Aircraft Ferry Flights

by Chris
(Los Angeles)

What are the main differences between a ferry flight under FAA and EASA regulations?

The requirements for ferrying an aircraft under the FAA and EASA regulations are basically the same.

The FAA issues a "Special Flight Permit" and EASA issues a "Permit to Fly." Certain limitations may be imposed depending on the purpose of the flight.

They can be issued when an aircraft does not meet certain airworthiness requirements as outlined in the regulations but is safe to make a flight to a place where repairs or other requirements can be carried out.

These permits are issued on a case by case basis and both the FAA and EASA must make a determination that the aircraft is safe for the intended flight.

The forms used to make application, and the permits themselves are different as you would expect.

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