ARC FAQs

Frequently asked questions on the Implementation of Part M and Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARCs)

Why do I need Subpart G approval?

EASA Part M Subpart G approval allows an organisation to manage the airworthiness of an aircraft. It also allows an organisation to make recommendations to the CAA for the issue an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC), replacing the BCAR M3 and A8-3 Supplement 2 approvals. It will give organisations the approval (under the right conditions) to issue ARCs, a privilege that was not available under UK National Regulations.

My current ARC is due to expire soon, can I anticipate the issue of a new ARC?

The maximum anticipation period is 90 days for the issue of a Form 15a ARC by the CAA or a Form 15b by a Maintenance Organisation. 

Can I anticipate the Extension of an ARC?

Yes, an anticipation period of 30 days is permitted for the Extension of an ARC. Please note that only aircraft that have remained in a Controlled Environment for 12 months may have their ARCs Extended.

On the Form 15b, where do I get an authorisation number?

The authorisation number on the Form 15b is not a number generated by the CAA, it is the company authorisation number issued to that individual.

I have looked on your list of companies with Part M Subpart G Approval and ARC privileges and none seem to be approved to handle my aircraft. My ARC expires soon, what can I do?

Please review the Part M information on the CAA website, which is updated on a regular basis.  For balloons, other aircraft under 2730 kg MTOM and non-Commercial Air Transport aircraft managed by a CAMO located outside of the EU, there is the option for CAA Surveyor involvement. This will include the hourly rate of Surveyor for the length of time they are required to complete a full review and survey of your aircraft, plus the validity charge.

My aircraft is currently Annex II, am I affected by Part M?

No, Part M only affects EASA aircraft types. You will continue to use National rules for renewal of your aircraft's CofA.

Is this going to increase the workload for approved organisations?

Workload should reduce as more aircraft enter into a Controlled Environment, i.e. maintained by an approved organisation, and managed by a unique Part M Subpart G approved organisation for 12 months. If the aircraft has been managed by a Part M Subpart G approved organisation and maintained by approved organisations, i.e. it has been in a Controlled Environment, then no further action is required to extend an ARC. An airworthiness review as part of a recommendation is required in the 3rd year (where an ARC has been extended twice) or annually where the aircraft has not been in a Controlled Environment.

Can the work required to prepare Anybodies CAME for approval be reduced?

Anybodies CAME and MOM have been rewritten specifically with the smaller organisations in mind. The work required by an organisation to prepare the manuals has been reduced to only those items where a detailed entry applicable to the organisation is required, not all input could be removed. However, where an organisation does differ from the prepared text they must amend accordingly. In addition a joint Subpart G and F document has been prepared for those organisations applying for both approvals. All the documents have been prepared taking into account the latest regulatory information that is available.