L3 Commercial Training Solutions Signs Commercial Aviation Training and Simulation Contracts Valued at More Than $115 Million

L3 Technologies announced today that its Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) business secured contracts in 2017 from commercial operators and airline partners worldwide for commercial aviation training, resourcing and simulation solutions valued at more than $115 million.

The awards include contracts to deliver airline pilot training programs, airline pilot resourcing, mid-level and classroom devices, and the sale of eight full flight simulators (FFS) to date in this calendar year.

“These awards highlight our ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive whole-system solutions that support the growing global demand for qualified commercial pilots,” said Michael T. Strianese, L3’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Increasingly, airlines are outsourcing pilot training to support their operational requirements, and L3 CTS delivers a wide range of high-quality, cost-effective and customized training programs that meet their needs across the globe.”

The contracts feature the integrated spectrum of training, resourcing and simulation solutions that L3 CTS delivers for the commercial aviation arena, which include:


Global cadet pilot training and resourcing agreements for airline customers and aspiring pilots:

  • Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) cadet pilot programs for airline customers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, with commitments to enroll over 100 MPL trainees into the airline academy in 2017
  • Cadet training for aspiring airline pilots across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions


Commercial pilot training contracts for commercial airlines:

  • New Boeing 737 Type Rating training agreements and dry simulator provision for airline customers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions
  • Ongoing recurrent training for the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)


The sale of eight RealitySeven™ FFS and supporting mid-range and classroom devices across a full range of commercial platforms:

  • Air France: one B787-9 FFS; 2018 delivery
  • Chengdu Airlines: one A320 FFS; 2018 delivery
  • Sichuan Airlines: two A320 FFS; 2018 and 2019 delivery
  • Shenzhen Airlines: two FFS (B737 and A320 configurations); 2018 delivery
  • All Nippon Airways: two FFS (B787 and A320 configurations); 2019 delivery
  • Classroom training solutions for customers in North America


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