Commercial Pilot Licence Requirements

1. An applicant for a CPL(A) shall be at least 18 years of age.

2. An applicant for a CPL(A) shall hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate. In order to exercise the privileges of the CPL(A) a valid Class 1 medical certificate shall be held.

3.Subject to any other conditions specified in JARs, the privileges of the holder of a CPL(A) are to:

    a)Exercise all the privileges of the holder of a PPL(A);
    b)Act as pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any aeroplane engaged in operations other than commercial air transportation;
    c)Act as pilot-in-command in commercial air transportation of any single pilot aeroplane;
    d)Act as co-pilot in commercial air transportation.

4.An applicant for a CPL(A) who has complied with the conditions specified in JAR–FCL 1.140, 1.145[ ][,] 1.155[ ][, 1.160, 1.165,] 1.170 [and, if applicable, 1.010(a)(4)] shall have fulfilled the requirements for the issue of a CPL(A) including at least the class/type rating for the aeroplane used in the skill test and, if an instrument rating course and test completed in accordance with JAR-FCL 1 Subpart E are included, the instrument rating.

5.An applicant for a CPL(A) who has satisfactorily followed and completed an integrated flying training course shall have completed as a pilot of aeroplanes having a certificate of airworthiness issued or accepted by a JAA Member State at least 150 hours of flight time.

6.For details on crediting of flight time required in (a)(1), see paragraph 4 in Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.160 and 1.165(a)(1), paragraph 4 in Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.160 and 1.165(a)(2) or paragraph 4 in Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.160 and 1.165(a)(3).

7.An applicant for a CPL(A) who is not a graduate from an integrated flying training course shall have completed as a pilot on aeroplanes having a certificate of airworthiness issued or accepted by a JAA Member State at least 200 hours of flight time.

8.From the 200 hours of flight time:

    a.30 hours as pilot-incommand holding a PPL(H) on helicopters; or
    b.100 hours as pilot-incommand holding a CPL(H) on helicopters; or
    c.30 hours as pilot-incommand in touring motor gliders or gliders.

9.The applicant shall have completed in aeroplanes during the integrated course 150 hours of flight time (see also JAR– FCL 1.050(a)(3)) and the modular course 200 hours of flight time including at least:

    a.100 hours as pilot-in-command, or 70 hours as pilot-in-command if completed during a course of integrated flying training as set out in Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a) (1) through (3) and AMC FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a) (1), (2) and (3);
    b.20 hours of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, including a cross-country flight totalling at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure shall be made;
    c.10 hours of instrument instruction time, of which not more than 5 hours is to be instrument ground time; and
    d.5 hours of night flight time, as set out in JAR–FCL 1.165(b).

10.An applicant holding a Course Completion Certificate for the Basic Instrument Flight module, is set out in Appendix 1 to JARFCL 1.205, may be credited up to 10 hours towards the required instrument instruction time in the integrated or modular course.]

11.Before exercising the privileges of a CPL(A), the holder of a MPL(A) shall have completed in aeroplane:

    a.70 hours, either as pilot-incommand, or made up by not less than 10 hours as pilot-in-command and the necessary additional flight time as PICUS, of which 20 hours shall be of VFR cross-country flight time as pilot-in-command, or crosscountry time made up of not less than 10 hours as pilot-in-command and 10 hours as pilot-in-command under supervision. This shall include a VFR cross-country flight of not less than 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full-stop landings at two different aerodromes shall be flown as pilot-incommand;
    b.The elements of the CPL(A) modular course as specified in Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(4) paragraphs 11(a) and 12; and
    c.The CPL(A) skill test on either a single-engine or a multi-engine aeroplane in accordance with Appendix 1 and 2 to JARFCL 1.170.]

12.An applicant for a CPL(A) shall have received theoretical knowledge instruction on an approved course at an approved flying training organisation (FTO). The course should be combined with a flying training course as set out in JAR–FCL 1.165

13.An applicant for a CPL(A) shall have demonstrated a level of knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a CPL(A) and shall meet the requirements set out in JAR–FCL 1 (Aeroplane) Subpart J.

14.An applicant who has undertaken an integrated flying training course shall demonstrate at least the level of knowledge required by that course, as set out in the relevant Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a) (1) through (3).

15.An applicant for a CPL(A) shall have completed an approved course of integrated or modular flying training on aeroplanes having a certificate of airworthiness issued or accepted by a JAA Member State at an approved flying training organisation. The course should be combined with a theoretical knowledge training course. For details of the approved courses see as follows:

    a.ATP(A) integrated course – Appendix 1 JAR–FCL 1.160 and 1.165(a)(1) and AMC FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(1);
    b.CPL(A)/IR integrated course – Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.160 and 1.165(a)(2) and AMC FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(2);
    c.CPL(A) integrated course – Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(3) and AMC FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(3); and
    d.CPL(A) modular course – Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(4) and AMC FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(4).

16.The applicant shall have completed at least 5 hours flight time in aeroplanes at night comprising at least 3 hours of dual instruction, including at least 1 hour of cross-country navigation, and 5 solo take-offs and 5 full-stop landings.

17.An applicant for a CPL(A) shall have demonstrated the ability to perform, as pilot-incommand of an aeroplane, the relevant procedures and manoeuvres described in Appendices 1 and 2 to JAR–FCL 1.170 with a degree of competency appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a CPL(A). An applicant shall take the skill test as required by the relevant Appendix 1 to JAR–FCL 1.160 & 1.165(a)(1) through (4).

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