Airbus A320 Type Rating Cadet Program with Heston Airliness

Airbus A320
Type Rating
Cadet Program
with
Heston Airlines

This cadet program is designed for pilots who aim to secure an employment offer at Heston Airlines even before commencing their A320 Type Rating at BAA Training.

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Program is closed
for enrolment

Leader in the
market

Fly-by-wire
aircraft

WHY CHOOSE
A320 Type Rating?

Type Rating certification is an essential credential a pilot should acquire if they want a career as an airline pilot. Investing in the A320 Type Rating proves advantageous for the following reasons.

Leader in the market

As of February 2024, a total of 18,460 A320 family aircraft had been ordered and 11,328 delivered, of which 10,630 aircraft were in service with more than 350 operators.

Fly-by-wire aircraft

The A320 family’s cockpit shares commonalities with other Airbus aircraft. A single Type Rating enables pilots to fly the A319, A320, and A321 thanks to their identical cockpits and operating procedures. They can also easily transition to Airbus’s widebody fly-by-wire aircraft with Cross Crew Qualification, opening up opportunities for versatility and providing airlines with greater flexibility in deploying flight crews.

European airline specializing in full charter flights and ACMI wet/damp leases worldwide

A part of the Heston Aviation Group, a consolidated group of companies focusing on aviation asset leasing, trading, maintenance, repair, and overhaul

Operates a modern and versatile fleet, comprising both A320 and A330 aircraft

Offers career development opportunities (such as upgrades to CPT, LTC, TRI/TRE positions, and office roles)

Why Choose
HESTON AIRLINES

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ONLY 4 STEPS
to get you ready as a First Officer at
Heston Airlines!

step 1

Assessment with
Heston Airlines

1 day

step 2

A320 Type Rating
theory and FFS training

5 weeks

step 3

Base
training

1 day

step 4

Knowledge
test

1 day

Time to Shine

You're a First Officer
at Heston Airlines!

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AIRBUS A320
TYPE RATING

program structure

The course consists of Airbus A320 Type Rating (theory and full flight simulator training), followed by Base Training and an optional job interview preparation course.

TOTAL DURATION:

171

hours

35

days

THEORY

DAYS

21

The ground school training consists of computer-based training (CBT), theory, and APT sessions. Students also get Virtual Reality headsets that offer artificial representation of the cockpit environment. During the theory part, 4 tests and a final examination have to be passed.

PRACTICE

DAYS

14

A320 full flight simulator training takes place in the most realistic replica of A320 cockpits. Passing a skill test is mandatory to proceed to the next stage.

BASE
training

DAY

1*

You will hone your Type Rating skills during this stage while doing six take-offs and landings and one go-around on the actual A320 aircraft. The training is organized at an agreed airport.

* Takes 1 day and is scheduled within 2 months of the previous stage completion.

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ENTRY
requirements

Age limit

Up to 40 years old

Flight time

70 hours as a pilot-in-command (PIC) of an aeroplane

License Valid

EASA CPL (ATPL theory)

Ratings

Valid multi-engine (ME) and
instrument rating (IR)

Physical status

Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate

Qualification course

MCC and Advanced UPRT (only for EASA and only for the first type) certificate of completion*

*MCC can be integrated into the Type Rating training upon request. Advanced UPRT can be arranged separately at our flight school in Lleida-Alguaire.

EU citizenship or unrestricted
right to live and work in the EU

English language proficiency

ICAO level 4

EXPLORE OUR
training locations!

LITHUANIA, Vilnius

  • 5 min drive from Vilnius International airport
  • FFSs for your service: three A320, B737 NG and B737 CL
  • Spacious classrooms, briefing/debriefing rooms
  • A dining room and a leisure zone with snack and coffee vending machines
  • Accommodation offered at 4* LOOP Hotel next to the training center
  • Airport pickup is available
BAA Lithuania HQ Map BAA Training center lobby BAA Training ground school student lounge BAA Training ground school hall Loop Hotel room Loop hotel room
BAA Training Spain classroom BAA Training Spain classroom 3 FFS at BAA Training Spain BAA Training Spain lobby 2 FFS at BAA Training Spain

SPAIN, Barcelona

  • 15 min drive from Barcelona-El Prat Airport
  • FFSs for your service: A320ceo, A320ceo/neo, and B737 MAX
  • Spacious classrooms, briefing/debriefing rooms
  • A dining room and a leisure zone with snack and coffee vending machines

FRANCE, Paris

  • Brand-new 3,400 m² training center in Paris
  • 15 min drive from Paris-Orly Airport
  • FFSs for your service: two B737 NG, B747-400, and A320neo
  • Spacious classrooms, briefing/debriefing rooms
  • A dining room and a leisure zone with snack and coffee vending machines

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