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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.

An aircraft becomes known as an orphan when the type is no longer supported by a Type Certificate Holder and the State of Design.

Orphaned aircraft may be granted Permits to Fly by the CAA subject to demonstration of acceptable airworthiness in accordance with CAA procedures and requirements.

The UK provides an option that any owner who wishes to obtain a National ICAO Certificate of Airworthiness can do so when supported by a Type Responsibility Agreement (TRA), if established.

Anyone intending to apply to for a Permit to Fly or Certificate of Airworthiness should contact Applications and Approvals on the details below.

CAP 562 Leaflet B-90 “Information for Continued Airworthiness of Non-EASA Aircraft Designed in the UK and Elsewhere” provides a list of TRA holders and their applicable orphan aircraft.