Cambridge Airport selected by Pilot Training College
Pilot Training College has selected Cambridge Airport for its new professional flight training academy.The centre will open once it recieves UK CAA approval which is expected later this year.
“We are pleased to welcome a professional flight training provider of PTC’s calibre who can benefit from our academic brand and superb facilities. This also fulfils part of our commercial strategy to attract a professional flight training organisation to Cambridge”, said Archie Garden, airport director.
It will use Marshall Aeroacademy’s classroom facilities.
Pilot Training College operates training centres in Ireland at Waterford and Dublin Airports, and in Florida, USA. It trains up to 300 pilots per year and has contracts with leading airlines. It is planning to base a Boeing 737 simulator, an FNPTII procedures trainer and a fleet of Piper Seminole aircraft at Cambridge Airport.
“We are delighted to announce that we are entering a partnership with Cambridge Airport to establish a Flight Training Centre in the United Kingdom providing high quality ab-initio training to (F)ATPL level. This is an important step in establishing a firm foothold and presence in our largest market in Europe. In the course of our negotiations we have established a very positive and synergistic working relationship with the personnel at Marshalls in Cambridge which I am confident will lead to significant growth and development of our joint objectives at the airport. I look forward with enthusiasm to further developing our operations in tandem with Cambridge”, said Captain Mike Edgeworth, executive chairman and chief executive officer, Pilot Training College.