in Training

L-3 buys CTC to boost its international training ambitions

Posted 29 May 2015 · Add Comment

L-3 Communications has bought UK-headquartered CTC Aviation for an estimated $210million. CTC has been growing across Africa with airline deals with Fastjet and First Nation and other contracts in North Africa.

The company also recently secured an exclusive agreement with its long-standing partner airline, British Airways, to deliver Airbus A320 training for both newly-qualified and experienced pilots. This is the first time that the UK flag carrier airline has committed to an exclusive partnership with an independent training provider. It has bases in the UK, New Zealand and the USA,
The acquisition expands L-3’s commercial aviation training portfolio that also includes L-3 Link UK -  a provider of flight training simulation devices to a growing portfolio of airline and third-party training company customers.
A  statement issued by L3 said that CTC Aviation and L-3 Link UK will retain their individual brands and strengths as independent operational entities, “while continuing to focus on and serve all their existing customers and markets.”
“We are really excited about this next chapter in CTC Aviation’s global growth.  Our two organisations share the same ‘committed to excellence’ culture and exacting focus on the customer. I am looking forward to what the future holds for our companies, our staff and – most importantly - our customers,” said Rob Clarke (pictured left), president of CTC Aviation.  “We are now in a position to be able to bring our tailored, solutions-based approach to an even wider global market – our Partner airlines and our individual retail customers”.
The collaboration of the two businesses enables new and innovative solutions to airline pilot training, graduate placement services and flight simulation equipment, the company said. 

“Driven by a focus on the customer, quality, service and safety, this new partnership of world class training devices and training delivery places L-3 Link UK and CTC Aviation in the unique position to provide customers with unrivalled training solutions whatever their requirements,” said Alan Crawford Managing Director of L-3 Link UK. “We look forward to working very closely with CTC Aviation to bring to our customers the unique propositions that can only be delivered by a customer-focussed training and resourcing solutions company”. 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Bole in pole position

Ethiopia’s increasingly relaxed visa regime and the expansion of the country’s national airline have helped Addis Ababa become Africa’s biggest long-haul transit hub. Alan Dron reports.

Ground handling industry failing to take the right action to solve talent and profit challenges

Recent research by RTITB Airside has found that airlines, airports and ground handlers are failing to take the right action when it comes to solving profitability and talent recruitment and retention challenges.

Cabo Verde Airlines to start operations to Washington in December

Cape Verde Airlines is reinforces operations in the United States with flights to Dulles International Airport in Washington this December.

AS365N Dauphins for Djibouti

As part of an ongoing expansion programme, Djibouti’s small air arm, the Force Aérienne du Djibouti (FAdD, Djibouti Air Force), has taken delivery of four newly refurbished AS365N Dauphins.

MEBAA Show Morocco gearing up for September event

Business aviation exhibitors across the world are keen to take advantage of the region’s opportunities by promoting their products and services at the MEBAA Show Morocco, taking place 25-26 September at Marrakech Menara Airport.

Cabo Verde Airlines adds services to Lagos

Cabo Verde Airlines will start flying to Lagos, Nigeria, from December 9.

AVAFA20SK2207050320
See us at
Dubai AS BT2006211119MEBAA BT2006260919AVAFA20BT2207050320