CAA Documentation & Application Process

CAA Standard Permission Application

When you apply to the Civil Aviation Authority for a Permission for Commercial Operations various bits of paperwork need to be submitted, this can all be submitted in electronic format via the CAA’s online application process. All students must make their own application direct to the CAA.

Payment must be completed online and you can pay via debit / credit card before submitting your application.

The following documents are required by the CAA to support your online application:

Please click the link to begin your online PfCO application: https://apply.caa.co.uk/CAAPortal/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=UAS

How to ensure your PfCO Application includes all of the required information

The CAA’s new application process features “rejection rules” that indicate any required changes, should your application not be approved for any reason. Should this occur, you will need to submit a new application with the changes, which also includes paying the accompanying charges a second time.

To prevent your application from being rejected, the CAA has comprised a list of Reasons and Preventions (see below). Please ensure you read through these carefully and adhere to the requirements.

If you have any questions about the PfCO application process that are not covered in the above guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact our training team on 0330 111 8800 or info@upliftdrones.com.

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