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Flybe appoints CTC Aviation for Pilot Recruitment Roadshows

Leading regional airline searching for 370 new Commanders, First Officers and newly qualified pilots to support European growth plans

20th April 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is searching for 370 new flight deck crew and has appointed CTC Aviation to spearhead its recruitment drive through a series of Direct Entry Pilot Recruitment Roadshows across the UK and Ireland, visiting Belfast on 25th April; Birmingham 26th April; Glasgow 27th April; Manchester 28th April; Aberdeen 29th April; Dublin 02nd May and Edinburgh on 4th May.*

The airline has previously announced it is planning to recruit at least 120 new Commanders and First Officers as well as around 150 newly-qualified pilots during 2016 to support future growth plans.

Director of Flight Operations for Flybe, Colin Rydon, said: “We are travelling the length and breadth of our network so that those looking to join us during this very exciting period of growth can learn more about life at Flybe and the career opportunities we offer. We currently connect Britain, but our ambition is to connect Europe. We look forward to meeting some experienced pilots who have what it takes to join a fast-paced, fast growing airline to support us in that growth.”

Flybe is looking for pilots who will live and breathe ‘the Purple Way’, bringing the company values to life as part of a people-focused culture.

Speaking at CTC Aviation’s Pilot Graduation Ceremony last December, Flybe CEO Saad Hammad highlighted the strong career trajectory opportunities for those now joining the airline: “Our pilots have the opportunity to move from turbo-props to jets, and those joining as newly-qualified First Officers could progress to command within three and a half to four years. There are also opportunities to become trainers or to join our management team.”



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Notes to Editors:
*Registration is invited from all interested parties at
Applications for Flybe direct entry First Officers and direct entry Captains at
About Flybe:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 216 routes serving 10 countries from 75 departure points, 37 UK/38 European airports* (all routes on sale Mar ’16 – Oct ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Feb ’15 – Jan‘16); one of only two UK-based carriers in top 20 global airlines punctuality league table by OAG (Jan ’16) and named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which? (Dec 2014); named ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards (Jan ‘16); is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Jan ’16); operates fleet of 75 aircraft – 52 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 3 ATR 72s; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and Emirates; has three franchise partners, Loganair, Stobart Air and Blue Islands making it only UK airline brand with 72% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Jan ’15); has own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.
*Flown under the Flybe brand (30 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 3 routes and 3 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)