CCC, ITPS renew training for Royal Netherlands Air Force

January 30, 2024

Ottawa, CANADA – CCC is pleased to announce the renewal of a government to government (G2G) contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the Graduate Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer courses provided by the International Test Pilots School (ITPS).  

Source: ITPS

Beginning in January 2024, selected, highly experienced Dutch military pilots and engineers will undertake the rigorous 12-month program which includes over 500 hours of lectures and exam and 120 flight hours of instruction and exercises. Training focuses on experimental flight test techniques on 15 aircraft types. RNLAF officers will join colleagues from around the world in learning how to test new aircraft, systems and sensors to determine their suitability for their intended mission. RNLAF officers will also have the opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree in Flight Test Engineering whilst at ITPS. 

Based in London, Ontario, ITPS is the world’s biggest independent school of experimental flight testing and governments around the world send their best select pilots and engineers to ITPS. In addition to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, ITPS provides training to the Royal Canadian Air Force, German Armed Forces, Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Air Force and 25 air arms to date. ITPS is one of only eight fully recognised test pilot schools in the world and is covered under the EduCanada brand, the official Government of Canada source for studying in Canada. ITPS is an Ontario Ministry of Education Designated Learning Institution. ITPS is committed to sustainable aviation and has been a carbon neutral operator since 2022. 

For over 75 years, CCC has been helping Canadian companies like ITPS to establish successful commercial relationships with foreign governments. Every G2G contract signed with CCC has the legal effect of being signed in the name of the Government of Canada and comes with an assurance of contract performance and alignment with Canada’s integrity compliance expectations.   

To learn about how CCC helps Canadian businesses win foreign government contracts, contact our team. 



“CCC is pleased to continue working with ITPS to provide world-class, Canadian-made training to pilots and engineers from across the globe.”– Kim Douglas, VP of Business Development and Marketing, CCC 

“ITPS is honoured by the continued trust demonstrated by the Royal Netherlands Air Force, and to be training its outstanding flight test professionals here in Canada. This valuable recognition by a leading NATO Air Force is testament to the excellence of our Graduate Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer programme, outstanding instructor team and the diverse and exceptional fleet of training aircraft.” –Giorgio Clementi, CEO, ITPS Canada Ltd. 


About CCC 

CCC is Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world through our government to government contracting approach. We are also the Government of Canada’s designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD requirements from Canada. To learn more about how we have facilitated billions in trade between Canadian businesses and governments around the world, visit 


About ITPS Canada Ltd.

ITPS Canada is a London, Ontario, Canadian corporation founded in 2001 consisting of two divisions: The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) the world’s biggest independent school of experimental flight testing, an Ontario Ministry of Education Designated Learning Institution, offering Master of Science degrees in Flight Testing and Flight Test Engineering. ITPS is a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved Training Organization (ATO) 00.30 and is recognized by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) and the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE). The company has been a carbon-neutral operator since 2022.


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