What does the term “Ab initio” mean?
Ab initio is a Latin term meaning “from the beginning”. Within aviation the term is used to describe the very first stage of flight training up to the point where a cadet secures his or her license (ATPL).

What is a Type Rating?
A type rating is an allowance to fly a certain aircraft type that requires additional training beyond the scope of pilot licenses and aircraft class training. Which aircraft require a type rating is decided by National Aviation Authorities.

Pilot Job Market
Is a pilot job secured at the end of training?

The graduates have to do a type rating before signing contract with any airline. The airlines do offer first officer positions for frozen ATPL holders. On completion of 1500 hours, the frozen ATPL license becomes a full ATPL license.