• Conversion tables

    Changes to the licensing system mean that some licences are no longer available or can no longer be renewed. Different licences with similar privileges are available, as set out in the table below.

    Some national licences can still be renewed rather than converted, but the renewed licence may have reduced privileges. If this option is available the licence will be listed in the "Renewal licence" column.

    General aviation licences

    Existing / Expiring Licence Renewal Licence EASA conversion options
    NPPL (SSEA, SLMG) NPPL (SSEA, SLMG) LAPL (A), LAPL (S)
    PPL (SLMG) PPL (SLMG) or NPPL (SLMG) SPL, LAPL (S), PPL (A)
    Depending on what you are flying
    NPPL (M) PPL (M) NPPL (Microlight) Not applicable
    PPL (Gyroplane) PPL (Gyroplane) Not applicable
    UK PPL (A) UK PPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part FCL PPL (A)
    UK BCPL (A) Restricted UK PPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL PPL (A)
    UK PPL (H) UK PPL (H) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL PPL (H)
    JAR PPL (A) Part-FCL PPL (A) Part FCL PPL (A)
    JAR PPL (H) Part-FCL PPL (H) Part FCL PPL (H)
    FRTOL (not included in pilot licence) FRTOL (As a separate licence or within a pilot licence) Not applicable

    Professional licences

    Existing / Expiring Licence Renewal Licence EASA conversion options
    UK CPL (A) UK CPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part FCL CPL (A)
    UK BCPL (A) Unrestricted UK CPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL CPL (A)
    UK ATPL (A) UK ATPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL ATPL (A), CPL (A)
    JAR CPL (A) marked “Valid for UK registered Aircraft” UK CPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL CPL (A)
    Depending on meeting requirements
    UK CPL (H and G) UK CPL (H) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL CPL (H)
    UK ATPL (H and G) UK ATPL (H) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL ATPL (H), CPL (H)
    Depending on meeting certain requirements
    JAR ATPL (A) marked “Valid for UK registered Aircraft" UK ATPL (A) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL ATPL (A), CPL (A)
    Depending on meeting certain requirements
    JAR CPL (A) Part-FCL CPL (A) Part-FCL CPL(A)
    JAR MPL (A) Part-FCL MPL (A) Part-FCL MPL(A)
    JAR ATPL (A) Part-FCL ATPL (A) Part-FCL ATPL(A)
    JAR CPL (H) Part-FCL CPL (H) Part-FCL CPL(H)
    JAR CPL (H) marked “Valid for UK registered Aircraft" UK CPL (H) (only valid for annex II aircraft) Part-FCL CPL (H)
    Depending on meeting certain requirements
    JAR ATPL (H) Part-FCL ATPL (H) Part-FCL ATPL(H)

    Either general aviation or professional

    Existing / Expiring Licence Renewal Licence EASA conversion options
    UK PPL (BA) UK PPL (BA) LAPL (B), BPL
    UK CPL (B) UK CPL (B) BPL, LAPL (B)

    In some instances a different level of licence may need to be issued depending on the level of medical held by the pilot at the time of conversion and / or the ratings that are or have been previously held.