Due to the urgent need to reduce the risks related to the COVID -19 pandemic by air transport, several states are allowing alleviation in Safety Operational Measures, providing airlines with greater flexibility while safeguarding safety of passengers and crew. Some of those alleviation measures require to be filed with ICAO, and there is no guarantee that other states will accept them. These include: personnel license validity, ratings, certificates, and attestations of air crew, instructors, examiners, aircraft maintenance license holders, and air traffic controllers. Airlines operating beyond their national borders, need to have certainty that alleviations approved by their authority are acceptable by other states.

In collaboration with ICAO, IATA has developed this page allowing easy access to COVID-19 Safety Operational Measures Contingency Related Differences (CCRD) extracted from the ICAO website, presenting states intentions regarding the acceptance of other authorities alleviation measures.

Current standards in the CCRD

  • Medical certificates (Annex 1 – Personnel Licencing)
  • Personnel license validity (Annex 1 – Personnel Licencing)
  • Recency and recurrent training for pilots (Annex 6 – Operation of Aircraft)

This list may be expanded as ICAO identifies other provisions. The information is extracted exactly as per ICAO’s CCRD website.

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