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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

Air­ways Avi­a­tion’s fe­male pi­lot train­ing schol­ar­ship is in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the BWPA

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