KLM Selects L3 to Provide New Boeing 787 Full Flight Simulator and Suite of Device Updates

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 02/21/2019

CRAWLEY, U.K., February 21, 2019 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today a new contract with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to provide a B787-9 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the airline’s training center at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.

“This latest contract builds on our strong relationship with KLM,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions, which is part of L3 Commercial Aviation. “We are delighted that the airline is further entrusting us to provide this state-of-the-art simulator and support the development and training requirements of their modern fleet.”

The simulator, an L3 RealitySeven model, is scheduled for delivery in mid-2020. The device will enable additional training capability and increased capacity, supporting the wider Air France-KLM group’s growing requirement for 787 training.

The contract also includes a package of updates to one B787 and one A330 FFS device previously delivered by L3 to KLM. The B787 update will align the device with the latest configuration of the newly ordered Boeing FFS, while the A330 update will introduce new aircraft systems and features as installed on the KLM Airbus fleet. This will enable KLM to deliver Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) on the A330 simulator in compliance with the latest EASA regulations.

The Air France-KLM group reported last month that it carried 7.7 million passengers in December 2018, up 3.6 percent from the previous year, and 101 million passengers for the whole of 2018, up 2.8 percent.

About L3 Commercial Aviation
L3 Commercial Aviation provides holistic solutions across a wide range of services to the commercial aviation industry. From check-in to touchdown, L3 Commercial Aviation’s integrated solutions work to make air travel safer, more efficient and more effective. Its expertise extends across on-aircraft avionics, integrated airport security and complete pilot training offerings. It combines products and services from L3’s Aviation Products, Commercial Training Solutions, and Security & Detection Systems business units, as well as ACSS, a joint venture of L3 and Thales. To learn more about L3 Commercial Aviation, please visit the company’s website at www.L3CommercialAviation.com.

About L3 Technologies
With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2018 sales of $10.2 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.

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