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
You must hold a current and valid Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence with the relevant unrestricted Basic Category / Sub-Category on your licence.
If your experience has been gained in an EASA 145 Maintenance Organisation but an overseas company, original logbooks/worksheets and examination certificates will be required.
If your experience has been gained outside an EASA 145 Maintenance Organisation then you will be unable to proceed with your application at this present time. If you require more information or guidance on what to do next please email email@example.com.
You must ensure the relevant Basic Category/Sub-Category does not hold any of the limitations that you wish to be removed from type(s) applied for, you are unable to lift any limitations from type rating(s) if the Basic Category/Sub-Category holds the same restrictions.
If the type requires type training then evidence of completing the appropriately approved JAR / Part 147 course, the Certificate of Recognition will be required which can cover theoretical and practical elements.
If the type requires type examination we can assess the experience submitted without evidence of any course being completed.
Currently for the removal of limitations from type rating(s) we can accept both JAR and Part 147 Certificates of Recognition.
If the practical element is not completed at an approved Part 147 training organisation or completed at an approved UK Part 145 maintenance organisation, then the practical experience should be gained within an approved EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation which can be considered for the removal of limitations from type rating(s) applied for.
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.
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 to lift the limitations from any Type Rating(s) is £57.00 per application.
- If you are also applying at the same time to lift any limitations from a basic category / sub-category there is no further fee required.
The above service will also incur a Rolling Renewal fee. 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.
Please see the Scheme of Charges for full details.
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.
How long is it valid for?
- The UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
- Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19)
- Certified true copy of your valid passport, EAA/EU National Identity Card or full Photographic Driving Licence certified by your Quality Manager.
- 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 appropriate Exam Certificates completed for the removal of limitations, certified by your Quality Manager.
- Certified true copies of the logbook/worksheets showing the evidence of the practical maintenance experience gained, certified by your Quality Manager.
- The Recommendation attachment ensuring that it has been completed by your Quality Manager in support of your application.
- 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.
Note - The CAA does have the right to request the return of the original Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence at any point of 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:
- 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.
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