Integrated Training


The integrated course is 16 – 18 months in duration and will teach you not only the skills required to operate a modern, sophisticated, next generation airliner but additionally the interpersonal and human development aspects of commanding a fast transport jet liner in complex demanding airspace.

The integrated graduate from AFTA will typically complete the course in the assigned time frame and will progress to an airline position following successful completion of an interview and assessment process with that airline. The AFTA graduates first airline position is most often with a short haul carrier flying within Europe and destinations with close proximity to Europe. The progression in the modern airline environment for first officers to the position of Captain is often within four years from the date of joining.

Start Dates

Fully Integrated Airline Pilot Training Program 2021 Start Dates:

  • Monday 15th February 2021
  • Monday 13th April 2021
  • Monday 14th June 2021
  • Monday 16th August 2021
  • Monday 18th October 2021
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  • Minimum age: 17 ½
  • Must hold a valid EU (Part-MED) issued Class 1 Medical
  • Complete an assessment in our academy.
  • Minimum IELTS Level 4.5 English Language Proficiency



The 3 phases comprise integrated basic flight training and ground school equivalent to PPL standard and night  flying endorsement

  • 100 Hours PPL Theoretical Training and Long Briefs
  • 37.0 Hours Dual Flight Training
  • 10.0 Hours solo.

Intermediate (PHASE 2)

The next 2 phases concentrates mainly on ATPL theory and examinations with a prescribed amount of dual and PIC flight training to maintain  currency of previously attained flight skills. On completion of ATPL theory students will be introduced to basic Single Engine Aircraft Instrument Flight and  Upset Prevention and recovery training.

  • 657 Hours ATPL Theoretical Training.
  • 22.0 Hours Long Briefs on Basic Instrument and Navigation
  • 11.0 Hours Dual Flight Training.
  • 20.0 Hours SPIC flight training.
  • 40.0 Hours PIC.

Intermediate (PHASE 3)

These phases of training involves covering multi engine handling and VFR navigation.

  • 28.0 Hours Briefing on Multi Engine and Commercial Operations
  • 14.0 Hours Dual Multi Engine flight training
  • 1.0 Hours FNPT II Multi Engine Simulator Training

Advanced (Phase 4) 

This phase of training involves Multi Engine Instrument Rating Training.

  • 25 Hours Briefing on Instrument Rating
  • 16 Dual Multi engine flight training.
  • 39 FNPT II Multi engine simulator training.

Advanced (Phase 5)

The final 2 week phase of training covers the APS MCC inclusive of  a  Threat  and Error Management Course (TEM) and Cockpit Resource Management (CRM).

  • 25 Hours theoretical training
  • 40 Hours APS / MCC approved simulator training
  • Multi Crew operations and development of non‐technical skills in a multi  crew environment
  • Cockpit Resource Management
  • Cockpit procedures
  • Jet handling

Flight Management Computer Familiarisation and Operation

  • Automatic Flight and Navigation (LNAV-(EXPAND-lateral navigation
  • VNAV (Vertical Navigation),
  • RNAV(Area Navigation)
  • RNP AR (Required Navigation Performance for Arrivals),
  • PBN (Performance Based Navigation)
  • ACAS (Aircraft Collision and Avoidance System)
  • EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System)
  • Adverse weather (Winter Ops, Windshear, Hot Weather, Turbulence,  Low Visability)
  • Large Aircraft Upset Prevention and Recovery Technique (UPRT)


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Course Fee Includes:

  • iPad, uniform, flight bag, headset, digital copies of ATPL theory and PPL theory books, pilots computer (CRP5), kneeboard, logbook, VFR charts.
  • Safety Courses and Airport ID along with all associated administration.
  • Course management and access to our online training records system.
  • Advanced Upset and Prevention Recovery Training (AUPRT).
  • Airline Preparation Standard and Multi-Crew Co-ordination (APS MCC).
  • Professional Development Programme.

Course Fee Excludes:

  • Online CUT-E assessment €55 and AFTA assessment fee: €300.
  • Accommodation and living expenses.
  • Our student liaison officer is available to assist students sourcing accommodation prior to commencing a course.
  • Medical exam for EASA Class 1 Medical.
  • Type-Rating.
  • ATPL theory exams and licence fees.
  • Please fill in your email address – we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Our integrated assessment consists of two parts.

1) Psychometric and Aptitude Testing which can be completed at home online.

2) Simulator assessment and interview which are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am in our academy. Preparation is key.

The CUT-E Test

When you contact one of our training advisors you will be emailed a link to complete this section of the assessment at home. This is a computerised pilot screening system which assesses work related behaviour, situational behaviour, deductive-logical thinking, inductive-logical thinking, spatial orientation, reaction speed, monitoring ability, multi-tasking capabilities and complex control.

The Simulator Test

After a short briefing you will be instructed to perform some basic maneuvers. This is to see your ability to handle aircraft, you’re learning curve, management and capacity.

The Interview

This part of the process is an opportunity for you to tell us why you would like to join the Fully Integrated Airline First Officer Pilot Training Programme.

The instructors want to be sold on your commitment and dedication towards the training and the career. You will be tested on your technical and non-technical skills.

Non- technical skills include areas such as communication, leadership and decision making. Technical skills would include, basic knowledge of aircraft systems, principles of flight. There will also be some mental math’s questions included here.


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