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Does the expiry of the mandatory insurance policy affect the validity of Airworthiness Review Certificate or Permit to Fly?

No, expiry of the mandatory insurance policy does not affect the validity of the ARC or PoF, but aircraft owner /operator must request new insurance policy, in accordance with the Compulsory Traffic Insurance Act (Official Gazette 151/05, 36/09, 75/09, 76/13) before the next flight and renew it as long as the aircraft is in operation.

How do I know does the aircraft I intend to buy meet the requirements to be entered into the Croatian Register?

Certified aircraft may be entered into Croatian Register of Civil Aircraft if it has been certified or recognized by EASA. These aircraft are usually referred to as 'EASA aircraft'. List of EASA aircraft may be found on the EASA website. Links are customized according to certification codes and according to place of production (EU and non-EU). In order to be registered, aircraft has to comply with airworthiness certification requirements and hold insurance certificate issued in accordance to Croatian insurance regulations.

Do I have to submit airworthiness review application to CCAA in case of an aircraft imported from EU member state?

If aircraft being imported from EU member state already holds Airworthiness Review Certificate, there is no need to repeat the procedure. However, CCAA shall inspect the aircraft in order to identify it and its parts, to verify the compliance with national requirements and display on national and registration marks.

In what cases do I need Export Certificate of Airworthiness for aircraft imported to Croatia?

Export Certificate of Airworthiness is needed for aircraft imported to Croatia from non-EU member state.

How do I know whether the non-certified aircraft I intend to buy can be entered into Croatian Register?

Non-EASA certified Aircraft may be entered into Croatian Register of Civil Aircraft if they belong to one of the aircraft categories listed in Annex II Regulation (EC) 216/2008 of European Parliament and of Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency (OJ L 79, 19.3.2008).

These aircraft are usually referred to as “Annex II aircraft”. List of Annex II Aircraft which, according to EASA, is not complete and updated may be found on EASA website, Types of aircraft under Annex II are not EASA aircraft and they fall under the application of national legislation.

What are the requirements for registration of Annex II aircraft in the Croatian Register?

For Annex II aircraft to be entered into Croatian Register of Civil Aircraft, it has to comply with the Permit to Fly requirements, Certificate of Airworthiness requirements and other relevant national regulations. Requirements and procedures for specific categories of Annex II aircraft are stipulated in the Ordinance on design, acceptance, construction and maintenance of aircraft that are not within the EASA competence (Official Gazette 40/12) and the referred regulation: Ordinance on conditions and means of hang glider and paraglider use (Official Gazette 58/11).

What are ultralight aircraft?

Ultralight aircraft are ultralight aeroplanes, ultralight helicopters and powered parachutes as defined in the category (e) in the Annex II Regulation (EC) 216/2008 European Parliament and of Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency (OJ L 79, 19.3.2008).

Considering that on the basis of Ordinance on design, acceptance, construction and maintenance of non - EASA aircraft (Official Gazette 40/12) gyroplanes of up to 560kg of mass defined in category (F) of the Annex II Regulation (EC) 216/2008 are treated in the same way, they are also referred to as ultralight aircraft in Croatia

Does the ultralight aircraft have to be in the list of accepted ULA in Croatia to be registered in the Croatian Register of Civil Aircraft?

For a serially produced ultralight aircraft to be registered in the Croatian register, it has to be included in the List of accepted types of ultralight aircraft (ULA) in Croatia . Only aircraft that comply with requirements of Ordinance on design, acceptance, construction and maintenance of non-EASA aircraft (Official Gazette 40/12)) may be included in the list.

Amateur building of ultralight aircraft is done in accordance with the provision of the afore-mentioned ordinance that refer to amateur built aircraft.

What is the procedure for inclusion of specific type/model on the list of accepted types of ULA in Croatia?

The procedure is conducted according to the provisions from PART SIX – ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT, ULTRALIGHT HELICOPTER AND POWERED PARACHUTES, Head 4 – ULA acceptance of the Ordinance on design, acceptance, construction and maintenance of non-EASA aircraft (Official Gazette 40/12).

If an aircraft type/model has been previously certified or accepted in another country, under conditions equal to those from the ordinance, the aircraft then may be accepted according to article 116, paragraph 2. Application for listing of aircraft type/model on the list has to be submitted to the CCAA by the aircraft manufactured, together with all the evidence as stipulated in the Ordinance.

What are the Croatian national continuing airworthiness requirements?

National continuing airworthiness requirements are published on the CCAA’s website as aviation safety orders (ASO). Currently enforceable ASOs are:

Air Safety Order - ASO -2009-002-Rev.3 - Obligation of compliance with applicable Airworthiness directives issued by EASA

Air Safety Order - ASO -2009-004- Inspection requirements for aircraft and aircraft components and their service limits...

Air Safety Order - ASO -2010-001- Material Testing Requirements excluding destruction, welding

Air Safety Order - ASO -2010-013- Instruction to Croatian aircraft operators in regard to the routine readout and maintenance of Flight Data Recorders (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR), preservation of recorded data and information

What is the difference between Certificate of Airworthiness and Airworthiness Review Certificate?

Certificate of Airworthiness shows the compliance of aircraft with type certificate and national regulations. CofA is issued when aircraft is entered into Croatian Register for unlimited period of time.

Airworthiness review certificate (ARC) is issued immediately after the airworthiness inspection check and is normally valid for a year. In an aircraft has remained in the controlled environment and the maintenance managed by Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation for a year, ARC may be extended twice each for a 1 at a time.

Does the maintenance organisation need to have and use applicable and updated maintenance data?

Organisation for maintenance of aircraft and aircraft component, approved in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003 of 20 November 2003 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisation and personnel involved in these tasks (SL L 315 28.11.2003) must at least have and use maintenance data as stipulated in the AMC 145.A.45(b).

Furthermore, to meet the requirement from the AMC 145.A.45(b), the organisation also has to define appropriate procedure through Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE).

What type of insurance policy does the aircraft owner/operator have to hold?

Aircraft owner/operator must hold mandatory insurance policy, concluded according with the Compulsory Traffic Insurance Act (Official Gazette 151/05, 36/09, 75/09, 76/13) and with the Regulation (EC) No 785/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators, (SL L 138, 30.04.2004), and its amendments Regulation (EC) 1137/2008 (SL L 311, 21.11.2008) and Regulation (EU) 285/2010 (SL L 87, 07.04.2010).

What insurance company is authorized for provision of mandatory insurance services in Croatia?

Those companies which are, according to the Insurance Act (Official Gazette 151/05, 87/08, 82/09, 54/13), authorized by the supervisory body (Croatian financial services supervisory agency – HANFA) to provide insurance service or companies from EU and EEA member states whose business in Croatian, according to afore-mentioned ACR, has been notified to the HANFA.

The list of companies may be found on the link: http://www.hanfa.hr/HR/nav/221/notifikacija-iz-drzava-clanica-eu---osiguranja.html

Does the aircraft owner have to notify CCAA about the mandatory insurance expiry?

No.

Does the expiry of the mandatory insurance policy affect the validity of Airworthiness Review Certificate or Permit to Fly?

No, expiry of the mandatory insurance policy does not affect the validity of the ARC or PoF, but aircraft owner /operator must request new insurance policy, in accordance with the Compulsory Traffic Insurance Act (Official Gazette 151/05, 36/09, 75/09, 76/13) before the next flight and renew it as long as the aircraft is in operation.