Maintenance Organisations may hold an approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain aircraft or components for aircraft that are registered in the United States of America.
A Bilateral Agreement between the UK and the USA was signed on 20 December 1995. The Agreement means that the UK CAA will undertake the oversight of organisations that hold UK Part 145 approval and FAR 145 Repair Station Certification.
- hold a valid UK Part 145 approval
- be able to demonstrate a continuing need to hold an FAA Repair Station Certification and provide written evidence of work that has been carried out over the past 12 or 24 months
- submit their application for renewal 90 days before the expiry date of the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate. (Applications received after the 90 day deadline may be rejected as there may be insufficient time to carry out the renewal process)
How long will it take for my application to be processed?
Receipt of your renewal application will be acknowledged within 10 working days.
How long is it valid for?
Unless expired, revoked, suspended or cancelled far repair station certificates are valid for 12 months following initial approval and then valid for 24 months after the first renewal.
- FAA Form 8310-3 Application for Repair Station
- Repair Station Vital Information - the requirements are set out in the MAG
- Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG)
- What is a bilateral agreement (including a link to the MAG)
- FAA website
- It is the organisation's responsibility to ensure that all the required data is provided so that the application can be processed without delay
- FAA Form 8310-3 Application for Repair Station for renewal.
- Statement / Document of Continued Need.
- Supplement to Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) if change.
- A letter confirming that training has been given where hazardous goods are transported or confirming training is not required as no hazardous goods are carried.
- Statement of Continued Need e.g. copies of Form 1's or a letter of intent to continue using the company's services.
- Completed Repair Station Vital Information.
- A&A will process the application pack and forward it to the local CAA regional office.
- A&A will acknowledge receipt of your application.
- The regional office conducts a review of the application pack.
- When able to the regional office will make recommendation for the renewal of the Repair Station Certification. This recommendation pack will be submitted to A&A.
- A&A will forward the recommendation to the FAA.
- The FAA will review the recommendation and invoice the applicant for the Certificate issue.
- At this stage you will send payment to the FAA.
- The FAA will renew the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec. Two copies will be sent to you and a copy will be sent to A&A.
- You will need to sign the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec and return one copy to the FAA