Zero Flight Time Training (ZFTT)

General Information

Zero Flight Time Training (ZFTT) refers to the training given on an aircraft type rating course that is carried out entirely in a simulator. Normally, following a skill test on a new aircraft type, pilots need to complete aircraft landing training (known as ‘Base Training’). However, experience pilots may be eligible to conduct instead ZFTT in a Simulator.

Specific requirements

Pilots undertaking a zero flight time type rating (ZFTT) course - aeroplanes

A pilot undertaking instruction at a ZFTT course shall have completed, on a multi-pilot turbo-jet aeroplane or on a multi-pilot turbo-prop aeroplane having a maximum certificated take-off mass of not less than 10 tonnes or a certificated passenger seating configuration of more than 19 passengers, at least:
  1. if an FFS qualified to level CG, C or interim C is used during the course, 1 500 hours flight time or 250 route sectors
  2. if an FFS qualified to level DG or D is used during the course, 500 hours flight time or 100 route sectors.
When a pilot is changing from a turbo-prop to a turbo-jet aeroplane or from a turbo-jet to a turboprop aeroplane, additional simulator training shall be required.


Pilots who plan to add a new aircraft type and are eligible to ZFTT, should plan to fly within 21 days after their day that ZFTT is completed.


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