We prepare your crews for the Airbus AIRBUS A220-100 and A220-300

Pilots, Dispatchers and Flight Attendant crews of the Airbus A220 will be trained in our network in order to be ready for the entry-into-service date of the aircrafts. The FTA courses have been developed in cooperation with Airbus.

All instructors are highly qualified with vast aircraft and training experience and are standardized with the Airbus training procedures and the manufacturer standards to guarantee top-quality training. 


In addition to entitlement training and part-FCL courses, our in-depth airline know-how allow us to provide air-operator specific modules and customization of training is possible.

A220 Courses: The right fit for your training requirements

As the A220 Authorised Training Provider by Airbus, FTA partners with the aircraft manufacturer to provide Entitlement Type Ratings to the Airlines adquiring the A220 worldwide.

Type rating training offers the combination of CBT and theoretical instruction, procedures training in the FTD, and practical training and check in the FFS. The instruction is led by a qualified team of A220 instructors standardized by Airbus.The course syllabus is determined in direct cooperation with the OEM.

The aim of recurrent training and checking is to retain the type rating (License Proficiency Check) and/or fulfill the respective operator requirements (Operator Proficiency Check). All technical and operational topics are individually tailored to meet the requirements of the competent Authority and the operator's own training manual.

The basic A220 Recurrent course consists of E-learning/CBT module followed by 1 training session and 1 check in the FFS, as described in the product sheet. However, the recurrent courses can be customized further for meeting all regulatory requirements by the NCAAs, and the Airline's own OM and Training Manual. Implementation of Evidence Based Training (EBT) is also possible.

The MCC serves to optimize the teamwork and cooperation of cockpit crews. The emphasis is on teaching interpersonal skills. MCC courses can be booked as a “stand-alone” course or combined with the type rating course.

Our bridge training course prepares trainees with limited experience in a modern-glass cockpit with the aim of completing the A220 Type Rating in an appropriate time period. The Bridge Course is strongly recommended for pilots with limited flight experience and/or without previous jet experience in a modern aircraft.

The instructor courses of FTA are designed to fit the background and experience of the pilots with the operational needs and privileges to become a qualified Instructor in the A220-100/300 Aircraft Type (BD-500). The Instructor course has been developed in accordance to EASA regulations. Other Non-EASA Civil Aviation Authorities could have different regulations. 

Participants acquire flight approach certification under CAT II or CAT III-A weather conditions. Central components are multilevel practical training in the full-flight simulator and e-learning courses. Additional content: system basics, normal and abnormal procedures.

This 1-day course mixes theoretical and practical training to keep qualified and experienced crew members recurrent on the A220 and covers all required items for a recurrent as defined by Authority regulations for 1) Flight Attendants requiring to stay recurrent on the A220 aircraft and 2) Pilots who must be trained in emergency and safety procedures of the A220 aircraft.

The course can be customized further to meet all customers' needs according to their OM and NCAA requirements.

A head-up guidance system (HUD/HGS) displays flight data within the pilot's field of vision. This system will be available upon customer request on the Airbus A220. If selected, the pilots will be familiarized with this course during the Type Rating to operate this sytem. Should the operator require additional HUD/HGS knowledge for the pilots.

For pilots who have not gone through HUD training during their type rating, it is also avaialble as a stand-alone course. 

The ZFTT mission in a Full Flight Simulator shall be performed after a the skill test of a type rating and it is exclusively dedicated to landing training. The ZFTT qualifies the pilot to avoid base training (take-offs and landings in an aircraft) if prerrequistes for ZFTT are met by the pilot.

Other A220 Training Products

The flight dispatcher course provides the knowledge and skills required for A220-specific dispatch of the aircraft, including general aircraft system knowledge, use of MEL/CDL/performance calculations and weight and balance operations. It is, therefore, paramount for ensuring operationa safety and enables the Airlines to limit their operational costs.

This 3-days instructor-led course consists of theoretical instruction with several case studies and it is available in our training center and as distance training with LAT's virtual classroom as well.

This 2-days course will provide airline personnel with information and operational instructions on A220 aircraft and related cabin systems for a successful Entry Into Service (EIS).

It’s based on the idea of fundamental theory, established in the classroom, supported with the e-learning tools developed by Airbus. Practice is delivered the state of the art Cabin Emergency Evacuation Trainer (CEET) where, from simple door training to complex procedure training, the crews will be readied for any scenario on board.

A220 Maintenance Training

Are you interested in maintenance training for the A220? Our sister company Lufthansa Technical Training is the global Authorized Training Provider in this area.