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CTC Aviation expands Crew Accommodation Centre

CTC Aviation expands Crew Accommodation Centre to support further growth in airline pilot training

Hamilton, 3 April 2014 - The number of airline pilot cadets at CTC Aviation is soaring to a record high with 250-300 trainees expected to study at the Hamilton-based airline pilot training organisation over the coming year.

To support the growing trainee numbers, CTC Aviation has invested $4 million into expanding its Crew Accommodation Centre at Narrows Landing in Hamilton with an additional 72 ensuite bedrooms and supporting facilities.

Managing Director Peter Stockwell says the expansion achieves CTC Aviation’s goal to house all trainees together on one purpose-built campus supporting the importance of team skills development and support in pilot training programmes.

“The recent expansion at Clearways brings the total number of bedrooms in the complex to 200. Our aim is to accommodate our cadets on one campus because we recognise that accommodating them all together fosters mutual support, social interaction and camaraderie,” he said.

The new building is one of six crew accommodation buildings at Clearways. Each Clearways building is named after a famous classic airliner: Comet, Trident, Concorde, Britannia and Viscount with Vanguard being the name for the new extension.

Clearways is situated eight kilometres from the company’s Crew Training Centre, adjacent to Hamilton Airport and only a 15 minute drive from Hamilton City.

“When Clearways opened in 2006, CTC Aviation was training around 130 airline pilots at any one time. The company has more than doubled its training numbers in just five years,” Mr Stockwell said.

“This really is an exciting step in the development of our Hamilton-based facilities and provides associated additional benefits to the local economy. We are now well-equipped to handle our planned growth in cadet numbers.”

In each Clearways building there is a central kitchen, laundry area, and recreation lounge. The complex is also equipped with wireless internet access.

In addition to the new Vanguard building, a new fit-out in one of the adjacent buildings has created a modern fitness centre – this doubles the indoor workout space at Clearways. Each Vanguard cadet room has an ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, and study area and all cadet rooms are air conditioned with TV and telephone.

“Our airline cadets work incredibly hard during their training and the expansion of Clearways provides all of our cadets with a great place to study and relax in their downtime,” said Mr Stockwell.

The Clearways expansion is part of much wider international strategic growth at CTC Aviation this year with a new campus - Crew Training Centre in Arizona, USA - opening in April 2014 which can accommodate up to 200 cadets per year.

In addition to appointing Mr Stockwell as the new Managing Director, the company also commenced a new Qatar Airways International Multi-crew Pilot Licence programme with some of its new enrolments expected from New Zealanders.

www.ctcwings.com/nz

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