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Multi-engine Pistons (MEP) Class Rating

Multi Engine Pistons

Achieve the MEP class rating, which will enable you to fly any multi-engine piston aircraft

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Discover the world of twin-engine aircraft

The MEP class rating is valid for 12 months and gives access to the family of twin-engine piston aircraft.
This class of aircraft offers guaranteed safety and performance.
The purpose of your training as a pilot on MEP aircraft is mainly to manage asymmetric flight, specific to the simulation of engine failure.

Admission requirements for the MEP training course


Right to
study within EU

Medical aptitude

Class 1 or 2
specific to PART-MED regulations

Medical Centres


LAPL (A), PPL (A),
CPL (A) or ATPL (A)

Flight logbook

70 flight hours
as captain of the aircraft

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Duration of training

The training course can be full time or on demand depending on your availability.


Standard duration
for full-time availability
5 /7 days


Maximum duration
recommended for
optimal educational progress

Your MEP training programme in detail

MEP training teaches you how to manage specific failures of multi-engine aircraft, and in particular how to fly asymmetrically in all phases of flight, with simulated engine failure.

15 hours and 45 minutes of applied theory

6 hours of flight instruction on multi-engine aircraft

Validity and extension of your MEP rating

The MEP qualification is valid 12 months starting from the day of issue.
It can be extended for a further 12 months by passing an revalidation flight exam within 3 months prior to the expiry of validity.
Beyond that, you must complete an additional training course specific to the renewal of this qualification.

Period of validity



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Your training centre

Find out about your training centre’s resources.

Paris - Toussus le Noble

The MEP training course takes place in Toussus le Noble on the Diamond DA42, a modern G1000 avionics training aircraft, particularly renowned for its flight demonstration capabilities.

Diamond DA42 G1000
multi-engine aircraft

Persons on board



Garmin 1000

Cruising speed

150 Kts


800 Nm

Maximum altitude

18 000 ft


535 Kg

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Your online interface

Astonfly provides you with a dedicated digital platform to follow your training.


Consult the programming of your sessions (schedules, instructors, aircraft, simulators, classroom).

Progress booklet

For each flight or simulator exercise, a rating out of 5 is reported by your instructor via the Astonfly online interface in order to create a progress map of your educational journey.

Financial accounts

Track your payments and debits throughout your training and download your invoices online.

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Receive your quote immediately by email and schedule an appointment with an Astonfly consultant online.

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