L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) has announced 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 training for up to 500 cadets a year.
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 UK, US and New Zealand, and will 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 L3 say that 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.”