Goodbye CTC Aviation, hello L3 Airline Academy

One of the UK’s – and the world’s – top airline pilot training organisations, CTC Aviation, has been renamed L3 Airline Academy following last year’s takeover of the Sussex-based business by L3 Electronic Systems.

L3 Electronic Systems has announced that products and services from Link UK, CTC Aviation and Aerosim Technologies will now be delivered under the one unified brand – L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS).

L3 CTS will provide commercial aviation with a full spectrum of pilot training solutions: cadet pilot training, airline training, aircrew resourcing and flight simulation systems and training centres, such as the new London-based facility near Gatwick Airport.

“Unifying these businesses under the L3 CTS name leverages the strong brand equity of L3 Technologies, while reflecting our evolution into a leading global provider of end-to-end pilot training,” said Alan Crawford, President of L3 CTS.

“Now, under one organization, we are offering truly integrated and comprehensive solutions that provide agile, innovative and customized solutions tailored to meet our customers’ needs.”

L3 CTS’s offerings will be delivered through three main business units:

  1. Training Systems for commercial aircraft operators and maintainers looking to support their aircrew and maintenance training requirements
  2. Airline Training for airlines requiring customised flight crew, instructor and examiner training
  3. Airline Academy for cadet pilot selection, resourcing and training.