Air Crew Licensing CAR – FCL – 2 Days


The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) intends to issue regulations providing formal requirements, Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC), and Guidance Material (GM) relating to Flight Crew Licensing, Aviation Training Organisation approval, and oversight.

The full regulation will have a phased implementation and will see full mandatory compliance by February 27th, 2015.

The NPA was developed by the GCAA incorporating an identified need to update the existing GCAA Flight Crew Licensing regulations in CAR Part II and CAR Part IV in order to harmonise the current GCAA Safety Affairs regulatory suite and inputs from a centralized Committee consisting of regulatory and industry experts.
The intent was to write a forward-focused set of regulations that closely mirror the EASA Flight Crew Licensing regulations in order to meet GCAA strategic objectives and to ensure greater synergy with other Regulatory bodies for the betterment of the UAE Aviation Industry as a whole.
This 2 Day intensive training considers all the elements of the CAR FCL legislation.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at individuals seeking to obtain or renew their aircrew licenses, in compliance with the regulations outlined in the CAR-FCL guidelines. It typically caters to pilots, flight engineers, and other crew members who operate within the framework of commercial aviation.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) An overview of the regulatory framework governing aircrew licensing, including relevant national and international regulations.
b) Understanding the requirements for obtaining and maintaining aircrew licenses, including the various types of licenses available for different roles within the aviation industry.
c) An overview of the training and experience requirements for different types of aircrew licenses, including the minimum flight hours, simulator training, and specific skill sets necessary for each role.
d) Understanding the procedures and requirements for license renewal, including recurrent training, proficiency checks, and ongoing currency requirements to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
e) Exploring the privileges and limitations associated with different aircrew licenses, including operational restrictions, aircraft types, and specific roles and responsibilities.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– Introduction
– Abbreviations and Definitions
– Regulatory Background GCAA
– EASA 1178/2011 Regulation Aircrew
– FCL changes from JAR FCL to EASA FCL
– GCAA CAR FCL – Implementation Timescales
– Subpart A General Requirements
– Subpart B Light Aircraft Pilots License (LAPL)
– Subpart C Private Pilots Licence (PPL) Sailplane Pilot Licence (SPL) and – Balloon Pilot Licence (BPL)
– Subpart D Commercial Pilot Licence CPL
– Subpart E Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL)
– Subpart F Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
– Subpart G Instrument Rating (IR)
– Subpart H Class & Type Rating
– Subpart I Additional Ratings
– Subpart J Instructors
– Subpart K Examiners
– Subpart L Appendices
– Annex 2 Conversion NPL for A & H
– Annex 3 Acceptance of ICAO Licences

Target Groups

Will be of significant benefit for persons involved in the management of pilot training as well as Pilots and Flight Operations Quality Auditors, Flight Operations Inspectors, Regulators and other External Auditor Interested Parties


A background in an aviation environment and familiarity with existing Air Crew Regulations will be an advantage.

Learning Objectives

To familiarize participants with the new structure and content of the Air Crew regulation (CAR FCL).

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“I found satisfying answers to all my questions.”
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“The length of the course fits my needs and expectations.”
“The content was really effective, I gained a lot of new knowledge.”
“The practical examples were perfectly delivered.”


2 days – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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