L3 Selected by Air France to Deliver Cadet Training Program and Provide a New RealitySeven Full Flight Simulator for A350

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 08/01/2018

CRAWLEY, U.K., July 31, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today that it has been selected to provide training for Air France cadet pilots at the company’s recently established L3 European Airline Academy in Portugal. L3 has also been chosen to supply Air France with an Airbus A350 RealitySeven Full Flight Simulator (FFS).

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with Air France to launch these cadets into their new career and further support Air France’s training with another state-of-the-art FFS,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions, which is part of L3 Commercial Aviation. “Our European Airline Academy will offer an incredible training experience to the cadets, and we look forward to welcoming them to the facility.”

Air France has selected the company to deliver training for approximately 30 cadet pilots per year as part of its 2018 Cadet Pilot Program.

Training will be undertaken at L3 European Airline Academy in Portugal, as well as other training sites in the U.K. The Academy location in Ponte de Sor, Portugal, offers best-in-class facilities, including near-exclusive access to the airfield, a tailored training environment and a modern campus.

The A350 RealitySeven FFS will allow operational synergies with Air France’s latest Boeing 787 RealitySeven FFS device, which commenced training in June 2018 as scheduled. The device will be the first A350 FFS with Standard 1.2.0. This will allow an enhanced level of operation for the user, complete with touchscreen display technology.

Olivier Dulat, Flight Operations Executive Vice President at Air France, said, “Our pilots perform their role with the very highest level of flight safety, technical proficiency and a continual concern for delivering an excellent service for passengers. The quality of training being provided as part of this new agreement with L3 will allow us to welcome and maintain more high-quality pilots to Air France, and continue to uphold these values.”

Air France started operations of the Dreamliner 787-9 in January 2017 and is now operating six aircraft. The first A350 will operate from October 2019 on the Joon network, the new generation travel experience by Air France, with a target of four aircraft operating in the spring of 2020. The new aircraft will support Air France group’s long-haul growth strategy.

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
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 Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It currently offers its customers access to a network covering 314 destinations in 116 countries thanks to its five brands – Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia, Joon and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 545 aircraft and 98.7 million passengers carried in 2017, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.

Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights. Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,600 daily flights to more than 1,070 destinations in 177 countries.

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