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This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Malaysia

This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Malaysia

Programme Type
Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL)


Malaysia AirAsia seeks to develop the next generation of AirAsia pilots through the AirAsia MPL program, a competency-based training program that is designed especially for AirAsia.

Upon successfully being selected by AirAsia, aspiring pilots will be enrolled into the AirAsia MPL Program to earn a Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) with a Frozen ATPL to reach the ultimate objective of becoming an AirAsia co-pilot on an Airbus A320 aircraft.                                  

About CAE & AirAsia

AirAsia, named the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards ten times in a row from 2009 to 2018, is the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia has had a long-standing and relationship with CAE since 2004 being the exclusive training partner for the airline.

Course Outline

Part 1: ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Training

  • Learn everything about ATPL related theory in 14 subjects
  • Classroom and computer-based training (CBT)
  • Approximately 6 months 

Part 2: MPL Program

Phase 1: Core Training

  • Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Approximately 6 months 

Phase 2: Basic Training 

  • Ground school and simulator based training on the Boeing 737-800
  • Introduction to jet flying with an emphasis on instrument maneuvers a bridge from a piston aircraft into a turbine aircraft
  • Introduction to a Flight Management System, Flight Control Panel and automation whilst learning about managing workload, energy management, descent planning and more airline-centric training.
  • Approximately 2 months

Phase 3 & 4: Intermediate & Advanced Training

  • Simulator based training on the A320
  • Introduction to aircraft flows and checklists, progress into hand-flying the aircraft in Full Flight Simulator
  • Introduce basic abnormal procedures and progress to complex malfunctions culminating with Line Oriented Flight Training scenarios
  • Approximately 8 months 
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizen or permanent residency within Malaysia
  • Aged over 17 years at the time of application with the maximum age of 28
  • Minimum height of 163cm (5ft 4in)
  • Must have the following academic qualifications:
    • Secondary or High School graduate pre-requisites:
      • A grade of any “A” in English
      • A grade of any “A” in Mathematics
      • A grade of any “B” in Physics or any “A” in General Science
      • A grade of any “B" in any other two subjects;
  • OR
    • Diploma or Degree in Engineering/Science related discipline, pre-requisites:
      • GPA 3.0 and above;
      • SPM with a grade of “C” in any subjects, of which must include Mathematics, Science, and English and
      • A pass in Bahasa Malaysia.


  • Good command in English both written and spoken
  • No criminal / accident record
  • Physically and mentally fit. A DCA class 1 Medical Certificate must be obtained before enrollment to the flight school. Distant visual acuity with or without visual correction shall be 6/9 or better in each eye separately, and binocular visual acuity shall be 6/6 or better. Refractive error of not more than 5 diopters. Astigmatism of not more than 125D. Not colour blind. Final approval subject to Medical Doctor/Ophthalmologist Report
Assessment & Selection

All applicants will be screened and selected based on the initial entry requirements.

Phase 1: Online application

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply when the cadet recruitment program is announced. AirAsia assessors will review your application and successful candidates will be invited to take an assessment test.

Phase 2: Airline assessment tests

Applicants who have been selected by AirAsia after successfully applying will be invited to take the assessment tests at a designated location, at a designated date and time.

Phase 3: Interview

Candidates that successfully pass all the assessment tests will be shortlisted for a face-to-face interview.

Those who emerge successfully from the selection process will be given a letter of intent by AirAsia to progress to the next step to undertake a MPL training.


All candidates who score the minimum pass marks, as decided by AirAsia, shall be interviewed individually. Henceforth, the results will not be announced on the day of the test.

The number of candidates allowed for the assessments will be based on AirAsia Management’s selection.

Registration is currently closed.

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