There’s a new low-cost airline in Europe and it’s called PLAY. It will operate flights between Europe and Iceland and has partnered with L3Harris for pilot training, including type ratings.
L3Harris will provide a full range of Airbus A320 pilot training services at the L3Harris London Training Centre to support PLAY and its Airbus A320 fleet.
The airline currently operates three Airbus A321 NEO aircraft leased from AerCap, but plans to expand the fleet with additional Airbus A320 and A321NX aircraft scheduled to be delivered between autumn 2022 and spring 2023.
PLAY serves ten destinations across seven countries in Europe and will start operations to North America in Spring 2022.
Captain Halldor Gudfinnsson, PLAY’s Director of Training, said, “As an ambitious airline, it is essential we have the highest quality training to support our pilots. That is why we are excited to be able to work with L3Harris’ best in class simulators. The success of this agreement is important to us we begin to grow our operations.”
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