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Instruments and controls sit in the cockpit of a Boeing Co. 737 Max 7 jetliner during preparations ahead of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018 in Farnborough, U.K., on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Boeing B737MAX Type Rating is a combination of theoretical and simulator training that qualifies the trainees to understand in depth the complexity of the B737-8/-9/-10 aircraft systems and flying characteristics.

Entry Requirements

A candidate for a type rating on HATS approved courses shall be at least 18 years of age, has a high school diploma and unless otherwise determined in the operational suitability data established in accordance with Part-21, comply with the following minimum requirements:


  • Minimum 200 hrs total flying time of which 70hrs PIC
  • Part- FCL CPL / IR
  • Multi-engine IR
  • ATPL(A) Theory Credit
  • First class medical certificate
  • MCC course certification*
  • Advance UPRT
  • English Language Proficiency Level 4 (min)

In order to ensure quality and effective training, all candidates undergo an assessment test prior to enrolling the course.

*Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) can be integrated into the Type Rating

B737/300-900 (MAX) Type Rating Structure

The B737/300-900 (MAX) initial course is divided into two parts: Theoretical Knowledge Training and FSDT Training. The total duration of the course is approximately 4 weeks.

Theoretical Training.

  • Web Based Training (WBT): minimum 10 days.
  • Classroom tuition: 6 days.
  • Theoretical examination upon ground school completion: 3 hours.

An additional 3 day classroom tuition is required if Type Rating is combined with MCC Course.

Simulator Training with PEC (Previous Experience Credit)

  • 4 Fix Base Simulator (FBS) sessions.
  • 7 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) sessions.
  • 1 FFS License Skill Test.



Simulator Training without PEC (Previous Experience Credit)

  • 5 Fix Base Simulator (FBS) sessions.
  • 9 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) sessions.
  • 1 FFS License Skill Test.

Training Location

Theoretical training may be performed either in HATS’ base in Athens, or in one of the collaborating Simulator Centres, upon the customer’s request.

Available Training Centres for the B737MAX family

Turkey-Istanbul | Czech Republic-Prague|

 For a more graphical view of the available Training Locations, please refer to Flexible Training Location page.

The B737/300-900 MAX Type Rating can be endorsed on the applicant’s pilot license only upon  completion of  Base Training.