Commercial type ratings are available to holders of CPL(A) license or higher, with at least MEP and IR(A) ratings. In these courses, you will learn to fly a specific type of airliner, including Airbus A320, Boeing 737NG, ATR-42/72, L410, Vulcan Air AP 68, and others. Training runs for 6-8 weeks, depending on the plane; in that time, you will become comprehensively familiar with standard operating procedures (SOP) for that aircraft. There are several theory tests and flight exams to pass throughout the course. When selecting the aircraft to train for, it is best to consider beforehand which airlines you wish to join and base your selection on the makeup of those companies' fleets. We offer individual and group courses for type rating alone, as well as comprehensive Junior F/O programs spanning CPL/MEP/IR training and subsequent type rating, tailored to the airline in question.
Boeing is an American corporation founded in 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of the oldest extant aircraft manufacturers, as well as currently one of the world's largest. The Boeing 737 is the most common (by units sold) airliner in the world. Aside from a large share of the American domestic market, major global clients include Aeroflot (Russia), AirBerlin (Germany), FlyDubai (UAE), and many others. In Europe, the largest B737 operator is Ryanair; in the Czech Republic, the local carrier Travel Service/SmartWings.
Airbus is a French-led European consortium founded in 1970 in Toulouse, France, that has since risen to compete with Boeing for the leading position in the commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. The A320 family of aircraft includes the A318, A319, A320 a A321, and together these are some of the most common airliners in the world. Major clients include Wizz Air (HU), Lufthansa (DE), EasyJet (GB), British Airways (GB), and others. In the Czech Republic, the main Airbus operator is the national airline, CSA (Czech Airlines).
ATR is a French-Italian consortium collaborating with Airbus and headquartered in Toulouse, France. The ATR is a family of turboprop airplanes designed for regional flights; the most common versions are the ATR 42 and 72 (where the number denotes seating capacity). The Czech national airline, Czech Airlines (CSA), operates ATRs on domestic and short-range international fights.
The Let L-410 Turbolet is a transport and cargo aircraft originally designed and manufactured in then-Czechoslovakia by Let Kunovice (now Aircraft Industries, a Czech company headquartered in Kunovice, Southern Moravia). So far, over 1,200 L-410 units have been built, the majority of them delivered to Aeroflot (the Russian national airline) in the Soviet and later Russian eras. The L-410 was also exported to developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.
Vulcan Air AP 68
The AP 68 TP 600 type rating course trains pilots for the safe operation of the Vulcan Air AP 68 single-pilot multi-engine turbopropeller aircraft. This course is operated by F AIR Flight School in collaboration with an AP 68 owner.