CTC Aviation, in co-operation with Lufthansa Flight Training (LFT), is using the infrastructure of the Airline Training Center Arizona Inc. (ATCA), a 100 percent subsidiary of Lufthansa Flight Training, to launch a new airline pilot training centre in Arizona, USA. CTC Aviation is investing US$7 million to equip the new facility, which will have a capacity for up to 200 trainee airline pilots per annum.
CTC will initially station a fleet of eleven new training aircraft in Phoenix, while ATCA will support its new cooperation partner with flight instructors, planning and dispatch services, trainee accommodation, and office space. In addition, ATCA will take on the maintenance of the CTC aircraft fleet. The first trainee pilots will start their flight training in April 2014.