L3 to train RAF multi-engine pilots
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