How to apply for a new National Airworthiness Review Certificate (N ARC)
Issue refers to the new National ARC issued following expiry of the old one, usually following two extensions of the previously issued National ARC.
Who can apply
A BCAR A8-25 CAMO with the appropriate privilege is able to issue and extend a National ARC regardless of aircraft being in a controlled environment.
A BCAR A8-15 (Iss 7 of CAP 553) approved organisation is able to extend a National ARC following a satisfactory Annual Review or Make a Recommendation for a new National ARC (for aircraft of 2730kg MTOW and below, not being used for Commercial Air Transport or State purposes).
An appropriately Licensed Engineer has the privilege to extend a National ARC following a satisfactory Annual Review (for aircraft of 2730kg MTOW and below, not being used for Commercial Air Transport or State purposes and which are not in a controlled environment).
All maintenance carried out on the aircraft must have been performed by a suitably approved maintenance organisation, or appropriately licensed engineers or the pilot / owner as appropriate.
Applicants must hold the necessary privileges to issue and / or extend
Please refer to the fee calculator to establish the charge.
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, you 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, currently £134 for aircraft not exceeding 2730 Kg MTOM and £199 for any other aircraft.
The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable to the CAA and will be invoiced to you.
When using bank transfer, it would be helpful if you could please identify what the payment is for by including the aircraft registration, the application type (i.e. National ARC issue) and receiving department.
Organisations that have the privilege to Issue or Extend National ARC’s must send:
Please see the section above called 'Processing time'
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)