What is the MPL program duration?

22 to 24 months at T3 Aviation Academy before starting the 1500 flying hours with Air Arabia.

Are the 1500 flying hours (post-base training) guaranteed to be accumulated with Air Arabia?

The 1500 flying hours with Air Arabia are guaranteed. Upon the successful completion of these 1500 hours and based on the cadet’s performance, an interview for employment with Air Arabia is then scheduled.

Does T3 Aviation Academy provide student accommodation?

T3 Aviation Academy does not offer student accommodation at the moment; however, Air Arabia’s accommodation can be utilized based on availability. Moreover, we are located next to the University City in Sharjah which provides students with an array of lodging/housing options.

Are the assessments ongoing?

The assessment process at T3 Aviation Academy is ongoing throughout the year.

When is the next batch intake?

There are 4 batches spreadout throughout the year.

How to apply?

Prospective students can refer to the steps outlined in the Admissions Process.

Are scholarships available?

T3 Aviation Academy does not offer any academic or merit-based scholarships at the moment. For information on scholarships for international students in the UAE, please refer to the following link: Higher studies for non-UAE nationals

Does T3 Aviation Academy offer any extra-curricular flight-related activities?

We do not offer extra-curricular flight-related activities

What is the difference between MPL and CPL?

CPL is limited to a frozen ATPL. Pursuing the MPL course ensures receiving a full ATPL, A320 Type Rating, MEL, and an instrument rating.  

Do I need a valid medical if I have a UAE ATPL with a valid A380 rating?

To have an A320 Type Rating endorsed in your GCAA licence, a valid GCAA class 1 medical is required, otherwise it is not required.

Do you provide line training or actual jet hours, after foreign licence conversion and full type rating?

No, the type rating training is a modular course; in order to get hours, you may enroll for the MPL Cadet Pilot Programme.

Can I endorse an A320 type rating done in an EASA approved organization in my GCAA CPL Licence?

Yes, as long as the GCAA prerequisites for the Foreign Licence Conversion Training are met.

Do I need a valid residence visa to undergo the training?

No, a tourist visa shall suffice for your training.

What is the difference between Revalidation and Renewal?

Revalidation can be done in the preceding 90 days of expiry. Renewal is done only once the type rating currency is expired.

Any special rate for T3 Aviation Academy and Air Arabia alumni?

Yes, there is a special rate for T3 alumni as well as current and former Air Arabia staff.

Can the type rating be done directly to a non-UAE licence e.g. EASA/UK/FAA?

You can get the type rating initially on GCAA licence and then convert it to your preferred CAA licence.

Do we need to have simulator partners for the training?

It is highly recommended to find a simulator partner as the price of your training will decrease substantially.

Can I do the training online?

The CBT phase of the training is online and the simulator phase has to take place in person at the facility.

What does ICAO mean by English Language Proficiency (ELP)?

ICAO defined a framework of language proficiency levels for aviation. It ranges from level 1 (“Pre-elementary“) to level 6 (“Expert“). Level 4, “Operational”, is the minimum required for flight crews.

How is the test evaluated?
Your proficiency level will be assessed according to the ICAO language proficiency criteria as defined in the ICAO rating scale. Your final rating is defined by your lowest grade across any of the six ICAO language proficiency criteria and is not relevant to your average or highest score. You need a minimum grade of 4 across each of the 6 criteria in order to pass the assessment.
How can I get ready for the language proficiency test?

While we are developing our programme, it is important to familiarise yourself with the ICAO rating scale and understand the 6 criteria that will be used for your assessment. In general, we recommend using plain but concise language and avoiding the use of accent that is heavily influenced by your native language.

What happens if I don't pass my ELP assessment? / If I fail the assessment twice?

Provided that you do not achieve the minimum required grade of 4 across all six ELP criteria, you are eligible for a re-examination in 24 hours. However, we recommend that you undergo additional training/classes prior to retaking the exam, in order to increase your chances of achieving the minimum required proficiency level. If you are not successful during the re-examination process, you will not be allowed to undertake an assessment for a period of 30 days and you will be required to provide proof of supplementary training in order to be eligible. Please note that T3 Aviation Academy is required (in line with Safety Decision 2017-02) to report all candidates who do not succeed in two consecutive ELP assessments to the GCAA.

What is the price of ELP?

The regular price is 1,250 AED (plus VAT).

What documents do I require in order to book my ELP assessment?

We require a passport copy / Emirates ID and a passport size photo along with your pilot licence. 

How long is my ELP certificate valid for?

That is dependent on your final grade.
Level 4 is valid for a period of 3 years
Level 5 is valid for a period of 6 years
Whereas level 6 does not have an expiry date.

Do I need to take an ELP assessment before my first solo?

Yes, you are required to obtain an ELP certificate before flying solo.

Can the ELP assessment be conducted remotely?

No, ELP assessments are only conducted face-to-face in our facilities.

Which countries accept Wilco-ELP?
For the time being, Wilco-ELP is only valid in the UAE.
How can I book my ELP assessment?
Please get in touch with our ELP Care department to check the available slots. You can reach out via email to ELP_Care@T3a.Academy or simply by calling +971 6 508 8360.
How long is the ELP assessment process?
The ELP assessment lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your assessment to allow some time to complete the necessary documentation.
How long does it take to receive the result of my ELP assessment?

You will receive an electronic copy of your certificate via email within 24 hours.

What do you do with my personal data and recording once I have completed my assessment?

Our data protection policy is according to the UAE legislation and requires us to keep your data on file for a period of 5 years.

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