Airworthiness and Maintenance
Airworthiness and maintenance support for BGA clubs and their members
To support clubs and their members, the BGA provides an airworthiness management and maintenance organisation that holds a CAA Combined Airworthiness Organisation (CAO) approval as well as BCAR national approvals. The approvals are underpinned by the Exposition and other technical information.
This area of the web site provides information and supporting documents to assist with airworthiness and maintenance. The content is broken into several key areas linked below. Click on the headings to go to a new page.
- Part 21 sailplanes including powered sailplanes including TMGs
- Part 21 aeroplanes
- Non-Part 21 gliders
- What happens to information sent to the BGA office
- Where to send completed ARC paperwork
- Manufacturers airworthiness instructions
- BGA compendium
- BGA airworthiness instructions
- Specific AMPs
- Approved methods, techniques and practices
- Equipment installation and maintenance manuals
- Weighing programme
Find an inspector
To be put in touch with a BGA inspector in a particular postcode area, please contact the BGA office. Please ensure that you have the relevant postcode information available before getting in touch.
Chief Technical Officer
The BGA Chief Technical Officer is employed by the BGA to provide support to the BGA airworthiness system, owners and BGA inspectors. The CTO can be contacted via the BGA office.
A volunteer Technical sub-Committee, appointed by and reporting to the BGA Executive Committee, provides policy guidance as well as expert opinion and practical aeronautical engineering input. The technical committee can be contacted via the BGA office.