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Aviation: Licensing

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 225460, tabled on 25 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for pilot licence applications.

Answered on

28 February 2019

The number of flight crew licence applications received by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has grown by more than 40% since the start of 2018. The CAA has responded by recruiting and training more licensing officers, increasing staff overtime, and pre-screening applications to ensure that all the required information has been received. The CAA is working with key stakeholders to identify improvements which will help to simplify and speed up the application process for both commercial and private pilots.

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