The UK-EU trade deal, announced on 24 December 2020, includes agreements on air transport and aviation safety which are due to come into effect at 23.00 GMT on 31 December 2020 when the UK ceases to take part in the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other EU institutions.

While the agreements involve some elements of continuity, they do not constitute a replication of the UK’s regulatory arrangements as part of the EASA/EU framework and many sections of the aviation and aerospace industries will face changes after 31 December, as this microsite sets out.

We will study the detail of the new agreements and will update relevant pages of the microsite as information becomes clearer about how the new arrangements will work in practice. We will notify stakeholders of the updates through the SkyWise alert system. If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to the EU exit category in the SkyWise system:

UPDATE: Tests, checks and assessments by EASA and UK examiners from 1 January 2021

Examiners who hold an examiner certificate issued by the UK CAA may continue to conduct Skill Tests, Proficiency Checks and/or Assessments of Competence for UK licence holders only.

If you are asked to conduct a Skill Test, Proficiency Check and/or Assessment of Competence for a non-UK licence holder, you should contact the State of Licence issue prior to conducting and obtain confirmation that the result would be accepted.

EASA Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL Examiners who hold an examiner certificate issued by an EASA member state prior to 1 January 2021 can continue to undertake Skill Tests, Proficiency Checks and/or Assessments of Competence for the period of its validity up to a maximum of two years, as long as the certificate has not been re-validated, renewed or extended from 1 January 2021. Such certificates cannot be accepted and need to be converted to a UK issued certificate.

For guidance on requirements and application please contact

Test notification requirements must have been met. We will be unable to accept retrospective test notification.