EASA Regulation 1178/2011 Including EASA Part FCL Overview Training – 3 Days


Flight Crew Licencing (FCL) in Europe – Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 lays down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)) was given, under Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 full legal responsibility for Flight Crew Licensing in the European Union States.

EASA is able to rely upon the support of the NAAs in the Member States acting as Qualified Entities to implement FCL.

The EASA ‘Basic Regulation’ – ARTICLE 20 – ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS Regulation (EU) 2018/1139

Pilots and cabin crew involved in the operation of aircraft referred to in point (b) of Article 2(1), other than unmanned aircraft, as well as flight simulation training devices, persons and organizations involved in the: training, testing, checking, or medical assessment of those pilots and cabin crew.

The Rules comprise two sets of requirements,

· Covering FCL

· Covering medical certifications for all personnel licensing purposes.

The purpose of this three-day course on is to consider in detail the obligations affecting EASA Air Crew Regulation. A review of EASA Basic Regulation 2018/1139 is provided together with a comprehensive introduction to the annexes contained in EU Regulation 1178/11 and Amending Regulations for Air Crew.

The Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to Part-FCL and Part-MED was adopted by the Agency and published on the Agency’s webpage in December 2011. (ED Decision 2011/016/R AMC and GM Part-FCL and ED Decision 2011/015/R AMC and GM Part-MED). Additionally in April 2012: ED Decision 2012/005/R (GM to Part-CC), ED Decision 2012/006/R (AMC and GM to Part-ARA), and ED Decision 2012/007/R (AMC and GM to Part-ORA).

Who is the course for?

The course is for various aviation personnel, including pilots, flight instructors, flight examiners, and anyone involved in the administration and oversight of flight crew licensing within the European Union.

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

a) Introduction to EASA Basic Regulation
b) Gain a Detailed Understanding of the Structure and Content of Regulation EU 1178/2011
c) A detailed review of Part FCL
d) Understand the Requirements of an ATO Management System
e) Review of ATO CMS & SMS requirements
f) Gain confidence in the use of the regulation together with AMC’s and Guidance Material
g) Be able to Provide Active Support During Regulatory Engagements

Detailed content / Topics (the following subjects will be addressed) 

Day 1
Introduction to Flight Crew Licensing
Abbreviations & Terms
EASA Basic Reg 2018/ 1139 Introduction & Overview
EASA 1178/2011 Amendments Overview
Background EASA 1178/2011 Regulation Aircrew
Annex VI Authority Requirements for Air Crew
EASA Annex VII (Part-ORA) – Subpart Gen – General Requirements

Day 2
Safety Occurrence & Reporting – Regulation (EU) 376/2014
Safety Occurrence & Reporting – Mandatory Occurrence Reports
Management System Complex / Non-Complex
Safety Management System Complex / Non-Complex

Day 3
Introducing the European Safety Risk Classification Scheme
Risk Assessment in EASA Pilot Training Considerations
Compliance Management System Complex / Non-Complex
EASA ‘Approved Training Organisation’ (ATO)
Considerations Related to EASA Regulation 1178/2011 –
ORA.GEN.200 Management System
Declared Training Organisation DTO
OSD – Flight Crew Data
OSD – CS CCD Cabin Crew Data
CS SIMD Simulators Source Data

Annex I Part FCL

Subpart A – General Requirements
Subpart B – Light Aircraft Pilot Licence – LAPL
Subpart C – Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
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 and Type Ratings
Subpart I – Additional Ratings
Subpart J – Instructors
Subpart K – Examiners

Appendices to Annex I

Appendix 1 – Crediting of Theoretical Knowledge
Appendix 2 – Language Proficiency Rating Scale – Expert, Extended and Operational Level
Appendix 3 – Training courses for the issue of a CPL and an ATPL
Appendix 4 – Skill Test for the issue of a CPL
Appendix 5 – Integrated MPL training course
Appendix 6 – Modular training courses for the IR
Appendix 7 – IR skill test
Appendix 8 – Cross-crediting of the IR part of a class or type rating proficiency check
Appendix 9 Training, skill test, and proficiency check for MPL, ATP, type and class ratings, and proficiency check for IRS

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 Auditors 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 (Part FCL).

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3 days – Each training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

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