Please note that, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a negotiated agreement, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term. These will be updated in due course following the UK’s departure from the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.
Commission Regulation (EU) 748/2012 Subpart P allows for the issue of a Permit to Fly to an EASA aircraft when the
Certificate of Airworthiness (EASA Form 25) or Restricted C of A (EASA Form 24) is temporarily invalid or when an
aircraft is unable to comply with the regulations set for the issue of a C of A but is still capable of safe flight
under defined conditions.
Note: For Permanent EASA Permit to Fly aircraft, the application for a Temporary EASA Permit to Fly
must be made by the Registered Aircraft Owner.
Please refer to ORS 5 3.4.2.
In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.
Same day, special delivery and other customised services are available at an additional cost. This service is on
request, which should be made at the time of initial application. Documents are worked to a same day turnaround from
receipt of customer request by 11:00 to completion of the processing of the application by 16:30 on the same working
day. The customer will be able to collect the documents by 16:30 on the same day or the documents shall be sent by
Royal Mail special delivery, where this is included in the service.
View same day, special and customised delivery charges
The Service Standard for the issue of a temporary permit to fly (including approval of non design related Flight
Conditions) is 5 working days from receipt of a completed application and appropriate fee.
Before a flight is made with an EASA Permit to Fly in force, a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS) must be issued in accordance with Part M M.A.801 or Part 21 21A.163. The CRS must contain sufficient information for the organisation issuing the Permit to Fly to be able to verify that all required maintenance has been accomplished, that the aircraft conforms to the approved flight conditions and that it is in a condition for safe operation.
In exceptional circumstances of demonstrated operational need, the CAA will consider issuing an exemption from the requirement for EASA approved flight conditions. Under these circumstances the following provisions apply:
Note: a copy of the EASA Form 37 and 18b application that were sent to EASA for approval of Safety of Design related Flight Conditions should be sent to the CAA.
Along with a description of the issue, and in the case of overdue items, how much the item is overdue.
You will also need to send:
Once a completed application form and applicable fee are received, the application will be reviewed. The applicant may be requested to supply additional information if required.
The EASA temporary permit to fly (and approved non design related Flight conditions if appropriate) will be issued and forwarded to the applicant via email, with the first print of the documents deemed as the originals, once the CAA are satisfied that the aircraft is capable of safe flight under the defined conditions.
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