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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.

Holding a type rating allows you to act as pilot on the type of helicopter specified in the rating.

Please note: If you are the holder of an existing UK issued JAR Flight Crew licence or UK PPL(H), CPL(H) or ATPL(HG) which has not already been converted to a Part-FCL licence, then this licensing action will result in the compulsory conversion of your existing licence to a Part-FCL licence.

This will require an additional application form/information will have to be submitted, and additional requirements may have to be met. As such, please refer to the conversion information available on our website in addition to the information on this page.

Pre-Requisites

You must:

  • Have a current and valid helicopter licence
  • Have a current helicopter type rating applicable to the type being revalidated
  • Pass a proficiency check in accordance with Appendix 9 to Part-FCL in the relevant type of helicopter or an FSTD representing that type within the 3 months immediately preceding the expiry date of the rating
  • Complete at least 2 hours as a pilot of the relevant helicopter type within the validity period of the rating, the duration of the proficiency check may be counted towards the 2 hours.

The revalidation of an IR(H), if held, may be combined with a proficiency check.

  • 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 notices IN 2015/050 and IN 2014/110, if applicable.
  • Your medical records must be held by the UK CAA and you must hold a current and valid PART MED medical certificate appropriate to the level of licence held.
  • A current and valid Language Proficiency level acceptable to the UK CAA.

Please refer to CAP 804 section 4, Part H, subpart 2.

How to apply

If your licence has been signed up in the field, there is no need to make an application. However, you must ensure that your examiner emails the paperwork to licenceapplications@caa.co.uk, so this can be stored on your file. 

If your examiner has not endorsed your licence, you will need to submit online form SRG3108 and upload the following:

  • Examiner report form SRG2138
  • A copy of your Examiner's licence, medical and authorisation (only if you used a non-UK examiner for the proficiency check)
  • A certified copy of your licence

Guidance on documentation

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

Cost

See our licence fees and costs section.

Please note additional fees will apply if your licence needs to be converted as part of this application. The conversion process will also require ratings on a PART FCL licence to be checked for validity.

An additional fee applies if you want your documents to be returned by secure courier. More information about our secure courier service.

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms

What to expect

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 whilst the additional requirements are met.

Contact us

Email: fclweb@caa.co.uk

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

Licensing Department 
Shared Services
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
Gatwick RH6 0YR

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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