CPL(H) - Professional Helicopter Pilot Licence

Realize your dream of a professional helicopter career

Becoming a Professional Pilot

Taking flight on your own, joining the extensive family of professional helicopter pilots… the EASA CPL(H) Professional Pilot Licence is the logical solution to kickstart your career!

With this training, you’ll master all the essential skills and knowledge required for a successful pilot career!

Our commitment? To provide you with top-notch training and unwavering support to take off in your pilot career in Europe!

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The EASA CPL(H) is valid in all member states of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.

CEFA prepares you to meet the challenges of your endeavor with its extensive experience in the field and dedicated staff who will help you achieve your dream through tailored, high-quality training courses.

Aware that your ambition as a pilot may extend beyond European borders, CEFA has designed the double CPL(H) program with its global partners, enabling you to become a pilot on the American continent.

The Career Path after CPL(H) Licence


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Search and Rescue

Save lives in hard-to-reach areas for ground rescue teams. Your role will have a positive impact on the lives of people in danger.

Guaranteed Employment

Thanks to our Canadian partnership, every graduate from the training is offered a position in Canada.

And so many more...

Passenger Transportation

Take your passengers across countries and oceans around the world. Your missions will be diverse and highly responsible.

Air Ambulance Services

Respond to large-scale accidents to save lives every day. Your career will blend adrenaline and passion.

ATPL(H), theoretical training for airline pilots

L’Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (Hélicoptère) ou Integrated ATPL(H) is the pinnacle of training to become a professional helicopter pilot. Our integrated ATPL(H) programme offers comprehensive, rigorous training with nearly 14 modules designed to prepare pilots for success in the fast-changing aviation industry.

The integrated ATPL(H) programme combines in-depth theoretical training, practical flying hours and immersion in real aviation operations. Our highly qualified instructors guide every step of the way, providing unrivalled expertise and personalised training to ensure that our students acquire the skills they need to become competent and confident professionals.

When you choose the integrated ATPL(H), you’re setting yourself on the path to aviation excellence. Our learning environment, combined with ideal training resources and facilities, gives you the tools you need to succeed in the commercial aviation industry.

The CEFA Method

The CEFA Method condenses over 30 years of experience in helicopter piloting. Our strength lies in an individualized methodology, allowing each individual to develop skills at their own pace.

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Training Outline

Examples of taught subjects

  • Operational Procedures
  • Helicopter Weight and Balance
  • Radio Communications

Admission Requirements for the Training

Prerequisites for the CPL(H) Training

This training is open to both European and international students.

If you already hold a different aviation licence, you may benefit from an adapted program for your CPL(H) training. PPL(H) holders can be admitted to the integrated CPL(H) training, which can reduce the duration and cost of training.


Return on Investment

The above graph illustrates the journey of an aspiring pilot, from the initial investment to the full realization of their dream through CPL(H) training.

At the beginning of the journey, the required investment for enrolling in helicopter pilot training is substantial. The future pilot will repay their investment in full within 10 years, with the assistance of CEFA’s guidance. This ease of accessing employment even before completing the training ensures that the future pilot can make monthly payments without concerns, facilitating a smooth transition to their new job.

The key aspect of this graph is the upward curve of return on investment. From the 3rd to the 7th year following entry into training, the future pilot takes on roles related to flight preparation. This allows them to apply acquired skills in practice while becoming more familiar with the pilot environment. You’ll be able to live comfortably while repaying your investment during this period.

At the 7th year, the much-awaited moment arrives: You are ready to take control of your career and fly as a professional pilot in your chosen sector. It is at this stage that the initial investment takes full effect. The pilot then lives their dream life, capable of flying independently with the confidence and expertise gained during these formative years.

This is how your initial investment transforms into a long-term dream career.

Ready to take off towards a cloudless future? Inquire now!

Summary of CPL(H) Training

Training Cost: 122,000€

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