L3 to train RAF multi-en­gine pi­lots

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L3 Com­mer­cial Avi­a­tion has been awarded a three-year con­tract to pro­vide multi-en­gine train­ing for RAF pi­lots. Trainees will un­der­take a course sim­i­lar to that for a civil­ian CPL/IR li­cence and a Multi-Crew Co­op­er­a­tion (MCC) course, fol­low­ing com­ple­tion of their Of­fi­cer Train­ing and Ele­men­tary Fly­ing Train­ing with the RAF. The cour­ses, which will last sev­en­teen weeks, were due to start with the first in­take of stu­dents in Au­gust.

“We are de­lighted and proud to be­gin work­ing with the RAF in its cen­te­nary year to help de­velop their next gen­er­a­tion of the finestqual­ity pi­lots,” said Robin Glover-Faure, Pres­i­dent of L3 Com­mer­cial Avi­a­tion’s Com­mer­cial Train­ing So­lu­tions divi­sion. “This agree­ment show­cases our abil­ity to of­fer tai­lored, cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions to meet ex­ist­ing and new cus­tomers’ be­spoke train­ing re­quire­ments. We look for­ward to work­ing with the RAF for many years and wel­com­ing their pi­lots to our UK train­ing fa­cil­i­ties.” The RAF Direc­torate of Fly­ing Train­ing’s Group Cap­tain David Cat­low added: “We are con­stantly look­ing to evolve and op­ti­mise our train­ing pro­grammes so that we con­tinue to pro­vide the high­est stan­dards of train­ing for all our Of­fi­cers. This agree­ment with L3 will help us to de­liver more world-class pi­lots to our op­er­a­tional front line in the timescales we re­quire.”

L3 DA42, one of the air­craft to be used in the three-year con­tract

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