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Experience Requirements  

Experience Required for Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License

 It is only necessary to provide information on duration of experience relating to whichever licence and/or rating you are applying for.

 For example, if you are applying for a removal of limitation(s) from a type rating, only information relating to that type is required.  The following table provides information of the minimum experience required for each application. 

Application

Applicant's History

Experience Required

Category A, or

Category B1.2, or

Category B1.4

No previous training.

3 Years

Skilled Worker

2 Years

Part-147 Students

1 Year

Category B1.1, or

Category B1.3, or

Category B2

No previous training.

5 Years

Skilled Worker

3 Years

Part-147 Students

2 Years

Category C

(Large Aircraft)

B1.1, B1.3 or B2 certifying or support staff on large aircraft.

3 Years

B1.2 or B1.4 certifying or support staff on large aircraft

5 years

Category C

(non-Large Aircraft)

B1 or B2 certifying or support staff on non-large aircraft.

3 Years

Category C

(Graduate Route)

Academic degree in a technical discipline from a University or higher educational institution recognised by the CAA.

3 Years (incl. 6 months observation of base maintenance)

 

Note: In addition to the overall experience requirement, there is a recency requirement of one year's experience on aircraft typical of the category or sub-category being applied for.  Of this one year, six months must have been gained in the 12 months preceding application.  The remainder of the experience must have been gained in the preceding 7 years.

Additional practical maintenance experience required to include another Category or sub-Category:

To

From

A1

A2

A3

A4

B1.1

B1.2

B1.3

B1.4

B2

A1

 

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

2 yrs

6 mths

2 yrs

1 yr

2 yrs

A2

6 mths

 

6 mths

6 mths

2 yrs

6 mths

2 yrs

1 yr

2 yrs

A3

6 mths

6 mths

 

6 mths

2 yrs

1 yr

2 yrs

6 mths

2 yrs

A4

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

 

2 yrs

1 yr

2 yrs

6 mths

2 yrs

B1.1

None

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

 

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

1 yr

B1.2

6 mths

None

6 mths

6 mths

2 yrs

 

2 yrs

6 mths

2 yrs

B1.3

6 mths

6 mths

None

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

 

6 mths

1 yr

B1.4

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

None

2 yrs

6 mths

2 yrs

 

2 yrs

B2

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

6 mths

1 yr

1 yr

1 yr

1 yr

 

Note: The above experience must be on civil operating aircraft in the Category or sub-Category relevant to the application and may be reduced on completion of a relevant Part 147 Course.

 

 
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