Application and guidance information regarding Permits to Fly for EASA regulated aircraft
Commission Regulation (EU) 748/2012 Subpart P allows for the issue of a Permit to Fly to an EASA aircraft when the Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) is temporarily invalid or when an aircraft is unable to comply with the regulations set for the issue of a CofA but is still capable of safe flight under defined conditions.
An EASA Permit to Fly is valid in all EU Member States, however, national operational, airspace access and use requirements remain applicable.
There are four separate elements that may be required as part of the process that leads to the issue of an EASA Permit to Fly:
The temporary EASA Permit to Fly may be issued for flights when the EASA Certificate of Airworthiness (Form 25) or Restricted C of A (Form 24) is temporarily invalid or when the aircraft is unable to comply with the regulations set for the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness but is still capable of safe flight under defined conditions.
An EASA Permit to Fly is valid in all EU Member States. However, national operational airspace access and use requirements remain applicable.
NOTE: For Enduring EASA Permit to Fly aircraft applying for a Temporary Permit, the application must be made by the Registered Aircraft Owner
|Where a CAMO, or Part-21 approved organisation, issues the permit to fly under the privileges of their approval and notifies the CAA accordingly, the CAMO, or Part-21 approved organisation.||£26.00|
Where the CAMO, or Part-21 approved organisation, holding permit to fly privileges, requests CAA approval of non-design related flight conditions.
Where an application is made for the CAA to issue a Permit to Fly, enclosing EASA approved design-related Flight Conditions where applicable.
|Where an application is made to the CAA for the approval of non-design related Flight Conditions and the issue of a permit to fly concurrently, the applicant shall pay to the CAA a charge of £199; or||£199.00|
|Where the aircraft owner or operator makes a direct application for an exemption to the CAA, where unforeseen urgent operational circumstances apply, as defined by Article 14.4 of EC Regulation 216/2008, and the CAA is required to approve design-related Flight Conditions.||£946.00|
Please refer to ORS 5 3.4.2.
In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.
Same Day Services
Same day, special delivery and other customised services are available at an additional cost. This service is on request, which should be made at the time of initial application. Documents are worked to a same day turnaround from receipt of customer request by 11:00 to completion of the processing of the application by 16:30 on the same working day. The customer will be able to collect the documents by 16:30 on the same day or the documents shall be sent by Royal Mail special delivery, where this is included in the service.
See the 'Associated rules, regulations and forms' section below for further details on same day services.
The Service Standard for the issue of a temporary permit to fly (including approval of non design related Flight Conditions) is 5 working days from receipt of a completed application and appropriate fee.
The aircraft must be registered in the UK and either hold, or be in the process of gaining an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness or EASA Enduring Permit to Fly.
The applicant will be required to supply a validity period whilst completing the application. Temporary permits are usually issued for less than a month, but the applicant should ensure they allow enough time for the flight to be conducted, taking into account weather conditions etc
For the issue of an EASA temporary Permit to Fly with EASA (or Part 21J) approved Flight Conditions:
For the issue of an EASA temporary Permit to Fly and approval of non design related Flight Conditions:
CAMO or Part 21 approved organisation issue an EASA Temporary Permit to Fly under the privileges of their approval:
CAMO or Part 21 approved organisation holding Permit to Fly privileges, request CAA approval of non design related flight conditions:
Establishing compliance with the conditions of an EASA Permit to Fly
Prior to a flight being made with an EASA Permit to Fly in force, a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) must be issued in accordance with Part M M.A.801 or Part 21 21A.163. The CRS must contain sufficient information for the organisation issuing the Permit to Fly to be able to verify that all required maintenance has been accomplished, that the aircraft conforms to the approved flight conditions and that it is in a condition for safe operation.
Urgent Operational Need
In exceptional circumstances of demonstrated operational need, the CAA will consider issuing an exemption from the requirement for EASA approved flight conditions. An exemption would be issued under the provisions of Regulation (EC) 216/2008 Article 14(4).
Light Sport Aircraft/Russian Light Aircraft – Please complete Form 21 (UK) and submit with the applicable fee and a copy of EASA approved Flight Conditions (Form 18b). (A Permit Flight Release shall be issued as appropriate in accordance with BCAR A3-7 prior to flight under the temporary EASA Permit to Fly)
For Light Sports Aircraft (LSA)
Copy of EASA Approved Flight Conditions (EASA Form 18b) with at least 12 months validity remaining.
For Russian Light Aircraft: Yakovlev Yak-54, Yakovlev Yak-55 and Sukhoi Su-26
The completed application form, fee and accompanying documentaion should be forwarded to Applications and Approvals.
Once a completed application form and applicable fee are received, the application will be reviewed. The applicant may be requested to supply additional information if required.
The EASA temporary permit to fly (and approved non design related Flight conditions if appropriate) will be issued and forwarded to the applicant via email, with the first print of the documents deemed as the originals, once the CAA are satisfied that the aircraft is capable of safe flight under the defined conditions.
Address: Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 08:30 to 17:00)