WHAT IS EASA PART 66?
Part 66 aviation regulations define the conditions under which a maintenance engineer is authorized to release an aircraft into service after a maintenance operation.
The conditions required are defined by minimum education requirements (school leaving certificates, working language, etc) as well as type rating qualifications for the aircraft or particular tasks.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the body responsible for ensuring that National Competent Authorities. For maintaining aircraft of less than 5700kg MTOM as well as for 5700kg MTOM and above. EASA Part-66 is a common European aircraft maintenance license recognized in all EASA member states.
HOW TO BE AN
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Job Description & Responsibilities Licensed Aircraft Engineer(LAE) job is to certify maintenance work, modify, inspect, repair overhaul and replace. Eg: a component is to be changed , you will have a group of mechanic working for you, you instruct them what to do, observe it, once it done you have to approve it, then if anything happen on that component or aircraft crash due to that task you approve, they will look for you, you'll be held responsible.
REQUIREMENTS & WAYS TO BECOME A LAME
Basically, to be a LAME (LICENSED AIRCRAFT MECHANIC ENGINEER) you need the License and not diploma/degree or others. That is the only requirement for a LAME.
There are 2 types of EASA Part-66 license to be able to become a LAME
for Aeroplanes with 5700kg MTOM or above:
Cat. B1 for A,C,E (Airframe, Engine and Electrical)
B1.1 Aeroplanes Turbine-Engines
B1.2 Aeroplanes Piston-Engines
B1.3 Helicopters Turbine-Engines
B1.4 Helicopters Piston-Engines Cat.
B2 for Av.E.I. (Avionic, Electrical and Instrument Systems)