• The CAA may issue a National Permit to Fly when it is satisfied on the basis of its own investigations, that in respect of its design and construction and all other relevant matters, an aircraft meets the foregoing requirements.

    The Permit to Fly will include any conditions and limitations under which the aircraft must be flown and in certain cases any relevant maintenance requirements that are to be met. The CAA may restrict the number of occupants that may be carried in the aircraft operating in accordance with a Permit to Fly.

    A Permit to Fly issued in accordance with BCAR CAP 553 Chapter A3-7, other than for ferry or test purposes will be rendered valid by the periodic issue of a Certificate of Validity.

    Temporary National Permits to Fly

    A Permit to Fly for Ferry may be required for the transport of an aircraft without a valid Permit to Fly. This is usually granted when the aircraft must travel for maintenance and repair or for the aircraft to be placed into long term storage.

    A Permit to Fly for Test is required to test a newly installed modification or repair.

    For non-EASA Certificate of Airworthiness aircraft (Annex II and “state” aircraft), there is no requirement for the issue of a temporary National Permit to fly because “A” and “B” Conditions remain in force for these aircraft which allow them to fly for the purposes of ferry, revalidation of a C of A and flight testing etc provided the flight is solely within UK Airspace.

  • National Permits to Fly - Issues & Renewals

    • Registered Aircraft Owner
    • Maintenance Organisation
    • Operator
    • Any individual authorised by the aircraft owner

    Temporary National Permits to Fly

    • Registered Aircraft Owner
    • Maintenance Organisation
    • Any individual authorised by the Aircraft Owner
    • Operator

    A8-20 Permit to Fly

    • An Organisation approved in accordance with BCAR A8-20


    National Permits to Fly - Issues

    The aircraft must be fully registered on the UK register

    Temporary National Permits to Fly

    The aircraft must be on the UK register and either have qualified for/or be in the process of qualifying for a UK National Permit to Fly or UK National Certificate of Airworthiness.

    National Permits to Fly - Renewals

    The aircraft must be fully registered on the UK register, have previously held a UK CAA National Permit to Fly which has not expired by more than 12 months.

    A8-20 Permits to Fly - Renewals

    The aircraft will be of military origin with the Maintenance Organisation approved under BCAR Section A, Chapter A8-20.  The renewal must be submitted by an approved the A8-20 organisation with the privilege to issue a Certificate of Validity.  

    If the A8-20 organisation holds the appropriate privilege, they may use the Permit Online Form to renew the C of V.

    Aircraft weight   Non-expiring permit to fly and initial issue of Certificate of Validity Annual renewal of Certificate of Validity  People / Organisations approved by the CAA to issue National Permit to Fly Certificates of Validity renewals online 
     Aircraft up to 500kg £510.00   £255.00 £203.00 
    Aircraft between 501kg and 2730kg  £944.00   £472.00  £377.00
    Aircraft over 2730kg   £1252.00  £626.00  £500.00

     

    Temporary National Permits to Fly

    When applying for the issue of a temporary national permit to fly where the national certificate of airworthiness is temporarily invalid, there is a charge of £196.

    In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions) takes precedence

  • Same day, special delivery and customised services

    The CAA has developed the same day, special delivery and other customised services to include additional products and areas. These services are optional and do not affect our standard Code of Practice time-scales.

    These services offer an accelerated turnaround where requested by an individual, organisation or owner due to an operational or business need. These services must be requested at the time of initial application and will be processed subject to our receipt of all necessary documentation, fees and charges being paid on application and the terms and conditions detailed below.

    All fees shown below are in addition to the fee for the service as prescribed in the Scheme of Charges being in force at the time of application. This information is divided into sections as follows:

  • How do I apply?

    • Complete and submit the Permit to Fly issue form with the relevant fee
    • For ex military aircraft above 2730kg MTOW and all ex military helicopters, an A8-20 E4 report shall be required as part of the issue process.

    Email apply@caa.co.uk confirming:

    • Aircraft registration
    • Aircraft serial number
    • Aircraft type
    • Departure location and location aircraft is to be flown to
    • The required dates for flight
    • Complete and submit the Permit Renewal form with the relevant fee
    • Include a request for a temporary national permit to fly for positioning and / or check flight if required

    A8-20 Organisations with the privilege to issue a C of V

    • Access the Permit Renewal area and complete the details.
    • Download the C of V, ensure it is signed by an appropriately approved signatory and forward a copy to the CAA.

    A8-20 Organisation without the privilege to issue a C of V

    For Aircraft Over 2730kg Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW)

    • Complete CAA Form AD202P, together with the appropriate fee and send to the address below.
    • Organisations holding the privilege to issue a Certificate of Validity may issue a certificate of validity using the Permit Renewal facility.

    Aircraft Under 2730kg Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW)

    • If the renewal is to be carried out by an approved organisation, CAA Form AD202P, together with the appropriate fee, should be sent to the address below.
    • If the renewal is to be carried out by the CAA, please use the the Permit Renewal Form.

    Please note: Organisations that do not hold the privilege to issue a Certificate of Validity can complete the application form available via Permit Online Non-Account Holder.

    • Your application will be reviewed by the technical team.
    • You may be asked to supply additional information and this could include a visit by a CAA Surveyor.