EASA has announced the timetable to allow existing private pilot Registered Training Facilities to transfer to the new Declared Training Organisation
(DTO) category, which it says ‘allows much simpler oversight’. Subject to final approval by the EC, the process will run from 8 April 2018 to 8 April 2019 and is part of EASA’S ‘GA roadmap’ to make regulation of the sector ‘more proportionate’.
‘If a school offers training only for private flying qualifications the DTO category cuts down the requirements, employing a much simpler oversight regime, and offers the possibility for a school to declare that its activities meet the set standards rather than have to obtain a full approval,’ it says.
Tony Rapson, Head of the CAA’S GA Unit, commented: “We believe the move to Declared Training Organisations is a sensible and proportionate one. It means that we’ll have realistic levels of safety oversight while avoiding the need for many training schools to have to comply with the more complex and costly requirements of an Approved Training Organisation.”
More detail of the transition process to DTOS, including a consultation on the
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