CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS FOR EXPORT
When aircraft manufacturers go into series production of a new type of aircraft, then obviously they are hopeful of world wide sales. Similarly, of course, there is the possibility of used aircraft being sold abroad.
In order, therefore, to cover export cases, there is another form of Certificate of Airworthiness that must be applied for. This is called the Certificate of Airworthiness for Export.
The Certificate of Airworthiness for Export is different from other types of C of A and these differences must be understood. They are as follows:
1. It is NOT a statutory document, either internationally under the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), or nationally under the ANO.
2. It may be issued for both new and used aircraft.
3. When issued in the UK it signifies as at the date of issue, that in respect of a new aircraft, a normal UK C of A could be issued. In respect of a used aircraft, such C of A could be issued or renewed as appropriate.
4. It does not, by itself, give authority for the aircraft to be flown. This may normally be obtained either from the airworthiness authority of the country in which the aircraft is to be registered, or by the C.A.A. issuing a C of A to cover delivery of the aircraft.
5. Application to the C.A.A. for a Certificate of Airworthiness for Export is made on form CA1241.