Acquire the skills to become a Co-Pilot with a commercial airline.

Integrated ATPL (Europe)

Based at our European Airline Academy in sunny Ponte de Sor, Portugal this pilot training course includes all the required examinations to be issued with an Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).

Possibility to carry out the ATPL (A) theoretical part of the course at our Airline Academy in Bergamo Orio Al Serio, Italy and then complete the practical part of the course at Ponte de Sor, Portugal.

Training takes place at our unique purpose-built European Academy, with fantastic facilities including an 1.800 meter runway, Instrument Landing System (ILS), a theory and simulator center, a maintenance center and an aeronautical campus ready to accommodate up to 400 student pilots per year.

Due to our location in Ponte de Sor in Portugal, our European Airline Academy enjoys some of the best weather conditions in Europe, making it ideal for flight training.

Facilities (Document download)
  • ATP license certified by EASA
  • 22 months duration, subject to scheduling
  • 162 flight hours and 79 simulator hours
  • Garmin G1000 certification
  • 1.200 hours of theory
  • General and aeronautical English Courses

Key features

1.800 meter runway

Dedicated Instrument Landing System (ILS)

Theory and simulation center

On Campus restaurant and sports center

Growing fleet of modern aircraft

Over 300 sunny days a year

Unrivaled graduate placement opportunites

Airline partnerships

Training on the latest-generation devices

Entry criteria

Studying for you Integrated ATPL in Ponte de Sor, Portugal, combines learning with an ideal climate, outstanding teaching and perfect flying conditions.

Age and height

Be at least 17 to submit an application

Be at least 18 to commence training

Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm)*

Education and English language

Be able to demonstrate that you have successfully completed secondary or high school education (or equivalent)

Be fluent in English (verbal and written)**


Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions


Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

  • CUT-e assessment
  • English test
  • Interview
  • Mathematics and Physics tests
Selection process

You will be tested in English, Math, Physics and Compass skills.


You will also undertake a personality and psychological test.


There will also be a face to face interview to find about more about you.

  • €500 - Basic screening, which includes one night’s accommodation and two day meals

Please note, screening can take place at our facilities in Cascais or Ponte de Sor, depending on the day.

  • Duration



  • Flight hours

    Flight hours


  • Simulator flight time

    Simulator flight time



Airline Qualification Course (AQC)

Preparing for your Co-Pilot role

Once you have completed the Integrated ATPL program, our Airline Qualification Course (AQC) is widely accepted by airlines as an industry standard for new pilots at entry level.

The AQC is delivered on Boeing or Airbus simulators over three weeks and may be held at an alternative L3 training facility. Once you have successfully completed the AQC our graduate placement team will strive to find you a Co-Pilot role with an airline.

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