Application guidance for maintenance organisations
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:
Maintenance organisations must be located in the UK and hold a Part M Subpart G approval.
Organisations located outside the UK, including the Channel Islands apply directly to EASA
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.
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.
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.
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;
Applications made for ‘standalone’ Part M Subpart G approval not associated with an organisations AOC
When making an application to A&A;
All applicants will also need to provide;
Associated rules, regulations and forms
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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
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.
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