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Civil Aviation Authority

INFORMATION NOTICE
Number: IN2012/141
Issued: 10 September 2012

Additional documentation requirements for Part-66 basic licence applications when


experience gained outside a Part-145 or Part-M approved maintenance organisation
This Information Notice contains information that is for guidance and/or awareness.
Recipients are asked to ensure that this Information Notice is copied to all members of their staff who may have
an interest in the information (including any in-house or contracted maintenance organisations and relevant
outside contractors).

Applicability:
Aerodromes:
Air Traffic:
Airspace:
Airworthiness:

Part-145 & Part-M Maintenance Organisations, Part-147 Training


Organisations

Flight Operations:
Licensed/Unlicensed
Personnel:

Part-66 Licensed Engineers

1.

Introduction

1.1

This Information Notice provides details of the additional documentation required when
applying for a Part-66 licence where the practical experience has been gained wholly, or in
part, outside a Part-145 or Part-M approved maintenance organisation, and the introduction of
the new B3 category.

2.

Practical experience

2.1

From the 28 September 2012, where practical experience is gained outside of a Part-145 or
Part-M approved maintenance organisation, the applicant is required to submit confirmation
from the National Authority responsible for the maintenance organisation concerned, that the
organisation is approved under the national regulation for the maintenance activities stated
and that the signatory in Form 19 section 07 is a member of that maintenance organisation.

3.

New B3 Category

3.1

From the 28 September 2012 the Part-66 licence categories will be extended to include the
B3 category for certifying piston engined non pressurised aeroplanes of 2000 kg and below.
Those holding a Category B1.2 licence endorsed with a group rating may continue to certify
piston engine non pressurised aeroplanes of 2000 kg and below listed in group 3 and
reflected in their group rating, subject to the scope and limitations detailed on their B1-2
licence.

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3.2

At the next submission for renewal or change to the licence, the document will be endorsed
with the B3 category free of charge as it relates the existing B1-2 ratings and limitations.

3.3

Those who wish to extend their B3 privileges will need to apply using the Form 19

3.4

The CAA will not accept applications to add further protected rights.

4.

Queries

4.1

Any queries or further guidance required as a result of this communication should be


addressed to: eldweb@caa.co.uk

5.

Cancellation

5.1

This Information Notice shall remain in force until 28 Sept 2017.

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