The main objectives of this Opinion are the following:
- facilitate the type rating endorsement of aircraft for which no Part-147 type training is available, maintaining the current level for safety and a level playing field;
- update the basic knowledge training syllabus in Part-66 since it contains some obsolete references;
- enhance the efficiency of the ‘on-the-job training’ (OJT) required for the first type rating endorsement in the maintenance licence category; and
- enhance the efficiency of the maintenance personnel training system with new training methods and new teaching technologies.
The Opinion also brings some necessary improvements and corrections that emerged with the implementation of the regulation.
The proposed amendments to Part-66 and Part-147 are expected to improve the efficiency of the maintenance personnel licencing and training system.