Application and guidance information regarding the BCAR Approval of Organisations located in the UK
With effect from 10 August 2012 changes to British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) became applicable to align the process for National Certificates of Airworthiness (CofA) with that of EASA CofA and Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC’s).
Additionally, from 1st April 2013, holders of BCAR A8-20 (M5) approvals have the option to make an application to change the privileges of their approval to allow them to issue Certificates of Validity to revalidate National Permits to Fly instead of making a recommendation to the CAA.
It is also proposed that the privilege to issue a Certificate of Validity to revalidate a Permit to Fly for aircraft that are not required to be maintained under A8-20 (M5) will be extended to all A8-15 (M3) Approved Organisations.
These changes will enable organisations to maintain / manage aircraft excluded from European Council Regulation (EC) 216/2008, as amended, including those aircraft listed in Annex II (commonly referred to Non-EASA aircraft) and recommend the issue of non-expiring National Certificates of Airworthiness and National Airworthiness Review Certificates for these aircraft types.
National Airworthiness Review Certificates (N ARC) initial recommendations, in support of an application for a non-expiring CofA, may be made by organisations holding appropriate existing A8-15 or A8-3 Supplement 2 approvals.
The recommendation for the initial issue of a National ARC may only be made by a BCAR CAMO (A8-25) or an M3 (A8-15) organisation that holds appropriate privilege for this purpose.