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We are excited and proud to announce the first and only Integrated ATPL program in India. Ground Classes starting Nov 2020. Flying Training starting March 2021. Last date to Apply - 10 Nov 2020

Integrated ATPL & CPP - India

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Integrated ATPL & Cadet Pilot Program - India

HATS (India) brings to you the first Integrated ATPL Cadet Pilot Program in India. This is undoubtedly the quickest and most affordable cadet pilot program. This is also the first program to be introduced in India which provides an opportunity to not only achieve Commercial Pilot License (CPL) but also Airline Transport Pilot License(ATPL). Every year HATS will select twenty students via a merit-based selection process and train them into excellent aviators.

The total duration of the ground training, flight training, and the initial flight instructor internship are approximately 3 years.

Key Features

• One and only program in India to offer Integrated ATPL.
• Commercial Pilot License with single-engine & multi-engine Instrument Rating.
• Experience Glass Cockpit Flying on Garmin 1000.
• Flight Instructor rating.
• 2000 hrs of flying in a duration of 3 years.
• Opportunity to enroll for a graduation course (BBA/ B.Com/ B.Sc)
• Opportunity to earn during the internship.
• Scholarships up to Rupees three lac fifty thousand.


• Age – At least 16 years at the time of enrollment or by the commencement of the program.
• Higher Secondary school certificate (10+2) with physics and mathematics or equivalent diploma.
• Candidates should either be enrolled with HATS for DGCA ground classes or should have passed all the CPL theory examinations conducted by DGCA including RTR(A).

License & Privileges

• Commercial Pilot License.
• Airline Transport Pilot License.
• Flight Instructor Rating.
• Instrument Rating, single-engine & multi-engine.

Program Structure


Stages Duration
1 Enrollment Process 1 week
2 DGCA Ground School 3 months
3 CPL and CFI Training 12-18 months
4 Flight Instructor Internship 12-18 months
5 ATPL Exams 1 week


1A. The enrollment process begins by registering for the Online Entrance Test designed to carry out a psychometric, cognitive, and aptitude assessment. No separate preparation is required for the exam. Candidates will receive instructions over email within 48 hours of enrolling for the entrance examination.
1B. Once candidates successfully qualify for stage 1A, they will be interviewed either via Video call or at one of our centers at Mumbai, Hyderabad, or Delhi.
1C. After the interview recommended candidates will be required to complete the enrollment application and provide necessary documents for initial consideration. Once all the requirements are satisfactorily met, the candidate will be provided with the training Agreement for acceptance and allocated a date, to begin with, ground classes, or flight training.


Candidates are required to appear and clear DGCA theoretical CPL exams before proceeding for flight training. Upon clearing DGCA examinations, candidates need to apply for a Student Pilot License. The same classes will suffice for appearing for DGCA ATPL exams as well. However, additional assistance will be provided to enrolled candidates after completion of CPL flying training while they are undergoing the flight instructor Internship


3A. Students will progress from zero experience level to Commercial Pilot licenses with Single Engine (SE-IR) and Multi-Engine (ME-IR) Instrument Rating endorsements. The flying training requirement set by DGCA towards Commercial Pilot License is as follows.

• Total Flying – 200 Hours
• Instrument Flying – 40 Hours
• Pilot-in-Command (PIC) – 100 Hours
• Cross Country (PIC) – 50 Hours
• Night Flying (PIC) – 05 Hours
All stages of flight training are conducted maintaining the same high standards exclusive to HATS.
3B. Assistant Flight Instructor training will follow immediately after the issuance of Commercial Pilot License from DGCA. The training will include 20 hrs of petter flying training and 120 hrs of theory classes spread over two months.
The candidates will be required to clear the flying tests and AFIR(Assistant Flight Instructor Rating) interview as per the DGCA guidelines.


After receiving the Assistant Flight Instructor Rating from DGCA the candidates will be employed by Hercules Aviation Training School under the Flight Instructor Internship Program.
The employment will be for a contractual period of 18 months. The candidates will earn a stipend of INR 50,000 a month with flight hour incentives up to INR 35,000 per month. The estimated average stipend will be approx INR 75,000 per month.
The flying training provided in the program vs the requirement set by DGCA towards Commercial Pilot License is as follows.


DGCA Requirement* Integrated ATPL Program *
Total Flying 1500 Hrs 2000 Hrs
Pilot-in-Command 500 Hrs 1750 Hrs
Cross Country 1000 Hrs 1250 Hrs
Night Flying 100 Hrs 1250 Hrs
Instrument Flying 100 Hrs 250 Hrs


As soon as the candidates are issued with an AFIR they must strive to clear the ATPL theory examinations and Interview. The candidates will be provided a 02-week ground training before attempting the ATPL examinations. As the exams are valid for five years, the candidates will have sufficient time at hand to attain the requisite flying hours towards ATPL.


HATS will provide accommodation to enrolled students for the period of completing the training. The cost of accommodation will vary depending upon single occupancy or double sharing.

Fee Structure

• Registration – ₹ 15,000/-
• 225 Hrs of Flight Training towards CPL and AFI rating – ₹ 42,50,000
• 500 Hrs of Ground Classes – ₹ 1,80,000
• Accommodation & Transportation – ₹ 10,500 to ₹ 15,000 (Depending on type of accommodation. Refer HATS Accommodation for more information)
• Scholarships up to ₹ 3,50,000/-

The fee structure is subjected to change if the student exceeds the training hours or the flying training duration exceeds 18 months from the date of commencement of training.

Payment Schedule

Students are not required to pay for the entire flight training program in advance. However, they need to adhere to the pre-structured payment schedule:

• First Installment – ₹ 12,50,000/- (Within 30 days of registration).
• Second Installment – ₹ 15,00,000/- (Within 60 days of commencement of the course or before completion of 75 hours of flying training, whichever is earlier).
• Final Installment – ₹ 15,00,000/- ( Before completion of 125 Hours of Flying Training). The final installment could be reduced by ₹ 3,50,000/- for students who have been awarded the HATS scholarship.

ATPL - Zero

A unique option for selected students would be to complete the entire training at ZERO fees. Yes, it is possible. Visit our ATPL-ZERO page.