Export Certificate of Airworthiness
◼ An Export Certificate of Airworthiness provides documentary proof to the Authority of the importing country that the aircraft has been maintained in an airworthy condition to prove that your aircraft is fit to fly. The evident of airworthiness adopted and accepted internationally is usually in the form of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness and this certificate does not authorize operation of that aircraft.
◼ In accordance with Air Navigation Act B.E. 2497 Section 41/71 and Ministry Regulations relating to Export Certificate of Airworthiness B.E.2555 Any person who wishes to obtain an export Certificate of Airworthiness shall submit an application to the Director General in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations. Upon receiving the application, the Director General shall inspect the Aircraft and arrange, or order the applicant to make, tests as may be necessary for the purpose of safety. Upon finding that the Aircraft meets the standards for Aircraft under Section 34 and requirements of the importing country, and is in condition for safe operation, the Director General shall issue the export Certificate of Airworthiness to the applicant.
◼ There is only one type of Export Certificate of Airworthiness which is used for exporting of Standard and Special Aircraft.
|Applicants will need to prepare and provide the documents and information listed under the “How do I apply and 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)||4,000|
|Domestic inspection (Stay overnight)||5,000|
|Special international inspection||9,500|
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
For certification fees refer to Ministerial Regulations relating to the administrative fee and high rate for service fees of the airport B.E. 2554, please go to these links: Export C of A certification fee chart
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).
How long does Export Certificate of Airworthiness is Valid?
|The Export Certificate of Airworthiness shall be valid for the period of time as shall be indicated on the certificate. And the acceptable export period depends on the regulations of the importing country.|
|List of Application package documents compile to Ministry Regulations relating to Export Certificate of Airworthiness B.E.2555|
|2.||TDCA/AW-APP-001 Application for Export Certificate of Airworthiness|
|3.||AIR-CA-201 maintenance review checklist (within a period of not more than six months before the date of the application submission)|
|4.||Aircraft flight manual and Maintenance Manual|
|5.||A copy of Weight & Balance report which was done within a period not more than one year before the date of the application submission|
|6.||A copy of the details of deviations from the original design (including modifications/alterations)|
|7.||A copy of lease agreement|
|8.||A copy of current certificate of airworthiness|
|9.||A copy of flight test report|
|10.||The compliance with Airworthiness Directive|
|11.||A copy of evidence of procedures for disassembling and storage of aircraft parts and equipment in the event that the aircraft must be delivered in a separate manner|
|12.||A copy of annual inspection evidence or one hundred hours of maintenance, preventive maintenance, restoration and modification which has the scope and details of the examination Within the period of sixty days before the date of the request submission or a copy of the last aircraft maintenance completed within sixty days Before the request date|
|13.||A copy of special requirements document specified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the aircraft importing country including manuals and other relevant documents specified in the special specifications document|
|14.||Copy of official confirmation documents from the Civil Aviation Authority of Aircraft importing countries in accepting the aircraft in the event that such aircraft does not|
|15.||Comply Airworthiness Requirements Announced by the Department of Air Transport or not according to the special requirements specified by the civil aviation authorities of the importing country of that aircraft|
|16.||A copy of aircraft history documents, including the journey log book, engine, as well as maintenance and modification of the aircraft|
|17.||The document to confirm the delivery date or the expected delivery date.|
|18.||Other documents as specified by the Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.|
|There process consists of 3 phases|
1) Application phase
|1.1)||Submit the request together with the supporting documents to
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT)
333/105 Lak Si Plaza, Khampheng Phet 6 Rd., Talat Bang Khen, Lak Si, 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 E-service: https://eservice.caat.or.th
The assigned CAAT inspector will consider checking the document through the system. The applicant can be tracked manually through the E-Service.
|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 E-Service. 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: Airworthiness@caat.or.th 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 receive at CAAT office (required applicant personnel copy ID card and signature) or EMS delivery
|Aviation law / Guidance|
|1.||Notification of the Department of Air Transport relating to Airworthiness Directives (2 July B.E 2550)|
|2.||Announcement from Department of Civil Aviation relating to Requirements of Flight-Testing B.E. 2551|
|3.||Announcement of the Department of Air Transport relating to Continuation of Airworthiness B.E. 2551|
|4.||Announcement of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand relating to Maintenance Review B.E. 2562 (Every 6 Months)|
|5.||Announcement of the Department of Air Transport relating to Requirements for Airworthiness B.E. 2550|
|1.||AIR-CA-002 (C of A Issue/Renew Inspection Checklist more than 5,700 Kgs)|
|2.||AIR-CA-003 (C of A Issue/Renew Inspection Checklist less than 5,700 Kgs)|
|3.||AIR-CA-004 (Issue/Renew/Export C of A Inspection Checklist Balloon)|
|4.||AIR-CA-005 (C of A Issue/Renew/Export Inspection Checklist Helicopter)|
|5.||AIR-CA-006 (C of A Issue/Renew/Export Experimental & Ultralight Inspection Checklist)|
|6.||AIR-CA-201 Maintenance Review Document|
|7.||TDCA/AW-APP-001 Application for Export Certificate of Airworthiness|