Contractor Flying Approved Organization Scheme (CFAOS)

Information about the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) contractor Flying Approved Organization Scheme (CFAOS).


CFAOS frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Guidance for CFAOS application

CFAOS compliance matrix

CFAOS form 2

CFAOS form 4

CFAOS operations manual template

CFAOS contractor flying organisation exposition (CFOE) template


The Contractor Flying Approved Organizations Scheme (CFAOS) is the mechanism by which competence of defence contractor flying organisations is assured in accordance with Regulatory Article (RA) 1028.

A defence contractor flying organisations should be an approved organisation in accordance with RA 2501.

Please note: any specimen documents prepared by the MAA are for the guidance of those organisations applying for the Contractor Flying Approved Organizations Scheme (CFAOS). It is the applicant organisations responsibility to ensure evidence submitted in support of their application is to the latest MAA Regulatory Publication.

A list of Approved Organisations within the scheme can be found here.

For further information please contact the CFAOS team:

MAA Oversight and Approvals
Juniper 0 # 5004
Abbey Wood North
BS34 8QW


Published 19 November 2014
Last updated 9 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. CFAOS operations manual and CFAOS compliance matrix have been updated.
  2. CFAOS Operations Manual updated.
  3. Updated attachments: CFAOS operations manual, Guidance for CFAOS application, CFAOS Compliance Matrix, CFAOS FAQs, CFAOS Template, CFAOS Form 2 and CFAOS Form 4
  4. CFAOS FAQs, Compliance Matrix, Guidance for Approval, Form 2 and Form 4 have all been updated
  5. link added to the list of MAA approved organisations
  6. New versions of the CFAOS compliance matrix (version 13), operations manual (version 12) and CFOE template (version 5) have been published.
  7. New versions of the CFAOS compliance matrix (version 12) and operations manual (version 11) have been published.
  8. New versions of the CFAOS compliance matrix (version 11) and operations manual (version 10) have been published.
  9. New versions of the CFAOS compliance matrix (version 10) and operations manual (version 9) have been published.
  10. New versions of the CFAOS compliance matrix (version 9), operations manual (version 8) and CFOE template (version 4) have been published.
  11. The CFAOS compliance matrix has been updated to version 8 and the CFAOS operations manual template has been updated to version 7.
  12. The CFAOS compliance matrix, guidance for CFAOS application, CFAOS CFOE template, CFAOS operations manual template and CFAOS FAQ have been updated.
  13. CFAOS compliance matrix and CFAOS operations manual template updated.
  14. New versions of the CFAOS Compliance Matrix (version 5), Operations Manual (version 4) and CFOE Template (version 2) have been published.
  15. First published.