Licence Validations

LICENCE VALIDATIONS

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry issue Certificates of Licence Validation for:

  • Flight Crew Licences
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences.

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry does not issue personnel licences. We validate licences issued by appropriate contracting states to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO) and accept the licensing/medical certificate variations/exemptions issued by the State of Licence Issuance (the "Licensing Authority") unless specified otherwise.

Any restrictions or conditions imposed by the Licensing Authority (including their variations/exemptions) must also be complied with by the licence holder when exercising the privileges of their Certificate of Licence Validation. Any non-compliance by the licence holder with the Licencing Authority, its regulations and or exemptions would in our view invalidate the licence and therefore invalidate the Isle of Man Certificate of Validation.

It is the responsibility of the licence holder to satisfy themselves that exercise of their licence privileges remains in accordance with the requirements and conditions imposed by their Licencing Authority.

Further information on these validations are in the links below.

Flight crew of M registered aircraft must hold a current certificate of validation of their flight crew licence issued by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry.

Aircraft operators are accountable for ensuring that their crew are appropriately trained and maintain currency to the required standard as outlined in RP4 and that only flight crew that meet these requirements shall operate the aircraft in accordance with its particular Operational Approval(s).

The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry offers two different types of flight crew licence validation:

1. General Flight Crew Licence Validation (GFCL) - This type of validation enables a suitably licenced pilot to act as a member of flight crew for any M-Registered Aircraft and is not restricted to: a particular aircraft operator, class/type rating, or registration mark.

To apply for, transfer to* or renew a GFCL please submit the following to [email protected]:

Please ensure all submitted supporting documentation is complete and signed.

Charges are payable prior to issue of the validation. An invoice will be sent to the email address entered on the submitted Form 6 (section 1), for settlement. Please note you have 14 working days to make payment. If payment is not received in this time, the application will be cancelled and all documents must be resubmitted to recommence the application process.

*Written permission must be provided from Operator when transferring from a TCROS or Aircraft Registration Specific validation to a General Flight Crew Licence Validation.

2. Registration Mark Specific Flight Crew Licence Validation - This type of validation enables a suitably licenced pilot to act as a member of flight crew for a specific M-Registered aircraft and the application will need the approval of the aircraft operator.

To apply for or renew a Registration Mark Specific Flight Crew Validation please submit the following to [email protected]:

Please ensure all submitted supporting documentation is complete and signed.

Details of costs for both types of validations can be found here.

Should you require any support with your licence validation application please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us on +441624 682358.

The holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer licence that has been validated by the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry may issue a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) for a M registered aircraft.

Please note, not all aircraft maintenance engineers must hold a validation – there are other alternative means of being able to issue a CRS. Please see RP9 for further details.

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

To apply for or renew a Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation, please complete and submit the following to [email protected]:

  • Form 7 - Application for Maintenance Engineer Licence Validation.
  • The relevant supporting documents as listed on the form. When evidence of experience is required as part of the application process, please refer to chapter 5 of RP9 and ensure that the experience submitted is in compliance with the requirements of RP9. Failure to do so may result in a declined application.

Please ensure all submitted supporting documentation is complete, relevant and signed where applicable.

Charges are payable prior to issue of the validation. An invoice will be sent to the email address entered on the Form 7 (section 1), for settlement. Please note you have 14 working days to make payment. If payment is not received in this time, the application will be cancelled and all documents must be resubmitted to recommence the application process.

Details of costs can be found here.

Should you require any support with your licence validation application please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us on +441624 682358.