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L3Harris Airline Academy expands capabilities for Cranfield UK Pilot Training Centre

Posted 26 July 2022

L3Harris Technologies has invested in the expansion of its Cranfield UK Pilot Training Centre, allowing L3Harris to address increasing aviation industry demands for highly trained pilots and offers Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) certifications.

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The facility improvements will include new classrooms and three new Diamond DA42 flight simulators to enhance the ultra-realistic learning experience for trainee pilots as well as increasing capacity for safety repetitions via simulator training alongside airborne flight training.  
“We are committed to providing the highest quality of training for aspiring pilots and airline partners, which is why we invested in this new facility now,” said Dave Coward, General Manager and Vice President for L3Harris Training Services. “The aviation industry is recovering quickly and the demand for well-trained pilots continues to grow. These investments answer those demands and reinforce that our Cranfield facilities are the pilot training center of excellence in the UK.”

The training centre is located at Cranfield University’s airport. L3Harris’ collaboration with the university enables trainee pilots to immerse themselves in campus life with on-site accommodation adjacent to the training, research and development facilities.  

Cranfield University is ranked 5th in UK for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, and is the only university in Europe with its own airport and runway.



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