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visit the CAA's EU exit microsite for information and guidance relating to UK’s exit from the European Union.
As part of this preparation, the CAA will now accept third country applications from organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK, (including EU countries, Channel Islands and rest of the world) for airworthiness approvals:
Organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK, (including the EU Countries, Channel Islands and rest of the world), that wish to carry out production, maintenance or manage continuing airworthiness of aircraft that are used for UK-registered aircraft.
Organisations needing to change a Registered Company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Number will require a new initial approval as it cannot be classed as a change to an existing approval. See
CAP 562, Leaflet C-30 for further information.
See the Official Record Series 5,
CAA Scheme of Charges.
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 precedence.
If the number of hours taken by the CAA to carry out its investigations in relation to the application exceeds the cost shown above, the applicant must pay an excess hourly charge. The CAA shall determine the excess hourly charge by taking the total number of excess hours taken by the CAA to complete the
required investigations in relation to the application and multiplying that number of hours by an hourly charge. The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable by the applicant to the CAA and will be invoiced to the applicant.
Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by
bank transfer. When using bank transfer, please identify what the payment is for by including your approval reference and receiving department.
You will receive an automated email receipt for your online application. Once your application has been processed and payment taken, a surveyor will contact you to discuss the next steps and timeframes which you can expect. No approval certificate can be issued prior to the UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU.
Note: If any of the required documents are missing the CAA may reject your application and you will required to re-apply once the documents are available.
The online application forms for Third Country Approvals are exactly the
same as used for UK organisations, as such you will be asked for the Company
Registration Number. If your company has an equivalent ‘local’ number, please
enter this in the Company Registration number field. If you do not have an
equivalent, please enter 00000000 so that the form will let you progress.
Unfortunately, our online application form is limited to only letting
organisations add up to 6 types on the application form. In cases where
organisations wish to add more types, we kindly request that you submit your
application online with as much detail as you can, and then follow up with an
email listing all of the types you want on your approval. The email should be
sent to email@example.com and should quote the
online application reference number
No approval certificate will be issued before the UK exits the EU.
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