Why L3Harris Airline Academy?

We are one of the world’s leading Airline Academies. From our world-class facilities to our experienced instructors, we take cadets with little or no experience and train them to become highly sought-after graduate pilots. We’re committed to developing talent within all our cadets, preparing them for an incredible future as a pilot with a commercial airline.

Proven experience

Our heritage in the aviation industry has allowed us to develop long-standing relationships with airlines across the globe, enabling solutions for airlines and excellent opportunities for graduates of our pilot training programmes.

Our Training Assurance provides access to additional training above and beyond the course syllabus. Access to our Graduate Placement Pool means, upon graduation, our experienced team will help to place you with an airline that suits your skills, ambitions, and values - giving you the best chance to land your dream job.

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At L3Harris, we have purpose-built flight schools & training centres in Cranfield and Crawley in the UK and Sanford, Orlando in the USA.

Our locations have state-of-the-art facilities including RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators, digital ATC tower, modern single-and-multi-engine aircraft, as well as classroom, study zones, restaurants and sports & fitness facilities.

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You will have access to over 100 single-and-multi engine aircraft, most equipped with Garmin G1000 Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIC) and the latest version of the airline-style Traffic Advisory System (TAS). This technology is similar to that found on a commercial jet flight deck.

Our aircraft fleet is designed to give you the optimal training experience so you can excel in your foundation and advanced flight training.

Aircraft training fleet includes:

  • Diamond DA-40
  • Diamond DA42
  • Piper PA28
  • Cirrus SR20
  • Slingsby T67
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Flight Simulators

Our range of Flight Simulators are designed to provide the ultimate high fidelity training experience so pilots can excel during flight training.

The LTC is home to 8 RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators: including Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 simulators. RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators are known for their high degree of reliability, efficiency and effectiveness.

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Train with L3Harris and launch your career

At L3Harris, we want you to land your dream job. That’s why our Academy is equipped with the facilities and resources to help you launch your pilot career.

Whether you’re finishing your GCSEs, A-Levels or a degree, or fancy a change in career, our pilot training courses are airline-focused to prepare newly qualified pilots for a seamless transition from training to flight deck.

Our Integrated ATPL course is our most direct route to becoming a pilot, taking you from little to no flying experience to a fully qualified pilot in around 70 weeks. Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll graduate with a UKCAA or EASA ‘frozen’ ATPL.

Our Modular ATPL course is suitable for cadets looking to become a pilot at your own pace, in your own time. Whether you have little to no experience or want to upskill your training, you can complete individual pilot courses and pay as you train.

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Meet Kelly

Integrated ATPL cadet Kelly Lane shares her aviation journey, as well as what it's like to train to become a pilot with L3Harris at the Cranfield Training Centre.

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