Its U.K.-based operation opened a customer support center in China that will provide customers with quick access to simulator spare parts and logistics services.
“When L-3 acquired our civil fixed-wing training and simulation business in August 2012, we immediately identified China as a key growth market for the company,” Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link, said. “Since then, we have made a significant investment in spare parts, logistics support and additional staff in China that will enable us to provide the level of simulator reliability and reduced life-cycle costs expected by our numerous in-country customers.”
In support of L-3 Link’s Chinese customers – which include Boeing Shanghai Aviation Flight Training Co., Hainan Airlines and Sichuan Airlines – support center personnel will make free visits each year to provide technical support and consultations regarding cost-effective methods to upgrade fielded training devices.
L-3 Link’s Crawley operation has also been awarded a contract by Chengdu, China-based Sichuan Airlines to build and deliver an A320 Full Flight Simulator to Airbus. The A320 FFS, which will be installed in Chengdu, will be ready for training during the fourth quarter of 2013.
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with the Sichuan Airlines Group by providing a third L-3 Link UK A320 Full Flight Simulator,” Mark Gasson, vice president of L-3 Link UK, said. “We will continue to work closely with Sichuan Airlines as its exciting growth plans come to fruition, and we remain strongly committed to the Chinese aviation market.”