Commercial Pilot's Licence and Instrument Rating (Aeroplane) with Frozen Airline Transport Pilot's Licence Course (CPL/IR (A) with Frozen ATPL)

The CPL/IR (A) with Frozen ATPL is the main course conducted at HMA. It is the basic licence required towards becoming a professional pilot with a commercial airline.


  • Letter of approval from the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) / ‘O’ Levels, or its equivalent a minimum of five (5) credits inculding English, Mathematics and a Science subject
  • Minimum age of seventeen (17) years
  • Successful medical examination Class I with requisite certificate from DCA approved medical examiner
  • Adequate competency in the English language

The duration of this course is about eighteen (18) months on a full-time basis

Flight Training
Flight training consists of 200 hours which includes:-

  • Single engine (Diamond DA-40 TDI aircraft)
  • FNPT II using Twin Engine Diamond DA-42 Glass-Cockpit layout
  • Twin engine (Diamond 42 Twin Star Glass-Cockpit Aircraft)

Ground Training
Ground training consists of 920 hours which includes the subjects below:-

PPL Phase

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General
  • Navigation, Meteorology & Radio Aids
  • Radiotelephony
  • Human Performances & Limitations

JAA Phase I

  • Principles of Flight
  • Power Plant
  • Electrics
  • Airframes
  • VFR Communications
  • IFR Communications
  • Type Rating Single Engine

JAA Phase II

  • General Navigation
  • Flight Planning & Monitoring
  • Radio Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Instrumentation


  • Performance
  • Mass & Balance
  • Human Performances & Limitations
  • Air Law I & II
  • Operational Procedures
  • Type Rating Twin Engine

Upon completion and having passed the flight and ground training, the individual will be issued with a CPL/IR with Frozen ATPL.  In order to convert to a full ATPL licence, the individual must be at least 21 years of age and should have has accumulated 1,500 hours of flying.


The courses available at HMA:

CPL/IR(A) with Frozen ATPL
Abridged Course (CPL/IR (A) with Frozen ATPL)
Private Pilot's Licence (PPL)
Assistant Flight Instructor Course (AFI)
Admissions Procedures
Course Fees