CAP 553 (BCAR Section A, A8-21, A8-23 and A8-24)

Closed 27 May 2021

Opened 1 Apr 2021

Overview

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published a consultation on proposed changes to the following chapters of CAP 553 (BCAR Section A):

  • Chapter A8-21. Approval of Organisations Responsible for Design or Production
  • Chapter A8-23: Approval of Organisations Responsible for Maintenance and Restoration of Non-Part-21 Aircraft
  • Chapter A8-24: Approval of Organisations Responsible for Maintenance and Restoration of Non-Part-21 Aircraft below 5700kg, or Single Engine Helicopters, not used for Commercial Air Transport or State Purposes

Why we are consulting

The changes in Chapter A8-21 Supplement 1 (UK CAA Approved Certificate) updated instructions for completing the form.  Supplement 1 appears in the consultation document in its entirety, as amended, except for deletions. 

The change in Chapter A8-23 clarifies the requirement for certifying staff to hold appropriate airfract type or group rating when performing base maintenance of other than large aircraft. Relevant parts of paragraph 6 for Personnel Requirements appear in the consultation document providing the reader with wider context of the section.

The change in Chapter A8-24, clarifies by excluding aircraft that are below 5700kg but are fitted with aircrew assisted escape/egress systems, whether activated or not, from the scope of the chapter. 

Please send us your comments by email ga@caa.co.uk stating the paragraph reference and suggested change/comment. It would be helpful if you are able to share in your response, if you are repsonding as an individual or on behalf of an organisation.

The deadline for providing comments is 27 May 2021. We cannot commit to take into account representations received after this date.

 

Audiences

  • General Aviation

Interests

  • Gyroplanes
  • Airworthiness
  • Light aircraft
  • Microlights