Update Access Pilot Exams (Status 15.06.2021)

According to the current regulations on the part of the Federal Government the following information
In order to protect the candidates and our staff, entry to the premises of Austro Control is only permitted in compliance with the 3 - G regulations. These are in detail:
Evidences are to be brought in a form to be checked (hard copy, electronic proof on cell phone, "green passport").

For tested                                                                         
  • negative antigen self-test result (up to max. 24 hours) recorded in an official data processing system
  • negative antigen test result (up to max. 48 hours) from an authorized body e.g. test lane or pharmacy
  • negative PCR test result (up to max. 72 hours after test performance) 
For (partially) vaccinated persons
Proof (vaccination certificate, vaccination card or extract of vaccination received e.g. from electronic vaccination record) of vaccination with a centrally licensed vaccine against Covid-19.
  • from the 22nd day after the first vaccination (up to max. 3 months)
  • after the second vaccination (up to max. 9 months)
  • from the 22nd day after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled (up to max. 9 months)
  • after vaccination, if there was a positive molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 at least 21 days prior to vaccination or evidence of neutralizing antibodies prior to vaccination (up to max. 9 months)
For convalescents
  • medical confirmation of an infection survived in the past 6 months, confirmed by molecular biology (after expiration of the infection up to max. 6 months)
  • Segregation certificate of confirmed COVID cases (after expiration of infection up to max. 6 months)
  • Positive proof of neutralizing antibodies (from antibody test date up to max. 3 months)
Furthermore, the following protective measures apply and must be adhered to as follows:
  • All candidates are required to wear a FFP2 mask (or a mask with at least an equivalent standard (e.g. KN95, N95, etc.) without a valve during the entire duration of the test. The mentioned mask has to be brought by the respective candidate himself!
  • The minimum distance of one meter has to be kept during the whole time in the premises of Austro Control.
  • Break times are to be kept as short as possible and may only be taken individually

For further questions regarding the regulations or to make an appointment, please contact .


Postponement of the introduction of ECQB 2020 (11-12-2020)

Austro Control GmbH will postpone the changeover in the area of pilot examinations (CPL; IR; ATPL) to ECQB2020 to 01.04.2021.

Based on the current pandemic developments and the associated partial closures of examination centres, we would like to give candidates who were still trained under the ECQB6 syllabus the opportunity to start their examinations under the same syllabus.

As a result, all students who start their pilot examinations on or after 01.04.2021 will have to take them using the questions from ECQB 2020. Students who have already started their examinations before this date can still complete their set of exams until 31.01.2022 (as the last possible examination day) using the current ECQB.

As of 01.02.2022, only examinations based on the ECQB 2020 are generally possible for examinations already started and new examination entries. Candidates who have started under the current ECQB and have not completed their examinations by 31.01.2022 must continue their examinations under ECQB 2020 from 01.02.2022. In general, candidates who have already started under the current ECQB will also be able to continue their examinations from 01.04.2021 based on the syllabus and question database of ECQB 2020, a change is possible at any time. Please note, however, that after a change to ECQB 2020 and its syllabus, a change to the old system / under the old syllabus is no longer possible.

Further information on the ECQB and the changeover to the new syllabuses can be found at: https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/aircrew-and-medical/european-central-question-bank-ecqb  


You can register for your theory examination in writing or by telephone.

Phone: +43 (0)51703-7231 or -7241
Due to the high demand for exam dates and the fact that the number of candidates per day that can be admitted to the exam is limited, we ask you to register at least 10 working days before your desired date.

The application form is categorically necessary for the registration. The application form must be signed by the responsible flight school (ATO) to confirm the release of the exams according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 FCL.030. The application must be sent in advance by e-mail to Austro Control GmbH ().

At this point we would like to point out once again that an official photo identification must be presented on commencement of the examination. Without this it is not possible to take part in the examination.

Examinations take place from Mon - Fri from 9:00 am to 15:00 pm.

We kindly ask you to arrive in time at our company headquarters at Wagramer Straße 19, 1220 Vienna and to register for the examination at our reception on the 16th floor. If you arrive late for the theoretical examination, your entitlement to the examination place reserved for you expires. If you are unable to attend your examination date, we ask you to send us a cancellation at least 48 hours in advance.
The theory examinations are taken in electronic form; in the CPL, IR, CB-IR and ATPL areas, examinations are held exclusively in English. In the PPL area, you can choose between German and English language.

The exam questions are worked out according to the single choice system. There is only one correct answer per question, wrong answers do not lead to a loss of points. 
For each subject, the candidate will be given an individual corresponding number of questions or tasks, according to the regulations of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011, based on the points system per exam (not every question has the same score of points, therefore there may be differences in the number of questions). At the end of the exam, the exam subject must be completed, and all calculations and notes must be returned to the invigilator in charge, even if not all questions have been answered.
Please note:
  • The order of the examination subjects to be taken can be freely chosen.
  • Please note your personal schedule for the processing time for each individual examination paper.
  • Within the examination time frame binding for you, breaks of max. 20 minutes between the individual examination subjects are possible; a break during an ongoing examination is not possible.
  • External persons will not be granted access to the examinations.

An examination subject is only considered passed if an applicant has achieved at least 75 % of the possible number of points in this subject. Below 75 % there is no rounding up to a positive result:
(74.9 % will be counted as failed).

The theoretical PPL examination comprises all required examination papers (9 subjects) on one day. For organisational reasons, it is not possible to divide the subjects over several dates. In case of a negative result in one subject, the examination can be repeated on the next working day at the earliest, provided there is free capacity in the examination room. An applicant must repeat the entire examination like a first attempt if he has not passed all subjects in four attempts or within the 18 months mentioned.

The examination is deemed to have been passed if the applicant completes all the examination items within 18 months, calculated from the end of the calendar month in which the applicant first took the examination. A passed theoretical examination is accepted for the issuance of a PPL(A) for a period of 24 months from the date of passing.

A theoretical CPL/IR/CB-IR/ATPL exam can be taken in several sessions, but no more than six. The entire exam, including any subsequent exams, must be successfully completed within the six sessions mentioned. A session consists of ten consecutive calendar days. No examination paper can be repeated within these ten days, otherwise a new session begins from the time of repeating.

The examination is considered passed if the candidate completes all parts of the examination within 18 months, calculated from the end of the calendar month in which the candidate first took the examination. An applicant must repeat the entire examination as if it were a first attempt if he has failed an individual examination paper in four attempts or if he has not passed all examination papers in six sessions or within the aforementioned 18 months. Before retaking the examination, the applicant shall undergo further training to be determined by the appropriate Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) in accordance with aviation safety requirements.

The invigilator will ensure that the examination runs smoothly and that the examination room is kept quiet and tidy. The supervisory staff may not give any information about the content of the examination. The instructions of the supervisory staff must be followed.
The invigilator is obliged in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 Annex VI ARA.FCL.300 (e) and (f) to declare the examination invalid to the extent of the instructions given, or to exclude the applicant from the examination for one year after an attempt at deception.


David Frank
Fax: +43 51703 1536
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