Subpart L - Export Certificate of Airworthiness

21.321 Purpose

This Subpart details:

(a) the requirements for the issue of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness; and

(b) the responsibilities of the holders of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness.

21.325 Export Certificate of Airworthiness

(a) An Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued under this Subpart for an aircraft shall be in the format required by the Governor.

(b) The issue of an Export Certificate of Airworthiness does not authorise the aircraft for flight.

21.327 Export Certificate of Airworthiness deviations

Provided that the applicant for an Export Certificate of Airworthiness provides a written statement from the NAA of the State of the importer, in accordance with paragraph 21.333(b), an Export Certificate of Airworthiness may be issued with a deviation listing:

(a) the requirements of this Subpart that have not been met; and

(b) any differences in configuration between the exported aircraft and the type accepted aircraft.

21.329 Applicant eligibility

The applicant for an Export Certificate of Airworthiness shall be the owner of the aircraft or a person authorised by the owner.

21.331 Application for Export Certificate of Airworthiness

(a) Each applicant to the Governor for an Export Certificate of Airworthiness shall satisfy and provide satisfactory evidence of the following:

(1) the name and address of the applicant; and

(2) that the aircraft conforms to a type design acceptable to the State of Import; and

(3) that the State of Import formally accepts any deviations to certification standards to be listed on the certificate; and

(4) the aircraft possesses, or could qualify for, a Certificate of Airworthiness under Subpart E of this OTAR Part; and

(5) the aircraft is issued with the appropriate flight manual; and

(6) the aircraft is issued with any applicable Noise Certificate in accordance with OTAR Part 36; and

(7) a weight and balance report has been completed, with a loading schedule where applicable; and

(8) the aircraft has undergone a routine maintenance inspection in accordance with the approved maintenance programme, or an equivalent inspection acceptable to the Governor; and

(9) any flight check required by the Governor has been carried out and the aircraft handling and systems conform to the approved flight manual; and

(10) the applicable airworthiness directives have been complied with; and

(11) up-to-date and complete log books, design change and repair records, and other such historical records required to support the continued airworthiness of the aircraft; and

(12) a description of any methods used, including the method’s duration of effectiveness, for the preservation and packaging of aircraft to protect them against corrosion and damage while in transit or storage; and

(13) details of any special instructions for inspection, maintenance and operation for the aircraft; and

(14) supporting documentation for any variances to this Subpart; and

(15) such further particulars relating to the aircraft and applicant as may be required by the Governor.

(b) Any programmed transponder with a code allocated by the Territory shall be recorded in the aircraft logbook pending re-allocation by the new State of Registry.

(c) Any coded emergency locator transmitter registered with the Territory shall be recorded in the aircraft logbook pending re-registration by the new State of Registry.

(d) The applicant shall make the aircraft and associated data available for any inspections as the Governor may require.

21.333 Issue of Export Certificate of Airworthiness

The applicant for the grant of an export certificate of airworthiness shall provide, to the satisfaction of the Governor, evidence that:

(a) the applicant meets the applicable requirements of this Subpart in a manner acceptable to the Governor; and

(b) the granting of the Certificate is not contrary to the interests of aviation safety.

21.335 Validity of Export Certificate of Airworthiness

An Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued under this Subpart is valid at the date of issue but the importing State is responsible for determining the period for which it will accept it as valid.


Change Information

  1. First Issue - published for information June 2004
  2. Second issue - published for information April 2005
  3. Third issue – released for gazetting July 2005
  4. Fourth issue – April 2011
  5. Fifth issue – October 2013
  6. Sixth issue – January 2015
  7. Seventh issue - August 2017

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