Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Check Flight exemption

               It is now no longer mandatory for a check flight to be conducted for the renewal of an Expiring Certificate of Airworthiness, a National Airworthiness Review Certificate or Certificate of Validity. The responsibility for deciding when a check flight is required is described in Section 3 of SN 2013/11.   
                 The current requirement for a check flight to be carried out for the initial issue of an Expiring Certificate of Airworthiness, a National Certificate of Airworthiness or National Permit to Fly remains unchanged.   
               The CAA has issued an exemption (www.caa.co.uk/ors4 No. 975); from the requirement of Article 36K of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) for the determination of a satisfactory check flight as part of the airworthiness review for the renewal of the National Airworthiness Review Certificate          
            The Air Navigation Order 2009    General Exemption E3627    ORS4 No. 975 
Publication Date: 28 June 2013
           Exemption from the need, when carrying out an airworthiness review for the subsequent issue of a National Airworthiness Review Certificate, to determine whether a check flight has been completed.
                1) the CAA, in exercise of its power under Article 242 of the ANO 2009 (the Order), exempts:
        a) the CAA, when carrying out an airworthiness review required by Article 36E(3)(a) and (5);
        b) any continuing airworthiness management organisation, when carrying out an
airworthiness review required by Article 36E(4) and (5); and
        c) any aeroplane and rotorcraft maintenance organisation, when carrying out an airworthiness review required by Article 36E(6); from the requirement at Article 36K(5)(e) that the staff carrying it out must determine whether the aircraft has completed a satisfactory check flight.

               2) The staff carrying out the airworthiness review must determine whether the aircraft has completed a satisfactory check flight when, in their reasonable opinion, such a check flight is necessary.

               3) This Exemption has effect from 01 July 2013 until 31 December 2015 unless revoked, suspended or varied.

No comments: