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 are only able to apply to renew your Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence 60 days prior to the expiry date.
- Currently there is no experience requirement to renew your EASA Part 66 aircraft maintenance licence.
In circumstances where you may be renewing at the same time as your BCAR section L licence, you will be required to apply separately using the Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence (Form 19).
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?
- £350.00 for the renewal of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer 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 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Refunds – rejected or withdrawn applications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 £186 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.
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)
- 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.
- If applying for change of name and or nationality a true copy of the supporting document certified by your Quality Manager 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.
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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