AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT INTEGRATED
THE AIM OF THE COURSE
The aim of the ATP(A) integrated course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilot on multi-pilot multi-engine aeroplanes in commercial air transport and to obtain the CPL(A)/IR/MEP and ATPL Theory.
An applicant for an ATP - Integrated Course must have:
• Attained the age of 17 (in order to be 18 at the time of licence issue).
• Hold an EASA Class 1 medical.
• Have the FCL.055 Level 4 in English or have a TOIEC score of at least 785 or pass Hub’Air English test*.
• Have passed Hub’Air's pre-selection process*.
• Ideally, holder of a scientific high school diploma or equivalent. However, if the applicant doesn’t hold a scientific diploma or equivalent, an evaluation to check their ability to follow ATP(A) theoretical knowledge courses will be made during the Hub’Air pre-selection process.
* The Hub’Air English and pre-selection process test can be done directly by Hub’Air . The aim is to check the capacity of the student to follow the entire ATPL course in English. At the end of the course, the student will obtain the FCL.055 certificate by equivalence.
An applicant wishing to undertake an ATP(A) integrated course shall complete all the instructional stages in one continuous course of training as arranged by Hub'Air.
The ATP(A) integrated course should last 18 months. This period may be extended where additional flying training or ground instruction is provided by the ATO on student request.
Here, is just an idea of an overview of the complete ATP(A).
You will find a detailed schedule in each phase of the program.
Phase ATPL Ground
The ATPL theory comprises 750 hours of instruction.
All ground instruction is to be given by an approved TKI.
The normal duration of the course will be 8 months.
The course is divided in two blocks:
• 040 - Human Performance & Limitations
• 031 - Mass & Balance
• 061 - General Navigation
• 080 - Principles of Flight
• 062 - Radio Navigation
• 032 - Performance
• 010 - Air Law
• 021 - Airframes, systems and powerplant
• 050 - Meteorology
• 022 - Instrumentation
• 090 - Communications
• 070 - Operational Procedures
• 033 - Flight Planning and Monitoring
Phase 1 Flying
After 8 months of theory, you will start the flight lessons.
This phase is the pre-solo phase and includes exercises up to the first solo.
Exercises up to the first solo flight on a tailwheel aircraft including:
1. Pre-flight operations, mass and balance determination, aeroplane inspection and servicing;
2. Aerodrome and traffic pattern operations, collision avoidance and precautions;
3. Control of the aeroplane by external visual references;
4. Normal take-offs and landings;
5. Flight at critically low air speeds, recognition of recovery from incipient and full stalls, spin avoidance;
6. Unusual attitudes and simulated engine failure.
After the flight check is successfully completed, the student is released for their first few solo circuits.
Phase 2 Flying
The phase includes all the exercises up to the first solo cross-country flight.
It includes solo flight and dual cross-country flights.
Exercises up to the first solo cross-country flight comprise:
i. Maximum performance (short field and obstacle clearance) take-offs and short-field landings;
ii. Flight by reference solely to instruments, including the completion of a 180 ° turn;
iii. Dual cross-country flying using external visual references, DR and radio navigation aids, diversion procedures;
iv. Aerodrome and traffic pattern operations at different aerodromes;
v. Crosswind take-offs and landings;
vi. Abnormal and emergency procedures and manoeuvres, including simulated aeroplane equipment malfunctions;
vii. Operations to, from and transiting controlled aerodromes, compliance with ATS procedures, R/T procedures and phraseology;
viii. Knowledge of meteorological briefing arrangements, evaluation of weather conditions for flight and use of AIS.
All the training flights will be performed on single engine tailwheel aircraft.
Phase 3 Flying
This phase includes all the exercises up to the VFR navigation progress test. It is divided into 2 different courses:
• Cross-country course
• Aerobatic course
The cross-country course essentially includes a mix of dual and supervised solo cross-country.
The dual instruction and testing up to the VFR navigation progress test will comprise:
i. Repetition of exercises of phases 1 and 2;
ii. VFR flight at relatively critical high air speeds, recognition of and recovery from spiral dives;
iii. VFR navigation progress test conducted by a flight instructor not connected with the applicant’s training;
Aerobatic exercices up to the first solo aerobatic sortie. Presentation of a solo aerobatic program of few manoeuvres after 9 hours of dual, intense and precise control of the aircraft.
Spin 2 turns
Cuban 8 & Reverse
This program is under the supervision of an aerobatic instructor with world championship aerobatic contest experience.
Phase 4 Flying
This phase includes all the exercises up to the commercial multi engine instrument skill test.
The trainees will fly a simulator for the first part of the instrument course. Then, they will fly with a single engine aircraft equipped with Garmin G1000 Electronic Flight Instrument System. The end of the course will be performed on a multi engine aircraft.
This course includes :
A multi engine course (MEP)
An instrument Flying Course (IR)
A commercial licence course (CPL)
A night rating course
The night rating course includes at least 5 hours of flight time in the appropriate aircraft category at night. These 5 hours will include at least 3 hours of dual instruction, including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation with at least one dual cross-country flight of at least 50 km. Five solo take-offs and 5 solo full-stop landings are also required.
The aim of the MEP course is to give the student a sound knowledge of multi-engine operations, and to teach him the skills necessary for the safe and competent operation of a single pilot MEP aircraft under VFR operations
The aim of the IR course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to operate aeroplanes under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and in Instrument Meteorological Condition (IMC).
Exercises up to the instrument rating skill test comprise:
i. Pre-flight procedures for IFR flights, including the use of the flight manual and appropriate ATS documents in the preparation of an IFR flight plan;
ii. Procedures and manoeuvres for IFR operation under normal, abnormal and emergency conditions covering at least: A. A transition from visual to instrument flight on take-off;
B. SIDs and arrivals;
C. En-route IFR procedures;
D. Holding procedures;
E. Instrument approaches to specified minima;
F. Missed approach procedures;
G. Landings from instrument approaches, including circling. iii. In-flight manoeuvres and specific flight characteristics;
iv. Operation of a ME aeroplane during the exercises set out in point (ii) above, including operation of the aeroplane solely by reference to instruments with one engine simulated as being inoperative, and engine shutdown and restart.
The end of the phase 4, the student will take CPL - MEP and IR ME Skill Tests.
Phase 5 Flying
The objectives of MCC-APS training are to develop the technical and non-technical components of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to operate a multi-crew aircraft.
The main difference with a standard MCC course is that you will do it on a type specific aircraft (ie. Boeing B737 or Airbus A320) for twice the amount of hours (40h). The APS is much more specific on type and airline oriented which will give the student a better chance to succeed an airline interview or start a specific type rating.
The aim of the course is to become proficient in multi-crew co-operation (MCC) in order to operate safely multi-pilot multi-engine aeroplanes under IFR and, for that purpose, to ensure that:
• The pilot-in-command fulfils their managing and decision-making functions irrespective whether they are Pilot Flying (PF) or Pilot Monitoring (PM).
• The tasks of PF and PM are clearly specified and distributed in such a manner that the PF can direct their full attention to the handling and control of the aircraft.
• Co-operation is effected in an orderly manner appropriate to the normal, abnormal or emergency situations encountered. • Mutual supervision, information and support are ensured at all times.
An extra course will teach you how to succeed an interview, all the tips based on the huge experience of Hub'Air staff who work at management level of several airlines.