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Current UK regulations aligned British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) Section A with European regulations in August 2012. The changes apply to aircraft excluded from European Council Regulation (EC) 216/2008, including those aircraft listed in Annex II, commonly referred to non-Part 21aircraft.
CAP 747 "Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness" contains the list of non-Part 21 aircraft types. It also provides a statement of the general categories of aircraft that are excluded from European regulations and so remain subject to National rules. These changes apply to non-Part 21 aircraft
that operate on a Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A).
The CAA has determined that some aircraft types are required to meet Additional Requirements for Importation (ARIs) prior to the issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A).
The CAA issue a non-expiring C of A, National Airworthiness Review Certificate (National ARC) and noise certificate (if required) for each aircraft. After receipt of your non-expiring C of A and initial National ARC, the National ARC can be extended for two years, after which time a full airworthiness review will be required prior to a new National
ARC being issued.
For a used non-Part 21 craft being imported into the UK a check flight is required to support the airworthiness review.
The recommendation for the initial issue of a National ARC may only be made by a A8-25 (CAMO) or an A8-15 (M3) organisation that holds appropriate approval for this purpose.
Non-military State aircraft, those used for commercial air transport, or public transport are to be managed by an A8-25 (CAMO) and maintained by an A8-23 (M1) organisation.
Remaining C of A aircraft may have their continuing airworthiness managed by an A8-25 (CAMO) or they can have an annual review performed by an A8-25 (CAMO). For those aircraft below 2730kg the annual review can also be carried out by an appropriately licensed engineer.
For aircraft below 2730kg MTOW, maintenance may be performed by an A8-24 (M1), (M2) or independent certifying staff.
In order to successfully make an application you must provide:
Please note: The aircraft must be registered in the UK prior to the issue of any Airworthiness Certificate.
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 owners / operators responsibility to ensure that the aircraft is appropriately
equipped with such a radio.
Please use our
non-Part 21 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.
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.
All national aircraft registered in the UK and operating on a National Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) are
issued with a non-expiring C of A, validated annually by a National Airworthiness Review Certificate (N ARC).
A Satisfactory Airworthiness Review in accordance with BCAR Section A (A8-25 para 10 or A8-15 para 3) must be completed and a National ARC Issue Recommendation made for all aircraft imported from outside the UK prior to the issue of the Certificate of Airworthiness. This should be provided to the CAA prior to any survey.
*Mandatory information required
Please use the C of A Online Form to submit your application and payment.
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