Qatar Airways has selected airline training organisation CTC Aviation to supply pilots for its expanding fleet.

The deal will see the Gulf carrier receive a supply of graduate pilots from the aviation training firm's 'CTC Wings' programme.

The first 18 CTC pilots selected by the airline will have completed their Airbus A320 type rating training at CTC's UK-based airline training centre by the end of May.

They will then commence line operations at the Qatari capital Doha during summer 2012.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news