The following route plan provides a detailed example of the training footprint for the British Airways MPL.
Theoretical knowledge training – Classroom and computer-based.
Approximately 26 weeks
Those selected to join the MPL option will transfer to this route immediately following the completion of Theoretical knowledge training.
Aircraft flight training – Single-engine piston aircraft
This is the flight training element of the core phase of the MPL syllabus that sets the MPL apart from a traditional flight training program. Flying the EFIS C172, the latest-generation Diamond and aerobatic aircraft, you'll learn the fundamentals of visual flying, basic instrument flying, night flying, and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
Approximately 22 weeks
Multi-pilot flight training – A320 Jet simulator
Experiencing a multi-pilot environment for the first time, we introduce you to the A320 and jet operations for your instrument flight training using British Airways's SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). An Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course covers Threat and Error Management training (TEM). The basic phase concludes with Line Orientated Flight Training (LOFT) and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
Approximately 11 weeks
Aircraft type-specific training – A320 Jet simulator
Type-technical ground school utilizes advanced CBT and Virtual Flight Deck (VFD) technology; we develop your advanced handling skills on our motion A320 simulators utilizing a more complete version of British Airways's SOPs. LOFT covers more complex scenarios, Threat and Error Management training (TEM) is further developed; you will complete the intermediate phase with Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
Approximately 7 weeks
Aircraft type-specific training – A320 simulator and A320 aircraft – with L3 Airline Academy and British Airways
The Advanced phase in MPL is similar to Type Rating training. British Airways's full airline SOPs are incorporated, and you will learn to handle more complex system failures and emergencies in readiness for your License Skills Test (LST).
Approximately 4 weeks
British Airways training – line flying
Line Orientated Experience (LOE) and Line Check. You will also complete Safety, Emergency and Procedures training.
Approximately 10 weeks
Theoretical Knowledge training; Classroom and computer-based
Approximately 26 weeks
Foundation flight training; Single-engine piston aircraft
Approximately 24 weeks
Commercial and Instrument flight training;
Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
Single- and multi-engine aircraft and simulator
Approximately 18 weeks
If you only complete legs 1 to 4, you may secure employment as a professional pilot on smaller aircraft that only require a single pilot.
Multi-pilot flight training
Our world-renowned Airline Qualification Course (AQC) incorporating Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate, advanced handling skills and an Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course
Approximately 3 weeks
Aircraft type-specific training:
Simulator and aircraft training with L3 Airline Academy
Approximately 8 weeks
Upon joining British Airways, you will continue with further 'Line' training (carrying passengers), which will conclude with a 'final line-check' by your airline training Captain.
Line Orientated Experience (LOE) and Line Check with British Airways.
You will also complete Safety, Emergency and Procedures training
Approximately 8 months