“I just want to thank all of you for the A320 Type Rating. I had a great time at FSC and I am really satisfied with the level I gained here in Amsterdam. Once again, thank you and wish you all the best.”

  • Sebastien Schwab – Air France
Type Rating course
Type Rating training is one of FSC’s key products and is performed to the highest standards.
Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to train cockpit crews to acquire the level of knowledge and operational skills to successfully pass a Part-FCL MPA skill test.

Successful completion of the syllabus herein ensures compliance with Part-FCL and will normally lead to passing the licencing skill test. The training exercises have been determined with reference to the learning objectives and the requirements mentioned in subpart H.

Instrument approaches will be exercised down to CAT I limits. For approaches and landings down to the certified visibility limits a low visibility training module is available as an option.

Zero Flight Time Training (ZFTT) is also an option for this course provided all regulatory requirements are met.


Before entering the course, all EASA trainees requiring this type rating in their licence issued by an EASA member state, should meet the EASA prerequisites.

Ground Training
The Ground Training part consists of the following course elements:
  • Aeroplane systems knowledge
    This course element is covered through computer based training, supported by a qualified ground instructor. The theoretical knowledge instruction gives the student:
    - thorough knowledge of the aeroplane structure, power plant and systems, and their associated limitations,
    - aeroplane performance;
    - knowledge of the positioning and operation of the cockpit controls and indicators for the aircraft and its systems;
    - an understanding of system malfunctions, their effect on aeroplane operations and interaction with other systems and;
    - the understanding of normal, abnormal and emergency procedures.
    A cockpit mock-up is available for familiarisation with the cockpit lay-out and the locations of the controls and indicators.
  • Performance, Flight Planning and Monitoring, Weight and Balance.
    Performance is covered during the ground training period, the purpose of this element is to familiarise the candidates with the methods to calculate performance data for this aeroplane type.
  • Cockpit Familiarisation Session
    As a bridge between the theoretical systems knowledge phase and the practical training phase of the course, a session is spent to become familiar with the cockpit lay-out and areas of responsibility.
Integration training (INT)
  • Integration training (INT)
    In this phase Trainees are familiarized with the aeroplane cockpit including all controls and indicators. Training is focussed on panel scan flows, crew co-ordination, use of the normal checklist, use of FMGS and autoflight systems, QRH, failure handling and emergency operations.
Flight Training (FLT)
  • Flight Training (FLT)
    Flight training covers training of all skills, procedures and manoeuvres to be completed in preparation of a successful skill test. Critical exercises will re-appear in the syllabus to assure skill test standard.
Low Visibility Procedures Training (optional)
  • Low Visibility Procedures Training (optional)
    As a standard our training programs are exercised down to CAT I limits. FSC offers the option to extend the program with a Low Visibility Training which will extend your experience to CAT II or CAT III limits. The low visibility operations module consists of a theory program explaining the principles of low visibility operations and a 4-hour practical training on a full flight simulator.
  • Theoretical Knowledge Examination
    The theoretical knowledge examination is a supervised, closed book written test containing at least 100 multiple choice questions, covering all main subjects. The pass mark is 75% in each of the main subjects
  • Licensing Skill Test
    Upon course completion the Head of Training will certify that all training has been carried out before an applicant undertakes a skill test for the type rating to be included in the pilot’s licence.
    FSC will assist you with the application process and all documentation to apply for the rating with the specific authorities.
Aeroplane (Base) Training (Optional)
  • Aeroplane (Base) Training (Optional)
    After successful completion of the LST aeroplane (base) training can be conducted optionally upon request of the customer. This part of the training will finish the type rating training enabling the student, after successful completion, to apply for the type rating endorsement in the licence.
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