How to apply
This information explains how you can renew your BCAR Section L Licence.
You are only able to apply to renew your aircraft maintenance Licence 60 days prior to the expiry date.
You are required to show six months within the last 24 months of involvement in aircraft maintenance e.g. as a quality manager, quality engineer, aeronautical engineering instructor or as a flight engineer, therefore the experience can be gained on EASA or Annex II aircraft..
The recommendation will need to be completed by a person in an Authoritative position, other than the Licence Holder.
You will not be able to apply for an Initial issue or Amendment to the BCAR Section L Licence using the online form.
If you are also renewing your EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence, you will be required to apply separately using the Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19).
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.
If you have a valid EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence then there is currently no fee for this service.
Applications made before 1 April 2015
Applications made from 1 April 2015
An additional fee will be payable if you wish your documents to be returned by secure courier
Full details are available in the If you wish to refer to the current scheme of charges.
We endeavour to process applications in 10 working days from date of receipt. Incomplete applications are not subject to the 10 working day turnaround until all application requirements are met.
The BCAR Section L Licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
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.