ATPL theory exams
Please see below the exams you will be sitting during you ATPL theory course. We have provided a more detailed breakdown of each subject, showing the number of questions and the time allowed during each examination.
The ECQB06/07 syllabus contains the 14 subjects displayed below. If you are studying the ECQB2020 syllabus there are 13 subjects, communications is now one subject (090) rather than being split into VFR and IFR. The duration of the combined communications exam is 1 hour.
|Subject Code||Subject Title||Questions||Duration|
|021||AGK Airframe / Systems / Powerplant||80||2:00|
|031||FPP Mass & Balance||25||1:00|
|032||FPP Performance (A)||35||1:00|
|033||FPP Flight Planning & Monitoring||43||2:00|
|034||FPP Performance (H)||35||1:00|
|062||PBN Radio Navigation||66||1:30|
|081||Principles of Flight (A)||44||1:00|
|082||Principles of Flight (H)||44||1:00|
The EASA learning objectives are available on their website.
EASA Pilot Licence
The Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) is the highest level of aircraft pilot licence, required to command aircraft over 5700 kg or with over 9 passenger seats.
The EASA Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence is a common licence standard that has been agreed by 26 European countries. Bristol Groundschool is approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority to provide EASA ATPL training in the UK, and our training material is used in 15 other countries through our international partners.
EASA is a rulemaking EC body which has taken over responsibility for Airworthiness Directives, aircraft Certification Specifications and licensing standards from the National Authorities such as the UK CAA and the French DGAC. The EASA Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) and Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) are European licences, accepted in all EU States. Although EASA sets the rules, the National Authorities still exist, and act as agents of EASA, issuing pilot and engineer licences and approving the schools who are allowed to conduct training, normally within their national boundaries.
Bristol Groundschool is approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the Irish Aviation Authority to provide EASA ATPL training in the UK.
Our training material is also used in 15 other countries through our international partners. Although other elements of training can be carried out in different states, all of your ATPL theory exams must be completed under the authority of one single member state. If you want to take your exams in Europe please contact our international partners in the appropriate State. Please note that you must pass all exams within 18 months of your first exam sitting. You have a total of 6 sittings to pass all the exams and no more than 4 attempts at any one subject within those 6 sittings.
Useful to Know
|ATPL||Air Transport Pilots Licence||ATPL(A)||ATPL(Aircraft)|
|ATPL(H)||ATPL(Helicopters)||CPL||Commercial Pilot Licence|
|IR(H)||IR(Helicopters)||MCC||Multi-Crew Cooperation training|
|MEP||Multi-Engine Piston Aircraft||MEP(L)||MEP(Land) aircraft|
|PPL||Private Pilot Licence||PPL(A)||PPL(Aircraft)|