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Lufthansa Aviation Training to Serve as Launch Customer for L3Harris Technologies Boeing 787 Flight Training Device

12. Aug 2021

Lufthansa Aviation Training to Serve as Launch Customer for L3Harris Technologies Boeing 787 Flight Training Device

  • ​​​ Launches first Boeing 787 Flight Training Device (FTD) in the market
  • Order includes one Boeing 787 Full Flight Simulator (FFS)
  • Builds on L3Harris delivery of two A320 FTDs and 1 A350 to LAT in recent years 

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) has become the launch customer for the new, state-of-the-art L3Harris Technologies Boeing 787 Flight Training Device (FTD) which along with an additional order for a Boeing 787 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) provides a best-in-class training solution in their Frankfurt pilot training facility.

The Boeing 787 FFS and FTD will be delivered to LAT’s Training Centre in Frankfurt by the second half of 2022. The two new L3Harris devices will support their pilot and cadet training on this new model. L3Harris has also developed and delivered two advanced A320 FTDs and an A350 FFS to LAT.

FTDs enable airlines and training operators to reduce their training costs while maintaining pilot training effectiveness, while addressing the changing European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. Recent amendments to both EASA and FAA regulations provide the flexibility and clarity for an increased proportion of simulator training hours to be flown on FTDs. This mixed training device approach reduces reliance on higher-cost full flight simulators for type rating and some elements of recurrent training. It also addresses the importance  of providing improved flexibility and cost-effectiveness in the wake of the pandemic whilst maintaining world class pilot training standards.

“We are investing in and leveraging our expertise of manufacturing flight training devices to develop fixed base devices. This is offering trainers a wider variety of high-fidelity devices, giving them more versatility to tailor their programs to specific aircraft and airline requirements,” said Alan Crawford, President, Commercial Aviation, L3Harris. “We are excited to launch this new device for our customer.”

“We already have a good working relationship with L3Harris as a manufacturer. Two of our FTD training devices, which we operate in Vienna and Zurich, as well as our A350 full flight simulator in Munich, were purchased from L3Harris, said Matthias Spohr, Managing Director of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH. “All training devices are convincing in daily training operations - not only for us, but also for our customers. The newly ordered FFS and FTD of the Boeing 787 type therefore not only complement the existing L3Harris family at LAT, but also significantly expand our training portfolio for the needs of Lufthansa Airlines in the course of the introduction of the new aircraft type as well as for external market customers.”


About L3Harris Commercial Aviation

L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions (CAS) is a world leader in providing intelligent training solutions for pilots and trainers across a wide range of commercial platforms. The business provides a full spectrum of training solutions from its state-of-the-art training centres, including cadet pilot training, airline training, aircrew resourcing and high-fidelity simulation products. L3Harris CAS is headquartered at the London Training Centre in Crawley, U.K., and delivers training, resourcing and systems production from global centers in Bournemouth and Cranfield in the U.K.; Florida in the U.S.A.; and Bangkok, Thailand. https://www.l3commercialaviation.com/uk/airline-academy/.


About L3Harris Technologies

​​​​​L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.


About Lufthansa Aviation Training

Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH (LAT) is one of the leading companies in the field of flight training with its competence in the training and further education of cockpit and cabin personnel at twelve training locations worldwide. The company’s headquarters is located at Munich Airport employs around 1,000 people. The customer portfolio includes over 200 nationally and internationally renowned airlines, including the Lufthansa Group airlines.
Lufthansa Aviation Training has almost 200 training devices within its training fleet, including aircraft for pilot training, flight simulators of all common aircraft types for pilot training and emergency and service mock-ups for the training of flight attendants.
Under the European Flight Academy (EFA) brand, Lufthansa Aviation Training bundles all Lufthansa Group flight schools.

Further information on Lufthansa Aviation Training is available at www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com.


Press Contacts

​​​​​​​Lufthansa Aviation Training
Dirk Sturny
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Südallee 15
85356 München-Flughafen, Germany

Phone: +49 89 977 6447
E-mail: dirk.sturny@lat.dlh.de
Website: www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com
Media Center: www.lufthansa-aviation-training.com/mediacenter



Jim Burke
Media Relations

Phone: +44 321-727-9131​​​​​​​

​​​​Mail: Jim.Burke@L3Harris.com

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