L3 begins building multi-purpose pilot training center expansion

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) has announced an expansion plan for its Link Training & Simulation multi-purpose pilot training center facility in Arlington, Texas, the company said.

Under this plan, L3 will add approximately 40,000 square feet, more than doubling the size of the high bay site at L3 Link´s headquarters. The training center provides simulation and instruction tools for both military and commercial pilots, and the expansion project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.

The new multi-purpose training center serves domestic and international customers, and is centrally located a few minutes south of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport — one of the busiest airports in the US The center expansion includes capacity for an additional six full-flight simulators, classrooms, locker room, library and student lounge.

Additionally, L3 is currently building a new training center near London´s Gatwick Airport, which is scheduled to open later this year. This new manufacturing and training facility will focus on commercial simulation and pilot training for global airline customers and ab initio pilots.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of USD 10.5 billion.