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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.

Following the introduction of Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) under regulation (EU) 2019/1383, UK regulation (EU) No.1321/2014 now details the rules for continuing airworthiness management organisations which are subject to UK regulation. Annex Vc (Part-CAMO) of this regulation 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.


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.


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 competent authority 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 CAA Surveyor following a satisfactory audit programme.

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 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.

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What to include with your application

  • The results of a pre-audit performed by the organisation against the applicable requirements provided for in Annex I (Part-M), Annex Vb (Part-ML) and Annex Vc (Part-CAMO).
  • A copy of the Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition (CAME) compliant with CAMO.A.300 (Part CAMO Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition User Guide (CAP2153) provides further guidance)
  • A completed online application form submitted by an authorised representative of the company, for example the Accountable Manager or Quality Manager.

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.

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What to expect

  • A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and CAME 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 at 01293 573600.
  • 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 ARC's 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.
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