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What are the requirements for Part-147 Maintenance training organization approval?

Part-147 maintenance training organization requirements are stipulated in Annex IV (Part-147) of the Ordinance on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisation and personnel involved in these tasks (Official Gazette 115/09, 152/09, 72/10, 139/10, 79/12 and 144/12).

What is the procedure in case of loss of air traffic controller licence?

In case of loss of the air traffic controller licence or student air traffic controller licence, Croatia Civil Aviation Agency shall issue licence with new number.

In addition to the licence request form, the candidate must also submit:

a) confirmation from the Official Gazette requesting the publication of loss identification document publication;

b) the proof of payment of the licence issuance fee.

What national and international regulations are applicable in the air traffic controller licencing?

National regulation:

1. Ordinance o air traffic controller licences and authorizations (Official Gazette 11/10)

2. Air Traffic Act (Official Gazette 69/09)

International requirements

1. Directive 2006/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 05 April 2006;

2. ICAO Annex 1;

3. ESARR 5 - EUROCONTROL Safety Regulatory Requirement, Edition 2.0, „ATM Services Personnel“, of 11 April 2002;

4. Regulation (EC) No 1108/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009.

Can I get Croatian pilot licence on the grounds of the foreign one, and how?

Depending on the country that has issued the licence, it is possible to also get Croatian one. If the licence was granted in one of the EASA member state, respectively one of the ECAA agreement states with mutual recognition (the list of these states may be found on website: http://www.easa.europa.eu/approvals-and-standardisation/mutual-recognition.php), Croatian licence may be obtained by filing request for replacement of JAA licence.

Agency shall then send request to the licence issuing country and upon receiving the positive answer, issue the applicant Croatian licence. Holders of licence which has been issued in the countries not included in the afore-mentioned list of countries with mutual recognition, must comply with all JAR-FCL requirements which are theoretical training, passing of the theoretical exam (CPL theory, ATPL theory, IR theory), and also have to demonstrate practical qualifications in front of the Croatian examiner.

ATPL licence holder with more than 1500 hours of flight time with multicrew rating may be exempt from training. PPL licence applicant must have more than 100 hours of flight, and pass exams in Aviation regulation and Human capacities and limitations, and pass practical qualification exam. To replace any of the licences, the applicant must hold medical certificate issued in one of the countries from the afore-mentioned list.

Note:

The list clearly shows what ordinance is implemented in every specific country. The licence, namely the medical certificate, shall only be recognized if the country has implemented ordinance required for the specific licence type.

What are the difference in pilot licence types?

Licence issued in the Republic of Croatia are:

a) Private pilot licence (PPL) – privileges under this licence enable licence holder to perform duties of the aircraft/helicopter pilot in command or co-pilot on flights free of any taxes.

b) Commercial pilot licence (CPL) – allows the utilization of PPL licence holder privileges, as well as following privileges:

performing duties of the pilot in command or co-pilot of any aircraft/helicopter engaged in operation which are not commercial air transportation,

performing duties of the pilot in the command of aircraft/helicopter in commercial air transportation on one –seat aircraft/helicopter,

performing duties of co-pilot in commercial air transportation

c) After fulfilling flight hours requirement, candidate may approach practical test with an examiner. After successfully passing the test, ATPL licence shall be issued with same privileges as one for the CPL licence holder, plus the additional ones:

performing duties of the pilot in command or co-pilot of an aircraft/helicopter in commercial air transportation.

How do I obtain CPL licence?

First step is to address the Flying Training Organization, where you shall finish theoretical and practical CLP licence training. After finishing theoretical training, you shall take theoretical exam in the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency. After successfully finishing practical training, the CCAA shall assign you with an examiner for practical testing. After successfully passing the practical test, the candidate is issued with the CPL licence.

Does the address change affect all the licences issued by CCAA?

Change of data from the licence must be reported to the CCAA as soon as possible, so that the new licence form with amended address may be issued. Since there is no photo in the licence, the licence holder must always have ID with a photo to be able to prove ownership of the licence (Annex 1 JAR FCL 1.075 of the Ordinance on conditions and means of acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending of the aeroplane pilot licences and ratings (Official Gazette 08/09)). To be able to prove your identity, the address on the ID and the address on the licence must be the same.

My licences have been stolen. May I continue to instruct?

No. After a licence has been lost or stolen, the applicant must file the missing licence to the Official Gazette as soon as possible, and come to the CCAA to get new licence which will allow him to use his privileges.

What are the reasons for withdrawal of pilot licence?

Flight crew member licence shall be withdrawn if there is clear evidence of safety related issues, or if a person as committed or has been involved in document forgery for the purpose of acquiring rating or licence. If it is established that a person does not meet the requirements stipulated in the regulation on flight crew licence and ratings, CCAA may limit the powers, suspend or revoke the licence, rating or certificate.

The licence shall also be withdrawn if it is established that the licence holder has been banned from performing specific jobs in the criminal offence procedures, if it is established that the person is physical and mentally incapable of performing jobs and tasks under the issued licence, and if the assessment shows that the person is not qualified for perform jobs and tasks under the issued licence.

What are the legal age limitations for piloting aircraft?

In general, the maximum pilot age has not been stipulated. However, there are limitations for pilots in the commercial air transportation. Once he turns 65 years of age, the licence holder is not allowed to pilot aircraft engaged in the commercial air transportation.

From the age of 60 to 64, licence holder can no longer fly in the commercial air transportation, unless being member of the multicrew and provided that he is the only crew member over 60.

After the age of 65, licence holder may no longer fly aircraft in the commercial air transportation. However, since the licence validity is conditioned with medical certificate validity, the licence holder may fly as long as he is medically fit to do it.

Where may I find regulations which must be applied by pilot schools?

All relevant regulations mandatory for pilot schools may be found on the CCAA’s website, respectively: Ordinance on conditions and means for acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending of the aeroplane pilot licence and rating (Official Gazette 08/09) - JAR FCL 1 Ordinance on conditions and means of acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending helicopter pilot licence and rating (Official Gazette 54/10) - JAR-FCL 2.

What is the first step in becoming a pilot?

First step is to contact training organization (PPL organization, FTO) where they will instruct you on next steps. To start with the practical training, you must hold certificate which is issued in the approved Aeromedical Centre.

I have lost my original flight logbook. What should I do verify my flight experience?

Croatian Civil Aviation Agency does not keep records of your flight hours. These records are kept exclusively by the licence holder. The flight records might also be kept by your company, so that is where you may get data on your flight hours.

Last documented flight record known to Agency may be acknowledged for continuation of flight recording. The applicant must buy new flight logbook and he may fill it with flight data ig+f he submits verified copy of the aircraft booklet showing his flight data.

What are the PPL licence requirements?

The PPL requirements are the same as for all other requirements. Finished training, successfully passed theoretical exam, finished practical training and successfully passed practical exam. Nine subjects shall be tested in the theoretical exam. To pass every subject, the applicant must have at least 75% of the answers correct.

In the practical exam, all required section must be precisely performed and confirmed by the assigned examiner. Upon the examiner’s recommendation, the candidate may be instructed for further training or the examiner will recommend the granting of the PPL licence (implying that the candidate has successfully passed the exam).

What are the requirements for the Flight training organization (FTO) approval?

The requirements are defined in the article Annex 1a JAR-FCL 1.055 of the Ordinance on conditions and means of acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending of aeroplane pilot licence and ratings (Official Gazette 08/09), respectively in the article Annex 1a JAR-FCL 2.055 Ordinance on conditions and means of acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending of helicopter pilot licence and ratings (Official Gazette 54/10).

What are the requirements for Type rating training organization (TRTO) approval?

The Requirements are defined in the Annex 2 JAR-FCL 1.055 of the Ordinance on conditions and means of acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending of aeroplane pilot licence and ratings (Official Gazette 08/09), respectively in the article Annex 1a JAR-FCL 2.055 Ordinance on conditions and means of acquiring, issuing, renewing and extending of helicopter pilot licence and ratings (Official Gazette 54/10).

What must the Pilot Training Programme contain?

The content of the Training Programme has been stipulated in the article IEM No 3 JAR-FCL 1.055 u Section 2 (JAR FCL 1, Section 2, Amendment 7).

What regulation defines Part-66 maintenance licence requirements?

Annex III (Part-66) on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisation and personnel involved in these tasks (Official Gazette 115/09, 152/09, 72/2010, 139/10, 79/12 and 144/12) defines the Part -66 licence requirements, and its penultimate amendments (Official Gazette 79/12) completely amends the Annex III (Part-66).

In what period must the Part-66 licence modules be passed?

Training and exams must be passed in the period of ten years prior to applying for the Part-66 licence or for the licence endorsement with category/subcategory.

Where in the Ordinance are the modules which must be passed for specific category/subcategory of the Part-66 licence defined?

In Annex III (Part-66), Ordinance on amendments of the Ordinance on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisation and personnel involved in these tasks (Official Gazette 79/12), Appendix I, item 2. Modularization, the table contains all modules that have to be finished for specific category/subcategory of the Part-66 licence.

What are the basic Part-66 licence requirements?

There are two basic Part-66 requirements; first one is the basic knowledge according to 66.A.25, meaning the applicant has to prove that he has successfully passed all modules required for a specific category/subcategory.

Second requirement is the basic experience in accordance with 66.A.30 which the applicant must have depending on the category/subcategory of the Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence.

On what form is the Part-66 licence application filed and to whom?

Part-66 licence application request is filed on the TLD-FRM-080 (EASA Form 19).

Where may I find data on the Part-66 licence exam?

All information on the Part-66 licence exam may be found in the website of the CCAA, page “Exam” within the category “Licence and training”.

Where in the Ordinance are the Part-66 practical experience requirements defined?

The Part-66 practical experience requirements are defined in the Article 66.A.30 of the Annex III (Part-66), Ordinance on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisation and personnel involved in these tasks (Official Gazette 79/12).

What is the practical experience requirement for academically obtained Part-66 category C licence?

The Part-66 category C licence applicant holding an academic degree in one of the technical disciplines, granted by the university or higher education institution acknowledged by the CCAA, must have three years of work experience in the civil aircraft maintenance on the representative selection of tasks directly connected with the aircraft maintenance, including six months of overseeing base maintenance tasks.

To what aircraft does the B3 category refer?

The B3 category apples to piston engine aircraft, without the cabin pressure regulation, with the maximum take-off mass of 2000 kg or less.

What does the complete training for aircraft type consist of?

Complete training for aircraft type consists of theoretical training and exam, practical training and assessment, except for category C rating. The training is implemented in the training organisation approved in accordance with Annex IV (Part-147).

When is on – the –job training (OJT) required and where is it implemented?

When amending Part-66 licence with rating endorsement for the first aircraft type within the existing category/subcategory, the applicant must finish appropriate OJT as defined in the Appendix III, Annex III (Part-66).

On the job training is implemented in and under the supervision of the maintenance organisation approved for the maintenance of specific aircraft type. OJT shall be assess by the adequately qualified assessor.

What is the time limit for aircraft type training?

Aircraft type training has to start and end within the period of three years prior to filing application for Part-66 aircraft type rating endorsement.

Where may I find information on requirements for additional category/subcategory rating on the grounds of the existing Part-66 licence?

Information may be found in the document “Instruction on endorsement” of the Part -66 licence with additional category or subcategory, available on the CCAA’s website.

How may I get answer on aeromedicine related questions concerning medical certificate issuance?

You have to contact Aeromedical Examiner (AME) or Aeromedical section (AMS) of the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (aeromedical@ccaa.hr).

What regulation regulated the medical certification of aeroplane, helicopter, sailplane and balloon pilots?

Commission Regulation (EU) No1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying done technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of Council and its amendments.

Whom should I contact if I have any doubts concerning the use prescribed medicine while using my licence privileges?

The advice may be sought in Aeromedical Centre (AeMC), at the Aeromedical Examiner (AME) or in the Aeromedical section of the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (aeromedical@ccaa.hr).

Is the licence holder subject to the substance abuse testing programme?

If there is any doubt that the licence holder has been abusing drugs, alcohol, intoxication substances or medicines, he may subjected to testing upon the request of his employer or the CCAA.

I hold CPL(A) licence with SEP and FI ratings and I don’t fly in SEP aeroplanes commercial operations. Please clarify do I need to undergo medical examinations every six months, regardless of the fact that I do not perform single-pilot commercial transpor

If you do not perform single – pilot passenger commercial transportation operation, you are not required to undergo medical examinations in the stipulated frequency (the medical certificate class 1 is valid for six months for licence holders which are engaged in single-pilot commercial air transportation of passengers and which are over 40.)

However, the aeromedical examiners are required to fill all categories on the issued medical certificates.

May I get my medical certificate if I am colour-blind?

To get medical certificate, applicant must undergo medical examination which includes the colour perception test, so –called Ishihara plate test. The applicant who fails Ishihara test must undergo further colour perception testing to establish how readily he perceives colours.

In case of the medical certificate class 1, the applicants must have normal colour perception or be colour safe. “Colour-safe” means that the applicant can easily differentiate colours used in the air navigation and correctly identify aircraft colour lights.

In case of the medical certificate class 2, if applicant does not have satisfactory level or colour perception, his/her flying privileges shall be limited to daytime flying.

May I get medical certificate if I wear glasses?

Yes, but provided that the distant visual acuity is:

in case of medical certificate class 1, : 6/9 (0,7) or better on every eye, and visual acuity of 6/6 (1,0) or better on both eyes;

in case of medical certificate class 2: 6/12 (0,5) or better on every eye, and 6/9 (0,7) or better for both eyes.