L3 Technologies has acquired Doss Aviation.The acquisition was completed on September 12, 2017, and the terms were not disclosed.
Doss Aviation is projected to generate approximately $50 million in annual sales for the calendar year ending December 31, 2017 and to be accretive to L3’s earnings. The business will be renamed L3 Doss and will be integrated into L3’s Electronic Systems business segment, the company said in a statement Thursday.
Doss Aviation is the sole provider of initial flight training for U.S. Air Force pilots and was recently authorized to train international military pilots. Doss owns and operates a full-service, turnkey training facility in Pueblo, Colorado, where it offers curriculum coursework and flight training for both fixed-wing and unmanned aircraft pilots and weapons officers. Doss also provides instructor pilots for rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army, as well as global airfield service support activities at U.S. government bases, including aircraft and bulk refueling services and aircraft component repair and modification.
“Doss Aviation is a strategic addition to the L3 training portfolio as the sole provider of U.S. Air Force Initial Flight Training (IFT),” said Todd W. Gautier, L3’s Senior Vice President and President of its Electronic Systems business segment. “As the demand for outsourced flight training and services increases, Doss uniquely expands our military instruction footprint, positioning L3 for growth across both military and commercial training.”