• EU exit

    Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term.  These will be updated in due course following the outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU.  In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.

  • 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 UK (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.

    The EU/EASA Certificates of Recognition (CofR) would continue to be acceptable until 30 December 2022 for inclusion of a UK Part-66 licence in certain circumstances:

    • C of Rs issued prior to 31 Dec 2020 – acceptable.

    • C of Rs issued after 31 Dec 2020 by EU/EASA training organisations whose:

    • Organisation Approval Certificate (EASA Form 11) was issued before 31 December 2020 – acceptable.
    • Organisation Approval Certificate (EASA Form 11) was issued/amended after 31 December 2020 – not acceptable

    The EU/EASA Organisation approval certificate valid at the time the course was completed along with the CofR must be submitted to support applications.

    You must provide the following amount of practical maintenance experience gained within a UK or 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.

    • 3 years of practical maintenance experience in operating aircraft, covering the corresponding system rating(s), if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training; or
    • 2 years of practical maintenance experience in operating aircraft, covering the corresponding system rating(s), 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 in operating aircraft, covering the corresponding system rating(s), and completion of a Part-147 approved basic training course. For the addition of (a) new system rating(s) to an existing B2L licence, 3 months of practical maintenance experience relevant to the new system rating(s) shall be required for each system rating added.

    • 2 years of practical maintenance experience in operating aircraft covering a representative cross section of maintenance activities in the corresponding subcategory; 
    • as a derogation from point (i), 1 year of practical maintenance experience in operating aircraft covering a representative cross section of maintenance activities in the corresponding subcategory, subject to the introduction of the limitation provided for in point 66.A.45(h)(ii)(3).

  • 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.

    Note: 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?

    • £340.00 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).


    Applications and documents posted from outside the European Union

    When submitting applications or documentation via post/courier to the UK please ensure that you complete the import declaration on any package in the correct manner.

    Please ensure that you enter the “Value” of the package content as zero/nil. Otherwise this will generate import duties in the UK which will be re-charged to you.”

    While there is a fee for the CAA application process, this does not represent an importation value of the package content. Therefore the application fee should not be stated on the import declaration form that a candidate completes when posting supporting documents to CAA UK.


    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 £181 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. 334, Personnel Licensing Scheme of Charges, para. 13.1 table 61 refs. a, c i), d and/or e. This action is in line with the CAA Charges Waiver and Refund Policy.

  • 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.

    View same day, special and customised delivery charges

    How long is it valid for?

    • The UK 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: 

     

    The following people can act as certifiers for all documents:

    • Postholders of a Part 145/147/MF/MG/CAMO/CAO Organisation or another Part-66 licence holder

    The following people cam act as certifiers for ID Documents (Passport or full UK driving licence):

    • Postholders of a Part 124/147/MF/MG/CAMO*CAO Organisation or another Part-66 licence holder
    • Official bodies such as the Post Office or solicitors who provide this service

    Instructions for the certifier of your ID Documents are as follows:

    • Insert on the copy to be enclosed with the application: 'I have seen the original document and I certify that this is a complete and accurate copy of the original'
    • Insert signature and date
    • Certifiers name must be printed in block capitals
    • Must include position or capacity, e.g. Head of a Part 145/147 Organisation

    • Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19)
    • Certified true copy of your valid passport or UK Driving Licence certified by an appropriate person.
    • 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 UK/EASA approved Part 147 Basic Training Course Certificate (if claiming a reduction on the experience requirement).
    • Most recent EU/EASA Organisation's approval certificate.
    • Certified true copies or originals of the logbook/worksheets showing the evidence of the practical maintenance experience gained.
    • 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. The recommendation can also be completed by: Part 145/147, Part M Subpart Fm FAR 145, CAMO, UK Part 66 Engineer licence holder.
    • 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.

    From 28 September 2012, where practical experience is gained outside of a Part-145 or Part-M approved maintenance organisation, the applicant is required to submit confirmation from the National Authority responsible for the maintenance organisation concerned, that the organisation is approved under the national regulation for the maintenance activities stated and that the signatory in Form 19 section 07 is a member of that maintenance organisation.

  • Once all of the requirements have been met, please complete:

    • SRG 1014 (if applying using a paper form)
      or
    • Online application

      The application, supporting documents and original licence should be posted to:

      Civil Aviation Authority
      Aviation House
      Licensing Assessment Team
      Beehive Ring Road
      Crawley
      West Sussex 
      RH6 0YR


    • The assessment of your application is completed by a Licensing Officer and technical standards surveyor.
    • 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.