Part-66 certifying staff licence

A Part-66 certifying staff licence is a document that verifies the qualification for the maintenance of aircraft.

The Civil Aviation Administration issues Part-66 certifying staff licences and keeps record of them.

The issuing of Part-66 certifying staff licences is regulated by:

Requirements for the applicant

An applicant must hold the following documents:

  • A certificate about completing a Part-147 basic training course or passing an examination on Part-66 modules regarding basic knowledge at a Part-147 certifying staff training organisation (EASA form 148);
  • Other documents verifying the technical qualification for applying for credit regarding Part-66 module exams;
  • Documents verifying the maintenance experience required in 66.A.30.

Filling in and submitting the application

An application for a Part-66 certifying staff licence on the form VA 524-1 (EASA form 19) with the enclosed documents shall be submitted to the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the same time, if possible.

A Part-66 certifying staff licence shall be applied for the first time, to change the licence, to add a category and/or an aircraft type, and to renew the licence (after the validity of the licence has ended).

If the Part-66 certifying staff licence is applied for the first time, the following documents shall be submitted:

  • An application for a Part-66 certifying staff licence on the form VA 524-1 (EASA form 19);
  • A document verifying the completion of basic training;
  • Document(s) verifying the experience in maintenance and indicate the period of the experience and the categories and types of the aircraft;
  • Evidence of completing a theoretical and practical training on the aircraft type which is added on the licence of the aircraft type;
  • An identity document.

The application can be submitted:

  • Via the flight safety information system LOIS of the Civil Aviation Administration (using the service requires authentication with an ID-card);
  • In writing (mailing address Lõõtsa 5, 11415 Tallinn) or by sending a digitally signed application at ecaa@ecaa.ee;
  • Contacting the Technical Department of the Civil Aviation Administration (office hours on weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.).

Payment of the state fee

A state fee of 40 euros shall be paid for processing an application for a Part-66 certifying staff licence. A state fee of 20 euros shall be paid for renewing the licence. Each amendment to the licence costs 15 euros.

The state fees are paid with the reference number 2900073106 to one of the following bank accounts of the Ministry of Finance:

  • SEB – EE891010220034796011
  • Swedbank – EE932200221023778606
  • Danske Bank – EE403300333416110002
  • Luminor Bank – EE701700017001577198

Explanation: Part-66 certifying staff licence (name of the applicant).

Processing the application

The application is registered and the enclosed documents are examined within a maximum of 30 workdays after all of the necessary documents have been submitted. The Technical Department of the Civil Aviation Administration assesses the submitted application and the enclosed documents, and checks the compliance with the valid requirements. If there is not enough information/documents or if they must be clarified, the applicant shall immediately be contacted.

If the applicant has proven their compliance with the requirements provided in Annex III of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 321/2014, the Civil Aviation Administration shall issue a Part-66 certifying staff licence to the applicant.

The licence is issued after the owner has provided their signature.

Amendments to the conditions of an activity licence

To amend the conditions of an activity licence, the following documents must be submitted to the Civil Aviation Administration:

  • An application for a Part-66 certifying staff licence on the form VA 524-1 (EASA form 19);
  • Evidence of completing a theoretical and practical training on the aircraft type which is added on the licence of the aircraft type;
  • Confirmation about the payment of the state fee.

Upon receiving the changed licence, the original of the valid licence must be returned.

Suspension of the activity licence

Part-66 certifying staff licence is valid for five years and is renewed for the onward five years, if the compliance of the entries on the licence with the valid Part-66 requirements has been certified.

To renew a licence, an applicant shall submit an application on the EASA form 19 with the original licence to the Civil Aviation Administration, but not sooner than six months before the end of the validity period on the licence.

Revocation of the activity licence

If a safety-related problem is discovered or if it is proven that the owner of the licence has knowingly submitted false information, the Civil Aviation Administration shall revoke the licence, suspend it, or impose restrictions on it.

The Civil Aviation Administration shall revoke the licence if the owner of the licence requests the transfer of the information and the issuance of the licence by a competent authority in another member state.

Supervision

The Civil Aviation Administration shall execute national supervision.

Contact details

Substantive information

Civil Aviation Administration, tel: +372 610 3501, e-mail: ecaa@ecaa.ee

Registry information and technical questions

Flight safety information system, tel: +372 610 3500, +372 610 3571, e-mail: ecaa@ecaa.ee

Last amended: 08-09-2016 10:50