L3 Commercial Aviation Launches L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship Program

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 12/03/2018

– L3 Invites More Women to Pursue a Piloting Career Through New Female Scholarship Opportunity –

CRAWLEY, U.K., December 3, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today the launch of the L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship program, which will provide 10 scholarships to female candidates applying for its Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training program.

Within 2019, the program will award 10 successful female candidates a £25,000/€29,000 sponsorship towards the cost of their training.

“We are passionate about encouraging more diversity onto the flight deck. It’s a significant issue for the industry and addressing it is crucial not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it will attract a broader range of talent, help to address the pilot shortage and deliver a future generation of well-rounded pilots,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions, which is part of L3 Commercial Aviation. “We’re delighted to launch the L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship, which is part of our commitment to helping build a more inclusive future for the industry.”

Geoff van Klaveren, Vice President of L3 Airline Academy, added, “Becoming a pilot requires a lot of dedication, perseverance and high-quality training and there are no skills or aspects of the job that favor either gender. Yet, the number of female pilots remains stubbornly low, with estimates suggesting that women represent less than six percent of commercial airline pilots worldwide. We believe in improving accessibility so that those with the potential, whatever their background, have the opportunity to fly.”

The scholarship is part of the L3 Pilot Pathways program, which is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds. Additional scholarships and initiatives from the L3 Pilot Pathways program will be unveiled in 2019.

The L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship is open to women from the U.K. and Europe, with the first three scholarships to be awarded in the first quarter of 2019 and the remaining scholarships awarded throughout the rest of the year. The candidates will be evaluated on their performance during the selection process for the ATPL training program and three short questions on why they deserve the scholarship. There will be no additional eligibility criteria to apply.

The new scholarships are in addition to the existing L3 Airline Academy Women Aviators scholarship for candidates applying from the U.S.

Candidates can apply at www.L3AirlineAcademy.com/career-programs/female-scholarship-integrated-atpl.

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 networked systems, 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.

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