Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 details the rules for the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft subject to European regulation (EASA aircraft).
Part-145 of this Regulation concerns the maintenance of EASA aircraft and components used for commercial air transport purposes as well as those defined by this regulation as ‘Large Aircraft’.
Who can apply
An organisation holding Part 145 approval that wishes to increase or amend the scope of approval to carry out maintenance on EASA aircraft and components primarily used for commercial air transport and large aircraft
- Organisations should be located in the UK
(Organisations located outside the UK, including organisations based in the Channel Islands, should apply directly to EASA).
Airworthiness Application Charges
An organisation that is changing their name will need to make an application for change.Where an organisation is changing its legal entity name an application for initial approval in the name of the new legal entity should be made.The approvals held by the organisation under its previous legal entity will be revoked. See Leaflet 1-18 - CAA Approvals - Non-transferability.
- Payment can be made online by credit or debit card.
- Payment can also be made by bank transfer or by cheque.
- Cheques must be made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority.
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.
Processing time (On receipt of all required information)
You will receive an automated email receipt when your online application is submitted.
Once granted a Part 145 approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months from date of initial issue.
The additional scope of approval will be incorporated into the continued oversight plan.
Associated rules,regulations and forms
You will need to provide
- A completed Part 145 online application form submitted by the Accountable Manager.
- Aircraft ratings should be listed as per EASA Part 66 listing.
- The form must be signed by the Accountable Manager
- Relevant fee
- An draft amendment to the Maintenance Organisation Exposition for the organisation
- A draft update to the capability list if applicable
- Form 4 for any additional nominated personnel if applicable
How to Apply
Compile the application pack:-
- Draft of an amendment to the organisations Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE)
- Draft update to the Capability List if applicable
- An EASA Form 4 for any additional nominated personnel
- Part 145 online application form
- Relevant fee
What to expect
- An automated email receipt.
- Your application will be submitted to your regional office.
- A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and MOE amendment and will contact you with any queries
- If an on-site visit is necessary, the Resource Management Team will contact you to arrange for a Surveyor to carry out the audit
- An Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct an audit against the application and raise an audit report detailing any findings
- Any questions regarding the scheduling of your on site visit can be directed to the Resource Management Team at 01293 573600
- The Surveyor will review any new nominated personnel
- If findings have been raised the organisation should address the findings and notify the Surveyor of the actions taken
- Once the audit findings relating to the variation application have been closed and when the surveyor is able to, they will recommend the issue of the approval
- When A&A receive the recommendation the approval certificates will be raised and sent to your organisation within 10 working days
- On receipt of the certificates, your organisation may commence undertaking and releasing work
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Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)