Commercial flight training organisation CTC Aviation is launching a new airline pilot training centre in Arizona.

The new facility will cost $7million and will have the capacity to train up to 200 airline pilots per year.

CTC Aviation’s (which already has bases in the UK and New Zealand) ‘Crew Training Centre – Phoenix’ is based at Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona. The new company and trainee pilots will be working alongside students of the Airline Training Center Arizona (ATCA) – a Lufthansa Flight Training company – as part of a ‘Training Alliance’ between LFT and CTC Aviation. ATCA will also supply both maintenance and instructor training support to CTC.

The first course of trainees is scheduled to commence training in April 2014.

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