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 1 May 2011.
The Bilateral 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.
This means that the UK CAA will undertake the oversight of those organisations where the main base is in the UK. FAR 145 Repair Station Certificates are valid for 24 months and must be renewed prior to the expiry date.
- hold a valid EASA Part 145 approval
- be able to demonstrate a continuing need to hold an FAA Repair Station Certification and provide written evidence of work that has been carried out over the past 12 or 24 months
- submit their application for renewal between 60 and 90 days before the expiry date of the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate.
(Applications received after the 60 day deadline may be rejected as there may be insufficient time to carry out the renewal process)
The CAA must provide the FAA with a recommendation for renewal not less than 30 days before the expiry date of the current FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate. This cannot be achieved unless renewal applications are submitted at the earliest opportunity.
There is no payment to the CAA required when renewing approvals as this is covered by your annual oversight fee which is payable after 01 April each year.
Processing time (On receipt of all required information)
Receipt of your renewal application will be acknowledged within 10 working days.
Unless expired, revoked, suspended or cancelled far repair station certificates are valid for 12 months following initial approval and then valid for 24 months after the first renewal.
Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms
You will need to provide
- FAA Form 8310-3 Application for Repair Station Certificate for renewal
- Statement / Document of Continued Need
- Supplement to Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) if changed
- If not previously supplied a letter confirming that training has been given where hazardous goods are transported.
- eVID changes if applicable
- Statement of Continued Need. eg. copies of Form 1’s or a letter of intent to continue using the company’s services.
How to apply
- The application should be sent to the address at the bottom of this page between 60 and 90 days before the expiry date of the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate.
- Applications received after the 60 day deadline may be rejected if there is insufficient time to carry out the renewal process.
What to expect
- A&A will process the application pack and forward it to the local CAA regional office
- A&A will acknowledge receipt of your application
- The regional office conducts a review of the application pack
- When able to the regional office will make recommendation for the renewal of the Repair Station Certification. This recommendation pack will be submitted to A&A
- A&A will forward the recommendation to the FAA not less than 30 days before the expiry date of the current Repair Station Certificate
- The FAA will review the recommendation and invoice the applicant for the Certificate issue
- At this stage you will send payment to the FAA
- The FAA will renew the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec. Two copies will be sent to you and a copy will be sent to A&A
- You will need to 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)