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.
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 Airline Standards Assurance Pathway (ASAP) provides access to additional training above and beyond the course syllabus and our Graduate Placement Pool. 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.How to become a pilot
At L3Harris, we have purpose-built flight schools & training centres in Bournemouth, Cranfield and Crawley in the UK and Ponte de Sor in Portugal.
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.Explore our flight schools
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
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 as little as 72 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.Explore our pilot training courses
Our Airline Academy is equipped to start your career as a pilot, whether you’re just leaving school or later in life. L3Harris help people reach their dreams.