Licence Validations

Certain operational and technical personnel must hold a licence validation issued by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry before flight or prior to carrying out maintenance on M registered aircraft.

See below for details.

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry will validate appropriately type rated flight crew licences issued by a contracting state to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, with some key exceptions (below).

Some of the licences most commonly validated are issued by:

  • The states represented by EASA;
  • FAA;
  • Transport Canada;
  • Australia;
  • South Africa.

A crew member must hold a current validation when operating any M registered aircraft.  The Aircraft Registry offers two types of flight crew licence validations:

Maintenance certification staff who hold type rating privileges on a license issued by an ICAO compliant State can have their license validated and can conduct ‘line maintenance and defect rectification’ on an Isle of Man registered aircraft.

Validations are type rating specific to provide operators and NATRs with some flexibility in their operations.

To apply, please complete Form 7 Application for Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation and email with the relevant supporting documents as listed on the form to [email protected]