R-ATP FAQ

You may view the ruling FAR 61.159 and 61.160 on the FAA website. In addition, the ERAU Flight Department has created a video that helps explain the restricted ATP rules.
It is a new Airline Transport Pilot/Certified Training Program (ATP-CTP) course that will be required for everyone who wishes to obtain an ATP or ATP-R certificate. The ATP-CTP will require 10 hours of simulation time (six full-motion and four FTD) and 30 hours of ground training. The course must be taken before the ATP Knowledge Exam. The ATP-CTP course requirement begins Aug. 1, 2014.
  • B.S. in Aeronautical Science
  • B.S. in Aeronautics
  • B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science
  • B.S. in Air Traffic Management
  • B.S. in Applied Meteorology

To be eligible for the ATP-R:

  • Graduate from one of the approved degree majors (see "What ERAU Degrees Are Approved by the FAA?")
  • Complete Instrument flight and ground training under Part 141 at ERAU
  • Complete Commercial flight and ground training under Part 141 at ERAU
  • After Aug. 1, 2014, complete ATP-CTP (Airline Transport Pilot/Certified Training Program) at ERAU
  • Take ATP Knowledge Exam at an authorized FAA Testing Center
  • If you have completed the prescribed 60 credit hours, build your time to 1,000 hours with 200 Cross Country hours (as well as the other requirements of FAR 61.159)
  • If you have completed between 30 and 60 of the prescribed credit hours, build your time to 1,250 hours with 200 Cross Country hours
  • Take the Practical Exam for the ATP certificate
You will have to have completed your Instrument and Commercial flight and ground courses on the ERAU campus and graduate from one of the approved degrees.
If you graduate from an FAA-approved degree program on an ERAU campus, you will be eligible to receive your ATP-R at 1,000 or 1,250 hours versus an unrestricted ATP at 1,500 hours. You also will be eligible for hiring by a Part 121 carrier between 250 and 500 hours sooner.

If you graduate from an approved major and you complete 60 credits from the list below, then you are eligible for the ATP-R at 1,000 hours. If you have completed between 30-59 credits, then you will need 1,250 hours.

Required Credit & Flight Hours

FAA Approved Course Number and Title

Credits

Comments

AMS 118 Aircraft Familiarization and Regulations

3

 

AMS 274 Aircraft Turbine Powerplants and Systems

4

 

AMS 365 Transport Category Aircraft Systems

3

 

Transport Category Aircraft Electrical and Instrument Systems

3

 

Aviation Technical Operations

3

 

Private Pilot Operations

5

 

Aeronautics I

4

 

Aeronautics I

2

 

Basic Aeronautics I

3

 

Basic Aeronautics II

3

 

AS221 Instrument Pilot Operations

3

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

AS 230 Aeronautics II

3

 

AS 231 Aeronautics II

2

 

AS 232 Intermediate Aeronautics

3

 

AS 240 Principles of Navigation

3

 

AS 254 Aviation Legislation

3

 

AS 260 Principles of All-Weather Navigation

3

 

AS 270 Aeronautics III

3

 

AS 271 Aeronautics III

1

 

AS 272 Advanced Aeronautics

2

 

AS 309 Aerodynamics

3

 

AS 310 Aircraft Performance

3

 

AS 311 Aircraft Engines - Turbine

3

 

AS 320 Commuter Operations

3

 

AS 321 Commercial Pilot Operations

3

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

AS 330 Aeronautics IV

3

 

AS 330 Transcontinental Flight Navigation

3

 

AS 340 Instructional Design in Aviation

3

 

AS 345 Multi-Engine Class Rating

1

 

AS 350 Domestic and International Navigation

3

 

AS 355 Global Navigation

3

 

AS 356 Aircraft Systems and Components

3

 

AS 357 Flight Physiology

3

 

AS 358 Advanced Avionics

3

 

AS 370 Advanced Multi-Engine Instrument Flight

1

 

AS 385 Crew Resource Management

2

 

AS 386 Domestic and International Navigation

4

 

AS 387 Crew Resource Management

3

 

AS 402 Airline Operations

3

 

AS 405 Aviation Law

3

 

AS 408 Flight Safety

3

 

AS 410 Airline Dispatch Operations

3

 

AS 411 Jet Transport Systems

3

 

AS 412 Corporate/Business Aviation

3

 

AS 417 Flight Training Methods and Curriculum Analysis

3

 

AS 420 Flight Technique Analysis

3

 

AS 425 Autopilots and Flight Management Systems

3

 

AS 426 Electronic Flight Management Systems

2

 

AS 430 Turboprop Techniques and Crew Procedures

2

 

AS435 Electronic Flight Management Systems

3

 

AS 440 Crew Resource Management Skills

1

 

AS 452 Electronic Navigation and Flight Control

3

 

AS 453 High Performance Aircraft Flight Crew Procedures and Techniques

2

 

AS 460 International Flight Operations

3

 

AS 465 Advanced Multi-Engine Flight Crew Training Methods

2

 

AS 470 Airline Flight Crew Techniques and Procedures

2

 

AS 472 Operational Applications in Aeronautical Science

3

 

AT 200 Air Traffic Management I

3

 

AT 300 ATC in the National Airspace System

3

 

AT 302 Air Traffic Management II

3

 

AT 310 ATCT for Pilots

3

 

AT 363 ATC in the National Airspace System

3

 

FA 109 Commercial Pilot Flight Operations I

3

 

FA 110 Commercial Pilot Flight Operations I

6

 

FA 121 Private Single Flight

1

 

FA 122 Private Multi Flight with Lab

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 132 Commercial Pilot Flight I

1

 

FA 133 Commercial Pilot Flight II

1

 

FA 200 Commercial PIlot Flight Operations II

3

 

FA 215 Upset Training

1

 

FA 221 Instrument Single Flight

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 222 Instrument Multi Flight

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 232 Commercial Pilot Flight III

1

 

FA 250 Commercial Pilot Flight Operations III

3

 

FA 272 Commercial Pilot Flight IV

1

 

FA 273 Commercial Single-Engine Add-On

1

 

FA 295D Commercial Pilot Flight III (Single-Engine)

1

 

FA 295E Single-Engine Commercial Pilot

1

 

FA 295F Tailwheel

1

 

FA 300 Commercial Pilot Flight Operations IV

2

 

FA 321 Commercial Single Flight

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 322 Commercial Multi Flight

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 323 Commercial Multi Add On Flight and Lab

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 324 Commercial Multi Instrument Flight

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 326 Commercial Single Add On Flight

1

Required for Part 61.160(b) or 61.160(d)

FA 340 Multi-Engine Class Rating

1

 

FA 341 Advanced Commercial and Instrument Flight Operations and Procedural Familiarization

2

 

FA 395A Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot

1

 

FA 417 Flight Instructor Rating

3

 

FA 419 Airline Transport Pilot Proficiency Development

2

 

FA 420 Airline Flight Crew Techniques and Procedures

2

 

FA 453 High Performance Aircraft Flight Crew Techniques and Procedures

2

 

HF 300 Human Factors I: Principles and Fundamentals

3

 

SF 201 Introduction to Health, Occupational and Transportation Safety

3

 

SF 210 Introduction to Aerospace Safety

3

 

SF 320 Human Factors in Aviation Safety

3

 

WX 201 Survey of Meteorology

3

 

WX 201 Meteorology I

3

 

WX 261 Aviation Climates of the World

3

 

WX 301 Aviation Weather

3

 

WX 352 Meteorology II

3

 

WX 363 Thunderstorms

3

 

WX 364 Weather for Aircrews

3

 

WX 365 Satellite and Radar Weather Interpretation

3

 

*NOTE: Many of these courses are no longer offered. This list should not be used for course registration purposes. Please see the current catalogue for available courses.
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As long as the university and the courses you completed at that university were authorized by the FAA, the credit will transfer (assuming that the courses are transferable to your ERAU degree program.) In order for Instrument and Commercial flight training to be transferred, it must have been completed at an approved university under an approved FAA Part 141 training program.
You will need to take the ATP-CTP course, which will have an exam included. This course will be mandatory for all ATP and ATP-R applicants after Aug. 1, 2014. The course will prepare you for the ATP Knowledge Exam. After you take the ATP Knowledge Exam and once you have built your hours to 1,000 (or 1,250), you will need to take the FAA ATP Practical Exam.
Yes, you will need 1,500 hours and 200 Cross Country hours.
Once you meet the requirements under FAR 61.159 (1500 hours), the ATP will no longer be restricted and will be valid indefinitely as long are you are current.
Yes, the rule puts in place a new course requirement (ATP-CTP) and sets a new minimum flight time for hiring in the airline industry.
The initial legislation required a 1,500-hour ATP. This FAA rule lowers that requirement by up to 500 hours, resulting in ERAU students being eligible for hiring by the industry sooner.
With the ATP-R, you will not be authorized to act as PIC at a U.S. Part 121 air carrier. However, the knowledge and skill requirements are the same for both.
This is a case-by-case situation. If you completed Instrument and Commercial ground and flight training on the ERAU campus and graduated from an FAA-approved degree program, then you should submit an application.
No, you have to complete one of the FAA-approved degree programs.
You are not eligible. You must take both the ground-school courses and flight on the ERAU campus. You may get an ATP-R with any (or no) degree if you have 1,500 hours and 200 cross-country hours.
No, it is the same practical exam, but a type rating is specific to an aircraft while an ATP is a general certificate. It is possible to get an ATP and a type rating during the same practical exam.
For current students who have not yet graduated, it automatically began in Fall 2013. Students who graduated prior to Fall 2013 will need to submit an application on the ERAU website. ERAU Records and Registration will audit transcripts, and if you meet the qualifications, they will place an FAA-approved statement explaining your eligibility for an ATP-R on your transcript.
No, all flight and academic courses need to be completed on the ERAU campus. This is not an ERAU requirement; the new rule is mandated by the FAA. ERAU must adhere to the requirements that states both Instrument and Commercial ground and flight training must be completed at ERAU (See FAR 61.160).
No, both Instrument and Commercial ground schools and flight must be completed at ERAU.
No, you would not qualify since you did not do both your Instrument and Commercial ground and flight courses at ERAU.
If you changed your major to another FAA-approved degree program, then you would qualify for an ATP-R at 1,000 hours or 1,250 hours depending on the coursework that you completed. If you changed your major to an unapproved degree program, you will not qualify.
The rule is for the ATP-R certificate, which allows U.S. Part 121 air carrier certificate holders to hire the pilot, NOT Part 91 operations or certain Part 135 operation. However, if you choose to work for a Part 121 airline, you would qualify for the 1,250-hour ATP-R if you followed the normal degree track.
Yes, ERAU’s petition for exemption for our Part 142 program has been approved. If you flew under Part 142 at Embry-Riddle, you will qualify for the ATP certificate with reduced hour requirements.
It depends on the coursework and degree program you completed.
The FAA did not approve any master’s degree programs — only Associate and Bachelor’s degrees. However, ERAU has applied for an exemption for the Master’s of Science in Aeronautics — Professional Pilot Concentration. That master’s degree program requires more than 30 credit hours of approved course work. ERAU anticipates an FAA response by mid-summer 2014.

The new university would have to have an FAA-authorized and approved degree program. The new university would be responsible for certifying your records to prove that you completed some of the approved coursework at ERAU.
It is not specialty specific — you must complete 60 hours of approved coursework to get your ATP-R in 1,000 hours.
Anywhere. For U.S. Part 121 air carrier operations, it is required.

On the contrary, ERAU was an integral part of the rule-making process and initially requested Part 142 be included in our exemption.

ERAU lobbied the FAA during the rule-making process to include training under Part 142. When the rule was issued with Part 142 not included, ERAU discussed this with the FAA and was given instructions to submit a request to have Part 142 included during the degree-approval process.

Upon receiving the initial Letter of Approval, the FAA communicated that the Part 142 training needed to be approved through the exemption process. At that point, ERAU immediately submitted an exemption request.

ERAU submitted the course work that was within the recent timeframe of the past seven years. It was assumed that graduates of the program who have been in the industry for more than three years would have the 1,500-hour requirement for the ATP. However, you should submit an application so ERAU can evaluate your eligibility.
If you will have 1,000 hours within the next 24 months, then take it now. The last day to take it is July 31, 2014.
You may get an ATP-R with 1,500 total hours and 200 Cross Country without graduating from an approved degree program. An unrestricted ATP requires 500 hours.
No, the requirement states that both Instrument and Commercial ground schools and flight need to be completed at the institution of higher learning.
No, unless it was completed at a university that has an FAA-approved degree program under Part 141.
Yes, but you would have to complete the Instrument and Commercial courses at ERAU (all activities) along with the approved course work. It may be more beneficial for you to build your time and take the ATP.
Yes, the university would have to have an FAA-approved degree program for an Associate or Bachelor’s degree to qualify.
A frozen ATP is a European certificate that can be issued any time after the European Commercial Certificate. The ATP-R is a U.S. certificate that is very specific at 1,000 or 1,250 hours. The ATP is 1,500 hours.

The difference is a European frozen ATP and ATP-R are for second-in-command privileges only in air carriers. An ATP is required to be PIC.
Yes, currently ERAU is developing the ATP-CTP course that will prepare our students to take the ATP Knowledge Exam. The ATP-CTP course will cost $5,000.

Once the ATP-CTP course is completed (and you have the specific flight time), you are eligible to take the ATP Practical Test.

ERAU already has an approved ATP course in the DA 42L aircraft. The cost of this course is approximately $5,300.

Discussions on the possibility of an ATP/type rating in the CRJ 200 are ongoing. Most airlines will provide an ATP course in their initial training program.
No one can be legally hired by a U.S. Part 121 air carrier currently if they do not meet the new requirements. Airlines who incorrectly hire applicants who do not meet the requirements will be subject to FAA certification and/or administration penalty actions. Pilots are required to know and understand the regulations as well.
Most airlines plan to give the applicants their ATP and required ratings during new hire training that are airline specific.
If you are working for a U.S. company, you will need the ATP-R or ATP.

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