Leasing

I. Lease agreement between operators conducting specialised operations or high risk specialised operations:

The legal basis for the approval of the wet lease agreement of an aircraft from a third country operator or dry lease in of an aircraft registered in third country is, in the case of specialised operations and high risk specialised operations, are ARO.OPS.155 and ORO.SPO.155 of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 of 5 October 2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ 2012.296.1).

Polish operator conducting specialized operations and high risk specialised operations is obligated to obtain prior approval of the lease agreement from the CAA President in the following situations:
1) each lease in of an aircraft with a crew from the operator of a third country;
2) each lease in of an aircraft without a crew registered in a third country.

Lease agreement between EU operators of the aircraft registered in EU Member States are not the subjects of a prior approval.

II. Lease agreements between operators conducting passenger or cargo transportation:

The legal basis for the approval of the lease agreement of an aircraft from or to EU and non EU operator, in the case of passenger and cargo transportation, are ORO.AOC.110 and ARO.OPS.110 of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012.

Polish operator conducting transport of the passengers or cargo is obligated to obtain prior approval of the lease agreement from the CAA President in the following situation:
1) each lease in (regardless of the form) of an aircraft belonging to other air carrier (wet lease in, dry lease in).
2) lease out of an aircraft without a crew to other air carrier (dry lease-out);

Polish operator leased out one of his aircraft with a crew to another air carrier (wet lease out) is obligated to prior notification to CAA President of this fact. Polish air carrier is the operator of the aircraft and all the operations must comply with his AOC.

III. Application:

In order to standardize rules for evaluating the approval of the lease agreements following form have been worked out:

  • form no ULC-LEASE-01 – for approval of lease of an aircraft from / to air carrier operator;
  • form no ULC-LEASE-02 – for approval of lease of an aircraft from operator conducting specialised operations or high risk specialised operations;
  • form no AN-lease-01 – form for a comparative analysis of regulations for approval of lease of an aircraft from third country air carrier operator;
  • form no AN-lease-02 – form for a comparative analysis of regulations for approval of lease of an aircraft from operator conducting specialised operations or high risk specialised operations.


To enable CAA President of earnestly evaluation of a lessor and an aircraft covered by the agreement, Polish operator shall apply with above mentioned applications forms (in accordance with the exercised activities) and attachments listed in information parts of the above forms.

Documents should be sent on:

  • CAA of Poland address i.e. Urząd Lotnictwa Cywilnego, ul. Marcina Flisa 2, 02-247 Warszawa, Polska; or
  • e-mail address: upo@ulc.gov.pl.

NOTICE: to send documents on e-mail address upo@ulc.gov.pl, you should:
1) register Your company on the website: https://epuap.gov.pl/wps/portal;

2) have qualified electronic signature, in accordance with the Act of implementation of IT solutions of February 2, 2005.

Sending massages that do not contain an electronic signature, and without previous registration on the above mentioned website, are rejected by the system, and therefore are not considered.

IV. Flight fee

Flight fee for approval of the lease agreement shall be determined on the basis of the Notice of the Minister of Infrastructure of February 8, 2018, the rates of air fares in 2018 (OJ 2018.193) and charge is 1 068 PLN (table 1, part III subpart 3.13 point 7).

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