NOTES TO BE READ WHEN COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION FORM
(i) If the aircraft is to be registered in the name of an unincorporated body or more than one individual the full
names and addresses of all persons sharing the ownership should be given. In the case of an unincorporated flying
group, whose assets are held by trustees, the names and addresses of the trustees holding the assets should be
given together with a separate list of the full names, addresses, nationalities and percentage shareholding of all
members of the group (See form www.caa.co.uk/CA04
). In the case of an aircraft chartered by demise and
registered under the Air Navigation Order 2016, Article 26(4), the name and address of the charterer should be
(ii) Please use the most suitable correspondence address for the distribution of safety material. The address given
will be used on the UK Register of Civil Aircraft, the Certificate of Registration, correspondence from the Aircraft
Registration Section and for the distribution of safety related information. eg a PO Box address can be used.
(iii) The UK Register of Civil Aircraft is available to the public, including via the CAA website, and includes the
names and addresses of registered owners of aircraft.
(iv) The owner or charterer should sign personally; where more than one person is shown as owner (see Note
(i)) each person should sign. In the case of a Body Corporate or Undertaking, a Director, Secretary or other
authorised officer of the company should sign, stating the position they hold, and a covering letter should be
attached to the application giving the names of all such authorised officers.
(v) The attention of applicants wishing to register aircraft is drawn to Section 37 of the British Nationality Act, 1981
which states that the phrase ‘Commonwealth citizen’ (see Section 11c) includes British dependent territories
citizens, British overseas citizens and British subjects.
(vi) An aircraft is a microlight aeroplane if it is a non-Part 21 aircraft, other than an unmanned aircraft, that is designed to
carry not more than two persons, which— (a)is of an approved design;(b)either has, or has been subsequently
modified to have, a stalling speed, or minimum steady flight speed in the landing configuration, at the maximum take-
off mass not exceeding 45 knots calibrated airspeed; and(c)either has, or has been subsequently modified to have, a
maximum take-off mass not exceeding—(i)600kg for a landplane; or (ii)650kg for an amphibian or floatplane. An
aircraft is a microlight aeroplane if it is a single-seat deregulated aeroplane.
le seat de-regulated microlight” means a microlight aeroplane that meets the above definition and:
is designed to carry one person only; is on a non-commercial flight beginning and ending in the UK without passing
over any other country. a maximum take-off mass not exceeding—
300kg for a landplane (or 390kg for a landplane of which at least 51% was built by an amateur, or non-profit making
association of amateurs (“the association”), for the amateur or the association’s own purposes and without any
commercial objective, in respect of which a permit to fly issued by the CAA was in force prior to 1st January 2003);
330kg for an amphibian or floatplane; or
315kg for a landplane equipped with an airframe mounted total recovery parachute system; and
a stalling speed, or minimum steady flight speed in the landing configuration, at the maximum take-off mass not
exceeding 35 knots calibrated airspeed.
(viii) The maximum number of passengers carried is required in order to calculate the minimum insurance cover
needed to meet the requirements of Regulation EC 785/2004 on Insurance Requirements for Air Carriers and
Aircraft Operators. This figure does not refer to the maximum number of seats that the aircraft has but rather the
maximum number of passengers that are going to be carried during the period of insurance.
(ix) If the aircraft is insured in compliance with the regulations you must include a copy of the certificate of
insurance with this application unless the aircraft is operated by an air carrier, i.e. an air transport undertaking
with a valid operating licence. In which case, evidence of insurance need not be supplied with this application
providing an ATL28 Insurance form that covers this aircraft has been submitted to the CAA, Consumer
Protection Group, Airline Licensing and Consumer Issues. Also see note x with regards to State aircraft.
(x) If the aircraft is to be used exclusively for non-commercial operations and has a maximum take-off mass of 2700
kg or less the minimum insurance cover requirements, calculated in accordance with Regulation EC 785/2004 on
Insurance Requirements for Air Carriers and Aircraft Operators, are reduced accordingly. “Commercial
Operation” means an operation for remuneration and/or hire.
(xi) If the aircraft is used exclusively as a State aircraft (i.e. in military or customs service) the provisions of
Regulation EC 785/2004 on Insurance Requirements for Air Carriers and Aircraft Operators do not apply
(xii) The attention of all persons completing and signing this form is drawn to the
importance of ensuring that the entries are correct. It is an offence under Article 256 of
the Air Navigation Order 2016 to make, with intent to deceive, any false representation
for the purpose of procuring the grant, issue, renewal or variation of any certificate,
licence, approval, permission or other document. This offence is punishable on
summary conviction by a fine up to £5000, and on conviction on indictment with an
unlimited fine or up to two years imprisonment or both.
Form CA1 Issue 12, August 2021
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