FAQ Answer

FAQ Answer

What is an EASA licence and what kinds of EASA licence are there?

An EASA Licence is a licence that is issued under Part-FCL to a person who has complied with the requirements of Part-FCL. JAR-FCL licences that are fully in compliance with JAR-FCL and issued by a mutually recognised former JAA State (and not restricted to aircraft of a particular register) prior the implementation of EU rules in that State, (are deemed to be EASA licences. However, the JAR-FCL licences must be physically replaced with licences of the Part-FCL format and text by their date of calendar expiry. The EASA Licences are:

Aeroplanes
- Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes)
- Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes)
- Air Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes)
- Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes)

Helicopters
- Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (Helicopters)
- Private Pilot Licence (Helicopters)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopters)
- Air Transport Pilot Licence (Helicopters)

Sailplanes
- Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (Sailplanes)
- Sailplane Pilot Licence - (this licence may include commercial flying privileges)

Balloons
- Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (Balloons)
- Balloon Pilot Licence - (this licence may include commercial flying privileges)

Airships
- Private Pilot Licence (Airships)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (Airships)

The regulations foresee the need to licence pilots to fly Powered-Lift aircraft and so make provision for a type rating for such an aircraft to be added to an aeroplane licence or a helicopter licence.


Licensing and Training Standards

  1. What is meant by an EASA aircraft and a non-EASA aircraft?
  2. In which countries will the new European rules apply?
  3. What is meant by: a JAA or JAR-FCL licence; a United Kingdom licence; a UK National Private Pilots Licence (NPPL) and a “national licence”?
  4. What is an EASA licence and what kinds of EASA licence are there?
  5. Which country can I apply to for an EASA licence?
  6. What kinds of Medical certificate are used now, and what will there be after implementation of the European rules?
  7. I have a UK-issued JAA licence, how will the changes affect me?
  8. I have a UK ATPL / CPL (pre-JAA), how will the changes affect me?
  9. I have a UK PPL (pre-JAA), how will the changes affect me?
  10. I have a CAA-issued JAA licence that is marked “Valid for UK registered aircraft”, how will the changes affect me?
  11. I have a Basic Commercial Pilot’s Licence (BCPL(A)), how will the changes affect me?
  12. Do I have to convert my non-JAA licence into a JAA licence before I can get an EASA licence?
  13. I have a UK licence with a calendar life, what will happen when it expires?
  14. What will happen about the medical restrictions on my licence?
  15. I have a PPL for gyroplanes, how will the changes affect me?
  16. I have an NPPL, how will the changes affect me?
  17. I have a PPL(A) with a Group D rating / PPL(M) for microlights - how will the changes affect me?
  18. I fly gliders, how will the changes affect me?
  19. I fly balloons, how will the changes affect me?
  20. I have licences from more than one European country, what happens about that?
  21. What happens to the ratings that I have on my licence?
  22. I have an instructor rating, how will the changes affect me?
  23. I have an examiner authorisation, how will the changes affect me?
  24. When can I get an EASA licence?
  25. What is going to happen about the IMC rating?
  26. I have a licence issued by a non-EASA country (e.g. USA), how will the changes affect me?
  27. I have previously passed ATPL / CPL theoretical knowledge examinations, but I have not obtained the licence yet, how will the changes affect me?
  28. What will happen about radio licences (FRTOL)?
  29. What is happening about gaining credit for military flying against the requirements for obtaining an EASA licence?
  30. How will licences and ratings be kept valid?
  31. How will the new rules affect Registered Facilities (PPL training)?
  32. How will the new rules affect Flight Training Organisations and Type Rating Training Organisations?
  33. What will be the effect of the introduction of the aerobatic rating?
  34. What will be the effect of the introduction of the Flight Test rating?
  35. What will be the effect of the introduction of the towing rating?
  36. What will be the effect of the introduction of the mountain rating?
  37. What will be the charging scheme for EASA licences and training organisations?
  38. How will knowledge of Part-FCL and Part-OPS be demonstrated for licence validation/conversion?
  39. Crediting of flying hours to comply with the requirements for recency and revalidation
    by experience.
  40. What further information will be provided?