Annual Review Service

(Standard) Permission for Commercial Operations

  • 10 days
  • Current Permission Holder

Annual Review Service – Standard PfCO

Permissions are valid for up to 12 months and are subject to an annual renewal by the CAA.  They can be extended for further periods (renewed) during the validity period. When making an application, the meaning of the term ‘renewal’ on the application form is as follows:

‘Renewal’ means an application to extend the validity of an existing Permission, Exemption or other operational authorisation, where there is no change being requested for the class of UAS being used, the operational conditions, or the terms of the current approval. – UK CAA

Please be aware that this can be completed by the operator, without assistance from their NQE. However, if this is simply not possible OR if the operator prefers for their renewal application to be subject to a thorough review prior to submitting it to the CAA, we offer our paid renewal service to increase the likelihood of first-time approval.

Uplift’s annual review service provides expert guidance to give you the best chance of approval from the CAA.

You will need to provide us with the following documents:

  • Updated Flight Logs
  • Proof of valid Insurance
  • Updated Operations Manual

Please note your Operations Manual must include the following:

  • Photograph of your aircraft(s)
  • Must be in line with ANO 2016 and Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2019 standards. Guidance can be found here.

How to Apply

Once your updated Operations Manual has been signed off by our training team, your renewal application can be made directly via the CAA’s new online application system for Standard Permissions to operate unmanned aircraft systems:

https://apply.caa.co.uk/CAAPortal/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=UAS

The CAA’s renewal application fee is not included in this service. Please check the CAA Scheme of Charges (General Aviation) for confirmation of this cost.


If you would like any further information about this service, please contact our expert training team on 0330 111 8800 or you can submit your query below.


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