L3 Commercial Aviation Launches Icelandair Cadet Pilot Program

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 08/20/2018

CRAWLEY, U.K., August 20, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today the launch of the Icelandair Cadet Pilot Program, creating the next generation of Icelandair pilots. L3 will deliver the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Program for approximately 60 pilots over three years, with training commencing in the last quarter of 2018.

Icelandair will underwrite 100 percent of the course costs for the successful applicants. Coupled with this, cadets will also be eligible for L3’s unique Performance Protection, which covers the cost of any additional training, if required, to meet the high standards of the course. This offers the cadets peace of mind, enabling them to focus on the training while opening the opportunity to a wider group of potential pilots.

“We are delighted to have been selected to deliver the Icelandair Cadet Pilot Program and look forward to opening the skies to their next generation of pilots,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions, which is part of L3 Commercial Aviation. “Our integrated approach to selection and training will help to develop the highest-quality pilots for the airline.”

Mr. Th. Haukur Reynisson at Icelandair commented, “As a progressive and growing airline, having a strong pipeline of the finest quality pilots couldn’t be more important. We are excited to launch the Icelandair Cadet Pilot Program with L3, helping to develop and create our pilots of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming the new pilots to the flight deck.”

The program, which is open to Icelandic speakers, will be undertaken at L3’s Airline Academy locations utilizing the latest-generation aircraft and simulators.

Applications to the program are open now and those interested can find out more and apply at https://www.l3airlineacademy.com/career-programs/icelandair.

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 (CTS), 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
L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. 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 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.

About Icelandair
Icelandair is a leading Icelandic airline offering flights to and from Iceland, and an attractive option for cross-Atlantic flights. Icelandair provides safe, reliable flights and exceptional service on flights to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic. The airline operates out of Iceland and uses the country’s geographical location midway between North America and Europe as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of international routes with Iceland as a hub. Icelandair is a part of Icelandair Group. The Company has 26 destinations in Europe and 23 in North America. The number of passengers transported in 2017 was just over 4 million, as compared to 3.7 million in 2016.

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