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Course Type
Type Rating training

CAE offers pilots one of the industry’s most advanced and comprehensive type rating training programs. Our programs combine innovative methodologies, knowledgeable instructors and advanced simulation technology for a truly unique learning experience. CAE trains pilots using a practical and operationally integrated learning approach with all training carried out using computer-based training tools, flight training devices and full-flight simulators.

Course Outline

Course duration: 4-5 weeks

  • 15 days - Ground school
  • 9 Full-flight simulator (FFS) sessions
  • 1 Full-flight simulator (FFS) session for the CAA Check/Skill Test
  • Each FFS session is 4 hours + briefing and debriefing.
Course Content

The content for ground school training includes:

  • Technical Review
  • CAE Procedure Training
  • Performance
  • Mass & Balance
  • Exam
Eligibility Requirements

An applicant for a type rating course for a multi-pilot aeroplane shall comply with the following requirements:

  • At least 70 hours of flight experience as Pilot in Command (PIC) on aeroplanes.
  • Hold a valid Multi-Engine Instrument Rating for the issue of the first type rating IR(A) (For additional Type Ratings the IR(A) may not have been expired for longer than 7 years, ref AMC1 FCL.626(c) ).
  • Passed the ATPL theoretical knowledge examination.

Hold a course completion certificate for an MCC course in aeroplanes (except when the type rating course is combined with an MCC course)


Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of MCC in helicopters and have more than 100 hours experience as a pilot on multi-pilot helicopters


Have at least 500 hours as pilot on multi-pilot helicopters


Have at least 500 hours as a pilot in multi-pilot operations on single-pilot multi-engine aeroplanes, in commercial air transport in accordance with applicable air operations requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

With whom do I book the training?

Please register on MyCAE Training at this link and complete a training request. Once this is completed, one of our training advisors based in your preferred training region will get in touch with you to provide more information.

What if I do not already have a Type Rating Training partner?

The training requires an even number of pilots (complete crews) to perform a Type Rating. If you do not have a partner we will do our best to team you up with another student.

What happens after the skill test in the simulator?


In order to complete a Type Rating under the CAE's European TRTO, aircraft base training has to be performed. Base training can be performed in co-operation with CAE partner airlines. This segment includes 4 or 6 landings in the actual aircraft depending on the pilot's prior experience. The aircraft training is not included in the price charged by CAE. After having successfully passed the skills test, CAE will provide you with the necessary documentation to be used for the aircraft training/landings.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide his/her Type Rating paperwork to the licensing authority and pay the applicable charges.

Does CAE take care of accommodation?

Accommodation, travel cost and the relevant aviation authority fees are the responsibility of the pilot. At the vast majority of the CAE training sites, CAE can offer affordable accommodation, transportation and competitive rates on car hire. If you need assistance we will help you set up a training budget to ensure that you have a tool to accurately plan the required finances to successfully participate in the CAE self-sponsored TR programs.

Can I integrate the type rating program with other courses of training?

Yes. You can choose to integrate Multi-Pilot Training Courses, including Multi-crew Cooperation (MCC) courses and Jet Orientation Courses (JOC), and Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEP) training with CAE’s type rating programs at a discounted price. Please note that the above training is available at selected centres only. Contact us for more information.

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