• Pre-requisites

    If the experience has been gained in an EASA 145 Maintenance Organisation but an overseas company, original logbooks/worksheets and examination certificates will be required. 

    You will be required to demonstrate by examination a level of knowledge in the appropriate subject modules in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, Annex III, Appendix I. The examinations should be conducted either by an approved Part 147 training organisation appropriately approved in accordance with Annex IV (Part-147) or by the competent authority.

    You must provide the following amount of practical maintenance experience gained within an EASA 145 Maintenance Organisation in the form of logbooks / worksheets signed by the appropriate signatory.

    • 3 years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft, if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training;
      or
    • 2 years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of training considered relevant by the competent authority as a skilled worker, in a technical trade;
      or
    • 1 year of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of an approved Part 147 basic training course.

    • 5 years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training.
    • 3 years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of training considered relevant by the competent authority as a skilled worker, in a technical trade;
      or
    • 2 years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of an approved Part 147 basic training course.
  • The above experience requirement should be practical involving a representative cross section of maintenance tasks on operating aircraft specific to the category to be applied for.

    You must complete any training course, basic knowledge examinations and relevant practical maintenance experience within the 10 years preceding the application for an Aircraft Maintenance Licence.

    The recommendation document will need to be completed by a Quality Manager or the immediate senior person within the Quality Department of your current employer, or the organisation where the experience is gained.

    NB: If you are applying for a change of name and or nationality you will be required to supply evidence in support of your request, e.g. change of name deed poll/marriage certificate/valid passport.

  • How much does it cost?

    • £315.00 per Category/Sub-Category applied for.

    If you are applying for any other additional services the appropriate fee will also apply.

    An additional fee will be payable if you wish your documents to be returned by secure courier.

    Full details are available in the current Scheme of Charges (Personnel licensing).

    Refunds – rejected or withdrawn applications

    There have been a number of applications received from AML applicants applying for issue of an AML or for additional privileges to be added to an existing AML which have been rejected by the CAA due to, for example, lack of experience criteria. This has resulted in the CAA refunding 100% of the application charge paid even though CAA time has been incurred to review the application in order to reach the rejection decision.

    The CAA is required to recover its costs from those that have caused those costs to be incurred. Therefore, for applications received from 15 September 2016, the CAA will deduct £170 to recover the average costs of its application review, in respect of those applications that the CAA has rejected or where the applicant has withdrawn his/her application before the CAA has completed its review.

    This deduction is associated with applications in respect of AML activities under the UK Official Record Series 5 No. 310, Personnel Licensing Scheme of Charges, para. 13.1 table 58 refs. a, c, i, d and/or e. This action is in line with the CAA Charges Waiver and Refund Policy from 1 September 2016.

  • Same day services

    Same day, special delivery and other customised services are available at an additional cost. This service is on request, which should be made at the time of initial application. Documents are worked to a same day turnaround from receipt of customer request by 11:00 to completion of the processing of the application by 16:30 on the same working day. The customer will be able to collect the documents by 16:30 on the same day or the documents shall be sent by Royal Mail special delivery, where this is included in the service.

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    How long is it valid for?

    • The EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
  • To ensure you complete your application correctly, please refer to the following associated rules, regulations and forms to help you with your application: 

     

    • Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19)
    • Certified true copy of your valid passport, EAA/EU National Identity Card or full Photographic Driving Licence certified by your Quality Manager.
    • Certified true copies or originals of the appropriate Exam Certificates completed for the category/sub-category applied for certified by your Quality Manager.
    • Certified true copy or originals of EASA approved Part 147 Basic Training Course Certificate (if claiming a reduction on the experience requirement) certified by your Quality Manager
    • Certified true copies or originals of the logbook/worksheets showing the evidence of the practical maintenance experience gained, certified by your Quality Manager.
    • Certified true copies or original documents of the required National Aviation Authority documents.
    • The Recommendation attachment ensuring that it has been completed by your Quality Manager in support of your application.
    • If applying for change of name and or nationality a certified true copy by your Quality Manager of the supporting document e.g. your valid passport/change of name deed poll/marriage certificate.
  • Once all of the requirements have been met, please complete:

    • The assessment of your application is completed by a Licensing Assistant or Officer
    • Following an acceptable assessment the Licence is then processed, signed and dispatched to the individual.
    • We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending for 30 working days awaiting any additional documentation to be submitted.
    • A refund fee may be charged if the assessment results in the rejection of your application.  This will also be applied if you choose to cancel your application.