About IFA Aviation Training Center


About IFA – About Us

IFA Aviation Training Center, is an authorized training organization (ATO), which offers courses for Pilots, Airline companies and Cabin Crew.

As a training center, IFA is specialized in Type Rating courses, certified for B737, B757 / 767, B777, A320, Hawker 900XP and ATR42 / 72, having Type Rated over 700 Pilots in the last 20 years.

IFA also provides advice for pilots seeking for their license conversion (ICAO, FAA and EASA). It covers various types of courses, ranging from Ab initio, Integrated ATPL (A), ATPL (A) Modular, ATPL (A) e-Learning, Type Rating, Cabin Crew, Revalidations / Renewal and recurrent training.

IFA also develops customized training tailored to the needs of its clients.

About IFA Aviation Training Center

The IFA facilities are close to the Municipal Aerodrome of Cascais, 20km west of the Lisbon center, 15km from Sintra – classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site and 10 minutes away from the coast of Cascais, internationally known as “The Charm of the Atlantic Coast “, with its beautiful and famous white sand beaches, unique seafood and with about 300 days of sunshine per year.

Our team of fully certified professionals with a deep knowledge and experience, strive every day to continue the work and vision of IFA’s founder, which back in 1998 brought together the best professionals in various areas and started its own center training, passing on to a new generation of pilots, their aviation experience and their in-depth technical knowledge acquired throughout a life dedicated to aviation.

Since then, IFA has trained pilots in various types, all over Europe, Asia and Africa, most of them now Pilots in Command, as well as more than 1200 Cabin Crew, some of them now Cabin Chiefs.

We look forward to your visit.

Classroom training

IFA has:
• 5 fully equipped training rooms
• Library
• Free Parking

Practice Training

Survival in the water, fire fighting and orientation in a smoke environment.

Simulator Training

For Type Rating, Revalidations and Type Renewals, practice training is performed on Full Flight Simulators.

IFA has several partnerships with Europan simulator centers, providing the training needs for these courses.


IFA is a certified training entity that issues valid certificates throughout the EASA space. The school is an Approved Training Organization (ATO).

About IFA Aviation Training Center

The IFA is also an entity accredited by DGERT (Directorate General for Employment and Labor Relations). These national and European certifications represent the recognition of the quality and technical qualifications offered by the Aviation Training Center.

About IFA Aviation Training Center