L3Harris Selected as Pilot Training Center Provider for New Bangladesh Air Astra Airline

19th Jul 2022

L3Harris Technologies has been selected as the pilot training provider for Air Astra, a new airline based in Bangladesh.

L3Harris will deliver type-rating and recurring certifications for Air Astra pilots through 2026. Training will be fulfilled at L3Harris’ state-of-the-art Bangkok Training Centre, which offers modern, fully equipped training environment, including a range of Airbus, Boeing and ATR training devices and systems compliant across Asia-Pacific and other major international aviation authorities.

Air Astra plans to begin commercial flight operations across the domestic network in Bangladesh in September. The type-rating training will provide their pilots with the required skills and license needed to fly their growing fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft.

We are honored to be trusted with this vital role as Air Astra launches its operations,” said Alan Crawford, President, L3Harris Commercial Aviation. “We look forward to welcoming their pilots to our Bangkok Training Centre and showcasing our best-in-class simulators, as well as the depth and expertise of our instructors for the platform and their destinations as the airline grows.

As a new airline, ensuring the highest quality of training and safety across our operations couldn’t be more important,” said Imran Asif, CEO of Air Astra. “We are delighted to be working with L3Harris to offer our pilots best-in-class training on our modern ATR fleet.
L3Harris is a significant provider of type-rating training for global airlines. Each program is developed with the customer to ensure delivery of a high-fidelity program based-on the airline’s operating procedures and guidelines.

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 space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

About L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions
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 centers, including cadet pilot training, airline training, aircrew resourcing and high-fidelity simulation products. L3Harris CAS is headquartered at the London Training Center in Crawley, U.K., and delivers training, resourcing, and systems production from global centers in the U.K., U.S and Thailand.

Source: L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions Press Release

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