Your Flying Future

THE TRAINING COURSE

Our pilot training is unique in its combination of theoretical and practical elements as well as its interaction between technology and the person in the pilot’s seat. Find out what awaits you!

Two Training Programs

TOP QUALITY TRAINING

Potential Austrian pilots are trained at the flight school of the Lufthansa Group, European Flight Academy.

 

The training qualifies you to fly as a pilot at Austrian Airlines and other airlines of the Lufthansa Group and makes you to a top performer in the cockpit. After approximately 1,500 flight hours, you will receive an internationally recognized license according to EASA standards. Incredible experiences await you amongst fellow students just as passionate about flying as you are.


ATPL: Airline Transport Pilot License

The ATPL license is the classic commercial pilot license and follows a tried and tested model of acquiring your flying skills: from single engine to multi-engine operations. Our trainees first learn to fly in cockpits designed for one person before then moving to a larger aircraft (referred to as multi-crew cooperation). You receive your type rating and landing training after acquiring your license at Austrian Airlines. You thus are ready for takeoff. 

 

MPL: Multi-Crew Pilot License

From the beginning onward, our MPL places a greater focus on preparing pilots for a future in a multi-crew-cockpit – thus the name! Here, type rating and landing training are integrated into the training at European Flight Academy. You graduate ready to go at Austrian Airlines. You are ready for takeoff!

The Classic Commercial Pilot License

ATPL – AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT LICENSE

Module 1: Theory

THEORY COURSES IN BREMEN

No one takes to the sky without learning the basics. This and much more are what the first twelve months of your training (in Bremen, Germany) are for. To illustrate the teaching material, we have included e-learning and self-learning modules. You can continuously monitor your own progress. We place great value in our students learning independently, with our experienced instructors at your side to lend a hand when needed.

Module 2: Practical Elements I

DESTINATION USA: FIRST COCKPIT EXPERIENCES

After only twelve months, your next step is into the cockpit. After you successfully pass the theoretical training, you’re ready to enjoy the view from the cockpit of our training aircraft stationed at the Florida coast. This is the beginning of six months of unforgettable moments. You learn how to take off, steer the aircraft, and land again, even on airfields you’ve never seen before. Of course, emergency procedures and the basics of instrument flight are all aspects covered in your time abroad.

Module 3: Practical Elements II

FROM ONE ENGINE TO TWO

You are fast approaching your final destination! In Rostock-Laage, you train on complex situations in a twin-engine aircraft as well as in a flight simulator. All training sessions are logged and subsequently analyzed. This segment of the training culminated in the exam for the commercial pilot license (CPL) with an instrument rating (IR).

Module 4: MCC

A COMMON GOAL

MCC stands for multi-crew cooperation – you train in skills like communication, leadership, decision-making and teamwork between the Pilot Flying (PF) and the assisting Pilot Monitoring (PM). We continually increase the complexity of the situations in a full-flight simulator. You thus learn to deal with dynamic situations as a team. Once this module is complete, you are ready to apply all that you’ve learned at a commercial airline.

Including Type Rating and Landing Training

MPL – MULTI-CREW PILOT LICENSE

Module 1: Theory

THEORETICAL TRAINING IN BREMEN

The program at European Flight Academy begins with a twelve-month theoretical training in Bremen. In our MPL course, you learn all about operational procedures, meteorology and navigation, among others. In addition, you take a radio communications exam specific to instrument flight. Experienced instructors support your progress in the classroom – yet, we place great value on independent learning and personal responsibility as cornerstones of your success as a pilot.

Module 2: Core Phase

DESTINATION USA: FIRST COCKPIT EXPERIENCES

After the theoretical training, you are rewarded with our four-month MPL Core Phase in Goodyear, Arizona. In front of a spectacular landscape, you learn to take off, steer and navigate a modern single-engine training aircraft from one airfield to the next. The program also includes flight maneuvers and dealing with emergency situations. This all leads up to what’s probably the most memorable moment of your training: your first solo flight.

Module 3: Basic Phase

YOUR FIRST JET: THE CITATION CJ1+

Back in Bremen, your Basic Phase commences – but it’s anything but basic. You learn how Pilot Flying and Pilot Monitoring (PF and PM) cooperate. Competencies such as communication, leadership, decision-making and teamwork take center stage here. In our flight simulators, you practice instrument flight. We thereby continually increase complexity and difficulty to teach you how to handle dynamic situations – until you’re ready to apply what you’ve learned in one of our Citation CJ1+ jets. 

Module 4: Intermediate Phase

MCC: A COMMON GOAL

The Intermediate Phase of the MPL training course only lasts five days – but they’re crucial. As Pilot Flying and Pilot Monitoring, you train and improve your skills in various scenarios. In addition, you consolidate your knowledge of working with the crew in an airline-oriented environment in a full-flight simulator. 

Module 5: Advanced Phase

GET READY FOR TAKEOFF

In the three-month Advanced Phase, you receive your Type Rating – the training allows you to fly specific aircraft models, whether it be an Airbus A320, Embraer 195 or others. Which one depends on which Lufthansa Group Airline you are joining. A subsequent landing training is all you need to be ready for action or, as they say, cleared for takeoff!

Q&A

DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

How long does the pilot training take? How high are the costs? Do I need to be especially athletic? Here, you’ll find all you need to know on pilot training.

How old do I need to be when starting pilot training?

You need to be at least 18 years old when beginning the training. Please note that you can already submit your application for our MPL program when you are 17 years of age; for our ATPL program, you need to be 18 years old to apply.

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What nationalities are admitted?

You need a permanent EU & CH residence with a work permit and an unrestricted passport to be able to apply.

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Is professional experience required?

No professional experience is required.

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