Guidance for applicants
A Certificate of Airworthiness is granted to National (Annex II) and EASA aircraft that meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) certification standards required.
Aircraft that fall within the declared EASA types (See EASA Website), in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 748/2012 as amended, Article 2, may be considered eligible for an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness.
Aircraft defined in EC regulation 216/2008, Article 1 para 2 as State Aircraft (police, Search and Rescue) and in Annex II to that regulation are known collectively as non-EASA aircraft and are eligible for a National Certificate of Airworthiness.
Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) Issue refers to the validation of an aircraft’s first C of A.
A C of A Subsequent Issue is applicable when:
A C of A Renewal is applicable when the C of A expires, if not already transitioned to a non-expiring C of A.
Some will require a C of A. Applications are dealt with by contacting UAVenquiries@caa.co.uk..
Although it is mandatory to comply with the Rules of the Air, hang gliders, foot launched power gliders, paragliders and registered single seat microlights (SSDRs below 300kg) are not required to hold a C of A or Permit to Fly.
Privately operated non-EASA balloons are not eligible for a C of A under ANO Article 16. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further guidance.
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