Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Cooperation

Whether you are studying as part of our Integrated LEAP course or you are a modular student looking for a standalone course, the ultimate phase of ATPL flight training is the Airline Pilot Standards-Multi-Crew Cooperation Course, the APS MCC.

Our training is conducted in our state-of-the-art MPS Airbus A320 FTD-1 Simulator, and will be your first taste of flying as an airline pilot in Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations. You’ll learn to work as a flight crew, and learn how to fly a modern swept-wing jet airliner using recognised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

APS MCC

3 training weeks

Leading Edge, Oxford

Our course is not only bespoke, it is re-imagined from the ground up, it uses modern technology including 360 degree videos, to create an immersive and comprehensive learning environment.

Working with a team of current A320 pilots (from First Officer to Captain), we tasked them with creating a course different to other training options. We understand that everyone learns differently – so it was important to us to develop and structure a course that offers our students a learning environment enabling them to not only pass the course, but really take on board the essence of the training and enhance their skills and knowledge

Utilising 360 degree video, we’ve created a suite of training materials that both deliver content, but also allow our students to ‘step into the flight deck’ environment. We also have embedded ‘AoA’ – Airline Operational Awareness. This is a term we have developed which broadly means an understanding of how the principles you learn about affect the operation of an airline. It gives a more comprehensive look at how the airlines work and is supported by our focus on Airline Pilot Competencies which form part of all our training at Leading Edge Aviation. This is all in addition to classroom based and simulator training with our team of experienced Ground School, Flight and MCC Instructors.

Our  pricing structure is simple, you can book our APS MCC as a stand alone course or as part of our Modular or Integrated course packages.

The course includes:

  • 25 hours (minimum) Theoretical Knowledge Instruction, including Airline Oriented Training
  • 20 hours of briefing and de-briefing before and after simulator training sessions
  • 40 hours of type-specific flight simulator training, with a final assessment
  • Online access to all training materials and manuals
  • Use of self-study facilities, including digital cockpits and immersive 360 degree bite-size training videos

Ground Training

26 training weeks

Leading Edge, Oxford

LEAP starts with an education in the ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge that will form the academic foundation of your future career.

We are very proud to be leading the way and are delivering the most up to date academic syllabus (e.g. ECQB2020) for the Regulartory Authorities to our students. This academic syllabus prepares students for life in the flight deck, relating the theory to the practical aspects of a career in aviation.

The 13 ATPL(A) subjects are covered over two separate modules of study, with CAA exams for those subjects being taken at the end of each module. The ATPL(A) exams are computer-based, and our students sit their exams at our own CAA approved examination centre.

Students also study KSA100 (Knowledge, Skills & Attitude) which helps to develope the softer skills that are a critical part of their future career and includes subjects such as CRM (Crew Resource Management) and TEM (Threat and Error Management).  This important element of the course will be continuously assessed throughout your training.

We provide our students with Padpilot digital learning materials accessed on an iPad so that you can always have all your ebooks with you.

13 subjects

  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications
  • Air Law
  • Flight Planning
  • Mass & Balance
  • Aeroplane Performance
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Operational Procedures

2 modules
750 training hours (minimum)
26 progress checks
13 Qualifying exams

Foundation Flight Training

26 training weeks

Leading Edge, Oxford

With ATPL ground school complete, you’ll work towards achieving your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). All training is conducted from our London Oxford Airport site where our highly experienced instructors will take you through the early exercised to first solo and then onwards to your Commercial Pilots Licence in a multi-engine aircraft. All this will be acheived in a busy airspace environment. Our course is an ME CPL (multi-engine Commerical Pilots Licence), so you will initially fly our modern DA40 single-engine aircraft and progress onto our state-of-the-art DA42 multi-engine aircraft whilst utilising our up to date and fully approved DA42 simulator.

130.3 hours training hours
Commercial Pilot Licence Skills Test
Aircraft: DA40, DA42
Sim: AL42

Advanced Flight Training

13 training weeks

Leading Edge, Oxford

Airline preparation continues with the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR). You’ll initially train in our DA42 simulator, where you develop your twin-engine aircraft skills and instrument scan. You’ll learn how to fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) under to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (AUPRT) phase is the final element of the live flying course before you progress to the next level.

MEIR
53.5 training hours
Including Instrument Rating Skills Test

AUPRT
4.5 flight training hours (+5 training hours ground school)

Aircraft time: 27.5 hours
Sim time: 30.5 hours
Aircraft: DA42 & Slingsby Firefly (AUPRT)
Sim: DA42

APS MCC

3 training weeks

Leading Edge, Oxford

The ultimate phase of the course is the Airline Pilot Standards-Multi-Crew Cooperation Course. It’s conducted in our state of the art MPS Airbus A320 FTD-1 Simulator, and will be your first taste of flying as an airline pilot in Commercial Air Transport (CAT) operations. You’ll learn to work as a flight crew, and learn how to fly a modern swept-wing jet airliner using recognised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

 

  • 25  hours (minimum) Theoretical Knowledge Instruction, including Airline Oriented Training
  • 20 hours of briefing and de-briefing before and after simulator training sessions
  • 40 hours of type-specific  flight simulator training, with a final assessment
  • Online access to all training materials and manuals
  • Use of self-study material, including digital cockpits and immersive 360 degree bite-size training videos

Employment

2 days

Leading Edge, Oxford

You’re now a qualified Commercial pilot with Instrument Rating, and qualified to apply for First Officer positions. The LEAP course includes comprehensive Graduate Employment Services to help you land that all important First Officer role. Our team have a wealth of experience in pilot recruitment at every level and will support you every step of the way.

 

  • Airline applications
  • CV Workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Group exercise training

Talk to one of our Training Advisors today to find out more or book your place.