We provide the world’s pilots with type rating training to fly Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

Type Rating training

We provide high quality, advanced airline training, concentrating upon the needs of the airline customer. Our management and training staff are exceptionally well-qualified airline personnel with considerable management experience in the training departments of major airlines and in some cases, regulatory authorities.

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L3 Commercial Aviation has been a significant provider to the world’s airlines of Type Rating training, providing solutions for the following aircraft families:

  • Boeing 737, 757, 767 & 787
  • Airbus 319, 320, 321 & 330

The breadth of the customer base demonstrates the confidence that these airlines have in the services delivered; matching quality, flexibility, reliability with economy and timely performance.

The aim of the Type Rating course is to provide ground and flight instruction to a trainee pilot already holding a pilot’s license, so that the trainee may pass all sections of the relevant skills test.

The ground training phase of each Type Rating course is designed to give trainees the necessary theoretical knowledge required to progress on the simulator and flying training phases of the Type Rating. The course is based upon Computer-Based Training (CBT) courseware provided by and customized for customer airlines.

A Fixed-Base Device, such as a Virtual Trainer or a Flat Panel Trainer is used to consolidate technical data and operating procedures. CBT is used to present part of the knowledge required for the course. A technical instructor is present at all times to answer questions and provide supplementary instruction as required.

The course has been constructed to ensure that periods of CBT training are broken at regular intervals by instructor input and VFD/FPT training, thus preventing long periods at screens without direction. A quality system will always be set in place and ongoing quality control will be maintained through monitoring of trainee performance at examinations and during subsequent training phases.

The simulator phase of each course is delivered on our fleet of devices located in the United Kingdom, specifically at London-Gatwick and Southampton.

Type Rating training overview

We can offer a full range of abridged courses catering to pilots with previous jet or type experience, including differences courses and Cross Cockpit Qualification (CCQ) or Shortened Transition and Rating Training (STAR).

Programs can also be adjusted to exceed the regulatory minimum requirements by incorporating additional modules for pilots with low-hour experience on jets.

Airline Operator Proficiency Checks (OPC), Low Visibility Operations (LVO) and Extended Twin Operations (ETOPS) training can easily be included in the course structure.

Includes:

  • Training according to SOPs
  • Airline manuals

Does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Local transport
  • International transport
  • iPad

Type Rating training at a glance

  • Course
  • Phase
  • Time
  • Sessions
  • B737NG Type Rating
  • Ground school

  • 15 days
  • -
  • Fixed-Base Simulator

  • 20 hours
  • 5 x 4-hour sessions
  • Full Flight Simulator

  • 32 hours
  • 8 x 4-hour sessions
  • B737 Type Rating
  • Ground school

  • 17 days
  • -
  • Full Flight Simulator

  • 32 hours
  • 8 x 4-hour sessions
  • A320/A330 Type Rating
  • Ground school

  • 12 days
  • -
  • Fixed Base Simulator

  • 20 hours
  • 5 x 4-hour sessions
  • Full Flight Simulator

  • 28 hours
  • 7 x 4-hour sessions