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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

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 on the basis of their EASA Licence.

This application closed at midnight on 31 December 2022 and is no longer available 

From 1 January 2023, the UK can no longer recognise EASA-issued licences.

Gaining a UK licence from 01 January 2023

Pilots are required to hold a UK licence to fly G-Reg aircraft in the UK.

Pilots can hold a UK Part-FCL at the same time as a Part-FCL issued by an EASA member state or any other ICAO licence.

For information on how to obtain a UK Part-FCL licence based on already holding a third country licence, please see Third Country Licence conversion requirements from 1 January 2023

For information on how to obtain a UK licence without claiming credits, please see our Professional Pilot Licences webpages.

Contact us

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 application.status@caa.co.uk. 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 fclweb@caa.co.uk 
Instructors: Email instructors@caa.co.uk 
Examiners: Email examiners@caa.co.uk 

Phone 0330 022 1972 (Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30)