What is EASA Part-66?
EASA Part 66 aviation regulations define the conditions under which a maintenance engineer is authorized to release an aircraft into service after a maintenance operation. The conditions required are defined by minimum education requirements (school leaving certificates, working language, etc) as well as type rating qualifications for the aircraft or particular tasks. For maintaining aircraft of 5700kg MTOM and above, but excluding airships, licences are issued under EASA Implementing Rule (IR) Part-66. EASA Part-66 licence is a common European aircraft maintenance licence recognised in all EASA member states. Like EU citizens, non-EU citizens may also attain
an EASA Part-66 licence subject to meeting the requirements of the regulations.
How to become an EASA Part-66 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer?
Job Description & Responsibilities: Licensed Aircraft Engineer(LAE) job is to certify maintenance work, modify, inspect, repair overhaul and replace. Eg: a component is to be changed , you will have a group of mechanic working for you, you instruct them what to do, observe it, once it is done you have to approve it, then if anything happens on that component or aicraft crash due to that task you approve, they will look for you, you will be held responsible.
Requirements & Ways to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenace Engineer: In order to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenace Engineer, you need the license and not diploma/degree or others. That is the only requirement for a Licensed Aircraft Maintenace Engineer. There are 2 types of EASA Part-66 licence to be able to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenace Engineer, as below:
Cat. B1 for Airframe, Engine and Electrical
-B1.1 Aeroplanes with Turbine Engines
-B1.2 Aeroplanes with Piston Engines
-B1.3 Helicopters with Turbine Engines
-B1.4 Helicopters with Piston Engines
Cat. B2 for Avionics and Electrical Systems