Our two different ATPL(A) Training Courses


are aimed at anyone who has no flying experience and wants to become a commercial or airline pilot.

At the end of the training course you will be the proud owner of an EASA* Commercial Pilot Licence CPL(A) with the endorsed

  • Multi-engine aeroplane Class Rating MEP(Land),
  • Instrument rating IR(A), as well as the
  • Theory for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence ATPL(A).

* EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) member states are all EU Member States and additionally Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland

With this licence, you can apply directly for a job as a first officer at a business aeroplane operator or an airline.

This STANDARD ATPL(A) TRAINING COURSE offers you the following advantages:

  • This course is possible alongside work or university studies
  • The timing of the training is adapted to your personal needs and circumstances.
  • The financial burden is spread over the longer training period.

Our ATPL(A) Training Course, consisting of individual training modules that run consecutively and partly in parallel, features the following.

  • The use of Airline standard operating procedures from the first flying lesson
  • Remote completion of web-based training
  • Flight training in clean, modern, highly specified operational aeroplane, with glass cockpit and airline style avionics
  • Experienced flight instructors who work full-time in aviation
  • Exploit the long airport operating hours and stable weather at Graz Airport (IATA GRZ, ICAO LOWG) for 365 days a year
  • Easily access your personal training records if your circumstances change and you need to change flight school.

We teach and use an adapted form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as used in commercial and airline aviation, from your very first flying lesson. SOPs are cockpit procedures laid down by airlines to support pilots in the safe and uniform operation of commercial aircraft.

Absolute Pilots graduates are well prepared for their first job in commercial and airline operations through the routine use of SOPs.

After successful completion our team of professional EASA flight instructors will help you navigate through the recruitment process and successfully land your first airline pilot job.

The objective is to train an applicant to the level of proficiency necessary for the issue of a CPL(A) with following endorsements respectively privileges which are the requirements for applying to a business jet operator or airline:

  • Class Rating SEP(Land)/IR
  • Class Rating MEP(Land)/IR
  • ATPL(A)Theory

The privileges of the holder of a CPL(A) are, within the appropriate aeroplane category, to

  • act as Pilot in Command (PIC) or Co-pilot (COPI) of any aeroplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transport
  • act as PIC in commercial air transport of any single-pilot aeroplane subject to the restrictions specified in EASA regulations
  • act as COPI in commercial air transport in a multi-pilot operation subject to the restrictions specified in EASA regulations

Before commencing the course:

There are no requirements that need to be met before you can begin your training. But before we can allow you to take your first solo flight in the basic module Private Pilot Licence PPL(A), you must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have a current EASA Medical Certificate class 2 or higher

Remark: We recommend that you have an EASA Medical Certificate class 1 from the beginning, as you will need this at the end of the entire Streamlined ATPL(A) Training Course before you apply for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence CPL(A).

Before you can make an application for PPL(A) licence:

  •  you must be at least 17 years of age.

Before application for CPL(A):

  • at least 18 years of age
  • EASA Medical Certificate class 1
  • 200 hours flight time, thereof at least 100 h Pilot in Command PIC

The structure consists of Single Training Modules that run in a row and partly in parallel.


For the detailed structures of the individual modules, see Single Training Modules.