PART 66 BASIC TRAINING
Being a Licensed Mechanic is a highly skilled and responsible job. It takes two years of theoretical studies and two more years of practical experience in a maintenance organisation, in order to be eligible for the Aircarft Maintenance Licence (AML). Having obtained the AML, licensed mechanics routinely undertake continuation training and gain additional practical experience in specific aircraft types, before they can release an aircaft into service.
Training courses can start at any time, but candidates cannot apply for the AML until the age of 18. Training includes both theoretical and practical elements, followed by examinations and practical assessments.
The candidates must demonstrate sufficient English language competency, oral and written, in order to safely interact with maintenance personnel, technical documentation and procedures necessary to support the issue of a Certificate of Release to Service (CRS).
CATEGORIES OF AIRCRAFT MECHANICS
Licensed Aircraft Mechanics are divided into the following main categories according to European Aviation Legislation:
Category A. A category A AML permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following minor scheduled line maintenance and simple defect rectification tasks.
Category B1. A category B1 AML permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following any scheduled and unscheduled maintenance (line, base, modifications) and defect rectification tasks performed on aircraft structure, power plant, mechanical, electrical, limited on avionic systems. This licence applies for airplane turbine, airplane piston, helicopter turbine and helicopter piston. The category B1 AML includes the corresponding A category.
Category B2. A category B2 AML permits the holder to issue certificates of release to service following any scheduled and unscheduled maintenance (line, base, modifications) and defect rectification tasks performed on aircraft avionics systems. The category B2 AML does not include the corresponding A category.
Category B3. A category B3 AML is applicable to piston-engine non-pressurized airplanes of 2000 Kg Maximum Take Off Mass (MTOM) and below.
Category C. This is when the candidate decides to follow and attend the relevant course which will provide them with technical knowledge sufficient to release aircrafts into service following Base Maintenance.
The main courses provided by JSS Aviation are EASA Part-66 Cat A and B for turbine engine airplanes, in the form of comprehensive modular courses including Practical Training in real maintenance environment and at our own workshops.
The training subjects that a candidate has to attend at JSS Aviation in order to become a Licensed Aircraft Mechanic are divided into the following modules according to the European Aviation Legislation requirements:
- Module 1. Mathematics
- Module 2. Physics
- Module 3. Electrical Fundamentals
- Module 4. Electronic Fundamentals
- Module 5. Digital Techniques in Electronic Instrument Systems
- Module 6. Materials and Hardware
- Module 7. Maintenance Practices
- Module 8. Basic Aerodynamics
- Module 9. Human Factors
- Module 10. Aviation Legislation
- Module 11A. Turbine Airplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems (for B1.1 only)
- Module 12. Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
- Module 13. Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems (for B2 only)
- Module 14. Propulsion (for B2 only)
- Module 15. Gas Turbine Engine (for B1.1 only)
- Module 17. Propeller (for B1.1 only)
Modules are taught at different levels of knowledge depending on whether the candidate wishes to obtain a A, B1 or B2 AML. Upon completion of each module the candidate has to sit an exam which if successful, will be credited accordingly. The exams have a certain standard of pass grade (75%) and each exam comprises different kinds of tests like multiple choice questions, essays, practical tests etc.
BASIC PRACTICAL TRAINING
JSS aviation has equipped with practical training facility in order to comply with the practical training requirements.
Our practical training includes CBT in classroom and operational commercial aircraft access, where candidate will be familiar with different components location and live troubleshooting activities on the aircraft, engine and their components.
ADDITIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING
JSS Aviation is working closely with maintenance organisations and technological institutions thus we are able to provide a single comprehensive practical training solution meeting all EASA legislated training requirements.