EASA PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License AERO PLANES AND HELICOPTERS

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EASA PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License AERO PLANES AND HELICOPTERS
(a) This section establishes the requirements for the issue of an PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License and conditions of its validity and use, for aeroplanes and helicopters of the following categories:
  •  Category A
  •  Category B1
  •  Category B2
  •  Category C
(b) Categories A and B1 are subdivided into subcategories relative to combinations of aeroplanes, helicopters, turbine and piston engines. The subcategories are:
  •  A1 and B1.1 Aeroplanes Turbine
  •  A2 and B1.2 Aeroplanes Piston
  •  A3 and B1.3 Helicopters Turbine
  •  A4 and B1.4 Helicopters Piston

An application for an PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License or amendment to such license shall be made on EASA Form 19 and in a manner established by the competent authority and submitted thereto. An application for the amendment to an PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License shall be made to the competent authority that issued the PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License.

An applicant for an PART-66 (JAR-66) Aircraft Maintenance License shall be at least 18 years of age.

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

1. for category A and subcategories B1.2 and B1.4:

(i) three years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft, if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training; or

(ii) 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

(iii) one year of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of a Part-147 approved basic training course.

2. for category B2 and subcategories B1.1 and B1.3:

(i) five years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training; or

(ii) 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

(iii) two years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of a Part -147 approved basic training course.

3. for category C with respect to large aircraft:

(i) 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

(ii) 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:

(a) 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 License shall have a minimum civil aircraft maintenance experience requirement appropriate to the additional category or subcategory of license 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 License 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 license category/subcategory held and applied for. Such additional experience must be typical of the new license 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.


KNOWLEDGE LEVELS — CATEGORY A, B1, B2 AND C AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE LICENSE
Basic knowledge for categories A, B1 and B2 are indicated by the allocation of knowledge levels indicators (1, 2 or 3) against each applicable subject. Category C applicants must meet either the category B1 or the category B2 basic knowledge levels.
The knowledge level indicators are defined as follows:

LEVEL 1
A familiarization with the principal elements of the subject.
Objectives: The applicant should be familiar with the basic elements of the subject.
The applicant should be able to give a simple description of the whole subject, using common words and examples.
The applicant should be able to use typical terms.

LEVEL 2
A general knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
An ability to apply that knowledge.
Objectives: The applicant should be able to understand the theoretical fundamentals of the subject.
The applicant should be able to give a general description of the subject using, as appropriate, typical examples.
The applicant should be able to use mathematical formulae in conjunction with physical laws describing the subject.
The applicant should be able to read and understand sketches, drawings and schematics describing the subject.
The applicant should be able to apply his knowledge in a practical manner using detailed procedures.

LEVEL 3
A detailed knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.
A capacity to combine and apply the separate elements of knowledge in a logical and comprehensive manner.
Objectives: The applicant should know the theory of the subject and interrelationships with other subjects.
The applicant should be able to give a detailed description of the subject using theoretical fundamentals and specific examples.
The applicant should understand and be able to use mathematical formulae related to the subject.
The applicant should be able to read, understand and prepare sketches, simple drawings and schematics describing the subject.
The applicant should be able to apply his knowledge in a practical manner using manufacturer's instructions.
The applicant should be able to interpret results from various sources and measurements and apply corrective action where appropriate.

Qualification on basic subjects for each PART 66 aircraft maintenance license category or subcategory should be in accordance with the following matrix. Applicable subjects are indicated by an ‘X’: 




PART66 (JAR66) Module Syllabus




Standardisation Basis For Examinations

a) All basic examinations must be carried out using the multi-choice question format and essay questions as specified below.

b) Each multi-choice question must have three alternative answers of which only one must be the correct answer and the candidate must be allowed a time per module which is based upon a nominal average of 75 seconds per question.

c) Each essay question requires the preparation of a written answer and the candidate must be allowed 20 minutes to answer each such question.

d) Suitable essay questions must be drafted and evaluated using the knowledge syllabus in PART 66 Appendix I Modules 7, 9 and 10.

e) Each question will have a model answer drafted for it, which will also include any known alternative answers that may be relevant for other subdivisions.

f) The model answer will also be broken down into a list of the important points known as Key Points.

g) The pass mark for each PART 66 module and sub-module multi-choice part of the examination is 75 %.

h) The pass mark for each essay question is 75 % in that the candidates answer must contain 75 % of the required key points addressed by the question and no significant error related to any required key point.

i) If either the multi-choice part only or the essay part only is failed, then it is only necessary to retake the multi-choice or essay part, as appropriate.

j) Penalty marking systems must not be used to determine whether a candidate has passed.

k) All PART 66 modules that make up a complete PART 66 aircraft maintenance licence category or subcategory must be passed within a 5 year time period of passing the first module except in the case specified in paragraph 1.12. A failed module may not be retaken for at least 90 days following the date of the failed module examination, except in the case of a Part-147 approved maintenance training organisation which conducts a course of retraining tailored to the failed subjects in the particular module when the failed module may be retaken after 30 days.

l) The 5 year time period specified in paragraph 1.11 does not apply to those modules which are common to more than one PART 66 aircraft maintenance licence category or subcategory and which were previously passed as part of another such category or subcategory examination.


Subject Module 1 Mathematics:
Category A-16 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 20 minutes.
Category B1-30 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 40 minutes.
Category B2-30 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 40 minutes.

Subject Module 2 Physics:
Category A-30 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 40 minutes.
Category B1-50 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.
Category B2-50 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.

Subject Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals:
Category A- 0 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.
Category B1-50 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.
Category B2-50 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.

Subject Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals:
Category A-None.
Category B1-20 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.
Category B2-40 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 50 minutes.

Subject Module 5 Digital Techniques/Electronic Instrument Systems:
Category A-16 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 20 minutes.
Category B1.1 & B1.3-40 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 50 minutes.
Category B1.2 & B1.4-20 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.
Category B2-70 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 90 minutes.

Subject Module 6 Materials and Hardware:
Category A-50 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.
Category B1-70 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 90 minutes.
Category B2-60 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 75 minutes.

Subject Module 7 Maintenance Practices:
Category A-70 multi-choice and 2 essay questions. Time allowed 90 minutes plus 40 minutes.
Category B1-80 multi-choice and 2 essay questions. Time allowed 100 minutes plus 40 minutes.
Category B2-60 multi-choice and 2 essay questions. Time allowed 75 minutes plus 40 minutes.

Subject Module 8 Basic Aerodynamics:
Category A-20 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.
Category B1-20 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.
Category B2-20 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.

Subject Module 9 Human factors:
Category A-20 multi-choice and 1 essay question. Time allowed 25 minutes plus 20 minutes.
Category B1-20 multi-choice and 1 essay question. Time allowed 25 minutes plus 20 minutes.
Category B2-20 multi-choice and 1 essay question. Time allowed 25 minutes plus 20 minutes.

Subject Module 10 Aviation Legislation:
Category A-30 multi-choice and 1 essay question. Time allowed 40 minutes plus 20 minutes.
Category B1-40 multi-choice and 1 essay question. Time allowed 50 minutes plus 20 minutes.
Category B2-40 multi-choice and 1 essay question. Time allowed 50 minutes plus 20 minutes.

Subject Module 11a Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems:
Category A-100 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 125 minutes.
Category B1-130 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 165 minutes.
Category B2-None.

Subject Module 11b Piston Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems:
Category A-70 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 90 minutes.
Category B1-100 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 125 minutes.
Category B2-None.

Subject Module 12 Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems:
Category A-90 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 115 minutes.
Category B1-115 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 145 minutes.
Category B2-None.

Subject Module 13 Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems:
Category A-None.
Category B1-None.
Category B2-130 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 165 minutes.

Subject Module 14 Propulsion:
Category A-None.
Category B1-None.
Category B2-25 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 30 minutes.

Subject Module 15 Gas Turbine Engine:
Category A-60 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 75 minutes.
Category B1-90 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 115 minutes.
Category B2-None.

Subject Module 16 Piston Engine:
Category A-0 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 65 minutes.
Category B1-0 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 90 minutes.
Category B2-None.

Subject Module 17 Propeller:
Category A-0 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 25 minutes.
Category B1-30 multi-choice and 0 essay questions. Time allowed 40 minutes.
Category B2-None.

This Subpart provides the procedure for examinations conducted by the competent authority.

PART66 (JAR66).B.200 Examination by the competent authority
a)     All examination questions shall be kept in a secure manner prior to an examination, to ensure that candidates will not know which particular questions will form the basis of the examination. The competent authority shall nominate those persons who control the questions to be used for each examination.

(b)     The competent authority shall appoint examiners who shall be present during all examinations to ensure the integrity of the examination.

(c)     Basic examinations shall follow the standard specified in Appendix I and II to this Part.

(d)     Type examinations must follow the standard specified in Appendix III to this Part.

(e)     New essay questions shall be raised at least every six months and used questions withdrawn or rested from use. A record of the questions used shall be retained in the records for reference.

(f)      All examination papers shall be handed out at the start of the examination to the candidate and handed back to the examiner at the end of the allotted examination time period. No examination paper may be removed from the examination room during the allotted examination time period.

(g)     Apart from specific documentation needed for type examinations, only the examination paper may be available to the candidate during the examination.

(h)     Examination candidates shall be separated from each other so that they cannot read each other's examination papers. They may not speak to any person other than the examiner.

(i)       Candidates who are proven to be cheating shall be banned from taking any further examination within 12 months of the date of the examination in which they were found cheating.

PART66 (JAR66) Licence Step by Step.
  • Download the Application Form.
  • Fill the Form. Mention exam date and venue. (You may add one extra module so that you can use its time for other modules.
  • Get it signed by your Quality Assurance / Control Department.
  • Send Form with Fee to CAA UK Address.
  • Wait for CAA confirmation of date and venue.
  • Revise your course at least three times.
  • Last night before exam have a peaceful sleep( very important).
  • Arrive one hour before exam.
  • At examination seat, Relax and write all easy answers in one go. Those you do not know just skip them. Do them in 2nd attempt.
  • After you finish paper. Go home and try to recall question and answers and send them to us.

For further details and guidance, pls feel free to visit http://aircraft-license.com/


1 comments:

bharathi December 19, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

is it better to do EASA PART 66 in a training academy like AST or OAA..... or is it better do as an apprentice in a company........

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