No matter your Country, is grounding affecting license requirements(Passenger, Cargo or even Private) and how are the hours being rectified. CNN actually posed a great question in this article and I am also curious to know if this has been addressed CNN: What happens when pilots don't get their flying hours?. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pilots-recency-flying-hours/index.html

  • $\begingroup$ Are you only interesting by FAA? Moreover, if your question is specific to the covid19 pandemic, you should precise it (each drop in airline traffic may have different causes -e.g. volcan ashes-, impact the industry differently -cf cargo flight vs passenger flights vs GA- and thus each responses by EASA, FAA, ... are not the same) $\endgroup$ – Manu H Apr 10 at 5:42
  • $\begingroup$ I am trying to get at hrs req's for any Country or cargo to passenger really, this shutdown causes license issues and I am wondering how that is being considered. $\endgroup$ – Skyhawg Apr 10 at 5:51
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    $\begingroup$ You should edit the question to include your last comment. I'm not sure you are asking for any country. There are country with few international flight and/or no commercial flights (e.g. Eritrea, North Korea). On my side, I'm more worried for GA. You can also consider edit tags if you are interested by not only FAA regulations $\endgroup$ – Manu H Apr 10 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ Note that cargo are not as affected as passengers by grounding due to covid19. Almost all international flights are cargo (med supplies and other shipping). $\endgroup$ – Manu H Apr 10 at 6:33

Many countries are extending validation periods, but ultimately it's a question that isn't fully answered yet. Right now the focus is on the pandemic - the practical concequences come second.

Chances are it will be a combination of extending legally mandated periods, and common sense by operators.

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