L3 Selected to Support the Royal Air Forces Pilot Training

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 07/23/2018

CRAWLEY, U.K., July 23, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today that it has been selected by the Royal Air Force (RAF) to support the training of future RAF multi-engine pilots. The three-year contract represents the first time that L3 has provided such training for the RAF.

Following a competitive tender process, L3 was selected to provide a bespoke solution for approximately 100 trainee pilots in total. Trainees will undertake a course similar to a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) as well as the Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course to supplement the RAF’s distinguished training program. The course with L3, a leading international commercial pilot training provider, will ensure that the pilots have the highest standard of skills before returning to the RAF to complete their operational flying training.

“We are delighted and proud to begin working with the RAF in its centenary year to help develop their next generation of the finest-quality pilots,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of Commercial Training Solutions, which is part of L3 Commercial Aviation. “This agreement showcases our ability to offer tailored, cost-effective solutions to meet existing and new customers’ bespoke training requirements. We look forward to working with the RAF for many years and welcoming their pilots to our U.K. training facilities.”

Group Captain David Catlow, from the RAF Directorate of Flying Training, added, “We are constantly looking to evolve and optimise our training programmes so that we continue to provide the highest standards of training for all our Officers. This agreement with L3 will help us to deliver more world-class pilots to our operational front line in the timescales we require.”

Upon completion of Officer Training and Elementary Flying Training with the RAF, the trainee pilots will carry out the tailored course on multi-engine aircraft before progressing to the MCC course utilizing L3’s industry-leading flight simulators. The training will take place at L3’s U.K. Airline Academy training locations, lasting approximately 17 weeks in total.

The first class of students will begin training with L3 in August 2018.

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.

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