Guidance on making an application to the CAA
From 10 August 2012 all national aircraft registered in the UK and operating on a National Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) will be issued with a non-expiring CofA supported by a National Airworthiness Review Certificate (N ARC). This change will take place as the current National CofA expires and on receipt of a recommendation made by an appropriately approved organisation.
N ARCs are valid for 12 months. Before your N ARC expires, you need to ensure that a new N ARC is issued or if the appropriate requirements are met that the current N ARC is extended in order to allow flight to continue legally.
Subject to meeting certain requirements, the validity of a N ARC may be extended prior to its expiry.
For aircraft below 2730 kg MTOW, maintenance may be performed by M1/ M2 organisations or independent certifying staff.
An aircraft in a Controlled Environment is one that has been continuously managed by a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) for 12 months prior to ARC expiry.
Please refer to the fee calculator to establish the charge.
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.
If the number of hours taken by the CAA to carry out its investigations in relation to the application exceeds the cost shown above, the applicant must pay an excess hourly charge. The CAA shall determine the excess hourly charge by taking the total number of excess hours taken by the CAA to complete the required investigations in relation to the application and multiplying that number of hours by an hourly charge, currently £199.
The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable by the applicant to the CAA and will be invoiced to the applicant.
Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer or with a cheque made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority
When using bank transfer, it would be helpful if you could please identify what the payment is for by including your approval reference and receiving department.
N ARC on line applications
National Airworthiness Review Certificates are valid for 12 months unless revoked, suspended or cancelled.
Either apply via N ARC on line
or for paper applications please provide:
Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges
Use N ARC on line
(Provide a signed, stamped copy of the N ARC to A&A within 10 working days)
Submit a completed application form SRG 1746, appropriate fee and the check flight report.
Applications made using N ARC on line will result in G-INFO being updated within 5 working days
Paper based applications (providing application details and fee are correct) will be processed and result in issue of a new N ARC within 5 working days.
Applications and Approvals
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
Telephone: 01293 768374 (open 8.30am to 5pm)