Application and guidance information regarding the exportation of a UK Registered aircraft
The validation of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) indicates that the aircraft in question is in an airworthy condition. The Export CofA does not grant authority for flight. A valid CofA, Permit to Fly or other current document satisfactory to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements will still be necessary.
Import requirements set by the importing state must be sought and complied with. Special requirements and derogations from British Civil Airworthiness Requirements or EASA standards must be agreed to in advance and the CAA notified.
Export of UK registered EASA aircraft to the United States of America or Canada
The transfer between the United States of America (US) or Canada and the UK of EASA aircraft types is regulated by the relevant Bi-lateral agreements on Civil Aviation Safety between the European Union (EU) and the US and the EU and Canada. This requires the issue of a C of A for Export declaring compliance to the importing authority requirements. These include compliance (as applicable) with the FAA / TCCA Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS), any additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) are approved by the FAA / TCCA and all applicable FAA / TCCA Airworthiness Directives are in compliance.
If this cannot be achieved, the CAA will need to contact the importing authority to obtain written confirmation that all ‘Exceptions’ are acceptable, prior to the issue of an C of A for Export in accordance with section 5 of the Technical implementation Procedures (TIP).
To demonstrate compliance with respective TCDS the CAA recommends that a conformity statement is obtained from the appropriate Type Certificate Holder when applying for a Certificate of Airworthiness for Export to the US or Canada.
Further information can be found in
Applying for an Export CofA
SRG Form 1752, together with the appropriate fee, should be sent to the Applications and Approvals Department. Details of costs can be found in the CAA Scheme of Charges - Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions.
Credit/Debit Card Payments
The Applications and Approvals Department are now able to accept Credit and Debit card payments. Please refer to Form SRG 1706 and follow the instructions detailed.