• The privileges of a Multi-Crew Cooperation Instructor (MCCI) certificate allows the instructor to carry out flight instruction during:

    • The practical part of MCC courses when not combined with type rating training
    • In the case of MCCI(A) - the basic phase of the MPL integrated training course provided they hold or have held an FI(A) or an IRI(A) certificate. 

    Please note there are specific requirements to be met which allows the instructor to carry out the above individual privileges.

    Please refer to ‘FCL.905.MCCI  – Privileges and conditions’ in Easy Access Rules for further guidance.

    Prerequisites

  • An applicant for an aeroplane MCCI certificate shall:

    • Hold or have held a CPL (A), MPL (A) or ATPL (A) pilot licence
    • Have completed at least 1,500 hours of flying experience as a pilot in multi-pilot operations

    An applicant for a helicopter MCCI certificate shall:

    • Hold or have held a CPL (H), MPL (H) or ATPL (H) pilot licence
    • Have at least one thousand hours of flying experience as a pilot in multi-crew operations, of which at least 350 hours in multi-pilot helicopters

    Please refer to 'FCL.915.MCCI  - Prerequisites' in Easy Access Rules for further guidance

  • Training

    The MCCI training course shall include, at least: 

    • 25 hours of teaching and learning instruction
    • Technical training related to the type of FSTD where the applicant wishes to instruct
    • 3 hours of practical instruction, which may be flight instruction or MCC instruction on the relevant FNPT II/III MCC, FTD 2/3 or FFS, under the supervision of a TRI, SFI or MCCI nominated by the ATO for that purpose. These hours of flight instruction under supervision shall include the assessment of the applicant’s competence.

    Applicants holding or having held an FI, TRI, CRI, IRI or SFI certificate shall be fully credited towards the 25 hours of teaching and learning requirement within the MCCI course.

    For further guidance on the MCCI course syllabus please refer to ‘AMC1 FCL.930.MCCI - Training course in Easy Access Rules.

    Crediting

    • Applicants holding or having held an FI, TRI, CRI, IRI or SFI certificate shall be fully credited towards the 25 hours of teaching and learning requirement within the MCCI course.

    Revalidation and Renewal

    An MCCI certificate is issued with a validity of 3 years. However, a revalidation can be completed within the last 12 months of the expiry date.

    Therefore, the new expiry date of a further 3 years will be calculated from the current expiry date of the MCCI certificate when completed within the revalidation period. 

  • To revalidate an MCCI certificate, applicants are required to complete the following requirement within the last 12 months of the validity period of the MCCI certificate:

    • 3 hours of practical instruction, which may be flight instruction or MCC instruction on the relevant FNPT II/III MCC, FTD 2/3 or FFS, under the supervision of a TRI, SFI or MCCI nominated by the ATO for that purpose, these hours of flight instruction under supervision shall include the assessment of the applicant's competence

    To renew an expired MCCI certificate, applicants are required to complete the following requirement within 12 months immediately preceding the submission of their application:

    • 3 hours of practical instruction, which may be flight instruction or MCC instruction on the relevant FNPT II/III MCC, FTD 2/3 or FFS, under the supervision of a TRI, SFI or MCCI nominated by the ATO for that purpose, these hours of flight instruction under supervision shall include the assessment of the applicant's competence

    • Completed the technical training related to the type of FSTD where the applicant wishes to instruct

    Please refer to 'FCL.940.MCCI - Revalidation and renewal' in Easy Access Rules for further guidance.

  • How to apply

    • Submit application form SRG2106 along with the relevant fee. For application fees please refer to the UK CAA Scheme of Charges.
    • A certified current copy of your Part-FCL/UK licence if you hold one.
    • If the Instructor who conducted your MCCI observation was a non-UK Part-FCL instructor, please also submit a current copy of their Part-FCL licence, medical certificate and examiner certificate. The instructor will also be required to submit a test notification request prior to the AoC.
    • If the FNPT II/III MCC, FTD 2/2 or FFS device used for your MCCI observation was a non-UK approved device, please also submit a copy of the approval certificate
    • If the ATO who conducted your MCCI training course was an approved non-UK ATO, please also submit a copy of ATO's Course Approval Certificate.

    • Submit application form SRG2106 along with the relevant fee. For application fees please refer to the UK CAA Scheme of Charges.
    • A certified current copy of your Part-FCL/UK licence if you hold one.
    • If the Instructor who conducted your MCCI observation was a non-UK Part-FCL instructor, please also submit a current copy of their Part-FCL licence, medical certificate and examiner certificate. The instructor will also be required to submit a test notification request prior to the AoC.
    • If the FNPT II/III MCC, FTD 2/2 or FFS device used for your MCCI observation was a non-UK approved device, please also submit a copy of the approval certificate
    • If the ATO who conducted your MCCI training course was an approved non-UK ATO, please also submit a copy of ATO's Course Approval Certificate.

    The above can be submitted to the UK CAA either by the postal service to the Gatwick Office or to licenceapplications@caa.co.uk.

    During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that all paperwork is sent to us electronically.

  • During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that all paperwork is sent to us electronically.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries, please contact the Examiners team at examiners@caa.co.uk or on 0330 022 1972 between the hours of 08:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.

  • Related Information

    Please ensure that your training provider is approved to conduct the specific course that you are undertaking.

    We strongly recommend you check that your instructor and examiner hold the relevant privileges to conduct the training and any flight test, examination or assessment of competence that is being carried out.

    How to find a UK examiner or UK approved school

    For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents, please refer to Guidance on documentation.