L3 Technologies is to expand the pilot training centre at L3 Link's headquarters in Arlington, Texas by adding approximately 40,000 square feet and more than doubling the size of the high bay site.

The expansion of the training centre, which is close to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and serves international commercial and military aviation customers, includes capacity for an additional six full-flight simulators, classrooms, a locker room, a library and a student lounge. It is due to be completed during the summer of this year.

“This expansion reflects L3’s strategy to provide our growing pilot customer base with affordable and convenient options for staying current with required certifications and evolving technologies,” explained Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “Our focus is on developing state-of-the-art capabilities that align with the priorities of our military and commercial airline customers, who are increasingly outsourcing their training and simulation activities.”

Additionally, L3 is building a new training centre near London’s Gatwick Airport, which is scheduled to open later this year and will focus on commercial simulation and pilot training for global airline customers and ab-initio pilots.