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CTC Aviation Training Ranks 23rd in Fast 50

29 October 2009

CTC Aviation Training Ranks 23rd in Deloitte’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies

Airline pilot training company, CTC Aviation Training, last evening was named one of New Zealand’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies in New Zealand, placing 23rd in the 2009 Deloitte Fast 50.

The company, whose New Zealand operations are based in Hamilton, was also awarded the ‘Fastest Growing Business Services Business’ Award for the Central North Island.

CEO, Ian Calvert, says the company is delighted to be recognised for its accomplishments.

“Since CTC Aviation set up our business in Hamilton in 2005, we’ve gone from strength to strength. We’ve grown our trainee numbers by around 180% during that time and secured several key airline partnerships right across the globe.

“The last two years were particularly good for us and saw us grow 235%. We have a great team of people at our Crew Training Centre in Hamilton, plus our extended global team in the UK, who deserve all the kudos for taking our business to this level,” said Mr Calvert.

In 2008, CTC Aviation trained over 200 cadets at its Crew Training Centre-Hamilton. Trainees are from New Zealand, the UK, Europe and Vietnam.

The company’s graduates go on to fly with some of the best-known airlines in the world.

Currently, CTC Aviation’s airline customers include Air New Zealand, Air Malawi, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Eagle Airways,, easyJet, EuroCypria, Kuwait Airways, Monarch Airlines, NetJets, OpenSkies, Jetstar Pacific, Royal Brunei Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, ThomsonFly, UK CAA and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

All companies in the Deloitte Fast 50 have: operating revenues of at least $250,000; operated for a minimum of three years; and New Zealand registered operations. Companies listed in the Deloitte Fast 50 are ranked by percentage revenue growth for the past three years.

About CTC Aviation Group plc

CTC is one of the world’s leading full-service airline training providers training over 1200 aircrew for more than 50 global airlines each year. Our UK and NZ based Crew Training Centres house state-of-the-art Airbus and Boeing simulators, hi-tech Computer Based Training facilities and a fleet of the latest, modern technology training aircraft to support our ab-initio training programme – CTC Wings; all supported by one of the most experienced teams of Training Captains and Instructors worldwide.

Our corporate philosophy is based around innovation, flexibility, expertise and quality. We are renowned for developing innovative approaches to airline training and recruitment challenges.

Our portfolio spans the full spectrum of airline training and resourcing requirements; - pilots and cabin crew; basic licence and ATPL training through to TRE Standardisation; ground school, simulator provision and line training; management and consultancy support; start ups, conversions and recurrent. We have recently launched two new products –

• a range of Airline Software Solutions combining our airline knowledge with the technological skills of our Information Technology team.
• CTC FlexiCrew – an innovative, flexible approach to resolve airline resourcing needs around the world.

CTC Aviation Jet Services Limited provides executive jet management and operational support for both corporate and private clients.

Airline customers include Air New Zealand, Air Malawi, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Eagle Airways,, easyJet, EuroCypria, Kuwait Airways, Monarch Airlines, NetJets, OpenSkies, Jetstar Pacific, Royal Brunei Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, ThomsonFly, UK CAA and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

CTC Wings is a unique, comprehensive programme of developmental training for airline pilots. The cadet route takes young people with no flying experience all the way to the right hand seat of a commercial airliner in less than two years. The CTC Wings ATP route into the programme provides opportunities for licensed pilots to join at the intermediate phase of training. The CTC Wings ICP and CTC Wings CPP routes provide CPL/IR training for aspiring pilots with differing entry criteria or aspirations outside of the airline world. CTC Wings SIP is a sponsored instructor programme offered to the New Zealand pilot community.

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. or

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