Whether you are purchasing your first aircraft, or have a fleet of private aeroplanes to your name, you will most likely have come across the term airworthiness. Below we explore exactly what this term means and what impact it can have.

What does airworthiness mean?

Put simply, airworthiness is the term used to describe if an aircraft is suitable to complete safe journeys. A certificate of airworthiness is required from a national aviation authority if you wish your aircraft to operate commercially. If you are awarded an airworthiness certificate, regular maintenance must be completed to maintain the validity of the certificate.

Why is airworthiness important?

An airworthiness certificate proves the safety of an aircraft. Whether you are looking to sell your aircraft or provide commercial transport services, without an airworthiness certificate, potential buyers or customers will view your aircraft as unsafe and take their business elsewhere.

Who is responsible for keeping an aircraft in an airworthy condition?

The owner/operator of an aircraft is responsible for ensuring an aircraft reaches and stays in an airworthy condition, this includes being compliant with all national and international regulations of the locations where it wishes to fly. Rather than having to manage airworthiness personally, as it can be a time-consuming and complex task, an aircraft owner can enlist third-party aircraft management companies or a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) to help achieve and maintain an airworthiness status.

Contact Excellence Aviation Services

At Excellence Aviation Services, we are a private aircraft management CAMO who can consistently keep your aircraft in an airworthy state and ensure you are compliant with all relevant regulations, such as EASA regulations. To find out more about our aircraft management services, or what CAMO is in general, contact us today!