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Good Day! Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Airworthiness

The safe operation of aircraft in Malaysia is of paramount importance to Civil Aviation Authority Malaysia. Before an aircraft can be operated within Malaysia, it must be registered and issued with a Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA) from CAAM.

The nature of your operation will determine the type of approvals required for your aircraft to operate in Malaysia. Click on the links below to find out more.

What is Certificate of Registration (C of R)?

A Certificate of Registration is a certificate issued by CAAM to the effect that an aircraft has been duly registered in accordance with the provisions of Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 and Civil Aviation Directives (CAD) 7101.

Applicability of Certificate of Registration (C of R)?

A Certificate of Registration is applicable to all aircrafts except;
(a) glider;
(b) kite;
(c) captive balloon;
(d) small balloon;
(e) meteorological pilot balloons used exclusively for meteorological purposes;
(f) free balloon without payloads; and
(g) small unmanned aircraft or small unmanned surveillance aircraft.

Who may apply for the Certificate of Registration (C of R)?

The owner of an aircraft may apply for the Certificate of Registration.

What are the requirements for the application for a Certificate of Registration (C of R)?

A Certificate of Registration may be issued if CAAM is satisfied that –
(a) the application form CAAM/AW/7101-01 has been submitted;
(b) the specified fee has been paid;
(c) the owner of the aircraft is an eligible owner in accordance with Para 5 of CAD 7101;
(d) the aircraft is an eligible aircraft in accordance with para 6 of CAD 7101;
(e) the evidence of ownership of the aircraft is acceptable to CAAM;
(f) the aircraft has never been registered in any countries or has been deregistered from other country; and
(g) the aircraft nationality and registration mark are in accordance with CAD 7.

How to apply for a reservation of aircraft registration mark?

Any person may reserve an aircraft registration mark by submitting
(a) CAAM/AW/7201-01 form
(b) Payment of RM 2,500 for each registration mark

What are the fees or charges for the issuance or renewal of a Certificate of Registration (C of R)?

For the first issuance of Certificate of Registration, the fees are specified as follow;
(a) For a balloon, RM 100
(b) For any other aircrafts with maximum take-off mass (MTOM):
i. 0 – 750 kg, RM 400
ii. 751 – 5,700 kg, RM 600
iii. 5,701 kg and more, RM 4,000

For the renewal of the Certificate of Registration, the fee is RM 50.

Validity of a Certificate of Registration?

3 years. In the case of aircraft is leased under Regulation 6(4) of Civil Aviation Regulations 2016, the validity of Certificate Registration shall follow the lease expiry date but not exceeding 3 years.

What happens to the Certificate of Registration when there are changes in the ownership of the aircraft?

The Certificate of Registration shall cease to be in force.

Should the owner of a Malaysian registered aircraft inform CAAM on changes in the Aircraft Register?

Yes. If there is any change of particular related to the registration of aircraft, the owner shall inform CAAM by submitting CAAM/AW/7101-05 form and payment of RM 100.

How to apply for a renewal of Certificate of Registration?

The owner of an aircraft may apply for the renewal of Certificate of Registration by submitting CAAM/AW/7101-02 form and payment of RM 50.

When should the application of renewal be submitted?

Within thirty days before the date of expiry of the Certificate of Registration.

How to deregister an aircraft?

The owner of an aircraft may deregister the aircraft by submitting the CAAM/AW/7101-04 form and payment as follow;
(a) For a balloon, RM 50
(b) For any other aircrafts with maximum take-off mass (MTOM):
i. 0 – 750 kg, RM 50
ii. 751 – 5,700 kg, RM 150
iii. 5,701 kg and more, RM 300

What are the publications that an applicant must be familiar with?

In relation to registration of aircraft, applicant may refer the following publications;
(a) Civil Aviation Regulations 2016, Regulation 4 to 16
(b) CAD 7 – Aircraft Nationality and Registration Mark
(c) CAD 7101 – Aircraft Registration

What is Design Organisation Approval (CAAM Part 21 Subpart J)?

Design Organisation Approval (DOA) issued by CAAM (by issuance of the certificate of Approval) in accordance with MCAR 2016 Regulation 21 once the organisation has demonstrated technical competency on the design and has fulfilled the applicable requirements of CAD 8401.

Who may apply for a DOA?

An organisation that engages in any stage of design of any aeronautical product in Malaysia.

What is the application requirement for a DOA?

The requirement to apply for a DOA is stipulated in CAD 8401. The application form CAAM/AW?8401-01 is available in the e-Services & Forms section of CAAM Official Website.

Is DOA required to submit any manual and what are the requirements?

Yes. DOA is required to submit Design Organisation Manual (DOM) and the requirement of the DOM content is stated in the Para 6 – CAD 8401 and Para 3 – CAGM 8401.

What are the privileges of a DOA?

The holder of a DOA may be entitled to perform design activities under the terms of approval granted by CAAM as stipulated in Para 15 – CAD 8401 and Para 9 – CAGM 8401.

Besides the Design Organisation Manual (DOM), what are other elements required in DOA?

DOA shall be able to demonstrate and maintain the design assurance system for the control and supervision of products, parts and appliances and design changes of products, parts and appliances.

What is a Design Assurance System?

Design Assurance System is the organisational structure, responsibilities, procedures and resources to ensure the proper functioning of the design organisation. It is described in the DOM directly or by cross reference to relevant procedures. The requirement of a design assurance system for DOA is stipulated in Para 5 – CAD 8401 and Para 2 – CAGM 8401.

What are the requirements and qualification for DOA personnel?

The requirement and qualification for DOA personnel is detailed in Para 3.2 – CAGM 8401.

What are the requirements for design that requires flight test?

If testing, verification or certification of a design requires a flight test, the flight test policy and procedures shall be defined in DOM as per stipulated in Para 6.2 – CAD 8401.

What are the requirements if DOA would like to apply variations of approval?

DOA may apply variations to the certificate of approval by referring to Para 11 of CAD 8401 for variation to the Terms of Approval.

What are the fees or charges for the issuance or renewal of a DOA?

The fees or charges for the issuance or renewal of a DOA are stipulated in regulations 10 and 11 of Civil Aviation (Fees and Charges) Regulation 2016.

Validity of a DOA?

A certificate of approval shall be valid for a period of not more than 1 year.

How to apply for the renewal of a DOA?

Refer to Para 3 of CAD 8401 for the renewal of Certificate of Approval.

When should the application of renewal be submitted?

The application of certificate of approval shall be submitted not less than 30 Days prior to expiry date.

What are the publications that an applicant must be familiar with?

The applicant must be familiar with the CAAM regulations, directives, advisory materials and standard documents that are related to aircraft design before making any formal application. Here are the example of the materials:
a) Civil Aviation Regulation 2016
b) CAD 8401 Design Organisation Approval (CAAM Part 21 Subpart J)
c) CAD 8102 – Type Certificates and Restricted Type Certificates (CAAM Part 21 Subpart B)
d) CAD 8104 – Design of Modifications (CAAM Part 21 Subpart D)
e) CAD 8105 – Supplemental Type Certificate (CAAM Part 21 Subpart E)
f) CAD 8106 – Design of Repairs (CAAM Part 21 Subpart M)
g) CAD 8204 – Parts and Appliances (CAAM Part 21 Subpart K)
h) CAD 8205 – Technical Standard Order Authorisations

What is Production Organisation Approval (CAAM Part 21 Subpart G)?

Production Organisation Approval (POA) issued by CAAM (by issuance of the certificate of Approval) in accordance with MCAR 2016 Regulation 21 once the organisation has demonstrated technical competency in the manufacture or construction of aircraft, engine, propeller or appliance and has fulfilled applicable requirement of CAD 8201.

Who may apply for a POA?

An organisation that engages in any stage of manufacture or construction of any aeronautical product in Malaysia.

What are the requirements for application for a POA?

Refer to CAD 8201 for the requirements of application for a POA.

Is the POA required to submit any manual and what are the requirements?

Yes. POA is required to submit Production Organisation Exposition (POE) and the requirement of the POE content is stated in the Para 7 – CAD 8201.

Besides the Production Organisation Exposition (POE), what are other elements required in POA?

POA shall be able to demonstrate the establishment of its quality system and maintain the quality standards. The requirement of Quality System for POA is stated in Para 6 and Para 8 of CAD 8201.

What are the requirements for a product that requires flight test?

If a product requires a flight test for testing, verification or certification, the flight test policy and procedures shall be defined in POE as per stated in Para 7.1 m) of CAD 8201.

What are the fees and charges for the issuance or renewal of a POA?

The fees and charges for the issuance or renewal of a Certificate of Approval (CAAM Part 21 Subpart G) are stipulated in regulations 10 and 11 of Civil Aviation (Fees and Charges) Regulation 2016.

What are the privileges of a POA?

The holder of a Certificate of Approval may perform production activities under the terms of approval granted by CAAM and other privileges as stated in Para 17 of CAD 8201.

Validity of a Certificate of Approval?

A certificate of approval shall be valid for a period of not more than 1 year.

How to apply for renewal of a POA?

Refer to Para 16 of CAD 8201 for the renewal of Certificate of Approval.

What are the publications that an applicant must be familiar with?

The applicant must be familiar with the CAAM regulations, directives, advisory materials and standard documents that are related to aircraft manufacture and construction before making any formal application. Here are the example of the materials:
a) Civil Aviation Regulation 2016
b) CAD 8201 Production Organisation Approval (CAAM Part 21 Subpart G)
c) CAD 8401 Design Organisation Approval (CAAM Part 21 Subpart J)
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