CTC Aviation announces Wizz Air programme for pilots who already have flight experience


CTC Aviation has launched two new Wizz Air airline pilot career programmes, following the launch of a first career programme in May 2015.

Whereas the first programme was designed to take aspiring pilots with no previous flying experience directly to the role of co-pilot, the new programme, called the CTC WINGS ‘Fast-Track’ airline pilot career programmes, is open to private pilot licence holders with additional flight experience (more than 154 hours total time) to join Wizz Air after completing one of these programmes.

Built upon EASA-FCL Modular regulations, there are two options:

  • Option 1 provides a 50-week programme of ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training combined with Commercial Pilot Licence and Instrument Rating modules for multi-engine aircraft, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), an Airline Qualification Course (MCC and JOC) and concludes with the completion of an A320 Type Rating using Wizz Air Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Option 2 is identical to option 1 but excludes the ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training for those that have already passed the 14 examinations and takes a shorter period of approximately 25 weeks to complete.

Both options are covered by CTC Aviation’s Performance Protection insurance.

Following a selection process with both CTC Aviation and Wizz Air, successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment from Wizz Air prior to beginning training. Formal employment with Wizz Air, on an initial training salary, will occur before the beginning of A320 type rating training.

These programmes support a growing need by Wizz Air for additional high-quality career pilots to meet a planned need as their significant fleet growth plans commences.

David Morgan, Head of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot at Wizz Air, said, “Our people are at the heart of Wizz Air and we’re delighted to offer these additional new career programmes in partnership with CTC Aviation. Graduates will become part of the Wizz Air family from day one and will enjoy an amazing opportunity to be employed directly as a co-pilot on our fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft with a career potential to become a Captain and beyond into management.  It’s an exciting chapter in our history to be able to offer these new flying career opportunities and we’re looking forward to finding even more talented flight crew for the future.”

Applications are now open for the CTC WINGS ‘Fast-Track’ airline pilot career programme in partnership with Wizz Air. More at ctcaviation.com