From April 2014 Cabin Crew have been required to undergo a full clinical examination on initial appointment to the role as a cabin crew and at all medical assessments once aged 50.
The certificate is normally valid for 5 years.
Please complete this form before you come and get any reports from your doctors as directed.
If you wear contact lens or glasses then please also bring an up to date eye check from your opticians.
Please bring the following with you:
A valid passport
One passport sized photograph
Spectacles if worn and an up to date prescription
A Chaperone if you wish
A means to pay for the assessment on the day
EASA Cabin Crew Fees/ Costs
EASA Cabin Crew Medical Cost - £95
EASA Cabin Crew medical Cost aged 40 or more = £190 ( £95 +£95 ECG requirement)
Qatar Airlines/ UAE (Emirates/ Etihad/ FlyDubai/ Air Arabia) medical assessments
Cost £150 plus any additional tests e.g. Urine Drug assessment/ HIV/ Hep B/Chest X-ray
Payment is accepted by Debit / Credit Cards or Cash.
Cheques or AMEX credit cards are not accepted
Most licenses will be unrestricted however limitations may be applied to certificates if glasses or contact lenses need to be used -such as CVL (requirement for visual correction), or if hearing aids are required -HAL (requirement to use hearing aids) to achieve the required standards.
Here is a link to the UK Cabin Crew standards
The entire medical process can normally be completed within 1 hour.
At the renewal assessments under 50 years old a clinical examination is usually required if there has been a change in health or if the previously declared medical history is not available.
Cabin Crew must also seek the advice of an AME (Aeromedical Examiner) when they become aware of any decrease in their medical fitness which may affect their ability ot do their job.
Having previous worked for Emirates Airlines I have personally licensed over 3000 cabin crew and continue to do Cabin Crew medicals for British Airways, Jet2.com,RyanAir, Easy-jet, TUI and Thompson. I have been part of several hundred medical boards allowing crew to fly who have previously not attained the desired standards.
The UK CAA have produced a UK Alternative Means of Compliance with respect to the EASA Cabin Crew regulations in which, unless clinically indicated, a heart tracing (ECG) and an Audiogram are not required.
Colour Vision testing
Cabin crew work is not colour critical however colour vision testsing is still required under EASA rules. Those failing the colour vision testing therefore will be asked to do a trade test which is normally the SEP (Safety Equipment and Procedures) training. Once successfully completed unrestricted licenses will be issued.
There is a form to complete followed by a clinical assessment and then printing of the certificate.
Chaperones are welcomed but let us know at the time of booking if you wish us to provide one.
If you have any queries regarding your level of fitness send us a message through the contact page.
Requirements for when there is a decrease in medical fitness.
UK CAA MED.A.020 Decrease in Medical Fitness
(a) Licence holders shall not exercise the privileges of their licence and related ratings or certificates at any time when they:
(1) are aware of any decrease in their medical fitness which might render them unable to safely exercise those privileges;
(2) take or use any prescribed or non-prescribed medication which is likely to interfere with the safe exercise of the privileges of the applicable licence;
(3) receive any medical, surgical or other treatment that is likely to interfere with flight safety.
(b) In addition, licence holders shall, without undue delay, seek aero-medical advice when they:
(1) have undergone a surgical operation or invasive procedure;
(2) have commenced the regular use of any medication;
(3) have suffered any significant personal injury involving incapacity to function as a member of the flight crew;
(4) have been suffering from any significant illness involving incapacity to function as a member of the flight crew;
(5) are pregnant;
(6) have been admitted to hospital or medical clinic;
(7) first require correcting lenses.
(c) In these cases:
(1) holders of Class 1 and Class 2 medical certificates shall seek the advice of an AeMC or AME. The AeMC or AME shall assess the medical fitness of the licence holder and decide whether they are fit to resume the exercise of their privileges;
(2) holders of LAPL medical certificates shall seek the advice of an AeMC or AME, or the GMP who signed the medical certificate. The AeMC, AME or GMP shall assess the medical fitness of the licence holders and decide whether they are fit to resume the exercise of their privileges. EN L 311/174 Official Journal of the European Union 25.11.2011
(d) Cabin crew members shall not perform duties on an aircraft and, where applicable, shall not exercise the privileges of their cabin crew attestation when they are aware of any decrease in their medical fitness, to the extent that this condition might render them unable to discharge their safety duties and responsibilities.
(e) In addition, if in the medical conditions specified in (b)(1) to (b)(5), cabin crew members shall, without undue delay, seek the advice of an AME, AeMC, or OHMP as applicable. The AME, AeMC or OHMP shall assess the medical fitness of the cabin crew members and decide whether they are fit to resume their safety duties