This page provides details of how holders of a UK Part 145 approval can change their FAR 145 repair station approval (if applicable).
Organisations must hold a valid UK Part 145 approval.
Changes that affect the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificate and/or OpSpecs, as detailed within the Maintenance Agreement Guidance, a formal FAA application is required. (The FAA Certificate and/or OpSpecs will not exceed the ratings or scope of work under your Part 145 approval).
How do I apply?
You will need to complete and submit the online application form.
What do I need to include with my application?
You will need to include the following information with your application:
- a completed online application form
- relevant fee
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Form 8310-3 Application for Repair Station for change.
- also have in progress an online application for the same change to be made to their UK Part 145 approval
- draft Supplement to Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE)
- letter to confirm employees have received Hazardous Materials training or confirming that training is not required as no hazardous goods are carried
- completed Repair Station Vital Information (CAP2574)
How long will it take for my application to be processed?
The CAA will confirm receipt of your application within 10 working days.
How long is it valid for?
Unless expired, revoked, suspended or cancelled, FAR 145 Repair Station Certificates are valid for 12 months following initial approval and then valid for 24 months after the first renewal.
The charge for A1/B1 ratings is £1,319.
The charge of A2/B2/B3/C/D ratings is £987.
The FAA Certificate and/or OpSpecs will not exceed the ratings or scope of work under your Part 145 approval. Therefore, you will also need to apply to change an Existing Part 145 Approval for a variation to your Part 145 approval.
In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Official Record Series 5, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions), the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.
If the number of hours taken by the CAA to carry out its investigations in relation to the application exceeds the cost shown above, the applicant must pay an excess hourly charge. The CAA shall determine the excess hourly charge by taking the total number of excess hours taken by the CAA to complete the required investigations in relation to the application and multiplying that number of hours by an hourly charge. The balance for the excess hourly charge (total hourly charge less initial charge already paid) is payable by the applicant to the CAA and will be invoiced to the applicant.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card or by bank transfer.
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 8310-3 Application for Repair Station
- Repair Station Vital Information (CAP2574) - the requirements are set out in the MAG
- Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) (CAP1780MIP)
- Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) (CAP1780MAG)
- what is a bilateral agreement (including a link to the MAG)
- FAA website
- It is the organisation's responsibility to ensure that all the required data is provided so that the application can be processed without delay.
- The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Shared Service Approvals team will process the application pack and forward it to the local CAA regional office.
- If the change is to housing / facility or location, the Approvals team will forward the FAA Form 8310-3 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- The Approvals team will confirm receipt of your application.
- The regional office carries out a suitable investigation and raises any audit findings.
- Organisation addresses the audit findings and sends response to the regional office.
- The regional office will assess the proposed closures and when able to will close the audit findings.
- When able to the regional office will make recommendation for the change to the Repair Station Certification and the UK Part 145 scope of Approval, this recommendation pack will be submitted to the Approvals team.
- The Approvals team will assess the recommendation and issue the revised UK Part 145 Approval Certificate.
- The Approvals team will forward the recommendation to the FAA.
- The FAA will review the recommendation and invoice the applicant for the issue of the revised Repair Station Certificate.
- The applicant sends payment to the FAA.
- The FAA will issue a revised FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec. Two copies will be sent to the applicant and a copy will be sent to the Approvals team.
- The applicant signs the FAR 145 Repair Station Certificate and Ops Spec and returns one copy to the FAA.