On this page the BCAA will regularly post information related to the Coronavirus that may be useful to you. May we therefore ask you to consult this page regularly.
Following the Ministerial Decree of 25 August 2021 amending the Ministerial Decree of 28 October 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the BCAA informs that specific measures no longer apply for activities in the domain of light aviation from September 01, 2021. The BCAA reminds that the general rules must still be followed in accordance with the Ministerial Decree and the FAQ on https://www.info-coronavirus.be, and this especially for events, catering, public spaces, workplace, ... . In that context, local authorities can always take additional measures in function of the epidemiological situation.
The BCAA thanks the entire aviation sector for good compliance with the measures in force.
Commercial passenger transportation
In the context of COVID-19 and the resumption of commercial passenger aviation activities as from 8 June 2020 and until further notice, any airport operator will have to apply the health measures detailed in this document (PDF, 257.53 KB) (v7, Dutch) or in this document (PDF, 253.66 KB) (v7, French). Any passenger airline operating on Belgian territory is invited to enforce the health measures detailed in the aforementioned document and those mentionned in " Measures to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (PDF, 210.81 KB)" of the 1st of October 2021).
Exemptions and approvals
The Belgian Civil Aviation Authority has granted some exemptions and approvals regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
|ACW / OPS / ATCO / CAW||licences, ratings, endorsements, certificates and attestations|
|DG||recurrent training programmes||
|ACW||licences, ratings, endorsements, certificates and attestations|
FAQ (PDF, 108.69 KB) (only in French and Dutch)
|ACW||Deferral of full implementation of new licensing requirements for balloon pilots||BCAA/Exemptions/FCL/2020-02 (PDF, 200.44 KB) (expired)|
|ACW||Deferral of applicability of requirements on PBN training||BCAA/Exemptions/FCL/2020-03 (PDF, 145.48 KB) (expired)|
|ACW||Deferral of full implementation of new licensing requirements for sailplane pilots||BCAA/Exemptions/FCL/2020-04 (PDF, 193.71 KB) (expired)|
- ACW: Aircrew
- OPS: Air Operations
- ATCO: Air Traffic Control Officer
- CAW: Continuing Airworthiness
- DG: Dangerous Goods
Belgian recommendations and other measures
Theoretical examinations for pilot licences
In the context of the coronavirus crisis, the theoretical examinations for obtaining a pilot's licence or a rating (ATPL, CPL, IR for aeroplane or helicopter, private pilot for aeroplane, helicopter or glider, microlight or national balloon), the didactic examinations for the microlight and paramotor instructor rating, as well as the radiotelephony examinations are cancelled until 3rd May included.
More information on the impact of the corona crisis on passenger rights can be found here.
A Royal Decree and a Ministerial Decree containing measures to permit the temporary prolongation of licenses for ULM, balloon and paramotor pilots were approved on 10 July.
The BCAA is well aware that due to the new COVID-19 measures of November 2020, many training sessions, skills tests (skill tests) and proficiency checks (proficiency checks) cannot take place. The BCAA, together with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), is examining which measures can be taken for pilots whose rating (s), certificates and certificates will soon expire. These measures will be published on this website as soon as possible under the heading COVID-19.
Advice and info from international organisations
Here you will find useful links to the relevant pages or documents of international organisations and the European Union regarding the (management of the) current Covid-19 pandemic.
- Overview of measures token on mobility at European Union level, including the recently published guidelines on passenger rights in commercial air transport
- Overview of measures with an impact on mobility and transport per EU Member State, including air traffic
This page provides an overview of all EASA's coronavirus related information.
Information for aviation organizations
- The European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) sets out the strategic priorities and main risks affecting the European aviation system, and defines the necessary actions to mitigate them.
- The Review of Aviation Safety Issues Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic to support the industry in their preparations for an increase in flying activity over the coming months. Organizations should evaluate the applicability of the safety issues listed in the review to their own organization and, where applicable, capture them in their SMS.
- Ramp-up, Be Ready, Stay Safe campaign: At an organizational level, what is happening in your organization is unique and it’s of the utmost importance that that you take the time to think about where you are in the ramp-up journey and decide what to do based on what is happening in your organization. This campaign material is a great tool to do the actual exercise.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
- Information related to actions taken by ICAO
- Communication regarding the economic impact of the current situation on the aviation sector
World Health Organisaton (WHO)
This page was updated on 20/05/2022 at 11:17.