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A320 Type Rating

A320 Type Rating

A320 Type Rating

A320 Type Rating

Comprehensive Airline-Based Program Preparing Pilots for the Airbus A320


We have one goal in mind: deliver a flight-line ready pilot to the airlines. This is done without compromising quality, cutting corners, or simply checking boxes. The L3 Commercial Training Solutions A320 Type Rating program was designed by a skilled team of airline training experts. Our course encompasses all aspects of Multi Crew Coordination (MCC) and Jet Orientation Training (JOT) and culminates in students becoming fully proficient, PIC type-rated pilots on an A320 aircraft.


Our unique combination of innovative and interactive courseware, flight training device technology, and instruction of the highest caliber makes us uniquely qualified to conduct flight training in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

A320 Type Rating Program

14 CFR, Part 142 Approved Training Center (FAA)


Distance Learning

• Aircraft Systems
• General Operational Subjects
• Distance Learning Review & Validation*


*Administered upon arrival prior to start of 'on-site' training.


Procedures Training

• Systems & Procedures Integration
• Procedures-based Flight Instruction


Flight Training

• Advanced Maneuvers Training
• Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT)
• Oral Exam
• Practical Flight Test (Checkride)



About the Training Technology

Aircraft Systems & General Operational Subjects Courseware

For knowledge preparation in advance of on-site training, each student receives a USB drive containing in-house-developed Aircraft Systems and General Operational Subjects courseware (PC-based). L3 Commercial Training Solutions' unique courseware provides relevant and structured learning materials with self-paced instruction, demonstrations, self-assessment, practice scenarios, and remediation. Course progress is recorded through our Learning Management System (LMS).


Built using our own high-fidelity simulation, the graphically rich and engaging course content matches the configuration of the Virtual Flight Deck, Virtual Procedure Trainer, and Full Flight Simulator – delivering a common platform for better preparation and training.


Virtual Flight Deck (VFD)

In addition to the courseware, the USB drive contains our unique Virtual Flight Deck (VFD) technology (PC-based). The VFD is a high-fidelity simulation of the aircraft systems with a fully interactive flight deck. This tool provides real-time interaction with every system in a free-play training environment.

Master systems by observing synoptic pages and active system schematics. Practice phase-of-flight procedures as well as non-normal and emergency scenarios.


Virtual Procedure Trainer (VPT)

The Virtual Procedure Trainer (VPT) is used for instructor-led Systems and Procedures Integration Training and Procedures-based Flight Instruction. The L3 VPT provides students with a graphical representation of the flight deck including simulation of aircraft systems. The device is used as a ground and flight procedures trainer under normal and non-normal conditions.


Training with the Virtual Procedure Trainer is effective when used for familiarization, systems, and procedures training prior to full flight simulator sessions. The extensive use of instructor-led time in the VPT is one of the major elements that contributes to the success of each student.


Full Flight Simulator (FFS)

The flight training portion of the curriculum includes Advanced Maneuvers Training and Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) accomplished in the Full Flight Simulator.

The Airbus A320 Level D Full Flight Simulator is located at the JetBlue training facility (JetBlue University), adjacent to the Orlando International Airport (Florida).

Key Benefits of the Program

Airline-Based Training
Our program incorporates 25 years worth of A320 type rating training experience. All courses are modeled after training programs that airlines utilize for their own pilots.


Multiple Course Offerings
Multiple course configurations ensure training is based upon a student's individual qualifications and prior flight experience.

Advanced Technology
The latest training technology is used to provide each individual student with relevant courseware and interactive high-fidelity simulation right at their fingertips. L3's courseware, Virtual Flight Deck, and Virtual Procedure Trainer all form a common platform used by airline customers worldwide.

Practice & Preparation
We believe that our extensive use of instructor-led time in the VPT is one of the major elements that separates us from our competitors and contributes to the success of our students. Further, students are given opportunities to access the VPT (when available) for additional practice and preparation as needed.

Airline-quality Instruction
Our instructors are invested in the success of each student. Every instructor is type-rated in the A320 and has been (or is currently) employed with an airline as a line pilot, instructor pilot, or both.

Personalized Customer Support
We strive to provide the highest possible level of customer service and support – from the first point of contact to a successful checkride completion.

Training Manuals
Every student is provided a copy of our exclusive and proprietary Training Manual (TM). This is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual, which covers all phase-of-flight operational considerations including expanded procedures and techniques. In addition, actual Airbus Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOMs) are provided to each student.

Proven Record of Success
We take great pride in both the success of our program and the reputation we have earned from airlines, other training organizations, the FAA, and from our students.



Getting Started – Enrollment Requirements

1. Pilot Certificate
U.S. FAA CPL/IR/MEL certificate or foreign-issued ATP certificate or meet requirements for original issuance of U.S. FAA ATP certificate


2. Total Flight Time
Varies based on student qualifications and course configuration


3. Flight Time Recency
25 hours within previous 12 months


4. Total Hours in Multi-Crew Aircraft
Varies based on student qualification and course configuration


5. Currency
Instrument currency per 14 CFR Part 61.57 (c)(1)


6. Skill Requirements
Flight skills commensurate with ATP Practical Test Standards


For more information please email airlinetraining.cts@L3T.com


Need More Information?

For more information about ETHOS™, call +1-952-358-7612.