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Aircrew

The new Regulation on Aircrew, covering pilot training and checking, medical aspects, initial training for cabin crew and requirements for authorities and organisations entered into force on 8 April 2012. However, it provides EU Member States whit the flexibility to defer the date when the new Regulation applies, via opt outs.

On 3rd November 2011 the European Commission adopted the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

It was then amended by the Commission Regulation (EU) No 290/2012 .

The Aircrew Regulation lays down the requirements for the following fields:

  • pilot licensing and medical certification
  • conversion of existing national pilots’ licences
  • conversion of flight test qualifications
  • the future of existing national flight engineers’ licences
  • conditions for the acceptance of licences from third countries
  • how to obtain credit for training commenced prior to the application of this Regulation
  • how to obtain credit for pilot licences obtained during military service
  • cabin crew medical fitness and
  • entry into force and application.

 

Legislation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 290/2012 of 30 March 2012 amending Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council