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European Flight Academy


The pilot’s profession is constantly evolving. As it does, the requirements of a pilot are changing, too. And, in response to this, the training a pilot receives is also taking on a new character, becoming increasingly independent, flexible, mobile, and digital.

It is to meet these new and changing needs that we have created the European Flight Academy, which unites all the flying schools of the Lufthansa Group under a single roof. With our innovative training concepts and our interdisciplinary approach, we combine all the various strengths of our group member companies.

In doing so, we strive to give all our trainees the best possible prospects for a career as a pilot at one of our member airlines. And, on a broader note, we aim to ensure that the European Flight Academy plays a major role in the further development of the pilot’s profile and profession.


European Flight Academy - Facts and figures

  • The flying school of the Lufthansa Group
  • All the Group’s former flying schools – Lufthansa Flight Training, Swiss AviationTraining and the Pilot Training Network – under one roof
  • All training in accordance with the Lufthansa Group’s high quality standards
  • Training concept leading to either the Multi Crew Pilot License (MPL) or the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)
  • Seven flying school locations in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States
  • A fleet of over 50 advanced training aircraft
  • Access to the Lufthansa Aviation Training full-flight simulator fleet


Our expertise - We’re equipped for your success

  • Over 60 years of experience in airline pilot training
  • All training to the top quality standards of the Lufthansa Group
  • Management, trainers and instructors with extensive airline pilot experience
  • Constant knowledge transfer with the airline flight operations of the Lufthansa Group, including a strongly line-oriented pilot training approach


Your benefits - How we help you to “your controls

  • Pilot training at the highest quality levels
  • Training to all the standards required by the airlines of the Lufthansa Group
  • Optimum prospects of securing a highly-qualified position in a Lufthansa Group airline cockpit or pursuing an international airline pilot’s career elsewhere
  • Exclusive access to the Lufthansa Group’s internal job market
  • Professional advice and jobsearch assistance from our EFA Career Support
  • Comprehensive student support throughout your time with us
  • Housing assistance at all our flying school locations, so you can focus on your training