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This page provides guidance for applicants to add an aircraft type rating to a UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML).

Pre-requisites

You must hold an existing UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence and have met the full requirements as per UK Regulation (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 UK 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 UK Part 145 organisation via Direct Course Approval in accordance with UK Part 66.B.130.

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

OJT for the issue of a UK Part 66 AMLs can be carried out on any civil aircraft type for which the CAA has issued or adopted a Type Certificate (TC), or is in the process of issuing a TC. However, the OJT shall be carried out by an organisation holding a UK Part 145 approval, using the OJT procedures in the approved exposition.

Please note the EU/EASA Certificates of Recognition (CofR) may continue to be acceptable for inclusion on an UK Part-66 licence dependant on the date of issue:

  • Any EASA Certificate of Recognition issued by an EU Part 147 MTOA (with a Form 11 dated during the two-year saving legislation period) - will be acceptable in support of UK Part 66 Licence. The course start date cannot exceed more than three years at the time of applying for the type rating.
  • Any EASA Certificate of recognition issued by an EU Part 147 MTOA dated after 01 January 2023 will not be acceptable in support of a UK Part 66 Licence.

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

Please 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, for example, change of name deed poll/marriage certificate/valid passport.

Costs

The current fee for this service is £165.00 per Type Rating.

The addition of a Type Rating will also incur a Rolling Renewal fee. 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.

For safe return of your documents there is a secure courier service available.

The Scheme of Charges also offers further guidance.

Same day services

Same day, special delivery and 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.

What else do I need to know?

Certified true copies of documents

Postholders of a Part 145/147/MG/CAMO/CAO Organisation or another Part-66 licence holder can act as certifiers for all documents.

Postholders of a Part 145/147/MG/CAMO/CAO Organisation or another Part-66 licence holder or Official bodies such as the Post Office or solicitors who provide this service can act as certifiers for ID Documents (Passport or full UK driving licence).

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.
  • Certifier’s name must be printed in block capitals.
  • Must include position or capacity, for example, Head of a Part 145/147 Organisation.
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What to include with your application

  • Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence.
  • 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 applicable).
  • 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 on job training (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, FAR 145, CAMO, CAO, UK Part 66 Engineer licence holder).
  • If applying for change of name and/or nationality a certified true copy of the supporting document, for example, 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:

The UK Part-66 Type Rating list offers further guidance.

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 information below provides guidance on what happens to your application 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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