“Flybe Wings” - New Part Sponsored Pilot Training Programme Launch
Media Release: 28 April 2012
FLYBE AND CTC ANNOUNCE NEW PART SPONSORED PILOT TRAINING PARTNERSHIP
Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s number one domestic carrier, Flybe, has selected world-leading pilot training organisation CTC Aviation as their training partner for a new part-sponsored cadet programme.
Flybe is a company committed to developing people and has consistently proven its dedication to providing exciting career opportunities for new pilots over the years. The part sponsored programme, announced at the Flyer Professional Flight Training Exhibition at Heathrow, will provide selected pilots with a significant financial contribution towards the training costs and see graduates operating as First Officers on Flybe’s Q400 fleet by early 2014.
“Flybe and CTC share the same philosophy when it comes to ab-initio training. Both companies are equally determined to ensure that tomorrow’s pilots are offered the very best, airline-focused training. We have agreed a financial package for those applicants that meet the high standards both CTC and Flybe expect and we are delighted to once again be in a position to offer yet more aspiring pilots a great start to their careers” said Ian Baston, Director of Flight Operations for Flybe
Flybe operates one of the world's youngest and most fuel efficient fleets of Bombardier Q400 and Embraer 175/195 aircraft. Graduates of the Flybe-CTC part-sponsored programme will start their careers as co-pilots on the high performance Q400 - a glass cockpit, FMS based modern airliner. With Flybe’s significant expansion and reputation for encouraging career progression within the airline, co-pilots rapidly gain the experience required for command.
“We are delighted to be able to count Flybe among our list of Partner Airlines. They have always supported the development of ab-initio pilots and are fully aligned with CTC’s view to promote the career and ensure that the best opportunities are available to all would-be airline pilots. The term ‘Partner Airline’ means that CTC has been formally approved to provide graduate pilots directly to that airline upon successful completion of the CTC Wings programme” added Lee Woodward, Director of Business Development for CTC Aviation Group Limited. “Currently we have 16 world-class airlines affiliated to the CTC Wings programme and since January 2012 we have trained and placed 81 CTC Wings pilots with easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Qatar Airways and Thomson Airways, plus a further 26 pilots with the Jetstar Group of Airlines in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.”
The application window will open on Monday 30th April for a period of two weeks only. After completing a joint CTC-Flybe selection process, successful candidates will undertake an airline-focused training programme at CTC’s Crew Training Centres in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. They will go on to complete their Q400 type rating at the Flybe Training Academy in Exeter.
For more information, visit www.ctcwings.com/flybewings
Article created on: April 27 2012