BAA Training and L3 Harris Technologies have signed a multimillion-dollar deal to supply nine RealitySeven full flight simulators to the Lithuanian pilot training company.

    The simulators will be delivered in a phased manner. The first four are scheduled to be assembled, approved and ready for training in 9-12 months, and will be placed at BAA Training headquarters in Vilnius and BAA’s training centre in Barcelona.

    The remaining five simulators will be delivered at training centres in Spain, Vietnam and Italy, where BAA has plans to open a new facility.

    The simulators will cater for both Boeing and Airbus aircraft families, including the Boeing 737NG, Airbus A320neo, and other types.

    Industry analysts predict the share of narrowbody aircraft in the global fleet will increase from 58 per cent to 66 per cent by 2029, and Boeing and Airbus will present 98 per cent of all narrowbodies deliveries.

    L3 Harris says the RealitySeven full flight simulator, delivers a high degree of reliability, maintainability and supportability for training centre operators. RealitySeven functionality – including digital electrical control loading and electric motion systems – reduce power consumption and provide high trainer availability for airlines, ensuring minimal through life operational costs.

    “BAA Training’s selection is testament to the quality of our devices and the skills and expertise of the engineers who develop them,” said L3 Harris VP sales and marketing, commercial aviation, Robin Glover-Faure.

    “We look forward to supporting BAA Training to expand their capacity by providing these industry-leading devices.”

    “Following the aircraft preference with operators in Europe and Asia, we are not only providing training solutions for the specific types they operate but also in the most convenient locations for clients, and to ensure the highest training equipment standards. BAA Training shares the same mindset for aviation training quality,” stated the CEO at BAA Training Egle Vaitkeviciute.