Our EASA Integrated Course is designed to take you from no aviation experience (ab initio) to a qualified commercial pilot with a ‘frozen’ Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). On graduation, you will be ready to begin your new career.

We offer EASA accredited pilot training at our purpose-built academy at ​​Montpellier Méditerranée Airport. The course syllabus was created in consultation with leading airlines and covers the rigorous technical requirements of pilot training, but also includes personal and professional development at every stage of the process.

Our modern facilities are designed to offer everything needed for great achievements and an outstanding training experience.

  • 20 Diamond aircraft fleet: 14 DA40 6 DA42
  • 4 flight simulators:
  • DGAC accredited Exam centre.
  • We have more than 11,000m² of buildings, spread over several spaces.
  • Purpose-built Classrooms & study areas, Hall Simulators, PNC Hall – Hostesses / Stewards, Workshops Part 145 & 147, AeroCampus.
  • Located near Place de la Comédie, beaches, shops and leisure areas, you will enjoy an ideal learning environment.
  • Football and basketball courts, badminton hall, table tennis and gym room.
  • Furnished studio and one-bedroom apartments ideally located in the airport area.
  • Spacious common rooms and kitchen facilities.
  • Small group teaching with a friendly atmosphere.
  • Experienced instructors and training staff.
  • Dedicated student support team.

Stages

The EPP course is set out in five stages to help you achieve your career goal of becoming a commercial pilot.

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge + Airline Preparation

The integrated course begins with the theory that underpins an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). The theory structure breaks the course down into 14 key areas, which will be completed in three distinct stages over 36 weeks:

  • aircraft general knowledge
  • instrumentation
  • meteorology
  • human performance
  • principles of flight
  • communications IFR
  • communications VFR
  • air law
  • flight planning
  • mass and balance
  • aeroplane performance
  • general navigation
  • radio navigation
  • operational procedures

Total theory training hours: 767

Initial Pilot Training + Airline Preparation

Once you’ve passed your ATPL exams, you’ll progress onto flight training at our state-of-the-art academies in Montpellier, France. The skies of south France offer pilot friendly flying conditions while Montpellier’s light air traffic and long runway mean your initial flight training gets you off to a confident start. You have the option to perform part of your training in the UK. where students experience challenging controlled airspace and a stress loaded environment which prepares them for their airline career.

  • fly our fleet of Diamond DA40 /DA42 with Glass Cockpit aircrafts
  • state of the Art Simulators
  • complete all required hours of single-engine training
  • learn about:
    • threat and error management
    • safety management systems
    • workload management and lifestyle training

Advanced Flight Training + Airline Preparation

After you’ve completed Stage 3, you will start the advanced level of your flight training which provides you with the skills and experience required to become a fully qualified commercial pilot.

You will gain further experience by:

  • flying the twin-engine, glass cockpit DA42 (26.5 hours)
  • undertake further training in an FNPTII simulator (42 hours)
  • learn to fly in instrument conditions

Multi- Pilot Foundation Jet Course

After you’ve completed Stage 4, you will then complete your training with one of our expert partners in Spain, Ireland, Germany or the Netherlands.

The Multi-Crew Cooperation & Jet Orientation Course is the final stage of your EPP and is the ultimate preparation for your first airline application. Everything you have learnt will come together in an airline training setting as you will be able to operate as a professional airline pilot.

You will:

  • undertake 2 weeks of intensive Multi-Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation (MCC/JOC) training
  • increase your hours on a fixed based simulator

Stage 1

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge + Airline Preparation

The integrated course begins with the theory that underpins an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). The theory structure breaks the course down into 14 key areas, which will be completed in three distinct stages over 36 weeks:

  • aircraft general knowledge
  • instrumentation
  • meteorology
  • human performance
  • principles of flight
  • communications IFR
  • communications VFR
  • air law
  • flight planning
  • mass and balance
  • aeroplane performance
  • general navigation
  • radio navigation
  • operational procedures

Total theory training hours: 767

Stage 2

Initial Pilot Training + Airline Preparation

Once you’ve passed your ATPL exams, you’ll progress onto flight training at our state-of-the-art academies in Montpellier, France. The skies of south France offer pilot friendly flying conditions while Montpellier’s light air traffic and long runway mean your initial flight training gets you off to a confident start. You have the option to perform part of your training in the UK. where students experience challenging controlled airspace and a stress loaded environment which prepares them for their airline career.

  • fly our fleet of Diamond DA40 /DA42 with Glass Cockpit aircrafts
  • state of the Art Simulators
  • complete all required hours of single-engine training
  • learn about:
    • threat and error management
    • safety management systems
    • workload management and lifestyle training

Stage 3

Advanced Flight Training + Airline Preparation

After you’ve completed Stage 3, you will start the advanced level of your flight training which provides you with the skills and experience required to become a fully qualified commercial pilot.

You will gain further experience by:

  • flying the twin-engine, glass cockpit DA42 (26.5 hours)
  • undertake further training in an FNPTII simulator (42 hours)
  • learn to fly in instrument conditions

Stage 4

Multi- Pilot Foundation Jet Course

After you’ve completed Stage 4, you will then complete your training with one of our expert partners in Spain, Ireland, Germany or the Netherlands.

The Multi-Crew Cooperation & Jet Orientation Course is the final stage of your EPP and is the ultimate preparation for your first airline application. Everything you have learnt will come together in an airline training setting as you will be able to operate as a professional airline pilot.

You will:

  • undertake 2 weeks of intensive Multi-Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation (MCC/JOC) training
  • increase your hours on a fixed based simulator

Career opportunities

On completion of the course, you will have the skills and training necessary to look at the following career pathways:

  • First Officer for commercial airlines
  • Corporate pilot for private clients
  • Cargo pilot for logistic companies
  • Flight Instructor (on completion of further training)
  • Flight Operations Captain after 1500 hours and after completing a command course

Fees and finance

The total cost of the program is 95,000 € VAT Free, Excluding accommodation. This includes:

  • Transport:
    • every day to and from the academy
  • All first-time Flying Skill Tests
  • Airport associated costs:
    • landing fees
    • jet fuel
    • use of instruments
  • Uniforms and equipment

Duration

71 weeks full time

Price

95,000 € VAT Free, Excluding accommodation

Entry Requirements

  • 17 years old (18 at the date of the CPL Skill test)
  • At least High School graduate
  • Hold a minimum of 5.5 IELTS, 605 TOEIC, CEFR B2, for students undertaking the ATP course in English
  • Successful completion of English, maths and science is desirable
  • Be fluent in English
  • Hold a EASA Class 1 medical without restrictions
  • Be a minimum height of 5’2 (157 cm), maximum height of 6’5” (196 cm)
  • Successfully Pass ESMA entrance MCQ Test/Compass test
  • Successfully Pass ESMA entrance interview

Intake Dates & Locations

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