non-UK air carriers that wish to undertake commercial services to, from or
within the United Kingdom are required to hold a Foreign Carrier Permit before
that flight is undertaken. Currently,
EEA and EFTA air carriers are permitted to undertake services to and from the
United Kingdom without the need for a Permit, provided those flights originate
from or are destined for territories within the European Common Aviation
Area. EEA carriers are also additionally
able to undertake services within the United Kingdom (cabotage flights) without
The EAA comprises the Member States of the EU
along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
EFTA comprises the Member States
of the EEA and Switzerland.
Departure from the European Union
UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.
After this date, all non-UK carriers, including EEA and EFTA operators, will require a Foreign Carrier Permit before
operating any commercial flight to, from or within UK territory.
Types of permit
The type of permit
required is dependent on the nature of operations that are requested can be
To apply for either permit, you will need to fill in an
application form and be able to provide information required and ready access
to several other documents upon request listed below
apply for an Ad Hoc Permit, use form CPG3200
Before applying ensure that dates and times of flights are known and
that the information required or required upon request are understood
To amend an existing foreign registered aircraft permit,
use form CPG3200A.
To make payment please, use Payment authorisation form.
or Series Charter Permits
apply for a Scheduled or Series Charter Permits, use form CPG3201
applying ensure that routes and number of services per week are known and that
the information required or required upon request are understood
CAA may also require the following information on request (and reserves the
right to require such information at any stage)
The setting of policy and negotiation of traffic rights is
undertaken by the Department for Transport. Before granting an operating permit
for scheduled flights, the CAA ensures that the services are undertaken in
accordance with the traffic rights and conditions provided under the air
service arrangements the UK has negotiated with the state where the airline is
In the case of non-scheduled (charter) flights the UK seeks
reciprocity to ensure that UK airlines are allowed similar opportunities from
If you have any queries in relation to the application of an air
service agreements or designation under such an agreement then you should
contact the Department for Transport.
If you have any queries regarding Air Service Agreements and how
they are applied, please contact the DfT using the details below.
Office hours - 9.00am and 5.00pm weekdays
If you are operating an aircraft with a maximum take-off weight
of 10,000kg or more, you must also have a security direction served on you. For
further information, please contact AviationSecurityEnquiries@caa.gsi.gov.uk
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