Medical

Where can the aero-medical requirements for ATCOs be found?

The requirements for Air Traffic Controllers’ aero-medical certification can be found in Annex IV –PART ATCO.MED– of the Regulation (EU) 2015/340.

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Who can perform the Class 1 aero-medical examination?

Initial Class 1 aero-medical examination can be performed only at an Aero-medical centre (AeMC) certified to perform class 1 aero-medical examinations. The aero-medical examination for the renewal or revalidation of the medical certificate can be performed by either an AeMC or a properly authorized aero-medical examiner (AME).

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Who can perform the Class 3 aero-medical examination?

Initial Class 3 aero-medical examination can be performed only at an Aero-Medical Centre (AeMC) certified to perform class 3 aero-medical examinations. The recurrent aero-medical examination can be performed by either an AeMC or a properly authorized aero-medical examiner (AME).

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Who can perform the Class 2 and LAPL aero-medical examination?

All Class 2 and LAPL aero-medical examination can be performed by any AeMC or AME authorized to perform aero-medical examinations for aircrew. In addition to that, subject to national provisions, LAPL aero-medical examinations may be performed by General Medical Practitioners (GMPs).

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Who can perform the Cabin crew aero-medical assessment?

Cabin Crew aero-medical assessment can be performed by any AeMC or AME authorized to perform aero-medical examinations in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1178/2011. In addition to that, subject to national provisions, aero-medical examinations and assessments may be performed by Occupational Health Medical Practitioners (OHMPs).

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Do you have a list of certified AeMCs and AMEs in Europe?

No, EASA does not have any list of available AeMCs and AMEs. Nevertheless you should be able to find the list of AeMCs and AME on Competent Authorities’ web-sites for each Member State. The list of Member States and links to the competent authorities web sites can be found at this link.

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Is there any AeMC available outside Europe?

No, to this moment EASA did not authorize any AeMC in third countries.
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Where can the aero-medical requirements for Pilots and Cabin Crew be found?

The requirements for Aircrew aero-medical certification can be found in Annex IV – Part-MED – of the Regulation (EU) 1178/2011.

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May I exercise the privileges of my PPL licence if I have a Class 1 medical certificate?

Yes, the Class 1 medical certificate includes Class 2 and LAPL privileges.

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May I exercise the privileges of my PPL licence if I have a Class 3 medical certificate?

No, the Class 3 medical certificate does not include Class 2 privileges. In order to exercise the privileges of or undertake solo flights for a PPL licence you need to hold a valid Class 2 or Class 1 medical certificate.

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If I undertake my aero-medical examination in another Member State than the state that issued my licence do I need to validate resulting medical certificate with my licensing authority?

No, if you hold a valid medical certificate issued by an AME authorized by an EASA State then no validation is needed, the medical certificate shall be recognized by all Member States without additional proceedings.
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