Airworthiness & Maintenance Procedures (AMP)

Airworthiness Maintenance Procedures (AMPs) are used to control airworthiness issues and are made available through this webpage.  AMPs are kept under strict revision control with the master file being retained at the BGA office.  The publications listed below include an effective date from which the version applies. Do not use earlier versions that may have been saved or printed for reference.

Specific AMPs

Please note that these are being updated on an opportunity basis to reflect changes following EU-Exit.

‘A’ Conditions – non Part 21 (2-4)

ARC renewal Part 21 aircraft (2-11)

Battery maintenance and testing (4-9)

Buying and selling an aircraft, including import and export (3-8)

Complex maintenance (2-13)

Composite structure maintenance (4-5)

C of A renewal – non Part 21 glider (3-2)

CS-STAN (2-7)

Customisation of maintenance programmes and AD recording (2-14)

Engineering Occurrence Reporting

Flight testing CAA aircraft – refers to CAP 1038 (2-3)

Flying control cables (4-7)

Homebuilt sailplane design (3-4)

Independent / duplicate inspections of critical tasks

Inspector authorisation and ratings

Inspector disciplinary guidance and procedure

Logbooks (2-8)

Maintenance certification (3-5)

Maintenance of oxygen systems (4-11)

Metal structures (4-6)

M3 maintenance facilities (2-2)

M3 approval application (2-6)

Modification of non-Part 21 gliders (3-3)

Motor glider and tug airworthiness procedures (2-5)

Motor glider engine inspection and repair (2-16)

Motor glider restoration – non-Part 21 (2-10)

NARC renewal – non Part 21 (2-12)

Parts and materials Part 21 aeroplanes and sailplanes including powered sailplanes (2-15)

Pilot owner maintenance (2-1)

Post incident inspections

Registration and marking of gliders (3-7)

Seat harnesses

Self-Declared Maintenance Programme

Trailer maintenance

Transponder maintenance (v1 Feb 18)

Weight and balance – tug and SLMG

Weight and balance – gliders (4-1)

Welding approval (1-2)

Wooden structures (4-4)

Approved methods, techniques and practices

Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices – Aircraft Inspection and Repair FAA AC43.13-1B

Standard repairs to gliders – Foreward and contents

Equipment Installation and Maintenance Manuals

Several components attached to sailplanes and other aircraft need regular overhaul. These components are classified as ‘equipment’ as they are not made by the aircraft manufacturer and have their own separate EASA approval. All equipment fitted to a sailplane, such as radios, transponders, engines, propellers, and release hooks are issued new with an installation/maintenance manual. These manuals should be used when installing and maintaining the equipment. Any owner who needs an equipment installation and maintenance manual should check the manufacturers website for details. The manuals should be kept in the aircraft maintenance file/records along with the aircraft maintenance manual.


Airworthiness forms are available here

Weighing Programme

Weight and Balance Calculation Programme