L3 Launches Pilot Pathways Women Aviators Scholarship Program in the U.S.

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 03/14/2019

SANFORD, Fla., March 14, 2019 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today the launch of the L3 Pilot Pathways Women Aviators Scholarship program in the U.S. The scholarships will provide female candidates with support towards the training costs of the Professional Pilot Program at L3’s Airline Academy in Sanford, Florida. Over the next 12 months, two successful candidates will receive financial support of up to $25,000, and eight additional candidates will receive financial support of up to $12,500.

“Attracting a wider range of talent by encouraging more diversity is crucial to addressing the pilot shortage and delivering a future generation of talented pilots,” said Robert Luthy, Director of L3’s Florida Airline Academy. “A career as a commercial pilot is truly an exciting and rewarding one. Building on the success of our L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship program in Europe, we are delighted to launch this U.S. initiative and help build a more inclusive future for the industry around the world.”

With estimates showing that women currently represent less than six percent of commercial airline pilots worldwide, the scholarship will help to lower barriers to join the industry and increase awareness about its opportunities to this important demographic.

The L3 Pilot Pathways program is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds. In December 2018, the L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship program was launched in Europe, and there will be further scholarships and programs launched as part of the initiative during 2019.

The scholarship is open to female U.S. citizens. The candidates will be asked to submit a short essay on their motivations and career aspirations, as well as to provide supporting information with their application.

Candidates can apply for the L3 Pilot Pathways Women Aviators Scholarship program at https://www.l3commercialaviation.com/funding-faa.

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
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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