PART-66 /JAR-66.A.30 Experience Requirements

(a) An applicant for an PART-66 /JAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence shall have acquired:

1. for PART-66 category A and subcategories B1.2 and B1.4:

three years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft, if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training; or
two years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of training considered relevant by the competent authority as a skilled worker, in a technical trade; or
one year of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of a Part-147 approved basic training course.

2. for PART-66 category B2 and subcategories B1.1 and B1.3:
five years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training; or
three years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of training considered relevant by the competent authority as a skilled worker, in a technical trade; or
two years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of a Part -147 approved basic training course.

3. for PART-66 category C with respect to large aircraft:

three years of experience exercising category B1.1, B1.3 or B2 privileges on large aircraft or as Part-145 B1.1, B1.3 or B2 support staff, or, a combination of both; or
five years of experience exercising category B1.2 or B1.4 privileges on large aircraft or as Part-145 B1.2 or B1.4 support staff, or a combination of both; or

4. for category C with respect to non large aircraft:

three years of experience exercising category B1 or B.2 privileges on non large aircraft or as Part-145 B1 or B.2 support staff, or a combination of both; or

5. for category C obtained through the academic route:

an applicant holding an academic degree in a technical discipline, from a university or other higher educational institution recognized by the competent authority, three years of experience working in a civil aircraft maintenance environment on a representative selection of tasks directly associated with aircraft maintenance including six months of observation of base maintenance tasks.

(b)    An applicant for an extension to an PART-66 /JAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence shall have a minimum civil aircraft maintenance experience requirement appropriate to the additional category or subcategory of Licence applied for as defined in Appendix IV to this Part.

(c)    For category A, B1 and B2 the experience must be practical which means being involved with a representative cross section of maintenance tasks on aircraft.

(d)    For all applicants, at least one year of the required experience must be recent maintenance experience on aircraft of the category/subcategory for which the initial PART-66 /JAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence is sought. For subsequent category/subcategory additions to an existing PART-66 /JAR-66 Aircraft Maintenance License, the additional recent maintenance experience required may be less than one year, but must be at least three months. The required experience must be dependent upon the difference between the Licence category/subcategory held and applied for. Such additional experience must be typical of the new Licence category/subcategory sought.

(e)    Notwithstanding paragraph (a), aircraft maintenance experience gained outside a civil aircraft maintenance environment shall be accepted when such maintenance is equivalent to that required by this Part as established by the competent authority. Additional experience of civil aircraft maintenance shall, however, be required to ensure understanding of the civil aircraft maintenance environment.

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