Add Category C privileges to an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence

How to apply

Description


The addition of the Category C onto the Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence permits the holder to issue Certificate(s) of Release to service following base maintenance on aircraft.

Who can apply

You must hold a type rated existing Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence and have been exercising Category B1/B2 privileges for 3 years or more. 

Pre-Requisites


  • You will be required to provide an EASA approved Part 145 company maintenance authorisation on a type endorsed on the Part 66 Licence held for a minimum of 3 years.

For Category C with respect to large aircraft:

3 years of experience exercising category B1.1, B1.3 or B2 privileges on large aircraft
or
5 years experience of exercising category B1.2 or B1.4 privileges on large aircraft.

For Category C with respect to other than large aircraft:

3 years of experience exercising category B1 or B2 privileges on other than large aircraft

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.

Cost


  • The current fee for this service is £131.00 

The above service will also incur a Rolling Renewal fee. To calculate this fee you will need to have the expiry date of your current Licence to hand when completing the online application form. The expiry date is normally found on page 6 of 8 of your current Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence, depending on the size of your Licence.

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:

  • £6.00 (UK)
  • £14.00 (European)
  • £22.00 (Overseas)

Please see the Scheme of Charges for full details.

Processing time (On receipt of all required information)


We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from date of receipt.

Incomplete applications are not subject to the 10 working day turnaround time until all application requirements are met.

Validity period


The EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

Associated Rules, Regulations and Forms


You will need to provide


  • 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 copy of your current Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence which has been certified by your Quality Manager.
  • Certified true copy of your company authorisation to support 3 years of exercising the privileges of the B1/B2 Licence holder which has been certified by your Quality Manager.
  • 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.

Note - The CAA does have the right to request the return of the original Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence at any point of your application.

How to apply


Once all of the requirements have been met, the Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19) should be submitted online with the requested documents scanned, or they can be delivered in person or posted to the address at the bottom of the page.

What to expect


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 you.

We will contact you if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending while any additional requirements are met.

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.

Contact us


eldweb@caa.co.uk

Licensing Department
CAA
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
Gatwick
RH6 0YR