L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS)

CTC Aviation, Hamilton, New Zealand

Global airline pilot training group (previously CTC Aviation and Aerosim)


Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Type Rating, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Depends on location - click contact now to find out more (17 Diamond DA42 Twinstar, 9 Diamond DA40, 14 Diamond DA20 Katana, 17 Cessna 172 Skyhawk and 2 Slingsby Firefly)


11 Full Flight Simulators (Airbus A320, Boeing B737, ATR 42/72)

Airline Partnership


Financing partner

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Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and EASA

Entry Requirements

High School Diploma

L3 Commercial Training Solutions (formerly known as CTC Aviation and Aerosim Academy) is a global pilot training group with training locations in the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and Thailand. It's training platform in New Zealand is located in Hamilton (2 hours drive from Auckland). The training platform was established in 2004 and has 87 full-time employees and 58 full-time instructors. L3 Commercial Training Solutions is focussed on ab-initio to Air Transport Pilot License training with the primary focus being a competency for employment as first officers and ultimately command, in an international airline.

Around 250 cadets from variety of nationalities and airlines are enrolled annually, all targeted for airline employment.

For specific information about L3 Commercial Training Solutions or the courses they offer in New Zealand please click the yellow "REGISTER FOR FREE WITH AVIATIONFLY" button.

Specific information about the New Zealand training platform: the current fleet of CTC is impressive with their 57 modern and high-tech aircraft. Most of them are Austrian build Diamond DA20, DA40, and DA42 and they own C172’s and one PT76 which is used for aerobatic training.

The companies that comprise L3 Commercial Training Solutions have a heritage that dates back over 80 years to incredibly successful organizations within the civil aviation arena: Link UK, CTC Aviation and Aerosim.

Many of its solutions are achieved through working in partnership with others and forming training alliances with industry bodies and other high quality training providers:

  • Royal Aeronautical Society – Corporate Partner
  • Middlesex University – Training Partnership
  • Buckinghamshire New University – Training Partnership

Some numbers about L3 Commercial Training Solutions

  • 15 Full Flight Simulators
  • 7 Airline Training Centers on 3 continents
  • 4 Global Academies on 3 continents
  • Over 20,000 pilot applications screened every year
  • 1,000 cadet pilots trained every year

We would like to assist you in picking a flight school and can answer your questions about this school or other options – please click the yellow “REGISTER FOR FREE WITH AVIATIONFLY” button and send us a message.

For more information on pilot training in New Zealand, check out How to become a Pilot in New Zealand.

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