Why a CE-500 or CE-525 Jet Type Rating is necessary as the Aviation Industry Booms
On average, over 100,000 airplane flights occur internationally every day. The demand for pilots has never been higher and is projected to continue booming for the next decade. According to Pilotjobcentral, CAE forecasts that the airline industry will need about 255,000 new pilots over the course of the next decade.
A CE-500 or CE-525 jet type rating greatly enhances the hiring prospects for an aspiring airline or business jet pilot.
The CE-500 or CE-525 jet type rating courses are tailored to each candidate's experience and knowledge of aviation, providing a comprehensive learning format for growth and certification.
What is CE-500 or CE-525 Jet Type Rating course?
The CE-500 or CE-525 type rating training courses include a full-time 7 to 12-day course for pilots of varied experience levels who already possess Multiengine and Instrument ratings.
The goal of this training is to provide the necessary knowledge and skill that allows a pilot to transition from piston propeller or turboprop aircraft to flying multicrew jet operations.
What Model Aircraft Are Covered By CE-525 Training?
Cessna manufactures many jet aircraft called “Citation”, the CE-500 (the original Citation) and the CE-525 are among them. The CE-500 type rating includes eleven models: C500, C I, C ISP, C II, C IISP, C SII, C V ,BRAVO, ULTRA, ENCORE, ENCORE +. The CE-525 type rating allows the pilot to fly ten models: CJ, CJ1, CJ1+, CJ2, CJ2+ CJ3, CJ3+, CJ4, M2 and M2+.
What Does a Typical Schedule Look Like?
A comprehensive manual including aircraft systems, performance, weight & balance and pertinent regulations is provided for pre-course study (recommended 40 hours).
The CE-525 ground school is approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 including 40+ hours of classroom ground school and will take 5 to 6 days.
Ground school is taught by a highly experienced instructor using an in-house PowerPoint presentation. The ground school includes a very comprehensive review of aircraft systems; Jet aircraft performance; Multicrew procedures; Normal, Abnormal and Emergency Procedures; Crew Resource Management; Threat and Error Management; High Altitude Operations.
Cockpit Procedures Training is done in the actual aircraft (1 day).
Instruction in the aircraft in all the maneuvers and procedures in the Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards to meet the required proficiency (1 or 2 days).
Practical test with the FAA Designated Pilot Examiner including Oral and Flight examinations (1 day).
Issuance of a new Pilot Certificate with a CE-500 or CE-525 type rating.