About L3Harris Airline Academy.

About us

40+ years heritage in pilot training
40+ years heritage in pilot training

5 global Academy locations
5 global Academy locations

Modular and integrated aviation courses available
Modular and integrated aviation courses available

95% first time pass rate on Ground School exams
95% first time pass rate on Ground School exams

At L3Harris, we are a global leader in airline pilot training. Thanks to our experienced pilot trainers and our state-of-the-art facilities in the UK, USA, Republic or Ireland and Portugal, our graduates are highly sought after by the most prominent airlines across the globe.

Our pilot training courses are designed to take you from little or no experience and give you the theoretical knowledge and flying hours to start your journey as a Co-Pilot. From there you will work your way up to the job of your dreams; a captain or pilot. We can also help if you’re looking to retrain to change your career, or if you are an existing pilot who is hoping to change where you live and work.

We know how important landing your job role is for you. That’s why the day you complete our standard courses, you will enter our graduate pool. That means our experienced team of graduate placement consultants will work to place you with an airline that suits your skills, ambition and values, giving you the best chance of landing your dream job.

We’re proud to say that thousands of our graduates are now flying as Captains and First Officers for major airlines such as easyJet, British Airways and Ryanair.

Training for different stages of your career

Our airline academy is equipped to start your career as a pilot, whether you’re just leaving school or later in life. L3Harris help people reach their dreams in all of the following situations:

  • School leavers pursuing a career in aviation
  • Individuals looking to change careers to become a pilot
  • Established pilots moving from one location to another - such as the EU to the UK
  • International cadets

Where can I train?

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The EU
The EU
USA
USA
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Will Brexit affect my aviation career?

We have made some changes to our training and licensing options to ensure you still learn what you need to land your dream job. 

Our Head of Airline Training Pete Hodgson discusses all things Brexit and pilot training.

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What qualifications do I need to become a pilot?

You may think that you need a PHD or degree to become a pilot. The truth might surprise you.

Read our guide on the qualifications you need to start your pilot training.

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What is it like training to become a pilot during Covid?

The emergence of Covid-19 has of course brought with it challenges for our trainees, but with virtual lessons ongoing, we’re confident that our next group of graduates will make as fantastic pilots as always.

Our Chief Flight Instructor and Head of Flight Training in the US Carl Gegenheimer tells us all about the steps he is making to offer the best pilot training experience during the pandemic.

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Contact us today and our dedicated team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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