The main facts from the history of Baltic Aviation Academy:
- Originated from the training department of the Lithuanian airlines, established in 1938.
- In 1991, the Lithuanian Airlines was re-established as the national carrier. Some of the employees still celebrate the date as in the same year the company started using the Western manufactured aircraft Boeing 737 –the first company to do that in the Soviet Union.
- Since 2005 the company has been run on private capital. As a result, the Training centre began training flying personnel for eternal customers.
- In 2008 the centre was granted the status of a Type Rating Training Organization (TRTO) by the Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration.
- As a result, the Board of the Training centre decided to name it Baltic Aviation Academy giving an important message to the society about its commitment and ambitious goal to become the leading aviation training institution in the region.
- In 2009 the Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration approved Baltic Aviation Academy as a Flight Training Organization (FTO) meeting all international requirements for respective training organizations providing initial pilot training.
- Primarily focused on helping the Russian and the CIS-based airlines in the process of renewing their aviation parks and moving from Tupolevs, Ilyushins and Antonovs to Airbuses, Embraers and Boeings, since 2010 Baltic Aviation Academy has established strong market positions in the Western European, later on - in Indian, the Middle Eastern, Asian-Pacific and Latin American markets.
With its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, Baltic Aviation Academy currently operates 16 full flight simulators across 10 countries. We are proud to be the Alumni for more than 15 000 trained specialists and the current employer of 140 high-skilled pilot training instructors from Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Spain, Sweden and other European countries.