Does a multi-engine ATP with single-engine commercial privileges provide single-engine instrument privileges?

Does a multi-engine ATP with single-engine commercial privileges provide single-engine instrument privileges?

I received my ATP certificate recently, and the back of my FAA certificate reads as follows.

AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT
AIRPLANE MULTIENGINE LAND
...
COMMERCIAL PRIVILEGES
AIRPLANE SINGLE ENGINE LAND
...


I left out the specific type ratings and limitations as noted by ....

The ATP supersedes an instrument rating, but the ATP is for the multi-engine category. Shouldn't the certificate reflect an instrument rating in the single-engine category?

The changes to my certificate were completed in IACRA and I have had part of a rating inadvertently removed before using the IACRA system.

• ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/… – vasin1987 Dec 26 '16 at 3:13
• Since the Instrument addon is by category, not class, aka Instrument Airplane, or Instrument Rotorcraft, the ATP Multi-Engine Airplane, counts for Instrument Airplane for the Commercial Single. – slookabill Dec 26 '16 at 3:34
• I agree with slookabill, I don't believe there is any distinction for instrument, you have it or you don't, it's not tied to a class of aircraft like single or multi. – Ron Beyer Dec 26 '16 at 4:51
• @slookabill you should post your comment as an answer. It's short but it's the correct one. – ryan1618 Dec 27 '16 at 0:20
• Note also that you have an ATP Certificate, which gives you instrument privileges. On this certificate, there is a sub-section which states that you have Commercial Privileges for ASEL but that is still part of your ATP Certificate. – Lnafziger May 15 '17 at 17:11

2 Answers

Note this is my interpretation of part 61. Double check with the FSDO for a more legally biding answer.

Since the Instrument addon is by category, not class, aka Instrument Airplane, or Instrument Rotorcraft, the ATP Multi-Engine Airplane, counts for Instrument Airplane for the Commercial Single.

ATP certificates do NOT supersede an instrument rating. Rather an instrument rating is a pre-requisite to obtain an ATPL. See FAR 61.153 subpart d.1.

An instrument-airplane or instrument-rotorcraft helicopter rating is applicable to all classes or types of aircraft in that category. I would think the ATPL would have an addendum to it stating INSTRUMENT-AIRPLANE. I guess the FAA does not list it that way.

• §61.167 (a) 1 ... an atp holder is entitled to the same privileges as someone who holds a commercial certificate and instrument rating, so that's probably why my ticket doesn't say instrument rated anymore. Your response doesn't directly address the question. – ryan1618 Dec 27 '16 at 0:10