Become a Flight Instructor at our European Airline Academy in Portugal

Flight Instructor - Portugal

We’re L3Harris Commercial Aviation, one of the world’s leading pilot training organizations, and we’re expanding our team of Flight Instructors. Right now we’re looking for Flight Instructors who’d like to pass their expertise to new cadets who’ll shortly be joining some of the world’s leading airlines. The L3Harris European Airline Academy located between Lisbon and Porto in the scenic region of Alentejo. With great weather, modern facilities, a rapidly expanding fleet of aircraft and committed students, the European Academy is an ideal location for you to share your knowledge and train the next generation of Airline Pilots.

Become a Flight Instructor in Portugal

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be supporting the development of our cadets by providing them with high-quality training, combining your experience with our tuition program. Naturally, you’ll hold an EASA CPL with a Class 1 Medical. Perhaps you’re ME/IR qualified, or SE rated Flight Instructor. Even if you’re just starting to build your hours, we’d love to hear from you.

What are we offering?

Flexibility of contracts. Whether you’re looking to relocate or not, we have a package to suit your needs.

You’ll enjoy a really competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Pension Scheme
  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Bonus round trip Airline Tickets to home country*
  • Generous vacation package**
  • Loss of license insurance
  • Private medical insurance

*only available for commute contracts
**only available for local contracts

Portugal Flight Instructor salary
GradesBase Salary (Incl. 30 hours a month)Additional Hours (> 30 hours)
A - Trainee or Initial FI < 200 hrs (non L3 cadet)€ 26,652.86€ 25.00
B - Initial FI with > 200 hrs (ex-L3 cadet w/security bond)€ 26,652.86€ 25.00
C - SE IR€ 33,152.86€ 45.00
D - FE, CPL (SEP); IRE (SEP); PPL (SEP); CRE (SEP)€ 36,652.86€ 45.00
E - ME IR€ 41,652.86€ 55.00
F - ME Examiner€ 47,852.86€ 55.00

Portugal Flight Instructor overview
Live in Portugal 
Weekly Working Hours40
Roster PatternRotating 4 on/2 off and 6 on/2 off
Annual Leave Entitlement22 days
Pension Plan Contribution *Up to 5% match of base salary
Private Medical Insurance *Yes
Loss of License Insurance *Yes (Cover €100,000)
Bonus Airline Tickets1 round trip per year to home country after 12 months of employment. Excl. Christmas, New Year., Easter, July and Aug. Booking requsted 90 days in advance.

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Catharina Sabelis | L3Harris Flight Instructor

Throughout the years of being a Flight Instructor I have developed a passion for teaching. This dedication is inspired by helping and witnessing cadets become professional pilots.

Catharina Sabelis | L3Harris Flight Instructor