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Becoming a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME)
A new approach for licensed aircraft maintenance engineers has been introduced by Part 66 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998.
The licensing regulations replaced Regulation 31 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 31). The system is based on the A, B1, B2 and C categories and type ratings used by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
As a CASR Part 66 LAME you will benefit from:
- Operating under regulations that are designed to enhance aviation safety and align the Australian legislation with modern international regulatory practices.
- Being instrumental in maintaining and improving Australia’s international competitiveness in the aviation industry.
- The provision of a perpetual licence.
- Enhancement of aviation safety through human factors and Safety Management Systems.
- Greater clarity around the nature of ‘safe standards’.
- Recognised training outcomes from a CASA-approved CASR Part 147 maintenance training organisations (MTO). The MTO will provide training and assessments for category, subcategory, aircraft type rating and removal of exclusion training.
If you are currently using CASA Basics and SOE for what would have been a small aircraft licensing maintenance under the CAR 31 licence system, you can continue to use the CASA Basics and SOE pathway until the 3rd July 2020 to qualify for a small aircraft licence outcome.
- Using CASA Basics to get a Part 66 licence for small aircraft maintenance or removing exclusions
- More information on how to become a LAME is available in the aircraft maintenance engineer career guide.