Orphan Aircraft

Information and guidance on Orphan Aircraft


An aircraft becomes known as an orphan when the type is no longer supported by a Type Certificate Holder and the State of Design.

Orphaned aircraft may be granted Permits to Fly by the CAA subject to demonstration of acceptable airworthiness in accordance with CAA procedures and requirements.

The UK provides an option that any owner who wishes to obtain a National ICAO Certificate of Airworthiness can do so when supported by a Type Responsibility Agreement (TRA), if established.

Anyone intending to apply to for a Permit to Fly or Certificate of Airworthiness should contact Applications and Approvals.

CAP 562 Leaflet B-90 “Information for Continued Airworthiness of Non-EASA Aircraft Designed in the UK and Elsewhere” provides a list of TRA holders and their applicable orphan aircraft.  The following aircraft will be added to Leaflet B-90 in the next amendment to CAP 562.


Responsible Organisation

Austers (All variants except Agricola)

Beagle Auster D5 series 180 Husky

Beagle A61 Terrier

Beagle A109 Airedale 

Cooper Aerial Surveys Engineering Ltd

Wickenby Airfield




Tel: 01673 885966