Gateway 2

The Gateway 2 Ryanair Future Flyer Academy programme includes a Ryanair Specific APS MCC. This program is ideal for those who have completed all EASA ATPL theoretical exams the MEP/CPL, ME/IR and AUPRT training modules.

Successful applicants to the Gateway 2 Ryanair Future Flyer Academy will embark on an immersive 1 month APS MCC training journey.

Trainees will fully immerse themselves in the world of Ryanair, absorbing its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), culture, and operational philosophy. They will also benefit from personalised one-on-one mentorship provided by seasoned Ryanair pilots.

Exclusive to Ryanair Future Flyer students is access to a streamlined recruitment process, offering them a significant advantage during the final assessment stage due to their extensive training in Ryanair procedures.

This programme is for individuals who hold a UK or EU/EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in Europe/UK.


APS MCC Start Dates 2024

  • Monday 1st January
  • Monday 22nd January
  • Monday 12th February
  • Monday 4th March
  • Monday 15th April
  • Monday 6th May
  • Monday 27th May
  • Monday 17th June
  • Monday 8th July
  • Monday 29th July
  • Monday 19th August
  • Monday 9th September
  • Monday 30th September
  • Monday 21st October
  • Monday 11th November
  • Monday 2nd December

More dates will be announced soon.

Please contact us at enquiries@afta.ie to reserve your place.


  • EASA CPL ME/IR completed
  • EASA ATPL theory completed
  • Minimum age: 17 ½
  • Hold an EU Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU.
  • Open to base opportunities across Europe.
  • Disciplined, highly motivated, demonstrable leadership qualities.
  • Must hold a valid EU (Part-MED) issued Class 1 Medical.
  • Complete an assessment in our academy.
  • Available to complete remainder of training as a full time student.
  • Minimum IELTS Level 4.5 English Language Proficiency
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Airline Pilot Standards & Multi Crew Co-operation

The Ryanair Future Flyer Academy Airline Pilot Standard MCC (APS MCC) is an enhanced MCC that trains pilots in multi-crew competencies to Ryanair’s standards. It is designed to give new pilots all the knowledge and skills necessary to be prepared for their final assessment and to be able to adapt easily to Ryanair’s working environment.

This APS MCC was developed in conjunction with Ryanair , it is structured to address areas that new pilots can be weak in during airline assessments. Accordingly there is more emphasis in the APS MCC on knowledge, manual handling and Crew Resource Management (CRM) all of which are trained and assessed using the EASA pilot Core Competencies. In addition, our Boeing 737 MAX 8200 and Boeing 737 NG simulators represent a real airline standard aircraft. Jet orientation training is required and specified in the APS MCC course. The specification of the jet simulator is set out and the qualification of the instructor is specified.

The content of the basic MCC is retained in full and you will be studying airline structure, operational CRM, meteorology, flight planning, and fuel management among other essential elements of information for a student airline pilot. In addition to that theoretical training you will be trained in pilot core competencies such as flightpath management, communication, situation awareness, problem solving and decision making among may more, all conducted in a high quality simulator.


Course Syllabus:

  • 10 Days Computer Based Training CBT aircraft systems and procedures
  • 4 Days ground school
  • 10 by 4 Hours B737-800 FBS Training

Course Fee: €8,300

Course Fee includes:

  • Access to Ryanair SOPS and Boeing 737 manuals.
  • Assessment Preparation

Course Fee excludes:

  • Ryanair Boeing 737 Type Rating
  • Fees for skills tests, licence and ratings issue can found on the IAA website under publications Fees and Orders. Aircraft rental fee for skills test are not included.
  • Accommodation and living expenses.
  • Medical exam for EASA Class 1 Medical
  • Online CUT-E assessment €60.
  • Accommodation and living expenses.

Arrange an Assessment

Our Ryanair assessment take place in the academy Monday to Friday at 10am. The process consists of three parts, the CUT-E test, simulator test and an interview. 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.

Simulator Check

After successfully passing the CUT-E test, you will be invited to attend the academy. You will complete a simulator aptitude test. After a short briefing you will be instructed to perform some complex manoeuvres. This is to assess your skill level, capacity and interaction with an instructor.

The Interview

This part of the process is an opportunity for you to tell us why you would like to join the Ryanair Future Flyers Academy, what qualities, characteristics and experience you could offer Ryanair. The instructors want to be sold on your commitment and dedication. There will also be some ATPL questions here.

Contact Our Training Advisers.

Make an appointment to talk with one of our expert Training Advisors. They are trained to answer all your questions regarding training, finance and career prospects. This service is free.

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