Pilot Training ATR 42/72 Initial Type Rating

ATR 42/72 Initial Type Rating

This perennial star of airline traffic is still working well, serving pilots as well as passengers. That is why CATC offers type rating and numerous other courses for ATR 42/72 version 500. 

  • Oral and written English skills according to ICAO Level 4 (min.)
  • Valid CPL with ATPL credit or valid ATPL
  • Valid multi-engine IFR rating
  • MCC Certificate (MCC training can be performed as a part of this type rating training)
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate

The training course can only commence once all formalities and pilot’s qualification have been checked, the contract signed and the course fee paid. This needs to be done at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date. 


40 days

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Course content:
  • All the CATC type rating courses are conducted in a traditional format, comprising theoretical training followed by practical training on synthetic training devices
  • Theoretical training consists of CBT/WBT self-study lectures and several classroom sessions
  • All the practical training is performed on flat panel trainers, flight training devices with certification level 2 and full flight simulators with certification level D
  • Minimum amount of FFS training is 32 hours (8 times four hours)
  • Each practical training is preceded by a 90 min. briefing and followed by a detailed debriefing of the instructor
  • Type rating course finishes with a skill test on the FFS
  • The test will be taken by an examiner of CATC or by an examiner of the customer-airline
  • Base training (approx. 1 hour, 6 take-offs and landings) can be ensured by CATC - only for pilots from EASA member states training under EASA regulations


  • AWO: If training beyond CAT1 competence is desired, an additional practical training lesson of four hours will be scheduled.
  • RNP RNAV: If RNP RNAV approach competence is desired, an additional practical training lesson of four hours will be scheduled.
  • MCC attached - additional practical training lessons of 10 hours will be scheduled

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Why to become a pilot with catc

  • Accommodation available close to CATC

  • CATC premises at Prague Ruzyne airport

  • Courses taught by experienced professional pilots

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