In an effort to increase the number of women airline pilots, L3 has launched a scholarship program to help pay for the cost of training. The L3 Pilot Pathways Female Scholarship program will offer 10 scholarships to women candidates applying for the company’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training program.
The program is open to women in the U.K. and Europe and will award £25,000 or €29,000 depending on where the applicant is based. The application for the scholarship can be found here. The first three scholarships will be handed out in the first quarter of next year and the other seven throughout the remainder of 2019. L3 said it will announce additional pilot training scholarships soon.
“We are passionate about encouraging more diversity onto the flight deck,” said L3 Commercial Aviation’s president of commercial training solutions, Robin Glover-Faure. “It’s a significant issue for the industry and addressing it is crucial not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it will attract a broader range of talent, help to address the pilot shortage and deliver a future generation of well-rounded pilots.”
L3’s Airline Academy is a global program that offers ATPL training under both EASA and FAA with locations in the U.K., Portugal and the U.S.