Guidance on issuing or extending a National Airworthiness Review Certificate (N ARC)
Initial Issue refers to the first National ARC issued as part of the CofA (Certificate of Airworthiness) issue. Applicable to the first transfer of an aircraft to the UK register or aircraft returning to the UK register.
Renewal refers to issue or extension of a national ARC for aircraft already issued with a non-expiring national CofA.
For aircraft below 2730 kg MTOW, maintenance may be performed by M1/M2 (A8-23/A8-24) organisations or an appropriately licensed engineer.
All maintenance carried out on the aircraft must have been performed by a suitably approved maintenance organisations, or appropriately licensed engineers or the pilot / owner as appropriate
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 will be required to pay an excess hourly charge. We 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.
You will be invoiced for the balance of the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid).
Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer or with a cheque made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority
When using bank transfer, it would be helpful if you could please identify what the payment is for by including your approval reference and receiving department.
National Airworthiness Review Certificates are valid for 12 months unless revoked, suspended or cancelled.
Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges
Recommendations for the CAA to Issue National ARC
If upon review of the recommendation it is determined that a CAA Surveyor should complete an airworthiness review the organisation/individual will be contacted by the Resource Management team who will schedule the visit for the surveyor to conduct the review.
Once the surveyor is satisfied they will issue the National ARC.
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)