L3 CTS Launches new European Airline Academy to expand its international pilot training footprint

by L3 Commercial Aviation on Feb 12 2018
CRAWLEY, U.K., February 12, 2018 – L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) announced today the introduction of its new European Academy into the company’s cadet pilot training offering. The L3 European Airline Academy facility, based at Ponte de Sor Airport, Portugal, has the capacity to provide world-class training for up to 500 cadets a year.

From left to right:
Robin Glover-Faure – President, L3 CTS
Dr. Luís Miguel Ribeiro – President, Autoridade Nacional da Aviação Civil
Eng.º Hugo Hilário – Mayor, Ponte de Sor
Mário Spinola – Airline Academy Director Europe, L3 CTS

The new European Academy has been established following L3’s acquisition of the G Air Training Centre in October 2017. This location will be fully integrated with L3 CTS’s current Airline Academy operations in the U.K., U.S. and New Zealand, and will further allow the company to offer tailored international training solutions for aspiring pilots and L3 CTS’s airline customers. More than 1,000 cadet pilots started training with L3 CTS in 2017, and the new facility will allow the company to better address the growing worldwide demand for pilots.

“The launch of the L3 European Airline Academy in Portugal expands L3 CTS’s international footprint and increases our capacity to support the growing global demand for highly skilled, qualified commercial pilots,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of L3 CTS. “We are excited to expand the delivery of our international training solutions to further support our airline customers and provide more opportunities for aspiring pilots.”

L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for pilots and maintainers across a wide range of commercial platforms. L3 CTS provides a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training solutions, including cadet pilot training, airline training, aircrew resourcing, training centers and high-fidelity simulation products. The company is headquartered in Crawley, U.K., and delivers training, resourcing and systems production from global centers in Southampton, Bournemouth and Coventry in the U.K.; Minnesota and Florida in the U.S.A.; Ponte de Sor, Portugal; Hamilton, New Zealand; and Bangkok, Thailand. L3 CTS is part of L3 Technologies’ Electronic Systems business segment. To learn more about L3 CTS, please visit the company’s websites at www.L3ComercialAviation.com

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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