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EASA Licence renewal

Old 13th Jun 2019, 22:02
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EASA Licence renewal

Im looking for help regarding the licence renewal requirements of an EASA frozen ATPL. My EASA licence was last renewed in Feb 2015 (valid thru Feb 2016) but since then I have been flying on my FAA ATP in the US.

I have 3 jet type ratings above 40 ton on my FAA ATP but not on my EASA licence. I am currently flying the CRJ900 in the US for an airline here.and have 6000 hours.

What is required to renew my EASA licence back in Europe (Greek licence) thru a flight schooll?

I ask because Im getting told I need to spend a fair bit of money on flight training on DA42, SIMS etc. I am currently flying a jet with a current IR so I should not need to to anything more than a flight test, correct or not?

If not Im happy to be corrected and appreciate any help.

Im returning to Europe and currently looking for a job. If an airline hires me I can probbaly renew thru them (I think) in the sim but thought of just doing it myself thru a school.

Any help is much appreciated and any school recommendations are appreciated as well.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 00:19
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I have a friend who currently is flying Biz jets, and he recently renewed his EASA license. It was reaching it's expiry limit which I believe is 7 years, if you don't renew within this time, you have to do all your ATPL's again I believe, but you should be well within these limits now.

When he did his LPC renewal at Flight Safety, he had a TRE, that was EASA approved, who then did the check for both EASA UK and FAA at the same time. I believe it was mainly a bit of additional paperwork to do this.
You need a TRE that is EASA approved, and have approval from your EASA CAA which would be Greece.
He conducted the flight test, and than he came over to the UK to do the EASA medical, it's possible you need to do a full medical as initial, as this is what he had to do, and then submitted all the paperwork to the CAA. Around 5 - 6 weeks later he got his license.

With your amount of hours you should be able to get an ATPL if you have done the skills test for this, or do this when you do your EASA LPC.

In theory you only need a flight check / LPC and medical. I am not sure if you have access to any EASA TRE's where you live and work. But that would be the easy way of doing it, on current type which you are already familiar with and just do LPC check with EASA approved TRE.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 01:20
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Thank you very much for the assistance. I will do all the renewals back in Europe so getting a TRE should be no problem. If you know where to look for a TRE on either an Embraer 190 or CRJ900 that would be great. Happy to go anywhere in Europe as well.

I have a UK EASA medical due to expire end of July so will fly back into the UK and renew the medical. After renewing my EASA I will swap it over to the UK as the UK already has my medical records so should be easier.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 09:08
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Sorry I am not sure who that would be. However remember your medical must be in the same country as license issue. So I would assume it would be easier for you to do it in the UK, if you have UK medical, if not you will have to first transfer the medical to the country of license issue.

You need to contact the CAA in the contract where you want the license issued so you get the correct process done in advance, before doing the LPC.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 13:46
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With regards to my FAA type ratings, if I was to renew my licence at a flight school so I get a current EASA ATPL would my FAA type ratings be put onto my EASA licence automatically even if it meant they were just valid but not current?

Is there any hour requirement because on the CRJ 700/900 I only have 250 hours on type but the others are over 2000 hours on type?

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Old 1st Jul 2019, 14:34
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Originally Posted by Daddy Fantastic View Post
With regards to my FAA type ratings, if I was to renew my licence at a flight school so I get a current EASA ATPL would my FAA type ratings be put onto my EASA licence automatically even if it meant they were just valid but not current?

Is there any hour requirement because on the CRJ 700/900 I only have 250 hours on type but the others are over 2000 hours on type?

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Yiassou!

Yes, to convert on type you will need 500 hours for the easier route. Then it’s just your FAA standard recurrent with an EASA LPC/OPC added on. With only 250 on type, it’s an initial course.

if you were to go the Irish route, they would include your FAA types that you have done a recurrent event on within the last year, albeit restricted to USA registered aircraft only.

BA Citiflyer and Eastern Airways should have Embraer TRI/E’s that MAY freelance. For the CRJ, maybe some of the (ex) Adria guys can do it.

Good luck with the Greek CAA answering emails too...


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Old 1st Jul 2019, 16:13
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500 above, thanks I hear you regarding the HCAA. Im thinking it might just be easier to renew my EASA licence at a flight school first then worry about the type ratings unless you have any suggestions.

As for my Greek licence, Im going to probably turn it into an Irish one due to BREXIT and for peace of mind. Dealing with the HCAA is like living in HELL!!
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