The UK-EU trade deal, announced on 24 December 2020, includes agreements on air transport and aviation safety which are due to come into effect at 23.00 GMT on 31 December 2020 when the UK ceases to take part in the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other EU institutions
While the agreements involve some elements of continuity, they do not constitute a replication of the UK’s regulatory arrangements as part of the EASA/EU framework and many sections of the aviation and aerospace industries will face changes after 31 December, as this microsite sets out.
We will study the detail of the new agreements and will update relevant pages of the microsite as information becomes clearer about how the new arrangements will work in practice. We will notify stakeholders of the updates through the SkyWise alert system. If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to the EU exit category in the SkyWise system: skywise.caa.co.uk
Part 147 organisations training engineers might need to take action to maximise stability for the aviation sector. Actions required would depend on individual circumstances and are a matter for each business and individual. This page sets out what you need to consider.
Update - The UK CAA has developed a flowchart pack to aid Airworthiness organisations in understanding what certification can be accepted once UK participation in EASA and EU institutions ends on 31 December 2020.
Update - UK Regulations can be found on the following link:
PART-147 MAINTENANCE TRAINING ORGANISATIONS – UK APPROVED
UPDATE: Would my UK Part-147 approval still be valid?
UPDATE: Will I be able to continue to issue EASA Form-148/149 certificates of recognition (CofR) under my UK approval?
You will no longer be able to issue EASA Form 148/149 certificates using a UK approval. The UK approval will now issue CAA Form 148/149 certificate (i.e. from the 1 Jan 2021) which is independent of the EASA system.
The Form is to be completed in accordance with the UK Instructions and associated AMC/GM.
NEW: Will my organisation continue to be able to provide UK issued CofRs to the EU?
To continue to provide CofRs to the EU you will need to hold an EASA Part 147 approval. EASA has said that it would accept third country applications from UK holders of Part 147 approvals. Organisations will need to decide whether they wish to retain both a UK and an EASA approval. Further details regarding the EASA application process can be found on this link.
If a certificate of recognition was issued prior to EU Exit i.e. 31st December 2020, it continues to be recognised in the EU. Please refer to the EASA FAQ.
UPDATE: Would people who receive basic training or type training certificates at my organisation be able to add these items to a non-UK licence?
If you have a UK Part-147 approval which has issued certificates of recognition (CofRs) then these CofRs may be used to support the issue of a basic licence category or addition of a type rating for UK licences only.
In order to add basic or Type rating CofRs issued by a UK Organisation to Part 66 licences issued by an EASA Member State, you will need to apply for an EASA Part-147 approval, unless the CofR was issued before 31st Dec 2020 (refer to EASA FAQ).
Other states outside of the EASA member states may decide to accept training performed by CAA approved Part 147 organisations. Please contact the specific NAA directly as soon as possible.
UPDATE: I have students who have only completed some of the basic training modules. Would they be able to use these examinations when applying for an EU Part 66 licence?
You are advised to contact EASA and the NAA that will issue the licence as soon as possible to discuss the application process in this scenario.
Organisations located in the UK who wish to continue providing basic training for EASA Part 66 licences will need to apply directly to EASA for Part 147 approval.
States located outside the EASA system may decide to accept training performed by CAA approved Part-147 organisations. Please contact the specific NAA directly for further details.
PART-147 MAINTENANCE TRAINING ORGANISATIONS – NON-UK APPROVED
UPDATE: I have a non-UK Part 147 approval. Would certificates of recognition issued by my organisation still be valid in the UK?
The CAA will continue to recognise EASA certificates current and valid on 31 December 2020 for a period of up to two years, provided that the certificate was issued prior to the 31st December 2020. Any new certificate or change to a certificate after this date will not be acceptable within the UK system. Therefore, any CofR issued after this initial issue or change would not be acceptable for the addition to a UK issued Part 66 Licence.