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Recognising overseas licences holders for maintenance personnel licensing
As part of the introduction of the Part 66 regulations and the new Aircraft Engineer Licence (AEL), a transition period with transitional regulation Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 202.344 was enacted, this regulation will expire on the 26 June 2015 and will affect foreign licence holder seeking a CASA AEL.
CASR 1998 Part 147 regulations were introductions in conjunction with the Part 66 regulations, to set out matters pertaining to Maintenance Training Organisations (MTO) and the training of personnel seeking AELs, including category and aircraft type training.
The end of the Transitional Regulations is fast approaching and category Part 147 MTOs has been established. In order to ensure a streamlined transition to the use of Part 147 MTOs for category training outcomes into the future; CASA, Maintenance Personnel Licensing (MPL), advise that CASA will no longer accept Licensed Technical Assessment (LTA) and Category Technical Competency (CTC) applications from foreign license holders (previously submitted via application form 346). All foreign licence holders wishing to seek an Australia civil aircraft licensing equivalent will need to approach a CASA approved Part 147 MTO (refer to Part 1 of the Advisory Circular 147 – 2) for a category licensing assessment.
A CASA AEL sought as a result of a previously successful foreign LTA/CTC assessment will be required to make application on or prior to the 26 June 2015. All applications for a CASA AEL after the 26 June 2015 will be via a Part 147 MTO category licensing assessment.
Further information on foreign licence holders seeking a CASA Aircraft Engineer Licence can be found on the Recognising overseas licences and working in Australia page or by contacting CASA at firstname.lastname@example.org.