HOW TO GET EASA PART-66 LICENCE
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 MTOW and above, but excluding airships, licenses
are issued under EASA Implementing Rule (IR) Part-66. EASA Part-66 license is a
common European aircraft maintenance license recognized in all EASA member
states. Along with EU citizens, non-EU citizens may also attain an EASA Part-66
license who are subject to meet 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. For example, 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 the
work they have done. Then if anything goes wrong with that component or
aircraft due to that task you have approved, you will be held responsible.
Requirements of becoming a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: In order to
become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, you need the license rather
than a diploma or a degree. That is the only requirement for a Licensed Aircraft
Maintenance Engineer. There are 2 types of EASA Part-66 licenses to be able to
become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance 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