Date: 29 March 2018
CRAWLEY, U.K., March 29, 2018 – L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) announced today a new training agreement with WOW air to deliver recurrent training for the airline.
From left to right: Davíð Ásgeirsson, Director Crew Training, WOW air, Ragnhildur Geirsdóttir, Chief Operating Officer, WOW air, Colin Rydon, VP Training, Safety and Compliance, L3 CTS and Sigurður Magnús Sigurðsson, VP Operations, WOW air.
The Icelandic carrier has selected L3 CTS for a three-year contract, with an option for renewal, to deliver training for pilots across its A320 and A330 fleets. The agreement commences immediately and means the airline will also be one of the first customers at the L3 London Training Center, the new Headquarters for L3 CTS, which is due to open late 2018.
The agreement will cover the majority of WOW air’s training requirements by providing simulator services, type rating and Cross Crew Qualification (CCQ) training. It will support WOW air’s uncompromising focus on the safety of its airline operations through the delivery of world-class pilot training.
“We are delighted to announce the agreement with WOW air, which highlights our capacity and quality to support the training needs of major airlines,” said Robin Glover-Faure, President of L3 CTS. “We look forward to working closely with the airline for many years and welcoming them to our new London Training Center.”
Ragnhildur Geirsdottir, Chief Operating Officer at WOW air, added, “Training is one of the most important elements for the safety and quality of our airline business. The success of this agreement is key to us and important for us to be able to continue to grow our airline.”
The new London Training Center will be equipped with eight RealitySeven™ Full Flight Simulators, fixed-based simulators, briefing rooms and classrooms. The state-of-the-art facility has the scale, scope and technology to deliver the training needs for major airlines today and into the future.
About L3 Commercial Training Solutions
L3 Commercial Training Solutions (L3 CTS) is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for pilots and maintainers across a wide range of commercial platforms. L3 CTS provides a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training solutions, including cadet pilot training, airline training, aircrew resourcing, training centers and high-fidelity simulation products. The company is headquartered in Crawley, U.K., and delivers training, resourcing and systems production from global centers in Southampton, Bournemouth and Coventry in the U.K.; Minnesota and Florida in the U.S.A.; Ponte de Sor, Portugal; Hamilton, New Zealand; and Bangkok, Thailand. L3 CTS is part of L3 Technologies’ Electronic Systems business segment. To learn more about L3 CTS, please visit the company’s websites at www.L3CTS.com and www.L3AirlineAcademy.com.
About L3 Technologies
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.
About WOW air
WOW air is Iceland’s low-fare transatlantic airline, offering cheap fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers.
WOW air flies twice-daily from London Gatwick to Reykjavik. As of spring 2018, the airline will serve 38 destinations across Europe, North America and Canada, including London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and New York. A new UK departure point from London Stansted, as well as several new transatlantic routes such as Dallas commence throughout April and May.
Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320 aircrafts and Airbus A321/A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world’s youngest fleets, with an average aircraft age of just 2.9 years.
WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.
For more information: www.wowair.co.uk
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