Part 66 - Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Licensing

This compilation of the above Civil Aviation Rule was made by the Civil Aviation Authority as a reference document to provide details of the current rule requirements. It is not the official version of the Rule and should only be used as a reference document. It does not contain the statement specifying the Rule Objective, and the Extent of Consultation.

Rule brief

The purpose of Part 66 is to prescribe rules applicable to individuals or maintenance personnel who wish to conduct aircraft maintenance or airworthiness inspections and exercise certifying privileges within the New Zealand civil aviation system. Specifically the rules provide for the following:

  • Aircraft maintenance engineer licence: The entry level qualification for the performance of maintenance on aircraft:
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer ratings: The individual qualifications that specify the expertise of the holder of the aircraft maintenance engineer licence and provide certification privileges on certain aircraft types:
  • Certificate of maintenance approval: A certificate that permits maintenance to be performed by a person without an aircraft maintenance engineer licence. Commonly these are issued to the amateur aircraft constructor:
  • Certificate of inspection authorisation: A certificate that recognises the more senior aircraft maintenance engineer licence holders and provides additional privileges and responsibilities on those persons that include certification of Annual Reviews of Airworthiness and major modifications and repairs.