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This page provides information to UK Part 147 approval holders wanting to apply for a remote site approval to carry out basic and/or aircraft type training for Part 21 aircraft.


Organisations must hold a UK Part 147 approval and have the remote site privilege within their approved exposition Part 2.8 (147.A.145(c)) – If not the organisation should apply for the remote site privilege by submitting an amendment their exposition detailing their control procedure for such the privilege and an application as detailed in ‘How to apply’ section on this page.

How do I apply?

Complete the Part 147 Remote Site application form and submit with the supporting documents using the Application Form Submission Service portal at the end of the form.

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How much does it cost?

The cost of applying for the remote site privilege is currently £763. There is an annual continuation fee for the remote site privilege, which is dependent on the number of remote declarations made over the previous 12-month period.

Further details on fees and charges can be found in the Official Record Series 5, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Scheme of Charges.

In the event of a discrepancy between the information here and the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges, the Scheme of Charges takes precedence.

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What do I need to send with my application?

The following information will need to also be provided when you apply:

  • A completed application form submitted by an Authorised Representative of the Company, for example, the Accountable Manager.
  • An audit conducted by the organisation for the facility concerned.
  • Copies of any photographs regarding the proposed remote site.
  • A copy of the supporting contract (practical training) (if applicable).
  • Details of the approved instructor/examiner.
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How long will it take for my application to be processed?

You need to ensure that the application is submitted at least 15 days prior to the start of the training course.

When the apply team receives the application and all elements are present and are correct an email will be sent to your organisation within 10 working days.

This acknowledgment is raised by the Shared Service Centre team, but it may be periodically subject to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) oversight by the Surveyor following the organisations agreed audit programme.

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What happens next?

The information below provides guidance on what to expect during the process:

  • A Shared Service Centre Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and will contact you with any queries.
  • An e-mail to confirm your Part 147 remote site training can commence normally within 10 working days.
  • Any questions regarding the scheduling of your onsite visit can be directed to the Shared Service Centre email ResourceScheduling@caa.co.uk.
  • An Airworthiness Surveyor will review the application and may decide to sample the training on-site either via an announced or unannounced audit.
  • The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Resource Scheduling Team will contact your organisation to arrange for a Surveyor to carry out an announced on-site audit (if applicable).
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How long is it valid for?

Once granted, a Part 147 remote site approval is valid for 30 days from start date of course listed on the application.

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