How to apply
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 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.
The UK CAA will undertake the oversight of those organisations where the main base is in the UK.
You can remove ratings and facilities here provided that these are the only changes you are making to the approval. There is no charge for this service but you will need to provide a copy of your amended exposition
The EASA Part 145 scope of approval and the FAR 145 Ops Spec must remain synchronised therefore the initial fee for change is for the investigation into changes for both approvals.
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 precedence.
If the number of hours taken by the CAA to carry out its investigations in relation to the application exceeds the cost shown above, the applicant must pay an excess hourly charge. The CAA shall determine the excess hourly charge by taking the total number of excess hours taken by the CAA to complete the required investigations in relation to the application and multiplying that number of hours by an hourly charge. The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable by the applicant to the CAA and will be invoiced to the applicant.
Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer
We will confirm receipt of your application within 10 working days.
Unless expired, revoked, suspended or cancelled FAR 145 Repair Station Certificates are valid for 12 months following initial approval and then valid for 24 months after the first renewal.
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)