British Airways has signed an exclusive agreement with airline pilot training and resourcing company CTC Aviation to deliver Airbus A320 conversion training for the airline’s newly qualified and experienced pilots; including those changing aircraft type as they move into Command roles. Initial plans will see up to 200 pilots commencing A320 type conversion training with CTC Aviation. This is the first time that British Airways has partnered with an independent external training provider to deliver type conversion training for existing, employed pilots. However, Britain’s most iconic of airlines has been entrusting CTC Aviation to deliver airline pilot training since 1996 when the first BA Jet Orientation Courses (JOC) were launched. Since 2011, CTC Aviation (through ‘Airline Placement Limited’ – a wholly owned subsidiary of the CTC Aviation group) – has managed the entire British Airways Future Pilot Programme (FPP) on behalf of the airline; managing the intake of all new entrant pilots through the programme and into employment.