Useful regulatory frameworks
The guidance below explores how the existing UK and international regulations apply to your innovation and details regulatory approvals that you may need to consider for the trial of your innovative solution.
The guidance listed below is available if you are designing a new aircraft, a new part, modifying an existing aircraft or maintaining one.
- How to apply for a Certificate of Airworthiness, along with the requirements.
- How to get approval from EASA, which states about the rules concerning continuing airworthiness and maintenance of an aircraft.
- EASA guidance on how to certify an aircraft.
- EASA's process for the certification of noise levels.
- Certification process for the approval of a design organisation, also highlighting rules governing the rights and obligations of applicants, and holders of those approvals.
- EASA's guidance documents on design organisations approvals and who to contact.
- Regulations linked to the production of EASA aircraft or associated components.
- Application and guidance information for Permits to Fly.
The guidance listed below is available if you want to carry out commercial operations on an aircraft, for example, UAM:
The guidance listed below is available if you want to maintain, modify or operate a drone: