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In accordance with Regulation (EC) 748/2012, all Part 21 aircraft types that qualify for an Part 21 Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) are issued with a non-expiring C of A, validated annually with an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC). This annual validation will be either the issue of a new ARC or an Extension of the validity of the current
The CAA has determined that some aircraft types are required to meet Additional Requirements for Importation (ARI) before a Certificate of Airworthiness can be issued.
If a concession is required, please advise the Shared Service Centre when you apply.
There are currently two methods by which an Part 21 Certificate of Airworthiness and ARC can be issued.
For used aircraft being imported from a check flight is required to support the airworthiness review.
Note: The term Certificate of Airworthiness in the context of this information include aircraft that qualify for a ‘Restricted Certificate of Airworthiness’ (R C of A).
In order to successfully make an application you must provide:
Please note: The aircraft must be registered in the UK before any Airworthiness
Certificate can be issued.
As required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1079/2012, all new aircraft issued with an individual
Certificate of Airworthiness after 17 November 2013, which have VHF radios fitted, are required to have a radio with an
8.33KHz channel spacing. It is the owner's/operator's responsibility to ensure that the aircraft is appropriately
equipped with such a radio.
Please use our EASA Fee Calculator for details of the current charges.
In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.
In accordance with Part M of
Regulation (EU) 1321/2014, all Part 21 aircraft types that qualify for a
CAA Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) are issued with a non-expiring C
of A, validated annually with an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC).
The application will be reviewed to determine if Airworthiness Surveyor involvement is required.
The Service Standard for the processing of instructions for your application to our Resource Scheduling Team is 15 working days from receipt of your correctly completed application and clearance of the required fee.
Please note, the application should include all required supporting documents, accepted exceptions, validations and qualifying data.
The applicant will be contacted to arrange date(s) for survey of the aircraft and the associated aircraft records by our Resource Scheduling Team. A Certificate of Airworthiness, Airworthiness Review Certificate and Noise Certificate (if required) will be issued when the aircraft has been shown to meet the applicable requirements and is deemed airworthy.
A Satisfactory Airworthiness Review in accordance with Part M of Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 (M.A.710) must be completed and a Recommendation for an ARC issue made for all aircraft before the Certificate of Airworthiness can be issued. This should be provided to the CAA before any survey.
Any new aircraft which has been imported into the UK with an Part 21 Form 52 or Export Certificate of Airworthiness which has not had the UK certificate of Airworthiness issued within 60 days of import will require a Satisfactory Airworthiness Review in accordance with Part M of Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 (M.A.710) and a Recommendation for an ARC issue made. This should be provided to the CAA before any survey.
Please use the C of A Online Form to submit your application and payment.
A Direct Issue can only be considered for a new aircraft that has not yet moved from the manufacturer. An indirect issue can only be considered for newly manufactured non-complex aircraft types excluding multi-engine helicopters.
A lead time of at least four weeks' notice is required. Direct/Indirect Issue is carried out at the discretion of the CAA. If you believe a Direct/Indirect Issue may be possible, please contact the Shared Service Centre to discuss this in further detail. The CAA reserves the right to revert any application to 'Surveyor Involvement' at their discretion.
To apply for the issue of an Part 21 Certificate of Airworthiness using the Direct/Indirect Issue process:
At this stage it may be identified that the application may be considered for a Direct Issue.
We cannot accept an aircraft for Direct/Indirect Issue if any of the following are applicable:
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