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The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended and supplemented by the Aviation Safety (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 included some regulatory arrangements that allowed for the recognition of EASA approvals and licences for a period of two years from the 31 December 2020 when the UK left the EU.

During this two-year recognition period, licence holders could apply to the UK CAA to obtain a UK Issued Part 66 licence on the basis of their EU Part-66 Licence.

This application closed at midnight on 31 December 2022 and is no longer available.

From 1 January 2023, the UK can no longer recognise EASA-issued certificates, approvals or licences for the operations and/or maintenance of UK registered aircraft.

Gaining a UK licence from 01 January 2023

If you previously held a UK issued Part 66 Licence, which was subsequently transferred to an EU member state prior to the UK EU Exit date, you can apply to reactivate your UK Part 66 licence.

All other applicants will need to follow the normal route to apply for a UK Part 66 aircraft maintenance licence.