L3Harris Technologies Partners with SkyWest Airlines to Award Scholarships to Women Aviators

by L3Harris on 10/09/2019

SANFORD, Fla., Oct. 9, 2019 — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to award scholarships totalling more than $100,000 to six women aviators to help foster diversity on the flight deck.

The L3Harris Pilot Pathways Women Aviators scholarships help cover the training costs for female candidates applying for the Professional Pilot Program at the company’s Airline Academy in Sanford.

Five cadets will each receive a $12,500 scholarship from L3Harris toward their training costs. L3Harris partnered with SkyWest Airlines to enhance the scholarship program to offer one cadet $50,000 and be included in the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program, which offers a clear path for pilots to launch their career as a commercial pilot with the airline.

“Engaging with organizations for women in aviation has inspired and supported me, and I hope to reciprocate that inspiration as a role model for young women and encourage them to follow their dreams of flying,” said scholarship recipient Christina Montgomery of Dillion, California.

“SkyWest is proud to support these driven aviators and contribute to their ambitions to become commercial pilots,” said Tracy Gallo, SkyWest Vice President of Flight Operations. “Supporting more women in our flight decks makes the entire industry stronger.”

“The L3Harris Pilot Pathways Women Aviator scholarships support candidates to become part of a generation of women pilots that will help showcase and build a more inclusive future across the industry,” said Robert Luthy, Director, L3Harris Florida Airline Academy. “The scholarships are part of L3Harris’ commitment to raise awareness of this exciting career and reduce the financial challenges of flight training.”

L3Harris and SkyWest Pilot Pathway Women Aviators Scholarship recipient, Christina Montgomery, flying with her grandfather.

Four additional Women Aviators Scholarships will be awarded before the end of the year. Interested applicants can discover more and apply here.

L3Harris Airline Academy is a world-leading pilot training provider. With sites in the U.S., U.K., Portugal and New Zealand, it has a global footprint and develops high-quality pilots ready to join airlines’ operations.

About SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW). With 14,000 aviation professionals operating over 2,300 daily flights, SkyWest Airlines connects millions of passengers each month to 262 destinations across North America. SkyWest operates in partnership with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines and has a fleet of 482 aircraft. Headquartered in St. George, Utah, SkyWest’s industry leading workforce and excellent leadership team have consistently generated solid operational and economic performance, setting the standard for excellence in the regional industry.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.