Airline Transport Pilot Airman Certification Standards
NOTE: Those seeking to prepare for Aircraft Dispatcher certification should continue to use FAA-8081-5F.7, which contains FAA-S-8081-10.
This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating – Airplane Airman Certification Standards (ACS) document provides the aeronautical knowledge, risk management, and flight proficiency standards for airline transport pilot (ATP) certification in the airplane category, single-engine land and sea, and multi-engine land and sea classes (ASEL, ASES, AMEL, AMES). This ACS incorporates and supersedes the Practical Test Standards (PTS) FAA-S-8081-5.
The ACS is the guide for students, instructors, and evaluators to understand what applicants must know, do, and consider to pass their FAA Knowledge Exam and practical (checkride) and earn their pilot certificate or rating.
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