Initial Issue refers to the first National ARC issued as part of the C of A (Certificate of Airworthiness) issue.
Applicable to the first transfer of an aircraft to the UK register or aircraft returning to the UK
register. Renewal refers to issue or extension of a national ARC for aircraft already issued with a non-expiring
national C of A.
For aircraft below 2730 kg MTOW, maintenance may be performed by M1/M2 (A8-23/A8-24) organisations or an
appropriately licensed engineer.
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
Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority.
When using bank transfer, make sure you identify what the payment is for by including:
Additional Charges: If the cost of our investigations exceeds the application charge payable, there will be
additional charges to recover those excess costs incurred by the CAA in accordance with the Scheme of Charges.
The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable to the CAA
and will be invoiced to you.
12 months unless revoked, suspended or cancelled.
All maintenance carried out on the aircraft must have been performed by a suitably approved maintenance organisation, or appropriately licensed engineers or the pilot / owner as appropriate.
If it is determined that a CAA Surveyor should complete an airworthiness review, you will be contacted by the Resource Management team who will schedule the visit for the surveyor to conduct the review.
Once the surveyor is satisfied they will issue the National ARC.
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