Applicants for an SFE(A) certificate shall comply with all of the following conditions:
(1) in the case of multi-pilot aeroplanes:
(i) hold or have held an ATPL(A) and a type rating.
(ii) an SFI(A) certificate for the applicable type of aeroplane and
(iii) have at least 1500 hours of flight time as pilots of multi-pilot aeroplanes.
(2) in the case of single-pilot high-performance complex aeroplanes:
(i) hold or have held a CPL(A) or an ATPL(A) and a type rating.
(ii) an SFI(A) certificate for the applicable class or type of aeroplane and
(iii) have at least 500 hours of flight time as pilots of single-pilot aeroplanes.
(3) for the initial issue of an SFE certificate, have completed at least 50 hours of synthetic flight instruction as a TRI(A) or an SFI(A) on the applicable type.
Privileges and conditions
(a) SFE for aeroplanes (SFE(A)) and SFE for powered-lift aircraft (SFE(PL))
The privileges of SFEs for aeroplanes or powered-lift aircraft are to conduct in an FFS, or for the assessments in point (5) on the applicable FSTD:
(1) skill tests and proficiency checks for the issue, revalidation or renewal of type ratings for aeroplanes or powered-lift aircraft, as applicable.
(2) proficiency checks for the revalidation or renewal of IRs if combined with the revalidation or renewal of a type rating, provided that they have passed a proficiency check for the aircraft type including the instrument rating within the last year.
(3) skill tests for ATPL(A) issue.
(4) skill tests for MPL issue, provided that they have complied with the requirements laid down in point FCL.925 and
(5) assessments of competence for the issue, revalidation or renewal of an SFI certificate in the relevant aircraft category, provided that they have completed at least 3 years as an SFE(A) and have undergone specific training for the assessment of competence in accordance with point FCL.1015(b).