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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

EU exit

Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, 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 outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid

Organisation may hold an approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) to maintain aircraft that are registered on the Canadian Aircraft Register.

A Working Arrangement between UK CAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) was signed on 5 November 2020.

The Working Arrangement means that UK CAA will undertake the oversight of organisations that hold UK Part 145 approval and TCCA CAR 571 and 573 Approval. This means that the UK CAA will undertake the oversight of those organisations where the main base is in the UK.

Pre-requisites

Organisations must be based in the UK and hold:

  • A valid UK Part 145 approval.
  • A current TCCA CAR 571/573 approval.

How much does it cost?

See the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions).

  • Changes are subject to an annual continuation fee detailed in the UK CAA Scheme of Charges.
  • TCAA will make a charge to the organisation.

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, currently £215. 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 or by a cheque made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority.

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

The application will be processed by Applications & Approvals (A&A) and forwarded to the CAA Regional Office for review within 10 working days.

How long is it valid for?

Once granted, a TCCA Approval is non-expiring, unless suspended, cancelled or revoked.

Applicants should be aware that TCCA may request suspension of the approval at any time if the conditions of the approval are not met.

How do I apply?

  • Applications for changes must be made coincidentally to UK Part 145 approvals.
  • The MOE Supplement should be amended if required and submitted for review and acceptance.
  • Submit the online application together with the MOE Supplement to the CAA's Applications & Approvals (A&A) Department.
  • A&A will process the application and acknowledge within 10 working days.
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What happens next?

  • A&A will review and log the application. The MOE Supplement will be forwarded to the local CAA Regional Office for review.
  • The Regional Office will issue a Supplement approval letter stating the scope of approval and any limitations.

UK CAA will update their website showing TCCA approvals.

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