Important changes to UK Airworthiness certifications for new products

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The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 31st December 2020.  The impact of this negotiated settlement and resultant Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU on Ipeco Holdings Limited and on all UK aerospace companies has been the recognition by the EU of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Production Organisation Approval (POA) and the UK CAA Form 1 for UK manufactured products.

This means that with effect from 1st January 2021, all Ipeco newly manufactured products will be released with a UK CAA Form 1 instead of an EASA Form 1.  In line with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, EASA has decided that EASA Third Country Production Organisation Approval is no longer required by UK manufacturing companies and so there are no longer any valid Third Country EASA.UK.21G.XXXX approvals for UK manufacturers for new goods.  In short, the UK CAA Form 1 is recognised by the EU as holding equivalent status to the current EASA Form 1.

Ipeco repaired products will be treated differently and will utilise EASA Third Party Country Approval.  Ipeco also holds Part-145 UK CAA Approval, hence our repaired goods can be released with Part-145 EASA Form 1 and/or UK CAA Form 1.

If you would like further information on this matter, please visit the following websites:

Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, on the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:22020A1231(01)&from=EN

EASA – Brexit: on the consequences of the UK withdrawal from the EASA system:

https://www.easa.europa.eu/the-agency/faqs/brexit#category-production-organisation

It is important to note that Ipeco is still subject to the same level of scrutiny and audits under its CAA approvals as it was under its EASA approvals.  Ipeco assures you that it will continue to perform to the highest standards in all matters relating to product safety and continuous improvement across its business.

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