SWISS and the European Flight Academy

Introducing ourselves

The European Flight Academy is the flight academy of Lufthansa Group and thus also trains the pilots for SWISS. 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).

SWISS for Pilots

Highest Quality of Products and Service

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is the airline of Switzerland. Departing from Zurich, Geneva, and Lugano, SWISS reaches over 100 destinations in over 43 countries. With a fleet of over 90 aircraft, SWISS serves about 17 million passengers every year. The cargo division Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive airport-to-airport service portfolio for valuable goods and care-intense freight to about 130 destinations in over 80 countries.


As an airline of Switzerland, SWISS stands for its traditional values and is committed to the highest quality of products and services. In 2017 SWISS obtained a profit of about CHF 5 billion with about 9000 employees.

The Best Place for Anyone Who Dreams of Flying

The European Flight Academy

The 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 the European Flight Academy is the flight academy of Lufthansa Group, many of our coaches and instructors have considerable 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 the 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.