Lufthansa and the European Flight Academy

Who we are

European Flight Academy is the flight academy of Lufthansa Group and thus trains prospective pilots of Lufthansa. 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).

Lufthansa for Pilots


Lufthansa is the largest German airline and the flagship of the Lufthansa Group. Its pilots and crews navigate a fleet of over 350 aircraft to more than 200 destinations in 74 countries. In its Frankfurt hub alone, over 120,000 passengers takeoff or land with Lufthansa – every day!


As a pilot-to-be, you will benefit from the top standards in training and from the size and security of a market leader. After your training, a duty plan awaits you – with comparably few flights per month in a route network spanning the globe, which lets you discover fascinating destinations around the world. Why not take off immediately as part of Europe’s leading aviation family?

Make Your Dream of Flying a Reality

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 follows 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 airlines – and the other way around. 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 pilots and guides them through the pilot training 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.