If an applicant is undergoing, on January 1, 2021, an on the job training (OJT) in a maintenance organisation located in the UK will this OJT be valid for the purpose of type endorsement by an EASA Member State on a Part-66 licence?
In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, on the job training (OJT) for first type endorsement must be conducted at and under the control of an appropriately approved maintenance organisation. The maintenance organisation located in the UK where the OJT takes place must therefore hold an EASA Part 145 approval.
In addition, also in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014, on the job training (OJT) for first type endorsement must be approved by the competent authority of an EASA Member State which will issue the Part-66 licence. The applicant will therefore need to contact directly the relevant EASA Member State that will issue the Part 66 Licence to verify whether it will take credit of this OJT towards the type endorsement.
Finally, as regards the approval by EASA of the maintenance organisations located in the UK the MOE 3.15 procedures for the On the Job Training (first type endorsement) will not be approved by EASA when such a maintenance organisation transfers to an EASA Third Country Part 145 approval. These MOE 3.15 and 3.16 paragraphs are not applicable to EASA Part-145 Third Country approvals.
Can a Part-66 licence issued by the UK be transferred to an EASA Member State after December 31, 2020?
No. As of January 1, 2021 Part-66 licences previously issued by UK authorities will no longer be valid and recognised in EU. Accordingly, any such a license cannot be transferred to an EASA Member State after December 31, 2020.
Will a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ (CofR) issued before January 1, 2021 by a Part 147 organisation approved by the UK continue to be recognised in the EU also after that date?
Yes, EASA Member States may continue to accept such CoR for the purpose of issuing a Part-66 licence/rating endorsement also after the expiry of the transitional period under the EU-UK withdrawal Agreement, provided that the CoR was correctly issued and the application for the Part-66 licence/rating endorsement to an EASA Member State was done within the time periods provided for in Annex III (Part-66) to Regulation 1321/2012 (within 10 years in case of application for an aircraft maintenance licence or the addition of a category or subcategory to such a licence; or within 3 years in case of an application for a rating endorsement).