Posted on: 05 July 2011 by Mark Howells
CTC has announced a new partnership with Jetstar Asia to begin training cadet pilots for employment as First Officers with the airline based in Singapore, with the first training programme set to begin later this year.
Jetstar Asia is recruiting to meet the airline’s growing demands, and one channel is through the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Training Programme launched last December. “We will be welcoming an additional eight Airbus A320 aircraft over the next 12 months and are working to recruit the best talents to join us as airline pilots. The Cadet Pilot Training Programme will ensure an additional stream of such candidates,” commented Jetstar Asia chief executive officer Chong Phit Lian.
CTC will begin recruiting in Singapore for its training programme using a roadshow scheduled for 4-7 August. CTC is working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to complete the approval process necessary to operate as a CAAS approved Flight Training Organisation (FTO).
CTC Aviation Training (NZ) CEO, Ian Calvert, believes the new partnership with Jetstar Asia “is confirmation of the quality of trainee CTC is consistently delivering to Jetstar as well as our other airline partners worldwide. We are pleased to have gained the confidence of the Jetstar Group as it is one of the fastest growing airline conglomerates in the Asia-Pacific”.
The Ab-initio Cadet Programme is designed to take individuals with little or no previous flying experience right through to employment as a First Officer for Jetstar. Training spans 18 months and takes place at CTC’s Crew Training Centres in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The Advanced Cadet Programme provides training opportunities for those individuals who already hold a Singapore Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) and have passed the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) subjects to join the Jetstar Asia team.
Singaporean candidates wishing to enter the programme may have limited or no flying experience. However, they must meet CTC and Jetstar Asia’s requirements for aptitude, quality and safety to enter this comprehensive training and development programme.
Successful graduates of the CTC Jetstar Asia cadet programme will receive a Singapore pilot’s licence and gain entry into Jetstar Asia on the carrier’s growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.