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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

UK Launches New Airworthiness System

Woodrow Bellamy III

The U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the launch of a new approval system for organizations providing airworthiness oversight of recreational "Permit to Fly" aircraft. 
Under the new system, organizations will have more clarity on how to undertake airworthiness tasks on behalf of the agency. Approved operators will be able to provide design, construction, maintenance and continuing airworthiness management oversight and support of Permit to Fly aircraft. 
The CAA developed the new approval system in joint collaboration with general aviation (GA) advocacy groups, including the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) and the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA). 

The agency will release details on the new approval structure in an updated version of the CAP553, which states the provisions of the British Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR).  

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