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Operation of "EASA Aircraft"

Ireland has availed of an "Opt-out" which grants holders of third country licences certain permissions under Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 (as amended). 

The exemption allows a pilot holding a licence and associated medical issued by a third country involved in the non-commercial operation of aircraft as specified in Article 2(1)(b), points (i) or (ii), of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 to continue to operate in non-commercial operations on the said aircraft and with the said licence and associated medical until 20 June 2022.

The IAA has published Aeronautical Notice P28 to notifiy stakeholders of the exemption.

Pilots availing of this exemption shall be subject to the restrictions outlined in article 5(10) of S.I. No. 333/2000 - Irish Aviation Authority (Personnel Licensing) Order, 2000.


Operation of Annex I* aircraft.


Please refer to  Aeronautical Notice P21 - Acceptance of Flight Crew Licences

Please complete this form to make the notification.


Remember a notification is valid for a maximum of 1 year. You are responsible to monitor the time elapsed since a notification was lodged.







*Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and amending Regulations (EC) No 2111/2005, (EC) No 1008/2008, (EU) No 996/2010, (EU) No 376/2014 and Directives 2014/30/EU and 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 552/2004 and (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91.