In 2011 aviation market achieved the course of being the safest ever in commercial aviation. According to Wall Street Journal statistics apportioned one passenger death for every 7.1 million air travellers worldwide which will break the previous record of one per 6.4 million, set in 2004. Ground safety and pilot training are two areas to focus on, as well as increasing awareness of flight hazards in certain developing countries, notes the Wall Street Journal.
Baltic Aviation Academy throughout 2011 put additional emphasis on aviation safety spheres as type rating and additional aviation training programs proper implementation and improvement by including programme adaptation to different geographical regions, crew resource management and necessity of aviation English.
“Aviation’s rapidly growing market, demand of pilots, big new aircraft deliveries requires to draw our attention to aviation safety and training issues. Taking into account these factors aviation training centres should manage to ensure high quality trainings. Baltic Aviation Academy analyzes aviation safety issues trying to find the core of the problem and solutions by getting advices from experts and instructors. The analyzes, strict training conduction supervision brings us to the results that we are proud of - pilots trained at Baltic Aviation Academy have not made any emergency or catastrophic aviation situations. “, commented Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at Baltic Aviation Academy.
Aviation training centre participated in global conferences urging aviation safety issues. During World Aviation Training Conference (WATS 2011) it was presented the report “General Human Recourse Principals in Aviation Business: Commercial Pilot Student Candidate Assessment” featuring initial pilot training candidates’ selection model. The Russian – Western European Pilot Training Data Analysis launched at European Airline Training Symposium 2011 (EATS 2011) by Baltic Aviation Academy (BAA), stated that 85% of 150 pilots retrained from Russian to Western European aircraft types in BAA during 2011, needed additional focus on Western approach for the teamwork in the cockpit. Third Baltic Aviation Academy’s presentation “Cabin Crew Competence Development: Language Issues” was presented at European Cabin Safety Conference highlighting that Aviation English Standards for Cabin Crew should be implemented as non-English speaking countries have an increasing number of international flights.
The record is best for carriers flying Western-built planes. This year, they have experienced one major crash per three million flights worldwide, roughly 49% better than in 2010 and roughly three times better than 2001, according to the International Air Transport Association, a global trade group.