A slide pack setting out an extended summary of regulation after the UK’s exit from the EU is available in pdf form here.

The most detailed and up-to-date information on specific aviation sectors can be found by clicking on the relevant tabs on landing page of this microsite:  https://info.caa.co.uk/eu-exit/ Content is regularly updated and you can be alerted to updates by subscribing to the EU exit category in our SkyWise alerting system: SkyWise.caa.co.uk.

UK aviation will be as safe after we leave the EU as before. 

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How would the UK’s safety regulation work if the UK is outside the EASA system after it leaves the EU?

The CAA is well advanced with contingency plans to act as the UK’s aviation regulator, independent of EASA, should that be outcome when the UK leaves the EU. These plans have been shared fully with ICAO. NAAs may be assured that:

All EU regulations applicable at the point of UK exit from the EU would be retained in UK domestic legislation. The content of UK regulations will be unchanged from EU regulations at the point at which it leaves the EU and the CAA will continue to conduct oversight.

The UK will continue to fulfil all its obligations under the Chicago Convention.

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Would the UK continue to recognise EASA-issued certificates?

We would recognise EASA certificates, approvals and licences valid at the point of UK exit for use in the UK aviation system and on UK-registered aircraft for up to two years after the UK leaves the EU.

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Would certificates from CAA-approved organisations be compliant with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs)?

Yes. Services and certificates provided by CAA-approved organisations should continue to be accepted on a global basis as the regulations, systems, oversight and approvals will continue to comply with ICAO SARPs.

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What forms would the UK use to certify new and used parts?

CAA-approved organisations would issue a CAA Form 1 for new and used parts. This will be in place of the EASA Form 1 and be nearly identical in content and lay-out. An image is available here.

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What would new UK flight crew licences look like?

They would be virtually identical to the current EASA licence. An image is available here.

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What forms would the UK use to validate an aircraft’s certificate of airworthiness?

The CAA would issue a CAA ARC Form 15a and CAA-approved organisations would issue a CAA ARC Form 15b for aircraft airworthiness validations. These would be in place of the EASA ARC Form 15a and 15b and be nearly identical in content and lay-out. Sample images are available here for CAA Form 15a  and CAA Form 15b.

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Would the UK recognise certificates issued by EASA member states that are not in the EU?

Yes. The UK would recognise certificates issued by EEA member states belonging to EASA and by Switzerland for up to two years after it leaves the EU. 

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