Flight Examiners play a vital part in the safety of the aviation system by maintaining the effectiveness of pilot licence standards in Europe.
With the publication of the Flight Examiners’ Manual (FEM), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) provides a reference companion to the Examiner standardisation requirements and guidance as set out in the Aircrew Regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) no 1178/2011).
The manual containing 15 documents and covering the full range of licenses and rating, helps to explain the contents of the Aircrew Regulation and also to give standardisation and best practice guidance to examiners for the conduct of tests.
Each competent authority may provide supplementary guidance and instructions specific to its territory.
This information, captured in the Examiner Differences Document, should be covered in detail during Examiner standardisation and refresher courses.
The FEM will continually evolve over time and a process will be established to seek feedback from industry to enable updates and improvements.