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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

EU exit

Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term.

These will be updated in due course following the outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.

The CAA charges a fee for the issue, renewal, conversion or revalidation of a pilot licence or rating.

If you are making your application using a paper form, you will be able to include payment details along with your application.

If you are using an online application form, you will be able to make a payment using the WorldPay system. Instructions on how to use WorldPay are included in the online form.

Additional costs, such as the charge for using our secure courier service, are payable at the same time as the fee for your application. All underpaid postage fees are recovered before your new licence can be issued.

Please see below our licence issue pricing details.

EASA private licences

Initial issue of Private EASA licences

Initial issue of all Light Aircraft Pilot Licences (LAPL) £166
Initial issue of PPL(A), (H) (including Change of State) £202
Initial issue of BPL or SPL £202
Initial issue of Flight Radiotelephony Operator's Licence (FRTOL)

£79

(free if application is made at the same time for the issue of a flight crew licence or if a UK issued flight crew licence is already held)

Close Initial issue of Private EASA licences

Conversion of BGA certificates for issue of Private EASA licence

Issue of LAPL(S) or SPL via the BGA £44
Issue of LAPL(S) or SPL with instructor/examiner certificate via the BGA £55
Close Conversion of BGA certificates for issue of Private EASA licence

Conversion of Private UK issued licence to EASA licence (including JAR licences)

Conversion of UK lifetime PPL(B) via the BBAC for issue of BPL

Issue of BPL with instructor / examiner certificate via the BBAC £71

Conversion of Private UK issued licence to EASA licence

Conversion from lifetime UK PPL to EASA PPL £71
Conversion from non-lifetime UK licence to EASA PPL £79
Conversion from UK issued JAR licence to a LAPL £43
Issue UK national licence with or following EASA conversion if you hold / held a non-lifetime licence £39
Issue UK national licence with or following EASA conversion if you hold a lifetime licence No charge
Close Conversion of Private UK issued licence to EASA licence (including JAR licences)

Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal of private ratings on all Private UK national or EASA licences excluding NPPL

Issue of private rating excluding Instrument Rating £131
Issue of Instrument Rating £131
Renewal of any private rating £96
Variation, revalidation or amendment to a rating already held £96
Close Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal of private ratings on all Private UK national or EASA licences excluding NPPL

Ratings

Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal of private ratings on all private UK national or EASA licences excluding NPPL

Issue of private rating excluding Instrument Rating £131
Issue of Instrument Rating £131
Renewal of any private rating £96
Variation, revalidation or amendment to a rating already held £96
Close Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal of private ratings on all private UK national or EASA licences excluding NPPL

Issue of additional ratings

Issue of:

  • Aerobatic,
  • Sailplane towing,
  • banner towing,
  • flight test rating,
  • IR (restricted),
  • mountain rating
    and
  • night rating
£131
Close Issue of additional ratings

Extra NPPL ratings on NPPL

Addition, variation, revalidation or renewal £42
Close Extra NPPL ratings on NPPL

Instructor ratings

Issue of instructor rating on private licence
(except balloon, airship, sailplane and AFI (microlight) powered parachute only)
£131
Issue of instructor rating on professional licence (except Mountain Instructor (MI)) £131
Issue of Mountain Instructor rating £131
Addition of FCL 945 £58
Variation, revalidation or renewal of instructor rating £96
Removal of limitation £96
SFI / TRI initial issue £131
SFI / TRI revalidation, renewal, variation £96
Close Instructor ratings

Examiner ratings

TRE / SFE multi pilot revalidation, renewal initial issue (if conducted by a CAA staff examiner) £1,777
TRE / SFE multi pilot revalidation, renewal initial issue (if conducted by an industry senior examiner) £486
TRE / SFE multi pilot variation (adding an additional type) £161
TRE / SFE multi pilot variation (amending the authorisations remarks) £58
FE PPL revalidation, renewal. initial issue £366
FE CPL revalidation, renewal, initial issue £1,154
Close Examiner ratings

Other licensing actions

Regrade of licence

Professional licence to PPL £79
Close Regrade of licence

Special conditions certificates

Issue of 12 months certificate £131
Variation, revalidation or renewal £96
Close Special conditions certificates

Validations

Initial issue £336
Extension to validation (only once for EASA validations) £168
Variation £58
Close Validations

Other flight crew licensing applications

Separate addition or amendment of English Language Proficiency £23
Licence replacement £49
Change of personal details (name and nationality) £49
Change of name by marriage or divorce
(An additional charge of £48 applies if you also hold an examiner authorisation)
£49
Change of address free
Exemption to UK ANO £57
Derogation under Article 14 (less than 2 months) £57
Derogation under Article 14 (more than 2 months) £163
Close Other flight crew licensing applications

Flight tests

CPL or IR Skill Test with UK examiner (full pass) £850
CPL or IR Skill Test with UK examiner (partial pass) £578
Close Flight tests

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