If no deal is agreed between the EU and the UK, continued airworthiness management organisations (CAMO – Part-M) might need to take action to maximise continuity and stability for the aviation sector. Actions required would depend on individual circumstances and are a matter for each business and individual to consider. This page sets what you need to consider to prepare for such an eventuality.
PART-M CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS REQUIREMENTS (CAMO) – UK APPROVED
Would my UK Part-M approval allow me to continue manage UK-registered aircraft?
Would my UK Part-M approval allow me to continue managing non-UK registered aircraft?
Would operators require new Certificates of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARCs)?
Who would issue noise certificates?
If my UK-registered aircraft is managed by a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) located in an EASA member state would my ARC remain valid after exit day? Do I have to move my aircraft management to a UK Part-M approved organisation?
Your ARC would remain valid until expiry. You may continue to use a CAMO located in an EASA member state or in a third country if approved by EASA for up to two years following exit day. After this point in time you would need to ensure that your aircraft is managed by a UK approved CAMO organisation. New ARCs may only be issued by the CAA following receipt of a recommendation from a CAMO.
My maintenance programme is owned/controlled by a CAMO located in an EASA member state. Would the ARC still be valid?
UPDATE: What form of release should be provided for components and services received from UK approved organisations once the UK leaves the EU?
UPDATE: What would the CAA Form 1 look like?
A sample template is available here: CAA Form 1.
As can be seen, the technical information remains unchanged. The form is to be completed in accordance with the existing instructions and AMC/GM with the exception that the Authority information in the header and the Form Reference itself (CAA Form 1 rather than EASA Form 1) will change.
UPDATE: Would an aircraft transferring from an EASA state to the UK need an Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued by the local NAA?
The CAA would continue to accept an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) as a transfer document in place of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness if dated before the day the UK leaves the EU. Where the ARC is dated after that date, the CAA would require an Export Certificate of Airworthiness.
If an aircraft is transferring from the UK to an EASA state it would be up to the receiving NAA to detail the transfer requirements.