FARNBOROUGH, UK — L3Harris Technologies Commercial Aviation Solutions (NYSE:LHX) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zhuhai Xiangyi Aviation Technology to discuss producing full flight simulators (FFS) for the commercial aviation market in the People’s Republic of China.
The global partnership and regional production capabilities could help speed deployment of full flight simulators and position the companies as pivotal suppliers to Chinese airlines.
“These exclusive discussions will explore how we can leverage each other’s brand strengths, production expertise and geographical footprint to meet ever-increasing airline demands in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Alan Crawford, President, L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions. “Together, we expect the Asia market to grow exponentially. This partnership will help meet their pilot training needs.”
L3Harris Commercial Aviation Solutions is a world leader in providing selectable and sophisticated commercial aviation training solutions for pilots and trainers across various commercial platforms. The business offers a full-spectrum of in-person, self-paced and virtual training solutions, including cadet pilot training, airline training type certification, multi-pilot licenses, and high-fidelity simulation products.
Zhuhai Xiangyi Aviation Technology is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines. The business is a leading flight training provider and simulation technology developer in China.
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 approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.
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. https://www.l3harris.com/all-capabilities/commercial-aviation-solutions.
About Zhuhai Xiangyi Aviation Technology
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Southern Airlines and the choice of over 300 clients and partners across the globe, Zhuhai Xiangyi Aviation Technology Co., Ltd., is one of the largest international flight training provider in Asia and home to 31 full flight simulators including all major fleet types such as B737NG, B777, B787, B737MAX, A320, A330, A350, E170/E190 and S76/S92. The main business includes flight training-both professional and managerial training programs for pilots, dispatchers, air traffic controllers and maintenance personnel; safety research and tailored training solutions for airlines; technical support for flight simulator maintenance, and parts; consulting services for training center operation and so on. As a national advanced technology company, Zhuhai Xiangyi strives to empower innovation in flight safety, and continues to advance research and development in fields such as simulator visual database, training quality evaluation, flight training courseware and flight event data simulation and analysis.
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