Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (ME CPL)

Overview: Gain your Multi Engine Commercial Pilot Licence with FTA. We provide full training on our Garmin G1000-equipped Diamond DA40 and DA42 Twin Star aircraft, coupled with a state-of-the-art and CAA-certified FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star simulator. If you are completing a Frozen ATPL course, we recommend taking your MEP Rating and ME-IR course before your ME-CPL.


Duration: 3-6 weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level. This course can be taken full- or part-time.


Course breakdown:

- Flight planning

- Operational procedures

- General handling

- Navigation

- Radio telephony

- Instrument flight rules

- Operation of complex multi-engine aircraft

- Operation of FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control)

- Operation of EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System)

- Emergency procedures



- Valid ICAO PPL

- Current EASA class 1 medical certificate

- Minimum of 150 hours flight time*

- Pass in all relevant ATPL/CPL theoretical exams, as set out in the EASA FCL

- The minimum age for licence issue: 18 years

- Night Rating requirements

- MEP Rating

* As per recent European regulations, we recommend candidates have at least 180 hours, including a minimum of 100 hours as pilot-in-command before starting the course.


To pass their ME-CPL, students must have:

- 20 hours of cross-country flight time

- 1 of the cross-country flights must have been at least 300nm and included two full stop landings at two different aerodromes


Course fee:

- £7,985 inc VAT (provided that either IR or Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) certificate is held).


Fee includes:

- 15 aircraft hours for ME-IR holders based on EASA FCL amendment 7*

- 25 aircraft/simulator hours for non-ME-IR holders*

- Instruction*

- Fuel*

- Airport fees, as per course syllabus*


Note: Test and CAA fees are not included

*Additional hours will be charged at the standard hourly rate. Additional landings are charged at our published rates.