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Integrated ATPL(A)

Integrated ATPL

Do you want to become an airline pilot but don’t know how? This program is for you!

The Integrated ATPL(A) is the fastest way of obtaining the license, which allows you to apply and work for an airline. Without any previous experience required, you will be able to apply for the First-Officer pilot position, which is the Co-pilot and right seat position on the airplane cockpit.

Pre-selection process steps:

1. Contact us

The first step is to communicate with us. You will be helped by our team through the entire process. Begin your application by filling the necessary forms, provided by IFA.

2. Initial discussion on terms and conditions

To discuss your needs and terms of application, you will be contacted by email or phone. In this phase, your registry manager will answer all of your questions.

3. Required documents and assessment schedule

After you submit all the required personal documents, you are ready to set the date of the assessment.

4. Candidate assessment

The candidate assessment process allows to determine whether you possess some traits and cognitive abilities as well as English language knowledge and the necessary motivation for a sucessful pilot career. The evaluation is conducted through a secure and legitimate test system.

Course Description

  • Flight instruction schedule: everyday (including weekends), according to the scheduled flight lesson*
  • Training hours: 160 Real Flight + 55 FSTD**
  • The course includes: MCC + PBN + UPRT
                                           IR + NR + MEP
                                           CPL + MEP/IR Skill Tests

*Flight lessons are scheduled according to the student availability. The flight phase can begin 6 months after the start of the course.
**IFA has an FNPTII where you can complete more hours than those required by the regulation.

  • Ground school schedule: From Monday to Friday*
  • Training hours: 830h
  • Exams: 13 written exams at IFA
                  First attempt of 13 ATPL(A) exams at PT CAA (ANAC) included
  • Course Subjects:
    • Air Law and ATC Procedures
    • Aircraft General Knowledge
    • Instrumentation
    • Mass & Balance
    • Performance
    • Flight Planning and Monitoring
    • Human Performance and Limitations
    • Meteorology
    • General Navigation
    • Radio Navigation
    • Operational Procedures
    • Principles Of Flight
    • Communications
    • KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Attitude)
    • MCC
    • Mathematics and Physics (Introduction)

*Theoretical classes follow a defined program, which can vary between 3 to 5 days a week, excluding holidays.

  • Education: High-school diploma (or higher) or equivalent
  • Required experience in aviation: None. It’s a “start from zero” course.
  • Health: Valid EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate*
  • Age: To have at least 18 years old (or with 17 years old and high school successfully completed to begin ATPL theory)
  • Skills: Be fluent in English language (verbal and written) to obtain minimum ICAO English Level 4
  • Theoretical Knowledge: Mathematics, Physics, memory and multitasking are a plus
  • Other prerequisites:
    • Assessment** at IFA 
    • Clean criminal record (for all the countries of the last 5 years when based for more than 6 months)
    • Mandatory documentation
    • VISA*** for non-European Students

*You can obtain your initial certificate at UCS (Lisbon) or Hospital dos Lusíadas (Porto). There’s also Instituto CUF Porto but only for revalidations and renewals.
**The Assessment is a compass test with psychometric and motor skills, English, Math’s and Physics Knowledge exercises.
***The VISA Process is the student’s responsibility and is not included in the course package. After enrollment, IFA will issue a declaration proving the student is enrolled and with that document will be able to apply for the Student VISA.

Integrated ATPL(A):

Theory: 10 to 12 months approximately
Flight: 6 months after the course start (if applicable and the conditions are verified), with an approximate duration of 10 to 12 months
Total course duration: Approximately 18 to 24 months (or a maximum of 36 months by regulation)

After-Hours (Night) Integrated ATPL(A):

This plan follows a night schedule and due to the reduced number of daily hours, the course is longer, with about 36 months. The flight phase can start from month 6, provided that the necessary conditions are met.

  • Course locations: Cascais – Aeródromo de Tires (LPCS) or Viseu – Aeródromo Municipal de Viseu (LPVZ).
  • The enrolment fee, total cost, instalment plan or monthly fees and financing information are upon request.
  • For detailed information of the course plan, please consult us.
  1. Student ID Card
  2. Aerodrome acess card
  3. VFR and IFR Charts
  4. Plotters IFR and VFR
  5. CRP5
  6. Aircraft Manuals
  7. Airways Manual
  8. Logbook
  9. Theory eBooks
  10. Calculator
  11. Student uniform
  12. Reflective vest
  13. EASA Medical Certificate Class 1 (Initial)
  14. Tablet (ipad or Android)
  15. English Aviation Exam 
  16. David Clark Headsets
  17. Questions data base
  18. Assessment

For more information about the course details and included features, contact us!

This course is for those who intend to pursue a professional pilot career. The Integrated ATPL(A) program is the fastest way to obtain the desired pilot license and will include the following qualifications:

Award upon successful course completion:
EASA Frozen ATPL License | EASA Multi Crew Pilot License

  • EASA CPL(A) License
  • EASA ATPL(A) Theory
  • Single Engine Rating (SEP)
  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEP-IR/PBN)
  • Night Flight
  • Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC)
  • Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (AUPRT)
  • English ICAO Grade

The applications for this course are open all year round. Check the available dates of upcoming courses or apply now!

Check here for the next courses dates you can apply!
June 6, 2022

January 10, 2023 | June 6, 2023 | September 19, 2023

October 6, 2022

February 7, 2023 | May 9, 2023 | October 3, 2023

Information upon request.

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