Airworthiness of aircraft registered overseas and resident in the UK.
Article 17(2) of Regulation (EU) 996/2010, concerning the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation, states:
‘A safety investigation authority may also issue safety recommendations on the basis of studies or analysis of a series of investigations or other activities conducted in accordance with Article 4(4).’
Since 2008, the AAIB investigations of several general aviation (GA) fatal accidents involving aircraft registered overseas revealed common airworthiness issues. A safety study was initiated by the AAIB to determine if these issues were associated with aircraft not registered in the UK, but resident and operated within it.