Validity of certificates

related to Brexit

Following the publication of Regulation (EU) 2019/502 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 March 2019 on common rules ensuring basic air connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union and of Regulation (EU) 2019/494 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 March 2019 on certain aspects of aviation safety with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union please note the following additions:

  • On Trainings:  By way of derogation from Commission Regulations (EU) No 1178/2011 (6) and (EU) No 1321/2014 (7), the competent authorities of the Member States or the Agency, as applicable, shall take account of the examinations taken in training organisations that are subject to oversight by the competent authority of the United Kingdom but which have not yet led to the issuance of the license prior to the date of application referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 10(2) of this Regulation, as if they had been taken with a training organisation subject to the oversight of the competent authority of a Member State.
     
  • On the validity of certain certificates for a period of nine months:  Where additional time is necessary for the certificates referred to in Article 68 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 to be issued to the operators concerned, the Commission may extend the period of validity referred to in the first paragraph of this Article by means of delegated acts.

Certificates issued by EASA to natural or legal persons having their principal place of business in the UK shall remain valid for 9 months from the date of application of the Regulation among others:

  • Type certificates and restricted type certificates, 
  • Approval of changes to type certificates and restricted type certificates, 
  • Supplemental type certificates, 
  • Approval in respect of repairs,
  • European Technical Standard Order authorisations, 
  • Design organisation approvals. 

The following certificates issued by any natural or legal persons certified by the competent authorities of the UK concerning the use of products, parts and appliances shall remain valid:

  • Authorised Release Certificates for products, parts and appliances, 
  • Certificates of release to service in respect of completion of maintenance, 
  • Airworthiness review certificates for ELA 1 aircraft, 
  • Certificates of release to service on completion of maintenance, 
  • Airworthiness review certificates for ELA 1 aircraft,
  • Airworthiness review certificates and extensions thereof.

For further details see 'European Commission Communication - Notice to Stakeholders withdrawal of the UK and EU Aviation Safety Rules'.

The following licenses/certificates will NOT be valid post-Brexit and are subject to mitigation measures:

  • TCO Authorisation
  • POA Approval
  • MOA approval
  • MTOA approval
  • CAMO approval
  • FSTD Qualification Certificate
  • ATO approval
  • AeMC Certificate
  • ATM/ANS 

Please consult information on 'Early applications' to identify what mitigation measures are in place.

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