L-3 Communications acquires CTC Aviation

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L-3 Communications, an American aerospace and communications contractor, has acquired UK-headquartered CTC Aviation, a global airline pilot training and resourcing specialist. This acquisition expands L-3’s Commercial Aviation Training portfolio that also includes L-3 Link UK – a provider of flight training simulation devices to airline and third-party training company customers.

CTC Aviation and L-3 Link UK will retain their individual brands as independent operational entities, while continuing to focus on and serve all their existing customers and markets.

The collaboration of the two businesses enables new and innovative solutions to airline pilot training, graduate placement services and flight simulation equipment.  These solutions will span the entire spectrum of their customers’ needs delivering unique and innovative solutions: an unmatched value proposition with a strong emphasis on customer service.

A statement from CTC Aviation explained that of particular significance will be the further expansion of airline relationships for ab initio graduate placement opportunities, coupled with further investment in latest-generation training devices for the delivery of future airline pilot training.

“We are really excited about this next chapter in CTC Aviation’s global growth.  Our two organisations share the same ‘committed to excellence’ culture and exacting focus on the customer. I am looking forward to what the future holds for our companies, our staff and – most importantly – our customers,” said Rob Clarke, President of CTC Aviation. “We are now in a position to be able to bring our tailored, solutions-based approach to an even wider global market – our Partner airlines and our individual retail customers.”

“Driven by a focus on the customer, quality, service and safety, this new partnership of world class training devices and training delivery places L-3 Link UK and CTC Aviation in the unique position to provide customers with unrivalled training solutions whatever their requirements,” said Alan Crawford Managing Director of L-3 Link UK. “We look forward to working very closely with CTC Aviation to bring to our customers the unique propositions that can only be delivered by a customer-focussed training and resourcing solutions company.”

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. www.L-3com.com