Our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) prepares you for a future Airline Pilot job.

Integrated ATPL

Characterized by the unrivaled employment opportunities offered to graduates, this course is designed to prepare you for the role of Co-Pilot with one of the global airlines we work with. Throughout your training the entire focus will be on preparing you for your future airline pilot career and our results speak for themselves; 95% of our 2019 graduates are now flying for 21 airlines including easyJet, British Airways, TAP Air Portugal and Ryanair.

Successful graduation from this route will provide you with:
  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
  • Commercial Pilots License with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR/MEP)
  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) completion certificate
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)

These items combined are known as a 'frozen' ATPL and are the minimum entry qualifications to commence a Type Rating and line training to become a Co-Pilot on multi-pilot aircraft with an airline.

Your training is likely to take place at more than one location so you could experience the skies of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, wider Europe or Abu Dhabi.

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  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: 18 months, subject to scheduling
  • Type: Pilot License
  • Required experience: Little or none
  • Graduate placement: Dedicated service
  • Locations: United Kingdom / global approved locations

Key features:

  • Unrivaled graduate placement service
  • Provision of L3Harris Training Standard
  • Opportunity to integrate a degree
  • Training on the latest-generation devices

We help launch dream careers

L3Harris Airline Academy cadet George B. graduated from our Integrated ATPL career program in April 2019. Once George successfully passed his flight training modules and our Airline Qualification Course (AQC) we helped to place him in his dream role at easyJet. George has written a personal blog about his journey from L3Harris Airline Academy cadet to easyJet Co-Pilot.

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Entry criteria

Our graduates are considered to be among the best in the industry – it all begins with rigorous selection.

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).i

Education and English language

Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalenti) in different subjects at grade C or above, or grade 4 or above, which must include Mathematics, Science 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).i


Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions.

  1. Have the unrestricted right to live, study and work in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland; or
  2. Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service (UKVI) requirements to qualify for a Tier 4 study visa.
Background and selection

Produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate before training can commence.

Pass L3Harris' selection process.

Cost and funding

Cost of training is £89,000.

What else is included?

  • All training, equipment, uniform and airfield fees
  • Air travel to allocated flight training location License issue
  • Additional training and testing as covered by our ‘Training Standard’ set out in Table A below

    Training Standard

  • Overview

      Our Training Standard provides you with peace of mind throughout training. It’s our commitment to you that by passing our selection process, we believe you’ve got the right stuff to make it as a Commercial Pilot, and we’ll go the extra mile to get you there.

      If you require training over and above that set out in table A, such further training shall be payable in full by yourself at the point that you require it.

  • Training Standard: Table A

      Ground School
      The repeat sitting of one ground school module*

      Ground School Examinations
      3 additional attempts of ATPL Examinations** (in total)

      Flying / Simulator Training
      10 hours total additional training***

      Flying / Simulator Examinations
      Partial re-test of skills Test Examination****

      In the event that you reach the threshold set out in Table B and have yet to reach the required proficiency, your training may be suspended subject to a reviw by the Training Review Board.

  • Training Standard: Table B

      Ground School
      The repeat sitting of two ground school modules

      Ground School Examinations
      6 additional attempts of ATPL Examinations (in total)

      Flying / Simulator Training
      20 hours total additional training

      Flying / Simulator Examinations
      A second full repeat of a Skills Test Examination

      *No more than one module in its entirety

      **No more than 3 additional examinations in total across all 14 ATPL subjects

      ***This is cumulative across all phases of training and indifferent of flying and simulator training

      ****Partial re-test only, any full re-test is not included within the Training Standard.

      Restrictions apply. Training Standard is subject to Terms and Conditions.

  • Additional fees
      • Accommodation - can be purchased via L3Harris or sourced interdependently
      • Selection fees
      • English Language (IELTS) tests, if applicable
      • Initial aviation medical examination fees
      • Aviation medical renewal fees
      • Certificate of proficiency from a CAA-approved ELP Testing Organisation (In the event that you are a non-native English speaker
      • CAA Counter Fees
      • Food and other personal living costs
      • Accommodation during breaks in training, including leave and holiday
      • Personal travel
      • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
      • Insurances
      • Additional fees apply if you choose to enrol on the BSC (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice alongside your training
      • Additional fees required for type rating once employed by an airline. This will vary depending on the airline
Selection process
Application screening
Application screening

Your application will be screened by our selection team who will contact you if you pass our screening.

Online assessment
Online assessment

If successful, you will be asked to complete four online assessment tests at a total cost of £40.00.

Selection day
Selection day

If successful, you will be invited to attend a selection day at a cost of £255.00.

Programme timeline

  • Duration



  • Ground School

    Ground School


  • Flight training

    Flight training


  • Intermediate training

    Intermediate training


  • TIME
  • Basic Training (ground school)
  • Theoretical Knowledge training; Classroom and computer-based.

  • 29 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • United Kingdom
  • Flight training (Foundation)
  • Single-engine piston aircraft.

  • 21 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • United Kingdom, Portugal, New Zealand or an L3Harris approved location
  • Flight training (Advanced)
  • Multi Engine Piston (MEP) aircraft training

    Commercial and instrument flight training

    Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)

  • 25 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • United Kingdom, Portugal, New Zealand or an L3Harris approved location
  • Intermediate training
  • Airline Qualification Course (AQC)

    Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)

    Advanced handling skills

    Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course.

  • 9 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • United Kingdom
  • Advanced Training begins once our dedicated Graduate Placement team has secured you a role with an Airline…

  • Advanced Training
  • Type Rating training

    Simulator and aircraft training with the airline.

  • 11 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • Dependent on airline

Graduate placement

Dedicated placement team to secure your airline job

From the instant you commence your training our entire focus is on your career outcome; achieving your first job as a Co-Pilot with a world-class airline. Uniforms, report times, standard operating procedures – these are all key elements of our airline pilot training; designed to fully prepare you for the incredible career that lies ahead. Once training is complete our placement team will work to find you the perfect role.

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Why L3Harris Airline Academy?
29 years heritage in pilot training
29 years heritage in pilot training

7 global Academy locations
7 global Academy locations

Dedicated graduate placement team to secure your pilot role
Dedicated graduate placement team to secure your pilot role

95% of our 2019 graduates already working as Co-Pilots for 22 commercial airlines
95% of our 2019 graduates already working as Co-Pilots for 22 commercial airlines