Who we are

About European Flight Academy

European Flight Academy is the flight academy of Lufthansa Group. As a pilot trainee, you benefit from the extensive experience of our coaches and instructors. Your training will bring you unforgettable experiences, such as your first solo flight taking off from the runway in Goodyear (Arizona) or Vero Beach (Florida).

Eurowings for Pilots

Best network, best prospects

Eurowings is more than just the Lufthansa Group’s low-cost airline. Named Germany’s best airline in 2017, we have the largest and most attractive route network linking Germany to Europe. Eurowings’ pilots currently fly to over 210 destinations in over 50 countries. With its home base in Cologne/Bonn and the market leader at its hub, Eurowings is the home carrier for the more than 18 million residents of North-Rhine Westphalia. This local connection is evident in the work-life-balance at the airline: Eurowings’ pilots might see the world, but most are back at home in the evenings.

The Best Place for Anyone Who Dreams of Flying

The European Flight Academy

European Flight Academy has united Lufthansa Group’s flight academies under one roof since 2017. Today, the academy trains prospective pilots for all Lufthansa Group airlines on a fleet of more than 50 modern training aircraft stationed in Germany, Switzerland, and the USA. Our training courses follow one particular goal: to bring excellent pilots, male and female, into the airlines’ cockpits.


The Lufthansa Group flight academies have successfully trained pilots since 1955. And much has changed since then – new technology has become part of our daily lives, and the pilot profession has changed, too. What remains is the fascination of flying.

Why European Flight Academy?

Your Advantages

Because European Flight Academy is the flight academy of Lufthansa Group, many of our coaches and instructors have considerably experience as airline pilots. Against this backdrop, there is a constant knowledge transfer from Lufthansa Group. This means that you already get close to the airlines at an early stage.


At European Flight Academy, you not only receive pilot training adhering to the highest standards, but also have great prospects of a career at one of the Lufthansa Group airlines. The EFA Career Support effectively helps you achieve this goal.

6 Good Reasons

Facts and Figures

  • — Develops and operates all pilot training activities of Lufthansa Group

  • — More than 60 years of experience

  • — The training concept offers two paths to a professional pilot license 

  • — 7 training locations in Switzerland, Germany, and the US

  • — Training fleet of more than 50 modern aircraft

  • — Extensive fleet of full-flight simulators

Destination USA

Experience in the USA

In addition to sites in Germany and Switzerland, European Flight Academy is also located in the USA, where the academy has its own training airport. In Arizona and Florida, our students take off for the first time – with training as international as the pilot profession itself.


Where You Can Meet Us

Info events and live chats

20.05., 05.07., 20.05., 05.07.
Bremen, München, Berlin, München, Bremen
At our regular information events and live chats, you will learn everything about training at the EFA.