Part M Subpart G - Initial Application

Application guidance for maintenance organisations

Overview

Regulation (EC) No. 2042/2003 determines the rules for the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft subject to EASA regulation. Part M Subpart G of this regulation concerns the management of continuing airworthiness of EASA aircraft.

Organisations approved to Part M Subpart G can additionally be approved to make recommendations to a competent authority that an Airworthiness Review Certificate (EASA Form 15a) may be issued or in certain cases issue and extend an Airworthiness Review Certificate (EASA Form 15b) under the terms of their approval.

Part M Subpart G organisations holding the Airworthiness Review privilege may also be approved to issue Permits to Fly in accordance with Part 21 Subpart P when the aircraft is in conformity with the approved Flight Conditions. Please note: this privilege does not allow the Part M Subpart G organisation to approve the Flight Conditions.

There are two discrete elements of a Part M Subpart G approval:

  • Those associated with the aircraft registrations listed on the organisations Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and covering the continuing airworthiness management of commercial air transport (CAT) aircraft.
     
  • Those associated with the continuing airworthiness management of aircraft not involved in commercial air transport (non-CAT), as listed on their Part M Subpart G approval certificate.  

Pre-requisites

Maintenance organisations applying for this approval must be located in the UK.
Organisations located outside the UK, including the Channel Islands should apply directly to EASA

Cost

Airworthiness Application Charges for applications not associated with an Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

Applications for organisations associated with an AOC should refer to the Flight Operations AOC guidance for the cost of an AOC application.

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. 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. When using bank transfer, please identify what the payment is for by including your approval reference and receiving department.

Processing time

Correctly completed applications will be processed, acknowledged and passed to the Regional Office for investigation within 10 working days.
Approval certificates will be processed and dispatched within 20 working days following receipt of a recommendation from a CAA Regional Office.

Validity period

Approvals remain valid unless cancelled, suspended or revoked.
Once granted an approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months from the date of issue. This is raised by the CAA Surveyor following completion of a satisfactory audit programme.

You will need to provide

Applications made in association with an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) should be submitted to Flight Operations in the first instance.  
Please refer to the AOC guidance for details of how to make an application.

The application for the Part M Subpart G will be passed to Applications and Approvals (A&A) for processing.  At this stage A&A will ask for the following documents;

  • Part M Subpart G Compliance Check list
  • Draft of the organisations Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition (CAME). Organisations wishing to gain the privilege carry out Airworthiness Reviews in accordance with M.A.711(b) and issue Permits to Fly  in accordance with point M.A.711(c) should include the relevant procedure / supplements in the exposition.
  • EASA Form 4’s for all nominated personnel, including Airworthiness Review staff if applicable

Applications made for ‘standalone’ Part M Subpart G approval not associated with the organisations AOC

On application to A&A;

  • EASA Form 2 signed by the proposed Accountable Manager. The aircraft ratings should be listed as per EASA Part-66 Appendix 1 listing
  • Relevant fee
  • Copy of the company Certificate of Incorporation if your organisation is trading as a registered company
  • Part M Subpart G Compliance Check list
  • Draft of the organisations Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition(CAME). Organisations wishing to gain the privilege carry out Airworthiness Reviews in accordance with M.A.711(b) and issue Permits to Fly in accordance with point M.A.711(c) should include the relevant procedures / supplements in the exposition.
  • EASA Form 4’s for all nominated personnel, including Airworthiness Review staff if applicable

All applicants will also need to provide;

  • Draft Technical Log for approval (if applicable)
  • Base Maintenance Contracts and Line Maintenance Contracts (where appropriate) for approval
  • Applications for Maintenance Programme approval
  • Any contracts for continuing airworthiness tasks being carried out by organisations working under the applicants quality system.

Associated rules, regulations and forms

Information on a Certificate of Incorporation

A company is a separate Legal Entity governed by the Companies Act, which conducts activities on its own behalf and is distinct from the persons who own and control it. The shareholders are the owners and control the company, but their liability in relation to the company's creditors is limited. Incorporation is the process by which the company is entered on the register at the Companies Registry, and thereby comes into existence as a separate legal person. A Certificate of Incorporation will be sent to the company by the Companies Registry on first incorporation and on any change of name.

How to apply

Applications made in association with an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) should be submitted to Flight Operations in the first instance. Guidance on AOC applications

The application for the Part M Subpart G will be passed to Applications and Approvals (A&A) for processing and the following documents will need to be provided;

For applications for ‘standalone’ approvals not associated with the organisations AOC.
Compile the application pack:-

Submit the application pack to Applications and Approvals at the address below.

What to expect

  • Your application will be acknowledged within 10 working days
  • A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and CAME and will contact you with any queries
  • The Resource Management Team will contact you to arrange for an Airworthiness Surveyor to carry out the on-site audit. Any questions regarding the scheduling of your on site visit can be directed to the Resource Management Team at 01293 573600
  • An Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct an audit against the requirements and raise an audit report detailing any findings
  • The Airworthiness Surveyor will review the nominated personnel. Interviews for key personnel may be carried out.
  • The Airworthiness Surveyor will assess the supporting documentation; Technical Logs, Maintenance Contracts and Maintenance Programmes. When able to, the Airworthiness Surveyor will approve the supporting documentation.
  • If findings have been raised the organisation should address the findings and notify the Airworthiness Surveyor of the actions taken
  • Once the audit findings relating to the initial application have been closed and when the Airworthiness Surveyor is able to, a recommendation for the issue of the approval will be forwarded to A&A
  • When A&A receive the recommendation the approval certificates will be raised and sent to your organisation within 20 working days
  • On receipt of the certificates, your organisation may commence undertaking and releasing work

Please note that if your organisation has made application for the issue of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), this investigation for the AOC will be carried out by the CAA's Flight Operations Department. Further guidance on AOC applications.

Should your organisation wish to fast track your certificates, please see our Same Day Service information.

Contact information

apply@caa.co.uk


Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex
RH6 0YR
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)