Airbus Type Rating

A type rating for the Airbus A320, A330 or A340 can be obtained in approximately 6-8 weeks. The actual duration of the course will depend on simulator availability and whether any supplementary sessions such as Low Visibility certifications, RNAV or Zero Flight Time training are required. All our courses are taught by current, experienced Airbus pilots who take great pride and pleasure in sharing the knowledge they have gained throughout the years working for major airlines around the world.

Courses are generally run in a standard two crew configuration, but can also consist of two Captains or two First Officers with adapted exercises.

Theoretical Knowledge
  • CBT Systems Training available either at home or on-site
  • Classroom instruction for Weight & Balance, Aircraft Performance and SOPs
  • Web consultation and instructor support
  • Theoretical examination
Simulator Training
  • Flight training device – 3 sessions
  • Full flight simulator – 7 sessions (9 for ab-inito crew)
  • Full flight simulator – 2 optional sessions (Low vis and ZFTT)
  • EASA part-FCL skills test

Cross-Crew Qualification

An existing Airbus rating may be converted to any other Airbus rating through an abridged Cross-Crew Qualification. The CCQ highlights differences between aircraft types

As these courses rely heavily on knowledge and experienced operating Airbus aircraft they are only recommended for pilots with sound operational and technical knowledge who are current on the A320 or A330/340 series as applicable.

Theoretical Knowledge
  • CBT Difference Training available either at home or on-site
  • Classroom instruction for Weight & Balance, Aircraft Performance and SOPs
  • Web consultation and instructor support
  • Theoretical examination
Simulator Training
  • Full flight simulator – 5 sessions
  • Full flight simulator – 2 optional sessions (Low vis and ZFTT)
  • EASA part-FCL skills test
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