The Removal of Limitations from Type rating(s) on EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence

Guidance for Applicants

Application to issue a new EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence and any Type Ratings on the licence will have any exclusions from the certification privileges lifted.


You must hold an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence with the relevant unrestricted basic category/sub category.

You must ensure the relevant basic category/sub category is unrestricted; you are unable to lift limitations from a type rating if the basic category/sub category is still restricted.

You must complete a type course conducted by an appropriately approved Part 147 maintenance organisation, the course can cover theoretical and practical elements.

If the practical elements are not completed at an approved Part 147 maintenance organisation, then currently the practical maintenance experience must be gained within an appropriately approved Part 145 maintenance organisation and should be applicable to the limitations you are removing the type ratings(s).


The cost is £54.00 to lift the limitations from the Type Rating(s) (this also includes if applying to lift limitations from a basic category/sub-category at the same time).

There will also be a rolling renewal fee applicable that will need to be calculated.

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

Processing time

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

Validity period

The licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

You will need to provide

  • SRG 1014 Application form
  • SRG 1187 payment form
  • Original EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence
  • Copies of Approved 147 Type Training Certificate(s) covering both theoretical and practical
  • Evidence of Part 145 practical maintenance experience in the form or logbook/worksheets of OJT. (only applicable if not completed the Part 147 theoretical and practical route)

You must ensure that copies of all documents are certified as true copies by your Quality Manager or the most senior person within the organisation.

Associated rules and regulations

How to apply

Please send the application form and all supporting documentation to:

Licensing and Training Standards
Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South
West Sussex

Alternatively you can visit the Public Counter at Aviation House which is open from 08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday.

What to expect

  • Once we receive your application, an Initial Assessment will be completed by a Licensing Officer.
  • If the application is a Part 147 Theoretical Type Course only, the application will be sent to our Approvals team for the technical assessment to be conducted by one of our Surveyors.
  • If the application is successful, the licence will be signed by a licensing officer and dispatched.
  • If the application is unsuccessful, you will be contacted by letter or email.  At this stage the application will either be cancelled or placed in pending to await for additional documentation to be submitted.
  • If the application is a Part 147 Theoretical and Practical Type Course, the assessment is conducted by a Licensing Officer and it is not required to be sent to a Surveyor.

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