Notes on aircraft information
Notes on aircraft information

Last updated 13/1/14

 

General note: the information provided on the 'my aircraft data' pages is for guidance only. In general, the information should be accurate, but as the system is new, there may be some data that has yet to catch up - we are working on trying to make sure the historic data held on the database is as complete as possible. As a result, there may be some items where the status isn't quite what you expect. If you're concerned about the status of something listed, please email engineering@laa.uk.com with your name, aircraft registration and a description of the issue. It may take us a while to investigate your concern, so please leave at least a couple of weeks for us to check it out.

 

 

At the top of the page are the registrations of all the aircraft that we have associated with your membership number, whether as owner or co-owner. The currently displayed aircraft is in black text. If available, click on the other registrations to see details of those aircraft.

 

Note that if your membership has lapsed, you won't be able to see your aircraft data.

 

General information

Type: this is the type name and should correspond with the type name on the CAA's register and the Permit to Fly.

 

Class: the general class that the aircraft is registered as. Note that 'Group A' is the old name for what is currently referred to on licences, etc, as 'SSEA'. 'FB microlight' denotes a factory-built microlight; 'SLMG' denotes a self-launching motor glider.

 

Constructor: for amateur-built aircraft, this is the name of the builder(s) who originally constructed the aircraft; for factory-built aircraft, this is the name of the manufacturer.

 

TADS Issue: if a TADS is available for the aircraft type, this shows the current TADS issue number. Clicking on the number will bring up a copy of the TADS in another browser tab.

 

LAA s/n: this is the LAA or PFA serial number for amateur-built aircraft. For factory-built or imported aircraft there will be no LAA serial number but it will have a 'Constructor's number' instead (and this is then the 'serial number' for that aircraft).

 

Constructor's no.: If the aircraft is an import or factory-built aircraft, it will have a constructor's number instead of a LAA searial number.

 

Aircraft status: For aircraft that have a Permit to Fly, this will show the status of the aircraft or the status of the current Permit Revalidation application. For aircraft that haven't yet received a Permit to Fly (e.g. aircraft build or import projects), you can keep track of where the aircraft is in the process. The possible statuses, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

 

Abandoned The owner has informed us that the project has been abandoned.
Application awaiting review The project application (build completion, import or transfer) has been received and is awaiting the attention of an engineer. This status and date usually appear on the same day that the application was received in the office.
Application under review An engineer is reviewing the application (this may involve further research by the engineer).
Awaiting applicant response The reviewing engineer has written to the applicant requesting further information or tests.
Awaiting permit This status is being phased out, but indicates that the project application has been received but a Permit to Fly has not yet been issued (it could indicate any of the following statuses: 'application awaiting review', 'applicaiton under review', 'awaiting applicant response', 'awaiting permit from CAA' or 'on flight test').
Awaiting permit from CAA The application for a Permit to Fly has been sent to the CAA, but the Permit has not yet been received back.
CofA/CAA permit The aircraft has been transferred to a CAA administered Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly.
Damaged The aircraft has been reported as damaged.
Destroyed The aircraft has been reported as destroyed.
Import HB pending The owner has notified us that he/she intends to register an imported homebuilt aircraft with the LAA (project application not yet received).
In-permit The aircraft has a Permit to Fly with a valid Certificate of Validity.
No current activity There has been no activity recorded (by the LAA) for at least 5 years.
No-status-set This status is being phased out - if you find your aircraft has this status, please contact us.
On flight test The aircraft has been issued a Permit Flight Release Certificate to enable it to be test flown at the end of the project completion process (this status is not used for aircraft already with an LAA Permit when testing modifications and repairs).
On rebuild The owner has notified us that that the aircraft is undergoing a rebuild.
Permit expired The aircraft has a Permit to Fly but the Certificate of Validity has expired.
Permit withdrawn The CAA has withdrawn the aircraft's Permit to Fly.
Project The aircraft is currently being built.
Response awaiting review A response to a query has been received by LAA and is awaiting review.
Sold abroad The aircraft has been sold abroad.
Transfer pending The owner has notified us that he/she intends to transfer the aircraft from a CAA administered Certificate of Airworthiness or Permit to Fly to the LAA (project application not yet received).
WFU The CAA have advised us that the aircraft has been permanently withdrawn from use.

 

Permit expires: if the aircraft has a Permit to Fly, this shows the expiry date of the most recent Certificate of Validity.

 

 

Powerplant

Note that these items are for information only: the aircraft's Permit to Fly document shows which engine and propellers are approved for that aircraft. If an aircraft has been fitted with a propeller on the PTL/1 (Propeller Type List) for that particular type, then the database won't necessarily reflect the correst propeller.

 

Engine: this is the engine that we have listed as being fitted to the aircraft.

 

Prop1 to Prop4: these are the propellers that are listed as being fitted to the aircraft. Note that these lines are not shown if they're empty.

 

Rotor: for gyroplanes only.

 

 

Work records

Note that 'work records' don't have an associated status: for 'First issues' and 'Permit revalidations', the aircraft's status in the 'general' section denotes the status of the project/application.

 

For 'permit revalidation records', if the 'completed' date is not entered the same day as the 'received' date it generally means there is a query regarding the application and the applicant will be contacted shortly. Note that sometimes applications will not be 'completed' the same day as being received due to staff absences or occasional high workload during peak season (April to September). The 'received' date is entered after the morning post has been opened and the day's applications entered (usually by late morning). Completed applications will usually have their 'completed' dates entered by the end of the working day.

 

On a first issue record, the 'date completed' is the date that the application was sent to the CAA. It doesn't mean that the aircraft is cleared for flight as the Permit to Fly has not yet been issued.

 

 

Modifications and repairs

The status of a modification or repair can be any of the following:

 

Abandoned The applicant has informed us that the application has been abandoned.
Accepted The modification or repair has been accepted and signed off.
Application awaiting review The application has been received and is awaiting the attention of an engineer.
Application under review An engineer is reviewing the application (this may involve further research by the engineer).
Awaiting applicant response The reviewing engineer has written to the applicant requesting further information or tests.
Awaiting permit from CAA Where the 'modification' is a change of category (e.g. changing from a microlight to a 'Group A'), then we need to send an application to the CAA for a new Permit to Fly. This status indicates that the application has been made and we're waiting for the permit to be returned to us.
Awaiting project completion The application is complete except for verification of the modification or repair at the flight test phase once the aircraft project is complete.
Data transfer outstanding This 'non-status' is being phased out as we interact with applications, to be replaced with a more descriptive status in due course.
On-hold The applicant has informed us that the application is on hold until further notice (if the aircraft is flying, the modification is not fitted or has been disabled in an agreed way).
On flight test A Permit Flight Release Certificate has been issued to the applicant to allow flight testing to take place.
Print The modification/repair approval certificate has been printed out for final approval (note that the modification or repair is not approved at this stage).
Rejected The application has not been deemed acceptable or appropriate by LAA Engineering and the applicant informed.
Response awaiting review A response to a query has been received by LAA and is awaiting review.