Programme Type
Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

CAE’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) programmes takes students with little or no previous flying experience to a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) level with a 'frozen ATPL' and Multi-Engine Instrument rating (MEIR) in approximately 18 months and have been designed in conjunction with leading airlines. Our Integrated ATPL – Madrid programme lets you train in 3 of our global locations, with ground school in Madrid, Spain, and flight training in Phoenix, USA and Oxford, UK.

Course Outline

Phase 1: Theoretical Knowledge Training

  • Learn everything about ATPL related theory in 14 subjects
  • Classroom and computer-based training
  • Approximately 750 hours or 7-8 months
  • Location: Madrid, Spain

Phase 2: Foundation Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Approximately 145 hours or 5-6 months
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Perform your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Skill Test

Phase 3: Advanced Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly using instruments on a multi-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Approximately 52 hours or 3-4 months
  • Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Perform your Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) Skill Test

Phase 4: Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) / Jet Orientation Course (JOC)

  • Learn how to fly as a member of a professional airline cockpit crew
  • Classroom and flight simulator training
  • Approximately 4 weeks
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Obtain your MCC/JOC certificate
Investment & Funding
Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License – Madrid € 107,300

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Madrid, Spain from Phoenix, USA and Oxford, UK
  • Accommodation and daily transport in Phoenix, USA 
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) 
  • Uniform, flight bag, headset loan 
  • Access to learning management system and ATPL books 
  • M1 Visa 
  • USA (FAA) medical

What’s not included?

  • Accommodation in Madrid, Spain and Oxford, UK 
  • Daily transport in Madrid, Spain 
  • Living expenses such as meals, travel and entertainment 
  • Medical exam for EASA Class 1 Medical – approximately €500 
  • Selection testing - approximately €390

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at start of program
  • 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 without restrictions

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