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The engineer’s licensing guidance document ELGD 2007


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The Engineer’s Licensing Guidance Document (ELGD) has been designed to assist Aircraft Engineers and
those involved with aircraft maintenance engineering by providing detailed guidance to existing Aircraft
Maintenance Engineering Licensing requirements.
This document includes details on the implementation of Part-66, the conversion of BCAR Section L licences
to Part-66 and details on the addition of type ratings to an existing licence.
It should be noted that this document is for guidance only and the main reference points such as
Part-66, Airworthiness Notices, CAP 468 (BCAR Section L), and the CAA, JAA and EASA web sites,
should always be referred to.
Personnel Licensing Department
Aviation House
Updated 01 March 2007

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The engineer’s licensing guidance document ELGD 2007

  1. 1. THE ENGINEER’S LICENSING GUIDANCE DOCUMENT Safety Regulation Group CAA Personnel Licensing Department
  2. 2. ELGD 2007 © Civil Aviation Authority 2007ISBN 978 011790 762 1All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmittedin any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without thepermission of the publisher.The information contained in this publication is believed to be correct at the time of manufacture. Whilst carehas been taken to ensure that the information is accurate, the publisher can accept no responsibility for anyerrors or ommissions or for changes to the details given.Personnel Licensing Department, Safety Regulation Group, Civil Aviation Authority, Aviation House, GatwickAirport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR.The latest version of this document and all applicable amendments are available in electronic format A change log can be found on our web site at detailing anysignificant amendments or additions.
  3. 3. GENERAL Section A Section A INFOWELCOME TO ELGD Section BThe Engineer’s Licensing Guidance Document (ELGD) has been designed to assist Aircraft Engineers andthose involved with aircraft maintenance engineering by providing detailed guidance to existing AircraftMaintenance Engineering Licensing requirements.This document includes details on the implementation of Part-66, the conversion of BCAR Section L licences Section Cto Part-66 and details on the addition of type ratings to an existing licence.It should be noted that this document is for guidance only and the main reference points such asPart-66, Airworthiness Notices, CAP 468 (BCAR Section L), and the CAA, JAA and EASA web sites,should always be referred to. Section DPersonnel Licensing DepartmentAviation HouseGEUpdated 01 March 2007 Section E Section F Section G Section H Section I Section J Section K Index
  4. 4. LIST OF CHANGES FROM ELGD 2006Note: The section column refers to the original section or sub section number in ELGD 2006 and may have beenrenumbered to accommodate new sections. However the section title will remain the same unless advised. Section Title Revision RationaleA10 Validity Periods and Renewal of Updated Text updated to read the continuation Licences of certification of aircraft post September 2006A7 Proof of Identity New NilA8 Part-66 Licences issued by other EU New Nil StatesA13 Protected Rights Addition Note 4 clarifying certification of Annex II aircraftSection A List of Application Forms Updated NilAppendix ASection A New Application Forms and Guidance Deleted Forms SRG1014 (Form 19) andAppendix B Document SRG1020) in use for some time nowSection A Easy to follow Fees List Deleted Updates to the web siteAppendix CSection A Part-66 Limitations Index Deleted Updated and moved to Section BAppendix DB2 BCAR to Part-66 Conversion Dates New Clarification of BCAR to Part-66 Conversion DatesB6 Authorisation Conversion Criteria Updated Test updated to read the continuation of certification of aircraft post September 2006B12 Limitations on a Converted Licence Updated Part-66 Limitation Index updatedB15 Removing Limitations from a Type Addition Clarification of Experience Rating RequirementSection B Common Part-66 Conversion Revision Simplication of Conversion InformationAppendix A ScenariosSection B Removal of Limitations/Converting to a Revision Significant changes to the tables inAppendix B Full Category Licence - Examination order to simplify the Conversion Requirements Process and Removal of Limitations both pre and post conversion to Part-66Section C Category A Maintenance Certifying Revision Amendment to Section Title MechanicSection D Category B1 Line Maintenance Revision Amendment to Section TitleSection E Category B2 Line Maintenance Revision Amendment to Section TitleSection F Category C Base Maintenance Revision Amendment to Section Title Certifying EngineerSection G Extension of Category B2 to include Addition Part-66 Module 2 included for eachAppendix A Category B1 sub category conversion on Table 3Section H5 Diesel Piston Engines New Requirement for a type training course to certify for diesel engines in accordance with Part-66 Module 16 which includes diesel engine technologySection H8 Acceptable Type Rating Experience New Clarification of Acceptable Experience for new or additional type ratings
  5. 5. GENERAL Section A Section A INFO LIST OF CHANGES FROM ELGD 2006Section H9 Type Ratings below 5700 kg New Explanation of the use of Limitations for aircraft below 5700 kg Section BSection H Type/Task Training and Ratings Addition Clarification that this Section applies toAppendix C aircraft defined in Part-66.A.45(h) onlySection I1 General Information Updated Text updated to read the continuation of certification of aircraft post September 2006. Section CSection I3 Validity of Licences and Licence Updated Clarification of BCAR licence validity Renewal where the 2 year validity period exceeds September 2008Section I Introduction Timetable Updated NilAppendix A Section DSection J1 General Information Revision Clarification of exceptions to the rule of mixing BCAR and Part-66 ExamsSection J3 Written Exam Booking Procedure Revision NilSection J3 Module/Part Modules Required New Clarification on how to apply for a Part Module Exam Section ESection J12 Part-66 Module Exams Resits New Clarification of 90 day rule policySection J13 Exam Module Passes for the Removal New Clarification of policy relating to the of Limitations validity of such ModulesSection J13 Exam Module Passes for the New Clarification of policy relating to the Extension of one Category to Another validity of such ModulesSection K2 Part-147 Basic Training Amendment Nil Section FSection K3 Part-147 Type Training Amendment NilSection K6 Supporting Documents Deletion Reference to example exposition Section G Section H Section I Section J Section K Index 5
  7. 7. ELGD Section A 2007 Section B Section C INDEX BY SECTION Section DWELCOME TO ELGD Section ESECTION A GENERAL INFORMATION Page No.A1 Introduction 12A2 Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2042/2003 12A3 Transition to EASA 12 Section FA4 Requirement to hold a Licence under Part-66 12A5 How to be an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer under Part-66 13A6 Medical 13A7 Proof of Identity 14A8 Part-66 Licences issued by other EU States 14 Section GA9 Non-EASA Aircraft Engineers 14A10 Acceptance of other EASA Competent Authority’s Training and 14 TestingA11 Part-66 Certification Privileges 14A12 Validity Periods and Renewal of Licences 15 Section HA13 Protected Rights 15A14 Grandfather Rights 16A15 Conversion of several Licences or Unlicensed Non-UK Authorisation 16 Privileges to a Part-66 Licence (JAA Form 27) Section IA16 Aircraft Maintenance Logbook 17A17 The Logbook Assessor 17A18 The Part-66 Application Forms & Guidance Documents 17A19 Administrative Procedures 17A20 Complaints and Appeals 18 Section JAppendix A List of Application Forms 20SECTION B CONVERSION OF PROTECTED RIGHTS Section KB1 Transfer of Protected Rights to a Part-66 Licence 22B2 BCAR to Part-66 Conversion Dates 22B3 Recommendation for Applicants Converting to a Part-66 Licence 23 Index Index
  8. 8. B4 Fast-Track Process for Part-66 Conversions 23B5 Qualifications Giving Protected Rights 23B6 Conversion of BCAR LWTR to Part-66 Basic Licence 24B7 Authorisation Conversion Criteria 24B8 Conversion of LWTR’s of Section L Issue 14 Onwards 25B9 National Privileges on Conversion 25B10 Issue of a Category A Licence to a previously Unlicensed Engineer 25B11 Conversion of BCAR Type Ratings to a Part-66 Licence 25B12 Protected Rights to Category C 26B13 Limitations on a Converted Licence 26B14 Removing Limitations from a Basic Licence 27B15 Converting to a Non-Restricted (Without Limitations) Basic Category 27 LicenceB16 Removing Limitations from a Type Rating 27B17 Making Your Application 28B18 If Your Application Fails 28Appendix A Common Part-66 Conversion Scenarios 32Appendix B Removal of Limitations from a Part-66 Licence 35Appendix C Exemption from Experience Requirement 39Appendix D Diagram of Fast-Track Process 40SECTION C CATEGORY A LICENCEC1 The Category A Licence 42C2 Part-147 Approved Training Route 42C3 Experience Requirements 42C4 Reduction in Experience Requirements 42C5 Basic Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 43C6 Credits from Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 43C7 Making Your Application 45C8 If Your Application Fails 45SECTION D CATEGORY B1 LICENCED1 The Category B1 Licence 48D2 Part-147 Approved Training Route 48D3 Experience Requirements 48D4 Reduction in Experience Requirements 49D5 Basic Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 49D6 Credits from Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 50D7 Making Your Application 51D8 If Your Application Fails 51SECTION E CATEGORY B2 LICENCEE1 The Category B2 Licence 54
  9. 9. Section AE2 Part-147 Approved Training Route 54 Section BE3 Experience Requirements 54E4 Reduction in Experience Requirements 54E5 Basic Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 55E6 Credits from Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 55E7 Making Your Application 56 Section CE8 If Your Application Fails 56SECTION F CATEGORY CF1 The Category C Licence 58 Section DF2 Experience Requirements 58F3 Basic Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 58F4 Credits from Theoretical Knowledge Requirements 58F5 Making Your Application 59F6 If Your Application Fails 59 Section ESECTION G EXTENSION OF LICENCE PRIVILEGES TO INCLUDE ANOTHER CATEGORYG1 Introduction 62G2 Examination Requirements 62 Section FG3 Experience Requirements 62Appendix A Common Cases of Extensions to Licence 64 Section GSECTION H TYPE RATINGSH1 Introduction 70H2 Aircraft Type Ratings & Group Ratings 70H3 Part-147 Approved Type Training 71 Section HH4 Non Part-147 Direct Course Approvals 71H5 Diesel Piston Engines 71H6 Aircraft Type Training 71H7 Aircraft Type Training and Examination Standard 72H8 Aircraft Type Experience Requirement 72 Section IH9 Type Ratings Limitations & Removal 72H10 Making Your Application 73H11 If Your Application Fails 73Appendix A Category A Minor Scheduled Line Maintenance Tasks 76 Section JAppendix B Type Training and Examination Standard 77Appendix C Aircraft Type Practical Experience List of Tasks 82SECTION I BCAR Section KI1 General Information 88I2 Conversion of BCAR Section L Licence to a Part-66 Basic Licence 88I3 Validity of Licences and Licence Renewal 88 Index Index 9
  10. 10. I4 National Privileges 88I5 The Future of BCAR Section L Licence 89I6 Making Your Application for the Grant, Extension or Renewal of a 89 BCAR LicenceAppendix A Introduction Timetable 92Appendix B Quick Reference Renewal Requirements 93SECTION J GENERAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURESJ1 General Information 96J2 Part-66 Examinations 96J3 Written Examination Booking Procedure 96J4 Examination Timetable 96J5 Examination Venues 97J6 Cancellation or Transfer of Date/Venue 97J7 Attendance at the Examinations 97J8 Materials for the Examinations 97J9 Examination Briefing 97J10 Regulations Applied to the Conduct of the Examinations 97J11 Examination Results 98J12 Part-66 Module Exam Resits - 90 Day Rule 98J13 Examination Pass Standards and Validity Periods 98Appendix A Common Abbreviations 100Appendix B Suggested Study Material 103SECTION K PART-147 AND APPROVED MAINTENANCE TRAINING ORGANISATIONSK1 Introduction 108K2 Part-147 Approval of Organisations to Conduct Basic Licence 108 TrainingK3 Part-147 Approval of Organisations to Conduct Type Training 108K4 Exposition and Procedures 108K5 Records of Training 109K6 Application to become a Part-147 Approved Organisation 109 10
  11. 11. ELGD GENERAL Section A Section A INFO 2007 Section B Section C SECTION A Section D GENERAL INFORMATION Section E◆ A1 Introduction◆ A2 Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2042/2003◆ A3 Transition to EASA◆ A4 Requirement to hold a Licence under Part-66 Section F◆ A5 How to be an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer under Part-66◆ A6 Medical◆ A7 Proof of Identity Section G◆ A8 Part-66 Licences issued by other EU States◆ A9 Non-EASA Aircraft Engineers◆ A10 Acceptance of other EASA Competent Authority‘s Training and Testing Section H◆ A11 Part-66 Certification Privileges◆ A12 Validity Periods and Renewal of Licences◆ A13 Protected Rights◆ A14 Grandfather Rights Section I◆ A15 Conversion of several Licences or Unlicensed Non-UK Authorisation Privileges to a Part-66 Licence (JAA Form 27)◆ A16 Aircraft Maintenance Logbook Section J◆ A17 The Logbook Assessor◆ A18 The Part-66 Application Forms & Guidance Documents◆ A19 Administrative Procedures Section K◆ Appendix A List of Application Forms Index
  12. 12. SECTION A GENERAL INFORMATIONA1 INTRODUCTIONThe UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shall be the Annex I Part-M continuing airworthinessCompetent Authority of the United Kingdom for the requirementspurposes of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of Annex II Part-145 approval of maintenance15 July 2002 on common rules in the field of civil organisations – commercialaviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety air transport and large aircraftAgency (EASA). Annex III Part-66 certifying staff – aircraftThe CAA shall be the competent authority of the United maintenance licenceKingdom for the purposes of Commission Regulation(EC) No. 2042/2003 on the continuing airworthiness of Annex IIII Part-147 maintenance trainingaircraft and aeronautical products, parts and organisation requirementsappliances and on the approval of organisations andpersonnel involved in these tasks. A3 TRANSITION TO EASAThe Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is empowered by theAir Navigation Order (ANO) in respect of non-EASA A JAR-66 licence will not need to be converted to aaircraft to grant United Kingdom (UK) Aircraft Part-66 licence as it is deemed acceptable inMaintenance Engineer Licences and associated accordance with the new regulations. A Part-66 licenceratings, where it is satisfied that the applicant is a fit will automatically be issued when making anperson to hold the licence or rating concerned and is application that involves a JAR-66 licence beingappropriately qualified to act in the capacity to which it amended.relates. EASA Part-66 and Part-147 became effective on 29This guidance document explains the privileges of and November 2003 with the provision of a transitionalthe requirements for aircraft maintenance licences and period for both heavy and light aircraft. EASA has alsoratings together with the administrative procedures for allowed National Aviation Authorities certainthe application and processing of the same. It also derogations from entry into force of the EASAexplains the conversion process of protected rights that requirements; however, conversion to a Part-66 licencemay apply to licence holders converting from a British will be compulsory by the specified dates below.Civil Airworthiness Requirements (BCAR) Section LLicence to a Part-66 Licence. • For certification of aircraft above 5700kg 28 September 2006Note 1: Where Part-66 licence holders are referredto throughout this document, it also refers to • For certification of aircraft 5700kg or below 28JAR-66 licence holders, who have not yet had their September 2008licences issued in the new EU style licence. AJAR-66 AML is deemed compliant with the JAR-66 licence privileges can be converted directly torequirements of a Part-66 licence. a Part-66 licence without the need for additional requirements. This includes JAR-66 licences with limitations unless the applicant wishes to remove theseA2 COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) limitations at the time of conversion, which will require NO. 2042/2003 further examination and experience requirements.The introduction of Commission Regulation (EC) No. Further information is available on our web site2042/2003 means changes are being made to the and by Airworthinessarrangements under the JAA system. Since 2002 the Notices. The EASA web site may also be of interestJAA has participated in the migration of regulatory from JAA to EASA by developing, inconsultation with the Commission, a transition plan A4 REQUIREMENT TO HOLD Afocused on regulatory aspects. LICENCE UNDER PART-66The EASA Implementing Rules, will replace JAR’swithin the United Kingdom and with certain exceptions, In order to be granted authorisation to issue certificatesBCAR’s. of release to service a person must hold a valid licence issued in accordance with Part-66 by the specifiedThe Annexes attached to Commission Regulation (EC) dates given in sub section A3. The minimum age toNo.2042/2003 are as follows: hold a Part-66 licence is 18 years. In order to certify, the minimum age is 21. SECTION A 12 INTRODUCTION
  13. 13. SECTION A GENERAL Section A Section A INFO GENERAL INFORMATIONA5 HOW TO BE AN AIRCRAFT B1.1 Aeroplanes Turbine MAINTENANCE ENGINEER UNDER Section B PART-66 B1.2 Aeroplanes Piston B1.3 Helicopters TurbineUnder Part-66 an aircraft maintenance licence confirmsthat the person to whom it refers has met the Part-66 B1.4 Helicopters Pistonknowledge and experience requirements for anyaircraft basic category and aircraft type rating specified Section C B2 Avionics (no further sub division).in the document. The wider privileges of the Category B licence and theThe licence is divided broadly between Mechanical and role of the Technician in defect diagnosis andAvionic trade disciplines although in view of the various rectification and system inspection require a moretechnologies and combinations applicable to certain detailed knowledge than that for Category A. Thisaircraft the Mechanical licence category is further requires a longer period of experience and examination Section Dsubdivided. In addition there are various levels within at a higher level than for Category A. For furtherthe licence that allow the holder to be authorised to information on Category B1 please refer to Section D.perform certain roles within line and/or base For further information on Category B2 please refer tomaintenance. These reflect different levels of task Section E.complexity and are supported by different standards ofexperience and knowledge. An individual may hold a Category C Section E A5.3combination of licence categories. The requirements for Category C can be achieved viaThe categories within the aircraft maintenance licence two routes: a graduate with a degree in Aeronauticalare: Engineering recognised by the CAA, or a similar discipline that is considered relevant to aircraftCategory A Maintenance Certifying maintenance and that has been accepted for this Section F Mechanic purpose by the CAA, or a B1 or B2 licence holder with a prescribed period of certifying experience. For furtherCategory B1 Maintenance Certifying information on Category C please refer to Section F. Technician (Mechanical)Category B2 Maintenance Certifying A5.4 Knowledge Requirements and Examinations Section G Technician (Avionic)Category C Base Maintenance Certifying Applicants who successfully complete a Part-147 Engineer approved basic training course will have received instruction in the required knowledge subjects and have passed examinations associated with that courseA5.1 Category A and the respective licence category. Section HCategory A is further divided into sub categories as Unless qualifying for exemptions, all other licencefollows: applicants will have to sit the appropriate examinations. These consist of various modular examinations in multiA1 Aeroplanes Turbine choice question format, intended to sample the knowledge across the appropriate syllabus and anA2 Aeroplanes Piston Section I essay paper to verify the use of written English. The content of the examinations vary both in range andA3 Helicopters Turbine complexity according to the licence category being sought.A4 Helicopters Piston For further information please refer to the relevantThe experience demonstrated on application must be Section J licence Section in this document and also to Section J.relevant to the sub category of licence being applied forand must satisfy certain criteria in respect of recency.For further information on Category A please refer to A6 MEDICALSection C. Certifying staff must not exercise the privileges of their Category B certification authorisation if they know or suspect that Section KA5.2 their physical or mental condition renders them unfit toThe sub categories for Category B Line Maintenance exercise such privileges. For further information refer toCertifying Technician/Base Maintenance Technician airworthiness notice No.47.are: Index SECTION A HOW TO BE AN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER UNDER PART-66 13
  14. 14. SECTION A GENERAL INFORMATIONA6.1 Implementation of the Railways and requirements or not, confirm that with the Agency or the Transport Safety Act 2003 relevant NAA.Legislation relating to the effect of intoxication, through A9 NON-EASA AIRCRAFTalcohol or drugs applies to all aviation personnel. ENGINEERSA7 PROOF OF IDENTITY EASA do not recognise licences and qualifications gained outside of the EASA Member States, includingFor all Part-66 and BCAR Section L initial issue qualifications gained from JAR/Part-145 organisationsapplications, proof of identity is required. In most outside of the EU Member States, where approval hascases, either a passport or birth certificate must be been given based upon local requirements, which mayprovided. Identity cards will be accepted where other differ markedly from those of the UK. This also includesproof of identity cannot be produced, however, it should JAR/Part-145 approvals issued by the UK noted that this may cause a delay with the issue of Non-EASA aircraft maintenance engineers wishing tothe licence. pursue the Part-66 licence must complete all relevant requirements according to the licence being applied for.In all cases, if the personal details provided on the Previous aircraft maintenance practical experiencelicence application form conflicts with the evidence of within a Part-145 organisation may be counted towardsidentity or, the information provided is not clear both on the total experience requirement providing acceptablethe evidence of identity and application form, the evidence of authenticity of the experience is provided.application will be returned to the applicant withoutassessment. The CAA is unable to conduct individual assessments prior to licence application.Where precise details cannot be produced (i.e. birthdates due to destruction of birth records), the A10 ACCEPTANCE OF OTHER EASAinformation will be accepted from the application form COMPETENT AUTHORITY’Sitself. TRAINING AND TESTINGA8 PART-66 LICENCES ISSUED BY Training completed at a Part-147 organisation, OTHER EU STATES approved by an EASA competent Authority or directly by EASA is accepted. Examination modules completedThe UK CAA has received queries in relation to the with a Part-147 organisation or EASA Competentacceptance or not by Maintenance Organisations of Authority’s or a combination of the two, is alsoPart-66 licences issued by European States other than accepted. However, courses and examinationsthe UK. approved by an EASA Competent Authority, which is not Part-147 approved (for local use within a particularThe principle of the European Commission regulation is EU State) are not generally acceptable but may beto allow those Part-66 licences that are correctly legally reviewed on an individual basis.issued, to be recognised across all European Union(EU) States. For conversions, the EU State must have A11 PART-66 CERTIFICATIONin place a conversion report and process per 66.B.305 PRIVILEGESor 66.B.310 and for the issue of new licences the Stateneeds to ensure that the applicant has demonstratedcompliance with examination, knowledge and Certifications are made in accordance with theexperience requirements. procedures of the Part-145 or Part-M approved maintenance organisations, within the scope of theIt is for the issuing State to be satisfied that the licence issued authorisation(s). Certifying staff qualified inhas been issued correctly in accordance with the EC accordance with Part-66 and holding a valid aircraftRegulations. maintenance licence with, where applicable, the appropriate type ratings will be eligible to hold one orOther than Part-66 licences issued by the United more of the following categories.Kingdom, the CAA has no detailed knowledge oflicensing processes being used in EU States including A11.1 Category Aeither the conversion of national privileges or licenceissue processes being applied for new licences. A category A certifying licence permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following minorTo confirm that such licences have been legally issued scheduled line maintenance and simple defectwe recommend that any organisation wishing to rectification within the limits of tasks specificallyconfirm whether a licence from an unfamiliar EU NAA endorsed on the authorisation. The certificationhas been issued in accordance with Part-66 privileges are restricted to work that the authorisation SECTION A 14 PROOF OF IDENTITY
  15. 15. SECTION A GENERAL Section A Section A INFO GENERAL INFORMATIONholder has personally performed in a Part-145 Form 19 (SRG/1014) ‘Part-66 Aircraft Maintenanceorganisation. Engineer’s Licence Initial/Variation’ – Application, Section B should be used for the transfer of UK ProtectedA11.2 Category B1 Rights based upon BCAR Section L AMEL including type ratings, paragraphs held and JAR/Part-145A category B1 certifying staff authorisation permits the Authorisations.holder to issue certificates of release to servicefollowing maintenance, including aircraft structure, It is recommended that only current authorisations be Section Cpower plants and mechanical and electrical systems. claimed under Protected Rights with an initialAuthorisation to replace avionic line replaceable units conversion application. Protected Rights may berequiring simple tests to prove their serviceability is also claimed on all previous authorisations, but it ispermitted. inevitable that this will take significantly longer than converting current authorisations and the rejection rateNote: Compass compensation and adjustment for these applications is traditionally high. Protected Rights from previous employment remain and can be Section Dcertification privileges are contained within aCategory B1 AML. assessed and claimed at any subsequent future time when required by the individual.A11.3 Category B2 An application for licence renewal cannot be made to the CAA more than 60 days before expiry. However, ifA category B2 certifying staff authorisation permits the the licence holder intends to apply for conversion to a Section Eholder to issue certificates of release to service Part-66 licence instead of renewing the Section Lfollowing maintenance on avionic and electrical licence applications will be accepted before that timesystems. Category B2 certifying staff can qualify for any and in any event should be made no later than 6 weeksA sub category subject to compliance with the before the licence is due to expire to avoid any break inappropriate A sub category requirements. continuity.Note: Compass compensation and adjustment Section F Note 1: You must have a Part-66 licence in order tocertification privileges are contained within a continue to certify under Part-145 or Part-M from 28Category B2 AML. September 2008.A11.4 Category C Note 2: If applying for the conversion of a BCAR licence to a Part-66 licence within one month of the Section GA category C certifying staff authorisation permits the date of renewal of the BCAR licence, £45.00 will beholder to issue certificates of release to service deducted from the conversion fee.following base maintenance. The authorisation is validfor the aircraft, in its entirety, including all systems. For more information and guidance relating to Part-66 and the phasing out of BCAR Section L, please refer toA12 VALIDITY PERIODS AND our web site at Section H RENEWAL OF LICENCES Further information relating to the conversion can be found in Section B.BCAR Section L A12.1 JAR-66In accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No.2042/2003, Article 7, from 28 September 2006, the Section I JAR-66 AML holders will not be required to take anyCAA no longer issue new National BCAR Section L further action to gain a Part-66 AML. A Part-66 licencelicences. Further information can be found in Section I. will automatically be issued either at the next licensing action or at time of renewal.BCAR Section L licences will be renewed for a periodof 2 years, however, as of 28 September 2008, thislicence cannot be used to certify aircraft not classified A12.2 Part-66 Section Jas Annex II, even if the validity period of your renewedlicence exceeds this date. Part-66 licences are valid for 5 years from the date of issue or last renewal. Form AD302 (SRG1011) forCertification of maintenance on airships and aircraft licence renewal can be downloaded from our web site.designated under Annex II of Commission Regulation(EC) 1592/2002 will continue under BCAR Section L for A13 PROTECTED RIGHTS Section Kthe foreseeable future. Protected rights are the entitlement to have NationalLicence privileges relating to the maintenance and licence, qualification or certification authorisationcertification of aircraft above and below 5700kg MTOM privileges (that were valid at a qualifying date)may be converted to Part-66 at the time of renewal. transferred to a Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence. Index SECTION A VALIDITY PERIODS AND RENEWAL OF LICENCES 15
  16. 16. SECTION A GENERAL INFORMATIONWith respect to certification authorisation schemes on transfer to a Part-66 AML as they exceed the scopethese include certain task-limited authorisations issued of the basic the employer at the qualifying date as well as fullauthorisations on aircraft types granted by an employer Upon licence conversion these will not be added to theor previous employer within the scope of the licence. licence document however, these privileges may continue to be exercised while the individual remainsNote: Protected rights can be claimed at any time within the employment of the organisation that issuedirrespective of changes of employment. the original authorisation. These certifying privileges are lost when the individual leaves the employ of thatOn conversion from a BCAR Section L licence, basic company and cannot be transferred.licence categories and aircraft type ratings/paragraphsheld will be transferred to the Part-66 Aircraft Note 1: These certifying privileges cannot beMaintenance Licence. Correctly issued aircraft extended and are lost when the individual leavesauthorisations from a JAR/ Part-145 organisation within the employ of the issuing organisation.a European Union or JAA full member state can betransferred to the replacement licence in the form of A15 CONVERSION OF SEVERALaircraft type ratings or group ratings. Limitations will be LICENCES OR UNLICENSEDapplied where appropriate to the basic licence and toaircraft type or group ratings reflecting the scope of the NON-UK AUTHORISATIONprevious basic licence held and the aircraft type PRIVILEGES TO A PART-66authorisations issued prior to conversion. LICENCE (FORM 27)Protected rights to a Part-66 Category A licence for Applicants holding licences from several NAA’s cancompany authorisation schemes applicable to choose to be issued a Part-66 licence by one of theunlicensed personnel, or personnel not licensed in the competent Authorities that issued a National licence.appropriate Section L LWTR categories can only be Applicants not holding a licence must have their licencerecognised when a valid authorisation has been issued by the competent Authority of the country wheregranted prior to 1 June 2001, (Airworthiness Notice 14 they last held privileges. In addition, an applicantrefers). holding an authorisation only, that has been issued by a UK JAR or Part-145 organisation for the purpose ofNote 1: Commission Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 aircraft maintenance in another Member State, mustArticle 4 Paragraph 2 refers. have their licence issued by the Member State where the authorisation privileges are being exercised.Note 2: Aircraft type authorisations remain asprotected rights and can be claimed at any time The converted licence will only take into considerationeither on or after conversion. the privileges granted by the competent Authority issuing the Part-66 licence, unless the applicantNote 3: The majority of BCAR Section L aircraft provides the competent Authority with duly completedmaintenance licenses must be converted to a Form 27, specifying the additional privileges granted byPart-66 aircraft maintenance licence by 28 other competent Authorities that are also eligible forSeptember 2006 or 28 September 2008 (for aircraft conversion.above and below 5700kg MTOM respectively). JAA Form 27 should be presented to the competentNote 4: As at time of publication, aircraft listed in Authority whom the applicant chooses to issue theAnnex II of EC Regulation 1592/2002 cannot be converted licence, at the time of application forcertified using a Part-66 licence. The National conversion. Form 27 submitted after conversion mayBCAR Section L licence will therefore be continued not be accepted by the issuing competent Authority.for certification of these aircraft. Note: Some Full Member States may not accept thisA14 GRANDFATHER RIGHTS document at this time. SRG/1018 will be assessed against the applicant’sGrandfather rights are authorisation privileges granted licence records and supporting documentation, beforeby an employer in accordance with an authorisation Form 27 is issued. The purpose of the assessment is toprocedure previously approved by the CAA that exceed identify the applicant’s entitlement to ‘protected rights’the holder’s basic licence. In some instances and subsequently what category or categories oforganisations issued authorisations for tasks outside of licence the applicant is entitled to. The CAA will alsothe basic licence privileges. Such authorisations are propose any relevant limitations to be applied to thenot accepted as falling within the entitlement to licence(s) and or type rating(s) and, the recommendedprotected rights and are not considered protected rights examination(s) to remove the limitation(s). SECTION A 16 GRANDFATHER RIGHTS
  17. 17. SECTION A GENERAL Section A Section A INFO GENERAL INFORMATIONA16 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE in an approved aircraft maintenance organisation. In LOGBOOK this case an application will need to be made to the Section B CAA on form SRG/1016, which can be downloaded from our web site Part-66 there is a requirement to recordsatisfactory basic training and skills attainment as a A letter of approval will be issued to the CAA Authorisedpre-requisite for basic licence issue, both for applicants Assessor and will be valid for two years.who have completed a Part-147 training course andapplicants who have not had formal technical training. Section C A18 THE PART-66 APPLICATIONTo assist both basic and type rating applicants to FORMS & GUIDANCEdemonstrate that they meet the licensing requirements, DOCUMENTSthe CAA has introduced an Aircraft MaintenanceEngineer’s Logbook which is now available for use and Part-66 application forms and accompanying guidancecan be ordered from the TSO at The documents are available to download from our web Section DLogbook is not available directly from the CAA. site. The forms cross-refer to the guidance document and vice-versa, giving step-by-step guidance on how toThe use of a logbook is still voluntary, however, if complete each section of the form, the requirements forsubmitted in support of an application it will enable the the particular application and any additional supportingCAA to process the application more efficiently and documents required, if necessary.reduce the handling time for the application. Section E The forms with accompanying guidance can beNote: It is only necessary to submit the relevant downloaded from our web site pages in support of an application and not licensing.the entire document. A19 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURESA17 THE LOGBOOK ASSESSOR Section F This section details the administration proceduresIt is an Assessors responsibility to evaluate and when applying to the CAA for a particular service.determine the extent of practical skills and Applications should be sent to: Personnel Licensingmaintenance experience necessary for the holder to Department (PLD), Civil Aviation Authority, Safetysubmit an application for an engineers licence. There Regulation Group, Aviation House (GE), Gatwickare two types of Assessor as detailed below. Section G Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR.A17.1 Part-145 and Part-147 Logbook A19.1 Applying for a Service Assessor PLD have revised the application process in line withThe Assessor will be nominated by the Part-145 or the introduction of Part-66. This process includes a Section HPart-147 organisation by virtue of holding a supervisory revised application form SRG/1014 which must beor management position within the approved used for all Part-66 applications. Comprehensive andorganisation. In this case the CAA would expect the easy-to-follow application guidance is provided.nominated person or persons to be included in thatorganisation’s exposition. This will allow the person or To replace the Company Support letter, previouslypersons of that organisation to act as an Assessor for required with all JAR-66 conversion applications, a newthat organisation for the duration of that organisation’s licence application SRG/1020 support document has Section IPart-145 or Part-147 approval or whilst they remain in been produced reducing the overall handling time. Thisthe employ of that organisation. document should be downloaded with Form SRG/ 1014, which should be handed to the applicant’sNote: It is not necessary to submit application form Quality Department to be completed and signed. BothSRG/1016 as the CAA Assessor Authorisation is Forms SRG/1020 and SRG/1014, should be submittednot required for a Part-145 or Part-147 organisation. as a complete application along with supporting Section J documentation.A17.2 The CAA Authorised Assessor (for applicants working outside of Part-145 When an application is submitted to PLD, the Customer and Part-147 organisations) Service Unit will check the application to ensure that all necessary paperwork, logbook, fees etc. have beenThe Assessor will be a senior licensed aircraft submitted. The application will then be assessed to Section Kmaintenance engineer whose licence coverage ascertain whether all technical requirements have beenencompasses that for which the application is being met. An applicant will be notified if the application hasmade or the Assessor will be a person with acceptable been rejected in writing or by e-mail.experience who holds or who has held a senior position Index SECTION A AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE LOGBOOK 17
  18. 18. SECTION A GENERAL INFORMATIONPLD are aware how important it is for customers to A19.6 Lost Licenceknow how long their application may take to beprocessed, and whilst we do endeavour to keep within Individuals who have lost their licence are required toour published CAA Code of Practice timescales, there submit Form 19 (SRG/1014) for a duplicate licence.may be variations in actual delivery times. There is a charge for this service.A19.2 Scheme of Charges Note: The current licence should be returned to the CAA prior to change of details.Details of our scheme of charges can be found on ourweb site: A20 COMPLAINTS AND APPEALSA19.3 Change of Address Whilst PLD endeavour to provide a high level of service to our Customers, inevitably there will be times whenChanges of address should be made in writing by letter, due to circumstances beyond our control, we exceedfax or by change of address notification card and must our published licence processing times. We are alsoinclude the current licence. Quote your CAA reference regrettably unable to respond to enquiries of thisnumber together with details of the new permanent nature, as this could further add to the delays inaddress. Once actioned, the new licence will be sent. processing licence applications. All licence applicationsWhen received the licence must be signed in ink. are dealt with in date order of receipt.A19.4 Change of Name If you have a complaint or are appealing against a decision not to issue your licence, a letter should beThe holder of a licence who has changed their name is addressed to: Head of Customer Service Unit,required to notify the CAA by completing Form 19 Personnel Licensing Department, CAA, Aviation(SRG/1014) enclosing the appropriate fee. If the House, Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex RH6 0YR.change of name is through marriage, the originalmarriage certificate must be submitted. There is no The letter of complaint or appeal should includecharge for a change of name through marriage. • Your full name, date of birth and referenceIf the change of name is other than by marriage you are number.required to submit either actual passport, originalchange of name deed or original decree absolute. • Full details of the complaint/appeal.There is a charge for this service. • Names of CAA staff handling your application/A19.5 Change of Nationality enquiry.An application for change of nationality must be made • Any relevant contact/application completing Form 19 (SRG/1014). There is a chargefor this service. SECTION A 18 complaints and appeals
  19. 19. ◆ Appendix A List of Application Forms APPENDICES TO SECTION A SECTION A SECTION A GENERAL INFORMATION19Index Section K Section J Section I Section H Section G Section F Section E Section D Section C Section B Section A Section A GENERAL INFO
  20. 20. SECTION A GENERAL INFORMATIONAPPENDIX A LIST OF APPLICATION FORMS Form Number Form Title SRG/1002 Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence – Application for Written Examination EASA 19E SRG/1005 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence Grant or Extension – Application (BCAR) AD 300 SRG/1006 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence Application for BCAR Section L Written AD 300A Examination(s) SRG/1007 Type Rating Record of Experience AD 301 SRG/1009 Part-147 Grant or Variation of Approval – Application Form 12 SRG/1011 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence Renewal – Application AD 302 SRG/1012 Approval of Type Training for a BCAR Section L Type Rating – Application SRG/1013 Approval of Type Training for Part-66 Type Rating – Application SRG/1014 Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence – Application Form 19 SRG/1016 CAA Authorised Assessor Application SRG/1017 BCAR – Part-66 Conversion Module Examination and Experience Certificate SRG/1018 JAA Form 27 - Application SRG/1020 Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Support Document – ApplicationNote: For Part-66 applicants converting from BCAR, forms SRG/1014 (Form 19) and SRG/1020must be submitted together as one application. SECTION A 20 APPENDIX A
  21. 21. ELGD Section A OF PROTECTED CONVERSION 2007 Section B RIGHTS Section Section C SECTION B Section D CONVERSION OF PROTECTED RIGHTS Section E◆ B1 Transfer of Protected Rights to a Part-66 Licence◆ B2 BCAR to Part-66 Conversion Dates◆ B3 Recommendation for Applicants Converting to a Part-66 Licence Section F◆ B4 Fast-Track Process for Part-66 Conversions◆ B5 Qualifications Giving Protected Rights◆ B6 Conversion of BCAR LWTR to Part-66 Basic Licence◆ B7 Authorisation Conversion Criteria Section G◆ B8 Conversion of LWTR’s of Section L Issue 14 Onwards◆ B9 National Privileges on Conversion◆ B10 Issue of a Category A Licence to a previously Unlicensed Engineer◆ B11 Conversion of BCAR Type Ratings to a Part-66 Licence Section H◆ B12 Protected Rights to Category C◆ B13 Limitations on a Converted Licence◆ B14 Removing Limitations from a Basic Licence◆ B15 Converting to a Non-Restricted (Without Limitations) Section I Basic Category Licence◆ B16 Removing Limitations from a Type Rating◆ B17 Making Your Application◆ B18 If Your Application Fails Section J◆ Appendix A Common Part-66 Conversion Scenarios◆ Appendix B Removal of Limitations from a Part-66 Licence◆ Appendix C Exemption from Experience Requirement◆ Appendix D Diagram of Fast-Track Process Section K Index
  22. 22. SECTION B CONVERSION OF PROTECTED RIGHTSB1 TRANSFER OF PROTECTED RIGHTS TO A PART-66 LICENCEB1.1 Background to JAR-66 conferred under the auspices of AWN 3 do not extend to aircraft above 5700 kg MTOM. Further informationJAR-66 introduced requirements that were generally at regarding this can be found in Section B4.a higher or broader level than those that existedpreviously under UK National licensing. However to Where a Part-66 licence is referred to throughoutensure that certifying staff retained their entitlement to this Section, it also applies to those applicantscertify provision was made for protected rights to be holding a JAR-66 licence.transferred to a JAR-66 licence. JAR-66 coveredaircraft above 5700 kg MTOM only. B2 BCAR TO PART-66 CONVERSION DATESUnder JAR-66 protected rights applied only toaeroplanes and helicopters of 5700 kg MTOM andabove and so only these privileges could be transferred As of 28 September 2006 BCAR licences are no longerto a JAR-66 licence. For privileges held but not yet issued, unless specifically requested for theincluded within JAR-66, the Section L BCAR licence certification of aircraft listed in Annex II of ECwas re-issued reflecting these privileges. Regulation 1592/2002. A Part-66 licence will be issued instead, with the appropriate limitations.B1.2 Part-66 As of 28 September 2008 a Part-66 licence will be required for the certification of all aircraft regulated byUnder Part-66 the provisions of transferring protected EASA, therefore, any BCAR Section L licence used forrights are largely the same as for JAR-66, except that aircraft other than Annex II (mentioned above) will bePart-66 includes both aircraft above and below 5700 converted to a Part-66 licence on Note 1: BCAR applicants who have not completedThe conversion of certification privileges regarding the qualifications for licence issue, must qualify forelectrical power generation and distribution systems Part-66 licence issue by completion of the requisitehas changed between JAR-66 and Part-66. Part-66 exam modules. However, BCAR module 13 (Human Performance) will exempt applicants inPreviously on conversion to a JAR-66 AML, a B2 Part-66 module 9 (Human Factors) and post issuelicence holder has been granted limitation 8 to the basic 15 BCAR module 7 (Fixed and Variable Pitchlicence and qualifying aircraft types reflecting protected Propellers) will exempt applicants in Part-66rights for certification privileges in electrical power module 17 (Propeller). No other modules havegeneration and distribution in mechanical systems. been assessed as equivalent. All other modules must be taken to the Part-66 exam standards.It has been determined that protected rights regardingcertification privileges in electrical power generation Note 2: For BCAR applicants currently awaitingand distribution systems is more appropriately oral boards or completing an approved course (seeachieved by the issue of a Part-66 B1 and B2 AML with B2.1 also), the current BCAR rules will continue.limitations applied to both categories of licence, However, should the applicant fail an oral board,reflecting an individuals licence scope and certification the provisions of BCAR Section L 5.2.1 will apply.privileges prior to conversion.Current JAR-66 licence holders with limitation 8 applied B2.1 BCAR Limitation 101 (BCAR Approvedto the basic licence and qualifying aircraft types may Courses)continue to exercise certification privileges in electricalpower generation and distribution systems. At the Part-66 does not provide for the above limitation, whichindividuals next licensing event a Part-66 AML will be previously under BCAR Section L was endorsed on theissued as described in the previous paragraph licence of those applicants who completed an approvedreplacing the existing JAR-66 AML. course of training. This limitation required a further 12 months aircraft maintenance experience before anyBCAR Section L type rated licence holders may have authorisation to sign a certificate of release to servicecertification privileges conferred to them under could be issued.Airworthiness Notice 3 in electrical power generationand distribution systems and avionic LRU replacement BCAR applicants, issued with a Part-66 licence inand bite check. accordance with Section B2, will still require this experience prior to the endorsement of a first typeProvision has been made for these certification rating. It is acceptable however, to undertake the typeprivileges to be recognised under protected rights on training and testing within this 12 month period andconversion to be Part-66 AML. Protected Rights SECTION B 22 TRANSFER OF PROTECTED RIGHTS TO A PART-66 LICENCE
  23. 23. SECTION B Section A CONVERSION OF PROTECTED RIGHTSmake application in readiness for the end of the 12 This system is designed to enable engineers to convert OF PROTECTED CONVERSIONmonth period. their basic licence, and current active type ratings only. Section B RIGHTS Other older types previously held remain as protected SectionB3 RECOMMENDATION FOR rights and can be added at any time in the future should APPLICANTS CONVERTING TO A they be required. PART-66 LICENCE This system should only be used for engineers applying to convert their basic licence and current approvals/ Section CIt is recommended by the CAA that applicants wishing type ratings. PLD will be able to identify fast-trackto convert their basic BCAR-Section L licence and applications from a declaration made by the Qualityauthorisations/type ratings to a Part-66 AML, apply to Manager refereeing the application and supportconvert current approvals/type ratings only. document.Correctly issued approvals from a Part-145 Note 1: Applications submitted as fast track whichorganisation within an EU or full Member State of the do not represent the ‘current approvals/type Section DJAA are considered protected rights on conversion, ratings only’ concept, will be handled inhowever, determination of these protected rights from accordance with our ‘normal method’ procedures.previous employment is often considerably moreexhaustive and subsequently more time consuming to Note 2: The CAA recognises that individual’sachieve. protected rights for aircraft type authorisations not added to the licence will remain (where applicable) Section EThe CAA recognises that individual’s protected rights and these can be applied for at any subsequentfor these aircraft type additions will remain (where valid) future time when required by the individual.and this can be achieved at any subsequent future timewhen required by the individual. A diagram showing the two different methods is shown at Appendix D to this Section.Full recognition of an individual’s protected rights can Section Fbe achieved on conversion, but it is likely that this will B5 QUALIFICATIONS GIVINGtake significantly longer than converting current PROTECTED RIGHTSauthorisations and the rejection rate for theseapplications is traditionally high. Qualifications that may be included in a Part-66 licenceB4 FAST-TRACK PROCESS FOR issued to reflect ‘protected rights’ are as follows: Section G PART-66 CONVERSIONS • Section L LWTR’s on a valid BCAR Section L licenceThe Personnel Licensing Department (PLD) of the CAAhave launched new application forms, details of which • Section L Type Ratings on a valid BCAR Section Lcan be found in Section A17. licence Section HWith the introduction of Part-66 PLD now offer two • A8-13 Full CRS Type Authorisations (currently ormethods of licence conversion to licensed engineers, previously held based upon acceptable typedependant upon the requirements of the licence holder training)and organisation that they are working for. The twomethods, available now, are described below. • A8-3 Full CRS Type Approvals (only if current) Section IB4.1 Normal Method • A8-13 Limited CRS Authorisations (previously referred to as Limited and Simple)This method is largely the same as before, except thatthe new forms must be submitted in place of the old • AWN 14 Limited CRS Authorisations (Certifyingones. The ‘normal method’ will be used by applicants Mechanic schemes)claiming full protected rights, which will include old Section Japprovals, which in general have taken a significant • Full CRS authorisations issued by a Part-145amount of time to assess, in order to identify the scope organisation located within another EU/JAAof approval. Member State • Only correctly issued approvals in accordanceB4.2 Fast-Track Method with approved schemes prior to 1 June 2001. Section KThis method is designed to reduce the handling time of Authorisations to certify issued by an organisationthe applications, and enables PLD to issue licences to outside the EU member states – even if it holdsapplicants more quickly than by using the ‘normal Part-145 approval – are intended to support themethod’. Index SECTION B RECOMMENDATION FOR APPLICANTS CONVERTING TO A PART-66 LICENCE 23