What is the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License – ATPL(A) course?

The Integrated ATPL(A) course is intended for pilots who want to be trained full-time for the airlines, but also want to be competitive on the job market.
During the Integrated ATPL(A), you will become a Commercial Pilot in 14 months of intensive preparation, from no flight experience to holding an EASA Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot License with ATPL frozen, including Multi Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation Course (B737NG). After completing the training, you will have 210 flight hours of total time, out of which 138.5 hours are dual; 96 hours under instrument flight rules (IFR); 70 hours as a Pilot-In-Command and 55 hours on a simulator. The Integrated ATPL is full-time study program with a fixed schedule conducted in a small group.
Privileges of the obtained license are to act as a pilot-in-command (Captain) or co-pilot (First Officer) on aircraft engaged in commercial air transportation.

What are the Integrated ATPL(A) course entry requirements?

The Integrated ATPL(A) course entry requirements are as follows:

  1. be at least 18 years old
    You need to be at least 18 years old to be able to enroll in Integrated ATPL(A) training.
  2. be Class 1 Medical holder
    You need to be physically fit for commercial flying (capable of holding a Pilot Medical Certificate Class 1).
  3. be proficient in the English language
    During the PPL(A) training, you will obtain ICAO English Language Proficiency check minimum level 4 and during IR(A) phase, you will extend the privileges of ICAO English Language Proficiency check to IFR.
  4. have sufficient knowledge of Mathematics and Physics
    You must be able to make some basic mental calculation and have a minimum of knowledge in Mathematics and Physics, no degree or scholarship are needed but an evaluation will be done by the Academy.
  5. pass our initial assessment
    Prior to starting your training, you will have to pass an assessment to check your level of knowledge from Mathematics, Physics and English language.

What are the advantages of Flying Academy’s Integrated ATPL(A) program?

  • Proceed from no experience to licensed Commercial Pilot with frozen ATPL(A), MCC and JOC (B737NG) in 14 months.
  • Intensive program with 850 hours of theoretical preparation provided by highly experienced lecturers.
  • Training on EFIS aircraft (Cessna 172SP Garmin 1000).
  • MCC & JOC included (Boeing 737NG).
  • Small training groups to ensure individual approach.
  • All-inclusive training package! No additional or hidden costs!

What does the Integrated ATPL(A) course consist of?

During your Integrated ATPL(A) training, you will get intensive ground training (850 hours of in-house theoretical instruction) and 210 hours of flight training.
The Integrated ATPL(A) training is divided into 5 phases:

Phase I: Developing Basic Flight Skills

Phase I is designed to provide a strong foundation prior to the first solo flight. During this stage basic maneuvers are introduced, practiced and reviewed.
This phase includes 10 dual VFR hours + 1 hour Pilot-In-Command (PIC) VFR and 60 hours of theoretical preparation.

Phase II. Initiation to Complex Flying

Phase II offers introduction to advanced maneuvers, based on the skills developed during Phase I. It includes also cross-country flights and cross-country solo flights. Phase II consists of 10 hours of dual flight time and 10 hours of cross-country PIC flight time and 42 hours of theoretical preparation.

Phase III. Introduction to Commercial flying

This phase is devoted to gaining experience and confidence in cross – country operations and reviewing all maneuvers to attain maximum pilot proficiency. It also includes night time flight hours – 5.5 hours of dual flight time and 40.5 hours of PIC flight time. During this stage you will start with your theoretical preparation for ATPL exams – 400 hours and attend first group of ATPL exams at the Civil Aviation Authority

Phase IV. Advanced Flight Skills

This stage is divided into two sub-parts – IR and MEP.
IR: you will firstly gain a strong foundation in attitude instrument flight and instrument navigation, then you learn to perform holding patterns and instrument approaches and lastly you will learn IFR en-route procedures.
MEP: you will go through basic and advanced multi-engine procedures and also operating multi-engine airplane in IFR environment.

Phase IV. includes 88 hours of dual flight time, 20 hours of PIC flight time and 76 hours of theoretical preparation.

During this stage you will also complete your theoretical preparation for ATPL exams – 350 hours and pass the rest of the exams at the Civil Aviation Authority.
Phase V. Multi Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation Course
Includes Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) and Jet Orientation Course (JOC) on a simulator (B737). The 25 hours on a simulator and 25 hours of theoretical training.
During the ATPL (A) Integrated program, you will go through theoretical preparation of 750 hours, conducted in a small study group on a daily basis, including:

  • classroom work
  • in-depth textbook assignments
  • interactive slide and video presentations
  • computer-based training
  • comprehensive question exercises

Throughout the training, you will cover the following subjects:

  • Air Law and ATC Procedures
  • Airframes & Systems, Electrics, Power Plant, Emergency Equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • Mass and Balance
  • Flight Performance
  • Flight Planning & Monitoring
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications.

During the training, you will have to pass 14 ATPL theory exams to prove a sufficient level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges of the holder of an ATPL (A) in accordance with the EASA Part FCL requirements.
The exams will be conducted at the Civil Aviation Authority and will be scheduled by Flying Academy.
After successful completion of the written exams (ATPL), you will pass the practical skill exam, during which you will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Operate the airplane within its limitations
  • Complete all maneuvers as smooth and as accurate as requested by the EASA
  • Exercise good judgment and airmanship
  • Apply aeronautical knowledge
  • Maintain control of the airplane at all times

How much does the Integrated ATPL(A) course cost?

Flying Academy offers the Integrated ATPL(A) as an all inclusive training package, which is highly competitive in the European Union. The course fee includes all phases needed for being able to comply with the EASA CPL(A) issuance requirements [all flight training with FI, airplane rental, CAA exam fees, ICAO English exam, IR English course and exam, simulator time, landing and communication fees, uniform, pilot’s gear kit], but moreover, to be highly competitive in an Airline screening, the JOC is included and it’s done on a B737NG FFS or A320 FFS. At the end of the course all trainees will have an Airline screening assessment and preparation – at no extra fee.
The price of the course is 65474 EUR. Course fees covers everything related to becoming a Commercial Pilot, including the following items and services:

  • All training manuals
  • Access to the Learning Management System and EASA question bank
  • 750 hours of in-house theoretical preparation
  • 205 hours of practical training
  • Planes, including fuel (C152, C172SP G1000, Piper Arrow, Piper Seneca III) (we don’t apply any fuel surcharge!)
  • Headset rental
  • Pilot kit (VFR chart, kneeboard, plotter, flight computer)
  • Simulator time (FNPT II & FFS Boeing 737NG or Airbus A320)
  • Examination fees (ground and checkrides)
  • Landing and communication fees
  • Uniform
  • Pilot Insurance
  • MCC and JOC courses
  • Airline screening preparation course

*All training fees are bound to the actual exchange rates of the local currency of the Flying Academy base where the training or a part of the training is provided. Learn more about complete training fees.

How long does it take to complete the Integrated ATPL(A) training?

The Integrated ATPL(A) course lasts for at least 14 months.

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