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Interested in becoming a pilot for an airline in the Lufthansa Group? Take the first step now: choose a training program of the highest quality at the European Flight Academy and take advantage of the best career prospects you’ll gain as a result.

Who we are.
In the future, we will train pilots for the Lufthansa Group’s airlines under the brand European Flight Academy. We simply consolidated the activities of our previous flight schools. We offer perfect training conditions at a total of seven different locations – we’re at home in Bremen, Frankfurt, Grenchen, Phoenix (Arizona, USA), Rostock-Laage, Vero Beach (Florida, USA), and Zurich.

Your destination: The cockpit of a Lufthansa Group airline.

A global network of flight routes with 271 destinations in 107 different countries. Modern fleets with around 700 aircraft at the present time. The highest standards of quality, safety, and reliability.

We currently train for the following airlines:

  • Air Dolomiti
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Edelweiss
  • Eurowings

Information about pilot training for other airlines in the Lufthansa Group will be available shortly.

One standard. Many opportunities.

One screening process.

In order to begin a training program, you must first go through the European Flight Academy’s screening process. You can complete the screening process in Switzerland and in Germany (Austria is in the planning stages). The process is exactly the same for all applicants. Two aspects are at the focus. Initially, your fundamental suitability for a career as a pilot will be tested. Then, as part of the Lufthansa Group’s company qualification (“Firmenqualifikation”), you will have to demonstrate, among other things, your ability to work in a team.

One training program.

The European Flight Academy offers a standardized, state-of-the-art training program that is tailored perfectly to the requirements of a career in the cockpit of a Lufthansa Group airline. This means no matter at which of our locations your program is held – you always train at an equally high level of quality.

The training program:

Training in Germany

Theoretical phase 1 Bremen
Flight phase 1 Phoenix (USA)
Theoretical phase 2 Bremen
Flight phase 2 Rostock-Laage
Multi-Crew Cooperation Berlin/Frankfurt

Training in Switzerland

Theoretical phase 1 Zurich
Flight phase 1 Grenchen
Theoretical phase 2 Zurich
Flight phase 2 Vero Beach (USA)
Theoretical phase 3 Zurich
Multi-Crew Cooperation Zürich

Our locations:


Lufthansa Aviation Training Germany’s flight school in Bremen is a training location with one of the richest traditions throughout the entire international commercial aviation sector.


The theoretical training portion of the pilot training and the MCC (Multi-Crew Cooperation) is held at the Lufthansa Aviation Training Center at Frankfurt airport, which is one of the world’s must important airports. Our simulator fleet is available for the MCC at our Berlin location.

Training devices include:
Over 30 full flight simulators for Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier aircraft types in Frankfurt and Berlin


Grenchen airport, located at the base of the Jura Mountains in the canton of Solothurn, is our Swiss location for visual and instrument flight training.

The fleet:
5 × Diamond DA40
3 × Diamond DA42


In Goodyear, USA, about 30 minutes away from Arizona’s capital of Phoenix by car, pilot trainees complete a portion of their practical training program – sunshine guaranteed.

The fleet:
24 × Beechcraft F33A
1 × Beechcraft F33C
6 × Grob G120


At our flight base near the Baltic Sea, located directly at Rostock airport, our pilot trainees complete their instrument flight training.

The fleet:
3 × Diamond DA20
5 × Diamond DA40
3 × Piper PA-44 Seminole
1 × FNPT 2 (Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer)

Vero Beach

Visual flight rules training (VFR) is held in the almost always sunny city of Vero Beach in Florida, USA. Our flight school is located on the grounds of the municipal airport.

The fleet:
55 × Piper Warrior/Cadet PA-28
10 × Piper Seminole PA-44
1 × Piper PA-28R Arrow


Theoretical training is held at our training center at Zurich airport, which is the largest airport in Switzerland.

Training devices include:
3 × DA42 FNPT (Flight Navigation Procedure Trainer)
1 × Beechcraft 200 FNPT

Best prospects:

If you successfully complete a training program at the European Flight Academy, you will have the best prospects for a career as a pilot at one of the Lufthansa Group’s airlines – or at other well-known, international airlines.