The process to get EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance License (AML)
License categories: B1.1, B1.2, B1.3, B1.4, B2 or B3
You have 2 steps to get your Basic EASA Part 66 license with endorsed aircraft type:
STEP 1: Get your theoretical training (examinations) for the license category done
1. Apply to Part 147 training organization and book your seat for training & examination. For this you have three options:
You attend Basic training course & examinations in Part 147 approved Aircraft Maintenance Training Organization (AMTO). This in total requires 2400 hours of Theoretical and Practical training and altogether takes 20 months to be accomplished. Additional to that you need to gain 2 years of experiences in respected Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO). The whole process to finish this option takes 4 years.
If you have finished any Technical Trade School which program is recognized by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA which you chose to issue your AML), then you need to accumulate 3 years of experiences in respected AMO. The whole process takes finishing Technical Trade School plus 3 years. Please note this option is possible only in a few EU states.
You attend an examination for chosen modules (e.g. for B1.1 there are 13 modules – 16 exams) with one of the competent authorities or in Part 147 approved AMTO. Additional to that you need to gain 5 years of experiences in respected AMO. The whole process to finish this option takes 5 years.
2. Pass all required module exams for respective license category (for B1.1 there are 13 modules with 16 exams. For B2 there are 12 modules with 15 exams). You get a Certificate of Recognition for each module successfully completed
3. Gather documented aviation maintenance experience (it is required from 2 to 5 years of experience – depends on the option you have chosen). You collect experience details in the log book in Part 145 maintenance organization or some other AMO.
4. Fulfil EASA Form 19, attach the above mentioned documentation and apply for AML to one of EU CAA. After roughly a month, you will receive your EASA Part 66 license.
STEP 2: Get the first aircraft type endorsed into your Aircraft Maintenance License
1. Apply to Part 147 training organization and book your seat for Type Training course
2. Attend the Theoretical part of a Type Training course and examination (held in the classroom and takes from 5 to 6 weeks – the duration depends on aircraft type). You get Certificate of Recognition for theoretical course passed.
3. Attend Practical part of a Type Training course and Practical assessment (held on chosen aircraft type in premises of Part 147 training organization and takes minimum 2 weeks). You get Certificate of Recognition for practical course passed.
4. Attend structured On the Job Training (OJT) in the duration of approximately three months (held in Part 145 organization which has OJT approved and has your chosen aircraft type on their Part 145 approval certificate). You get your OJT log book signed by the trainer of Part 145 organization.
5. Fulfill EASA Form 19, attach above mentioned documentation and apply for aircraft type endorsement into your AML. Do this at the CAA which initially issued your AML. After less than a month, you will receive your EASA Part 66 license.
By having your AML with endorsed Aircraft Type you are able to work in any Part 145 organization as a Licensed Engineer.