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BREXIT: New UK Part-TCO Approval

Foreign charter operators requiring EASA TCO Authorization in order to operate into Europe will need to consider applying for a similar authorization from the UK CAA as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union (BREXIT).

Foreign charter operators requiring EASA TCO Authorization in order to operate into Europe will need to consider applying for a similar authorization from the UK CAA as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union (BREXIT).

The new UK Part-TCO requirement is first applicable to all EU/EFTA based Air Operators. European operators are encouraged to contact the UK CAA already and apply for the UK Part-TCO approval in order to ensure smooth operations after the BREXIT. 

No immediate action is required from the Third Country Operators based outside EU/EFTA countries.

UK CAA will continue to recognize the EASA TCO Authorization for a certain period for these operators as the Brexit details remain yet to be confirmed.

Air Operators Based in the EU/EFTA Area
  • Contact UK CAA and send in your application for UK Part-TCO approval in order to continue the operations into the UK after the Brexit.
  • UK accepts advance applications in order to ensure the service continuity.
  • UK Part-TCO application form is available here.
Third Country Operators Based Outside the EU/EFTA Area
  1. No immediate action required.
  2. UK continues to recognize EASA TCO Authorization for a period of up to two years or until the authorization is replaced with the UK Part-TCO approval. UK will start considering the applications from Third Country Operators based outside the EU/EFTA countries only after the Brexit.
  3. Further details of the application process will be published after the Brexit. 
EU/EFTA Countries

EU Countries (EU27): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland 



Security Level 2: The overall assessment of threats in the United Kingdom is Medium. The primary security concern for travelers to the United Kingdom is crime. Most incidents affecting visitors involve opportunistic crime such as pickpocketing and purse snatching. Street demonstrations related to political, social and economic developments occur regularly in larger cities. Violence has erupted during protests in the past, but most of these actions occur without incident, apart from traffic disruptions. Labor strikes in the public and private sectors also occur very frequently throughout the country and may affect services used by travelers. The United Kingdom continues to confront the threat posed by terrorist elements, including transnational terrorist groups and individuals motivated by Islamist extremism. In Northern Ireland, dissident paramilitary groups opposed to the peace process in the region maintain a capacity and willingness to carry out attacks. While such attacks are likely to target police or military elements within Northern Ireland, travelers may be collaterally affected.

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There is no change to the actual UK charter permit procedure for the operators based outside Europe. UK charter permission is required for all operations into the UK and can be obtained within 2 working days provided that the operator is already in possession of an EASA TCO Authorization. 

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