A320 Prerequisites

Airbus entry level requirements for the type rating course are the absolute minimum. If pilots do not meet these prerequisites, the additional training may be required as optional. For those applicants who do not meet requirements, it is suggested that you do the extended course.

Captain Prerequisites: 

1.         Current and valid ATPL

2.         Previous command experience (or approved PICUS course passed)

3.         Fluent in English

4.         Flight Time

5.         1500 hours total flight time

6.         1000 hours medium jet

200 hour as airline pilot


First Officer Prerequisites:

1.         Current  and  valid  ATPL  /  frozen  ATLP

2.         Fluent in English

3.         Flight Time

4.         500 hours total flight time

5.         300 hours medium jet

6.         200 hour as airline pilot

Although this is the minimum requirements for the standard Airbus A320 course we strongly recommend an interview to assess individual experience. A very good understanding of medium, instrument jet experience is recommended.

What we do

The Airbus A320 family of jet airliners consists of five aircraft: the A318, A319, A320, A321 jet airliners and ACJ business jet. Only one type rating is required to fly these Airbus aircraft, as they have similar flight decks. To earn a type rating for these Airbus aircraft requires the completion of a technical course that lasts anywhere from 8 to 12 days depending on your pace. At Springbok A320 Training Centre we strive to make this an experience that will advance your expertise and serve as valuable information throughout your airline pilot career.