CTC Aviation Group (CTC) will be delivering a new airline pilot training programme exclusively for Indian students. Chief executive officer Rob Clarke announced the program during a UK Government market visit led by Prime Minister David Cameron to India. “We are actively engaged with a number of Indian airlines to launch an airline pilot training course that is tailored to suit their specific needs and we have secured agreement from at least one Indian airline to consider these pilots post the training. This is a major breakthrough into the Indian market for CTC.”

CTC plans to commence marketing and selection for the initial intake of 10 Indian nationals during the first quarter of 2013. Successful candidates will train in CTC’s facilities in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. CTC is also developing a pilot retraining program for the unemployed pool of pilots in India.