L3’s Pilot Pathways Women Aviators Scholarship Gains SkyWest Support

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 04/30/2019

- The $50,000 Female Scholarship to Be Co-Funded by SkyWest -

SANFORD, Fla., April 30, 2019 – L3 Commercial Aviation’s Airline Academy has joined forces with SkyWest Airlines to enhance its L3 Pilot Pathways Women Aviators Scholarship. SkyWest will offer an additional $25,000 of funding, increasing the scholarship offer up to $50,000 for one successful applicant.

“We are delighted that SkyWest is supporting this important scholarship,” said Robert Luthy, Director of L3’s Florida Airline Academy. “This additional funding pushes one of our scholarships up to $50,000, a truly life-changing amount of money for one well-deserving person. We hope it inspires more women to follow their dreams and take the first steps towards an exciting career as a pilot by applying for the program.”

“We’re pleased to support this initiative to continue building a new generation of exceptional pilots,” added Tracy Gallo, Vice President of Flight Operations at SkyWest Airlines. “We are committed to developing more best-in-class pilots based on aviator skills and merit.”

One successful candidate will now receive financial support of up to $50,000, another candidate will receive up to $25,000, and eight further candidates will receive a scholarship of up to $12,500 towards the training costs of the Professional Pilot Program at L3’s Airline Academy in Sanford, Florida.

L3 Pilot Pathways is a broader commitment to improving the accessibility of training to aspiring pilots from all backgrounds. This scholarship is open to all female U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The candidates are 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 now at https://www.l3commercialaviation.com/us/airline-academy/faa-pilot-training/faa-aviation-scholarships/.

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.

About SkyWest Airlines
As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 482 aircraft, SkyWest’s nearly 14,000 aviation professionals operate more than 2,300 flights each day to 258 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. Visit www.skywest.com for more information and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.

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