BAA Training Vietnam and Bamboo Airways have signed a three-year cooperation agreement defining BAA Training Vietnam as the partner of Bamboo Airways for training initial cadets for MPL programme. The future Bamboo Airways’ pilots will be completing the MPL program, fully approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on 12 January. Initially, the plan is to train approximately 100 student pilots within 3 years from 2023 to 2025.
Vytautas Jankauskas, CEO at BAA Training Vietnam, says: “Both BAA Training and Bamboo Airways share the same values. They ensure initial cadets get high-quality, comprehensive training complying with the industry regulatory requirements, where aviation safety practices play a fundamental role. Our collaboration with Bamboo Airways allows us to combine our efforts and introduce a new MPL training program following EASA’s rules and regulations. We expect to have a new generation of pilots to serve the airline industry in Vietnam. We especially appreciate Bamboo Airways’ transparency, willingness to take an innovative approach, and use modern business management methods. The newly launched MPL programme will allow us to contribute to developing the Vietnamese aviation sector by preparing self-disciplined pilots with the right skillset ready to work in a complex operational environment,” he added.
Nguyen Manh Quan, CEO of Bamboo Airways, says: “The MPL programme conducted by Bamboo Airways and BAA Training is the first and only comprehensive initial cadet training program in Vietnam. We hope that this advanced and cost-optimised program will open the door for Vietnamese student pilots to realise their dream of conquering the sky. We are now strengthening our time-tested partnership with BAA Training with the new MPL training program. This will significantly assist us in shaping a new generation of professional and skillful pilots meeting international standards to best serve both domestic and international markets. Our cooperation with such a prestigious aviation service provider marks the next milestone in Bamboo Airways’ roadmap toward the self-provided pilot source.”
The MPL programme is designed to bring advanced pilot training methods, with many outstanding advantages. The training time is optimised to 18 months, following modern European standards, along with up to 30 percent cost savings compared to traditional training programmes.