Type rating is what allows aspiring pilots to navigate and operate the larger commercial jet planes, such as a Boeing 737 or an Airbus 320.   read more …

A type rating is basically the benchmark required by standardized agencies, such as the EASA in Europe and FAA in the United States, in order to operate certain types of aircraft.

Type rating certifications are required in addition to the initial commercial pilot’s license as well as the specific airplane class training.

In the United States, for example, both the pilot in command and the second in command must have specific type ratings related to those titles in order to fly both domestic and international commercial aircraft.

In order to earn a type rating, pilots must first decide which type of plane they want to fly. The options are varied, though it’s likely wise to choose a type of plane that is readily available with plenty of jobs to go around. Then, pilots must go through and pass rigorous testing, including several hundred hours of flight training, written exams, and more.

When seeking this type of certification, it is beneficial to first go through type rating training in order to better prepare for the rigors of the exams.


The next thing you need to understand is that there are many different types of aircraft type ratings.

This goes back to deciding which type of airline you wish to work for and which type of aircraft you wish to operate.

A few of the different type rating courses include:

  • AirBus A320 Type Rating: For pilots seeking an A320 type rating, which is one of the more popular types, we recommend this type rating course. With more than 80 hours of ground school and several days worth of systems integration training and flight simulation, you’ll get the experience and know-how required to operate an AirBus 320.
  • Boeing 737 Type Rating: Many of the major U.S. airlines operate Boeing 737 jets. If you seek to become a commercial pilot, you’ll certainly want a Boeing 737 type rating. Students seeking this type rating must have a CPL with appropriate category and class ratings, as well as an instrument rating.

To learn more about type ratings and type rating training, simply contact us. We want to help you take off on the career of your dreams!

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