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Before commencing a flight, the copilot checks the aircraft documentation and notices that there is only a copy of the aircraft certificate of registration on board. Is this sufficient for dispatch?

  • A

    YES, it is not advisable to carry originals onboard as they may get stolen/lost.

  • B

    YES, an original can get detained at the airport.

  • C
    NO, original must be on board.
  • D
    YES, a copy is sufficient.

European commercial air transport operators must make sure that the following documents are carried onboard: (Aircraft and Operator certificates)

  • Certificate of registration (original)
  • Certificate of airworthiness (original)
  • Noise certificate
  • Air operator certificate (certified true copy)
  • Operations specification, if applicable
  • Aircraft radio licence (original)
  • Third party liability insurance certificate

EASA AIR OPS
CAT.GEN.MPA.180 Documents, manuals and information to be carried

(a) The following documents, manuals and information shall be carried on each flight, as originals or copies unless otherwise specified:

(1) the aircraft flight manual (AFM), or equivalent document(s);
(2) the original certificate of registration;
(3) the original certificate of airworthiness (CofA); (...)

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