A320 Type Rating Course 2024

  • Full-time
  • ATO


SmartLynx is an EU-based airline, with headquarters in Riga, Latvia, and two subsidiaries in Estonia and Malta.

We are an acknowledged ACMI, charter and cargo provider on Airbus A320, A321, A330 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

From year to year we are growing - in fleet size, block hours, team members, and a number of awards.


Our Training Centre provides type rating courses for the Airbus A320 series to 60-70 cadets each year. The Centre's core philosophy is to equip cadets with the aviation and commercial knowledge needed for today's professional environment. Their achievements are our best recommendation. The majority gets to build their pilot career with SmartLynx Airlines.


SmartLynx A320 Type Rating course that covers Ground Course (9 days in the virtual classroom followed by 1 day testing in the classroom), Cockpit System Simulator with (FTD), Full Flight Simulator (FFS), Skill Test and A320 Base Training (6 Touch and Go + 1 Full stop). Ground training is delivered as distance learning, followed by Simulator training in one of our facilities, and completed with the Base Training from SmartLynx base airports. Completion of the full course takes around 6 weeks.


  • Minimum 18 years;
  • Valid EASA Member State issued ATPL (A) license;
  • Multi-engine instrument rating (A);
  • ATPL (A) or CPL (A) and theoretical knowledge equal to requirements for the issue of ATPL (A);
  • EASA Class 1 medical certificate;
  • At least 70 hours as pilot-in-command of airplanes (if applying for the issue of the first type rating for multi-pilot airplane type) ;
  • Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of MCC course if applying for the issue of the first type rating for the multi-pilot airplane type;
  • ICAO level 4 knowledge of the English language;
  • Advanced UPRT certificate;
  • All document scans must be provided in PDF format. JPG or other formats will not be accepted.

Please note:

  • Pilot Logbook: PDF scan of last 3 pages of logbook (open logbook 2 pages x 3) should be provided.
  • According to SmartLynx Airlines' internal procedures, we also kindly ask you to fill in our KYC (Know Your Client) and Client Declaration forms printed and signed with a pen and provide a document proving your address (no more than 3 months old) in the document upload section below.
  • Please enter you Passport number in the "Passport/ID number" field on the KYC form.
  • In addition kindly request you to fill in consent form for ID picture & address information that would be used for training purposes and upload as a PDF file.

The forms can be downloaded via the following link: Training Center Documents;


  • Opportunity to build your career at SmartLynx Airlines
  • A no-travel requirement for the ground part of the course due to the Distance learning platform
  • Single Type Rating to fly all the variants of the same aircraft series A320
  • Training for pilots with different backgrounds and previous experience
  • Education in accordance with internationally recognized airline training standards
  • Highly qualified and professional training staff.