An aircraft becomes known as an orphan when the type is no longer supported by a Type Certificate Holder and the
State of Design.
Orphaned aircraft may be granted Permits to Fly by the CAA subject to demonstration of acceptable airworthiness in
accordance with CAA procedures and requirements.
The UK provides an option that any owner who wishes to obtain a National ICAO Certificate of Airworthiness can do so
when supported by a Type Responsibility Agreement (TRA), if established.
Anyone intending to apply to for a Permit to Fly or Certificate of Airworthiness should contact Applications and Approvals on the
CAP 562 Leaflet B-90 “Information for Continued Airworthiness
of Non-EASA Aircraft Designed in the UK and Elsewhere” provides a list of TRA holders and their applicable orphan
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