- What is Part-66?
Part 66 aviation regulations define the conditions under which a maintenance engineer is authorized to release an aircraft into service after a maintenance operation. The conditions required are defined by minimum education requirements (school leaving certificates, working language, etc) as well as type rating qualifications for the aircraft or particular tasks.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the body responsible for ensuring that National Competent Authorities e.g. Department Civil Aviation Malaysia verify aircraft engineer licence applications. For maintaining aircraft of 5700kg MTOM and above, but excluding airships, licences are issued under EASA Implementing Rule (IR) Part-66. Part-66 is a common European aircraft maintenance licence recognised in all EASA member states.
- Who needs to apply for a Part-66 licence?
You need to apply for a Part-66 licence if you:
have never been licensed, but wish to further your career as an aircraft maintenance engineer
wish to up- grade your existing Part-66 licence to a higher category
wish to convert your BCAR Section L licence to an unrestricted Part-66 licence
do I qualify for the licence?
There are three main steps to go through.
Find out which modules you need for your requirements, and decide on an appropriate mode of study. APR Aviation Training Centre offers formal Part-66 training and coaching through PART66 module.
When you are ready, apply to the DCA and sit your formal examination. These exams are held in credit for five years, while you complete your licence requirements.
Complete the relevant experience. This can be accomplished concurrently if you are studying part time. Always check with the DCA as to what your requirements will be, but you will need between two and five years of practical experience.
You will need to formally record your experience, preferably in an approved engineers log book (guidance available from the DCA)
long does it take to complete each module?
There is no set time limit and you can study whenever it suits you. Some people have found that they can complete a Part-66 module (including all the assessments) in less than three weeks, whilst others need a few months. It's up to you how fast you progress through the course. Some modules are very large due to their extensive syllabus content.
- Tell me about the personal tutor... who are they and how do I get in touch?For each module that you take, you will be allocated a personal tutor whose job it is to support you and to ensure that you get the best out of your course. Your tutor will provide you with feedback on all of your course assessments and is someone who will help you with problems and questions. There are all LWTR holder - Licence Without Type Rating and qualified as instructor. To get in touch please refer to tutor page.
I get a certificate when I complete a module?
Yes, provided you can obtain a mark of 75% or more in the final assessment for the module. This will tell you that you are ready for the DCA examination but, if you need to, you can repeat the final assessment as many times as you like until you are happy with your marks. In any event, your tutor will give you extra help on any questions that you get wrong and will also suggest topics that you can focus on for extra revision.