You might be interested in this text provided you are a holder of an EASA CPL(A) or EASA ATPL(A) and Boeing 737 typerating endorsed in the license of non-EASA country. If you are looking for the way how to get the B737 typerating into your EASA license, please read through.

For ICAO to EASA transfer you need 500 hours on Boeing

It often happens that a pilot has an extensive type-related experience in non-EASA (for example, an FAA license valid on aircraft registered in the USA) and wants to get the Boeing 737 type rating in to his EASA license.

Valid and endorsed Boeing 737 type rating in a licence issued by a third country may be inserted in a licence issued in accordance with Annex I (Part-FCL) to Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 provided you meet the requirements of Section 4, Article 10 of Part FCL and meet following:

  • compliance with the experience requirements and the prerequisites for the issue of the Boeing 737 typerating in accordance with Part-FCL;
  • passes the relevant skill test for the issue of the applicable type or class rating in accordance with Part-FCL;
  • is in current flying practice;
  • as no less than 500 hours of flight experience as a pilot in variants representing Boeing 737.

If you meet all these pre-requisites, the last step is to attend the checkride with an EASA Examiner - so-called skill test with a TRE or SFE Boeing 737. If you are a holder of an EASA CPL(A), your B737 privileges will be limited to so-called "copilot only".

Boeing 737 type rating is quite specific when it comes to EASA. Some countries - such as the USA and their FAA and many others - use a common Boeing 737 licence endorsement for all variants and generations of the Boeing 737 ranging from Boeing 737-100, Boeing 737-200 through Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 737 NG to Boeing 737 MAX. Compared to EASA which recognises two separate type ratings for the Boeing 737 - the Boeing 737-200 for the Boeing 737-100 and Boeing 737-200, and the single Boeing 737 300-900 for the Classic, NG and MAX generations.

If you are applying for a transfer of a Boeing 737 typerating into the EASA license, this needs to be taken into account..

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