Application, training, selection and entry

Your Flying Future at Lufthansa: All You Need to Know

How do you become a pilot at Lufthansa? Our MPL training program prepares you for a career in the cockpit.

Step 1

Where Can I Apply?

First, you apply at European Flight Academy. We offer the qualified and internationally recognized MPL training program (Multi-Crew Pilot License), which leads you directly to a career in a cockpit.


As soon as you have successfully completed the selection procedure, you sign a training contract with European Flight Academy. Which airline you eventually board will be decided during the application phase towards the end of your training, which gives you various options within Lufthansa Group.

Step 2

Which Skills Do I Need for the Selection Process?

In Lufthansa Group’s selection process, we will assess whether you have the skills to be pilot – from a basic understanding of technical systems to social competence in teams. However, you do not need to have previous knowledge of aviation. At the end of the selection process, there is both a medical examination and an interview, in which you can present yourself to European Flight Academy.

Step 3

What Does the Training Look Like?

It all begins after signing the training agreement! After a twelve-month theory phase at European Flight Academy, you will be prepared to finally sit in a cockpit yourself. For this, you subsequently travel to Phoenix and complete your first practical phase. Completing the MPL program at European Flight Academy takes approx. two years.

Step 4

When Will I Sit in the Cockpit of a Commercial Flight?

Towards the end of your training, you apply at Lufthansa. Once you begin working at an airline, you obtain the type rating for one of our aircraft types and are ready for your first commercial flight.

Step 5

How Do I Pay for the Training?

The LHG  pays for a significant portion of the pilot training. With our Career Funding program, European Flight Academy’s interest-free repayment model, means you merely need to cover the cost of living during your training and not worry about the training costs themselves. Once you have completed your training and working as a pilot at a Lufthansa Group airline you begin repaying your share of the training cost.


Where You Can Get to Know Us

You’re looking to find out more about our pilot training? Then participate in one of our info events or online live chats, where we provide you with everything you need to know. We also showcase the pilot profession, application requirements, and our training programs.

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.