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ATPL(H) - Airline Transport Pilot Licence

The ATPL(H) (Airline Transport Pilot Licence) is a European licence with which you are qualified to: 

  • perform the competences of a holder of an LAPL, PPL, and a CPL; 
  • act as a Pilot in Command (PIC) on aircraft involved in commercial air traffic.


To be eligible for an ATPL(H), you have to meet the following conditions: 

  • be at least 21 years old;
  • be holder of a CPL(H) with type rating for multi-pilot certified helicopter and MCC (Multi Crew Coordination);
  • be able to prove experience totalling 1000 hours;
  • have received and finished training at an ATO (Approved Training Organisation), which has been certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate;
  • have successfully taken (ATPL(A)) theory exams in fourteen different fields of knowledge;
  • have taken a skill test in a Multi-Pilot certified helicopter to perform relevant procedures and manoeuvres with a degree of competence fitting the licences issued;
  • be in possession of a medical certificate class 1.

These conditions are based on EU regulation 1178/2011, dated 3 November 2011, Part-FCL, Subpart F, ATPL. 


Use the application form to the right of this page to submit your application. After receiving your completed application, including the payment and all required attachments, we strive to process your application within seven days. Incomplete applications are not subject to processing within seven days. If your application is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment.


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What else do I need to know?

We at Kiwa Register issue well over 100,000 licences to professionals (e.g., airline engineers, airline pilots, ship captains) and to companies (e.g., airlines, truck companies and shipping companies). We have a long history of issuing licences for the public sector. This results in broad knowledge and experience when it comes to (EU) law and regulations, verification of qualifications, production and customer support.

Foreign holders of licences can also submit their application to us. We process and review Part-FCL licence applications in accordance with EASA standards. Our experienced staff will process your request within fifteen working days.