Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy School
  • Qualifications Needed For Pilot Training


    Qualifications Needed For Pilot Trainings School

  • Program

    1 Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument and Multi Engine Rating 18-20 months.

    2. Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) 18-20 months. 

    3. Aviation Physiology and CRM initial 24hrs. 

    4. Aviation Physiology and CRM Refresher 16hrs.

    5. VFR and IFR Communication 70hrs. 

  • Pilot Training School

    The Pilot Training School is commissioned in 1964. The development of this training facility has made Ethiopian Airlines self-sufficient in meeting its requirements for pilots. This is accomplished through the engagement of highly qualified and experienced Ethiopian Airlines training staff. Over the last 50 years, the Pilot training school has trained pilots for over 52 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

    The Pilot Training School currently offers accredited training programs for Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-engine Rating (CPL/IR/ME) and Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL).

    The Pilot Training School offers a comprehensive and internationally acclaimed Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multiengine Rating for over half a century. The school has highly experienced instructors for both flight and ground trainings. In addition, Ethiopian airlines have equipped itself with all the necessary facilities: simulators, aircrafts (glass cockpit DA 40NG and Cesena 172) and well equipped ground classrooms and computer based training rooms. The syllabus is developed based on Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority Regulations and ICAO requirements for Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), CPL and IR/ME Requirements. Moreover, due consideration is given to fulfil EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge requirements. Hence, The EASA and JAA-FCL detailed theoretical knowledge training syllabus is benchmarked for completeness and determination of scope and level of details.

    Ethiopian airlines pilot training follows a well-organized and logically sequenced integrated syllabus for the ground and flight training. The theoretical Knowledge Courses comprise a total time of 920 class hours, including 80 hours for general English and 120 hours for Aviation English course. Our CPL training also trains and offers regulatory body requirements, such as the ICAO English Language Proficiency requirements that necessitate the provision of structured Aviation English Training in the Pilot Training School.

    It also provides rating services for ICAO Level 4 English Requirements for Pilots.

     Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL)

    MPL training at Ethiopian Aviation Academy aims to replace the traditional application of box-ticking, hours based prescriptive syllabi with competency-based training. Our training program guides students seamlessly from ab-initio training to airliner type rating, using simulation designed for multi-crew training. We also address the increased rates of loss of control in airline operations through Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). In addition, we train our trainees to combat the continuing dominance of multi-crew human factors in accidents through Threat and Error Management (TEM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM)

    We provide MPL training for an airline based on its own operating procedures. The graduates can perform as a co-pilot on any multi-engine multi-crew airliner without the need to go through extensive light aircraft experience, as the students are specially trained for the specific aircraft until they prove to be competent in all possible operational scenarios.

    EAA is the only academy in Africa that runs the MPL program.