EASA is the regulatory authority of the European Union and is responsible for issuing guidelines associated with airworthiness and air safety.
It is a common perception that the EASA Part 66 License is issued by EASA
- EASA is the regulatory authority of the European Union and is responsible for issuing guidelines associated with airworthiness and air safety.
- It is a common perception that the EASA Part 66 License is issued by EASA but in real-time it is the National Aviation Authority (NAA) of the EU member state which grants an Aircraft Maintenance License (AML).
- In order to make one eligible for getting EASA Part 66 License, there are two separate ways.
1.By Completing Organised Training
Organised training means attending 2400 hrs. of theoretical & practical elements of all the modules (with minimum 90% attendance) relevant to the particular category of training, which are covered in an EASA approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation. These same EASA Part 147 organisations are responsible for the conduct of Part 66 module examination and issue Certificate of Recognition (C Of R) upon successful passing of examinations.
Another requirement associated with the grant of EASA Part 147 AML (Aircraft Maintenance License) is two years of Practical Maintenance Experience in a Part 145 MRO (Maintenance Repair Overhaul Organisation). The details of all the tasks covered in an MRO should be entered in a Maintenance logbook which is duly verified by the Certifying staff of the MRO.
After successful passing of all the modules and two years of practical experience, the documents (Module examinations “Certificate of Recognition” and “Aircraft Maintenance Logbook” containing details of tasks performed) are submitted to the National Aviation Authority (NAA) of the European Union member state for the validation and acceptance. The authority after verification of the submitted documents issues EASA Part 66 License to the applicant.
2.By Direct Entry in the Maintenance Division
This process is a straight way which does not include any theoretical elements coverage but an aspirant has to completely rely on practical training for the skills & knowledge development. The experience requirement for the fulfilment of minimum task coverage for the accomplishment of regulatory compliance is much high and may exceed a minimum of five years. The passing of all the module examinations pertaining to the relevant category of training is mandatory and the aspirant has to clear all the module examinations to get the Certificate of Recognition (C Of R) for the passing modules. This step is very difficult as clearing the exam without organised training becomes very difficult. The time which an aspirant has to devote towards gaining the experience requirement is too large and is also a hindrance in fulfilment of procedures required for the grant of EASA Part 147 Aircraft Maintenance License (AML) by Competent Authority.
The Aircraft Maintenance Logbook contains the list of tasks performed by the aspirant during his tenure as a mechanic/technician and his cross verified by the Certifying staff of the Part 145 organisation for its authentication.
In a similar way, an aspirant has to submit his documents
Certificate Of Recognition (C of R & Logbook of Practical Maintenance Experience ) to the National Aviation Authority (NAA) upon the acceptance of which a Blank Aircraft Maintenance License (Part 66) is issued to the aspirant without Type Rating.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a License training program which is approved by the National Aviation Authority of an individual country. In the United States this approval is granted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in European Union, its regulatory authority is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a License training program which is approved by the National Aviation Authority of an individual country. In the United States this approval is granted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in European Union, its regulatory authority is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) which functions under Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India grants approval to an AME Institute in India.
All the approved AME colleges have to exhibit quality standards isync with the coordinated training program which is a must for maintaining the continuation of approval issued by the regulatory authority for the functioning of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course in India.
Civil Aviation had been active in India for more than 6 decades which complimented requirement of Technical persons over the years for its ever-increasing market. With the rapid expansion in the aviation industry, the demand for the Aircraft Technician Course in India surged & many Govt. and privately run organisations rendered their services but only the Best Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Colleges in India survived.
In the aviation industry, the EASA safety norms are considered to be the benchmark and are the most recognised and significant all around the globe. Keeping in view their repute and recognition many Top AME colleges in India applied for their training standards acceptance & accreditation from the European Union’s competent authority.
IIA Group of Institutions which was established in the year 1981 is one of the oldest functioning AME College in Delhi and is one of the only two EASA Approved Institute in India. Over its 40 long years of imparting quality training to the aspiring candidates in the field of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in India, the organisation has contributed to the industry by supplying thousands of Aviation Technocrats serving domestic and international aviation market, who are currently holding basic technician to superior management level positions.
Its early alumni are holding most of the major posts with all the major scheduled/non-scheduled operators functioning in India. An informal data suggests that more than 50% of technical manpower working in the domestic aviation industry is the product of IIA. The name and reputation cannot be earned in a single day but has to be established with a persistence & perseverance, which at the later stages establishes a brand.
Indian Institute of Aeronautics (IIA) Group gained its repute with 4 decades of legacy, a brand to trust for training & quality standards in the preview of Aircraft Maintenance Training, through which it currently offers EASA Part 66 training in India.