Pilot training regulated by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

EASA pilot training

Do you have a passion for aviation and a commitment to a career as a Commercial Airline Pilot? Want to learn to fly in the UK, Europe or New Zealand? If so then L3 Airline Academy can provide all the training you need to begin your airline pilot career.

We are a global leader in airline pilot training and our graduates are highly sought after by airlines around the world. Once your training is successfully complete we can help you find a Co-Pilot airline role - 95% of our 2019 EASA graduates are now flying for airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, Thomas Cook and Ryanair.

We offer pilot training courses approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at our modern flight schools in the UK, Portugal and New Zealand. 

Most of our British and European cadets choose to undertake our flagship Integrated ATPL pilot training program. This route is designed to prepare you for a role as a Co-Pilot, while offering the flexibility to apply to any airline upon successful completion of training. 

Integrated ATPL takes approximately 18 months, subject to scheduling and you don’t need to have flown a plane before applying to L3 – we accept applicants with little or no flying experience into our flight schools.

We also partner with various airlines to offer specific airline-focused routes to the flight deck. These programs are a collaboration between L3 and the airline and often include a conditional offer of employment before training commences.

Aviation careers

All our EASA pilot training courses are designed to launch aviation careers. Choosing our Integrated ATPL route means our airline placement team will work to place you as a Co-Pilot with an airline once you have successfully completed your training.

Integrated ATPL
European pilot training courses

Our EASA pilot training courses are not just flying lessons; the airline culture we adopt from day one will prepare you to become a Co-Pilot, Captain and beyond.

Pilot training courses
European career prospects

We have a team of dedicated Airline Pilot Careers Advisers who are experts in all areas of selection, training and careers. As your personal guide, they will find the best route to the flight deck for you and help you understand the Airline Pilot career options that could be available to you when you graduate.

Career prospects
European airline relationships

We are committed to maintaining and growing airline relationships so that we are able to offer our graduates the highest-quality, airline-focused training and unrivaled career opportunities. In turn we have built a reputation as a trusted provider of the highest-caliber pilots in the industry.

Airline relationships
European funding & finance

At L3 we are committed to diversity. If you have the skills, drive and passion to become a pilot then we do not want funding to be a barrier. We offer ways to make your pilot training more affordable and work with independent organizations that offer loans specifically for pilot training.

Funding & finance
European flight schools

If you live in the UK or Europe you can begin pilot training at our UK or European Academies.

If you begin your ground school training in the UK, later stages of training could either be in the UK, Portugal or New Zealand.

Flight schools
European fleet

Our EASA fleet spans the United Kingdom, Portugal and New Zealand and comprises over 80 aircraft as well as computer and tablet-based training devices, fixed-base and flight simulators.


Upcoming pilot career events

Be A Pilot Career Expo: Sanford, FL - November 9, 2019
Nov 09 2019 | Airline Academy
Be A Pilot Career Expo: Sanford, FL - November 9, 2019
Sanford, Florida
Airline Pilot Careers Event: Southampton - October 19, 2019
Oct 19 2019 | Airline Academy
Airline Pilot Careers Event: Southampton - October 19, 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom
Airline Pilot Careers Event: London Training Center - September 28, 2019
Sep 28 2019 | Airline Academy
Airline Pilot Careers Event: London Training Center - September 28, 2019
London Gatwick, UK
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