This service is mainly for flight schools and Bombardier CRJ series operators, seeking freelance TRE Bombardier CL65.

What is Mitsubishi Bombardier CL65 CRJ ➡️ skill test?

Mitsubishi Bombardier CL65 - CRJ skill test is the checkride with EASA TRE for the initial issue of CL65 typerating. That includes all series of CRJ ranging from CRJ100/200CRJ700/900, CRJ1000 and Challenger CL850/870/890 family. The Bombardier CL65 - CRJ skill test is done upon the completion of CL65 type rating course. Flight training, so-called type rating training is provided by an EASA flight school with respective authorization for Mitsubishi Bombardier CL65 - CRJ trainings.

Legal background ➡️ skill test Bombardier CRJ

The Mitsubishi Bombardier CL65 - CRJ skill test is required by FCL.725(c) and described in Appendix 9 to Part FCL. An applicant for initial issue of Mitsubishi Bombardier CL65 - CRJ type rating shall pass a skill test and demonstrate the skill required for the safe operation of the applicable variant. The applicant shall pass the skill test within a period of 6 months after commencement of the type rating training course and within a period of 6 months preceding the application for the issue of the Mitsubishi Bombardier CRJ type rating.

Skill test Bombardier CRJ ➡️ Content

Applicants for a Bombardier CRJ skill test shall have received instruction in the same type of aircraft to be used in the skill test. The skill test for multi-pilot typerating shall be conducted in an FFS. Failure to achieve a pass in all sections of the test in two attempts will require further training. There is no limit to the number of skill tests that may be attempted.

Bombardier CRJ skill test  contains at least following items:

  • maneuvers and procedures (normal operations)
  • maneuvers and procedures  (emergency and abnormal operations)
  • rejected take-off at different airspeeds
  • flight with one engine inoperative
  • en-route IFR flight (1 enroute segment with duration of at least 15 minutes) (line-oriented flight training)
  • usage of navigation aids (VOR, LOC, ILS, GNSS, PBN)
  • precision and non-precision approaches including OEI, go-arounds and PBN elements
  • UPRT

Applicants are required to fly the Bombardier CRJ from a position where the PIC or co-pilot functions (as relevant) can be performed. 

During preflight preparation for the skill test, applicant is required to determine power settings and speeds. Applicants shall indicate to the TRE Bombardier CRJ the checks and duties carried out, including the identification of radio facilities. Checks shall be completed in accordance with the checklist for the aircraft on which the test is being taken and the MCC concept. Performance data for take-off, approach and landing shall be calculated by applicants in compliance with the operations manual or flight manual for the aircraft used. Decision heights/altitudes, minimum descent heights/altitudes and missed approach point shall be agreed upon with the examiner.

✅ Duration of Bombardier CRJ skill test

Bombardier CRJ skill test takes approximately 6 hours. It includes the additional time required for briefing and de-briefing.

✅ ICAO English during CRJ skill test

The ICAO English exam can be a part of your Bombardier CRJ skill test with TRE. The ICAO English exam is provided in cooperation with Aero LanguageType Rating Examiner is also the Language Proficiency Examiner for ICAO English Level 6.

Mitsubishi Bombardier CRJ - privileges

Bombardier CL65 - Mitsubishi CRJ series typerating authorizes the holder to fly on all variants constituted into the common B737 type by EASA Type Ratings and Licence endorsement list. EASA considers all variants of Bombardier CRJ family as one type endorsed under one common license endorsement - CL65.

✅ Variants of Bombardier CRJ Series

The privileges of common Bombardier CL65 - Mitsubishi CRJ series typeratings authorizing you to fly on following Bombardier CRJ variants:

  • Bombardier CL65 - CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ440
  • Bombardier CL65 - CRJ700, CRJ701, CRJ702, CRJ705, CRJ900
  • Bombardier CL65 - CRJ1000
  • Bombardier CL65 - Challenger 850
  • Bombardier CL65 - Challenger 870
  • Bombardier CL65 - Challenger 890

EASA established differences training and familiarization training for different variants of Bombardier CL65 - Mitsubishi CRJ series. In accordance with GM1 FCL.710:

  • Differences training requires the acquisition of additional knowledge and training on an appropriate training device (simulator) or the variant of Bombardier CRJ aircraft.
  • Familiarisation training requires the acquisition of additional knowledge without necessity of the actual training.

The table indicates all the variants constituted into the common CL65 typerating endorsement. 

When transitioning from one variant of Bombardier CRJ to another - those variants which are separated by a horizontal line require differences training (e.g. CRJ200 and CRJ900), whereas those variants which are contained in the same cell only require familiarisation (e.g. CRJ700 and CRJ900).

The duration of differences training is specified in the EASA OSD for the Bombardier CL65 - Mitsubishi CRJ series. After the differences training course completion the partial proficiency check with TRE Bombardier CRJ is usually required.

Bombardier CL65 - CRJ typerating variants

Bombardier CRJ typerating validity

In accordance with FCL.740(a) the validity period of Mitsubishi CRJ series is 12 months (1 year). Another requirement limiting the validity of your Bombardier Mitsubishi CRJ series is FCL.710(d). It mandates additional differences training or familiarization training with possible proficiency check if you have not flown the particular variant of Mitsubishi CRJ series for more than 24 months (2 years). The means of alternate proficiency checks and required training to maintain the privileges on particular variant is contained in EASA operational suitability data for Bombardier CRJ - so-called OSD CRJ. The Operator's Operations manual, Part D should also contain procedures for training and checking on different Mitsubishi CRJ series and variants.