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Japanese pilots take off thanks to CTC Aviation

For Immediate Release
5 December 2013

Japanese pilots take off thanks to CTC Aviation

 L to R L to R are: Anthony Petteford CTC Aviation Group Director; President Mitani of J.F. Oberlin University; Julian So Acting Managing Director CTC Aviation Training NZ Limited; Simon Cookson J.F. Oberlin University Aviation Department; Professor Takaharu Ishihara J.F. Oberlin University resident Professor

Hamilton, New Zealand - Japanese airline pilots are taking to the skies thanks to a fruitful partnership between CTC Aviation and Tokyo’s J.F. Oberlin University.

J.F. Oberlin University President Mitani and Simon Cookson of the University’s Aviation Management Department visited CTC Aviation this week.

Simon Cookson said, “The results from this bespoke CTC Wings programme have been tremendous. Of our first group of twelve students who trained at CTC Aviation, one hundred percent secured jobs before university graduation. The second group of thirteen students is now in the midst of the recruitment process and they are all on track to getting jobs before they graduate in March 2014.

“The CTC Wings programme works well for our University because CTC Aviation provides a highly professional environment for our students with a sole focus on airline-oriented training. The training centre in Hamilton is a truly multicultural environment and this provides an excellent base for our students to become international citizens while doing their flight training.”

CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited Acting Managing Director, Julian So, said the success of the CTC Wings International Pilot Programme in partnership with J.F. Oberlin University, launched in 2010, is a reflection of the high global regard for the company’s airline pilot training programmes.

“A key factor in the international success of our CTC Wings programme is the high employment record of our graduate pilots. It is not enough to simply train pilots to licence issue – CTC Aviation goes above and beyond to secure career opportunities for every one of our graduates,” explains Mr So.

Pilots graduating the J.F. Oberlin programme have been employed by nine airlines including ANA Wings, Air Asia Japan, Star Flyer, Peach Aviation, Skymark Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines, Japan Air Commuter, Ryukyu Air Commuter and Ibex Airlines.

J.F. Oberlin University is a private university with about 9000 students and several global student exchange programmes. Students study at the University for 18 months before travelling to New Zealand for two years of training at CTC Aviation before returning to Japan for a final six months of training.

Economic benefits of the partnership to the Waikato region total around $8 million each year, Mr So said. These benefits include infrastructure investment by CTC Aviation, increased use of various local suppliers and spending by the students while living in the region.

In addition to CTC Aviation’s numerous training programmes for overseas students, it offers a range of airline pilot training programmes open to New Zealanders, including its Qatar Wings programme in partnership with Qatar Airways, its British Airways Future Pilot Programme and its Diploma programme for people aspiring to become a New Zealand flight instructor.


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