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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.

EU exit

Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, some Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term.

These will be updated in due course following the outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.

BCAR A6-1, M.A.708, CAO.A.075 and CAMO.A.315 refer to the need for owners and operators to ensure their aircraft are maintained to an approved maintenance programme to ensure the continuing airworthiness of those aircraft.

This application process is applicable to:

  • The direct approval of maintenance programmes by the CAA
  • The notification of indirectly approved maintenance programmes by a CAMO or CAO (holding the necessary privileges)

Pre-Requisites

Applicants will need to prepare and provide the documents and information listed under the ‘How to apply’ section below

How much does it cost?

The cost for making an application directly to the CAA for the approval of an aircraft maintenance schedule or programme which is based on or different to the aircraft manufacturer's recommended schedule or programme is:

  • £786

In the case of any discrepancies, the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges (Airworthiness, Noise Certification and Aircraft and Aircraft Engine Emissions) will be applied.

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

  • The CAA will begin assessment within 10 working days and approval will be granted when the programme satisfactorily addresses the relevant requirements.

How long is it valid for?

  • The programme will remain approved unless suspended, cancelled or revoked.

How do I apply and what should I include with my application?

UK Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO)

How to make an initial / amendment / temporary amendment application for a maintenance programme approval, (including both direct and indirect approvals).

  • Complete application form SRG 1753 and submit to apply@caa.co.uk.

  • The CAA Shared Service Centre will allocate the programme a maintenance reference and send you this information (initial application only).

  • Send a complete copy of maintenance programme to apply@caa.co.uk.

  • Send supporting documentation with your application. (Completed Operators Maintenance Programme Compliance Check List Form SRG 1724 or completed CAP 562 Leaflet 5-40, as applicable).

  • The CAA will assess the programme and when satisfied that it meets the applicable requirements will email confirmation of the programme approval / acknowledgement.
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Non-UK Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO)

Applications for the approval of a maintenance programme by a permitted non-Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved CAMO in accordance with CAP2080 should be submitted to the CAA.

  • Complete application form SRG 1753 and submit it with the relevant fee to the CAA Shared Service Centre via the email address apply@caa.co.uk.

  • The CAA Shared Service Centre will process the application with finance, and then allocate to the assigned Regional Office for assessment.

  • The CAA Shared Service Centre will allocate the programme a CAA unique reference and advise the applicant of the reference (initial application only).

  • Send a copy of the maintenance programme to apply@caa.co.uk.

  • Send supporting documentation with your application. (Completed Owner/Operators MP Compliance Check List Form SRG 1724 for Part 21 aircraft or completed CAP 562 Leaflet 5-40 for non-Part 21 aircraft, as applicable).

  • The CAA will assess the programme and when satisfied that it meets the applicable requirements will email confirmation of the programme approval.
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