Cabin Crew Medicals
A legislative requirement from April 2014
Legislation, effective from 8th April 2014, means that renewing and new cabin crew medical certification will come under the umbrella of EASA regulations with a rolling programme.
NATS Aeromedical Centre will help you meet this requirement, providing special arrangements for those wanting a large number of employees and potential employees to have cabin crew medicals carried out in an efficient and cost-effective time frame. We can also provide one-off Cabin Crew medicals for individuals needing to revalidate or requiring a new initial medical.
Does the new Cabin Crew Medical Certification apply to me?
Those already assessed as fit for cabin duties but who transfer to another UK operator will have “grandfather rights” for the rest of their valid assessment and will not need another medical until they need to revalidate. However, new Cabin Crew or those who have taken a career break (with a lapsed assessment) will need the EU-OPS assessment of fitness, based on an aeromedical assessment, prior to acting as Cabin Crew.
The assessment of “fit to fly” lasts a maximum of five years (60 months). Cabin Crew will need to be in good health for the safety of themselves, colleagues and general public.
How do Cabin Crew get a European Class Aviation Medical Certificate?
Cabin Crew will need to complete a form and bring specific identification documents with them, which we will advise you about prior to your Cabin Crew medical tests.
Any Cabin Crew with known medical problems, are asked to contact us as early as possible to make sure they bring the correct documentation with them; we will then advise if any further medical tests are needed.
Your Cabin Crew medical is an opportunity to learn more about your own health, capabilities and limitations and how you can make improvements, should you want or need to. It is not our aim to “fail” people but to help you perform your cabin crew responsibilities safely.
In most cases you will receive your EASA certification on the same day as your EU-OPS providing no further tests are required. Additional EASA medical tests or a review by the UK CAA may be required in some instances. If this applies to you, we will explain the requirements to you and help you with the process.
For individual advice, or to arrange your EASA medical examination please contact the NATS team by phone on +44 (0) 1489612810 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Aeromedical Examiners (AMEs) AMEs are doctors who have been approved and audited by the CAA to carry out special aviation medical examinations.
EASA Medical Examinations You need to hold an EASA certificate if you work in most operational roles in UK aviation. We are approved examiners.
Pilot Medicals To obtain or retain a valid licence to fly it is essential that you meet pilot medical standards.