2013 – 2016 Rulemaking Programme impacts Part 66 and 147

The Agency has recently released the 2013 – 2016 Rulemaking Programme in which there are several tasks that will impact Part 66 and Part 147. EAMTC Members are advised to review the tasks for the raising of Working Groups to address the issues.

Part 66 RMT.0135 (66.027 a) and RMT.0165 – (66.027 b) for B2L and L licence

Subject 1: Adapt the current B2 licensing requirements for maintenance of avionic and electrical systems to the lower complexity of light aircraft.

Subject 2: Propose a simple and proportionate system for the licensing of certifying staff involved in the maintenance of aircraft other than aeroplanes and helicopters and in the maintenance of ELA1 aeroplanes.


Part-66; Part-147 – RMT.0281 (MDM.082) and RMT.0548 –  New training / Teaching technologies

1) Introduction of:

# Elearning and Edistance learning (level, content, nature of training, tools, instructor or Etutor, examination, forum of chat between tutors ans students, ATA chapter concerned, attestation, interactive concept etc);

# Simulation devices or STDs (level, content, theoritical and practical tasks, assessment, etc;

# Specialized training such as Human factors, FTS, continuation training etc (at least ensure consistency with existing literature and FCL…)

2) Recommendation for the use of blended teaching methods

3) Potential impacts for the duration of the training (Type rating training, basic knowledge etc)


Miscellaneous of Part 66 – RMT.0255 (MDM.059) and RMT.0552

It includes large aircraft without type training, removal of limitations on converted licences and split basic examinations


Part 147 – RMT.0544 and RMT.0545 – Review of Part-147


Part-M; Part-145; Part-147 – RMT.0251(MDM.055) and RMT.0549

Embodiment of Safety Management System (SMS) requirements into Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003 for the implementation of a State Safety Plan


Part-M – AMC/GM; Part-145 – AMC/GM; Part-66 – AMC/GM – RMT.0554

Alignment of Regulation No (EC) 2042/2003 with Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 and with ICAO Annex 6 requirement for human factor principles to be observed in the design and application of the aircraft maintenance programme