L3Harris to train Play pilots

Play, Europe’s newest low-cost airline, has selected L3Harris Technologies to provide pilot training services.

L3Harris will provide a full range of Airbus A320 pilot training services at the L3Harris London Training Centre.

This training will support Play and its Airbus A320 fleet. The airline currently operates three Airbus A321 NEO aircraft leased from AerCap, but plans to expand the fleet with additional Airbus A320 and A321NX aircraft. This month Play signed an agreement with international aircraft lessor GECAS for three A320neo and one A321NX narrow body aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between autumn 2022 and spring 2023. Play serves ten destinations across seven countries in Europe and will start operations to North-America in spring 2022. 

“This agreement is a testament to the quality of our full pilot training expertise,” said Alan Crawford, president, commercial aviation at L3Harris. “We thrive when supporting international airlines at different stages of their growth journey. This is another example of L3Harris’ commitment to supporting the commercial aviation industry as it recovers from a tough year.”