CTC Makes Garmin 1000 Standard for Airline Pilot Training
On Friday, 1 October, CTC Aviation Group plc (CTC) took delivery of three new aircraft at its Crew Training Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand.
The three new Cessna aircraft have been especially fitted with Garmin 1000 flight instruments - an extremely sophisticated flight deck replicating that found in today’s modern passenger jet aircraft. With the delivery of the new aircraft, CTC will replace older aircraft and make the Garmin 1000 its training standard.
“CTC has always led the way forward in airline-focused training techniques. The introduction of the Garmin 1000 flight deck to our single-engine fleet means that pilots are introduced to airline equivalent technology at a much earlier point than usual. These instruments replicate the exact experience our cadets will have once they graduate and begin flying a jet airliner. At CTC we waste no time in getting our cadets used to the jet aircraft experience,” explains Captain Woodward, Head of CTC Wings and Executive Director of CTC Aviation
Captain Woodward says utilising such sophisticated equipment at such an early stage of an airline pilot’s training is all part of CTC’s unique ‘vertically integrated’ approach to training. CTC’s training is airline-focused from the outset and totally orientated towards the career development of tomorrow’s airline pilots.
CTC’s new Cessna aircraft have the same instrumentation as CTC’s twelve (12) DA42 training aircraft; considered internationally to be the best airline pilot training aircraft in the world. CTC has a fleet of 37 aircraft located at its Crew Training Centres in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom.
During 2010, CTC has successfully placed over 200 pilots with its Partner Airlines and graduates continue to achieve the highest results through training in the industry.
Article created on: October 06 2010