Cessna C525 Citation revalidation proficiency check

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Cessna C525 Citation revalidation proficiency check

Cessna C525 Citation type rating revalidation for Cessna C525 Citation series.

Cessna C525 Citation type rating revalidation

License proficiency check (LPC) for revalidation of the Cessna C525 Citation series type rating is subject of Subpart H, Section 2, clause FCL.740.A (b) of the Part-FCL (EC 1178/2011).

Revalidation license proficiency check - LPC of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating shall be performed by a Type rating examiner - TRE(A) or a Synthetic flight examiner - SFE(A) only. 

The license proficiency check - LPC for revalidation of Cessna C525 Citation type rating may be done either flying the real aircraft, or using the full flight simulator - FFS representing one of the variants of the Cessna C525 Citation series.

Single pilot operations versus multi pilot operations

The Part-FCL in conjunction with the Commission Regulation 965/2012 recognizes two different types of the Cessna C525 Citation operations. There are different requirements for pilots who operate the plane within the Cessna C525 Citation family as single-pilot operations and different requirements for multi-pilot operations.

Pilots operating or willing to operate the Cessna C525 Citation within he commercial air transport (CAT) in accordance with the Commission Regulation 965/2012 for the company holding the Air operator certificate (AOC), the multi-pilot operations are mandatory.

Further training and checking procedures of the flight crew with multi-pilot operations privileges are described in detail in the company Operations manual, Part D. Additionally, license proficiency check - LPC of pilot operating within the commercial air transport may be extended by further trainings described in the Operations manual, Part-D, i.e. Low visibility take-off, special trainings for the airports (Innsbruck - LOWI/INN, London - City EGLC/LCY, etc) or the either/right seat qualification.

Revalidation of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating on flight simulator

A successfully passed Cessna C525 Citation license proficiency check - LPC results in C525 type rating revalidation for the next 12 months (1 year).

During the validity period of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating, the applicant for the revalidation of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating shall complete at least:

  • 10 route sectors as a pilot of any of the Cessna C525 Citation airplane
  • or 1 route sector on an actual Cessna  C525 Citation airplane or in a flight simulator (FFS) which represents the Cessna C525 Citation with the Type rating examiner - TRE (A). Route sector with TRE(A) may be performed as a part of the license proficiency check - LPC.

The license proficiency check - LPC for revalidation of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating may be combined together with the operator proficiency check - OPC. This is especially essential for the Cessna C525 Citation pilots flying within the commercial environment (so-called AOC company).

If Cessna C525 Citation license proficiency check - LPC is combined with the Cessna C525 Citation operator proficiency check - OPC, the requirement about the minimum route sectors is not applicable.

Both, the Cessna C525 Citation license proficiency check - LPC and Cessna C525 Citation operator proficiency check - OPC shall be performed by the Type rating examiner - TRE(A) authorized for examinations on the Cessna C525 Citation.