The flight training facility of UK private aviation company Multiflight, which is based at Leeds Bradford Airport, has been acquired by Pilot Training and Testing (PTT) Limited, a subsidiary of Naljets.
According to PTT, it has acquired Multiflight’s Flight Training Centre with the aim of developing and expanding its current flight training offer, from Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) to Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR) and further for fixed wing aircraft.
A £500,000 investment into the flying school will add a Diamond DA42 twin and Cessna 172SP to the school’s fleet, both new generation aircraft with glass cockpit Garmin G1000 avionics. The new aircraft will join the established fleet of single and twin engine Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft aircraft all equipped with modern avionics.
PTT is a subsidiary of aircraft management and charter operator Naljets who have a long-standing relationship with Multiflight. Naljets’ fleet of business jets are hangared with Multiflight at Leeds Bradford Airport. Craig McLeod, Managing Director of Naljets who holds both EASA and FAA Airline Transport Licenses including EASA Instructor and Examiner authorisations, had seen the work of the Multiflight Flight Training Centre over a number of years and was so impressed with the facility and its expansion potential, that he approached Multiflight to acquire it.
Steve Borrowdale, Managing Director of Multiflight, said, “We have had a close relationship with Craig and Naljets for a number of years now and we are delighted that they are going to take over and further invest in flight training at Leeds. We are confident that Craig and the PTT team will further develop additional capability from Leeds Bradford.”
Craig commented, “We have always been impressed with Multiflight and its private aviation operation, which is why we chose it as the base for several of our UK aircraft. The flight training facility has enormous potential for further development and growth; giving pilots and companies of today and tomorrow first class training and testing services all within modern facilities designed to meet the needs of all clients from private and commercial students, to experienced flight crew needing ongoing or additional training.
“We aim to make PTT the premier pilot training and testing facility in the UK by bringing industry expertise, investment and a passion to succeed. We will make PTT the Pilot Training and Testing company to choose for your flight crew training needs; whatever they may be.”