Our EASA integrated Airline Transport Pilot License for aeroplanes (ATPL(A)) course is designed to prepare you for a future Airline Pilot job.

Portugal EASA Integrated ATPL

Enrol for our September 2021 class and we will give you 9 months of accommodation for FREE.

L3Harris is pleased to offer EASA integrated Airline Transport Pilot License for aeroplanes (ATPL(A)) training from its European Airline Academy in Ponte de Sor, Portugal. To show our commitment to helping aspiring aviators reach the flight deck, this course is now being offered with FREE accommodation* throughout Ground School. That’s 9 months accommodation - with a value of €3,000 - for no extra cost. This offer is based on shared accommodation (two persons) for the duration of Ground School in Ponte De Sor.

*If you would prefer your own room you can upgrade to single occupancy accommodation for an additional €3,000 – usually over €6,000!

This Integrated ATPL(A) course takes aspiring pilots with little or no experience through theoretical knowledge training, single and multi-engine piston aircraft flying, Performance Based Navigation (PBN), Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) and Upset Prevention and Recovery (UPRT) to graduate with a frozen ATPL(A) license – ready for a career on the flight deck!

On successful completion of the course you will graduate with an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) with Instrument Rating (IR) which allows you to start your pilot career on commercial passenger or cargo aircraft – the big jets. An EASA license is accepted in all EASA member states and widely around the globe.

If you would like more information, but would prefer to speak with someone then call our Airline Pilot Careers Advice Team on +44 (0)1293 491381 or fill out our enquiry form via the link below.

Our accommodation:

Restaurant and bar
Restaurant and bar

Relaxation area
Relaxation area

Sport and leisure
Sport and leisure

Portugal Integrated ATPL(A) details:
  • Cost: €78,000
  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: Our Integrated ATPL programme takes approx. 18-24 months to complete giving the industry time to recover
  • Type: ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License)
  • Required experience: Little or none
  • Location: We’ve been training pilots since 1979 and our state-of-the-art, purpose built Academy in Ponte de Sor, Portugal is one of the largest in Europe.
  • Training: State-of-the-art facilities and latest-generation devices
  • Fleet: Modern training aircraft including Piper Archer PA28 with glass cockpits and Garmin G1000 Instrumentation – similar to that found on the big jets!
Successful graduation will provide you with:

Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with:

  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating (ME IR)
  • Single Engine (SEP) Rating
  • Performance Based Navigation (PBN)
  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) Certificate
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
What is included in the cost?
  • Course cost: €78,000
  • Shared accommodation for the 9 months of Ground School training
  • All training and equipment
  • Uniform (excludes flight bag)
  • Airfield fees
  • License issue
  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge exams (first attempt only)
  • CPL IR and SEP exams (first attempt only)
  • Test of English for Aviation (TEA) – ICAO English Language Proficiency Requirements for licensing purposes
Additional fees:
  • Accommodation during flight training - can be purchased via L3Harris or sourced independently
  • Travel to and from the training location
  • Selection fee: £125.00
  • EASA Class 1 Medical
  • Personal insurances
  • Visas (if required)
  • Additional training above and beyond what is included in the programme (if required)
  • Food and other personal living costs
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)

Portugal ATPL Course Footprint










  • TIME
  • Theoretical Knowledge training; Classroom and computer-based.

  • 37 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • Ponte de Sor, Portugal

    Single-engine piston aircraft.

  • 22 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • Ponte de Sor, Portugal
    • SEP IFR Training

    Commercial and instrument flight training (aircraft and simulator training).

    Performance Based Navigation (PBN).

  • 21 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • Ponte de Sor, Portugal
    • MEP Training

    Multi Engine Piston (MEP) aircraft training.

    Multi Engine Piston (MEP) simulator training.

  • 5 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • Ponte de Sor, Portugal
    • MCC and UPRT

    Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC).

    Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

  • 4 weeks (subject to scheduling)
  • Ponte de Sor, Portugal
L3Harris’ European Airline Academy in Ponte de Sor, Portugal

We have over 40 years pilot training experience from our European Airline Academy in Ponte de Sor. It is now one of the largest and best-equipped flight schools in Europe.

State-of-the-art facilities. Airfield includes a 1.800-meter runway and dedicated Instrument Landing System (ILS) on a 240.000 sq. meter site.

With an on-site restaurant, campus accommodation and comfortable communal areas our cadets are able to relax and spend time together when not working or flying.

Our accommodation includes:
Shared bedroom
Shared bedroom


Football pitch
Football pitch

Leisure and relaxation
Leisure and relaxation

Our aircraft fleet includes:
Piper PA28
Piper PA28

Diamond DA42
Diamond DA42

Entry criteria

To be accepted onto our ATPL course you must meet the following entry criteria:

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

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, or international equivalent, for example in Portugal: Secondary School (Year 12) completion certificate; including Mathematics, Physics and English language.

Be fluent in English (verbal and written). Non-native English speakers must achieve level 5.5 individual and overall in IELTS or equivalent ICAO level 4 prior to start of training.


Be able to obtain:

EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions for EASA license


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

Meet the Portuguese Visa & Immigration Service requirements to qualify for a study visa.

Background and selection

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

Pass L3Harris' selection process.

Selection process onto the Integrated ATPL course

There are two stages to our selection process onto the Portugal Integrated ATPL course. Our graduates are considered to be among the best in the industry - it all begins with our rigorous selection process.

1. Application screening
1. Application screening

Your application will be screened by our Selection team who will contact you if your application meets L3Harris requirements.

2. Selection day
2. Selection day

On successful completion of your behavioural tests you will be invited to a Selection day, which currently consists of 6 aptitude assessments carried out remotely followed by a zoom interview at a cost of €125.00.

Why Choose L3Harris Airline Academy?
  • 40+ years pilot training experience
  • 6 global Academy locations
  • Modern training aircraft with glass cockpits and Garmin G1000 instrumentation

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