Pilot owner is a person who owns or jointly owns the aircraft which he maintains and holds a valid pilot licence with the appropriate type or class rating. Pilot owner may perform maintenance of an aircraft of a simple design with maximum take-off mass of 2730 kg, and of gliders and balloons.
Pilot owner performed maintenance shall be specifically defined and limited in the approved aircraft maintenance programme.
Aircraft maintenance by pilot-owner is subject to application of:
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 of 26 November 2014 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel involved in these tasks (OJ L 362, 17.12.2014.)