L3 Commercial Aviation will launch a U.S.-based airline training center near Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The center in Arlington, Texas, will provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) training courses and dry leasing options for airline customers within the Americas using L3’s RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators (FFSs).

The commercial pilot training center will be co-located with the L3 Link Training & Simulation headquarters and training center. The training center is scheduled to open in October 2019 and will provide a progressive learning environment, which will initially feature Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG RealitySeven FFSs, together with classrooms, briefing rooms and supporting amenities.

The center will supplement L3’s existing U.S. pilot training footprint, including the L3 Airline Academy in Sanford, Florida. The expanded portfolio and presence will allow L3 to offer tailored pilot training solutions, from initial training through type rating, as well as recurrent and command upgrade. The center will be well placed to support airline customers in the U.S., Canada and South America.