Official Announcement of DCAM Part 66 & Part 147

By: Dato’ Azharuddin Abdul Rahman Director General of Civil Aviation Malaysia
2 November 2010

CONTENTS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Overview What’s new Categories of Certifying Personnel What needs to be done? Why the need? When to implement? Implementation process Application for grant of DCAM Part 66 Licence DCAM Part 147 Question & Answer

OVERVIEW
BCAR ‘L’ PART-66

MIGRATION WHY
• Global alignment • Industry request

WHEN
• Jan 2011 : Start implementation • Jan 2016 : Full implementation

WHO
• Current licence holders - conversion • New application (Grant) - modular exam - skill assessment

What’s New
  Syllabus DCAM Part 66 modules (Module 1 to 17) Examination Knowledge examination for each module All module examinations to be cleared within 5 years Skill assessment To be conducted by DCAM approved assessor Documented evidence to be submitted for grant of licence Category of licenses A: Aircraft Maintenance Technician Licence B1: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence (Mechanical) B2: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence (Avionics)

PART 66 MODULAR SYLABUS Module 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11A Subject Mathematic s Physics Electrical Fundamentals Electronic Fundamentals Digital Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems Materials & Hardware Maintenance Practices Basic Aerodynamics Human Factors Aviation Legislation Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems 11B Piston Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems 12 13 14 15 16 17 Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems Propulsion Gas Turbine Engine Piston Engine Propeller

What’s new (cont’d)
 Scope of licence: Cat. A: Privileges defined with reference to MRO (Part 145) approved tasks Cat. B1: Privileges covers airframe, engine and electrical Cat. B2: Privileges covers electrical, combined category and radio Part 147: Approved Maintenance Training Organisation (ATO) New ANxxxx for approval process Practical validator and approved assessor as defined in AN. Requirement for English language proficiency qualification.

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Categories of Certifying Personnel
Categories

‘A’ Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Technician

‘B’ Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Issue CRS with reference to tasks as approved by MRO (Part 145)

Issue CRS following maintenance on full range of airplane systems

B1 - Mechanical Structure Powerplant Mechanical Electrical Avionics LRUs

B2 - Avionics Avionics Electrical

What needs to be done
 Renewed licence shall be in Part 66 format.  Renewed licence shall reflect Part 66 categories with limitations.  Removal of limitation requires licence holders to sit appropriate

module exam.
 AN85 Approved Maintenance Training Organisation to comply with Part 147 requirements of ANxxxx.

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Conditions: This licence is not valid unless it bears the signature of the holder. Endorsement of any (sub) categories on the page(s) entitled Part-66 (SUB)CATEGORIES only, and does not permit the holder to issue a certificate of release to service for an aircraft. This licence when endorsed with an aircraft type rating meets the intent of ICAO Annex 1. The privileges of the holder of this licence are prescribed by DCAM Part-66 and the applicable requirements of DCAM Airworthiness Notices. This licence remains valid until the date specified on the limitation page unless previously suspended or revoked. This privileges of this licence may not be exercised unless in the preceding two (2) year period the holder has had either six (6) months of maintenance experience in accordance with the privileges granted by the licence, or met the provision for the appropriate privileges.

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION MALAYSIA
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3. 4.

DCA PART-66

5.

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE LICENCE
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JPA XXXX
I II III MALAYSIA DCAM PART-66 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE LICENCE License Number: Original issue: This issue: Licence expires: IV IVa V VI VII VIII Full name of holder: Date of birth: Address of holder: Nationality: Signature of holder: Issued in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Aviation Act 1969, the Civil Aviation Regulations in force thereunder and with Annex 1 to the Convention on the International Civil Aviation signed on 7 December 1944. Signature of issuing officer: Date: XI Stamp of issuing Authority: XII DCA Part-66 (SUB)CATEGORIES AND AIRCRAFT TYPE RATINGS DATE

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NOTICE NO. XX APPENDIX 9 Issue: 1 Page: 1 Date: Jan 2011

Table1: DCA PART-66 LICENCE LIMITATIONS
No. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Limitation Excluding electrical power generation & distribution systems. Excluding instrument systems, INS/IRS and Flight Directors systems. Excluding autopilot systems on aeroplanes. Excluding autopilot systems on helicopters. Excluding radio communication/navigation and radar systems. Excluding radio radar systems. Excluding unpressurised aeroplanes Excluding engine. Excluding all pressurised aeroplanes. Excluding propellers Excluding pressurised aeroplanes above 5700 Kg MTOM. Excluding piston engines in aeroplanes. Excluding navigational and electronic instrument systems, FDR, GPWS and vibration monitoring systems. Excluding turbine engines. Excluding maintenance tasks on Wooden Structures and Fabric Coverings.

Table 2 : Removal From DCA Part-66 Category B1.1 Licence (with only Aeroplane 2 BCAR Licence) (F= Full Modules)

No.

License Category

1

A - Aeroplanes 2

DCA Part-66 Modules and / or Part-Modules Required 3 4 5 6 7 11 15 17 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 3.9 11.10, 6.3.2, to F F 7.7 F F 11.14, 6.3.3 3.18 11.19, 11.20, 11.21 3.9 to 3.18 F F 6.3.2, 6.3.3 7.7 F

LIMITATIONS

Excluding engines, 9 Excluding electrical, 1

2

C – Turbine Engines

3

C - Turbine Engines (Jet Turbine only)

3.9 to 3.18

F

F

6.3.2, 6.3.3

7.7

F

F

Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding airframe, 8 Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding airframe, 8 Excluding propellers, 11

4

A&C

3.9 to 3.18

F

F

6.3.2, 6.3.3

7.7

5

A & C – Jet Turbine Only

3.9 to 3.18

F

F

6.3.2, 6.3.3

7.7

11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 11.10, 11.14, 11.19, 11.20, 11.21 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 11.10, 11.14, 11.19, 11.20, 11.21

Excluding electrical, 1

F

Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding propellers, 11

Table 3 : Removal From DCA Part-66 Category B1.2 Licence (with only Aeroplane 1 BCAR Licence) (F= Full Modules)

No . 1

License Category A - Aeroplane 1

DCA Part-66 Modules and / or Part-Modules Required 3 4 5 6 7 11 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 11.10 , 11.14 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 11.10 , 11.14 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.8, 11.10 , 11.14 F 16 17 LIMITATIONS Excluding piston, 13 Excluding electrical, 1

3.9 to 3.18 2 A - Aeroplanes 1 (Excluding Wooden & Composites)

F

F

7.7

F

F

3.9 to 3.18

F

F

6.3.2 , 6.3.3

7.7

F

F

Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding piston, 13 Excluding wooden, 16 Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding piston, 13

3

A - Aeroplanes 1 (Unpressurised Metal only)

3.9 to 3.18

F

F

6.3.2 , 6.3.3

7.7

F

F

4

C – Piston Engines

3.9 to 3.18 3.9 to 3.18

F

F

6.3.2 , 6.3.3 6.3.2 , 6.3.3

5

C – Piston Engines (unsupercharged)

F

F

F

Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding airframe, 8 Excluding electrical, 1 Excluding airframe, 8

Table 4 : Removal From DCA Part-66 Category B1.3 Licence (with only A&C Rotorcraft (Turbine) BCAR Licence) (F= Full Modules)

No. 1

License Category A&C - Turbine Engine Rotorcraft

DCA Part-66 Modules and / or Part-Modules Required 3 4 5 6 7 12 3.9 – F F 6.3.2 7.7 12.8, 3.18 – 6.3.3 12.15, 12.1712.19

LIMITATIONS Excluding electrical, 1

Table 5 : Removal From DCA Part-66 Category B1.4 Licence (with only A&C Rotorcraft (Piston) BCAR Licence) (F= Full Module)

No.

License Category

DCA Part-66 Modules and / or Part-Modules Required

LIMITATIONS

1

A&C - Piston Engine Rotorcraft

3 3.9 – 3.18

4 F

5 F

6 6.3.2 – 6.3.3

7 7.7

12 12.8, 12.15, 12.1712.19

Excluding electrical, 1

Table 6 : Removal From DCA Part-66 Category B2 Licence (with only Cat. X BCAR Licence) (F= Full Modules)

No. 1

License Category X – Electrical

2

X - Instruments

3

4

R - Radio Communication & Navigation R – radio Communication, Navigation & Radar X - Combined Category Instrument/Autopilots X – Autopilot (Aeroplanes) X – Autopilot (Rotorcraft) X - Instrument-General Instruments only X - Instruments-Excluding Flt Path/INS X - Instruments-General Instruments/GPWS X - Instruments-Excluding INS/GPWS R - Radio Communication (Including GPWS) R - Radio Radar X - Compass Compensation & Adjustment X - Compass Compensation & Adjustment (Direct Reading)

5 6 7

8

9

10

11

12 13

14

DCA Part-66 Modules and / or Part-Modules Required 4 5 8 13 14 F F 13.1, 13.3, F 13.4, 13.6-13.8, 13.11-13.22 F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, 14.3 13.9, 13.1113.22 F 13.1, 13.3-13.9, F 13.11-13.22 F 13.1, 13.3-13.9, F 13.11-13.22 13.1, 13.3-13.6, 14.3 13.9, 13.1113.22 13.1, 13.3-13.9, F 13.11-13.22 13.1, 13.3-13.8, F 13.11-13.22 F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, 14.3 13.9, 13.1113.22 F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, 14.3 13.9, 13.1113.22 F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, 14.3 13.9, 13.1113.22 F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, 14.3 13.9, 13.1113.22 F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, F 13.9, 13.1113.22 F F 13.1, 13.3-13.9, F 13.11-13.22 F F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, F 13.9, 13.1113.22 F F F 13.1, 13.3-13.7, F 13.9, 13.1113.22

LIMITATIONS 2, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 14 1, 2, 3, 4, 14 1, 4, 6

1, 2, 4, 6, 14 1, 2, 3, 6, 14 1, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14

NOTE1 : Those who have done BDA Level 2 is exempted from taking Module 5 (for B 1.1), but evidence has to be shown. Those who have done BDA Level 3 is exempted from taking Module 5 (for B 2), but evidence has to be shown. NOTE2 : Module 13 syllabus to be revised to reflect the new requirements.

Why the need?

 Alignment to the global maintenance personnel licensing system.  Persistent request by local industry for the change to Part 66 requirements.  To cater for future transition to Part M and Part 145 requirements for certifiers to be Part 66 holders.  Introducing of new qualification for certifiers – Category A (Aircraft Maintenance Technician Licence).

When to implement?
 January 2011 Starting of migration process for Part 66 and approval of Training Organization under new Part 147.  January 2016 Full implementation. Removal of limitations.

Implementation Process
Current BCAR licence holders     Conversion to DCAM Part 66 licence with limitation shall be done upon renewal. Limitations shall be defined in ANxxxx.. Full conversion for removal of limitations shall comply with the requirements of ANxxxx. Removal of limitations examination will be conducted as of 1 July 2011.

Grant of new licence  To cater for the industry’s transition to the new system, examination for grant of licence shall remain in BCAR examination format until 30 June 2011.

As of 1 July 2011, examination for grant of licence shall be conducted in DCAM
Part 66 modular syllabus.

Application for Grant of Part 66 Licence
Application through THREE sources: 1) Approved Maintenance Training Organisation (ATO)

2) Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO)
3) Military personnel working directly on aircraft maintenance activities

Application through Approved Maintenance Training Organisation (ATO) i.Evidence of competency in theoretical knowledge and the English language ii.Evidence of competency in practical skills certified by a validator iii.Evidence of practical assessments in Aircraft Maintenance Experience certified by an approved assessor iv.Recommendation from DCAM Approved Training Organisation

Application for Grant of Part 66 Licence (cont’d)

Application through Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) i.Evidence of competency in theoretical knowledge and the English language. ii.Evidence of competency in practical skills certified by a validator. iii.Evidence of practical assessments in Aircraft Maintenance Experience certified by an approved assessor. iv.Recommendation from DCAM Approved Maintenance Organisation.

Application from Military Personnel i.Evidence of competency in theoretical knowledge and the English language. ii.Evidence of competency in practical skills certified by a validator. iii.Evidence of practical assessments in Aircraft Maintenance Experience certified by an approved assessor. iv.Recommendation from DCAM Approved Training Organisation.

DCAM Part 147

Maintenance Training Organisations (ATO) shall be approved to conduct basic training courses and/or type training courses in accordance with the requirements of DCAM Part-147 and Part-66 syllabi.

The basic training course shall consist of knowledge training, practical training, knowledge examination and practical assessment.

Type training as required by DCAM Part 66 must meet the requirements of Appendix 3 of DCAM Part 66, appropriate to licence category.

RECAP
MIGRATION WHY
• Global alignment • Industry request

WHEN
• Jan 2011 : Start implementation • Jan 2016 : Full implementation

WHO
• Current licence holders - conversion • New application (Grant) - modular exam - skill assessment

PART-66

BCAR ‘L’

Frequently Asked Questions
DCAM PART 66

DCAM PART 147

LAE Maintenance Log Book

FAQs ON DCAM PART-66 EXAMINATIONS How am I eligible for the Part 66 module exam? -completion of Part 147 programme; or -employment with maintenance organization; or -employment with airlines/ operators performing maintenance activities; or -employment with the military (2 years before retiring).

AMEL converting to 66, what are the modules to be examined? Refer Part 66 syllabus (Appendix 1 of Part-66 AN).

As a degree holder, am I eligible for any exemptions for the module exams? The exemptions are based on case-to-case basis. However candidates must be in the employment of airlines/ operators or maintenance organization, and directly involved in maintenance activities.

How long do I have to wait to re-sit for a failed module? Generally 90 days. 30 days for Part 147 applicants with guidance from the Part 147.

How many re-sits am I allowed per module? 3 times per year.

How long does it take for me to complete the entire module exams? 6 months (min)

How many exams can I sit in one day? 2 modules (1 per session)

Note: If the examination is conducted at DCAM How much does it cost per module exam? RM 100 for the first sitting of up to 2 modules RM 100 for each of the subsequent modules

When can I start taking module examinations? Part 66 Module examination will start on July 2011 BCAR Section L examination will still be conducted until June 2011. The last sitting will be on 30 June 2011. We want to give a grace/transition period for the currently AN85 Approved Organizations to do the appropriate bridging to Part 66.

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What will happen to my current application (before 01 Jan 2011)? Current applicants will undergo current BCAR exams and on passing the exam, will be issued a limited Part 66 license.

Will the oral examination be abolished? If so, what replaced it as to guarantee our product standard is retained? Yes, the oral examination as done by DCA will be abolished with the implementation of DCAM Part-66. Nevertheless, the requirement for the grant of licence clearly state that the applicant needs to satisfy the knowledge examination, practical assessments and maintenance experience; of which will be the responsibility of the approved training organization to ensure the requirements have been met, before recommendations are made to DCAM.

What happen to the person who is waiting for oral examination if their oral date is after 01 Jan 2011? Oral will still be conducted for those who are already waiting for oral, and those who have passed their BCAR examinations.

LICENCE ISSUANCE & APPICABILITY What constitute an AML? Full pass of all relevant modules, evidence of successful assessment conducted by approved assessors and satisfactory documentary review by DCAM.

As per draft AN. Para 22 4.1.1.6 (A) 1. (ii), what is meant by “relevant training by DCA as a skilled worker in technical trade”? 4.1.1.6 (A) 1. (ii) says : “two (2) years of practical maintenance experience on operating aircraft and completion of training considered relevant by DCAM as a skilled worker in a technical trade”. Means the experience should include relevant skills such as sheet metal works, electrical works, etc.

Re Appendix 4, would working on foreign aircraft be accepted as work schedule? Yes, provided that the work schedule is appropriately validated.

Since there is no Cat C in the DCAM Part-66, what will be the requirements for CRSSMI? Are both B1 and B2 signatories required? What will be their experience requirements? Yes, both B1 and B2 signatories are required to certify for CRS-SMI. The experience requirements are under the discretion on the maintenance organization, as reflected in the company approval procedure.

How to convert AMEL Group rating? Group ratings will be under DCA discretion. It will be dealt with on case-to-case basis.

What will happen to the existing Type Rating endorsement? Type rating will be in accordance with the category and limitations of the category as reflected in the licence.

Will DCA still issue Authorizations in the future? DCA may consider issuing DCA Authorizations to maintenance personnel Authorizations to be issued will be under DCA’s discretion

Why do Military Personnel need recommendation from ATO to apply for licence? for traceability and accountability purposes ATO issuing the recommendations will be responsible to verify the evidence of practical skills and assessments of the applicant

CONVERSIONS Partial avionic AMEL, “X” Electrical only, how to convert? DCA will convert Cat “X” licences into Part-66 Cat B2, with limitations of Instruments, Autopilot and Radio.

With engineer holding LWTR at the moment, what sort of conversion can he get on part 66? He will get the applicable* Part-66 licence with limitations. *NOTE: Depends on the categories/ratings of his current BCAR licence.

What is the conversion process for those who hold EASA66 or HKAR 66 licence? Conversion of foreign licences will still be according to AN7. DCA will not directly adopt foreign EASA licences.

LIMITATIONS What is my ‘grandfather’s rights’ for current BCAR holders? On conversion from a BCAR Section L licence, basic licence categories and aircraft type ratings held will be transferred to the Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence. Correctly issued aircraft approval from an Approved Maintenance Organisation can be transferred to the replacement licence in the form of aircraft type ratings. Limitations will be applied where appropriate to the basic licence and to aircraft type or group ratings reflecting the scope of the previous basic licence held and the aircraft type authorisations issued prior to conversion.

What if I am unable to remove my limitation within the stipulated timeframe? Your Part-66 certification privileges will no longer be valid.

How do I remove my limitations? Sit for applicable module examinations and submit the appropriate assessments

Why should it be a time limit to convert old AMEL before 2016, if engineer elect to stays with limitations in their licence? 5 years is enough for removal of limitations/full conversion, as it also takes 5 years for a novice to obtain a licence. The certification privileges of Part-66 licence with limitations will be considered invalid come 2016. DCA will not exercise Part-66 with limitations after Jan 2016.

Who can certify Compass Compensation & Adjustment? Only those who have been endorsed with ‘Compass Compensation & Adjustment’ in their current licence. Others will have it as a limitation in their Part-66 licence.

FAQs ON PART 147 PART 147 APPROVAL What would happen to my current AN85 Approval? It would be converted into Part 147 approval with limitations. It will remain in force until the organisation applies for a 147 approval. Note: DCAM will hold separate meetings with current AN85 approval holders to discuss next course of action regarding migration to Part-147.

How do I convert my current AN 85 approval to Part 147 Approval? The organisation has to comply with the requirements of the Notice.

Those attended DCA approved but not 147 approved courses. Will it be recognized after 1st Jan 2011? DCA will accept DCA approved courses, and it will still be recognized after Jan 2011. But, the DCA approved training organization are required to move into Part 147 in the future.

Who is the 147 approved training agency in Malaysia? Currently all them are AN85 Approved Organization. After the launch of Part-147, all of the organizations are required to be Part-147 approved.

VALIDATOR & ASSESSOR How do I qualify my practical assessors? The assessor must have the relevant experience and qualification defined in the MTOE and approved by DCAM.

What is the difference between validator and assessor? A validator validates experience and skill acquisition of trainees whilst an assessor assesses the competency of the trainees with respect to maintenance requirements.

Can I be a validator and assessor at the same time? Yes, provided that you do not assess the task that you validated.

ASSESSMENT & EXAMINATION What reference shall I use to conduct the practical assessment? A document approved by DCAM. NOTE: reference can be made to CAA CAP 741.

What is the ratio of knowledge to practical experience requirements to be conducted at the ATO for the various categories of licences? As defined in the Appendix 1 of the Notice. Generally is 40% (theory) - 60% (practical) for Cat A and 50% (theory) - 50% (practical) for Cat B.

How do I ensure that the ATO’s trainee acquires adequate maintenance experience? Trainees must be attached to an approved 145 organization for the OJT period. NOTE: ATO to show evidence of contract with the said 145 organization.

When would my students be eligible to sit for module exams? After completion of modules conducted by the ATO.

How would I reduce the re-examination waiting period from 90 days to 30 days? By conducting a tutorial program for the trainees. Can I be an instructor and examiner at the same time? Yes, provided that you are not involved in the examination for the modules that you taught.

Will DCA allow or recognize EASA other NAA to conduct examination in Malaysia? If so, will they allow Malaysian licence holders to work in that country? DCA have no jurisdiction if other NAA or EASA want to conduct examination in Malaysia. Decision to allow DCAM licence holders to work in a particular country depends on the

country’s authority.

LICENCE APPLICATION How can my trainees obtain DCAM AML even though they are not employed by a maintenance organization? To qualify for DCAM licence, candidate must show evidence of the following: - Knowledge examination certificate from ATO - Skill acquisition evidence from ATO (logbook) - Practical assessments conducted by ATO - Recommendation for licence issuance from ATO

Enquiries?

Email: amel66@dca.gov.my

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