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TRAINING RESOURCING SIMULATION 2015 sees CTC Aviation celebrating 25 years of delivering high quality, innovative global pilot training and resourcing solutions to major airlines and aspiring pilots around the world. As we hit our 25 year milestone, we are embarking on the next, most exciting chapter in our history. On 28th May we announced that we had been acquired by L-3 Communications; further expanding L-3’s commercial aviation training portfolio which includes L-3 Link UK - a provider of world-class flight training simulation devices, aftermarket solutions and training services. Both CTC Aviation and L-3 Link UK will retain our individual brands and strengths as independent operational entities, while continuing to focus on and serve all our existing customers and markets. The collaboration of our two excellent businesses enables us to provide new and innovative solutions to our customers, spanning the entire spectrum of your needs. “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 and I am

looking forward to what the future holds for our companies, our staff and – most importantly - our customers,” said Rob Clarke, 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 for our Airline Partners and our individual retail customers”. “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 a 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, resourcing an simulation solutions company”.


CTC Aviation’s 19th Airline Pilot Training and Resource Management forum brought together key representatives from operators as far afield as New Zealand and Antarctica. Hosted by CTC Aviation, the event – which is by invitation only - attracted Directors and Heads of Training and Resourcing from airlines including Air New Zealand, Air Seychelles, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Emirates, Indigo, Jetstar and Wizz Air, as well as those closer to home such as Aurigny, British Airways, BA Cityflyer, easyJet, Flybe,, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thompson Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Operators such as Air Tanker, the British Antarctic Survey, Cobham Special Mission and the RAF (UK) also contributed to a full day of round-table discussion on topical issues and challenges. committed to excellence

Forum guests celebrationg 25 years of CTC Aviation with Rob Clarke President of CTC Aviation and Alan Crawford, MD of L-3 Link.

CTC Aviation will be hosting similar events in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) and Dubai, (UAE) during October and November 2015. Those interested in attending future forums should contact Karen Bath – CTC Aviation’s Head of Customer Experience and Communications for an invitation. +44 (0)23 80 742 400 |

AIRLINE TRAINING Now available for dry lease: • Level D AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A320-200 • Level D BOEING 737-800 NG Located at our newest UK Crew Training Centre – London Gatwick and manufactured by L-3 Link UK, these brand new, highest fidelity and latest-generation training facilities are ideally situated to serve all of your aircrew training requirements. The Airbus came on line in March of this year and is currently providing type rating and type conversion training for British Airways trainee and qualified pilots. The Boeing achieved Level-D certification with the UKCAA in July 2015. Norwegian Air Shuttle We are delighted to announce that the Norwegian Group will be our launch dry lease customer for the Boeing. A new five-year B737-800W usage agreement will support Norwegian’s expanding training requirements for the airline’s UK and Spanish-based crews up to 2020. Captain Stig Larsen - Head of Training, Norwegian commented “We are indeed pleased to announce the development of our relationship with CTC Aviation. We are very satisfied with the bespoke solution offered at their new London Gatwick facility which is ideally situated to initially serve Norwegian’s UK and southern European based crews. In connection with the Dreamliner Long Haul fleet, Norwegian has some 3 years of experience with the L-3 Full Flight Simulators, hence, convinced that L-3 is capable of delivering high

quality, reliable training devices meeting regulatory and company requirements.”

CTC Aviation also provides bespoke wet training, type rating endorsement, jet orientation courses, operator conversion courses and command courses as well as recurrent/refresher training for Type Rating Examiners. +44 (0) 2380 737 567

We are delighted to announce that CTC Aviation has been exclusively selected by BA CityFlyer to provide Direct Entry Pilot selection services.

Providing EXCLUSIVE airline pilot selection services to BA CityFlyer Significantly, this is the first time that the airline has outsourced their selection of First Officers to an independent service provider. The exclusive agreement will see our dedicated airline resourcing team provide selection services to support the airline’s Flight Operations team in the task of recruiting the highest calibre direct entry pilots. Those applicants who emerge successfully through the selection process will join British Airways CityFlyer as an Embraer 170/190B First Officer. Based at the airline’s main base at London City Airport, the new crew members will be serving a mixture of business and leisure destinations throughout Europe. David Cox – Fleet Manager, BA CityFlyer commented, +44 (0)23 80 742 400 |

“We require our pilots to have the drive to provide industry defining standards of customer service in a demanding, yet exciting environment. We have been working with CTC Aviation for some time now and recently employed a number of their CTC WINGS and CTC TAKEOFF graduates. Having been impressed by what we have seen, we are now also entrusting our direct entry pilot recruitment to their care. They have been tasked to provide us with airline pilots of the highest professional standards and we are looking forward to the first successful pilots joining our team very soon.”

Well known for delivering pilot training seolutions, CTC Aviation continues to expand its portfolio of specialist services such as aircrew selection, recruitment and

contract pilot supply through our airline resourcing division. We currently provide a number of world renowned airlines with selection, recruitment and pilot supply solutions through CTC FLEXICREW. Pilots being supplied have a range of experience – from graduates of our well-known CTC WINGS airline pilot career programmes, to highly experienced direct entry Captains.

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April 2015 - easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus A320 with unique ‘250’ insignia The original Boeing 737-200 flying the Luton to Glasgow route in 1995

The unique partnership between CTC Aviation and easyJet dates back to the airline’s first operations in 1995. Our pilots have been flying the line with easyJet since the inaugural flight of their original Boeing 737 aircraft. Both organisations have come a long way in the last 20 years. CTC Aviation – as easyJet’s preferred partner for pilot training and resourcing – provides easyJet with a full range of services; from airline pilot selection including simulator assessment; ab initio training and pilot resourcing; type rating, type conversion and recurrent training; to instructor and examiner programmes. We also provide non-technical programmes such as CRM and CRMI courses.

“CTC Aviation is one of our most important partners, having responded to our needs and provided innovative solutions to the challenges we have faced since our first flight in 1995. We look forward to extending our relationship to ensure the very best opportunities for our future pilots.” - Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet

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Furthermore, 1,800 graduates of our flagship CTC WINGS Integrated ATPL airline pilot career programme have had a flying-start as easyJet co-pilots, with many now flying with the airline as Captains and working in the airline’s management teams. In 2012 we launched the CTC WINGS MPL airline pilot career programme in partnership with easyJet. This bespoke Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) syllabus focuses on relevant multi-crew operations tailored to the specific requirements of easyJet operations using the airline’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The inaugural intake saw 24 successful applicants progress through training with CTC Aviation and into employment as easyJet co-pilots on the Airbus A320. Our most recent MPL enrolment was 36 trainees and more will follow in the near future.

Some of the 2014 easyJet graduates

DATES FOR THE DIARY APATS 2015 - Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium 15 - 16 September Bangkok, Thailand

CTC Aviation will once again be exhibiting at the largest and longest established event for aviation training in the Asia Pacific region. Our team at this year’s APATS will include Pete Stockwell, COO – Ab initio Training (NZ), Lee Woodward, COO - Airline Resourcing, Martin Williams, Head of Client and Business and Karen Bath our Head of Customer Experience and Communications. We will also be supported by our new L-3 Link colleagues and look forward to seeing you there! Discover more and register

Royal Aeronautical Society – Flight Crew Instruction Conference 23-24 September Royal Aeronautical Society, London

Both CTC Aviation and L-3 are very proud to be sponsoring this premier event in the Royal Aeronautical Society’s annual calendar. The 2015 Conference – chaired by our own Anthony Petteford – Chief Commercial Officer for CTC Aviation - will address and debate our industry challenges in terms of Flight Crew Instruction and the related subjects of Selection, Skills & Supply. Our team will include: Mike Redrupp, COO - Airline Training; Martin Williams, Head of Client & Business – Airline Training; Guy Adams - Training Manager Boeing; Paul Newnham, Deputy Head of Training – Airline Training and Jo Hjalmas – Sales Support Administrator – Airline Training. Discover more and register

EATS 2015 - The European Airline Training Symposium 2015 3 - 4 November Warsaw, Poland

CTC Aviation and L-3 will be exhibiting side by side at the leading aviation training event for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our Head of Ab initio Ground School, Jacqui Suren will be speaking during the conference and other members of our senior management team will be on hand to talk through your crew training, resourcing and simulation requirements. Discover more and register

CTC Aviation Pilot Training and Resourcing Forums: 1 October 2015 – Phoenix, Arizona (USA). 9 November, Dubai (UAE) Please contact Karen Bath if you are interested in attending these ‘by invitation only’ events.

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CTC Aviation Corporate Newsletter - July 2015