L3 Commercial Aviation Selected by China Southern Airlines to Provide Four Full Flight Simulators

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 07/17/2018

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today a contract with Zhuhai Xiang Yi Aviation Technology Co., Ltd., a China Southern Airlines Company, to provide four Full Flight Simulators (FFS) for its training centers in Zhuhai, China.

For this substantial order, the company will provide two Airbus A320 and two Boeing 737 RealitySeven simulators. This marks the first time that China Southern Airlines has purchased simulators from L3. The devices are scheduled for delivery within one year, with the first due as early as the second half of 2018 and the final device by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

The swift delivery will support the airline’s pressing requirement to increase its training capabilities and capacity following its recent investment in expanding and modernizing its fleet. China Southern Airlines is currently scheduled to take delivery of 309 aircraft over the next three years.

“We are delighted to build on our relationship with China Southern Airlines and for the first time provide simulator devices during such an exciting period of growth for its business,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions, which is part of L3 Commercial Aviation. “Our manufacturing and delivery of this significant order of state-of-the-art simulators will help to support the airline’s long-term training needs.”

Mr. Zhe Chen, General Manager of Zhuhai Xiang Yi Aviation Technology Co., Ltd., added, “The training and provision of high-quality pilots plays a crucial role in supporting the growth of our business as we continue to expand our operations and fleet. We look forward to dramatically increasing our training capabilities with these new quality devices, which will complement and aid the training that we provide our pilots.”

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
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. 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 China Southern
China Southern Air Holding Company (CSAH) is ranked as the world's fourth-largest airline measured by passengers carried and Asia's largest airline in fleet size, revenue and passengers carried. With Guangzhou, Beijing, Urumqi and Chongqing as core hubs, it has formed a highly developed route network with close links to Europe, America, Australia and Africa. With its close partnership with other Sky Team partner airlines, China Southern has broadened its air network to now connect to 1,062 destinations of 177 nations and regions across the world. It is committed to building the international aviation hub of “Canton Route,” and Guangzhou (Canton) has become the greatest gateway from China to Oceania and Southeast Asia.

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