Pilot. A dream job in every way:

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Pilot. A dream job in every way:

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Pilot. A dream job in every way:

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Pilot. A dream job in every way:

CHECK.

How to become a pilot in the Lufthansa Group

We would like to welcome you aboard!

 

We prepare you for your future in flight. Pilot training at European Flight Academy provides you with the best prospects of taking your seat in the cockpit of a Lufthansa Group airline. We offer two different training courses – ATPL and MPL – which both culminate in you receiving a commercial pilot’s license. These licenses are accepted around the world and qualify you to fly for Lufthansa Group airlines and others.

 

 

Career Compass

QUALIFICATION TO BECOME A PILOT

The European Flight Academy offers you top quality training with the latest in aviation technology and the best prospects of an international career at the Lufthansa Group.

ATPL and MPL in comparison

REQUIREMENTS

So flying is your dream? Our video explains to you how this dream can become reality with training at the European Flight Academy. What is the difference between ATPL and MPL training? What are the elements that go into the training? And why is the European Flight Academy in fact the best place to train for becoming a pilot?

 

Your first step into the airline cockpit is your application, followed by the selection process. Find out the qualifications you need to apply at the European Flight Academy and which skill sets are demanded in the selection process. Ready? Check!

ATPL
MPL

Permanent EU & CH residence and work permit and unrestricted passport

General/subject-linked university entrance qualification or secondary school leaving certificate and completed vocational training

Abitur (qualified for university matriculation) or a general/subject-specific higher education entrance qualification

Minimum 18 years of age at the beginning of training

Fluent English language skills

Fluent German language skills

Aptitude in flight medicine (proof does not need to be available at the time of application)

ATPL and MPL in comparison

Training Process

ATPL
MPL

Duration

20–22 months (without Type Rating)

24–28 months

License

Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Instrument Rating (IR), ‘Frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), also authorised for a one-man cockpit

Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) + Type Rating

Authorization

within the Lufthansa Group for deployment in Eurowings, Brussels Airlines

for deployment in the Lufthansa airline and every Lufthansa Group airline

Dual combination

with the Aviation Business & Piloting program at the HTW Saar (Saarland University of Applied Sciences)

with the Aeronautical Systems Engineering and Management program at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences

Training costs

 

€60,000 (minus sign-on bonus 2018, see below)

€80,000 (minus sign-on bonus 2018, see below)

Pre-financing

available through the Lufthansa Group airlines deferral model

available through the Lufthansa Group airlines deferral model

2018 sign-on bonus

€20,000!

€20,000!

ATPL and MPL in comparison

Costs and Financing

Should you meet the Lufthansa Group’s job entry requirements, the cost of training vary from EUR 60,000 (ATPL program) and EUR 80,000 (MPL program). The Lufthansa Group offers interested trainees a deferment plan for the duration of the training up until employment in the cockpit of a Lufthansa Group airline.
In this case, the fees are then deducted from your wages upon employment.

Events

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Infoevent

16.08. / 21.08. / 27.08. / 04.09. / 07.09.
Bremen, Online, Berlin, London Heathrow, Frankfurt
At our regular information events and live chats, you will learn everything about training at the EFA.
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Infoevent

2018-08-16 13:00
Bremen
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Infoevent

2018-08-27 12:00
Berlin
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