Posted on: 06 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Following the launch of CTC Aviation and Wizz Air’s inaugural CTC WINGS airline pilot career programme in May 2015, CTC Aviation has now launched a further two programmes to allow pilots with more flight experience to establish a position on the Wizz Air flight deck.
The new ‘Fast-Track’ programmes support Wizz Air’s growing need for high-quality career pilots to meet its significant fleet growth plans.
Whilst CTC Wings was designed to train aspiring pilots with no previous flying experience to become a co-pilot on one of Wizz Air’s A320 aircraft, the new programmes will enable private pilot licence holders (with more than 154 hours total flight time) to join Wizz Air after completing one of two training pathways.
The first provides a comprehensive 50-week programme of ATPL theoretical knowledge training combined with commercial pilot licence and instrument rating modules for multi-engine aircraft, upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT), an airline qualification course (MCC and JOC) and concludes with the completion of an A320 Type Rating using Wizz Air standard operating procedures (SOPs).
The second is identical to option 1 but excludes the ATPL theoretical knowledge training for those that have already passed the 14 examinations, thereby taking only 25 weeks to complete.
Successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment from Wizz Air prior to the commencement of training. Formal employment with Wizz Air, on an initial training salary, will occur prior to the commencement of A320 type rating training.
David Morgan, head of flight operations and chief pilot at Wizz Air, declared, “Our people are at the heart of Wizz Air and we’re delighted to offer these additional new career programmes in partnership with CTC Aviation. Graduates will become part of the Wizz Air family from day one and will enjoy an amazing opportunity to be employed directly as a co-pilot on our fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft with a career potential to become a Captain and beyond into management. It’s an exciting chapter in our history to be able to offer these new flying career opportunities and we’re looking forward to finding even more talented flight crew for the future.”