Airline Transport Pilot Licence | ATPL | Get Your Certicication at Blue Chip
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Elevate your aviation career to the next level with the highest level of aircraft pilot certification.

Elevate your aviation career to the next level with the highest level of aircraft pilot certification.

If you have always known that a career in airlines is for you, then look no further than the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). For those who consider a career in airlines their lifelong goal, the ATPL is the ultimate destination.

The ATPL – and aviation in general – requires time, patience, and a love for everything aviation. After all, you will potentially be flying Boeings, Airbuses, or similar commercial planes, so choose Blue Chip, because our pilots become captains.

This is the license required to enter the airline world of aviation and to operate as a pilot in command on large multi-crew aircraft. It is the highest obtainable license in the aviation industry.


Practical Requirements

Theoretical Requirements

Minimum age of 21 years

Class 1 medical certificate

General Radio Licence

Valid Commercial Pilot Licence

Minimum of 1500 hours of flight time of which:

  • 500 hours must be PICUS; or
  • 250 hours must be as PIC, of which up to 150 hours may be PICUS; and
  • 200 hours must be cross-country flight time, of which 100 hours may be as co-pilot or PICUS;
  • 75 hours must be instrument time, of which not more than 30 hours may be acquired in an FSTD approved for the purpose; and
  • 100 hours shall be night flight time as PIC or as co-pilot.


Radio Aids


Navigational General

Air Law and Procedures

Flight Planning

Aircraft Technical and General

You may, however, write the ATPL subjects before accumulating the 1500 hour and qualifying for a “Frozen ATPL” until you meet the hour requirements. A frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence is a Commercial Pilot Licence with the ATPL subjects passed.


The ATPL test must be completed in a multi-engine aircraft in an actual or simulated multi-crew and instrument flight rules (IFR) scenario, conducted by a designated flight examiner.