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Q400 Type Rating

Q400 Type Rating

Airplane Advanced Aviation Courses


Q400 Type Rating Entry Requirements and Training Overview
Entry Requirements for Q400 Type Rating

To enroll in our Q400 Type Rating program, candidates must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Valid EASA or ICAO CPL(A) with current ME/IR Rating
  • Candidates should hold a valid Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Multi-Engine (ME) and Instrument Rating (IR) issued by either the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) or the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
A current Class 1 Medical Certificate is a prerequisite to ensure candidates meet the medical standards required for pilot operations.

ICAO English Language Proficiency Level 4
Proficiency in English is essential for effective communication in aviation. Candidates must meet at least Level 4 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) English Language Proficiency.

Approval of Own Civil Aviation Authority
Candidates must have the approval of their respective Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to undergo the Q400 Type Rating training.

Multi Pilot Airplane Experience or Completed MCC (Multi-Crew Cooperation)
For candidates without Multi Pilot Airplane experience, MCC can be seamlessly integrated into the Type Rating program. Detailed information about MCC integration is available in our MCC course section.

Training Schedule Overview

Theoretical Training:

15 Days Self-Study:
Candidates will engage in a comprehensive 15-day self-study of the Web-Based Training (WBT) and Aircraft (A/C) manuals at their home base.

11 Days Classroom Instruction:
In a classroom setting with experienced instructors, candidates will cover topics including A/C Systems, Procedures, Flight Management System (FMS), Performance, and Cockpit Procedure Trainer (CPT) Training.

1 Day Systems and Performance Test:
Candidates will undergo a thorough Systems and Performance Test to assess their understanding of the theoretical aspects.

Simulator Training:

8 Sessions Full Flight Simulator Training:
Practical training involves 8 sessions in a Full Flight Simulator to develop hands-on skills and operational competence.

1 Session Full Flight Simulator LOFT (Line Oriented Flight Training):
This session focuses on real-world scenarios to enhance decision-making and practical application.

1 Session Full Flight Simulator Skill Test:
The final assessment includes a Skill Test in the Full Flight Simulator to evaluate the candidate’s proficiency.

Briefings and Debriefings:

Briefings and debriefings, each lasting 30 minutes, will be conducted during the Flight Simulator Sessions to provide constructive feedback and enhance learning.
For more detailed information, please refer to the specific sections in our MCC course.