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An EASA approved Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation means that the organisation (books, exams, teachers, facility, etc) are accepted by the local Member State National Aviation Authroities. The organisation must be in compliance with the EASA Part-147 regulations. An approved Part-147 organisation is allowed to perform Part-66 module examinations at other locations.
Your AML (EASA Part-66) is valid for 5 years. You must renew your AML before it expires.
Basically yes, but there are exemptions, for example the smaller “Part-M subpart F Maintenance Organisations” or inside the airforce. But in general the officials of the NAA (National Aviation Authorities) of an EU member state demand that the experience is acquired in a (aircraft) Part-145 approved maintenance organisation. You must show your experience in a logbook, the requirements for these logbooks can be Member State specific.
In the EASA Part-66 regulation is stated that only after 90 days you can retake a specific Part-66 Module Examination. Only after a dedicated re-training by a Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisation you are entitled to retake an examintion after 30 days. The maximum number of retakes is 3 consecutives attempts, after the third attempt you must wait for at least 1 year. This is regardless if these examinations were taken at other approved Part-147 Maintenance Training Organisations.
I have Basic Examination Certificates of Recognition (COR’s) issued in 2009. Are these still valid?
Yes, EASA Part-66 (Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014) states:
For the purpose of time limits contained in points 66.A.25, 66.A.30 and Appendix III of Annex III (Part-66) related to basic knowledge examinations, basic experience, theoretical type training and examinations, practical training and assessment, type examinations and on the job training completed before Regulation (EU) No 1149/2011 applied, the origin of time shall be the date by which Regulation (EU) No 1149/2011 applied.
Regulation (EU) No 1149/2011 applies from 01-08-2012.
This means that your Certificates of Recognition from e.g. 2007, 2008, 2009, etc remain valid until 31-07-2022 (10 years from 01-08-2012).
Yes, your AML (Aircraft Maintenance Licence) remains valid for 5 years. Normally the AML is referred to as being a Part-66 licence. From the Part-145 company you will get a Company Authorisation, which allows you to work (and release aircraft) for that specific company.
A good preparation is important. You need to be present at the examination location, at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the examination. You must be able to officially identify yourselves before the examination starts. If the Examinor (the invigilator) can not establish your identity, you are not allowed to participate inside the examination. Also should bring a ballpoint (colors black or blue). You are not allowed to take your phone, smart watches, papers, etc to the examination.
What impact does Brexit have in regards with “Certificate of Recognition” issued by a UK based Part-147 Organisation?
A “Certificate of Recognition” issued by a UK based Part-147 Organisation.
2 months have passed after Brexit and the consequences are becoming very clear.
EASA had now published guidance, simply stating that all Certificates of Recognition issued by UK based Part-147 organisation are declared void (in EASA member states). Except for newly issued COR’s after 1-Jan-2021 by foreign EASA Part-147 in the UK, which successfully completed the Brexit early application process.
The UK CAA has issued information to licensed engineers, in which basically they are stating “everything is fine, you can apply for a UK-CAA Part-66 AML”.
Some example and the consequences; if a person (with an EASA AML) has done a Type Training at a UK-CAA and has received the “Certificate of Recognition”, but has not endorsed the Aircraft Type on the Part-66 => the person must do the complete training again. The Certificate will no longer have a value for EASA member state authorities.
Technicians, who have successfully passed the Basic Module Examinations, with for example the Resource Group or AST, can apply for a UK-CAA Part-66 AML. The certificate is no longer valid in Europe.
Let’s hope that UK-CAA and EASA can reach an agreement, but we regard these changes is being very small.
AML means Aircraft Maintenance Licence and is normally called a Part-66. This official document is issued by the aviation authorities of an EU member state. On this document is stated for which category the holder of the AML is approved. After the succesfull completion of an aircraf type training course (Theory + Practical + OJT) the aircraft types are added (only applicable to Part-66 categories B1, B2 and C) on the Part-66 AML.
There is a significant difference between passing all Part-66 Module Examinations or passing a Part-66 Basic Training. The difference is the expierence requirement (number of years) before you can apply for a Part-66 AML. In general it can be stated that the experience duration requirement is significant shorter after following a Part-66 Basic Training course. The experience requirements depend on the Category you apply for.
When you have succesfully passed all the EASA Part-66 module examinations you must first gain a couple of years of Experience. Then you can apply (at the NAA of an EU member state) for an EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence. Then you need to follow a specific Aircraft Type (or Task) training, for example “Boeing 737-600/700/800/900 (CFM56)”. To add the first aircraft type to a Part-66 (Cat B1 or B2 rating) you must succesfully complete the: Theoretical element + Practical element + On-The-Job Training.
Then the approved maintenance company, being a Part-145 (Or Part-M supart F) can grant you the “Release Priviledge”. With this priviledge you are allowed to release aircraft for service on behalf of the Approved Maintenance Company.
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