Do your flight crew hold Performance Based Navigation (PBN) privileges on their licence?
From 25 August 2018, EASA Aircrew Regulations will require all pilots who are operating on PBN routes and procedures to be suitably qualified.
• Are your aircraft types certified for RNP APCH?
• Is there an appropriately equipped FSTD available for flight crew training/checking?
If the answer is ‘no’ to both quesitons then the Operator can apply on behalf of their flight crew for an exemption against the requirement for conducting a check of an RNP Approach under European Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011.
Operators should request further guidance from their Flight Operations Inspector before applying.
Further information is available on the CAA website.
The deadline for exemption applications is 2 July 2018.