CTC Aviation has announced the development of a new airline pilot training programme exclusively for Indian students.
CTC’s Chief Executive Officer Rob Clarke announced, “We are actively engaged with a number of Indian airlines to launch an airline pilot training course that is tailored to suit their specific needs and we have secured agreement from at least one Indian airline to consider these pilots post the training. This is a major breakthrough into the Indian market for CTC.”
The Group has been working closely with Park Institutions of Coimbatore on plans to open a flight training facility in the region to support the new programme.
Cpt Clarke added, “India, as one of the fastest growing aviation market places, is a truly exciting, vibrant and important place for us to be as a business. We see huge potential for the whole market place, but in particular the low cost carriers who want to focus their business model on their core revenue generating activity of flying passengers around their network.” CTC currently delivers command training for experienced pilots already working for IndiGo.
CTC plans to commence marketing and selection for the initial intake of ten Indian nationals during the first quarter of 2013. Successful candidates will train in CTC’s facilities in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
CTC is also developing a pilot retraining programme for the unemployed pool of pilots in India.