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Chapter 3. Qualification and Recency Requirements

The minimum qualifications to act as a commander are:

  1. A UK or CH EASA-FCL ATPL with instrument rating and relevant type rating

  2. Class I medical

  3. ICAO level 5 language proficiency requirement (level 4 for EZS)

  4. Valid ATQP recurrent checks:

    Test/ TrainingValidity
    Licence Proficiency Check [a]12 months [b] [c]
    Line Oriented Evaluation [d]12 months [b][c]
    Line check24 months [b][c]
    Dangerous Goods24 months [b][c]
    Aviation Security12 months [b]
    Emergency and Safety Equipment Training24 months [b][c]
    Crew Resource ManagementThree year recurrent training cycle

    [a] Incorporates Operator Proficiency Check, Instrument Rating renewal, elements of CRM and elements of Ground and Refresher Training.

    [b] The period of validity starts on the last day of the month in which the training and/or test was completed.

    [c] For renewals, the period of validity can start on the expiry date of the current check. To be considered a renewal, the training and/or test must be completed a maximum of three months before that expiry date.

    [d] Incorporates elements of CRM and Ground and Refresher Training.

  5. Six sectors as an operating pilot in the preceding 45 days. A simulator may be used.

  6. In a simulator, two Cat III approaches including 1 landing and 1 go-around at lowest authorised RVR and one takeoff, also at lowest authorised RVR. This requirement is usually satisfied by the LPC.

  7. 3500 factored hours of which 500 hours must be on a medium or large jet transport.

  8. Successful completion of a Command Course.

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