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AME LICENCE CATEGORIES , PRIVILEGES & BASIC EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

Updated: Sep 18

Licence categories

(a) Aircraft maintenance licences include the following categories:

- Category A

- Category B1

- Category B2

- Category B3

- 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


(c) Category B3 is applicable to piston-engine non-pressurised aeroplanes of 2000 kg MTOM and below.


Privileges

1. Category A licence holder to issue certificates for release to service after minor

scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification within the limits of

maintenance tasks specifically endorsed on the authorisation issued by a

maintenance organisation approved under rule 133B for the broad category of

aircraft endorsed on the licence and the certification privileges shall be restricted

to the work carried out by the licence holder himself in the maintenance

organization that issues the authorisation.


2. Category B1 licence holder to issue certificates for release to service and act as

support staff following the maintenance performed on aircraft structure, powerplant,

mechanical and electrical systems, work on avionics system requiring

simple tests to prove their serviceability and not requiring trouble shooting, in

respect of an aircraft type endorsed on the licence.

NOTE: (a) Category B1 shall include the appropriate sub-category of Category A;


3 Category B2 licence holder to issue ―

(a) certificates of release to service after maintenance on avionic and electrical

systems, avionics and electrical system within engine and mechanical systems

requiring only simple tests to prove their serviceability of aircraft type endorsed

on the licence;

(b) certificates of release to service after minor scheduled line maintenance and

simple defect rectification within the limits of tasks specifically endorsed on the

certification authorisation issued by an approved maintenance organisation of

aircraft type endorsed on the licence and this certification privilege shall be

restricted to work that the licence holder has personally performed in the

maintenance organisation which issued the certification authorisation and limited

to the rating already endorsed on the licence.


4. Category B3 licence holders to issue certificates of release to service after

maintenance on aeroplane structure, engine and mechanical and electrical

systems, work on avionic systems requiring only simple tests to prove their

serviceability and not requiring troubleshooting of ‘piston-engine non-pressurised

aeroplanes of 2000 kg Maximum Take-off Mass and below’


5 Category C licence holders to issue certificates of release to service after base

maintenance in respect of an aircraft of the type endorsed on the licence. The

privileges apply to the aircraft in its entirety including all systems.

NOTE―Simple test means a test described in approved maintenance data and such

in nature that aircraft system serviceability is verified through aircraft controls,

switches, Built-in Test Equipment (BITE), Central Maintenance Computer (CMC)

or external test equipment not requiring special training.” ;


Basic Experience requirements:

a) An applicant for an aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence shall have acquired:


1. for category A, sub categories B1.2 and B1.4 and category B3 three years of

practical aircraft maintenance experience on operating aircraft .


2. for category B2 and sub-categories B1.1 and B1.3 five years of practical aircraft maintenance experience on operating aircraft.


3. for Category C with respect to large aircraft:

i. three years of experience exercising category B1.1 or B1.3 or B2 privileges on

large aircraft or as CAR 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 CAR 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 B2 privileges on non large

aircraft or as CAR 145 B1 or B2 support staff, or a combination of both


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