Jetstar to address aspiring pilots at CTC open day 8 September
Hamilton, 16 August 2012 - CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited, a global leader in airline pilot training, is holding an
open day at its state-of-the-art Crew Training Centre in Hamilton on Saturday, 8 September.
Jetstar First Officer, Will Barnes, who completed some of his training with CTC and was an instructor with the flight
training organisation from 2007 - 2010, will be on hand to meet with attendees to provide information about career
opportunities with Jetstar.
A number of CTC’s 200 cadets in training will be present to mingle with visitors and discuss the training they are
currently undertaking with CTC.
Ian Calvert, CEO, says the open day “is a great opportunity for young people to learn more about Jetstar’s Ab-Initio
Cadet Programme which is intended for people with limited or no previous flying experience.”
Visitors will receive information about the various airline pilot training courses available with CTC and gain insight
into what a career as an airline pilot is really like.
Worldwide, CTC has distinguished itself from other flight training organisations by its reputation for assisting its
graduates to gain positions with airlines.
“Our open days are an excellent way for aspiring pilots to meet with one of our airline partners, and hear about how we
work with our graduates to help them find opportunities for employment in the industry,” explains Mr Calvert.
Those attending the open day will get the chance to take a guided tour of CTC’s extensive training facility located
adjacent to Hamilton International Airport. The tour includes the chance to get up close with the company’s extensive
training fleet, which includes G1000 (glass cockpit) fitted aircraft, Diamond DA42s, Cessna 172s and Diamond DA20s.
The open day has a morning and afternoon session, each with a presentation by CEO Ian Calvert, and First Officer Will
Barnes from Jetstar. There will be prize draws for presentation attendees to win a flight in a DA42 aircraft or a chance
to test their flying skills in one of CTC’s flight simulators.
Those interested in attending CTC’s open day on 8 September must register ahead of time via the website www.ctcwings.com/nz
or by phoning 07 843 3304.
About CTC Aviation Group plc
CTC is a global leader in aviation training and management solutions. As an Approved Training Organisation (TRTO and
FTO), we train approximately 2,000 aircrew for more than 50 global airlines each year. Our UK and NZ based Crew Training
Centres house both Airbus and Boeing simulators, hi-tech Computer Based Training facilities and a fleet of the latest,
modern technology training aircraft; all supported by one of the most experienced teams of Training Captains and
Our portfolio spans the full spectrum of airline training and resourcing requirements; pilots and cabin crew; basic
licence and ATPL training, type rating training, command and non-technical skills through to TRE Standardisation; ground
school, simulator provision and line training; management and consultancy support; start ups, conversions and recurrent.
Airline clients include Air New Zealand, Air Malawi, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Eagle Airways, easyJet, easyJet
Suisse, flydubai, Jet2.com, Jetstar Group, Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Pacific, Monarch Airlines, NetJets, Oman Air, Royal
Brunei Airlines, spiceJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
“CTC Wings” is a unique, comprehensive programme of developmental training for tomorrow’s airline pilots. The CTC Wings
Cadet route takes individuals with no flying experience all the way to the right hand seat of a commercial airliner in
approximately two years.
“CTC TAKEOFF” is a comprehensive range of accessible and affordable JAA / EASA modular courses ranging from ME CPL/IR
through to MCC and type rating.
“CTC FlexiCrew” is an initiative to provide flexible yet quality resourcing solutions for both the airline industry and
qualified pilots, including experienced instructors and examiners.
CTC Aviation Jet Services Limited, the company’s private jet management division offers a personalised service for
private jet owners around the world seeking a bespoke and total solution to managing and operating their fleet.
Airline Placement Limited (APL)
The principal activity of APL is that of providing fully trained cadet pilots to the airline industry. APL sponsors
cadet pilots throughout their training programme and purchases the required aviation training services from various
companies, including CTC Aviation.
CTC holds UK CAA JAA/EASA TRTO and FTO/ATO Approval and is also recognised by various regulators worldwide.