Jason Thompson

Business Development Manager, L3 Commercial Training Solutions

Jason Thompson became Business Development Manager at L3 Commercial Training Solutions (CTS) in 2013 and first started working for the Company in 2006. In his current role, Jason supports the sales teams and works on enhancing L3 CTS’ products and services across its key sectors. 

Prior to L3 CTS, Jason held multiple positions at UTC Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corporation) for three years. In these roles, Jason focused on business development and account management in government and military aviation. He began his career in pilot training at Northwest Airlines, specializing as a ground school instructor on the DC10, and was later involved in 737NG ground school training at Sun Country Airlines.

Jason graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BSc in Aeronautics and a Major in Commercial Aviation. He is a Multi-Engine, Instrument Rated, Commercial Pilot, with a Flight Engineer Certificate and a DC10 Type Rating. 


ABSTRACT
Advancing FTD Technologies and the Opportunity to the Pilot Training Journey

Training providers have a duty to provide the highest quality training possible while working to do so in the most effective and efficient way. As training device technology continues to advance it opens the opportunity to further increase the Flight Task Areas of Operations that can be offloaded from full flight devices to fixed training devices. Such offloading can provide equally effective training at lower cost. In 2017 this took another big step forward with the world’s first FAA certified Level 7 fixed wing device. At L3 CTS we’re looking at opportunities to work with regulatory bodies to provide greater guidance on how training providers can look to increase the mix of training devices – and the opportunities they bring, such as self-learning, distance learning etc. – during the training journey for the wider benefit of the industry.