The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended and supplemented by the Aviation Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 included some regulatory arrangements that allowed for the recognition of EASA approvals and licences for a period of two years from the 31 December 2020 when the UK left the EU.
During this recognition period, Flight Crew Licence holders could apply to the UK CAA to obtain a UK Part-FCL licence/certificate on the basis of their EASA licence/certificate. This application closed at midnight on 31st December 2022 and is no longer available.
From 1 January 2023, the UK can no longer recognise EASA-issued licences or certificates.
Gaining a UK licence/certificate from 01 January 2023
Pilots can hold a UK Part-FCL licence/certificate at the same time as a Part-FCL licence/certificate issued by an EASA member state or any other ICAO licence/certificate.
For information on how to obtain a UK Part-FCL licence/certificate based on already holding a third country licence/certificate, please see Third Country Licence conversion requirements from 1 January 2023.
EASA conversion applications submitted before 01 January 2023 will continue to be processed. Applicants can receive an automated update on the status of their application by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please type the word RTN, and in the main body of the email please type your licence reference number. Please remove all other text from the email before sending.
If you have any questions please contact our licensing team, preferably via email:
Flight crew: Email email@example.com
Instructors: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Examiners: Email email@example.com
Phone 0330 022 1972 (Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30)