In accordance with Articles 7 and 21 of the Basic Regulation, the Agency has been given a number of new tasks with regard to Pilot Training Organisations (PTOs) (known as TRTOs: Type Rating Training Organisations, FTOs: Flight Training Organisations and R/F: Registered Facilities under JAR FCL) and Aero-Medical Centres (AeMCs) located outside the territory of the Member States.
In particular the Agency shall:
The EASA Flight Crew Licencing Organisation Approval (FCLOA) Section is responsible for:
Pursuant to Article 10a paragraph 2 and Article 10c paragraph 2 of Amended Aircrew Regulation, Pilot Training Organisations and Aero-Medical Centres holding JAR-compliant certificates (see definition (13) of Article 2 of Amended Aircrew Regulation) are deemed to hold a certificate issued in accordance with Part ORA of Amended Aircrew Regulation.
In such case the privileges the Pilot Training Organisations are limited to the privileges included in the approval issued by the Member State (Article 10a paragraph 2 of Amended Aircrew Regulation)
Organisations located outside the territory of the Member States holding a valid JAR-compliant certificate issued before April 8th 2012 are no longer under the Member States authority exercising oversight over Pilot Training Organisations and Aero-Medical Centres (Article 21 paragraph (b) of Basic Regulation and ORA.GEN.105 (a)(1)(ii) in Section 1 of Annex VII of Amended Aircrew Regulation).
These organisations shall contact the Agency (by using the application form as indicated below) to:
Organisations located outside the territory of the Member States holding a valid JAR-compliant certificate issued before April 8th 2012 and expiring:
|before July 2012||shall contact the Agency as indicated above as soon as possible|
|after June 2012||shall contact the Agency at least 3 months before the certificate expiry date
apply for a change if the scope or the terms of approval need to be changed
Organisations located outside the territory of the Member States undergoing an approval process:
are advised that the current approval process will be finalised by that Member State. The Agency becomes the Competent Authority at the end of the approval process after the issuance of the certificate by the Member State.
In this case the JAR FCL approved organisations are expected to contact the Agency as indicated above.
List of previously JAR FCL approved Pilot Training Organisations located outside the territory of the Member States that have expressed willingness to continue under EASA oversight according to Art. 10a § 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 as amended by Regulation (EU) No 290/2012
List of restricted & invalid ATO certificates of organisations located outside the territory of the Member States
Pilot Training Organisations and Aero-Medical Centres located outside the territory of the Member States seeking an approval under Part ORA of Aircrew Regulation shall apply using the Application Form as indicated below
All available application forms for an EASA approval can be found in the Application forms page.
For any question or information related to the fees payable by applicants for certificates and approvals issued, maintained or amended by the Agency please check the Fees & Charges page.
The following DRAFT guides are made available to provide awareness and insight into projects under development before they possibly lead to the adoption applicable User Guides.
For questions related to EASA approvals of Pilot Training Organisations and Aero-Medical Centres under Part ORA of Aircrew Regulation, contact the Agency through the responsible unit:
Only questions related to the implementation of Aircrew Regulation as regards organisations for which the Agency is the Competent Authority in accordance with Article 21(1)(b) of the Basic Regulation will be answered through this contact point.European Aviation Safety Agency