Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 details the rules for the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft subject to CAA regulation. Part M Subpart F of this Regulation concerns the maintenance of Part 21 aircraft with a MTOM of 5700 kg and below, single engine helicopters and components that are used for non-commercial air transport.
Who should apply?
An organisation that wishes to carry out maintenance on UK Part 21 aircraft with a MTOM of 5700 kg and below and components that are used for non-commercial air transport.
Organisations needing to change a Registered Company or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Number will require a new initial approval as it cannot be classed as a change to an existing approval. See CAP 562, Leaflet C-30 for further information.
If adding an aircraft which falls within a generic aircraft group that you already hold on your approval certificate (e.g. Piston engine aeroplanes – metal structure not exceeding 5700 kg) then you should email an exposition amendment to firstname.lastname@example.org or attach/upload the draft exposition to the online application form (where applicable). Please do not send to your surveyor directly as it will delay your application processing.
How do I remove ratings or facilities from an existing approval?
You can complete the remove ratings and facilities form provided that these are the only changes you are making to the approval. There is no charge for this service but you will need to provide a copy of your amended exposition.
How do I change the address?
In cases where an organisation holds more than one approval and requires to make an application for a change of address which will affect each approval held, you can complete the change of address form which will cater for both BCAR and EASA approvals. (You will need to provide a copy of your amended expositions).
How do I change the Nominated Postholder, or Accountable Manager?
Changes to the key personnel in an organisation must be notified to CAA.
Please ensure that the CAA policy on fitness of character is fully understood before submission of an application.
You can add or remove/change the details of one or several people, including identifying their role(s) and the types of approval(s) they have responsibility for, by completing the Change of Accountable Manager or Nominated Postholder form. This form caters for both EASA approvals as well as BCAR (national) approvals. There is no charge for changes of personnel.
Please note that for changes of Nominated Postholders, a Form 4 (SRG1705) will need to be completed and attached to the application.
To help us progress your application please send a copy of your draft exposition to email@example.com or attach/upload the draft exposition to the online application form (where applicable).
How much does it cost?
See the Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges.
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.
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 or debit card or by bank transfer. When using bank transfer, please identify what the payment is for by including your approval reference and receiving department.
How long will it take for my application to be processed?
You will receive an automated email receipt for your online application. Approval certificates will be processed and dispatched within 20 working days following receipt of a recommendation from a CAA Regional Office.
How long is it valid for?
- Approvals remain valid unless cancelled, suspended or revoked.
- Once granted, an approval requires a recommendation for continuation every 24 months from the date of issue. This is raised by the CAA Surveyor following a satisfactory audit programme.
What else do I need to know?
- Regulation (EU) 1321/2014
- Official Record Series 5, CAA Scheme of Charges
- CAP 562 - Leaflet C-30 - 'CAA Approvals - Non-Transferability'
- EASA Website
Information on a Certificate of Incorporation
A company is a separate Legal Entity governed by the Companies Act, which conducts activities on its own behalf and is distinct from the persons who own and control it. The shareholders are the owners and control the company, but their liability in relation to the company's creditors is limited. Incorporation is the process by which the company is entered on the register at the Companies Registry, and thereby comes into existence as a separate legal person. A Certificate of Incorporation will be sent to the company by the Companies Registry on first incorporation and on any change of name.
What do I need to include with my application?
- A completed online application form submitted by an Authorised Representative of the Company
(Aircraft ratings should be listed as per EASA Part-66 Appendix 1 listing where applicable. At this time the Part 66 listing does not include Sailplanes, Powered Sailplanes or Balloons. In this case use the aircraft type designation specified on the Type Certificate Data Sheet)
- Completed EASA Form 4 forms for any changes to key personnel.
- A completed CAA Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 Compliance Checklist
- A draft copy of the amended section(s) of the Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE)
- A completed SRG 1760 form (Principal Place of Business Key Facts form) if your organisation is trading as a registered company and the change affects the location of your principal place of business.
- A completed organisation internal Audit Report (including objective evidence) to confirm the organisation is complaint and ready for the CAA audit
- A copy of the company Certificate of Incorporation if the change affects the registered company name.
- Payment of the relevant fee
What happens next?
- An automated email receipt following submission of the online application form
- A Technical Support Officer will make an initial assessment of your application and amendment to the MOM and will contact you with any queries.
- If an on-site audit is needed, the Resource Management Team will contact you to arrange for an Airworthiness Surveyor to carry out this audit. Any questions regarding the scheduling of your on site visit can be directed to the Resource Management Team at 01293 573600
- An Airworthiness Surveyor will conduct an audit against the requirements and raise any findings in an audit report.
- The Airworthiness Surveyor will review any changes to the nominated personnel. Interviews for key personnel may be carried out.
- 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 initial application have been closed the Airworthiness Surveyor will submit a recommendation to A & A for the issue of the approval.
- When A&A receive the recommendation the approval certificates will be raised and sent to your organisation within 20 working days.
- Your organisation can begin undertaking and releasing work when you receive the certificates.