Your Flying Future

The Training Course

Our pilot training is unique in its combination of theoretical and practical elements as well as its interaction between technology and the person in the pilot’s seat. Find out what awaits you!

The Multi-Crew Pilot License

Highest Standards in Training

Potential Lufthansa pilots are trained at the flight school of the Lufthansa Group, European Flight Academy.


The training qualifies you to fly as a pilot at Lufthansa and makes you to a top performer I the cockpit. After approximately 1,500 flight hours, you will receive an internationally recognized license according to EASA standards. Incredible experiences await you amongst fellow students just as passionate about flying as you are.


MPL: Multi-Crew Pilot License

From the beginning onward, our MPL places a greater focus on preparing pilots for a future in a multi-crew-cockpit – thus the name! Here, type rating and landing training are integrated into the training at European Flight Academy. You graduate ready to go: within the Lufthansa Group, the MPL training course enables you to, for example, work at Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine or Austrian Airlines. You are ready for takeoff!

MPL – Multi-crew Pilot License

Module 1: Theory

Theoretical Training in Bremen

The program at European Flight Academy begins with a twelve-month theoretical training in Bremen. In our MPL course, you learn all about operational procedures, meteorology and navigation, among others. In addition, you take a radio communications exam specific to instrument flight. Experienced instructors support your progress in the classroom – yet, we place great value on independent learning and personal responsibility as cornerstones of your success as a pilot.

Module 2: Core Phase

DESTINATION USA: First Cockpit Experiences

After the theoretical training, you are rewarded with our four-month MPL Core Phase in Goodyear, Arizona. In front of a spectacular landscape, you learn to take off, steer and navigate a modern single-engine training aircraft from one airfield to the next. The program also includes flight maneuvers and dealing with emergency situations. This all leads up to what’s probably the most memorable moment of your training: your first solo flight.

Module 3: Basic Phase

Your First Jet: The Citation CJ1+

Back in Bremen, your Basic Phase commences – but it’s anything but basic. You learn how Pilot Flying and Pilot Monitoring (PF and PM) cooperate. Competencies such as communication, leadership, decision-making and teamwork take center stage here. In our flight simulators, you practice instrument flight. We thereby continually increase complexity and difficulty to teach you how to handle dynamic situations – until you’re ready to apply what you’ve learned in one of our Citation CJ1+ jets.

Module 4: Intermediate Phase

MCC: a Common Goal

The Intermediate Phase of the MPL training course only lasts five days – but they’re crucial. As Pilot Flying and Pilot Monitoring, you train and improve your skills in various scenarios. In addition, you consolidate your knowledge of working with the crew in an airline-oriented environment in a full-flight simulator.

Module 5: Advanced Phase

Get Ready for Takeoff

In the three-month Advanced Phase, you receive your Type Rating – the training allows you to fly specific aircraft models, whether it be an Airbus A320, Embraer 195 or others. Which one depends on which Lufthansa Group Airline you are joining. A subsequent landing training is all you need to be ready for action or, as they say, cleared for takeoff!

Dual Training

Combining desk and cockpit? Go for it!

In cooperation with the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Lufthansa and European Flight Academy offer the MPL program as a dual training together with an accompanying Bachelor’s course.


Aeronautical Systems Engineering and Management (for MPL)

The international training course, Aeronautical Systems Engineering and Management at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, integrates the theoretical pilot training modules into the academic courses. First, you learn engineering basics before moving on to in-depth modules in aeronautical subjects as well as key skills in psychology, economics and management. In your sixth and seventh semesters, you will complete the practical flight training at European Flight Academy. Graduates receive the internationally recognized Bachelor of Engineering degree.


Do you still have questions?

How long does the pilot training take? How high are the costs? Do I need to be especially athletic? Here, you’ll find all you need to know on pilot training.

Where can I inquire about the status of my application?

We’re afraid it’s not possible to access your application once it has been sent to us. If you require information as to its status, please contact us by telephone or email.

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What is tested during the Basic Qualification?

You decided to apply for pilot training? Then the Basic Qualification is the first step in the selection procedure. To pass, you need to show that you have good knowledge of certain subjects, such as (approximately) the topics taught in years 8 to 11 in math and physics. The following aspects are all assessed during the Basic Qualification: Knowledge of technical and physical processes (electrical engineering, mechanical processes as well as heat, fluid, and wave dynamics), technical understanding of how simple systems and devices work, English-language skills (vocabulary and grammar), calculation and logical thinking, concentration and memory, speed of perception and spatial orientation, hand-eye coordination and other motor skills, ability to multitask in complex situations.

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When do I find out whether I have passed the Basic Qualification?

You will receive the results of your Basic Qualification in writing within a few days of having completed the test.

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