Why EASA License instead of the FAA License?
As you may know, FAA has announced new requirements for hiring Commercial Airline Pilots. If you don't have an ATP License - which requires minimum 1200 hours (with an Aviation degree) or 1500 hours (without an Aviation degree) - you cannot apply for a job in any Airline in the United States.
Today, after you have already spent $38,000 to $55,000 on getting your FAA Commercial License and logged 250 flight hours in the air, can you work as an Airline Pilot in US?
The answer is No!
Before the new regulations were enforced, you could get a job with Regional Airlines such as Delta Connection, American Eagle, SkyWest. If you had anywhere between 500 and 700 flight hours, you could even get a Line with some of the airline’s schools. But with today’s regulations in place, the only way for most graduates to build their hours is to get an Instructor License and work as an instructor for a pilot school. Instructor License will cost you another $7,000 - $8,000, and at the end of the day, you will have spent a minimum of $45,000 to $65,000 before you can start a Pilot Career and not including any medical, written test or checkride fees and accommodation, which can cost you on top of it anywhere from $2,500 to $15,000.
So, you are an American Citizen and to be an Airline Pilot a.s.a.p. What are your other options then?
One of the best options is to get an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) ATPL Frozen License that will give you the opportunity to apply to many Airlines in Europe and Asia having only 210 hours flight time. The Airlines are: Turkish Airlines, Sun Express (owned by Lufthansa and Thy), Onur Air, Pegasus Air, Carpat Air, Tarom, China Air and many more. With EASA License you will also be able to work in many other big Airlines worldwide once you obtain over 1000 hours - British Airways, Lufthansa, Airfrance, Klm, Emirates, Qatar, Eithiad and more... (Click below links to see couple airlines job info www.sunexpress.com/tr/kariyer,http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WIZZAIR&cws=1&rid=215 (this one airline apply for working permit if needed) )
Once you get a job for one of these Airlines, they will pay for your Type Rating and will deduct the cost from your salary if you are under 32.
Upon logging over 1500 flight hours with an Airline, you will be eligible to apply for a job in any Airline in the United States and you will go back to your country as an ATP Licensed Pilot. If you have EASA ATPL license you only need to pass FAA ATPL written test and Evaluation flight check.
Getting FAA Commercial License is easy, because you only need 3 written tests and 3 checkrides. EASA wants you to pass 7 written tests for PPL and 14 written tests for ATPL license. It is harder than FAA and requires at least 12-14 months training compare to 7-8 months needed for FAA Commercial License, but it gives you better chances to get a job faster and easier! If you got FAA Commercial and want to get a job in Europe, you will still have to take 14 ATPL Written tests, PPL check ride, log 21 flight hours and pass CPL checkride in order to convert your license to EASA ATPL frozen. On the other hand if you have EASA license, conversion to FAA is very easy - only one written test and evaluation flight.
Today we are offering you to get EASA License in Constanta, Romania - one of the hottest European Summer destinations – for as little as $52,000 to $55,000 .You will get your license in 12 months and can pay this amount in 11 installments.
See our F.A.Q section to understand why EASA license is a better option for American Citizens and see many other advantages of getting EASA License in Romania, Europe.