An exemption may be issued in the following circumstances where the aircraft does not hold a valid Certificate of Airworthiness or is on a temporary registration.
Please review the existing general exemptions to check applicability.
If not applicable you should apply for one of the following exemptions:
- Article 3 exemption – aircraft has a non ICAO compliant registration only
- Article 16 exemption - aircraft has ICAO compliant registration but non ICAO compliant airworthiness certificate;
- Article 3 & 16 exemptions - aircraft has non ICAO compliant registration and non ICAO compliant airworthiness certificate
- The aircraft must hold a registration (may be temporary) and an airworthiness certificate to be eligible to apply.
- The aircraft must be insured.
- A charge of £64 is applicable for the issue of an Article 16 and Article 3 & 16 Exemption within Service Standard.
- At present there is no fee for the issue of an Article 3 Exemption only.
Processing time (On receipt of all required information)
- The service standard for the issue of the exemption is 5 working days from receipt of the completed application and fee (if applicable)
- The exemption shall be valid for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 month period.
- This may be a single block of 28 days or split into smaller periods.
- Requests for exemptions in excess of 28 days will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms
You will need to provide
- Aircraft Registration, Type and Serial Number (a copy of the Certificate of Registration or equivalent must be supplied)
- Details of the purpose of flight
- Proposed Start and End dates for the Exemption
- Entry and exit locations if the flight involves landing in the UK
- Details of the airworthiness certificate and any associated Operating Limitations ( a copy of these documents must be supplied)
- Details of the valid insurance for the aircraft detailing compliance with EC 785/2004 (a copy of the valid insurance must be supplied)
In addition, you may be required to supply:
If the airworthiness certificate is non expiring:
- A copy of the latest maintenance statement for the aircraft
For Flight Testing in the UK
- Details of the flight crew (written confirmation from the aircraft State of Registry, that the named flight crew are acceptable for the prescribed purpose)
- Written confirmation from the State of Registry that the Flight Test Schedule is acceptable for the prescribed purpose
- If applicable, written confirmation from the OEM/STC holder that the Flight Test Schedule is acceptable for the prescribed purpose.
How to apply
What to expect
- Upon receipt of a correctly completed application and fee the application shall be reviewed and if satisfactory, the Exemption issued within 5 working days.
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)