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Q.1. I have applied for a transfer of State of licence issue to Ireland. Is it ready yet?

A. In order to issue a PART-FCL licence under the transfer of State of licence issue process, the IAA must have received the licence and medical information forms (commonly referred to as Doc. 155 forms), including any required medical reports, from your current State of Licence Issue. 

The IAA Aeromedical Section will issue a replacement PART-MED Medical certificate upon receipt of the medical information form (and any required medical reports), and will then pass that medical certificate to the Personnel Licensing Office. A copy of the replacement medical certificate will also be e-mailed to you, if an e-mail address was provided with the application for licence transfer – Note:- the issue of the IAA Medical Certificate does not mean that your licence is ready to be issued!   

As soon as the Personnel Licensing Office is in receipt of the IAA medical certificate and the licence information form (Doc. 155) from your current State of licence issue, you will be contacted to make arrangements for the surrender of your existing PART-FCL licence and the hand-over of the Irish PART-FCL licence (Note: under PART-FCL rules, you shall hold only one PART-FCL licence at any time, so the IAA must be in receipt of your existing PART-FCL licence before it can handover the replacement licence).  Contact is via e-mail, please ensure a valid e-mail address was provided with the application for licence transfer. 

If you wish to enquire about the progress of a licence transfer application, we would prefer you to e-mail your enquiry to licensing@iaa.ie, if at all possible. However, you should note that the transfer process can take up to 12 weeks to complete, so we would respectfully request that you only make an enquiry if you have not been contacted by the IAA after this period has elapsed.

Q.2. I have met the experience requirements for the grant of an ATPL, and am ready to take the ATPL skill test.  What do I have to do?

A. The application form to apply for the grant of an ATPL can be downloaded here.  Original logbook(s) must be submitted for inspection for the grant of the ATPL Licence.  If you have a PART-FCL compliant computerised logbook, a full print out must be submitted and each page must be certified by you as a true record.  The current licence issue fee can be found is available from the latest edition of the IAA Fees Order.  When submitting your ATPL LST paperwork, please ensure that you enclose the original Part 1 (application form) and Part 2 (examiner test schedule) of the ATPL LST Form.

Q.3. I have passed my ATPL skill test, how do I apply for the issue of the ATPL?

A. The application form to apply for the grant of an ATPL can be downloaded here.  Original logbook(s) must be submitted for inspection for the grant of the ATPL Licence.  If you have a PART-FCL compliant computerised logbook, a full print out must be submitted and each page must be certified by you as a true record.  The current licence issue fee can be found here.  When submitting your ATPL LST paperwork, please ensure that you enclose the original Part 1 (application form) and Part 2 (examiner test schedule) of the ATPL LST Form. The applicant shall pass the skill test within a period of of 6 months preceding the application.

 

Q.4 .My pilot’s licence is up for renewal shortly.  How do I apply for the renewal?

A. You can apply for the renewal of a licence by calling in person to the Personnel Licensing Office counter or by e-mail with the relevant application form attached - RPPL.F.119 to (licensing@iaa.ie). If the licence to be renewed is a national licence (e.g. not an EASA licence) you must also submit two signed & dated passport size photographs.  Please also inform us on the form if the address on your licence has changed.
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ou must notify us in writing of the date, time and location of the ATPL skill test.  We must receive written notification at least 14 days in advance of the date of test.   Notification should be sent by email to licensing@iaa.ie.  You will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail which will also be copied to our Flight Operations Department, who may wish to send a Flight Training Inspector to observe the conduct of the test.


Q.5 .I am training for a LAPL. Can I fly unsupervised?

A. No.  The provisions of Article 4(7) of Regulation 1178/2011 are not applied in Ireland.

 

Q.6 .Does the IAA provide a letter of no accident / incident?

A. No.  The IAA cannot provide such a statement / letter.

 

Q.7 Will the IAA stamp my logbook to verify my hours?

A. No.  The IAA cannot stamp a logbook to verify hours. Such verification should be sought from the airline in which the hours were built.

 

Q.8. I want to convert an ICAO Annex I compliant ATPL?

A. Go to here

 

Q.9. How do I apply for a Licence Verification?

A.

You must fill in the Licence Verification form and pay the associated fee. The form releases the IAA to contact the relevant parties that are nominated on the form. The IAA also requires  a written request from either an Aviation Authority/Airline/Recruitment Agency.

Attach good quality copies of your licence and rating pages, ensuring the most up to date information for all your rating/s is included.

The fee for processing the verification of a licence is currently €75 Euros (subject to change as per the Fees Order amendments) and is paid for by the pilot directly to the Irish Aviation Authority. 

Send the completed form to licensing@iaa.ie and it will be processed once payment has been received.

 

Please also include a copy of your ratings page with the most up to date information for all your ratings.

 

Q.10. What do I need to do to add a new Type Rating to my Licence?

A.

An applicant for a type rating shall complete a training course at an ATO. 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 Annex I (Part-21) to Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012.

An applicant for a type rating shall pass a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to this Part to demonstrate the skill required for the safe operation of the applicable type of aircraft.

The applicant shall pass the skill test within a period of 6 months after commencement of the class rating training course and within a period of 6 months preceding the application for the issue of the type rating.

The following outlines the application form and documents needed to process your application.

Ensure that the Examiner and the applicant sign the form. The Examiner shall be an EASA Member State authorised examiner, and the examiner shall complete the notification of test on the IAA website under the Flight Standardisation section, which is mentioned below.

Upon completion the LST/LPC, submit the following documents;

  1. Course Completion Certificate (in respect of the training completed), signed by Head of Training or authorised signatory to support the information provided on page 2, section 4 of the application form.
  1. Copy of the EASA FSTD Qualification Certificate of the Simulator used for the skill test.
  1. Copy of the EASA ATO Approval Certificate
  1. Completed IAA Skill Test/Proficiency Check Report Form (IAA form RPPL.F.147).
  1. Copy of the EASA Examiner’s valid Part-FCL Examiner Certificate, and pilot licence and medical or SFI certificate & SFE Authorisation if held.
  1. Notification of test signed by the applicant and the examiner.
    1. www.iaa.ie, minimum 5 days before the test (may be longer depending on location of test).
  1. Certificate of landings completion (base training) with an EASA TRI (if not included in the Course Completion Certificate at (2)above – Not applicable if ZFTT course
  1. Copy of the TRI’s complete Part-FCL pilot licence & Medical Cert – not applicable if ZFTT course
  1. Type rating issue fee of €300.00 (subject to change as per the Fees Order amendments) and is paid for by the pilot directly to the Irish Aviation Authority. 

 

Q.11. I want to convert my ICAO CPL to an EU Part-FCL CPL Licence

The information below assumes that you have never held a pilot licence issued by an EASA Member State - if you have, contact the EASA Member State Competent Authority who issued the licence and they will advise you further.

There is no automatic conversion of an ICAO Annex 1 compliant CPL to an EU Part-FCL CPL, but training credits can be given to the holder of an equivalent non-EU licence, towards meeting the Part-FCL licence requirements.

The conditions for the acceptance of licences from third countries is laid down in Article 3 of COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2020/723, amending EU Aircrew Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011.

Medical: You must hold a valid EU Part-MED Class 1 medical certificate. 

Important:

Under the EU Part-FCL regulations, the location of your medical records dictates the State to which you MUST apply for licence issue, regardless of which EU State(s) you subsequently complete any/all of the requirements in. 

If you specifically want an IAA-issued EU Part-FCL licence, and assuming that you have not previously held an EU Part-MED (or JAR-FCL) medical certificate issued by another EASA Member State, you must complete the initial Class 1 medical examination at an EASA approved Aeromedical Centre (AMC) in Ireland - there are two such AMCs in Ireland (both in Dublin - see https://www.iaa.ie/personnel-licensing/aero-medical-section/aero-medical-centres  for contact details). 

If you have previously held an EU Part-MED (or JAR-FCL) medical certificate of any Class, issued by another EASA Member State, then your medical records are deemed to be held by that State and you must either apply to that State for licence issue or arrange for the transfer of your medical records from that State to Ireland. 

The IAA strongly recommends that you complete the medical requirements before you commence any training, and particularly before you start incurring costs associated with the conversion.

Exams: Future career aspirations determine the level of examinations you must pass. 

If your intention is to work for an airline, then you will have to pass the Part-FCL ATPL examinations in all 14 subjects.  You shall complete a course of theoretical knowledge instruction (min. 650 hours – no reduction for your ICAO ATPL theory course) at an EASA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) prior to entering for the exams. 

Fewer examinations are required for a lower level Pilot licence (CPL, CPL IR etc.) and the requirements for this should be discussed with an ATO to determine which suite of exams best suits your intended career path.

Flight Training and ELP:

Flying experience; you shall meet the experience requirements set out in the ‘Aircrew Regulation’ – see Annex 1, Appendix 3, Section E, para. 12, as amended.

Flight training and testing, it will be determined by the Head of Training at an EU Member State ATO what/any credit will be allowed against the CPL modular flying course. 

You shall pass an acceptable EASA English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessment – the IAA cannot recognise ELP endorsements on your ICAO licence. 

There are two options for meeting the ELP requirement;

  1. Completed during the type rating skill test subject to the examiner holding a specific EASA ELP assessor qualification acceptable to the IAA. 
  2. Completed with ground-based options in Ireland and in other EASA Member States.

 

Instrument Rating To convert an ME/IR, it is for the Head of Training of an ATO to determine any credit against an IR modular flying course. If it is intended to do the IR on a Multi-engine aircraft, you may be credited course hours by the Head of Training if you have in excess of 100 hours flying experience on that class of aircraft. 

Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) You will have to complete an MCC course if you intend to add a multi-pilot aircraft type rating to a CPL in the future.  This is a standalone modular course that can be completed at your leisure provided you hold a ME/IR on the part-FCL CPL. No recognition is available of your ICAO MCC course completed.

The cost of training is not determined by the IAA and your chosen ATO’s will advise regarding this.

 

Q.12. What documentation do I need to renew my MEP/SEP?

A.

If the ratings have expired, submit the following documents;

  1. Complete flight test report including refresher training details
  2. Copy of EASA Examiners licence, Authorisation and medical
  3. Copy of EASA ATO certificate
  4. If a simulator is used on the course a copy of the simulator qualification
  5. Copy of the logbook pages showing the related training
  6. Notification of test signed by the applicant and the examiner.
  1. The examiner receives the notification response once he registers the test on www.iaa.ie, minimum 5 days before the test (may be longer depending on location of test).

 

The Examiner cannot sign an expired rating on your licence – only the IAA can.

On completion, all can be emailed to licensing@iaa.ie 

 

Q.13. I am flying in a 3rd Country. What is required to add PBN privileges to my Part-FCL Licence?

A.

EU Aircrew Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 was amended by Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/539 to include the requirement for pilots to hold IR PBN privileges as an endorsement to their instrument rating (“IR”).

This amendment means pilots are required to complete a course of theoretical knowledge and flying training, including PBN and complete a skill test/Proficiency Check i.a.w. Appendix 9, including an RNP APCH.

There is provision for granting credit against the PBN theoretical knowledge and flying training requirements where training or familiarity with PBN operations is considered to be equivalent, and the applicant demonstrates such competence to the satisfaction of the examiner during the skill test or proficiency check.

As a pilot flying for a 3rd country operator (an AOC holder) you may request that credit against the PBN theoretical knowledge and flying training requirements base on your current experience. The granting of credits will be considered upon production, by the applicant, of;

  • a copy of the Operator’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
  • a copy of the Operations Specifications (Ops Spec) identifying the approved Navigation Specifications for PBN Operations,
  • a copy of a course completion certificate or equivalent document showing completion of PBN training with the operator. 
  • evidence of an RNP APCH during your most recent skill test (most recent 3rd Country LST/LPC), will qualify you for EASA IR PBN privileges.

 

Following a skill test (most recent 3rd Country LST/LPC) submit the following documents;

  1. Completed IAA PBN application form (RPPL-F-159
  2. Copy of the non-EU operator’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC)
  3. Copy of the non-EU operator’s Operations Specifications (Ops Spec) identifying the approved Navigation Specifications for PBN Operations.
  4. Course completion certificate or equivalent document showing completion of PBN training with the 3rd country operator.
  5. Completed Skill Test/Proficiency Check Report Form including an RNP APCH.

 

 

Q.14. What is required to remove a 3rd Country restriction from my Type Rating?

A.

In order to remove the 3rd country restriction from your type rating issued in accordance with Article 3 of COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2020/723, amending EU Aircrew Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011, an applicant shall meet the conditions as prescribed in Article 10 of COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2020/723 whereby the applicant;

    1. complies with the experience requirements and the prerequisites for the issue of the applicable type or class rating in accordance with Part-FCL;
    2. passes the relevant skill test for the issue of the applicable type or class rating in accordance with Part-FCL;
    3. is in current flying practice;
    4. has no less than:

(i) for aeroplane class ratings, 100 hours of flight experience as a pilot in that class;

(ii) for aeroplane type ratings, 500 hours of flight experience as a pilot in that type;

(iii) for single-engine helicopters with a maximum certificated take-off mass of up to 3 175 kg, 100 hours of flight experience as a pilot in that type;

(iv) for all other helicopters, 350 hours of flight experience as a pilot in that type.

 

Upon completion the LST/LPC, submit the following documents;

    1. Copy of the EASA FSTD Qualification Certificate of the Simulator used for the skill test.
    2. Copy of the EASA ATO Approval Certificate
    3. Completed IAA Skill Test/Proficiency Check Report Form (IAA form RPPL.F.147).
    4. Copy of the EASA Examiner’s valid Part-FCL Examiner Certificate, and pilot licence and medical or SFI certificate & SFE Authorisation if held.
    5. Notification of test signed by the applicant and the examiner.
    1. www.iaa.ie, minimum 5 days before the test (may be longer depending on location of test).
    2. Type rating issue fee of €300.00 (subject to change as per the Fees Order amendments) and is paid for by the pilot directly to the Irish Aviation Authority. 

 

Please note that expired ratings cannot be transferred from your 3rd country Licence.

If the above is combined with the PBN requirements, then PBN privileges may be added to the licence.

 

 

Q.15. What do I need to do to add an SEP to my Licence?

A.

An applicant for a class rating shall complete a training course at an ATO. An applicant for a non-high-performance single-engine piston class rating, a TMG class rating or a single-engine type rating for helicopters referred to in point DTO.GEN.110(a)(2)(c) of Annex VIII (Part-DTO) may complete the training course at a DTO.

 

An applicant for a class rating shall pass a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to this Part to demonstrate the skill required for the safe operation of the applicable class of aircraft.

 

The applicant shall pass the skill test within a period of 6 months after commencement of the class rating training course and within a period of 6 months preceding the application for the issue of the class rating.

 

The following outlines the application form and documents needed to process your application.

Ensure that the Examiner and the applicant sign the form. The Examiner shall be an EASA Member State authorised examiner, and the examiner shall complete the notification of test on the IAA website under the Flight Standardisation section, which is mentioned below.

On completion of the LST, submit the following documents;

      1. Complete flight test report (RPPL 147A)
      2. Copy of EASA Examiners licence, Authorisation and valid medical
      3. Copy of EASA ATO certificate
      4. If a simulator is used on the course a copy of the simulator qualification
      5. Notification of test signed by the applicant and the examiner.
        1. www.iaa.ie link, minimum 5 days before the test (may be longer depending on location of test).  
      6. The fee to add an SEP (Land) is €300 (subject to change as per the Fees Order amendments) and is paid for by the pilot directly to the Irish Aviation Authority.

 

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