Find out more about ELA1 category aircraft
Your aircraft meets the ELA1 criteria if it is:
What does this mean for aircraft owners/operators?
You can take your aircraft to a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (LAE) who has been approved by the CAA to carry out Airworthiness Reviews. The approved LAE can only conduct an Airworthiness renewal for aircraft types for which the LAE holds a valid Part 66 licence.
They will conduct the Airworthiness Review in accordance with M.A.710. You, as the aircraft owner/operator/lessee, will be required to sign Form SRG 1712 Recommendation for the issue of an Airworthiness Review certificate (ARC).
The approved LAE will complete the remainder of the document and sign the recommendation. This document will then be forwarded to Applications and Approvals with the relevant fee.
The application will then be processed and a new ARC will be sent to the address stated on the recommendation form.
Can I do this every year?
Recommendations for individual aircraft can be made by an LAE for two consecutive years, after which the next ARC issue must be performed by a suitably approved (Part M Subpart G with ARC privileges) CAMO or by the CAA.