L3 Commercial Aviation Selected by Shenzhen Airlines to Provide Boeing 737-8 Full Flight Simulator

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 07/17/2018

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today a contract with Shenzhen Airlines to provide a Boeing 737-8 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for its training center. L3 was awarded the agreement following a competitive tender process.

The simulator, an L3 RealitySeven model, is scheduled for delivery in January 2020. The device will be Shenzhen Airlines’ first Boeing 737-8 Full Flight Simulator, which will enable additional training capability and increased capacity for the airline. In 2015, the airline placed an order for 29 Boeing 737-8 aircraft, and the investment in this device will play a significant role, allowing the airline to train and develop pilots for its expanding fleet.

Shenzhen Airlines will now have a total of nine Full Flight Simulators, including the new RealitySeven B737-8, all of which are manufactured by L3.

“This latest contract builds on L3’s strong relationship with Shenzhen Airlines,” 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 state-of-the-art simulators to support development and training requirements on its new aircraft.”

“Training is one of the most important factors for the safety and quality of our airline business,” said Captain Shao Bin, Vice President of Shenzhen Airlines. “This new device will complement the devices already in training and play an important role in the continuous high-quality training we provide to 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 Shenzhen Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines was established in November 1992, and officially started its first flight on September 17, 1993. With Air China and Total Logistics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. as shareholders, Shenzhen Airlines’ main business covers air passenger, cargo and postal transportation. By the end of 2017, Shenzhen Airlines had more than 200 aircraft in total, including B737, A320, A319 and A330, operating nearly 200 domestic and international lines. Shenzhen Airlines is a member of Star Alliance.

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