• You need an Export Certificate of Airworthiness (E C of A) to certifythat your aircraft conforms to the described type certificate data sheet (TCDS) and is in a condition for safe operation.

    The Export C of A does not mean you can fly. You still need a valid C of A, Permit to Fly, or other airworthiness document.

  • When you are exporting an EASA aircraft to another EU member state an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) is required.

    When you are exporting a non-EASA aircraft you need to comply with the requirements set by the importing authority. Any exceptions must be agreed in writing by the importing authority. You need to agree in advance special requirements and derogations from British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCARs) and notify us.

     

    When you are exporting an aircraft to a non-EASA member state you need to comply with the requirements set by the importing authority. Any exceptions must be agreed in writing by the importing authority. You need to agree in advance special requirements and derogations from EASA or BCARs notify us. 

    Your aircraft needs to comply with the requirements of the importing authority.

    These include:

    • the FAA and / or TCCA and / or ANAC Type Certificate Data Sheet (TDCS)
    • any additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) approved by the FAA / TCCA / ANAC
    • all applicable FAA / TCCA / ANAC Airworthiness Directives

    You need to provide a statement to confirm the differences in design build standards between the EU and the US/Canada/Brazil. The aircraft manufacturer (Type Certificate holder) is the best source of this information.

    If your aircraft doesn't meet these requirements, we will need to contact the FAA / TCCA / ANAC for written confirmation that all 'Exceptions' are acceptable. Without this we can't issue your Export C of A.

  • Who can apply?

    • Aircraft owners
    • Operators
    • Pilots
    • Licensed Engineers
    • Approved Organisations
    • Any other un-approved applicants

    How much does it cost?

    In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions), the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.

    Additional Charges: Where the cost of the CAA investigations exceeds the application charge payable, the applicant shall pay additional charges to recover those excess costs incurred by the CAA in accordance with the Scheme of Charges.

    Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority. When making a bank transfer please instruct your bankers to quote the Application Submission Number, provided at the end of the CofA for Export online form, in the description field.

    How long does it take?

    The Service Standard for the processing of instructions for your application to your local Regional Office is 15 working days from receipt of your correctly completed application and fee.

    Our Resource Management team will contact you to arrange a date for survey of the aircraft. An EASA/National Certificate of Airworthiness for Export will be issued when the aircraft has been shown to meet the applicable requirements and is deemed airworthy.

    Same day services

    View same day, special and customised delivery charges

    • Completed C of A for Export Online Form
      • Aircraft details
      • Registration
      • Serial number
      • Engine type
      • Propeller type (if applicable)
      • Weights etc.
    • Details of the organisation supporting the application 
      (they may be the applicant/presenter or support the organisation/individual presenting the aircraft)
    • Confirmation of the certification status applicable to the aircraft
    • Details of the EASA-accepted TCDS reference or AAN approval referenc
    • Confirmation of the place of survey
    • Confirmation of the aircraft TCDS compliance
    • Details of any exceptions or derogations against the importing country requirements (if applicable) 

    If a Airworthiness Review recommendation is required to support this application please use the ARC / NARC recommendation Online Form to submit your application.

    Please quote the Application Submission Number, provided at the end of the CofA for Export online form on the ARC/NARC recommendation Online form.

     

    • Your application will be passed to the Technical Section for review.
    • Further information to substantiate the application may be required - the Maintenance Organisation or CAMO will usually be the contact for this information.
    • The Resource Scheduling team will arrange for the Regional Office Surveyor to survey the aircraft
    • A Certificate of Airworthiness for Export will be issued when:
      • The physical survey is completed
      • All necessary paperwork is in order
      • The aircraft is airworthy