The outsourced department of University of Debrecen called Aeronautical Engineering is located in PHARMAFLIGHT International Science and Service Center, right next to Debrecen International Airport. PHARMAFLIGHT ATO (Approved Training Organization) is an EASA approved training organization that complies with European Union legislation. Students complete the training on a Cessna 172, Tecnam P2008JC and P2006T aircraft together with FNPT II and FFS simulators.


Our aim is to train professionals who are capable of working for aviation companies as professional pilots, who understand aviation, traffic, air operation and ground handling assignments and tasks. During their studies, pilot candidates will acquire the requirements for ATP(A) (Airline Transport Pilot) integrated training and, upon successful completion of the course, will receive a CPL / IR license with ATPL theory credit and will take apart on a A320 type rating course or Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation course too.

How the Professional pilot BSc program looks like?

The program lasts 3,5 years and it can be divided into two main parts. Firstly, applicants undergo a standard engineering bachelor degree program in relation with aviation and secondly, they complete the integrated airline transport pilot program (integrated ATP(A)), including theoretical and practical trainings.

How the integrated ATP(A) course built up?

During the theoretical part of the course students have to successfully complete 13 ATPL theoretical knowledge subjects and take the authority theoretical knowledge exams defined by EASA. In the meantime, students complete the practical training both on simulators and on single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. During the 6 phases training, students fly a total of 200 hours in single pilot and multi-pilot operation.

Why this program is a unique one?

Compering to other aviation engineering program, after completion of the integrated course, the students spend an additional more than 50 hours on Airbus A320 simulator during the last semester. The A320 is the highest-selling airliner all over the world thus getting experience on this aircraft type is a huge advantage during an application process for an airline position and highly increase the training effectiveness as well.

Downloads and further information about the Professional Pilot BSc program can be found here.