The launch flights of Africa’s newest airline, fastjet, has taken off with pilots from CTC Aviation Group Limited (CTC) at the controls.

fastjet selected CTC to provide an extensive range of support services in preparation for the airline’s launch and the two companies signed a full service agreement where CTC will continue to supply Training Captains and recruit direct entry pilots and cabin crew for the operation.

As the airline expands, CTC will deliver operator conversion and type rating courses for new and existing pilots from fastjet subsidiary airlines. The agreement also covers a broad range of ground school courses including command skills development and instructor/examiner programmes, as well as the supply of simulator time for recurrent training at CTC’s Southampton (UK) training facilities.