We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We'd also like to use optional cookies to understand how you use it, and to help us improve it.

For more information, please read our cookie policy.

UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

This page provides guidance for organisations wishing to apply of a UK Part-CAMO approval which is not part of an Air Operators Certificate (AOC). For the purposes of UK Part-CAMO, such an approval is known as a ‘Standalone’ approval.

UK Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) concerns the continuing airworthiness management for organisations relating to all types of Part 21 aircraft but is a mandatory requirement for the management of Complex Motor-Powered Aircraft (CMPA), and/or aircraft used by a Licensed Air Carrier.

Organisations approved to Part-CAMO can additionally be approved to make recommendations to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the issue of Airworthiness Review Certificates (CAA Form 15a) or in certain cases issue and extend Airworthiness Review Certificates (CAA Form 15b or CAA Form 15c, as applicable) under the terms of their approval.

Part-CAMO organisations holding the Airworthiness Review privilege may also be approved to issue Permits to Fly in accordance with (UK) Part 21 Subpart P when the aircraft is in conformity with the approved Flight Conditions. This privilege does not allow the Part-CAMO organisation to approve the Flight Conditions.

Who can apply?

A Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation with their principal place of business located in the UK, that wishes to carry out the management of continuing airworthiness of UK registered Part 21 aircraft.

Organisations with their principal place of business located outside the UK that wishes to carry out management of continuing airworthiness on UK registered Part 21 aircraft, should apply for a UK Third Country Approval.

Close Who can apply?

How much does it cost?

The cost of an initial Part-CAMO approval, non-AOC standalone is £8,869.

The Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges provides further information.

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.

Close How much does it cost?

What do I need to send with my application?

You will need to send the following to apply for a Part-CAMO approval non-AOC standalone:

Close What do I need to send with my application?

What else do I need to know?

UK Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 and the associated Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM).

‘CAA Approvals – Non-Transferability’ – Leaflet C30 (CAP562).

Aircraft ratings should be listed as per the UK Part-66 Type Rating list. Currently the Part 66 listing does not include Sailplanes, Powered Sailplanes or Balloons. In this case use the aircraft type designation specified on the UK Part 21 aircraft Type Certificate Data Sheet.

Close What else do I need to know?

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

When the Organisation Approvals team receive the recommendation from Airworthiness confirming the organisation has achieved the required standard, the approval certificates will be raised and sent to your organisation within 20 working days.

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

What happens next?

The guidance below advises on what to expect once you have applied:

A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and associated documents and will contact you with any queries.

The Resource Scheduling Team will contact you to arrange for an Airworthiness Surveyor to carry out an on-site audit. Any questions regarding the scheduling of your on-site visit can be directed to the Resource Scheduling Team email ResourceScheduling@caa.co.uk.

An Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct an audit(s) against the requirements and raise an audit report detailing any findings.

The Airworthiness Surveyor will review the nominated personnel. Interviews for key personnel may be carried out.

The Airworthiness Surveyor will assess the supporting documentation; Technical Logs, Maintenance Contracts (as applicable) and Maintenance Programmes. When able to, the Airworthiness Surveyor will approve the supporting documentation.

If findings have been raised the organisation should address the findings and notify the Airworthiness Surveyor of the actions taken.

Once any audit findings relating to the application have been closed the Airworthiness Surveyor will submit a recommendation to the Shared Services Approvals team for the issue of the approval.

If you have been approved to Issue or Extend Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC) under your Part-CAMO approval, at this stage we will send you an e-mail containing your ARC Online logon information.

On receipt of the certificates, your organisation can begin undertaking and releasing work.

Close What happens next?

How long is it valid for?

The organisation’s certificate shall remain valid subject to compliance with all the following conditions:

  • The organisation remaining in compliance with UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 and its delegated and implementing acts, considering the provisions related to the handling of findings as specified under point CAMO.B.350.
  • The CAA being granted access to the organisation as specified in point CAMO.A.140.
  • The certificate not being surrendered or revoked.

Once granted, an approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months (unless otherwise agreed) from the date of issue. This is raised by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Surveyor following a satisfactory audit programme.

Close How long is it valid for?