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
20 active and experienced pilots as instructors in our Training Centre
17 000 average flight hours of the instructors
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.APPLY
- Computer Based Training (CBT) with instructor
- System review
- Weight and Balance
With more than forty years of multinational experience Sofia Flight Training provides the highest quality of service, in accordance with the latest European Regulations.
Cockpit System Simulator with FTD
- ECAM trainer
- FMGS trainer
- Cockpit trainer
- Normal and abnormal operations
- Task sharing
Full Flight Simulator (FFS)
A320 Base Training
6 Touch an Go + 1 Full stop
Older than 18 years
ATPL(A) or CPL(A) and theoretical knowledge equal to requirements for the issue of ATPL(A)
Valid multi-engine Instrumental Rating (A)
ICAO level 4 knowledge of English language*
70 hours as pilot-in-command of airplanes
Class 1 medical certificate
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
Graduates About Us
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.
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.