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CTC Aviation honoured at Sunday Times Track 200 Awards

25 September 2012

CTC Aviation honoured among Britain’s best companies at Sunday Times Track 200 Awards

CTC Aviation Group Limited was among Britain’s top 200 private companies recognised at the 3rd annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 awards, held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in central London on Wednesday 19 September 2012.

CTC Aviation trains in the region of 2,000 airline pilots each year for approximately 50 client airlines around the world. It operates three training centres in the UK and one in Hamilton, New Zealand.

The International Track 200 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing overseas sales and is published in The Sunday Times. World leading airline training organisation, CTC Aviation, is ranked as number 32, ahead of internationally renowned British brands such as Cath Kidston, Pret A Manger and SpecSavers. The 200 companies increased their international sales over the last two years by an average 43% a year to a total of £9bn. (Credit: The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200) Over the same period, CTC Aviation’s international revenue grew 82% a year from £812,000 in 2009 to £2.7m in 2011.

The 220 guests were welcomed by Ian Henley, Head of Corporate Banking in the UK and Europe at HSBC. He said the bank had supported international companies with ideas, access to markets, services and finance since it was founded by Sir Thomas Sutherland in Hong Kong in 1865, and he praised the company directors for their efforts. “The future of this country lies in international trade and investment.” (Credit: The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200)

Rob Clarke, Group CEO for CTC Aviation Group Limited was awarded a certificate during the ceremony to commemorate the company’s achievement. “CTC is in the midst of some very exciting developments at the present time. In June of this year we completed a management buyout with private equity firm Inflexion which marks a new era for us. Our priority remains to continue to deliver the highest standards of training for our client airlines and cadets, whilst we continue to increase our presence internationally and invest intelligently in new resources. We are very proud to be in the top 200 and it is just recognition for our team who work so hard to help CTC retain its reputation as a world leader.”

CTC Aviation delivers a comprehensive portfolio covering aircrew selection and supply, cadet pilot training and a full range of advanced courses for experienced pilots. Additionally, CTC’s private jet division manages and operates executive jets on behalf of private clients. The company’s airline client list includes such household names as British Airways, the Jetstar Group, easyJet, IndiGo and Qatar Airways.

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About CTC Aviation Group Limited

CTC Aviation is a world leading airline training and pilot resource solutions company. As an Approved Training Organisation (TRTO and FTO), the company trains approximately 2,000 aircrew for more than 50 global airlines each year. UK and NZ based Crew Training Centres house Airbus. Boeing and Diamond 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 Flight Instructors worldwide.

CTC’s portfolio spans the full spectrum of airline training and resourcing requirements; pilots and cabin crew; ATPL and MPL 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 Malawi, Air Seychelles, British Airways, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Flybe, Flydubai, IndiGo,, the Jetstar Group, Monarch Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson 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” offers 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.

Airline Recruitment Limited (ARL)
A company wholly owned by CTC Aviation Group Limited, responsible for overseeing the recruitment and placement of First Officers, Captains, Instructors and Examiners on engagement with CTC's client airlines.

CTC holds UK CAA JAA/EASA TRTO and FTO/ATO Approval and is also recognised by various regulators worldwide. or


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