Revalidation Examiners of Type Rating Examiners

Information about the appointment of Revalidation Examiners of Type Rating Examiners

Companies may apply to the CAA to use experienced Type Rating Examiners (TREs) for the revalidation of their existing TREs.

Companies applying to appoint a RETRE for a type must normally employ at least 10 TREs.

Further information is available in the CAA Standards Document 69- "Instructions and Procedures for RETREs"

RETRE Seminar

In order to maintain the privileges of their authorisation, RETREs are expected to attend the annual seminar, which provides an update on the current legislation and offers discussions of training issues within the industry. Presentations have included;

  • Facilitation Skills techniques

  • Development of ATQP

  • P-RNAV as an approach aid

  • The future with EASA.

The details of the Seminar are sent electronically to each RETRE approximately 5 months prior to the next seminar.

There are fees involved and they should be paid directly to the Flight Operations Inspectorate (Training Standards).

Should a RETRE be absent from a Seminar without a valid reason, they will be advised that failure to attend another Seminar during their authorisation validity period may result in revocation of their RETRE authorisation.


Applying for RETRE Authorisation- Flight Engineer

CAA Form RE01 (Flt Eng), together with the appropriate fee it should be sent to the Flight Operations Inspectorate (Training Standards). Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - Personnel Licensing.

Applying for RETRE Authorisation- Pilot

CAA Form RE01 (Pilot), together with the appropriate fee it should be sent to the Flight Operations Inspectorate (Training Standards). Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - Personnel Licensing.

Applying for RETRE Reassessment

CAA Form RE04, together with the appropriate fee it should be sent to the Flight Operations Inspectorate (Training Standards). Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - Personnel Licensing.


Further Information

Personnel Licensing Department