Cranfield pilot training.


Opened in July 2019, the new Cranfield academy contains state-of-the-art facilities, providing the highest quality of advanced pilot training.

Based next to Cranfield University, renowned for its aeronautical research and development, the L3Harris Cranfield airline academy holds prime location on the airports main taxiway and has access to the digital control tower.

L3Harris Airline Academy Location:
Hangar One
Cranfield Airport, Cranfield University
Cranfield, Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

Reception: +44 (0)2380 737 567

Aircraft Fleet
Aircraft Fleet

Diamond singles and twins, in line with Bournemouth, to ensure we can flex aircraft between sites to maximise availability.


Accommodation within walking distance on university grounds.

Sports & Fitness on Campus
Sports & Fitness on Campus

Facilities at the Cranfield campus include our sports centre, which incorporates a fitness centre, playing fields, sports pitches and several tennis courts.


The site also has numerous classrooms and briefing rooms.

First Class Facilities
  • ILS, NDB and GNSS approaches
  • 1800m runway with UK’s only digital ATC tower - allowing replay approaches to aid learning
  • Cranfield does not have any scheduled jet traffic, which greatly improves access to the circuit and approaches