Renewal license proficiency check of the Cessna C525 Citation typerating

The Cessna C525 Citation typerating renewal procedure is prescribed by the AMC1 FCL.740(b)(1) to the Part FCL which states, that the EASA flight school - ATO (approved training organization) will estabilish the renewal flight training based on the following criteria:

  • previous experience of the applicant - EASA flight school (ATO - approved training organization) for its verification by an evaluation of the data in the scratchpad flight the pilot and, if necessary, carry out the simulator - FSTD
  • complexity of the variant of the aircraft on which the flight training and flight examination will be provided on
  • the time elapsed - time since the  Cessna C525 Citation typerating is expired

The duration of the flight training prescribed by flight school required to achieve the required level of the aviation proficiency depends on how long is the EASA Cessna C525 Citation typerating expired.

Duration of the renewal flight training should be the longer, the more time has elapsed since the Cessna C525 Citation typerating is expired:

In some cases, if the Cessna C525 Citation typerating is expired for a short period of time (less than 3 months) the EASA flight school - approved training organization - ATO might decide not to asses the pilot with the renewal flight training.

When estabilishing the renewal flight training, the EASA flight school considers the following attributes:

  • Cessna C525 Citation typerating expired less than three months: no need for renewal flight training and the EASA flight school provide candidate with confirmation. The candidate can proceed with the renewal EASA license proficiency check (LPC) with EASA type rating examiner
  • Cessna C525 Citation typerating expired more than 3 months but less than one year: at least two training sessions will be required by the EASA flight school to be prepared for the renewal license proficiency check (LPC)
  • Cessna C525 Citation typerating expired more than one year but less than three years: at least three training sessions will be required by the flight school to be prepared for the renewal license proficiency check (LPC)
  • Cessna C525 Citation typerating expired for more than three years: the applicant should have completed flight training again in the scope and duration, which is required for the first issue of the EASA Cessna C525 Citation typerating

The flight school - approved training organization - ATO shall develop an individual flight training program for the applicant based on the scope of flight training required for the initial issue of the Cessna C525 Citation typeratingFlight training will focus on aspects that flight school - approved training organization - ATO considers appropriate for the candidate.

After successful completion of the prescribed renewal flight training, the flight school - ATO shall issue a certificate of completion of the flight training.

Upon satisfactory completion of renewal flight training, the applicant is recommended for the renewal EASA license proficiency check (LPC) with an type rating examiner.

After passing the renewal EASA license proficiency check (LPC), the Cessna C525 Citation typerating is renewed and endorsed by the flight examiner for a further 12 months (1 year).

The licence proficiency check - LPC for renewal of the Cessna C525 Citation typerating may be combined together with the operator proficiency check - OPC. This is especially essential for the Cessna C525 Citation pilots flying within the commercial enviroment (so-called AOC). If the Cessna C525 Citation licence proficiency check - LPC is combined together 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.

Revalidation licene proficiency check - LPC of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating shall be performed by the practical exam with Type rating examiner - TRE(A) only. 

Single pilot operations versus multi pilot operations

The Part-FCL recognizes two different ways of operating the Cessna C525 Citation airplane. For pilots who operates the plane within the Cessna C525 Citation single-pilot operations are different requirements than the Cessna C525 Citation multi-pilot operations.

Pilots operating or willing to operate the Cessna C525 Citation within he commercial air transport (CAT) for the company which is a holder of the Air operator certificate (AOC), the multi-pilot operations is mandatory. Further procedures for training and checking of the flight crew with multi-pilot operations privileges are described in detail in the company Operations manual, Part D. In addition the license proficiency check - LPC of the pilot operating within the commercial air transport may be extended by the different trainings described in the Operations manual, Part-D, ie. Low visibility take-off, special trainings for the airports (Innsbruck - LOWI/INN, London - City EGLC/LCY, etc) or the either/right seat qualification.

Candidates who are willing to operate Cessna C525 Citation in both the single-pilot operations and multi-pilot operations shall undertake two separate license proficiency check - LPC to demonstrate their proficiency to fly the Cessna C525 Citation airplane as a solo pilot and within the multi-crew concept.

Requirements for sucessful pass

General requirements and examination procedure for the successful pass of the examination - renewal license proficiency check of Cessna C525 Citation is the same as any of the license proficiency check (LPC) for any other airplane, type rating or class rating.

Practical test - the license proficiency check - LPC for Cessna C525 Citation consists of few different sections. Those sections are representing all of the different phases of flight appropriate to the category (airplanes) and the type of airplane - Cessna C525 Citation.

Privileges of the Cessna C525 Citation typerating holder

The Cessna C525 Citation typerating entitles the holder to fly the variant of the Cessna C525 Citation airplane within the scope of the EASA type certificate datasheet (EASA TCDS). In accordance with Regulation Ec 1178/2011 and the provisions FCL.740 (a), the validity of the Cessna C525 Citation type rating is 12 months (1 year).

Cessna C525 Citation typerating entitles the holder to conduct flight on the following Cessna C525 Citation variants:

  • Cessna C525 Citation Jet (CJ)
  • Cessna C525 Citation (CJ1 and CJ1 +)
  • Cessna C525A Citation (CJ2 + and CJ2)
  • Cessna C525B Citation (CJ3)
  • Cessna C525C Citation  (CJ4)
  • Cessna C525 Citation M2

Differences training to other variants of the Cessna C525 Citation

Cessna C525 Citation typerating entitles the holder to act as a member of the flight crew on the variant of Cessna C525 Citation airplane on which he sucessfully passed the license skill test.

To act as a member of the flight crew on another variant of the same type of aircraft - Cessna C525 Citation, the so-called differences training is required. This differences training is usually being provided by the airpalne operator in accordance with the approved Operations manual, Part-D.

For example: you have passed your license skill test (LST) on the aircraft, or on simulator which represents the varian of  Cessna C525 Citation, CJ1 and you would like to act as a member of the flight crew on Cessna C525B Citation, CJ3. In this case, the need to attend the additional training, so-called differences training to the Cessna C525B Citation, CJ3 variant.

If the pilot was not acting as a member of the flight crew on specific variant of Cessna C525 Citation airplane for more than 24 months, in accordance with FCL.710 (b) Part-FCL, Regulation Ec 1178/2011 the additional differences training is required.

The requirement above is just a legislation requirement required by the Regulation (EC) 1178/2011. Any owner of the airplane or the operator, respectively may have additional requirements, which may be required beyond the legislation requirements, to let you fly as a pilot in command (PIC) on the specific variant of the Cessna C525 Citation operated/owned.