L3 Signs Memorandum of Understanding With TAP Air Portugal

by L3 Commercial Aviation on 11/12/2018

LISBON, Portugal, November 12, 2018 – L3 Commercial Aviation announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TAP Air Portugal, increasing cooperation between the companies to provide employment opportunities for L3 cadets and to provide Type Rating training for the airline’s new pilots.

“We are delighted to be working more closely with TAP Air Portugal,” commented Mário Spinola, L3 Airline Academy Director, Europe. “The agreement allows us to offer more job opportunities for our cadets with this leading airline while supporting TAP’s growth by providing world-class initial Type Rating training for their new pilots.”

Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of TAP Air Portugal, added, “As a rapidly growing airline, securing a pipeline of high-quality, well-trained new pilots couldn’t be more important. This partnership will enable us to have access to best-in-class pilots, helping to maintain our high standards across the airline as we continue to grow.”

As part of the relationship, cadets currently enrolled in training at L3 Airline Academy, as well as qualifying graduates, will have potential employment pathways with TAP Air Portugal. TAP will also select L3 as their supplier for A320 Type Rating training for their new pilots. Type Rating training has started this month and will take place in L3’s training centers in Southampton and Gatwick in the U.K.

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
L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. 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 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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