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We are seeing an increase in aircraft certification applications (Certificate of Airworthiness, Export CofA, Temporary Permit to Fly and Flight Conditions), due to EU exit and Covid-19 pandemic business continuity planning.
This has presented challenges with meeting the service level agreement of twenty days (five days for Temporary PtF applications) for processing each application, before it is passed on to an available airworthiness surveyor to carry out any required oversight, and the certificate can be issued to the applicant.
We have allocated additional resource to process the application backlog as quickly as possible.
As a result of this increase in overall volumes, we have recently withdrawn the same day/fast track application process for all applications other than:
Applications are being processed in the order that they are received and we are unable to accommodate expedite requests.
While we aim to meet or improve on our service level agreement, however this depends on applications containing all of the required information.
Incomplete applications will result in the possible rejection or the application being put ‘on hold’ due to missing data. This will result in additional time to process the application and the issuing of the required licence or approval certificate.
You can get a Certificate of Airworthiness for National (Annex II) and EASA aircraft that meet the certification
To find out which aircraft may be eligible for an EASA C of A, visit the EASA website.
To find out which aircraft may be eligible for a National C of A, see CAP 747. State Aircraft (e.g. police, Search
and Rescue) are only eligible for a National C of A according to EC regulation 216/2008, Article 1 para 2.
Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) Issue refers to the validation of an aircraft’s first C of A.
A C of A Subsequent Issue is applicable when:
Some will require a C of A. Applications are dealt with by contacting UAVenquiries@caa.co.uk.
Although it is mandatory to comply with the Rules of the Air, hang gliders, foot launched power gliders, paragliders
and registered single seat microlights (SSDRs below 300kg) are not required to hold a C of A or Permit to Fly.
Privately operated non-EASA balloons are not eligible for a C of A under ANO Article 16. Please contact email@example.com if you require further guidance.
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