EASA suspends flight training school

Date: 15 July 2013

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been informed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) that it suspended the pilot training approval of Euro American School of Aviation, based in Florida, (UK/FTO-226) on the 19 April 2013. The suspension of the approval means that the school cannot provide theoretical knowledge instruction or flight training towards the issue of any European pilots licence, rating or certificate from that date forward.

Student pilots receiving theoretical knowledge and/or flight training from Euro American School of Aviation for the issue of an EU Part-FCL licence, rating or certificate are advised that:
• if the student intends to apply to the UK for a pilot licence, rating or certificate the UK CAA is unable to accept any theoretical knowledge training or flight training provided to them by Euro American School of Aviation after the 19 April 2013;
• if the student intends to apply to any other country for a Part-FCL licence, rating or certificate they should contact that State for advice.

Student pilots whose state of licence issue is to be the UK CAA and who wish to continue their training towards gaining an EU licence, rating or certificate, must continue their training at another school that is permitted to provide that training. To retain credit for the training received at Euro American School of Aviation on or before 19 April 2013 the students must request the transfer of their training records from Euro American School of Aviation inc to their chosen alternative school. For more information on transferring training records please see CAP 804, Section 4, Part L, Appendix 3, Page 1 (p.365) www.caa.co.uk/cap804

As well as needing to change their training provider, applicants for an EU licence, rating or certificate must also ensure that all required theoretical knowledge examinations, training and testing are valid, and undertaken within the relevant time limits.

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Notes to Editors:

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