Declared Training Organisations
The European Commission has adopted and published, in their Official Journal, the text to enable Declared Training Organisations (DTO) in law. This new category of pilot training organisations offering training towards basic licences and rating for private pilots will be available with effect from Sunday 2nd September 2018. No Declarations can legally be made before this date.
The new Regulation enables a transition period for RTFs to convert to DTO. All organisations who currently hold a JAR-FCL Registered Training Facility certificate must transfer to a Declared Training Organisation by 8th April 2019 if they wish to continue offering training for EASA licences and ratings after that date.
More information will be published on the CAA website, where they will be publishing details of the Declaration process and further information in the next few days.