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Yes and no. They are very similar. The main differences:
- The Basic Knowledge modules are similar, but for example in Module 7A (Maintenance Practices) and additional sub-chapter is added relating “Armament Safety”.
- The EMAR-66 has additional “military specific system” modules, being:
- Module 50: Principles of armament
- Module 51: Weapon systems
- Module 52: Operational Attack Systems
- Module 53: Surveillance and electronic warfare
- Module 54: Crew Safety
- Module 55: Military Communication Systems
No, the EMAR only has the Categories: A, B1, B2 and C. The A and B1 Categories also have the sub-categories. The EMAR did not follow EASA with the following Categories: B3, B2L and L
Yes, the EMAR requirements (and Guidance Material) specifically allow such conversions. Such conversions will often result in Basic Limitations on the MAML of the affected persons. To avoid and mitigate the risks / consequences, please contact the partners from ACSG (email@example.com).
I have an EASA Part-66 cat B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML), can I apply for a Military Aircraft Maintenance Licence (MAML)?
Normally Yes, but you must have sufficient experience in maintaining military aircraft and you would need to additionally pass the “Military Specific System” modules. If you did not pass these MSS modules, some restrictions could apply.
No, the EMAR 66 is only applicable for aircraft maintenance staff.
No, the European Military Airworthiness Requirements (EMAR) are adopted requirements in each of the participating national airforces. Products manufactured or maintained will (normally) be commonly accepted in other nations, but are not “mutually accepted”. The system is more comparable to the Joint Aviation Requirements, which are requirements and must be adopted in the national regulations. The European Defence Agency published the EMAR’s and the Guidance Material.
Very similar to an EASA AML:
- Knowledge; (1) proven with exams/credits by Authority or Part-147, (2) based upon an EASA Part-66 AML or (3) conversion of existing national military licence system.
- Experience (must including military aircraft)
- Proper paperwork (form 19), compliant with procedures.
Each National Military Airworthiness Authority (NMAA) must issue there own national version of the EMAR-66. In the Netherlands this are the MLE-66 and for example in Belgium this are the BMAR-66.
You must comply with the forms and procedures of the national variances, so you must check with your National Military Airworthiness Authority (NMAA) the proper national procedure.
European Defence Ministers tasked the EDA (European Defence Agency) to prepare for the creation of a formal EU-wide Forum for Military Airworthiness Authorities and to propose a roadmap for European military airworthiness harmonisation and how this could be implemented. The MAWA Forum is chaired and supported by the EDA, but it does not have the authority to impose airworthiness regulations on individual nations, who retain their sovereignty for military airworthiness. This all means that the EMAR’s are published on the website of the EDA, but depends on the participating member states to adopt them.
The National Military Airworthiness Authority (NMAA), but they are allowed to delegate this to another entity.
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