What else do I need to know on the Surveillance Fee for holders of EASA Production Organisation Approvals?
After the issuance of the Production Organisation Approval, EASA will levy per period of twelve (12) months an annual surveillance fee in accordance with Table 10 of Part I of the Annex to this Regulation (refer to Surveillance fee), for the purpose of maintaining the certificate. The first 12-month period starts on the date on which the certificate is issued.
The revised Regulation introduces two new criteria to determine the applicable fees:
Number of related staff
Staff related below 100
Between 100 and 499
Between 500 and 999
Between 1 000 and 4 999
Between 5 000 and 20 000
Over 20 000
Highest Priced Product
Below EUR 5 000
Between EUR 5 000 and 100 000
Above EUR 100 000
"Number of related staff": The information must reflect the number of staff, or in case of an initial approval the intended number of staff, for the complete activities to be covered by the approval and therefore must include also any associated administrative staff.
"Highest Priced Product": Value (as mentioned in the relevant manufacturer’s list prices) of the most expensive product, part or non-installed equipment that is included in the approved POA scope of work (capability list) of the EASA POA holder.
The amounts referred to in Part I 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 information in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2153, the latter shall prevail.
We are a UK company holding a Production Organisation approval issued by the UK-CAA. In preparation for the UK leaving the EU and consequently the EASA system, can we already apply for an EASA approval to be valid as of the date when the UK will leave the EU?