Airline Pilot total time
Applicants for an airline transport pilot license - ATPL(A) shall have completed a minimum of 1 500 hours of flight time. Of the 1500 hours of flight time, up to 100 hours of flight time may have been completed in an FFS and FNPT. Of these 100 hours, only a maximum of 25 hours may be completed in an FNPT.
Additional flight time requirements
Applicants for an airline transport pilot license - ATPL(A) shall have completed a minimum of 1 500 hours of flight time in aeroplanes, including at least:
- 500 hours in multi-pilot operations on aeroplanes (MPA - e.g. Boeing B737, Bombardier CRJ or MPO in single-pilot aeroplanes such as Cessna C525 Citation);
- 500 hours as PIC under supervision; or
- 250 hours as PIC; or
- 250 hours, including at least 70 hours as PIC, and the remaining as PIC under supervision;
- 200 hours of cross-country flight time of which at least 100 hours shall be as PIC or as PIC under supervision;
- 75 hours of instrument time of which not more than 30 hours may be instrument ground time; and
- 100 hours of night flight as PIC or co-pilot.
Crediting of ATPL flight time
Holders of a pilot licence for other categories of aircraft shall be credited with flight time up to a maximum of:
- for TMG or sailplanes, 30 hours flown as PIC;
- for helicopters, 50 % of all the flight time requirements of paragraph (b).
Holders of a flight engineer licence issued in accordance with applicable national rules shall be credited with 50 % of the flight engineer time up to a maximum credit of 250 hours. These 250 hours may be credited against the 1 500 hours requirement of paragraph FCL.510.A(b), and the 500 hours requirement of paragraph FCL.510.a(b)(1), provided that the total credit given against any of these paragraphs does not exceed 250 hours.
The experience required in FCL.510.a(b) shall be completed before the skill test for the ATPL(A) is taken.