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This type/class rating allows you to pilot a Multi Engine Aeroplane.


You must have:

  • a current and valid flight crew licence issued by the UK CAA.
  • completed at least 70 hours as PIC on aeroplanes.
  • a current and valid language proficiency level acceptable to the UK CAA.
  • a valid PART-MED medical certificate appropriate for your licence and your medical records must be held by the UK CAA.

Theory, Flight Training and Skills Test Requirements

You must have completed and passed:

  • a training course at an ATO, approved under Part-ORA. The type rating training course shall include the mandatory training elements for the relevant type as defined in the operational suitability data established in accordance with Part-21.
  • a theory course that includes at least 7 hours of instruction in multi-engine aeroplane operations.
  • a flight training course that includes at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of dual flight instruction under normal conditions of multi-engine aeroplane operations, and not less than 3 hours 30 minutes of dual flight instruction in engine failure procedures and asymmetric flight techniques.
  • a written theory exam organised by the ATO.
  • a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL. This must be completed within the 6 months after you begin the training course and within the 6 months before you apply for the class rating.

Please ensure that your examiner has met the designation of examiner for skills test for initial issue of Licences, ratings and certificates and Briefing of non-UK examiners requirements, as detailed in information notice IN 2015/050 and IN 2014/110, if applicable).


Please note that If you are the holder of an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew licence which has not already been converted to a UK Part-FCL licence, then the conversion process will take place when you apply for this rating. This will require you to send us additional information. 
Please see our information about licence conversions for more details. 

How do I apply?

Once all of the requirements above have been met, please complete and submit online form SRG3108

You will need to upload the following supporting evidence:

  • Examiner report form SRG1157
  • A copy of your Examiner's licence, medical and authorisation (only if you used a non-UK examiner for the skills test)
  • A copy of the EASA simulator approval certificate (only if the Simulator used is not approved by the UK CAA)
  • Course Completion Certificate or form SRG1107
  • A copy of the EASA ATO Approval Certificate (if the course was completed with a non-UK ATO)
  • A certified copy of your licence
  • Original flying logbooks or certified copies.
    Electronic logbooks are acceptable for all types of application, provided they have been printed and each page has been hand signed and dated.

UK military pilots need to additionally submit completed form SRG2133

Pilots applying on the basis of holding the type rating on a Third Country ICAO licence will also need to submit the following paperwork: 

  • Third country verification application SRG2142
  • Original or certified copy of valid ICAO licence and medical
  • Evidence of currency on type (certified logbooks pages) 

Guidance on documentation

For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents, please refer to guidance on documentation

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How much does it cost?

Please note additional fees may apply if your licence needs to be converted, and for checking that the ratings on a PART FCL licence remain valid.

See the Scheme of Charges (Personnel Licensing).

Additional fees also apply if you want your documents returned by secure courier.

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What else do I need to know?

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms

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How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)

We endeavour to process licence applications within 10 working days.

Incomplete applications are not subject to the 10 working day turnaround until all application requirements are met.

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What happens next?

  • A desk based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant.
  • Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed signed and despatched.
  • We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending while the additional requirements are met.
  • An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the UK CAA rejects your application for not meeting all of the requirements. This will also be applied if you choose cancel your application.
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How long is it valid for?

Validity period

1 year from the date of passing the MEP skills test.

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Related regulations

All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below. For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011. For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations


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Contact us

Email: fclweb@caa.co.uk

Licensing Department
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Beehive Ring Road
West Sussex