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Programme Type
Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)


CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) programmes take students with little or no previous flying experience and prepares them for a career at an airline right after graduation.

Course Outline

Phase 1: Theoretical Knowledge Training

  • Learn the ATPL related theory knowledge across 14 subjects including the new EASA subject KSA 100
  • Blended learning approach with both virtual and practical classroom lessons, Computer Based Training (CBT) and student led private studies.
  • Approximately 43 weeks
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium

Phase 2: Single Engine Flight Training 

  • Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
  • Perform your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Skill Test
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Approximately 36 weeks 
  • Location: Fair weather flying location 

Phase 3: Multi engine Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly using instruments on a multi-engine piston aircraft
  • Perform your Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) Skill Test
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Advanced Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (A-UPRT)
  • Approximately 10 weeks 
  • Location: European Flying location

Phase 4:  Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Cooperation (APS MCC)

  • Learn how to fly as a member of a professional airline cockpit crew
  • Obtain your Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Cooperation (APS MCC)
  • Classroom and Flight Simulator Training
  • Approximately 5 weeks
  • Location: London Gatwick, United Kingdom
Investment & Funding
Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License – Brussels € 116,000

What’s included?

  • Theoretical knowledge instruction, preparing Trainee for the official ATPL (A) examination,
  • Use of all courseware and training material needed to prepare Trainee for the official ATPL (A) examination.
  • ATPL(A) Theoretical Knowledge examinations
  • Practical Training in the US and/or Europe
  • All needed courseware and material needed for the practical training.
  • Uniform and flight case
  • CPL(A) and ME IR(A) Skill Test and needed official documentation.
  • A-UPRT: Advanced - Upset Prevention and Recovery Training.
  • DBS record check
  • GSAT Training and Student Airside Pass Fees
  • Resits and remedial training as per CAE’s unique First Officer Quality Insurance

What’s excluded?

  • Travel to and from the training locations for all phases
  • Meals and living expenses in any training location or during any phase of training
  • Accommodation in any training location or during any phase of training
  • Apple iPad and headset (or equivalent)
  • Initial EASA Class 1 Medical examination and certificate.
  • EASA Class 1 Medical renewal while in training
  • FAA Class 3 medical initial and renewal certificate (if required).
  • Travel and Loss of Class 1 Medical insurance
  • US M1 Visa fees and any additional visa requirements
  • Selection testing – Approx £230

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the programme
  • Must have successfully completed secondary education
  • Must be proficient in the English language (verbal and written)
  • Must be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical 

Stage 1: Online Application

CAE will review all candidate applications to assess whether they successfully meet the criteria for the Integrated ATPL Programme. Successful candidates through this stage will be invited to complete an assessment with CAE.

Stage 2: ADAPT Test

Applicants who successfully pass the first stage of the selection process screening will be invited to attend the next stage of the CAE assessment, which will take place virtually or at CAE locations across Europe.

The assessment will cover:

  • Personality Questionnaire – typical behavioural preferences and tendencies
  • Progressive Mathematics – applied understanding of key, relevant mathematical concepts
  • Progressive Physics – applied understanding of key, relevant physics concepts
  • Cognitive – key cognitive aptitudes, abilities and reasoning skills
  • FAST – learning potential and multi-tasking under pressure

Stage 3: Personal Interview

Your personal interview will be your opportunity to share with us the reasons you want to be a Commercial Airline Pilot, your understanding of the course and the level of commitment required to be successful in this demanding programme. It is also your opportunity to share with us your understanding of the airline industry and your vision of your future within it. Please try to prepare some examples of your team and leadership experience; these can be drawn from school or college or from outside interests and work-related experiences.

On successfully reaching the required standards, you will then be offered a position on the Integrated ATPL Programme. 

Stage 2: £100*

Stage 3: £130**

*You may also be required to pass a Versant English test dependant on your nationality 
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