Flying Training Organisations and Type Rating Training Organisations (FTO, TRTO) that are approved under JAR-FCL will become approved under Part-ORA with effect from 8th April 2012, and so will their courses. However, they will not be fully compliant with Part-ORA. This will result in Level 2 findings being made that will have to be resolved in accordance with Part-ORA.
Any FTO and TRTO currently approved by the CAA to give training for JAR-FCL licences or ratings that has its principal place of business outside the UK will have its approval transferred to the appropriate authority. For organisations located in other EASA States, the approval will be transferred to the National Aviation Authority (“Competent Authority”) of that State. Organisations located outside of the EASA States will have their approval certificates replaced by certificates issued by EASA and will be subject to audit by EASA. EASA may employ National Aviation Authorities under contract to perform the auditing and oversight of these organisations, but it will be EASA that will issue all formal documents, including amending or varying the approval.