An Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) is a mandatory requirement for any aircraft with an EASA and NAA Certificate of Airworthiness to fly. This certificate is valid for one year and is issued only after a thorough review of the aircraft records and a physical survey of the aircraft has been carried out.
Who can provide an Airworthiness Review Certificate & what does it involve?
Several organizations are authorized to perform an Airworthiness Review for an aircraft, including:
- a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) with Airworthiness Review privileges
- a Combined Airworthiness Organization with Airworthiness Review privileges
- a Maintenance Organization, and Approved Independent Airworthiness Review Staff (for aircraft subject to Part ML not used commercially).
Furthermore, a review of the technical records is typically carried out by the CAMO remotely. This involves ensuring compliance and certification for:
- Maintenance program tasks
- Airworthiness directives
- Hard time / Life Limited components
The physical inspection of the ARC, on the other hand, is conducted on an aircraft that is deemed “flight ready.” This inspection includes:
- A thorough walkaround of the aircraft
- Verification of key part and serial numbers
- Confirmation of aircraft configuration
- Weight and Balance Schedule
- Visual checks of mandatory markings
- Verification of the presence of mandatory on-board documents and manuals.
ARC Extension and Anticipation of Airworthiness Review
The CAMO can extend the ARCs of aircraft that are in a “controlled environment” twice, without additional evaluation. Moreover, this extension lasts for one year each time. An aircraft is said to be in a controlled environment when it is managed by the same CAMO for a minimum of 12 months and is maintained by authorized organizations or independent certifiers.
Another important note is that an Airworthiness Review may be anticipated by up to 90 days, without losing continuity of the ARC, allowing for the physical inspection to be carried out during a maintenance check.
Choose FlyerTech for your Airworthiness Management solutions and ARC services
FlyerTech offers a comprehensive Airworthiness Management solution to our clients. As one of the first EASA-approved Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations, we are pleased to provide ARC services to business jet and commercial aircraft operators alike.
By choosing FlyerTech for your ARC needs, you can trust that your aircraft will be thoroughly reviewed and maintained to the highest standards of safety and airworthiness.