PTT Aviation acquires flying schools

PTT Aviation acquires flying schools

Pilot training and testing specialist PTT Aviation has acquired flight training organisations at Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley Airports, just months after acquiring the training facility at Leeds Bradford Airport.

The new acquisition means that the company now has a fleet of 30 aircraft and helicopters across the North of England.

Owned by North East-based business jet company Naljets, PTT’s aircraft includes helicopters, single and twin prop planes as well as access to business class private jets and flight simulators.

PTT aims to develop and expand its private and commercial flight training offering across all three sites. It recently partnered with The Wings Alliance, an association of the leading commercial aviation training schools across the UK and Europe that offers students a modular, connected route to airline or other commercial flying employment.

Craig McLeod, managing director of Naljets and PTT, said: "With access to our expanded fleet, unrestricted airspace and a modular training programme that allows students to progress at a rate which suits them, we have something very special to offer."

"The close proximity of each flying school gives us the flexibility and extended resource when it comes to instructor and aircraft allocation as well as providing alternative airfields to fly from in the event of bad weather or visibility and close ties with the other sites when doing cross country flights.

"Our objective is to make PTT the premier pilot training and testing facility in the UK by bringing together industry expertise, investment and a passion to succeed.  We want to nurture the pilots of tomorrow and will provide aggressively structured flight training paths, getting pilots where they want to be both quickly and cost effectively. Our business jet operation at Naljets also provides PTT-trained pilots the opportunity to be involved with a flourishing global aircraft management brand.


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