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.

Course Material
Simulator Training
Training Staff
Base Training
Ground Course in a whole
  • 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

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

10 days


Cockpit System Simulator with FTD

  • ECAM trainer
  • FMGS trainer
  • Cockpit trainer
  • Normal and abnormal operations
  • Task sharing

12 hours

Full Flight Simulator (FFS)


10 sessions / 40 hours

Skill Test


1 session / 5 hours

A320 Base Training

6 Touch and 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*

*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.

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

*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.


Graduates About Us

Abdelrahman Mowafi|First Officer
Abdelrahman Mowafi
First Officer

My dream was to become an airline pilot, after careful research I chose BAA Training as a well-trusted pilot school with a great history in training professional pilots, with professional and friendly instructors, a well-structured training program equipped with all the necessary material for a professional pilot training.

With many partner airlines of BAA Training, I have chosen SmartLynx airlines to launch my professional airline career, as SmartLynx is one of Europe’s leading ACMI.

Having an amazing opportunity to work with SmartLynx means that I will have a chance to experience many bases on behalf of different airlines.

In SmartLynx we work in harmony, flight crew together with cabin crew in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere.

I’m grateful to be part of this great airline, and the opportunity to make my dream come true.

SmartLynx Airlines Cadet Programme at BAA Flight School

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.

  • 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.

ACMI Long-term Partners

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