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IATPL | Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License

do you dream of becoming a professional pilot?

The Integrated Airline Transport Pilot (IATPL) Program is designed for students with no or limited previous experience. The program takes about 24 months to complete. It is a highly structured and comprehensive program that focuses on your goal of becoming a First Officer with an airline such as Icelandair, SAS, Norwegian, Emirates, Ryanair etc. In recent years around 90% of our students from this program finds a job within the first year of graduation.

 Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students must be at least 18 years old at the time courses start
  • A secondary school education is required along with a proficiency in English, Math and Physics.
  • Foreign nationals from a country outside of the EEA (EU) and/or EFTA, who plan to stay in Iceland for more than three (3) months, must have a valid residence permit. Find more information about residence permits and student visa.
  • Students are required to have a Class 1 medical certificate, general medical fitness, good eyesight and hearing.
  • As a student pilot, you need to present proof of no criminal record and will be subject to a background check by the Icelandic police authority in order to gain access permits to airports.

Ground Training

The theoretical courses take place at the headquarters of Keilir at Ásbrú. There you can find first-class teaching facilities, a diverse college life and cafeteria. In the classroom, students study together under the guidance of experienced teachers in a stimulating environment. The location of Keilir also provides numerous opportunities for field trips and visits to businesses that operate in the immediate surroundings of an international airport. Throughout the course, many seminars are held – lead by guest lecturers from various sectors of the aviation industry.

We aim to be at the forefront of teaching and utilize the latest learning technologies, including market-leading computer based training developed by CAE Oxford Aviation Academy.

You start with a basic course aimed at giving the required knowledge for the first phases of flight training. After the basic course, you will attend the ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) theoretical course comprising 14 different subjects. We operate from our two training locations in Keflavik and Reykjavik.

 Flight Training

The flight training is divided into five different phases, each with different content but with the same goal — providing you with the fundamentals required in commercial aviation.

The program consists of 198 flight hours flown on Diamond DA20, DA40 and DA42 NG aircraft, as well as Tecnam P2002-JF and synthetic flight training devices. We operate from various airfields in Iceland with our main hubs at Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

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