Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus Selects L3Harris Technologies to Provide Pilot and Maintenance Training Devices

by L3Harris on 02/18/2020

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has selected L3Harris Technologies to enhance its pilot and maintenance training programs. L3Harris will provide a flight training device and two enhanced flat panel trainers for pilot training, as well as a virtual flight deck for classroom pilot and maintenance training.

These devices will continue to enhance K-State Polytechnic’s pilot training by providing realistic, airline-tested training for students. The Bombardier CRJ700 type devices feature high-fidelity aircraft-specific flight deck that mirrors the fitting and functions of the actual aircraft helping to introduce airline operations earlier to students.

“We can’t wait to get these devices on campus and available to our students,” said Neal Bloomquist, teaching assistant professor of aviation at K-State Polytechnic. “Our students will benefit from courses that include realistic training with technology that mirrors actual aircraft.”

“Our mission at K-State Polytechnic revolves around providing students a hands-on experience, ensuring they are career-ready upon graduation,” said John Dahl, flight operations coordinator at K-State Polytechnic. “The technology provided by L3Harris will help ensure our students are ready to immediately make an impact in the airline industry.”

“We are excited to work with a leading university such as K-State Polytechnic to support them in training the next generation of pilots and aviation mechanics,” said Sarah Cooney, Vice President Sales, Americas, Commercial Aviation, L3Harris. “Our technology has been developed in close collaboration with our airline customers to ensure the students receive the highest-quality training, preparing them for their future careers.”