Maintenance Organisations may hold an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain aircraft or components for aircraft that are registered in the United States of America.
A Bilateral Agreement between the EU and the USA was signed on 3 May 2011. The Agreement means that the National Aviation Authorities (NAA’s) in Europe will undertake the oversight of organisations that hold EASA Part 145 approval and FAR 145 Repair Station Certification. The UK CAA will undertake the oversight of those organisations where the main base is in the UK.
- Organisations must hold a valid EASA Part 145 approval.
- Where approval for a Part 145 is being sought at the same time, the Part 145 approval must be in place before the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate can be recommended.
- The organisation must be able to demonstrate a need to hold a FAA Repair Stations Certification and provide written evidence from intended customers of an intent to use the applicants services
- At the time of submitting the FAA Form 8400-6 Pre Application Statement of Intent, the organisation must not have any open audit findings against the EASA Part 145.
Airworthiness Application Charges
Applications made before 1 April 2015
- The charge for A1/B1 ratings is £3184
- The charge for B2/B3/C/D ratings is £2388
Applications made from1 April 2015
- The charge for A1/B1 ratings is £3136
- The charge for B2/B3/C/D ratings is £2352
Processing time (On receipt of all required information)
See the section below called 'What to Expect'
Unless expired, revoked, suspended or cancelled FAR 145 Repair Station Certificates are initially valid for 12 months and then renewed every 24 months after the first renewal
Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms
You will need to provide
- A completed online application form
- FAA Form 8400-6 Pre Application Statement of Intent (PASI)
- Completed electronic Vital Information Data (eVID)
Once you have received a pre-certifcation number from the FAA, we will contact you and ask you to provide the following:
- FAA Form 8310-3 Application for Repair Station Certificate
- A statement of need which may be a letter or documentation from potential customer to demonstrate an intention to use the service to be provided
- FAA Supplement to the MOE
- Letter to confirm employees have received Hazardous Materials training if applicable
- List of addresses of all additional fixed locations
- List of each line station and name of air carrier or operator
Note; If making a simultaneous application for an EASA Part 145 approval, the relevant submission should be made at the same time.
How to apply
- You should familiarise yourself with the MAG and obtain written evidence of need from the intended customers, before completing the forms and documents listed above under 'You will need to provide".
- Your application should then be sent to the address at the bottom of this page.
Applicants can also apply for a joint FAA & TCCA Approval
What to expect
- We will review and log your application and process the application fee
- We will check the records to ensure a valid EASA Part 145 approval is held and there are no open audit findings for that approval. If there are open findings, the application will be placed on hold until the organisation notifies us that the findings have been closed.
- You will receive confirmation that we have received your application
- We will forward the Form 8400-6 and eVID information to the FAA for review and provision of an FAA Designator reference
- The FAA will review the application and if it is acceptable we will be advised of a pre-certification number and FAA Designator
- We will receive confirmation of the pre-certification number to be used during the approval process and the FAA Designator (the reference to be used once approved)
- The regional office conducts initial certification investigation. Findings are raised if necessary
- The applicant closes any audit findings that may have been raised
- When able to the regional office will make recommendation for the issue of the Repair Station Certification. The recommendation pack will be submitted to us.
- We will forward the recommendation to the FAA
- The FAA will review the recommendation and invoice you for the issue of the Repair Station Certificate
- The applicant then sends payment to the FAA
- The FAA will issue the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec. Two copies will be sent to you and a copy will be sent to us
- You sign the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec and return one copy to the FAA
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)