Belgian and Dutch business jet operator ASL/JetNetherlands has obtained an EASA ATO certificate from the Belgian CAA for its new subsidiary, Elite Pilot Training Center ( EPTC).
The company launched the project in 2016 in response to increasing demand for business-oriented and VIP flight training. The newly formed company will offer EASA approved training programmes in Belgium.
Two types of clients are targeted under this ambitious project. EPTC wants to attract business men and women who are interested in getting their PPL and later on to add additional qualifications on their licences, such as night rating and instrument rating.
“As a leading business jet operator, we fly business people every day, and from time to time, our clients come to the cockpit and talk with our pilots and tell them how much they would like to learn how to fly,” says CEO Philippe Bodson. “We want our customers to either get the taste of business aviation, or to maintain the feeling that they have when they fly with an ASL aircraft while they are training with EPTC.”