The service is intended for operators operating the Challenger 300 & Challenger 350. LIFUS may also be of interest to operators looking for the freelance line training instructors for  Challenger 300 & Challenger 350.

Challenger 300 & 350 LIFUS

LIFUS should be performed in accordance with ORO.FC.220 and AMC1 ORO.FC.220(e). Furthermore, GM1 ORO.FC.220(d) provides guidelines for operators to use when establishing their individual requirements. Line training, or Line Flying Under Supervision is line-oriented flight training required by regulations in several cases. Line training may only be provided by a qualified Type Rating Instructor with a Challenger 300 & Challenger 350 TRI CL30 certificate with a LIFUS privileges. In most cases it is necessary to pass the Line check - ie the line check on the Challenger 300 or Challenger 350  upon the completion of the line training.

Line Flying Under Supervision or simply Line training is a training usually required under following circumstances:

  • after initial type rating training course on Challenger 300 or Challenger 350
  • transition to different variant of Challenger 300 or Challenger 350 for which the difference training is required
  • introducing new variant of CL30 into the fleet
  • as a part of so-called Operator Conversion Course 
  • as a part of Commander upgrade course
  • when changing the Challenger CL30 operator
  • operational approval such as CATII, etc

LIFUS - commercial operations Challenger 300 & Challenger 350

The duration of the line training within the commercial air transport is described in Ec 965/2012.  It is necessary for the operator to consider additional line training with emphasis on specific route qualification in case of an operational change or a change in the area of operation.

This significant operational change can be, for example:

  • short runway operation
  • winter operation
  • low visibility operations

Following amount of line training is required by ORO.FC.220 for usual commercial air transport operations.

Position Training duration Reference
Commander course
(same type rating)
10 route segments ORO.FC.205(4)(i)
GM1 ORO.FC.220(d)(c)(1)(ii)(B)
Commander course
new type rating
20 route segments GM1 ORO.FC.220(d)(c)(1))(ii)(A)
first OCC
40 route segments or 100 hours GM1 ORO.FC.220(d)(c)(1)(A)
Transition to different variant Individual  

SOE - non-commercial operation Challenger 300 & Challenger 350

Gaining the hands-on experience during the line training is also required for operators operating the Challenger 300 & Challenger 350 aircraft outside of commercial air transport. Under so-called non-commercial operations the line training has not been required by the hard law. Supervised Operating Experience (SOE) may be established in accordance with Part-FCL, FCL.720.A(g).

TRI must have CL30 LIFUS privileges

An instructor providing line training on a Bombardier CL30 shall be qualified as a pilot-in-command on a Challenger CL30 type with a valid CL30 type rating and differences training for the relevant aircraft Challenger 300 or Challenger 350.

Instructor must be a holder of TRI for CL30 type. The TRI CL30 certificate must be either the so-called "Unrestricted" - it means without restrictions, or may be limited to provide the line training, so-called TRI CL30 restricted with LIFUS privileges. This means TRI CL30 privileges according to FCL.910.TRI(a)(1)