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EASA ‘Early Certificates’ for UK organisations: common issues

Who is my contact point at EASA for any matter related to my approved organisation after December 31, 2020?

My management personnel under the UK Part-145 / Part-147 / Part-CAMO approval will remain the same after December 31, 2020. Can we consider this Management Personnel as being also approved by EASA when the Agency issues its approval?

As part of the early application process to obtain the EASA Part-145/Part-147/CAMO approval I have submitted our exposition or manual approved by the UK CAA. What kind of additional technical documentation should I provide to EASA after December 31, 2020?

A Base Maintenance activity on aircraft registered in an EASA Member State started in my organisation under the UK CAA Part-145 approval before December 31, 2020 and will be completed after January 1, 2021. Is it possible for my organisation to issue a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS), after January 1, 2021, under the Part-145 approval issued by EASA?

e) A Type Training has started in my Organisation under the UK CAA Part-147 approval before 1 January 2021 and will be completed after that date. Is it possible for my Organisation to issue a Certificate of Recognition (CoR) for such training after December 31, 2020, under the Part-147 approval issued by EASA?

Which is the revision of the Exposition (MOE/MTOE/CAME) I should consider as the reference document to be used under the EASA approval issued to my organisation on January 1, 2021?

Design certificates and design organisation approvals

Disclaimer:
These questions explain the application of the BASA between the EU and UK on certain aspects of aviation safety.

Will my existing design approvals (Type Certificates, Supplemental Type Certificates, European Technical Standard Orders, approvals of design changes, approvals of repair design) issued before January 1, 2021 by EASA or by my organisation under an EASA privilege remain valid after December 31, 2020?

Will my existing EASA design organisation approval (DOA) or alternative procedure to design organisation approval (ADOA) remain valid after December 31, 2020?

What happens to my ongoing projects/applications with EASA?

What about validation of my existing design approvals by third countries?

Will my previously processed and approved validations remain valid after BREXIT?

What design changes are accepted by both EASA and UK CAA?

What EASA approved design changes are accepted by the UK CAA?

What UK CAA approved design changes will be subject to technical validation by EASA?

What EASA approved design changes will be subject to technical validation by the UK CAA?

Aircraft maintenance and continuing airworthiness

As of January 1, 2021, can EASA Part-145 aircraft certification privileges be granted to a person holding an aircraft maintenance licence issued by the UK CAA?

As of January 1, 2021, will it be possible for CAMO organisations approved by EASA or an EASA Member State to sub-contract part of its continuing airworthiness management activities to an organisation located in the UK?

As of January 1, 2021, can a CAMO located in the UK and approved by EASA issue an ARC, or a recommendation for the issuance of an ARC by an EASA Member State, after performing an airworthiness review of an aircraft registered in an EASA Member State?

Can a maintenance organisation approved by an EASA Member State (or EASA) under Part-145 certify maintenance performed on a UK-registered aircraft as of January 1, 2021?

As of January 1, 2021, will parts and other components with an ‘EASA Form 1’ issued prior to January 1, 2021 by a maintenance organisation located in UK be still eligible to be fitted on an aircraft registered in a EASA Member State?

Is it possible for a Part-145 approved organisation to issue an ‘EASA Form 1’ for a component removed ‘serviceable’ from a UK registered aircraft after December 31, 2020?

Will an ARC of an aircraft registered in an EASA Member State issued or extended before January 1, 2021 by a CAMO located in the UK continue to be recognised in the EU also after that date?

Can an organisation approved under Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 manage continuing airworthiness of an aircraft registered in the United Kingdom?

Training and licensing of maintenance personnel

If an applicant is undergoing, on January 1, 2021, an on the job training (OJT) in a maintenance organisation located in the UK will this OJT be valid for the purpose of type endorsement by an EASA Member State on a Part-66 licence?

Can a Part-66 licence issued by the UK be transferred to an EASA Member State after December 31, 2020?

Will a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ (CofR) issued before January 1, 2021 by a Part 147 organisation approved by the UK continue to be recognised in the EU also after that date?

Aircrew Training and Licensing

General Comment: 

The UK pilot licences and associated certificates are valid and recognised in the EASA Member States for purposes of flying ‘EASA-aircraft’ without additional requirements or evaluation only until 31 December 2020.  After that date, those licenses and associated certificates, including instructor and examiner certificates, issued by UK CAA will be treated as a third country certificates.

The below questions address mostly the situations whereby a holder of a UK issued license or certificate did not transfer that license or certificate to an EASA Member State before 1 January 2021.  If such a transfer has not occurred, the UK issued license or certificate will no longer be valid and recognised in the EU as of that date in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1139 and will be considered under that regulation as a third country license/certificate. That request for transfer of a license/certificate shall be done in accordance with the application process and forms developed by the receiving competent authority of an EASA Member State, which may not necessarily be the same in all EASA Member States.

I am a holder of a UK issued ATPL and would like to convert that license into a license from an EASA Member State. How should I proceed?

I am holder of a UK issued Part-FCL PPL licence, with a valid UK issued class 2 Medical Certificate. Can I fly an aircraft registered in one of the EASA Member States after December 31, 2020 on this basis?

I am holder of a Part FCL PPL licence issued by UK. My license includes a night rating and I am currently enrolled at an ATPL integrated course in an ATO approved by one of the EASA Member States. Is my UK PPL recognised for training credits after December 31, 2020?

I have an UK Part-FCL Licence with instructor privileges. Which steps I need to take to be able to keep using those instructor privileges, after December 31, 2020, in a training organisation approved by an EASA Member Stater or EASA?

I am holder of a UK issued Part FCL PPL licence, with a valid Class 2 UK issued Medical Certificate as well as an expired Class 1 UK issued Medical Certificate. I am currently enrolled in an ATPL integrated course in an EASA Member State. Do I need to get a new initial Part MED Medical Class 1 certificate after December 31, 2020 from an EASA Member State?

I am holder of an examiner certificate issued by the UK CAA. Can I exercise the privileges associated to my examiner certificate to conduct skill test and proficiency check for Part-FCL licence holders?

The UK CAA is developing a simplified application and validation procedure for recent holders of UK-issued Part FCL licenses. Does EASA plan to implement a similar application and validation procedure for recent holders of EASA licenses?

I am planning to enroll in an ATPL integrated course in a UK approved ATO. Will I be able to obtain a Part-FCL licence valid in EASA Member States on the basis of such course?

I am holder of an UK issued ATPL. Can I operate an aircraft of a commercial operator certified by an EASA Member State after December 31, 2020?

Is a PPL or a LAPL issued in the UK still recognized in an EASA Member State after the end of 2020?

Is there a difference between UK issued PPL and UK issued LAPL regarding their recognition for the purpose of flying on aircraft registered in an EASA Member State?

Under which conditions can a holder of a UK issued pilot licence operate an aircraft registered in an EASA Member State?

I am a student pilot in an CPL/ATPL integrated course and I successfully completed my ATPL theoretical exams in the UK by December 31, 2020. Can I complete, after that date, the flight training in an ATO approved by an EASA Member State or EASA? Will my UK ATPL theory certificate of completion be accepted by EASA Member States for the licence issue after December 31, 2020?

I am holder of a Cabin Crew Attestation issued by the UK CAA. Can I exercise the privilege of that attestation in a commercial air transport operator certified by an EASA Member State?

I am a student pilot and I have successfully completed the theoretical examination and the skill test for the issue of a CPL/IR(A) in the UK. Can I apply for the issue of a Part-FCL CPL/IR to a competent authority of an EASA Member State?

I have a valid SFI certificate obtained, before January 1, 2021, based on training in an ATO certified by an EASA Member State with instructors and examiners certified by the same EASA Member State competent authority. However my SFI certificate was issued by the UK CAA based on my expired UK issued ATPL. Can I continue to deliver training course in accordance with Part-FCL based on my SFI certificate in an ATO certified by an EU Member State or EASA after December 31, 2020?

Aircraft Operations

As of January 1, 2021, under which conditions may a commercial air transport operator certified by an EASA Member State dry lease-in (aircraft without crew) an UK registered aircraft?

As of January 1, 2021, under which conditions may a commercial air transport operator certified by an EASA Member State wet lease-in (aircraft and crew) an aircraft operated by an UK operator?

As of January 1, 2021, under which conditions may a commercial specialised operator (SPO) certified by an EASA Member State lease in an aircraft operated by a UK operator or registered in the UK?

Are Specific Airworthiness Specifications issued by EASA before January 1, 2021 with respect to UK-registered aircraft still valid after December 31, 2020?

Are the UK issued certificates for Unmanned Aircraft Systems accepted in the EU after December 31, 2020?

Are the approvals of Flight Conditions issued by EASA before January 1, 2021 with respect to UK-registered aircraft still valid after December 31, 2020?

EASA TCO Authorisations

 

 

As a UK certified commercial air transport (CAT) operator what are the conditions I need to fulfil to be able to operate to/from/within EASA Member States after December 31, 2020?

Where can I see which operators will be issued an EASA TCO Authorisation on December 31, 2020?

Where can I see which aircraft are included in my TCO authorisation?

Does EASA issue operating permits to CAT operators?

Production Organisation

As a UK-based organisation do I need to hold an EASA POA (as Third Country Approval) and how do I export parts to the EU?

As a UK-based production organisation, do I need to hold an EASA POA (as Third Country Approval)?

As a UK-based production organisation holding a UK CAA POA, can I release parts with an EASA Form-1 on or after January 01, 2021?

As a UK-based production organisation, how do I export civil aeronautical products to the EU?

As an EU-based organisation, what airworthiness release certificate is acceptable from a UK-based production organisation for recertification of parts from “PROTOTYPE” to “NEW”, in case where the UK-based POA has previously issued an EASA Form 1 for “PROTOTYPE” part before the end of the transition period and the certification of the design takes place after the end of the transition period?

As a UK-based production organisation, how do I mark a part/appliance produced in accordance with EASA approved design data?

As an EU-based production organisation, how do I export civil aeronautical products to the UK?

Which products, parts and appliances are covered by the acceptance of the production system under the agreement between the EU and the UK?

As an EU/EASA POA holder, is my DO/PO arrangement with a UK-based EASA DOA still valid after January 01, 2021?