• Program Summary
    Program Summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Type: Indian CPL
    • Required experience: Little or none
    • Location: Florida
  • Key Features
    Key Features
    • L3Harris Indian Commercial Pilot License Program
    • Latest-generation aircraft and simulators
    • Professional training environment

Pilot Training Programs and Courses

Indian Commercial Pilot License

The Indian Professional CPL with L3Harris

L3Harris Airline Academy offers an Indian Commercial Pilot Licence program for Indian nationals who are pursuing their dream career. This programme is open to applicants who are residents / citizens of India who wish to obtain a DGCA license approval.

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1,000 Pilots Needed Annually in India!

Indian airlines currently have a need for more than 1,000 pilots annually (source: Indian Times). Here at L3Harris, you can complete your Indian Commercial Pilot License training in as little as 8 months.

High Quality Training and Fleet at L3Harris

Completing your training with us here at L3Harris Flight Academy means you benefit from all of this:

  • Training in ideal conditions and an international airport environment
  • 100+ single and multi-engine training aircraft, complete with glass cockpit and G1000 Garmin instrumentation
  • Accommodation located near campus
  • Flight Data Monitoring technology - used by our airline customers globally - implemented in our Academy fleet
  • Purpose built training facilities with state-of-the-art Flight Training Devices
  • Access to the L3Harris Graduate Placement Pool - preparing you for a career with an Indian airline

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Indian Commercial Pilot License

Training Footprint

Below is the training footprint for the Indian Commercial Pilot License:

Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine add on - 8-10 months (Orlando, Florida)

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Rating
  • Single Engine Commercial Add-On
  • Time Building

Optional extra - DGCA Ground School and Exams - 3 months

  • Comprised of Air Navigation, Meteorology and Air Regulations 

Optional extra - Flight License Conversion - 2-3 months

  • This conversion will show that you can meet and pass the DGCA requirements to fly an Indian registered aircraft with the necessary skills and competence. On completion of the skills test you issued with the documents to apply for your DGCA licence

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Indian Commercial Pilot License

Why Train With L3Harris?

The L3Harris Flight Academy is located at Sanford International Airport in Orlando, Florida. It offers purpose-built facilities and experienced Instructors for an unparalleled training experience.

Graduate Placement Pool 

On successful completion of training, you will enter the L3Harris Graduate Placement Pool where we will continue to develop your skills for application to Indian airlines. We hold regular CV, cover letter and interview training workshops along with developing your skills to sit group exercises and panel interviews. These will be bespoke to the airline you apply for and we dedicate time to prepare you for various selection tools used by the airlines. We can also supply a training reference report.

Other benefits include:

  • We have over 30 years heritage in pilot training
  • Training in ideal conditions and an international airport environment
  • Thousands of our graduates are now flying for major airlines across the world
  • 100+ single and multi-engine training aircraft
  • Purpose built training facilities with state-of-the-art Flight Training Devices
  • Our campus is close to Disney World and famous local beaches including Cocoa and Daytona

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Indian Commercial Pilot License

Price of Training

Total Price: From $97,000

What’s included with the training?

  • Training (for those who have passed DGCA Ground School) up to and including your Commercial Pilot License 
  • Training Performance Pack

Optional Extras

  • DGCA Ground School add-on - for those who have not yet passed this phase
  • Flight License Conversion
  • Radio Telephony Restricted (RTR) 'A' Class license
  • Type Rating
  • Shared accommodation throughout your training in Sanford, Florida

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Indian Commercial Pilot License

Entry Criteria

To apply for this a program, you must meet the following requirements:


  • 17 years old at point of application (must be 18 years old to start training) 

Education and English language

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • 10+2 with minimum score of 51% in Physics/Maths/English (applicants without can clear those exams through NIOS or any other recognised board that meets L3Harris approval, including international equivalents)


  • Able to obtain and maintain an Indian DGCA & FAA Class 1 medical without restrictions (applicants can apply with a Class 2 medical)


  • Valid passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in India with the ability to travel worldwide
  • Able to obtain a U.S. Visa

Background and selection

  • Indian National with Aadhar number


  • Must have access to the full funding required for this program

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Indian Commercial Pilot License

Application and Selection

Step 1 - Simply click any 'Apply now' button on this page. Or click right here.

Step 2 - Register an account on our application portal. This is just your email address, name, contact number and password.

Step 3 - Verify your account via the link in the confirmation email we send you (if you can't see it, check your junk inbox first).

Step 4 - Simply fill out the application form, it takes no longer than 5 minutes!

Step 5 - Over to us! The L3Harris Selection team will screen your application and be in touch to discuss next steps.

The L3Harris selection process consists of:

  • Remote Aptitude testing using Aon (Cut-e assessments)
  • Remote one-to-one competency based interview
  • Remote work related and behavioural psychological assessment

Any previous applicants who have sat the IndiGo selection process using the ADAPT system and deemed unsuccessful will have those results taken into account and if meeting the L3Harris standard, may be invited to enrol on this Indian Professional CPL with L3Harris. Those applicants that do not meet the L3Harris standard after sitting the ADAPT system may still apply to Indian Professional CPL but will have to sit and pass the selection process using the Aon (Cut-e system).

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