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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

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

You must hold an existing UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence and have met the full requirements as per Commission Regulation UK (EU) No 1321/2014, Annex III, Part 66, 66.A.45.

Ensure that the relevant theoretical type rating training has been conducted within an approved Part 147 training organisation or Direct Course Approval in accordance with UK Part 66.B.130.

Ensure that the relevant practical type rating training has been conducted within either an approved Part 147 training organisation or an approved Part 145 organisation via Direct Course Approval in accordance with UK Part 66.B.130.

If however you applying for your first type rating to be endorsed onto your Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence, then you must ensure that the structured approved OJT has been completed within an approved UK or EU/EASA Part 145 organisation in support of your theoretical and practical Certificates of Recognition(s).

Note:

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

  • C of Rs issued prior to 31 December 2020 -acceptable.
  • C of Rs issued after 31 December 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.

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

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.

How much does it cost?

  • The current fee for this service is £141.00 per Type Rating.

The above service will also incur a Rolling Renewal fee which in order 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.

Full details are available in the Scheme of Charges.

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.

What else do I need to know?

Certified true copies of documents

The following people can act as certifiers for all Part-66 application documents:

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

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

  • Postholders of a Part 145/147/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 on how to certify your ID are available on How to get copies of your documents certified page.

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What do I need to include with my application?

  • Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19)
  • Certified true copy of your valid passport or full UK Photographic Driving Licence certified by an appropriate person.
  • For existing licence holders your original Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance licence will need to be submitted with any application for amendment or renewal of an engineer's licence.
  • Certified true copies of the Certificate of Recognition(s) (applicable to the type(s) applied for) covering theoretical and practical elements.
  • The EU/EASA Organisation approval certificate valid at the time the course was completed.
  • If this is the first type rating applied for, within any given licence category or sub-category (B1.1, B1.3, B2 etc), then approved OJT must be submitted 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. The recommendation also can be completed by: Part 145, Part M Subpart F, FAR 145, CAMO, UK Part 66 Engineer licence holder.
  • If applying for change of name and/or nationality a certified true copy of the supporting document e.g your valid passport/change of name deed poll/marriage certificate.
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How do I apply?

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

Please refer to the UK Part-66 Type Rating list.

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

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What happens next?

  • The initial 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.

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