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Various licences issued by the IAA require a medical certificate to accompany them. The Aero-Medical Section (AMS) which is part of Personnel Licensing is responsible for the control of this within Ireland.

The scope of the AMS includes:

  • Authorisation of Aero-Medical Centres (AeMCs) and Aero-Medical Examiners (AMEs) who perform the required medicals.
  • Processes of State of Licence transfer requests into and out of the State
  • Reviews cases referred to it by AeMCs or AMEs.
  • Implementation of procedures for revocation of certificates and permissions
  • Maintaining International contacts with authorities in connection with the tasks assigned

Aviation medical standards are prescribed by various regulations which include but not limited to:

  • Regulation (EC) 1178/2011 as amended by Regulation (EC) 290/2012 – The technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008
  • Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council -repealing Regulations (EC) No 552/2004 and (EC) No 216/2008 (Basic Regulation).
  • Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 of 20 February 2015 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures relating to air traffic controllers' licences and certificates.
  • Irish Aviation Authority (Personnel Licensing) Order, 2000 (S.I. 333 of 2000)
  • Part-Med sets out the requirements for the medical certification of flight crew personnel. It also requires the establishment of an AMS within the IAA.
  • Part-ATCO.MED sets out the requirements for the medical certification of air traffic controllers.
  • Commission Regulation EU2015/340
  • European Communities (Air Traffic Controller Licence) Regulations 2008
  • Student / Private pilots require a Class 2 Medical Certificate, professional licence holders require a Class 1 Medical Certificate.
  • The IAA AMS is responsible for the initial issue of Class 1 Medical Certificates and for the initial review of any limitation, variation, suspension or denial of a Class 1 or 2 Medical Certificate.
  • Reports on all medical examinations carried out on Irish-licensed flight crew, including those conducted by JAR-FCL AeroMedical Examiners outside Ireland, will be submitted to the IAA AMS for assessment for medical certification purposes.
  • In cases of doubt, or incomplete information of a particular matter, the AMS may require further specialist information to be provided by an applicant.

The Aero-Medical section is headed by a registered medical practitioner with extensive experience in aircraft operations.

Aero-Medical Section
Irish Aviation Authority
The Times Building
11-12 D'Olier Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 603 1180 or 1443
Fax: +353 1 603 1400
Email: medical@iaa.ie