CRAWLEY, U.K., 15 June 2021 — Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline, has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) for a new pilot training services and framework agreement.
The European airline and L3Harris have worked together since 2015 and the new agreement extends the current airline services agreement secured in 2018. The training services will be carried out at the advanced facilities in the L3Harris London Training Centre.
This training will support Wizz Air and its A320 and A320neo-family fleet, as the airline expects to see a significant increase in flights this summer as international travel restrictions are expected to be eased. The airline’s network now covers more than 80 destinations from 11 U.K. airports, including three quarantine-free countries on the U.K. government’s green list.
“We look forward to continuing to bring our expertise in pilot training to Wizz Air.” said Alan Crawford, President, L3Harris Commercial Aviation. “As the industry recovers, this agreement shines the light on our simulator training and renowned instructors and examiners who support unique airline growth strategies such as Wizz Air’s.”
Mr. András Sebők, Chief Central Operations Officer at Wizz Air, added: “We are appreciative of all the support and flexibility L3Harris has given us, especially over the last 12 months. We are optimistic about the recovery of the industry, and are excited to have L3Harris’ world class products and training services support us during this time and beyond.”