Our EASA fATPL 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.

  • 26 Diamond aircraft fleet:
    • 17 Diamond DA40 Diamond Star:
      • 8 IFR analogue
      • 9 IFR G1000 glass cockpit
    • 9 Diamond DA42 Twin Star:
      • 9 IFR G1000 glass cockpit
  • 5 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

This course is set out in three stages to help you achieve your career goal of becoming a commercial pilot.

ATPL Theory

The objective of the ATPL theoretical course is to reach a level of knowledge that allows the student to successfully pass the various modules of ATPL theoretical certificates as defined in FCL.515 including Area 100 KSA.
The course contains 762 hours of training, which includes the development of the Area 100 KSA LOs. It is divided between the subjects, the interwoven LOs of Area 100 KSA, and the assessments, as based on the AIRWAYS AVIATION Academy systems course design. Arrangement of the course is within 3 phases:

Phase 1

  • Module 010 air law
  • Module 021 aircraft general knowledge
  • Module 061 general navigation
  • Module 091 VRF communications
  • Module 092 IFR communications
  • School revisions + French CAA examinations for these modules

Phase 2

  • Modules 022 instrumentation
  • Modules 031 mass and balance
  • Modules 050 meteorology
  • Modules 081 principles of flight
  • School revisions + French CAA examinations for these modules

Phase 3

  • Modules 032 aircraft performance
  • Modules 033 flight planning and monitoring
  • Modules 040 human performance
  • Modules 062 radio navigation
  • Modules 070 operational procedures
  • School revisions + French CAA examinations for these modules

AIRWAYS AVIATION / ESMA holistically integrate Area 100 KSA into the entire training syllabus. A particular emphasis will be on training through real-world situations, dealing with emergency events, stimulating resilience, and more.

The training structure meets EASA requirements and include two formative assessments, two summative assessments and a mental math test.

The classroom training includes classroom and practical work to address the subject and the Area 100 KSA LOs, such as but not limited to: lessons, tutorials and demonstrations; planning, communications, group presentation, scenario and project exercises; practical work using simulator training devices, computer-based training, workbook exercises, assignments, airport and/or aviation industry field trips and other media training.

Equipment:

  • Classrooms with video projector and computer connected to ATO network
  • AIRWAYS AVIATION Academy eLearning platform
  • Padpilot Training courseware
  • AVIATION EXAM (Over 16 000 questions for the latest EASA ECQB exams)
  • JEPPESEN route manual
  • Performance tables

Flight Training

Once you’ve passed your ATPL exams, you’ll progress into 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

Multi-Crew Coordination & Jet Orientation Course

The Multi-Crew Coordination & Jet Orientation Course is the final stage of your course 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 Theory

The objective of the ATPL theoretical course is to reach a level of knowledge that allows the student to successfully pass the various modules of ATPL theoretical certificates as defined in FCL.515 including Area 100 KSA.
The course contains 762 hours of training, which includes the development of the Area 100 KSA LOs. It is divided between the subjects, the interwoven LOs of Area 100 KSA, and the assessments, as based on the AIRWAYS AVIATION Academy systems course design. Arrangement of the course is within 3 phases:

Phase 1

  • Module 010 air law
  • Module 021 aircraft general knowledge
  • Module 061 general navigation
  • Module 091 VRF communications
  • Module 092 IFR communications
  • School revisions + French CAA examinations for these modules

Phase 2

  • Modules 022 instrumentation
  • Modules 031 mass and balance
  • Modules 050 meteorology
  • Modules 081 principles of flight
  • School revisions + French CAA examinations for these modules

Phase 3

  • Modules 032 aircraft performance
  • Modules 033 flight planning and monitoring
  • Modules 040 human performance
  • Modules 062 radio navigation
  • Modules 070 operational procedures
  • School revisions + French CAA examinations for these modules

AIRWAYS AVIATION / ESMA holistically integrate Area 100 KSA into the entire training syllabus. A particular emphasis will be on training through real-world situations, dealing with emergency events, stimulating resilience, and more.

The training structure meets EASA requirements and include two formative assessments, two summative assessments and a mental math test.

The classroom training includes classroom and practical work to address the subject and the Area 100 KSA LOs, such as but not limited to: lessons, tutorials and demonstrations; planning, communications, group presentation, scenario and project exercises; practical work using simulator training devices, computer-based training, workbook exercises, assignments, airport and/or aviation industry field trips and other media training.

Equipment:

  • Classrooms with video projector and computer connected to ATO network
  • AIRWAYS AVIATION Academy eLearning platform
  • Padpilot Training courseware
  • AVIATION EXAM (Over 16 000 questions for the latest EASA ECQB exams)
  • JEPPESEN route manual
  • Performance tables

Stage 2

Flight Training

Once you’ve passed your ATPL exams, you’ll progress into 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

Multi-Crew Coordination & Jet Orientation Course

The Multi-Crew Coordination & Jet Orientation Course is the final stage of your course 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

Course fee includes:

  • After care sim
  • 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

Course fee excludes:

  • Living costs
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Personal Entertainment
    • Health insurance
  • Travel and permits
    • Travel costs from country of origin to the training location
    • Visa fees
    • Residency Permit for non-EU Citizens
  • Exams, Training and Medical
    • ATPL Theory Exam fee
    • CPL skill test
    • IR skill test
    • Class 1 France Medical Certificate
    • Extra training, if required, at the then applicable rate
    • Additional Navigation & Landing Fees outside of the training manual syllabus

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Duration

71 weeks full time

Price

€ 95,000 VAT Free

Entry Requirements

  • 17 years old (18 at the date of the CPL Skill test)
  • At least High School graduate
  • Hold an EASA Class 1 medical certificate (acceptable delay, 3 months after theory starts)
  • Successfully pass Airways Aviation test (online/on site)
  • Successfully Pass Airways Aviation interview
  • Mathematics and Science education is preferable.

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