Guidance for registered aircraft owners
Commission Regulation (EU) 748/2012 Subpart P allows for the issue of a Permit to Fly to an EASA aircraft when the Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) is temporarily invalid or when an aircraft is unable to comply with the regulations set for the issue of a C of A but is still capable of safe flight under defined conditions.
An EASA Permit to Fly is valid in all EU Member States, however, national operational, airspace access and use requirements remain applicable.
There are four separate elements that may be required as part of the process that leads to the issue of an EASA Permit to Fly:
- The application for approval of Flight Conditions
- The application for an EASA Permit to Fly
- The approval of the Flight Conditions
- The issue of the EASA Permit to Fly
An EASA permanent Permit to Fly may be issued where an EASA C of A is not appropriate. It may be required for an indefinite or extended period of time. Permits of this type are normally issued for the purposes described under Part 21, point 21A.701 (a)15 i.e. for non-commercial flying activity of individual non-complex types for which a C of A is not considered appropriate.
All applications should include the supporting documentation shown below in the section called 'you will need to provide'.
For initial issues:
The aircraft must be registered in the UK prior to the issue of any Airworthiness Certificate.
The aircraft must be registered in the UK prior to the issue of any Airworthiness Certificate and not have been removed from the register since the last permanent EASA Permit to Fly was issued.
In addition to the requirements listed above for an issue application your application should include:
|Aircraft Weight||EASA Permanent Permit to Fly - Initial Issue||EASA Permit to Fly - Renewal|
|Aircraft up to 500kg||£464.40||£232.20|
|Aircraft between 501kg and 2730kg||£860.40||£430.20|
In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.
Once instructions are lodged with your local Regional Office, you will be contacted to arrange a date for survey of the aircraft by our Resource Management team. A Permanent EASA Permit to Fly will be issued when the aircraft has been shown to meet the applicable requirements and is deemed airworthy.
A permanent EASA Permit to Fly shall be valid for one year.
Applying for a permanent EASA Permit to Fly - Issue
For Light Sports Aircraft (LSA) please provide copies of the following
For Russian Light Aircraft: Yakovlev Yak-54, Yakovlev Yak-55 and Sukhoi Su-26 please provide copies of the following:
Applying for a Permanent EASA Permit to Fly - Renewal
The Registered Owner should complete the relevant form, pay the appropriate fee and supply the relevant supporting documentation.
Once a completed application form and applicable fee are received, your application will be reviewed. You may be requested to supply additional information if required.
Permanent EASA Permit to Fly - Issues & Renewals
A Check Flight may be required, in accordance with CAA Safety Notice SN-213/011. If required, an application for the issue of a temporary EASA Permit to Fly should be made.
Instructions to survey the aircraft will be processed to the Regional Office and you will be contacted to arrange a date for survey of the aircraft. An Permanent EASA Permit to Fly will be issued when the aircraft has been shown to meet the applicable requirements and is deemed airworthy.
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)