Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A)
What is Certificate of Airworthiness?
|Applicants will need to prepare and provide the documents and information listed under the “What do I need to include with my application” section below
How much does it cost?
For inspection fees, refer to the CAAT announcement relating to
the administrative fee B.E. 2561
|Inspection Fees (per day per person)
|Amount (Thai Baht)
|Domestic inspection (Not stay overnight)
|Domestic inspection (Stay overnight)
|Special international inspection
List of special international countries:
6.Kingdom of Belgium
7.Kingdom of Spain
8.Federal Republic of Germany
9.United States of America
10.United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
12.Republic of Singapore
The certification fees rate is based on Ministerial Regulations relating to the administrative fee and high rate for service fees of the airport B.E. 2554
How long does C of A Valid?
|The Certificate of Airworthiness has its own validity period depending on the type of the C of A and the aircraft, refer Section 41/68 of the Air Navigation Act B.E. 2497 .
|Standard C of A
|Special C of A Type 1
|Special C of A Type 2
|Special C of A Type 3
|Special C of A Type 4
|Also, It will remain valid unless suspended, cancelled or revoked by the condition mentioned in Section 41/70 of the Air Navigation Act B.E. 2497.
What do I need to include with my application?
How long does it take?
The process consists of 3 phases
This timeline can be extended depending on inspection results and finding correction (if any). .
What will happen?
1) Application phase
1.1) Submit the request together with the supporting documents to
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT)
222 Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 28, Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd., Chatuchak, Chatuchak, Bangkok
The assigned CAAT inspector will consider checking the documents and record in the system to be able to track the document later.
1.2) Submit the request together with the supporting documents via EMPIC: https://www.caat.or.th/th/archives/55072
The assigned CAAT inspector will consider checking the document through the system. The applicant can be tracked manually through the EMPIC.
1.3) After the assigned CAAT inspector have received the documents. The assigned CAAT inspector will proceed to check the completeness of document. If the request is completely correct or in the case that the request is found incomplete the assigned CAAT inspector will notify the applicant to send additional documents. In which the assigned CAAT inspector will notify the applicant within 10 working days and will take further steps if the applicant has already submitted additional documents (if any). If the applicant does not send the additional documents correctly and completely. The assigned CAAT inspector may consider returning the request to the applicant
1.4) For the applicant who submit the request via EMPIC. After the assigned CAAT inspector received the documents, the assigned CAAT inspector will contact the applicant through the system within a period not exceeding 10 working days if the document is completely correct the assign CAAT inspector will take further steps. In the case that the request is incorrect or incomplete the assigned CAAT inspector will notify the applicant to send additional documents or may reject the request and specify the reason in the system
(In case C of A renewal, the application package shall be submitted to the Airworthiness and Aircraft Engineering Department not less than 60 days before current C of A expire date)
If applicant has any further questions, please contact CAAT inspector via email: [email protected] or telephone number: 02-568-8840, 02-568-8841
2) Inspection phase
2.1) If the application document is completely correct. The assign CAAT inspector will contact the applicant to make an appointment for the inspection date and time.
2.2) After the inspection date is set, the Inspection fee Invoice will be sent to the applicant via email within a period not exceeding 5 working days, in which the applicant must proceed to pay and notify the assigned CAAT inspector with evidence as a receipt via email or other channels.
2.3) At the inspection day, the assigned CAAT inspector will take time to proceed the inspection approximately not more than 6 working days (excluding travel days) as detailed in estimate the duration and number of CAAT inspector to be used for inspection in the annex of CAAT announcement relating to the administrative fee B.E. 2561 under Section 5/1 of the Air Navigation Act of 2497 B.E. 2560, which will be divided the inspections is a document inspection and aircraft inspection. When the inspection is complete, the assigned CAAT inspector will summarize the inspection results on the last day of the inspection.
2.4) If there is any finding(s), the assigned CAAT inspector will notify the applicant through the final inspection report on the last day of inspection, which the applicant should proceed to correct those findings within a period not exceeding 60 days and report the results of the findings correction together with the evidence documents through the electronic system of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. If the applicant is unable to use electronic system of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, the applicant can use other channels, such as email, to report the results of the findings correction.
3) Certification phase
3.1) After the assigned CAAT inspector reviewing the documents and evidence of the corrective action of the applicant (if any), the assigned CAAT inspector will notify the applicant and proceed the internal coordination to issue invoices for certification fee and sent to the applicant via email within a period not exceeding 5 working days after notifying the applicant. The applicant must proceed to pay the certification fee and the applicant will receive a receipt as evidence via email.
3.2) The applicant must proceed to pay the certification fee, which the applicant will receive a receipt as evidence via email.
3.3) After the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has issued a receipt. The assigned CAAT inspector will proceed to request the approval from the Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand to sign and issue a certificate of airworthiness within a period not exceeding 10 working days, the assigned CAAT inspector will notify the result of the consideration and make an appointment via email or other channels to deliver the certificate of airworthiness to the applicant.
NOTE: Receiving methods can be received at CAAT office (required applicant personnel copy ID card and signature) or EMS delivery
What else do I need to know in order to be approved?