Apply to Remove Limitations from Type Ratings held on an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence

How to apply

Description


A new EASA Part 66 Licence is issued and any Type Ratings on the Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence will have the appropriate exclusions from the certification privileges lifted.

Who can apply

You must hold a current and valid Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence with the relevant unrestricted Basic Category / Sub-Category on your licence.

Pre-Requisites


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

If your experience has been gained outside an EASA 145 Maintenance Organisation then you will be unable to proceed with your application at this present time. If you require more information or guidance on what to do next please email eldweb@caa.co.uk

You must ensure the relevant Basic Category/Sub-Category does not hold any of the limitations that you wish to be removed from type(s) applied for, you are unable to lift any limitations from type rating(s) if the Basic Category/Sub-Category holds the same restrictions.

If the type requires type training then evidence of completing the appropriately approved JAR / Part 147 course, the Certificate of Recognition will be required which can cover theoretical and practical elements.

If the type requires type examination we can assess the experience submitted without evidence of any course being completed.

Currently for the removal of limitations from type rating(s) we can accept both JAR and Part 147 Certificates of Recognition.

If the practical element is not completed at an approved Part 147 training organisation or completed at an approved UK Part 145 maintenance organisation, then the practical experience should be gained within an approved EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation which can be considered for the removal of limitations from type rating(s) applied for.

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 to lift the limitations from any Type Rating(s) is £54.00 per application
  • If you are also applying at the same time to lift any limitations from a basic category / sub-category there is no further fee required.

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 certified by your Quality Manager.
  • Certified true copies of the JAR/Part 147 Certificate of Recognition(s) (if applicable to the type) covering theoretical and if completed the practical elements certified by your Quality Manager.
  • Certified true copies of the logbook/worksheets showing evidence of the practical maintenance experience gained (if Practical elements not completed) 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 has 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


If you apply with JAR / Part 147 Certificates of Recognition theoretical and practical your application will be assessed by a Licensing Officer and there is no requirement for a further assessment to be conducted by a Standards Surveyor.  If the application is successful the licence is processed, signed and despatched to you. 

If you apply with the theoretical JAR / Part 147 Certificate of Recognition and are providing work records / logbook to support the practical element then the application is sent to our Approvals team for a technical assessment which is conducted by one of our Standards Surveyors. If the application is successful through both assessments the licence is then processed, signed and dispatched to you.

If the application is unsuccessful at any point of the assessment, you will be contacted by letter or email. At this stage the application can either be cancelled or be placed in pending for 30 working days awaiting additional documentation to be submitted. An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the assessment results in the rejection of your application. 

Contact us


eldweb@caa.co.uk

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