• Regulation EU No 748/2012 determines the rules for the approval of design and production organisations. Part-21 subpart G of this regulation concerns the production of EASA aircraft or the associated components.

    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.


    • An organisation must have their principal place of business located in the UK and already hold a Part 21 Subpart G Approval.
    • Organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK, including the Channel Islands, should apply directly to EASA.
  • You can complete the remove ratings and facilities form  provided that these are the only changes you are making to the approval. There is no charge for this service but you will need to provide a copy of your amended exposition

    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).

    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).

  • How much does it cost?

    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 or by a cheque made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority.

    When using bank transfer, it would be helpful if you could please identify what the payment is for by including your approval reference and receiving department.

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

    • Correctly completed applications will be processed, acknowledged and passed to the Regional Office for investigation within 10 working days.
    • Approval certificates will be processed and dispatched within 20 working days following receipt of a recommendation from a CAA Regional Office.

    How long is it valid for?

    • Approvals remain valid unless cancelled, suspended or revoked.
    • Once granted an approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months from the date of issue. his is raised by the CAA Surveyor following a satisfactory audit programme.
    • An online application form submitted by an Authorised Representative of the Company. 
      (See application form for further details on who can apply.)

    • A minimum of one EASA Form 4 for key personnel i.e. Quality Manager. 
    • A draft copy of the Production Organisation Exposition (POE)
    • A draft copy of the Capability List if not included within the (POE)
    • A completed CAA Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 Compliance Checklist
    • A demonstration of regulatory need, for example DOA/POA arrangement document, ETSO application.
    • A completed SRG 1760 form (Principal Place of Business Key Facts form) if your organisation is trading as a registered company and the change affects the location of your principal place of business.
    • A completed organisation internal Audit Report (including objective evidence) to confirm the organisation is complaint and ready for the CAA audit
    • A copy of the company Certificate of Incorporation if the change affects the registered company name.
    • Payment of the relevant fee (this can be made online) 

    • You will receive an automated email receipt after submitting the online application form.
    • An e-mail to confirm your provisional Part 21 approval number normally within 10 working days.
    • A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and POE 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.
    • A CAA Surveyor will conduct an audit against the requirements and any audit findings will be raised in an audit report.
    • The Airworthiness Surveyor will review the nominated personnel. Interviews for key personnel may be carried out.
    • If findings have been raised, the organisation should address all the findings and notify the Surveyor of the actions taken
    • Once any audit findings relating to the initial application have been closed the Airworthiness Surveyor will submit a recommendation to A & A for the issue of the approval.
    • When A&A receive the recommendation the approval certificates will be raised and sent to your organisation within 20 working days.
    • Your organisation can begin undertaking and releasing work once you receive the certificates.