Regulation EC 2042/2003 details the rules for the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft subject to EASA regulation.
Part-145 of this Regulation concerns the maintenance of EASA aircraft and components primarily used for commercial air transport purposes as well as those defined in the regulation as ‘large aircraft’.
Who can apply
An organisation wishing 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 application for the grant of an initial approval for multiple ratings under the same approval type must include a payment relating to the charge for the highest rating applied for e.g. a Part 145 application for ratings A2, A3 and B1 would attract a single charge for the highest rating, being the B1, as per the Scheme of Charges.
- Payment can be made online by credit or debit card
- Payment is also accepted by bank transfer or by cheque.
- Cheques should 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)
An automated email receipt for your online application will be returned.
Once granted a Part 145 approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months from date of initial issue.
Associated rules, regulations and forms
You will need to provide
- A completed Part 145 online application form submitted by the proposed Accountable Manager
- Relevant fee
- A draft Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) for the organization
- Capability List if not included within the MOE
- Form 4’s for ‘Nominated Personnel’
How to Apply
Compile the application pack:-
- Draft of the organisations Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE)
- Draft of the Capability List if not included in the MOE
- An EASA Form 4 for each of the nominated personnel, except the Accountable Manager. The Accountable Manager is accepted after interview via the approval of the MOE
- A completed Part 145 online application form
- Relevant fee
What to expect
- An automated email receipt following submission of the online application form.
- Your application will be submitted to your regional office.
- A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your MOE and application and will contact you with any queries
- The CAA Resource Management Team will contact you to arrange for a Surveyor to carry out an on-site audit
- An assigned CAA Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct a physical audit of the company premises/records and procedures, 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 interview all key personnel
- If findings have been raised, your organisation should address all the findings and notify the Surveyor of the actions taken
- Once the audit findings 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)