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Part-FCL Licence Conversion for helicopter pilots

If you are the holder of an ICAO licence for pilots of helicopters, you can convert this to an EASA licence. This page contains information about how you can do this.

What do I need?

You must submit the following:

  • The fully-completed application form
  • A copy of the passport
  • A valid copy of your medical certificate (class 2)
  • A copy of theoretical results attained Air Law and Human Performance
  • LPE valid on the existing licence or a copy of the LPE-certificate
  • If LPE certificate; A copy of the Language Assessment Body (LAB) approval (only applicable if the LPE took place at a non-Dutch EASA LAB)

Application and delivery

After reception of your application, this will be processed as quickly as possible. You will receive the invoice, and possibly a request for supplying additional information by e-mail. After your application is complete and has been paid for, the processing of your application will take approximately 15 working days. After this period, the decision will be sent to you by post or by e-mail. You can find more information about the application process on the Handling of an application and delivery page.

Express Service

During an application for a Part-FCL conversion for pilots of helicopters, you can select the Express Service. Your application is then given priority. In addition to the product fee, you will pay an additional 25% of the product fee for each Express Service request, with a minimum of € 112,53 (including 21% VAT and delivery by regular mail). Read more about this service on the page Express Service aviation products.

Validity

On first issue of a licence, the licence document shall be issued without a period of validity. This means that the licence document itself is always valid. An exception to this is the RPL proficiency check. This has a validity period of 5 years.

  • Class, types or a Language Proficiency Endorsement (LPE) rating are included in your proficiency check:
  • A class rating has a validity period of 2 years;
  • A type rating has a validity period of 1 year;
  • LPE level 4 has a validity period of 4 years;
  • LPE level 5 has a validity period of 6 years;
  • LPE level 6 is valid forever.

Costs

The tariff for this service is specified by the government in the 'Regeling tarieven luchtvaart (Dutch)':

  • If you have not previously received the proficiency check for ATPL or CPL in the Netherlands, then the cost for processing each issue is € 687.28 (incl. VAT).
  • If you have not previously received the proficiency check for PPL or LAPL, in the Netherlands, then the cost for processing each issue is € 661.87 (incl. VAT).
  • If you have previously received the proficiency check in the Netherlands, then the cost for processing each issue of a proficiency check is € 139.15 (incl. VAT).

Payment

When Kiwa Register receives your application, an invoice is sent to you. The payment must be made, at the latest, within four weeks from the date of the invoice. If your employer pays for the costs of the application, you can state this during the application. If you cancel the application, or if your application is negative/is not processed, the costs are not refunded because you are paying for the processing of the application.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find more information about applying for pilot licences via the Frequently Asked Questions.