The service is for pilots interested in typerating renewal of an expired Bombardier CL30 typerating. The service may also be  interest to Challenger 300 / 350 operators and flight schools looking for the freelance TRE CL30 or SFE CL30

Challenger 300 / 350 Renewal ✈️

Challenger CL30 Series - Challenger 300 or Challenger 350 proficiency check or license proficiency check is commonly used for the check ride for type rating renewal procedure. The renewal checkride - with an EASA Type Rating Examiner brings back the validity of expired Challenger 300 or Challenger 350 Series  typerating. We are talking about CL30 type rating renewal proficiency check when the type rating has been expired - even for 1 day.

Renewal of a Challenger 300 or Challenger 350 type rating is a process to be followed once the CL30 rating is expired. To bring back the validity of CL30 type rating, it is necessary to attend refresher training according to the procedure set by the flight school to pass a checkride with the TRE examiner for the CL30 type. However the common procedure called proficiency check or license proficiency check - LPC applies for both revalidation and also renewal of the Challenger 300 or Challenger 350 type rating. 

CL30 Renewal Proficiency check may also be combined with the prof check required and directed by Operational suitability data for the particular variant of Challenger 300 or Challenger 350 - Challenger CL30 aeroplane.

Typerating renewal ➡️ legal background 

Proficiency check for renewal of the Challenger 300 typerating is subject of paragraph FCL.740(b) and AMC1 FCL.740(b). The proficiency check is subject of recommendation by the flight school. The ATO has to establish the renewal procedure to re-gain the skills and proficiency required for Challenger 300 type rating holder. It is necessary to visit flight school (ATO) to renew CL30 privileges.

Refresher training exemption

The pilots holding the Challenger 300 typerating in their ICAO license - e.g. holders of FAA license are exempted from attending the refresher training in flight school, so they can proceed directly to the proficiency check with TRE CL30. This is granted by FCL.625.IR(e) for the CL30 related instrument rating and by FCL.625.IR(f) for Challenger 300 type rating as follows:

  • Holders of a valid instrument rating on a pilot licence issued by a third country in accordance with Annex 1 to the Chicago Convention (e.g. FAA) shall be exempted from complying with the requirements in points FCL.625.IR(c)(1) and FCL.625.IR(d) when renewing the instrument rating privileges contained in licences issued in accordance with Part FCL.
  • The proficiency check mentioned in points FCL.625.IR(c)(2) and FCL.625.IR(e) may be combined with a proficiency check performed for the renewal of the Challenger 300.

So in other words - if you are a holder of foreign license with valid Challenger 300 typerating and at the same time you are a holder of an EASA license with endorsed (and expired) Boeing 737 typerating, you can renew the validity of your expired EASA CL30 typerating without attending the renewal procedure in EASA ATO.

Challenger 300 type rating renewal procedure

FCL.740(b) requires to attend the renewal refresher training in flight school as a part of the Challenger 300 renewal procedure. AMC1 FCL.740(b) describes furhter the content and purpose of refresher training required for type rating renewal.

The objective of the Challenger 300refresher training is for the applicant to reach the level of proficiency necessary to safely operate the particular variant constituted in CL30 endorsement. The amount of refresher training needed is determined on a case-by-case basis by the flight school, taking into account the following factors:

  • the experience of the applicant;
  • the amount of time elapsed since the privileges of the rating were last used;
  • the complexity of the aircraft;
  • whether the applicant has a current rating on another aircraft type; and
  • where considered necessary, the performance of the applicant during a simulated proficiency check for the rating in an FSTD or an aircraft of the relevant type or class.

It should be expected that the amount of training needed to reach the desired level of proficiency will increase analogously to the time elapsed since the privileges of the rating were last used. Nevertheless taking into account the factors listed iabove, the flight school may also decide that the applicant already possesses the required level of proficiency and that no refresher training is necessary. In such a case, the certificate or other documental evidence should contain a respective statement including sufficient reasoning. When setting up the tailored training, the point of the interest will also be your overall and recent experience in Challenger 300 Series.

After having determined the needs of the applicant, the flight school should develop an individual training programme based on the initial CL30 typerating training, focusing on the aspects where the applicant has shown the greatest needs.

Refresher training should include theoretical knowledge instruction, as necessary, such as for type-specific system failures. The performance of the applicant should be reviewed during the training and additional instruction should be provided to the applicant, where necessary, to reach the standard required for the Challenger 300 proficiency check.

After successful completion of the training the flight school will issue the applicant with a training completion certificate or another document specified by the competent authority, describing the evaluation of the factors essential for the scope of the refresher training, the refresher training received, and a statement that the refresher training has been successfully completed. The training completion certificate should be presented to the EASA examiner prior to the proficiency check. Following the successful renewal of the Challenger 300 type rating, the training completion certificate or the other document specified by the competent authority and the examiner report form should be submitted to the state of license issue - SOLI.

Scope of ✈️ Challenger 300 proficiency check

The scope of the flight training as well as the checkride with Challenger 300 examiner is described in Appendix 9 of Part-FCL, Regulation (EC) 1178/2011.

During the proficiency check, the Challenger 300 Series examiner shall verify that holders of the  type rating maintain an adequate level of theoretical knowledge. The CL30 TRE may choose between different proficiency check scenarios containing simulated relevant operations. The operator proficiency check may be combined together with your renewal license proficiency check.

Challenger 300 ➡️ Instrument rating cross-credit

Once passed the Challenger 300 proficiency check, you will be a holder of type-related instrument rating. If you are a holder of additional class ratings or type ratings, you can apply the cross-credit for your additional type-related or class-related instrument ratings. This is done by applying the Appendix 8 to Part-FCL. It is important to notice that to apply the cross-credit the other class or type related instrument rating shall be valid at the time of the Bombardier CL30 IR proficiency check.

The Bombardier CL30 type-related instrument rating revalidates other instrument ratings as follows:

  • SE class rating (*) , and
  • SE type rating (*) , and
  • SP ME class or type rating except for high-performance complex type ratings, only credits for Section 3B of the proficiency check in point B.5 of Appendix 9

* Provided that within the preceding 12 months the you have flown at least three IFR departures and approaches exercising PBN privileges, including at least one RNP APCH approach on an SP class or type of aeroplane in SP operations, or, for multi-engine, other than HP complex aeroplanes.

Bombardier Challenger CL30 ➡️ type rating validity

In accordance with FCL.740(a) the validity of the Challenger 300 type rating is 12 months (1 year). The validity period starts by the day of the Boeing 737 prof check and ends up by the last day of the month plus 12 months.  The validity of the Bombardier Challenger 300 type rating can be again revalidated 90 days prior expiry date with keeping current expiry pattern.