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CTC Aviation

One of the world’s leading airline pilot training companies calls Waipa district home.

CTC Aviation is part of the L-3 commercial aviation portfolio alongside L-3 Link UK - a provider of world-class flight training simulation devices, aftermarket solutions and pilot training services.

The Waipa-based branch of the British company opened a major flight training school based at Hamilton airport in 2005, primarily training UK and European airline pilots. 

With its own aircraft and flight simulators, CTC Aviation now trains around 400 pilots per year. They come to Waipa from more than 25 countries, preparing exciting and rewarding careers with than 50 airlines worldwide.