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Part-66 AML for aircraft maintenance technicians

Aircraft maintenance may only be performed and signed off by authorised technicians. Maintenance technicians must therefore have a licence: a Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML).

Kiwa Register is the competent authority in the Netherlands for issuing the AML certificate. A Part-66 AML is issued by the aviation authorities of an EU country. This indicates for which aircraft category a maintenance technician is recognised. A technician can extend this by following training courses for specific aircraft types. These training courses are credited to the AML and prove that a maintenance technician is authorised to perform maintenance on the stated aircraft types.

EASA Part-66

Maintenance technicians must comply with the European standard prescribed by the EASA and set out in the EASA Part-66 regulations (EU) No 1321/2014 Annex III. If you have the required Part-66 qualifications, you can apply for an Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML). 

An AML consists of the basic category to carry out aircraft maintenance and supplementary type ratings. It is possible to hold different categories (A, B1, B2, B3 and C) and type ratings on your AML. Depending on the (sub)category of the application, you must demonstrate an established level of knowledge on related topics. The topics and the knowledge level for each (sub)category can be found in EASA Part-66, Appendix I to Annex III

Depending on the category you apply for, you must demonstrate a set amount of years of experience. The amount of experience depends on the category, but also on the training courses attended and the certificates you hold. The demonstrated experience must have been obtained recently and must be relevant to the category you apply for.

Further information can be found in the EASA Part-66 and in the online handbook Part-66 AML on this webpage. 

Part-66 application

To apply for a Part-66 AML, please use the form given on this page.

After receiving your application (including the payment and all required attachments), we strive to process your application within seven days. If your request is not complete, we will inform you regarding the missing documents and/or payment. In this case, we cannot guarantee the processing of your application within seven days.

Part-66 AML cost

Please check our Part-66 rates chart. Here you can find the rates for a first issue Part-66 AML as well as the costs of Part-66 renewals, etc. Find out more about Part-66 AML costs here

Non-Dutch licence holders

Foreign holders of a Part-66 AML can also submit their application to us. Consult the table below to ensure that we can process your application.