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California Aeronautical University Meets Strict Regulations to Receive FAA Part 141 Approval in Phoenix

California Aeronautical University (CAU) is proud to announce its Phoenix campus recently received FAA Part 141 approval. This federal recognition demonstrates the structured flight training CAU offers and allows eligible students to take advantage of time and cost savings.


Structure Flight Training at CAU

Awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Part 141 approval signifies that CAU Phoenix has met strict federal regulations regarding its structured flight training curriculum, training facility, and flight instructors.

This approval helps each student at CAU Phoenix receive consistent, high-quality instruction and enables students to meet important flight milestones and ensure quality at various stages throughout their training.


Benefits to CAU Students

Additionally, Part 141 approval provides significant benefits to students who earn a bachelor’s degree. Eligible CAU graduates can benefit from a 500 flight-hour reduction when seeking their airline transport pilot (ATP) certification while also reducing the minimum age for eligibility.

While candidates without a bachelor’s degree typically need 1,500 flight hours and must be at least 23 years old to be eligible for their ATP, eligible CAU graduates can qualify for a restricted ATP (R-ATP) with only 1,000 flight hours at the age of 21.

These crucial career time-saving benefits put CAU graduates in the pipeline for jobs much quicker than other candidates for positions at airlines.


CAU Phoenix

California Aeronautical University’s flight training campus in Phoenix offers a career-focused bachelor’s degree in aeronautics designed for students seeking a commercial pilot career.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify. CAU also accepts veteran educational benefits to use towards the degree programs.

Applications are now being accepted for CAU’s fall class. To learn more, visit


About California Aeronautical University

California Aeronautical University (CAU) is preparing the next generation of aviation professionals. Serving students from all over the country, the University offers career-focused programs in aviation, aviation business, and aircraft maintenance. With on-airport locations throughout California and Arizona that provide an ideal learning environment, CAU courses are delivered in a year-round, fast-paced schedule that enables students to enter the pipeline for aviation careers in the shortest amount of time. Through the University’s strong partnerships with airlines, influential aviation organizations, and leaders in the aviation community, CAU graduates become a part of a larger aviation network and reap the benefits of these relationships, including direct access to several airline cadet programs. The University offers financial aid, scholarships, and veteran benefits to those who qualify.

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