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UK CAA Part 145 Helicopter Maintenance

As an CAA Part 145 approved aircraft maintenance organisation, UK Aviation Services specialises in the maintenance and repair of private, corporate and commercially operated helicopters.

The company holds CAA approvals for various Leonardo, Airbus, Bell, MD, Guimbal, Robinson and Sikorsky helicopters as detailed on our CAA 145 Approval Schedule which can be seen here.

More specifically, we are a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Centre; a Robinson Service Centre for the R22 and R44 and also now an approved Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS dealer.

BCAR A8-23 Non-CAA Helicopter Maintenance

In addition to the CAA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval, UK Aviation Services is also approved as a BCAR A8-23 Maintenance Organisation to maintain Non-EASA / Annex II aircraft; these include helicopters which have not been accepted by EASA and individual aircraft which have formerly been operated by the military. These helicopters operate on a National Airworthiness review Certificate or National Permit to Fly. A copy of the BCAR Approval Schedule can be seen here.

Maintenance of Foreign Registered Aircraft

The professional staff at UK Aviation Services regularly maintain and manage aircraft on the European aircraft registers, American N register and the Isle of Man Aircraft Registry and have experience on many other types including Seychelles, UAE, Bermudan and Cayman Island registers to name a few.

Maintenance of these foreign registered aircraft brings with it many requirements specific to the National Aviation Authorities and applicable to the aircraft registration. Our knowledge and experience means you can have UK Aviation Services manage the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of your helicopter giving you the peace of mind that your aircraft is airworthy and legal to fly.

Aircraft Upgrade & Modification

Whether you are looking to upgrade your avionics to the latest equipment or complete a minor modification to keep up with changes in regulations such as installing a VHF Comm with 8.33 kHz spacing as required on all aircraft operating in the Eurocontrol zone by the end of 2017, UK Aviation Services can help.

With many years experience completing avionic and airframe upgrades and modifications you know your work will be carried out by knowledgeable licensed engineers to the highest standards of quality and safety. Recent work includes:

Modification of a Sikorsky S76C++ to facilitate import to the EASA register and Commercial Air Transport including:

Some Upcoming Regulatory Changes to be Aware of

August 2016: All helicopters with an approved passenger configuration of 6 or more seats, or any helicopter used for Commercial Air Transport, must have a fixed Emergency Locator Transmitter installed.
December 2017: All aircraft operating in the Eurocontrol Zone must have at least one VHF communication device capable of 8.33kHz frequency spacing.
December 2017: All aircraft operating in the Eurocontrol Zone must have a transponder capable of Mode S Functionality.
June 2020: All aircraft operating in the Eurocontrol Zone must have Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (Out) capability. If operating in United States Airspace the date is January 2020.

If you would like to discuss any upgrades or modifications, please feel free to contact us

Aircraft Import & Export

If you are in the process, or thinking, of buying or selling an aircraft, UK Aviation Services can assist in many ways. Whether you need a pre-purchase survey carried out, to import or export the aircraft between different aviation registers or transfer of the aircraft to a different location worldwide, our aviation experts have the knowledge.

With experience of moving aircraft by land, sea and air freight to most continents of the world, there are not many situations our staff have not come up against. From the easier moves to North America to the more complex and rare moves like Oman, UK Aviation Services personnel have done it.

If you would like help or advice with the import or export of an aircraft, please feel free to contact us.