Following the recently announced acquisition of 100% of share capital of 43 Air School through a MBO led by Attie Niemann, the current CEO of 43 Air School, and an equity firm, for an undisclosed sum, 43 Air School have now acquired additional shareholding in the Airline Training Specialist Company, PTC Aviation (Pty) Ltd.

Employing over 30 staff members, PTC Aviation is an industry-leading TRTO on A320 and B737NG aircraft focusing on the provision of Initial Airline bridging and Flight Instructor Development Training.

With bespoke facilities & simulators in Port Elizabeth, PTC Aviation’s expertise lies in offering quality advanced Airline Pilot Courses, including Boeing and Airbus Type Ratings and Airline readiness connect courses, to qualified Commercial Pilots entering the Airline industry. PTC Aviation is the training provider to three South African low-cost airlines.

 “Significant resources and management afford us a world class ability that is unmatched on the African continent.  Our clients come to us from four continents and over fifty countries, testifying to the fact that we offer significant value and quality that is unrivalled in a growing Airline Training market,”

says Attie Niemann, 43 Air School CEO

In addition, 43 and PTC Aviation have investigated heavily in digital content programs and hardware, to ensure leadership in the development and deployment of market-leading aviation education by using the latest technology and techniques. This enhances the world-class courses and content which 43 Air School and PTC Aviation are already offering to potential students.

Leading by example, PTC Aviation recently became the first Training Organization in Africa to offer an APS MCC pilot development program to new Airline students.
APS MCC spearheaded by EASA is the preferred Airline pilot development program before Type Rating. This world’s best practice offering is now also becoming the new standard in Europe and elsewhere.

The synergies offered through the acquisition of PTC support 43 Air School’s plans for growth with a vision to becoming a global supplier of best practice initial pilot Airline Courses for ICAO.

Wayne Westoby, Training Director and shareholder in PTC Aviation, also commented on the acquisition, adding “43 Air School’s acquisition in PTC provides a major growth opportunity for both our businesses and extends the services we offer to our clients. With the stability and backing of one of the Continent’s leading pilot Training companies, PTC customers will benefit from improved products, services and innovation. Likewise, the services we offer at PTC enable us to deliver one of the best proven and most unique Airline Pilot Training models within the industry.”

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Established in 1998, 43 has grown to be Africa’s leading Aviation Training Organization with sites in Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and soon Portugal, and provides the industry’s most advanced and respected Airline Pilot Training models with unmatched facilities and abilities to deliver these courses.
Delivering a unique value-added, best practice managed Airline Training Program from selection to Airliner Type rating, 43 is still the only Pilot Training Organization accredited by SACAA to offer the integrated Airline Pilot Program.

Recently, 43 Air School was voted the best Aviation Company and runner up Aviation Safety at the CAIA Awards by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

To read more about 43 Air School and view the courses we offer, visit us at www.43airschool.com

 More about PTC Aviation…

PTC Aviation specialises in delivering advanced bridging courses to Airlines and individuals on both Airbus and Boeing aircraft to prepare candidates for entry into Airline Operations, whilst also offering Specialised Instructor Training Courses at their Port Elizabeth facility.

To read more about PTC Aviation and view the courses we offer, visit us at www.ptcaviation.co.za