This service is aimed for a pilots with an experience on Cessna 525 looking to become instructor SFI for Cessna 525. Service can also be interested for a flight school and Cessna 525 operators looking for a freelance TRE C525 with privileges for SFI and TRI C525 assessment of competence.

Cessna 525 TRI - Type rating instructor

Assessment of competence - type rating instructor - TRI for Cessna 525 Citation and all its variants are provided by an EASA Examiner - TRE for Cessna 525.

TRI Cessna Citation pre-requisites

Type rating instructor - TRI for Cessna 525 shall meet the requirements of FCL.915.TRI and specifically FCL.915.TRI(c). The candidate shall have gained at least 500 hours as pilot on aeroplanes, including 30 hours as PIC on the Cessna 525 or alternatively hold or have held an flight instructor certificate for multi-engine aeroplanes with IR(A) privileges;

In addition the applicant for C525 TRI shall have completed, within the 12 months preceding the date of the application, at least 30 route sectors, including take-offs and landings, as PIC on the Cessna 525 type, of which a maximum of 15 sectors may be completed in an FSTD representing one of the Cessna 525 variants.

In case of the TRI C525 privileges will be exercised in multi-pilot operations, instructor shall have completed a minimum of 500 multi-pilot flight hours in accordance with FCL.905.TRI(c)(1)(ii) and complete an MCCI course in accordance with FCL.930.MCCI. Alternatively instructor has to be or have been a holder of TRI for multi-pilot aircraft - FCL.905.TRI(c)(1)(i).

The candidate for TRI C525 shall meet the very basic requirement - to be a holder of the ATPL(A) or CPL(A) pilot licence.

TRI Cessna 525 General privileges

In accordance with FCL.905.TRI type rating instructor - TRI for Cessna 525, can provide flight training for issue or renewal of C525 typerating. Besides that the TRI C525 can provide the training for basic phase of the MPL(A) training on Cessna 525 type if he meets the FCL.905.TRI(c)(2) - provided that he or she has the privileges extended to multi-pilot operations and holds or has held an FI(A) or an IRI(A) certificate.

The privileges of the C525 TRI may be extended to flight instruction for Cessna 525 in multi-pilot operations, provided that the TRI meets any of the following conditions:

  • holds or has held a TRI certificate for multi-pilot aeroplanes;
  • has at least 500 hours on aeroplanes in multi-pilot operations and completed an MCCI training course in accordance with point FCL.930.MCCI.

If the TRI assessment of competence is done in simulator, the privileges of TRI C525 are also restricted to the FSTD or restricted iaw FCL.910.TRI.

TRI C525 Restricted privileges

Most common is the restriction of TRI Cessna 525 privileges for flight training in simulator. In that case the privileges of TRI Cessna 525 are the same like the privileges of SFI Cessna 525. In case of following exercises have been a part of the training in FSTD, the TRI Citation 525 can provide following trainings in real aircraft:

  • Line training under supervision (LIFUS)
  • base training

If the C525 TRI training is carried out in FSTDs only, the privileges of TRIs shall be restricted to training in FSTDs. This restriction shall however include the following privileges for conducting, in the C525 aircraft:

  • LIFUS, provided that the TRI training course has included the training specified in point FCL.930.TRI(a)(4)(i);
  • landing training, provided that the TRI training course has included the training specified in point FCL.930.TRI(a)(4)(ii); or
  • the training flight specified in point FCL.060(c)(2), provided that the TRI training course has included the training referred to in points (a)(1) or (a)(2).

The restriction to FSTD shall be removed if TRIs have completed an assessment of competence in the aircraft.

In accordance with GM1 FCL.910.TRI the restrictions of the TRI privileges are annotated on the license under ‘Remarks and Restrictions’ against the appropriate TRI certificate, along with the following endorsements:

  • if the training is carried out in an FSTD: ‘TRI/r’ (r=restricted);
  • if the TRI training, as specified in point FCL.910.TRI(a)(1), includes the LIFUS training: endorsement as per point (a) and ‘LIFUS’; and
  • if the landing training, as specified in point FCL.910.TRI(a)(2), is included in the TRI training course: endorsement as per point (a) and ‘LT’ (LT = landing training).

For example a TRI restricted with LIFUS and landing training privileges will have on their license the following endorsement: ‘TRI/r LIFUS LT’.

TRI Training for Cessna 525 Citation

Applicant for type rating instructor certificate - TRI(A) for Cessna 525 Citation shall attend the training provided in accordance with FCL.930.TRI. The TRI C525 training can only be provided by an EASA flight school - so-called approved training organization. The TRI training consists of:

  • 25 hours of teaching and learning
  • 5 hours of flight instruction on the appropriate aircraft or an FSTD representing that aircraft for single-pilot aircraft
  • 10 hours of technical training, including revision of technical knowledge, the preparation of lesson plans and the development of classroom/simulator instructional skills;
  • the additional training, as applicable:
    • additional specific training before conducting LIFUS;
    • additional specific training before conducting landing training. That training in the FSTD shall include training for emergency procedures related to the aircraft.

Assessment of Competence TRI Cessna 525 Citation

Future Type Rating Instructor - TRI on Cessna 525 shall demonstrate his abilities and competence to provide the training towards Cessna 525 Citation in accordance with FCL.935.TRI. Since the majority of the TRI Assessment of competence is done in simulator, the content and scope of the checkride is similar to SFI AoC. AMC4 FCL.935 mandates the assessment should consist of at least 3 hours of flight instruction related to the duties of an SFI on the applicable FFS or FTD 2/3.

EASA TRI C525