British School of Aviation (BSA) has been approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to deliver face-to-face and online synchronous engineer type rating training for the Boeing 737 Classic, NG and MAX aircraft.

    The EASA Part-147 approved training organisation will provide theoretical training, group learning and revision sessions and examinations. The training is delivered by Boeing-trained instructors at London Luton Airport as well as online, with the final practical element being delivered on the relevant aircraft type.

    British School of Aviation says it had already pivoted its training proposition to an online model, which launched in July with a Boeing 787 synchronous type rating course for B1/B2 qualified engineers.

    Chief executive officer of BSA, Shonu Bamrah said: “Even before Covid-19, BSA was in advanced discussions with a number of international customers regarding the merits of online and virtual reality based training, in response to the economic challenges faced by the industry.

    “This process has been accelerated by the impact of the pandemic, so BSA’s successful introduction of a synchronous online platform marks an important step forward in the development of innovative new approaches to delivering cost-efficient mandated training.”

    Demand for face-to-face training

    “Whilst we anticipated increased demand for distance learning solutions, face-to-face training is still required, particularly in regard to new recruits such as apprentice engineers, which airlines and MROs will need in the years ahead”, Bamrah says. “BSA is ready to support them with a cost-efficient outsourced solution.”

    British School of Aviation expects students to return to its facility as government restrictions are further eased. The business has implemented a low-density classroom configuration of up to nine students, as opposed to previous intakes of 16, in order to ensure social distancing procedures. The organisation says additional health protection measures are also in place, including visitor temperature checks, ‘smart’ pathways, hand sanitising stations and use of face coverings.