This page provides information to UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence holders wishing to add ‘Category C’ to their existing licence.
You must hold an existing type rated UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence in Category B1 or B2.
You will be required to provide an approved Part 145 company maintenance authorisation on a type endorsed on the Part 66 Licence held for a minimum of 3 years.
For the issue if a Category C licence the following experience is required:
3 years of experience exercising category B1.1, B1.3 or B2 privileges on complex motor-powered aircraft or as support staff according to point 145.A.35, or a combination of both.
Or 5 years experience of exercising category B1.2 or B1.4 privileges on complex motor-powered aircraft or as support staff according to point 145.A.35, or a combination of both.
For the issue of a Category C licence the following experience is required:
3 years of experience exercising category B1 or B2 privileges on other than complex motor-powered aircraft or as support staff according to point 145.A.35, or a combination of both.
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.
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.
How do I apply?
Once all of the requirements have been met, please complete:
The application, supporting documents and original licence should be posted to:
Civil Aviation Authority
Licensing Assessment Team
Beehive Ring Road
What do I need to include with my application?
You will need to provide the following information with your application:
- Application for Initial Issue, Amendment or Renewal of an Engineer Licence.
- 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 UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence will need to be submitted with any application for amendment or renewal of an engineer's licence.
- Certified true copy of your company authorisation to support 3 years of exercising the privileges of the B1/B2 Licence holder which has been 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, for example, your valid passport/change of name deed poll/marriage certificate.
Please note the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has the right to request the return of the original UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence at any point of your application.
How long is it valid for?
The UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
The fee is £153.00.
The service 'adding a Category C to a part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence' 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.
Full details are available in the current Scheme of Charges (Personnel licensing).
Same day services
Same day, special and customised delivery charges 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.
The following information advises you on what happens to your application next:
- 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.