L3Harris Airline Academy

Airline Pilot. Your Future Starts Here.

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  • www.l3commercialaviation.com/

L3Harris Airline Academy.
Airline Pilot. Your Future Starts Here.

At L3Harris Airline Academy, cadets are not only learning to fly, they’re training to become commercial airline pilots from day one. Cadets that graduate our rigorous training programmes are considered some of the best pilots in the industry thanks to the quality of tuition and training they receive.

L3Harris’ Theoretical Knowledge and Flight Instructors have thousands of hours combined experience in the aviation industry and are passionate about sharing this with the next generation of aviators.

We offer world-class training from our sites across the globe including the state-of-the-art London Training Centre (LTC) near Gatwick airport. The LTC, which opened last year, provides the leading training environment with modern classrooms and facilities alongside a suite of the latest simulators, which are also manufactured onsite.

ATPL Training

Offering a wide range of training programmes, including Integrated and Modular, we have the right course to fit your needs. The programmes all have the same aim: to take aspiring pilots with little or no flight experience to their ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence).

For a cadet with no previous flying experience, the Integrated ATPL training is often the smoothest route to qualifying as a commercial pilot. Training takes approximately two years and includes six months Theoretical Knowledge (also known as Ground School), Foundation Flight training and Commercial Flight training. The integrated training is intense, but it provides a guided and supported route to your licence.

You can also combine Integrated ATPL pilot training with an industry recognised BSc (hons) degree with Middlesex University.

For those who prefer a more flexible approach to learning, Modular ATPL training could be a better option. Modular covers the same syllabus, but training is broken down and studied one phase at a time. You also pay-as-you-train allowing you to manage your finances throughout the process.

Whichever route cadets decide to take, successful graduation provides them with ATPL Theoretical Knowledge, Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Multi-Engine (ME) Instrument Rating (IR), Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) – combined these are known as a frozen ATPL, the minimum requirement for starting a career on the flight deck!

Our ATPL programmes are regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) or European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and are recognised by major airlines across the globe.

Why Choose L3Harris Airline Academy?

• Over 40 years’ experience in pilot training.
• State-of-the-art facilities including the LTC and Ponte de Sor in Portugal – one of the largest Academy locations in Europe.
• Modern training fleet including Diamond and Piper Archer PA28 aircraft with glass cockpits and Garmin G1000 instrumentation – similar to that found in a commercial jet.
• Many of our Instructors are ex-Airline Captains with thousands of hours combined experience on the flight deck.
• Part of L3Harris Technologies, which operates in the defence and commercial industries, it employs over 40,000 people globally.


+44(0)1293 491381


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L3Harris Airline Academy
London Training Centre
Manor Royal
West Sussex
RH10 9PY, UK


Hanger One
Cranfield Airport, Cranfield University
MK43 0AL, UK


Eastern Business Park
Bournemouth International Airport
BH23 6NE, UK


Aerodromo Municipal de Ponte de Sor
EN2 Km440, 37 Agua Todo o Ano
7400-601 Ponte de Sor, Portugal

New Zealand

131 Boyd Road
Hamilton Airport
RD2 Hamilton, New Zealand

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