How to Become an Aircraft Engineer?
Like all specialized occupations, in order to become an Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Engineer, you'll need to go through a series of examinations and licensing procedures.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 licence is the main one. It's a globally recognized licensing program, and one of the most critical qualifications of an Aircraft Maintenance Technician/Engineer in any aviation industry.
EASA Part-66 Licence System
|A||Line Maintenance Certifying (Mechanic)||A1||Aeroplane Turbine|
|B1||Line Maintenance Certifying Engineer (Mecanical)||B1.1||Aeroplane Turbine|
|B2||Line Maintenance Certifying Engineer (Avionics)||B2||Avionics|
|B3||B3||Simple Light Aeroplane|
|C||Base Maintenance Certifying Engine||C||All Combinations|
This table on the left shows how EASA Part 66 license is split and categorized depending on specific fields of aircraft maintenance.
Sub-Categories A1 and B1.1 are identical courses taught in different categories.
The categories highlighted in RED are what will be covered in the EASA Part-147 Approved Basic Training Program. This is the program we are currently offering assistance to students in enrollment and application procedures.
All Part-66 Modules must be passed within a 10 year time period of passing the first module.
A FAILED module may not be retaken for at least 90 days following the date of the failed module examination.
EASA Part-66 Licencing Experience Requirements
For Categories B1.1 and B2:
5 years of Practical Maintenance Experience on operating aircraft if the applicant has no previous relevant technical training
2 years Practical Maintenance Experience on operating aircraft AND completion of a Part - 147 Approved Basic Training Program (which usually takes 22 months to complete)
Our agency aims to prepare potential candidates for the EASA Part-66 Licencing by fulfilling the second option of their experience requirements.
For more information regarding the types of courses involved in the Approved Basic Training Program, feel free to take a look at the brochure in the link below: