Airport Medical Services Limited
35 Massetts Road, Horley (Nr Gatwick), Surrey RH6 7DQ United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1293 775336 Fax: +44 (0)1293 775344 email: reception@amsgatwick.com

Authorised examiners for: JAA/EASA, UK CAA, US FAA, Transport Canada, CASA Australia,
New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, JCAB, South Africa. Also MCA Seafarer and Oil & Gas UK approved


Annual or Six Monthly Class One Medicals Over The Age of 40? (November 2006 )

I am sure you have heard of the impending change and I can confirm that it will happen. The question was when and I can now state that it will become effective in the UK(and the JAA) from the 1st December 2006.

In November 2005, the ICAO Standards changed allowing the periodicity of Class One medical assessments to ease from six monthly to annual from the age of 40 to age 59 in multi-crew operations. Six monthly medicals remain for single pilot public transport and for all public transport operations from age 60 upwards. If you use your Class One outside your airline work for single pilot passenger carrying work from age 40 to age 59, you will still need six monthly renewals.

Several states(notably Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong) have already changed their requirements to match ICAO. The JAA consultation process has now ended and the agreed implementation date is the 1st December 2006.

Consequently, your six monthly requirement remains for those renewing up to the 30th November 2006. From then you will see an annual renewal date in the table on your certificate.

If your ECG and audiogram requirements arise out of a sequence (ie, in the medical that you no longer need in-between your new annual dates) then they will be brought forward to synchronise with the medical. If you wish to carry on with six-monthly medicals, as some pilots have stated that they may do, we will be pleased to see you but alternate medicals will have to be at your own expense.

Any questions - please ask!

Dr Ken Edgington
November 2006

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Airport Medical Services Limited
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Tel: +44 (0)1293 775336 Fax: +44 (0)1293 775344 email: reception@amsgatwick.com
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