|EU Exit: Flight Crew Licences, Airworthiness Certificates & Managing and releasing UK aircraft|
The following information has been publsihed by the CAA via SKYWISE:
Flight Crew Licences
After the EU transition period ends, flight crew carrying a non-UK CAA licence, issued by an EASA Member State, who operate UK-registered aircraft must carry a ‘general validation’ with their licence. This is issued by the UK CAA. This is available here on our dedicated microsite to download.
For flight crew with licences issued by Switzerland, there is a separate ‘general validation’ document. This is also available here on our dedicated microsite to download.
The general validations are valid for two years under UK law.
The CAA will continue to accept references, including EASA form numbers, to any EU regulation which are cited on documents carried by UK-registered aircraft. This includes Certificates of Airworthiness (CofA), Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC) and Noise Certificates. These will remain valid until they are renewed, whereby they will be replaced with CAA references and form numbers.
To minimise the risk of disruption, we are making available a letter available to all operators confirming the validity of these documents for carriage on UK aircraft. This letter should be carried onboard the aircraft at all times. The letter is available here.
Managing and releasing UK aircraft
The CAA has provided guidance in a letter for Continued Airworthiness Management Organisations with an EASA Part M Subpart G approval, which have their principal place of business located outside the UK, to manage UK registered aircraft and to issue or extend the validity of their Airworthiness Review Certificates, as if their privileges and approvals were issued by the CAA. The letter can be viewed here.
A second decision allows EASA-approved Part 145 maintenance organisation approval holders, which have their principal place of business located outside the UK, to continue to release to service UK-registered aircraft after the end of the transition period, as if their privileges and approvals were issued by the CAA. Such organisation can continue to use their EASA approval number. The full decision can be viewed here.