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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As a result of this increase in overall volumes, we have recently withdrawn the same day/fast track application process for all applications other than: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 need an Export Certificate of Airworthiness (E C of A) to certify that your aircraft conforms to the described
type certificate data sheet (TCDS) and is in a condition for safe operation.
The Export C of A does not mean you can fly. You still need a valid C of A, Permit to Fly, or other airworthiness
When you are exporting an EASA aircraft to another EU member state an Export Certificate of Airworthiness is required.
When you are exporting a non-EASA aircraft you need to comply with the requirements set by the importing authority. Any exceptions must be agreed in writing by the importing authority. You need to agree in advance special requirements and derogations from British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCARs) and notify us.
When you are exporting an aircraft to a non-EASA member state you need to comply with the requirements set by the importing authority. Any exceptions must be agreed in writing by the importing authority. You need to agree in advance special requirements and derogations from EASA or BCARs notify us.
Your aircraft needs to comply with the requirements of the importing authority.
You need to provide a statement to confirm the differences in design build standards between the EU and the US/Canada/Brazil. The aircraft manufacturer (Type Certificate holder) is the best source of this information.
If your aircraft doesn't meet these requirements, we will need to contact the FAA / TCCA / ANAC for written confirmation that all 'Exceptions' are acceptable. Without this we can't issue your Export C of A.
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
Additional Charges: Where the cost of the CAA investigations exceeds the application charge payable, the applicant
shall pay additional charges to recover those excess costs incurred by the CAA in accordance with the Scheme of
Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority. When making a
bank transfer, please instruct your bankers to quote the Application Submission Number, provided at the end of the C of A
for Export online form, in the description field.
application will be reviewed to determine if Airworthiness Surveyor involvement
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
note, the application should include all required supporting documents,
accepted exceptions, validations and qualifying data.
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.
Same day, special and customised delivery charges
A Satisfactory Airworthiness Review in accordance with Part M of Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 (M.A.710) or BCAR Section A (A8-25 para 10 or A8-15 para 3) must be completed and a 'Recommendation for the issue of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness' is made for all aircraft exported from the UK before the Export Certificate of Airworthiness can be issued. This should be provided to the CAA before any survey.
If an Airworthiness Review recommendation is required to support this application, please use the ARC/NARC recommendation Online Form to submit your application.
Please quote the Application Submission Number, provided at the end of the C of A for Export online form on the ARC/NARC recommendation Online form.
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