By joining our Ab-Initio pilot training programme, you will be able to develop your European Aviation Transport Pilot Licence (“Frozen” EASA ATPL) within approximately 24 months. Besides, you do not need any previous aviation education or experience to achieve this goal! All successful graduates will undergo a selection process at airBaltic.
Integrated airline transport pilot course (ATPL/A)
airBaltic Pilot Academy has improved the payment structure for its commercial pilot study programme. As of now, after successfully passing the company’s assessment, airBaltic will finance a significant part of the studies.
Students of the airBaltic Pilot Academy will now have to cover the costs of ATPL theory studies and 45 flight hours, costing EUR 15,000. After passing the airBaltic pilot assessment and becoming an employee of the company, the airline can partly or wholly provide financing (loan) for the rest of the studies.
It is possible to vary the size of the required loan for each student. The maximum possible loan amount is EUR 64,000.
Along with the loan amount, the loan interest rate also changes, which is 10% of the loan amount.
Total cost of 79 000 € is applicable for each student.
A performance review will be undertaken after completing all ATPL(A) theory exams successfully. After a positive evaluation, you will be appointed as an employee of airBaltic, joining our esteemed workforce.
Your training/work schedule will be divided 50/50 – two weeks of training/two weeks of work at airBaltic group companies.
The position will be selected based on your previous education and skills.
You will receive a salary from which no loan deductions will be made.
Loan repayment starts after the initial Line Check (FO Base level).
You will be flying state of the art training aircraft at Pilot Academy, allowing you to transfer your knowledge and skills into the most advanced 21st century airliner flight decks.
Training program in more detail
The training philosophy and execution focuses on effective preparation of professional, high-performing pilots who comply with the workforce requirements of the leading airlines globally today and in the future.
The full study process consists of three principal parts: theoretical classes, simulator sessions, and practical flight training for obtaining the ATPL license and the associated ratings.
Theoretical training subjects include:
- Air law
- Principles of flight
- Airframes and Systems, Power plant, Electrics
- Mass and balance
- Flight planning and monitoring
- General navigation
- Radio navigation
- Operating procedures
- Aircraft operation manuals
- VFR and IFR Communication
- Human performance and limitations
- Multi-crew cooperation
Practical training includes:
Flight and navigation simulator (FNPT II)
Single-engine aircraft flight
Multi-engine aircraft flight
Upon completing the flight training examinations, the cadet becomes a licensed Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating* and ATPL frozen, as prescribed by European Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011. With this license and rating, the pilot is ready to start Type Rating on the desired type of airplane.
*CPL(A) license with the following ratings, certificates and privileges:
– SEP (land)
– MEP (land)
– ME IR (A)
– ICAO English, Level 4 or higher endorsement.
Note. The exact duration of the course depends on the cadet’s individual performance and the availability of specific meteorological conditions; the average duration of the full training cycle is about 18 months.