Commercial Pilot License


Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

The CPL, or “Commercial Pilot License”, is a flight license that allows the holder to offer flight services for a fee. In contrast to the ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License), the CPL is a “smaller” license and entitles the holder to work as a pilot in command in commercial air traffic (usually up to 5.7t) or as a second pilot on aircraft of the type registered on the pilot’s license.

The required 250 hours of theoretical training, divided into 13 subjects at EASA CPL level, are carried out by means of web-based training (WBT) in cooperation with our training partner.

After passing the theory test at the Federal Aviation Office or Austro Control, the following requirements must be met before starting the practical CPL(A) training:

  • Valid PPL(A) license according to ICAO standard
  • Valid class or type rating for single or multi-engine aircraft
  • Night flight authorization (NFQ)
  • A minimum of 150 hours of flying experience at the start of training

The practical training comprises 25 flying hours. If you already hold an instrument rating, the practical CPL(A) is reduced to 15 hours of flight training.

We will be happy to advise and support you individually on your way into the cockpit.