Training Program
Integrated ATPL(A) + FI(A) + Internship

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Do you want to become an airline pilot and help others in pursuing the same dream?
This programme is for you.

The Integrated ATPL is the fastest way of obtaining a commercial pilot license, which allows you to work for an airline. With the FI course, you will be able to add a few more flight hours to your CV, which can be an advantage when joining an airline.

Without any previous experience required, become a Flight Instructor on a flight school or Co-pilot on an airline.
This programme allows you to obtain an airline pilot license with FI qualification + Internship with 500h of flight time upon completion, being more likely to be selected by an airline.
You can also continue your pilot training with a Type Rating.

About IFA Aviation Training Center

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IFA has 21 years of proven pilot training experience.
Students from around the world have already chosen this training center.

With the modern facilities and training equipment, the integrated ATPL course is held in less than 2 years.

The theory is conducted in Cascais or Viseu. The practical training flight bases are located at the Municipal Aerodromes to ensure training throughout the year.

IFA prides itself on its high-end training approach which is recognized by a range of partner airlines.

Minimum entry requirements

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18 years old and over
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High-school diploma
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Physical Status

Medical Certificate Class 1
Airplane Pilots

Personal competence and aptitude

All candidates must take an assessment test at IFA and if necessary do an interview with the Training Manager. For the FI course the candidates also undergo an interview with the Chief Flight Instructor and a skill test at the end of the ATPL course.

Theoretical Knowledge

Mathematics, Physics and English, memory and multitasking are a plus.

Pre-selection process steps:

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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 successful pilot career. The evaluation is conducted through a secure and legitimate test system.

Course content

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Theoretical Instruction ATPL

Flight Instruction ATPL

ANAC ATPL Theoretical Examinations

Theoretical Instruction

Flight Instruction


Training Hours


160 + 55 Simulator*





Total Duration

Approximately 36 months

*IFA has an FNTPII where you can complete more hours than those required by the regulation.

Our proven experience

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