The MPL is a new initiative from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which was adopted by the Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) and the European Aviation safety Authority (EASA). The course was introduced after comments from the world’s airlines that the traditional training path through CPL/IR to an airline could be improved utilising modern technologies and training methodologies.
The MPL syllabus incorporates a large amount of simulator flying; specifically structured to develop the skills required of an airline pilot, in particular multi crew operations and threat and error management. This is in contrast to the CPL/IR syllabus, which is single pilot focussed and not specifically aimed at training as a pilot for the role of first officer in a modern generation jet airliner. The ground-training component of MPL is exactly the same as for a CPL/IR course.
The FTEJerez MPL syllabus has been approved by the UK CAA, whose first ever MPL course was successfully competed in Jerez, and by the Spanish AESA. Although the syllabus includes some single engine and multi engine aircraft flying, the majority of the training will be conducted in FTEJerez’s Mechtronix FFT-X Boeing 737NG Flight Simulation Training Device. This high level device will simulate airline operations, procedures and techniques.
In addition the syllabus also includes upset training, or extreme unusual attitude recovery training, conducted in a Slingsby Firefly aircraft. MPL is the future of airline pilot training and it is worth noting that restrictions initially placed on the licence are removed at the end of line training with the Airline.
Currently, FTEJerez offers the MPL course in collaboration with airlines. If you wish to join our MPL course, you will have to successfully complete our airline partner’s selection process and if selected, you will benefit from the airline’s sponsorship.
These schemes are announced on the airline and the FTEJerez web.
Provisional Courses Start Dates
No current courses available.