A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) allows you to fly as a Pilot-In-Command (PIC) of a single-crew aircraft or co-pilot of a multi-crew aircraft of a Malaysian-registered aircraft for the aircraft types as endorsed in the licence – for commercial air transport.

Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 17 can register for training. Must be 18 upon application for the issue of CPL/IR.

  • Fluent in the English language

  • Completion of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with two (2) Bs and one (1) credit for English, Mathematics, and Science subjects. In addition, the applicant should have (2) more credits in other subjects or “O” levels or its equivalent or attained a degree recognized by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) 3.0 or above and has passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent qualifications with credits in English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.

  • Pass medical examination Class I with a requisite certificate from a CAAM Designated Medical Examiner (applicants are advised to check the CAAM website directly for an up-to-date list of such DME)

  • Letter of Approval from the CAAM (obtained by submitting the form CAAM/BOP/FCL/50 to the CAAM along with academic qualifications).

    Click here to download the form 

  • Pass MFA’s Entrance Assessment.

Foreign candidates must submit their documents to the Academy to obtain approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia.

Ground School Training Requirements:

MFA offers Ground School training for CAAM ATPL for the issue of a CPL/IR. During the Ground School, the entire syllabus is taught in 750 hours. Below are the subjects taught during the ATPL Ground School:

Phase 1A

  • Principle of Flight

  • Human Performance Limitations

  • VFR Communications

  • IFR Communications

Phase 1B

  • Airframe & Systems

  • Meteorology

  • Instruments

Phase 2A

  • Radio Navigation

  • General Navigation

  • Performance (Aeroplane)

Phase 2B

  • Mass & Balance

  • Flight Planning and Monitoring

  • Air Law 1 & 2

  • Operational Procedures

Flying Phase Training Requirements:

Aircraft Flown: PA28, PA44

Simulator Flown: ALSIM, ELITE fixed base FNPT II

Total Flight Training, including CPL/IR flight test: 200 hours minimum

Flying skills taught during Day: General Handling, Navigation, Basic and Advanced Instrument Flying, UPRT

Flying skills taught during Night: General Handling and Navigation