• Pre-Requisites

    Organisations should have their principal place of business located in the UK.
    Organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK, including those based in the Channel Islands, should apply directly to EASA.
    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.

    How much does it cost?

    See the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges.

    If you apply for an initial approval with multiple ratings under the same approval type, you must include a payment relating to the charge for the highest rating applied for e.g. a Part 147 application for ratings T1, T2 and C would attract a single charge for the highest rating, being the T1, as per the 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.

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

    • When the apply team receive the recommendation the approval certificates will be raised and sent to your organisation within 20 working days.

    How long is it valid for?

    • Once granted a Part 147 approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months from date of initial issue. This is raised by the CAA Surveyor following a satisfactory audit programme.
  • Changes to the key personnel in an organisation must be notified to CAA.

    Please ensure that the CAA policy on fitness of character is fully understood before submission of an application.

    You can add or remove/change the details of one or several people, including identifying their role(s) and the types of approval(s) they have responsibility for, by completing the  Change of Accountable Manager or Nominated Postholder form. This form caters for both EASA approvals as well as BCAR (national) approvals. There is no charge for changes of personnel. 

    Please note that for changes of Nominated Postholders, a  Form 4 (SRG1705) will need to be completed and attached to the application.

    To help us progress your application please send a copy of your draft exposition to apply@caa.co.uk or attach/upload the draft exposition to the online application form (where applicable).

    In cases where an organisation holds more than one approval and requires to make an application for a change of address which will affect each approval held, you can  complete the change of address form which will cater for both BCAR and EASA approvals. (You will need to provide a copy of your amended expositions).

    • A completed application form submitted by an Authorised Representative of the Company e.g. the proposed Accountable Manager.

       (Aircraft ratings should be listed as per EASA Part-66 Appendix 1 listing. At this time the Part 66 listing does not include Sailplanes, Powered Sailplanes or Balloons.  In this case use the aircraft type designation specified on the Type Certificate Data Sheet.) 

    • EASA Form 4 for key personnel i.e. Quality Manager. Additional Form 4's may be requested by your allocated CAA surveyor.

    • A draft copy of the Maintenance Training  Organisation Exposition (MTOE) developed from EASA User Guide UG.CAO.0014

    • A completed MTOA compliance checklist
    • A completed SRG 1760 form (Principal Place of Business Key Facts form) if your organisation is trading as a registered company
    • A completed organisation internal Audit Report (including objective evidence) to confirm the organisation is complaint and ready for the CAA audit
    • Copy of the companies  'Certificate of Incorporation' if your organisation is trading as a registered company
    • Payment of the relevant fee

    When submitting a new course for approval, the following documentation should be included in the application:

    • EASA Course Approval Forms (previously known as SF forms)

    • Training needs analysis developed from user guides and guidance material on the  EASA Part 147 webpage

    • Sample of Training Material
    • Sample of Examinations and Answers
    • Revised MTOE to include new course and Instructors

    • A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your MTOE and application and will contact you with any queries
    • The CAA Resource Management Team will contact you to arrange for a Surveyor to carry out an on-site audit
    • Any questions regarding the scheduling of your on site visit can be directed to the Resource Management Team at 01293 573600.
    • An Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct an audit against the requirements and any audit findings will be raised in an audit report.