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Airline Transport
Pilot Degree (ATPD)

Excellence in Commercial Pilot Training:

Get your Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and a Bachelor of Science degree in one course.

The University of Burgos and FlyBy, the largest flight school in Spain, have joined forces to create the perfect combination of excellence in flight training and higher education.

Airline Transport Pilot Degree (ATPD):

We now offer a comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree with Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training and an Airline Transport Pilot Degree. This program is highly valued by airline management and aviation recruitment experts from corporate and commercial airlines within Europe and worldwide.

Students will graduate with a European Airline Transport Pilot License EASA ATPL and a Bachelor of Science degree – BSc Commercial Pilot – from the University of Burgos.

This program is aimed at aspiring commercial pilots who want to develop the skills, knowledge, and employability profile that will give them a competitive edge to secure their first job as First Officers with a commercial airline and also the necessary foundations for a successful long-term career. Our Airline Transport Pilot Degree will prepare students for the competitive job market in the aviation industry and give them an advantage in securing a position as a commercial pilot, especially as a newly graduated pilot.

Why study at the University of Burgos and FlyBy?:

Our Degree allows you to obtain a university degree and a ‘frozen’ ATPL in just three years. After graduating, you can apply for First Officer positions at commercial airlines.

In an ever-changing business environment, comprehensive knowledge of the aviation industry is key and our ATPD course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to succeed.

Commercial aviation is evolving very rapidly due to the significant technological, regulatory, and socio-economic changes taking place. With the Airline Transport Pilot Degree, you will obtain the highest level of training in your dream profession. With full-time dedication, this ATPL and Degree combination is the perfect recipe for a successful career as a commercial pilot.

The ‘frozen’ ATPL is the standard offered by flight schools and is the minimum requirement to work at an airline. Our Degree will take you one step further, allowing you to stand out in the job market. This official career combines the EASA ATPL Integrated program with higher university studies in aviation, and the rigorous program will ensure you meet the strict demands of operators worldwide.

We have a strong focus on employability, and our training partners and professional connections will give you the chance to gain in depth knowledge in the aviation industry.


• Duration: 3 years.
Language: All lectures, classes, and flights conducted in English.
• University Credits: 204.
• Program: Full integrated ATPL program from FlyBy.
• Introduction Courses: Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.
• Inclusions: Frozen ATPL, CPL, and Bachelor of Science degree.

The Airline Transport Pilot Degree Syllabus

During the first academic year, contents will endorse specific Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) subjects and flight training. Lectures will take place in Burgos University and ATPL classroom and flight training will take place at FlyBy’s facilities in Burgos International Airport.

Throughout the second academic year, contents will include the remaining ATPL subjects and air navigation subjects. Moreover, flight instruction will continue being a relevant portion of activities. Flight simulator training (Airbus A320 and Boeing 737) and flight instruction will take place at the Burgos Airport.

In the third academic year, students will complete their competences and skills by attending a wide range of aeronautical subjects, simulator sessions and flight instruction tutorials.

Throughout the degree, students will have the chance of enriching their knowledge in aeronautical knowledge by attending seminars with aviation experts and visiting aerospace enterprises.

How Classroom and Flight Training are Combined:

Classroom Training

FlyBy is the largest flight school in Spain and regulated under the European aviation authority EASA. The approved ATPL Integrated phase of the program combined with the classroom training at Burgos University comprises of at least 1762 hours of theoretical knowledge and 278 hours of practical flight training.

ATPL theoretical and flight training will be held at Burgos University and FlyBy facilities at Burgos Airport and spread out during the 3 years of the program. The ATPL theoretical exams are sat with Austro Control at FlyBy facilities.

Flight Training

FlyBy has a modern fleet of 21 aircraft and 2 simulators suitable for the different phases of flight training. The ATPL Integrated program will be complemented in FNPT II and MCC approved flight simulators including the Airbus A320.

Students will also receive a Jet Orientation Course and Advanced Introduction Courses to the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. We will respond as soon as possible.


    Carretera de Logroño, 107
    09007 – Burgos


    +34 947 45 55 91