltic Training, subsidiary of Air Baltic Corporation, is offering a wide range of aviation training services in Riga, Latvia. The modern and purpose-built airBaltic Training facility is equipped with a B737 Full Flight Simulator, Multi Purpose Trainer, several door trainers, computerized and convenient classrooms. In February 2011 airBaltic Training became IATA Regional Training Center, the only one of its kind in the European Union.

Last year, the experience and training resources of airBaltic Training made it possible to create a unique programme for business aviation pilots, arranged in convenient training blocks. The package of training programs is unique as it introduces training blocks that allow business aviation pilots to take focused courses in one location.

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

More information on EBAA: http://www.ebaa.org/content/dsp_page/pagec/busaviation

  

airBalticin brief:  

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. The primary shareholder is Latvian state with 99.8% of stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 34 aircraft – six Boeing 737-500, eight Boeing 737-300, two Boeing 757-200, ten Fokker 50 airplanes and eight Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from three Baltic capital cities – Riga, Vilnius, and Tallinn. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 – a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. In summer 2010, airBaltic was chosen for anna.aero ANNIES Award as Europe's largest flag carrier by new routes. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline.

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