Until now, L3 Harris Commercial Aviation have offered only integrated courses. The company says the new modular course will allow students more flexibility to meet the costs of training towards a frozen ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License).
The course is broken into modules beginning at PPL(A) (Private Pilot License (Aeroplanes)) and night rating. The company already offers ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training (also known as Ground School) which must be completed before commencing a CPL MEIR (Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating).
Once issued with a commercial license, students may opt to complete L3 Harris Commercial Aviation’s Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) course as part of their APS (Airline Pilot Standards) training, which prepares the student for life in the right hand seat on a commercial flight deck. Successful completion of the APS also grants a position in the company’s Airline Placement Pool.
Students may begin the course with an existing PPL(A), but all applicants will need to pass the company’s battery of selection tests prior to being accepted onto the modular course.
The total cost of the course ranges from £80,764 to £85,314, including the cost of entry assessments, depending on whether the ground school element is completed as a residential or distance learning package. This compares to a cost of £86,000 for their Integrated ATPL course. Accommodation is not included in either course. L3 Harris Commercial Aviation are accepting applications now, and flying courses begin in 2021.