General procedures to issue renew or revalidate licenses or ratings (PHASE 2).
Air Traffic Controllers
1. Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority will issue new license format, starting on the 16th April 2007, to the applicants or holders of Pilot’s license and to applicants to Air Traffic Controller’s license (PHASE 2).
2. For the new license format to be issued, the applicant must show him / herself at the PEL office in order to have his (her) picture taken and sign the license, from 10:00 to 12:00, Monday to Thursday.
4. The issue of the new license format will be at no charge to the old license format holders, unless other actions are required (e.g. renew of ratings, license, etc). In this case the applicable fees shall be paid. Given the fact that the photograph will be produced ‘in situ’ and printed in the license, there is no need to bring separate ones as before. License holders shall dress civilian for this purpose.
5. Applicants for the first issue of Pilots or ATC licenses shall produce all documents according LAR IV, as may be the case, and pay the applicable fees. Given the fact that the photograph will be produced ‘in situ’ and printed in the license, there is no need to bring separate ones as before. Applicants shall dress civilian for this purpose.
6. Old format licenses will be returned to the holder with the following imprinted annotation in the first page: “LICENSE VOID. NEW LICENSE ISSUED No. XXXXX” and date.
7. As much of practicable, all the notes and ratings will be transferred to the new license format, starting from the newest ones, keeping the start and valid until dates, except for new or revalidated ratings when new dates will show.
8. The serial number of the licenses will continue the series already issued, with the prefix of the license category (e.g. ATP(A) - nnnn or ATC - nnnn) and will be common to all license categories.
9. Regarding pilot licenses, the new format caters for the inclusion of competency ratings (e.g. CAT II or CAT III) to be entered in immediately after the relevant aircraft type rating (e.g. A320 CAT II, or B747 CAT III). Any limitations will be entered likewise. A co-pilot rated in an Airbus 320 will have entered in his license the annotation “A320 CP” in the type ratings area. Therefore, pilots must provide all relevant information regarding their capacity on this and other aspects, since the license issued by the LCAA will be the only document acceptable to demonstrate their capacity to the civil aviation authorities abroad, in case a ‘ramp check’ occurs.
10. Air traffic controller licenses will follow the same principles and will have entered in the ratings area the license holder’s capacity in terms of the aerodrome he is entitled to operate and the competence of the operation (e.g. BEY-TWR).
11. All ‘valid until’ date will refer the last day of the month of the applicable period of validity. All perishable competency or fitness evaluations (e.g. PPCs, Medical Assessments, etc.) for revalidation purposes, shall be taken between the first and the last five days before the relevant ‘valid until’ date it refers is reached. (Example: a medical assessment ending 30 June 2006 and to be revalidated under a 12 month rule, obliges the license holder to take a medical inspection and to have a medical assessment issued between the 1st and the 25th day of June, 2006 and the ‘valid until’ date will show “30 JUN 07”). Failure to comply with this rule will postpone the ‘valid until’ date to the end of the month the medical assessment is issued and the license holder can not benefit the privileges of his license during the ‘void’ elapsed time between the two dates.
The same principle applies to the ratings. The instrument or class or type ratings proficiency checks, should be scheduled in such a way the license holder keeps currency all times.
License holders must be careful in the sense that medical certificate, each aircraft rating, competency rating, etc. included in the license, DO NOT have the same expiring date as before. Each one can have its specific ‘valid until’ date, given the above reasons. The license holder is the only responsible to maintain his (her) license current and valid while exercising its privileges.
12. Medical Certificate class and dates will be entered in the license (item XIV), instead of being a stand alone document. The “valid until” date will be adjusted to the new system in such a way that all “valid until” dates will always refer the last day of the month the medical assessment is valid. Each Medical Certificate holder will provide this document to the PEL office when applying for the new format license. This procedure will be running until a new routine is established with the medical examiners, exempting the issuance of such document after the medical assessment.
13. Documents to be brought to PEL office by the license holders (individual circumstances may require different documents. Please contact PEL office of the LCAA):
Pilots: Form LAR 401/01 (R1, OCT2005), PPC (if applicable), logbook and Medical Certificate
Air Traffic Controllers: Full personal file
14. Other license categories conversion will follow in the near future and comply with this new licensing system.
For each new phase appropriate procedures will be established and spread to users by the LCAA internet web site www.lebcaa.com and also in the news board by the PEL office.
Curtailment of privileges of pilots who have attained their 60th birthday.
Effective 03 April,2007 LAR IV subpart 1, “401.21 Curtailment of privileges of License Holders Aged 60 Years or More” will be deleted and a new article included in its place, to read:
401.21 Curtailment of Privileges of Pilot License Holders Aged 60 Years or More (see also s401.21)
1. The holder of a pilot license shall not act as a pilot of an aircraft engaged in commercial air transport operations if he (her) has attained his 60th birthday or, in the case of operations with more than one pilot where the other pilot is younger than 60 years of age, his 65th birthday.
2. The license will be endorsed with this limitation.
s401.21 Curtailment of Privileges of Pilot License Holders Aged 60 Years or More
The limitation to be entered in section XIII-Remarks/Limitations of the license holder who attained his (her) 60th birthday is: "The holder is limited to multi-pilot crew operations in commercial air transport".
This amendment shall be included in LAR IV by hand, until new amended subpart is issued, covering this and other new requirements.
New license format issued to license holders in this circumstances will encompass this new policy by showing this limitation in “XIII-Remarks/Limitations”