Please see our information for exam candidates and approved training organisations
Regulation EC 1178/2011 details the rules for the licensing of aircrew subject to EASA regulation.
Part ORA concerns the approval of pilot training organisations and Part FCL concerns the licensing of pilots including courses of training. Organisations wishing to conduct training for a non EASA rating (with the exception of microlight licence/ratings) are required to demonstrate equivalence with the Part ORA requirements and to follow the
same application process. Information regarding qualification of aircrew for a non EASA licence or rating is published in
The UK CAA has prepared a template Manual to assist ATOs in meeting EASA Part-ORA requirements for Operations, Training and Quality for PPL & LAPL courses.
The manual has been designed to be personalised by the ATO in order to show their compliance with Part-ORA. It has been developed on the basis that the organisation is already a UK Registered Facility delivering PPL training; aeroplane or helicopter. The task for the applicant is to add the details of their organisation as currently Registered
with the CAA, using this template manual as appropriate.
An organisation, with its
principal place of business located in the UK, that wishes to carry out pilot training.
Organisations wishing to carry out training solely for microlights should contact the British Microlight Aircraft Association.
Organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK, including the Channel Islands, should apply directly to EASA.
Standards Document 55 gives guidance for training organisations offering courses of training for pilots.
If your organisation is trading as a registered company you should also submit a completed
SRG 1760 form (Principal Place of Business Key Facts form).
Application should be made using
Form SRG2116 and Form SRG1760
Application should be made using
Form SRG2116B and Form SRG1760.
The key personnel in an organisation must be notified to CAA. You can nominate or remove/change the details of one or several people, including identifying their role(s) and the types of approval(s) they have responsibility for, by completing the
Change of Accountable Manager or Nominated Postholder form. This form caters for both EASA approvals as well as national approvals. There is no charge for changes of personnel.
Please note that for changes of Nominated Postholders, a
Form 4 (SRG2115)will need to be completed and attached to the application (SRG2116 for initial applications or Form 4 in the case of postholder changes).
Charges as published in the
Scheme of Charges (Personnel Licensing) are payable upon application, thereafter a continuation charge is made on 1 April each year. Please note for reasons of security credit/debit card details should not be sent by email.
Please note: Organisations needing to change a Registered Company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Number will require a new initial approval as it cannot be classed as a change to an existing approval.
Organisation approvals are non-expiring, however this is subject to a continuation recommendation every 24 months from the date of issue. This is raised by the CAA Inspector following a satisfactory audit programme.
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Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex RH6 0YR
Telephone: 0330 022 1972
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