Transport Canada Maintenance Approvals - Initial Applications

Guidance for maintenance organisations on the application process

Organisations may hold an approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) to maintain aircraft or components for aircraft that are registered on the Canadian Aircraft Register.

A Bilateral Agreement between EU and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) was signed on 2 February 2012. 
The Bilateral Agreement means that NAA’s in Europe will undertake the oversight of organisations that hold EASA Part 145 approval and TCCA CAR 571 and 573 Approval. This means that the UK CAA will undertake the oversight of those organisations where the main base is in the UK.

Pre-Requisites

  • A valid EASA Part 145 approval must be in place before TCCA Approval can be granted
  • Organisations must be based in the UK.

Cost

  • For organisations maintaining aircraft weighing 5700kg or more the initial application fee is £1592.
  • For organisations maintaining aircraft weighing 5700kg or less or undertaking aircraft component maintenance only the initial application fee is £1194
  • Approvals are subject to an annual continuation fee detailed in the UK CAA Scheme of Charges
  • TCCA will make a charge to the organisation

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, the applicant 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 £199. The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable by the applicant to the CAA and will be invoiced to the applicant.

Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer or by a cheque made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority.

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)

The application will be processed by Applications & Approvals (A&A) and forwarded to the CAA Regional Office for review within 10 working days.

Validity period

Once granted, a TCCA Approval is valid for 24 months unless suspended, cancelled or revoked.

Associated rules, regulations and forms

You will need to provide

  • Online application form 
  • Relevant fee
  • Completed TCCA Form 24-0093
  • Supplement to the Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE).

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit the online application form with the relevant fee, TCCA Form 24-0093 and MOE Supplement
  • A&A will process the application and acknowledge within 10 working days.

Note:   Applicants can apply for a joint TCCA and FAA Approval.

What to expect

  • A&A will review and log the application. The MOE Supplement will be forwarded to the local CAA Regional Office for review
  • The Regional Office will review the MOE supplement and when it is acceptable will notify A&A
  • On receipt of the notification of acceptance from the Regional Office, A&A will forward the TCCA Form 24-0093 to the TCCA
  • The TCCA will review form and invoice applicant for the approval
  • The applicant pays the invoice from the TCCA
  • On receipt of the payment, the TCCA will notify A&A of the TCCA approval reference, the date continuation will be due, the scope of approval and any limitations that have been applied to the approval
  • A&A will issue a letter to the applicant to advise the TCCA approval reference, the date continuation will be due, the scope of approval and any limitations that have been applied to the approval.  This letter will be copied to the CAA local Regional Office and EASA
  • EASA will update their website showing TCCA approvals

Contact us

Still not sure what to do, then contact apply@caa.co.uk

Address:  

Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
RH6 0YR

Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)