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High-performance cooperation


From selection to visual flight


The high quality of the pilot training at EFA is a key objective of ours, and that is why we generally implement the most significant training phases at our own locations. To be able to offer the training in a future-proof way, we outsourced individual units of the training to carefully selected specialized service providers. In our selection process, for example, we utilize the many years of experience of our cooperation partners, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace Center), of Interpersonal GmbH, and of the SWISS selection team. The first visual-flight phase in Goodyear, USA, will be implemented by our cooperation partner UAA (United Aviate Academy).

United Aviate Academy

Phoenix, USA

Aviate is United’s industry-leading pilot career development program offering aspiring and established pilots the most direct path to a United cockpit. The flight school is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Airlines, Inc. and it was acquired in 2020 by United. It operates a fleet of state-of-the-art Cirrus SR20 aircraft. Through Aviate, up to 500 pilots per year will be trained at the Goodyear Airport in Arizona. The single-engine piston phase of the European Flight Academy's pilot training program takes place at the flight school campus in Phoenix.

To the United Aviate Academy website
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Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Bonn, Germany

The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace Center) is the Federal Republic of Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space. It conducts research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security, and digitalization. Since the 1950s, the DLR’s presence in Hamburg has grown to be the leading research institution in the field of aviation and space psychology. Each year, around 10,000 psychological suitability investigations are conducted at the Center’s test centers around the world; these investigations are scientifically sound as well as recognized by the relevant authorities. All psychological selection campaigns for European astronauts so far were conducted by the German Aerospace Center. The first step in the selection process for future student pilots at the European Flight Academy is implemented by our business partner German Aerospace Center.

To the DLR website


Hamburg, Germany

interpersonal is a consulting firm located in Hamburg that specializes in the specific requirements of the aviation industry. Jobs in aviation require special qualifications. interpersonal conducts recognized and fair selection procedures for various professions in the aviation industry, in particular for pilots and ab-initio cadets. In doing so, interpersonal unites modern, approved testing processes with the extensive experience of specialized aviation psychologists and select captains. interpersonal also owns and operates the leading career portal

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SWISS Flight Crew Assessment Center

Zurich, Switzerland

Psychological suitability examinations in state-of-the-art surroundings: The flight crew assessment center of SWISS, located in the new building of Lufthansa Aviation Training in Opfikon, near Zurich Airport, has been focusing on the selection of high-quality personnel for decades. This specialized and established competence center of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. is responsible for the sophisticated assessment of future student pilots’ suitability for the European Flight Academy as well as for selecting highly qualified pilots and professionals both for its own airline and for clients of Lufthansa Group and beyond.

Bremen City University of Applied Sciences

Bremen, Germany

Bremen City University of Applied Sciences is the second-largest scientific institution in the federal Land of Bremen. As a university of applied sciences, it focuses on studies that are practice-oriented and on research that is geared towards application. In addition to undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs and consecutive master’s degree programs, Bremen City University of Applied Sciences also offers ample opportunity for continuing education, such as continuing-education master’s and MBA programs or courses of study to obtain a certificate proving qualification in a specific area (Zertifikatsstudiengänge). Tailor-made offers for different requirements make Bremen City University of Applied Sciences a versatile and reliable partner when it comes to qualifying specialists and managers. The Bachelor of Aviation Systems Engineering and Management program (ILST) serves as a long-standing connection to the European Flight Academy. This collaboration is being deepened since, starting in 2022, parts of the pilot training can also be credited towards other courses of study.

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