Austro Control Examinations
Austro Control Examination Guide
Since June 2020 Global Aviation S.A. has been offering the option to all EASA student pilots to participate in the Austro Control examinations at their ground school facilities in Athens, Greece. With this option Global Aviation S.A. is part of the large network of Austro Control examination centers, providing a strong and flexible advantage to all its students. The examination center is located in the School’s Headquarters, 98 Athinon Av. Athens, Greece.
The Austro Control Examination Guide can be downloaded here.
The application form for ATPL(A) - PPL(A) can be downloaded here.
The applicant’s information must only be filled-in digitally. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by Austro control.
The applicant must choose the subjects for the upcoming sitting and save the application as a .PDF file.
Applicants that are not students of Global Aviation S.A. must hand-sign the application form and have the HT/CTKI of their ATO, stamp and sign it also.
The signed application document must be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Non Global Aviation S.A. applicants must also include a copy of a valid identification document (ID-card or passport).
The registration process must be completed before the deadline of the registration period. Applicants can only participate in the upcoming examination sitting.
The original stamped and signed form must be brought on the examination day
After the completion of the registration (All applicants):
The applicant will receive a confirmation email with the payment options.
Following the payment, a transaction receipt must be emailed to email@example.com. When the payment is verified the applicant will receive a final confirmation email for their participation in the sitting along with the dates and hours of the examinations.
The original copies of the signed application form and the confirmation receipt must be brought to the examination center along with valid identification document (ID-card or passport) that can prove the applicant’s identity.
NOTE: The above process must be repeated before every examination sitting.
The fees will be listed here below and are per theory exam (per subject each time):
- ATPL(A) €50
- PPL(A) €50
Austro Control Examination Schedule
The sittings under normal conditions are scheduled once every month for a duration of consecutive days. The dates may change without notice, so applicants must always check the current dates before applying for exams. The registration period of an upcoming sitting starts the day after the completion of the previous sitting and ends 14 days before the first day of the upcoming one.
Announced sittings and registration dates:
SittingExamination periodRegistration Period
September 2020September 21, 2020 - September 25, 2020September 1, 2020 - September 11, 2020
October 2020October 19, 2020 - October 23, 2020September 26, 2020 - October 5, 2020
November 2020November 23, 2020 - November 27, 2020October 24, 2020 - November 8, 2020
December 2020December 7, 2020 - December 11, 2020November 23, 2020 - November 27, 2020
The subjects are spread over 5 consecutive days. The exact time of the exams depend on the total number of applications and all applicants will be notified individually by email after the completion of their registration process. The students will be registered into one off the following time slots.
- Once announced, dates and times of the examination are final and cannot be altered by the applicant.
- Global Aviation S.A. reserves the right to transfer or change the announced examination dates for reasons of force majeure. The applicants will be notified in time and given the choice to reschedule for a future sitting.
- After booking for a specific sitting the applicants cannot cancel their registration and request a refund.
- In case of sitting cancellation without applicant’s responsibility, payments are not lost and applicants can book for a future sitting or request a refund.
Information regarding the introduction of ECQB 2020
Austro Control hereby announces that as of 1 January 2021 ECQB 2020 will be implemented for all pilot examinations (CPL; IR; ATPL)
This means that as of 1 January 2021 candidates will not be able to book "Old Syllabus" exams (ECQB 6 or 7) for their first attempt, however, for candidates who have already started the series, ECQB 6 or 7 will remain available in parallel to ECQB 2020 until the end of January 2022. Students who have already started their exams before 1 January 2021 may finish their exams using the current ECQB version until 31 January 2022 (as the last possible exam day). Alternatively, they may change to ECQB 2020 after 1 January 2021.
From 1.02. 2022, all registered candidates must take their examinations with ECQB 2020. Any candidates who have not completed the full set of examinations by this cut-off date will be required to finish their examinations following the ECQB 2020 syllabus.
We would like to point out that a change to ECQB 2020 is possible at any time after 1 January 2021, but once candidates have changed to ECQB 2020 and its syllabus, it is not possible to return to the old ECQB syllabus. If you decide to change to ECQB 2020 after 1 January 2021, you should consult your ATO to ensure you are properly prepared for the new syllabus and please note that any resits required under the old syllabus must be completed before you can take your first ECQB 2020 exam.
Further information about ECQB and the change to the new syllabus can be found at:
Aside from the obvious cost and convenience, the major benefit is that you are keeping your options open to the possibility of acquiring an EASA licence, compared to other less flexible and costly systems.
Due to the special situation of the UK exam results which have been taken under the CAA UK can be transfered to Austro Control (until December 31st 2020). All we need is the result report. This is free of charge.
No, this is a specific ruling and so cannot be applied when starting in another state.
In normal circumstances there will be one sitting each month.
There is a special form for ATPL conversions:
They have to fill in part 2 and 3 and have to send the application along with the last pages of their log book as evidence that all the information is correct to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will than check if all the requirements are met and if so we will confirm the completeness so that the student can apply for an examination appointment. We are obliged to ask the examinee to present the original log books at their first day of exams and we will be crosschecking the data provided on the application.
Questions can only be appealed during the exam. Appeals are no longer possible once the exam is finished and the participant logs out of the exam app. There is a comment function integrated into the app which makes it easy for the students to appeal any faulty questions.
No, unless you have an Instrument Rating. If so, you are excluded from the IFR Communications examination.