Hamilton-based CTC Aviation Training NZ has opened a NZ$4m (A$3.74m) expansion to its crew accommodation centre just north of the city’s airport.
Named Clearways, the expanded facility includes an additional 72 ensuite bedrooms and supporting facilities, and will allow CTC Aviation to grow its JAA/EASA approved flight training services for its cadets.
“When Clearways opened in 2006, CTC Aviation was training around 130 airline pilots at any one time. This year we are expecting a record 250-300 cadets to train with us here in New Zealand,” CTC Aviation’s Peter Stockwell said. “The Clearways expansion achieves CTC Aviation’s goal to house all trainees together on one purpose-built campus. This fosters mutual support, social interaction and camaraderie.”
Each Clearways building is named after a famous classic British airliner, these being Comet, Trident, Concorde, Britannia, Viscount and Vanguard.