TRAINING CENTRE

Type Rating for Airbus A320 at SMARTLYNX TRAINING CENTRE An opportunity to develop your career in one of the bestselling and most common aircraft in the world.

About Training Centre

About Training Centre

20 active and experienced pilots as instructors in our Training Centre

About Training Centre

17 000 average flight hours of the instructors

About Training Centre

60-70 new students each year from all over the world

About Training Centre

SmartLynx Training Centre is one of the most recognized approved training organization (ATO) in the Baltic States, that offers airline pilot training by providing type rating courses for Airbus A320 series. It is a well-known training centre, acknowledged by aviation professionals worldwide.

SmartLynx Training Centre offers the most comprehensive, applied ground training available today.

SmartLynx Training Centre welcomes 60-70 students each year from all over the world. Majority of graduates find a job at SmartLynx Airlines and build a successful pilot carrier.

The Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train pilots with different background and previous experience to safely operate A320 family aircraft.

After successful completion of the A320 type rating course and skill test, pilots are A320 family type rated. The course is performed on a basic version of an A320 aircraft which covers the A320 family (A318 / A319 / A320 / A321). This allows pilots to get a single Type Rating to fly all the versions of the same aircraft series if they performed the relevant familiarization course.

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Course Material
80%
Classroom
100%
Simulator Training
100%
Training Staff
100%
Base Training
100%
Ground Course in a whole
80%
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  • Systematic approach to instruction

    We provide defined instruction system to achieve training objectives, determined by a task analysis.

    Methods and means necessary to implement the instruction system were selected for their qualities and adaptability to the objectives.

  • Learning by doing

    We consider practical exercises in each training phase to be highly significant. Practical training is provided as soon as possible to ensure retention of theoretical knowledge and crew members training on their respective tasks in the cockpit environment.


  • Training to proficiency

    At the end of the training program, each crew member will be capable of carrying out his tasks safely and efficiently, in accordance with the training objectives.

  • Implementation of new methods according to regulations

    Methods used are following latest trends in aviation training and implementing rules, as well as regulations required by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. The Crew Resource Management is integrated into technical training through CRM topics studied during the course.

Course Content

Ground Course

Include:
  • Computer Based Training (CBT) with instructor
  • System review
  • Procedures
  • Performance
  • Weight and Balance
  • Tests
Duration:

10 days

Location

Cockpit System Simulator with FTD

Includes:
  • ECAM trainer
  • FMGS trainer
  • Cockpit trainer
  • Normal and abnormal operations
  • Task sharing
Duration:

12 hours

Full Flight Simulator (FFS)

Briefing/Debriefing
Duration

10 sessions / 40 hours

Skill Test

FFS
Duration

1 session / 5 hours

A320 Base Training

6 Touch an Go + 1 Full stop
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Pre-requirements

Pre-requirements

Older than 18 years

Pre-requirements

ATPL(A) or CPL(A) and theoretical knowledge equal to requirements for the issue of ATPL(A)

Pre-requirements

Valid multi-engine Instrumental Rating (A)

Pre-requirements

ICAO level 4 knowledge of English language*

*The English language level has to be in pilot license or additional certificate of English proficiency level issued by authority where pilot passed the examination or by authority issued pilot license.
Pre-requirements

70 hours as pilot-in-command of airplanes

Pre-requirements

Class 1 medical certificate

Pre-requirements

Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of MCC course if applying for the issue of the first type rating for the multi-pilot airplane type

*The English language level has to be in pilot license or additional certificate of English proficiency level issued by authority where pilot passed the examination or by authority issued pilot license.

Upcoming Dates

20 January Group 1
10 February Group 2
12 March Group 3

Select the most suitable date to start your training or contact us if these dates are not convenient for you. Click here for answers to all the FAQ's.


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Graduates About Us

Milan Krsmanovic|First Officer
Milan Krsmanovic
First Officer

Following a suggestion of a friend, I applied for SmartLynx Type Rating Course in November 2017.During the Course and later on during the Line Training, I came across great instructors who were very skilled and supportive. I got the impression that every Trainee is valued and treated with attention and care. Even after their working hours, they were available and eager to help us reach our goal. Training itself is very demanding, both mentally and physically where stability is extremely important. Thanks to great instructors and Captains, this was all achieved due to their friendly approach and relaxed atmosphere in the flight deck.

I personally see SmartLynx as a great opportunity for professional advancement. It’s vibrant, challenging and offers many options to upgrade your skills. I changed several bases and flew dozens of airports already during the first year of flying. Met all sorts of people, professional, skilled and dedicated, all aiming to make SmartLynx better environment for all of us.

I feel happy and fulfilled, I am eager to grow with SmartLynx as a pilot and as a person. The learning process is hard, it’s still the beginning and I am grateful for all the knowledge and experiences

I see this opportunity that I got as the beginning of a great journey.

Miljan Curcic|First Officer
Miljan Curcic
First Officer

Two years ago after I finished my flight academy in Serbia, I immediately started looking for an opportunity to work in a renowned airline company. I never imagined that in such a short time someone would recognize my efforts and give me a chance to prove myself.

Smartlynx Airlines did it, and by doing so gave me a lifetime opportunity. In the beginning, I was both scared and excited to acquire new knowledge at the Smartlynx ATO. However, during the whole training, type rating instructors and ground instructors were super supportive and highly motivated to transfer all their knowledge and skills to us, their fellow students.

All the personnel from the training department was extremely helpful and professional when it comes to every aspect of the training process. Therefore, I was prepared for what was coming next.

The beginning of my Smartlynx journey was both exciting and challenging for me since I started flying at one of the busiest airspaces in the world, in London. However, working in an environment and a crew such as Smartlynx is, has never been difficult for me. From my first day at work. everyone was supportive and ready to offer me help whenever I needed it. I flew to a number of various destinations during the summer season. During that period, I was lucky enough to be a part of a team which was able to accept all challenges and successfully resolve any possible obstacles. Now, one year later I can say with absolute certainty that my decision to be an ATO student and later member of Smartlynx flight crew, was the best decision I could have ever made.

To all future pilots, I highly recommend Smartlynx ATO programme and I promise them that it would be the best option for them to develop their careers.

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  • Expertise

    Each of the instructors is handpicked for his dedication, passion, knowledge and flight experience.

  • Facilities

    Learn in an environment with the most modern and up to date computer training aids, procedural simulators and full flight simulators

  • Design of our program

    Each procedure of full flight simulator session is targeting different aspect of flying an Airbus

  • Human interaction above all

    Despite our enthusiastic use of modern technologies, we strongly believe in human interaction – there is always a dedicated instructor ready to help during our computer-based training

  • Core philosophy

    Equip graduates with the aviation and commercial knowledge needed for today's professional environment. Their achievements are our best recommendation.

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