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.
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 (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.
You must provide the following amount of practical maintenance experience gained within an EASA 145 Maintenance
Organisation in the form of logbooks / worksheets signed by the appropriate signatory.
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.
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
Full details are available in the current
Scheme of Charges (Personnel licensing).
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.
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, 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.
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To ensure you complete your application correctly, please refer to the following associated rules, regulations and forms to help you with your application:
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:
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