L3Harris Airline Academy

Airline Ready Pilots

At L3Harris we don’t just train you to fly; we make you an Airline Ready Pilot. With over 40 years pilot training experience, L3Harris graduates are now flying for airlines across the globe, including easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways and Wizz Air.

Airline partnerships

Creating and nurturing airline relationships has been at the heart of our ethos since the Academy’s inception when it was founded as CTC Aviation by a team of professional pilots.

This principal is also true of our U.S. Flight Academy in Orlando, Florida where we have pilot pathways with 10 regional airlines across the States. 

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Employment opportunities for Airline Ready Pilots

The airline industry is in its post-pandemic recovery phase. Airlines are scheduling more flights as restrictions are lifted and borders open up to international travel across the world.

L3Harris graduates are already starting to benefit from this early recovery and at the time of writing (June 2022), since November 2021 - thanks to the hard work of our Graduate Placement team and our strong airline relationships - more than 180 UK and European graduates have been offered employment opportunities with airlines such as easyJet and Wizz Air and started their Type Rating with Ryanair.

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L3Harris graduate and Wizz Air pilot, Chris Duffy

Award-winning training

In June 2022 we received the prestigious Aviation Technology Achievement award at Air Transport World's 48th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Award Ceremony. The award recognises the work being done to develop and implement the use of Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) into Academy flight training.

This industry leading technology will make a tangible difference to your flight training. Cadets and Instructors will benefit from data-driven insights allowing for detailed flight debriefs and a move towards competency-based training.

The majority of airlines already adopt a data-driven approach to mitigate risks and improve efficiencies. Our implementation of FDM is another example of the work L3Harris is doing to ensure we continue to produce Airline Ready Pilots.

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Airline Ready Pilots - Start your journey today

The Integrated ATPL course can train you - even if you have no flying experience - all the way to becoming a commercial airline pilot in approximately 70 weeks. L3Harris offers:

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • World-class tuition
  • A modern training fleet of over 100 aircraft
  • Locations in U.K. and Florida

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Modular ATPL

If you want a more flexible approach to training we also offer a Modular ATPL route. Break your pilot training down into its constituent parts and pay as you train.

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Post-graduation support

When you enrol in the Integrated ATPL program, you you benefit from the L3Harris Training Assurance and access to the Graduate Placement Pool. 

  • The L3Harris Training Assurance has been designed to provide a level of support for students throughout their training with us
  • The Graduate Placement Pool gives you access to our airline relationships to maximise employment opportunities

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The benefits of being a commercial pilot

Being an airline pilot is probably one of the best jobs in the world! As a pilot, you'll have the benefits of:

  • A great salary
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Seeing the world
  • Experiencing different cultures and meeting people from all around the globe

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Why now?

Dave Coward, VP of Airline Academies, looks at how factors such as a pilot shortage expected in 2023 and demand for travel on the rise results in an increasing demand for pilots.

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