License about to expire?

Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, social distancing rules pose a significant challenge for pilots whose license or medical certificate is expiring soon.

This is why many countries are introducing flexible arrangements for extensions. However, these exemptions from the rules are not in line with ICAO’s minimum Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). Technically, the extension of the licenses are therefore only valid within the territory of the respective state, unless this state files a request for different standards for its own operators.

The difference with ICAO has to be accepted by other states. This however hasn’t happened at a large scale so far. Take a look at the step by step guide by IFALPA if your license is about to expire.

Publicerad 2020-04-27 av Rebecca