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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

When you are making an application to transfer an aircraft you must include supporting documentation. It is a legal requirement.

An application for a Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) cannot usually be accepted without appropriate transfer documents.

Status and origin of the aircraft Transfer documentation to be provided with application
New aircraft constructed in a European Union (EU) member state Part 21 Form 52 (Statement of conformity to Type design)
Used Part 21 aircraft imported from an EU member state Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued within the 60 days preceding receipt of the application by the CAA
New Part 21 aircraft constructed outside the EU

Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued within the 60 days preceding receipt of the application by the CAA

Please note: EC Regulations require the transfer statement in this case to declare compliance to a Design approved by UK CAA

Used Part 21 aircraft imported from outside the ;EU Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued within the 60 days preceding receipt of the application by the CAA
Non-Part 21 aircraft (those falling under Annex I of EU regulation (EC) 216/2008

One of the following:

  • An Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued within the 60 days preceding receipt of the application by the CAA
  • A current domestic Certificate of Airworthiness issued or renewed less than twelve months prior to the date of receipt of the application by the CAA
  • A current domestic Certificate of Airworthiness issued or renewed more than twelve months prior to the date of receipt of the application by the CAA and a statement from the exporting authority.

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