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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.

Organisations may hold an approval from Brazilian Aviation Authority ANAC to maintain aircraft or engines and propellers for aircraft that are registered on the Brazilian Aircraft Register.

A Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Brazil was signed on 2 December 2020.

The Memorandum of Understanding means that the UK CAA will undertake the oversight of organisations that hold UK Part 145 approval and RBAC 145 Approval.


Organisations must be based in the UK and hold:

  • A valid UK Part 145 approval.
  • The organisation must be able to demonstrate a need for an RBAC 145 Approval.

How much does it cost?

Approvals are subject to an annual fee detailed in the UK CAA Scheme of Charges. There are currently fees charged by ANAC for their processing of approvals granted under the bilateral arrangements.

You can find the applicable fee according to instructions on the ANAC website (National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil).

In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions), the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.

Payments can be made by credit or debit card or by bank transfer or by a cheque made payable to the Civil Aviation Authority.

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

  • The application will be processed by Approvals & Certification (A&C) and forwarded to the CAA Regional Surveyor for review within 10 working days.

How long is it valid for?

A RBAC Approval is valid for 24 months unless suspended, cancelled or revoked.

The RBAC may request suspension of the approval at any time if the conditions of approval are not met.

What else do I need to know?

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What do I need to include with my application?

  • Application Form.
  • Please contact apply@caa.co.uk for an application form.
  • Payment of relevant fee.
  • Completed RBAC F-143-17.
  • Supplement to the Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE)
  • Demonstration of need.
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How do I apply?

  • Proof of payment of fee.
  • Complete and submit the application form with the proof of payment, Form F-143-17 and MOE Supplement via email to apply@caa.co.uk.
  • A&C will process the application and acknowledge within 10 working days.
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What happens next?

  • A&C will review and log the application. Send completed Form F-143-17 and proof of payment to ANAC.
  • On receipt ANAC will notify A&C of the RBAC approval reference.
  • The Regional Surveyor will review the MOE supplement and when it is acceptable will notify A&C.
  • A&C will issue an Approval Letter to the applicant advising the ANAC approval reference, the expiry date, the scope of approval and any limitations that have been applied.
  • ANAC will be sent a copy of the Approval Letter and update their website.
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