The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to address some shortcomings that have been identified in the EASA maintenance licensing system, which impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of the current Part-66 requirements.
In particular, the objective of the amendments proposed with this NPA is to:
- facilitate the type-rating endorsement for aircraft without a Part-147 type training, referred to as well as ‘legacy aircraft’;
- enhance the efficiency of the on-the-job training (OJT) that is affected by the lack of its mutual recognition between licensing authorities which, consequently, creates duplication of administrative efforts;
- reduce the deficit of the practical skills of maintenance staff; and
- update the basic knowledge syllabus.
In addition, this NPA provides a suitable solution for maintenance licences with regard to new products that are certified by EASA without adding a new licence type.