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Class 1 Medical & Company Medical

Old 28th Apr 2019, 14:52
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Class 1 Medical & Company Medical

Hi there,

I have a question about Class 1 and Airline Company medicals which I have not been able to answer through online research myself.

What does the Company Medical entail? (I already know what a Class 1 entails)
Do all airlines have Company medicals or do some of the smaller ones just accept a Class 1 (or do none of them do this)? (eg: do Easyjet/Ryanair/Cityjet/Aerlingus all have Company Medicals?)
Is it possible/likely to pass a Class 1 and fail a Company Medical?
Also, for cadets, when is the Company Medical completed? Pre-training begins?

Please only post factual answers that you know to be true, I don't want opinions of what should be etc... just the facts (as I said can find none of this through online searches myself)

Thank you so much for your help,

Regards,

Sarah

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 08:42
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Hello Sarah,

I have personally never had to do a Company Medical as well as a Class 1.

I also personally would have thought if you have to do a Company medical as well and the Medical examiner finds a problem
that could be defined as reportable. Then depending on the state or country in question report it to the Authority via an
AME or Aero medical section of that Authority. I cant see how a Company medical could possibly ground you as that
would depend on the Authority review etc and a Company medical does not have the authority surely to render you unfit to fly
without consulting with the Authority.

I have only worked in approx 4 other Countries outside of the UK requiring an ATPL and Medical from the Country I was in so I am sure other states/countries
may have different procedures with that situation.

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Old 5th May 2019, 12:03
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Thanks for your reply but do you work for a commercial airline?
Does anyone on here work for (or know someone who works for) a commercial airline and know the answer to my Question?
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Old 5th May 2019, 18:31
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Not specifically a company medical, but BA ask you to bring a form to your GP to fill in that requests disclosure of any prior medical history and recent visits to the GP. If your CAA medical records and that form tie up then you will most likely have no issues, if they don't then you will probably be asked in for a discussion with the company AMEs...

Goes without saying, always be 100% open and honest with medical history, the truth will out eventually.

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Old 6th May 2019, 08:27
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Dear Sarah,

to answer your question,

GA from 90's until Airline from 2003, Airbus rated and current Captain.

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Old 6th May 2019, 15:05
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Originally Posted by sarahkelly1234 View Post
Thanks for your reply but do you work for a commercial airline?
Does anyone on here work for (or know someone who works for) a commercial airline and know the answer to my Question?
I work for an airline which has changed it's policy on this several times over the years, and TBH I'm not sure what you are expecting because the answer is that there no single answer to your question.

Some airlines will simply take the Class One on face value, others will ask for a Class One plus access to your medical records with a view to possibly inviting you to a company medical if they have doubts, some airlines will always insist on a company medical in addition to the Class One.

You might get a response more to your satisfaction if you could tell us if you had a particular airline or airlines in mind.
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Old 6th May 2019, 22:17
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Thanks for your replies, I'm getting a picture now. The airlines I was wondering about were:

Easyjet/Ryanair/Cityjet/Aerlingus
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Old 16th May 2019, 02:29
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Anybody know?
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Old 16th May 2019, 10:31
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Ryanair does not have a company medical
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