What Is an EASA Part 66 Engineer responsible for?

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www.easaonline.com looks at the role of EASA Part 66 Certification Staff.

The Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) assumes “legal” responsibility (by means of a certification) for all or part of the line maintenance which is required to be performed on aircraft or helicopters to maintain the aircraft in an airworthy condition to remain serviceable. (He/she also acts as support staff for aircraft which are receiving “heavy” means base maintenance – typically C Checks.

The Licenced aircraft engineer will hold an authorisation approval issued by an EASA Part 145 Organisation. (The Validity of this approval is conditional on the maintenance of the licence)

Typically the Aircraft Licensed Maintenance Line Engineer will be employed by an EASA Part 145 organization and will either certify aircraft maintenance based on the scope of the Aircraft maintenance approval issued by the organization on the basis of the Certifying engineers license, or act as supervisory and support staff during base maintenance activities.

The different Aircraft Licensed Maintenance Line Engineer jobs include B1 Engineer specializing on Airframe Engineers and Electrical Systems and B2 Engineer specializing in Avionic Systems.

In addition many companies employ an A certifying engineer has his approval is limited in scope but he is allowed to perform many simple tasks across several different aircraft.

Certification Duties vary from routine simple maintenance typically turn around checks, daily checks or even weekly checks through to troubleshooting on aircraft system defects depending of course on your specialty.

For example structural, mechanical system Engine Flying control or Avionic systems to identify Defects or problems and take the appropriate actions in accordance with the approved maintenance data.

The primary difference between “A” certifying Engineers and B1 or B2 is that A certifying Engineers may only certify their own work whereas B1 and B2 can also inspect and certify the work of others. Once satisfied with the work the Aircraft Licensed Maintenance Line Engineer will certify the work.

Aircraft Licensed Maintenance Line Engineer have specific responsibilities and have to work often on their own to the highest standards. Working hours may be unsociable with requirements to work on weekends or night shifts.

Among the various attributes of an EASA Part 66 Engineer include the need to be self reliant, highly motivated, and to able to communicate effectively as well as self disciplined with good administration and housekeeping skills.

The role of Aircraft Licensed Maintenance Line Engineer needs to be very familiar with approved maintenance data and be very competent at the interpretation of approved data whether issued by the Aircraft or Engine Manufacturer or OEM – Original Equipment Manufacture.

Aircraft Licensed Maintenance Line Engineer will be very familiar with the who aircraft and its systems, however he is likely not to be so involved in heavy tasks which are typically transferred to Base Maintenance.

Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com and our sister company www.easaonline.com offer a range of regulatory training in support of the EASA Part 66 licenced aircraft Engineer. Including support to work towards obtaining your basic licence.

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