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Establishment and Operation of Aircraft Maintenance Unit


In order to establish and operate an Aircraft Maintenance Unit in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain an approval for the establishment and operation of Aircraft Maintenance Unit by the Department of Civil Aviation, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.

Based on the Commission Regulation (EU) 1321/2014 the term ‘aircraft’ means any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than reactions of the air against the earth's surface; while the term "maintenance" means any one or combination of overhaul, repair, inspection, replacement, modification or defect rectification of an aircraft or component, with the exception of pre-flight inspection.

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Every natural or legal person is eligible to obtain an approval for the establishment and operation of Aircraft Maintenance Unit, provided that the Department of Civil Aviation is satisfied that the criteria and requirements in accordance with the (EU) 1321/2014 Annex I (Part M) Subpart F or Annex II (Part 145) as applicable (see related documents) are fulfilled; related, among others, to the following:

  • facilities are provided appropriate for all planned work, ensuring in particular protection from the weather elements;
  • appointment of an accountable manager who has corporate authority for ensuring that all maintenance required by the customer can be financed and carried out to the standard;
  • the organisation shall have available and use the necessary equipment, tools and material to perform the approved scope of work;
  • the organisation shall hold and use applicable current maintenance data in the performance of maintenance, including modifications and repairs;
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The EASA Form 2 Application for Part M Subpart F / Part 145 approval can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Department of Civil Aviation
27 Pindarou Street, Alpha Business Center
1429, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22 404 102
Fax : +357 22 404 220
Email: director@dca.mcw.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/dca

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
  • copy of Maintenance Organisation Exposition;
  • copy of EASA Form 4 Management Personnel Acceptance;
  • fee of €512-2560 (Depends on the specialisation) (payable either by cash, cheque, or bank transfer);

On site inspections are carried out by the Department of Civil Aviation´s officers in order to ensure that the applicant complies with the requirements of Part-145 or Part-M Subpart F.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

The Approval Certificate is valid infinitely and does not need to be renewed.

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Approved Aircraft Maintenance Units are obliged to comply with the provisions of the EC Regulations No 216/2008, 1321/2014, as periodically amended, and specifically, among others, to all the requirements of Part M Subpart F or Part -145, as applicable.

The Department of Civil Aviation supervises the approved Aircraft Maintenance Units. Authorised officers of the Department of Civil Aviation periodically conduct on site inspections in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of Part M Subpart F or Part 145, as applicable.

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Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileConsolidated EC 216 2008.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileEASA Form 2.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileEASA Form 4.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileCommission Regulation (EU) No 1321 2014.pdf

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