We are introducing a new application process for obtaining a standard permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) for SUA / SUSA.
The new online process will:
Applicants will be required to provide all documents and payment online (credit /debit card only ) before submitting their application.
The previous application form
SRG1320 will be accepted for non-standard /exemption applications only, for example:
Current PfCOs which incorporate standard permission and non standard / exemption privileges in one document will therefore be required to be applied for separately and will not be renewed as a combined permission / exemption.
The new application process will introduce rejection rules for incorrect application submissions. Should an application be rejected the applicant will be notified and will be required to make a fresh application submission.
The sections below give examples of when an application may be rejected and tips for how to avoid that happening.
The insurance document must state the correct full operating name that the Permission will detail. This must be as registered with Companies House (if applying on the basis of a legally registered entity).
Please obtain and submit a valid insurance document showing either 'Your Name', or 'your Name trading As' (if applying on the basis of a sole trader).
Note that the application will not be accepted if it is in the 'Trading As' name solely (if at all applicable).
The insurance document must comply with the following items:
Article 4.1 - Having insurance for your aviation-specific liability in respect of third parties (and cargo, if applicable) that includes war and terrorism cover
Article 4.2 - Ensuring that insurance cover exists for each and every flight
Article 5.1 - On request, to demonstrate your compliance with these insurance requirements
Article 6.3 - (if applicable) having insurance of at least 19 SDRs per kg of cargo carried
Article 7.1- Having insurance per accident, for each and every aircraft, of at least 750,000 SDRs in respect of liability for third parties
Please note, the above is not an exhaustive list and if you have any concerns your insurance policy might not comply with EC Regulation 785/2004, then please check directly with your broker.
If compliance is stated, please advise in writing where this can be found on the submitted document.
Information Notice 2016/073 updates requirements and changes that must be incorporated into your Manual.
Please check this guidance when preparing your application.
SRG1601 has been replaced with the ECCAIRS Reporting portal for MORs and must be shown as such in your manual.
Please ensure that your application reflects these requirements and that the manual, amendment log and version/date have also been amended.
Please contact your NQE to discuss the competence required to support your application and submit the correct supporting documentation.
Please check that the NQE holds a valid CAA approval: CAA approved assessment organisations
If your application is accepted it may still be placed on hold pending receipt of further information which will be requested by the UAS department. You will be required to respond within time scales specified within the email and if no response received, the application may be cancelled and a new application required.
complete the online application form and submit the following documents:
The UK CAA's Shared Services Centre collects and stores your name, address, email address and telephone number for the purposes of permission issue.
The processing of your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
Sometimes we will contact you by email to provide you with important information concerning your permission issue that is in your legitimate interest.
We need to share your personal data with Worldpay for the purpose of processing payment. The processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of our, or our third party's contract and does not affect your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.
We also need to share your personal data with Avoka for the purpose of processing your application. The processing of your personal data is necessary for the purposes of our, or our third party's, contract and does not affect your fundamental rights and freedoms as a data subject.
For organisations located outside of the EU the CAA has safeguards in place to ensure the security of your information.
We retain your personal information for the lifetime of the approval and, thereafter, for a period of 2 years for compliance and enforcement purposes.
You may submit an enquiry or make a complaint by emailing FOI.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can submit an information enquiry or make a complaint about how we have processed your personal information by emailing FOI.email@example.com.
Please be aware that the CAA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, which means we may need to release information you have supplied to us. However, we would never disclose your personal information without first obtaining your consent.
Information about your rights as a data subject.
How to contact the CAA's Data Protection Officer.
You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA's processing of personal data.
Our General Privacy Notice can be viewed on this website.
This privacy notice is subject to change.
complete the SRG 1320 form and submit the following documents:
Until 1 June 2018, the existing application form SRG1320 will still be accepted for the application for both and Standard and non-standard permissions.
From 1 June 2018 applications for a standard permission must be made using the online form and applications for a non-standard permission made using the updated SRG1320.
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