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FAQ n.117088

What else do I need to know on the Annual Fee for holders of EASA Type Certificates / Restricted Type Certificates?

Answer

After the issuance of the EASA Type Certificate / Restricted Type Certificate, EASA will levy per period of twelve (12) months an annual fee in accordance with Table 8 of Part I of the Annex to this Regulation, for the purpose of maintaining the certificate. The first 12-month period starts on 01 June following the date on which the certificate is issued.

By derogation from the flat fees set out in Table 8, the following shall apply: 
 
A. For freighter versions of an aircraft that have their own type certificate, a coefficient of 0,85 is applied to the fee for the equivalent passenger version.

B. For holders of multiple EASA Type Certificates, EASA Restricted Type Certificates and/or multiple other Type Certificates, a 25 % reduction to the annual fee is applied to the fourth and subsequent certificates subject to the same flat fee in the same fee category identified in Table 8
 
C. The hourly rate set out in Part II of the Annex, up to the level of the full fee for the relevant fee category shall be charged in the following cases:

  1. For aircraft 
     
    a. which are out of production for more than 20 years, or 
    b. of which less than 50 units have been produced worldwide, or
    c. of which 50 or more units have been produced worldwide, provided that the certificate holder demonstrates that less than 50 units are in service worldwide; 
     
  2. For engines and propellers 
     
    a. which are out of production for more than 20 years, or 
    b. of which less than 100 units have been produced worldwide 
    c. of which 100 or more units have been produced worldwide, provided that the certificate holder demonstrates that the engine or propeller is installed in less than 50 aircraft in service.

The criteria established in point C. shall be assessed by reference to the 1st of January of the year in which the respective billing cycle starts. 
 
Having regard to Table 8 and the derogations listed above, the period during which an invoice regarding a fee for continuing airworthiness activities may be retroactively adjusted is limited to one year after its issuance.
 
The amounts referred to in Part I and Part II of the Annex shall be indexed, with effect of 01 January each year, to the inflation rate in accordance with the method set out in Part IV of the Annex.

Please note that the above summary of the related provisions of the Fees & Charges regulation is provided for convenience only. If, at any time, there is a discrepancy, inconsistency or conflict between the information provided above and in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2153, the latter shall prevail.
 

Last updated
13/08/2020

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