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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
View same day, special and customised delivery charges
A Satisfactory Airworthiness Review in accordance with Part M of Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 (M.A.710) or BCAR Section A (A8-25 para 10 or A8-15 para 3) must be completed and a Recommendation for an ARC issue (EASA Aircraft) or National ARC Issue Recommendation (Annex 2 aircraft) made for all aircraft exported from the UK prior to the issue of the Certificate of Airworthiness. This should be provided to the CAA prior to any survey.
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.
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