ARC Renewal

Renewing the Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC)

From March 2008, non-expiring Certificates of Airworthiness are issued by the IAA. Each year an Airworthiness Review Certificate will be issued on successful completion of the renewal process. The IGSA does not operate in the Controlled Environment; therefore ARCs cannot be extended but a new one is issued instead. ARCs may only be issued in conjunction with an Annual Inspection.

ARC Renewal process

  • An application for an ARC renewal in conjunction with an Annual Inspection can be made up to 90 days prior to the expiry of the current ARC
  • Procedure takes up to 4 weeks
  • Complete the Work Order in Form 200
  • An Airworthiness Review Officer (ARO) will preform an Airworthiness Review and, if satisfied, will issue an ARC
  • If an SDMP is in use, the SDMP will be reviewed by the Airworthiness Review Officer. Amendment of the SDMP may be required before the ARC can be signed.

Full details of the procedures are available in the IGSA Airworthiness Procedures Briefing Note.

Changing the date of an ARC renewal

  • An ARC can be applied for only at the time of an Annual Inspection. The existing ARC will be cancelled and a new one issued with the new expiry date. Note, no refund of the fee or any portion thereof will be entertained.
  • Alternatively the renewal can be delayed following the expiry of an ARC. Naturally the aircraft must not be flown during this delay period.