Requirement to Hold AME Licence
403.02 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall exercise the privileges of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence unless the person
(a) holds an AME licence issued pursuant to this Subpart;
(b) exercises the privileges in accordance with the ratings and any limitations endorsed on the licence; and
(c) exercises the privileges in accordance with Part V.
(2) A person who does not meet the conditions specified in subsection (1) may sign a maintenance release if the person holds a restricted certification authority issued pursuant to Part V.
Issuance and Endorsement of AME Licence
403.03 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner specified in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual, issue an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence to the applicant or endorse the applicant’s AME licence with a rating, where the applicant provides documentation to the Minister that establishes
(a) the applicant’s citizenship; and
(b) that the applicant meets the requirements set out in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual in respect of
(i) minimum age,
(iv) experience, and
Validity Period of AME Licence
403.04 Subject to section 403.05, an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence is valid for the period specified in the licence.
403.05 (1) No holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence shall exercise the privileges of the licence unless
(a) the licence was issued within the preceding 24 months; or
(b) the holder of the licence has, for at least six months within the preceding 24 months,
(i) performed aircraft maintenance,
(ii) supervised the performance of aircraft maintenance,
(iii) supervised in an executive capacity the performance of aircraft maintenance, or
(iv) served as an aviation maintenance instructor or supervised another aviation maintenance instructor in an aircraft maintenance training course provided by an approved training organization.
(2) The holder of an AME licence who is not in compliance with subsection (1) shall regain currency in accordance with the standards set out in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual prior to exercising the privileges of the licence.
Division II — Approved Training Organizations
Approved Training Organizations
403.08 (1) No person shall provide aircraft maintenance training courses as an approved training organization unless the person holds an approved training organization certificate.
(2) The Minister shall issue an approved training organization certificate to a person who
(a) makes an application for a certificate; and
(b) meets the standards respecting training courses, facilities and instructors that are applicable to the training to be provided, as set out in Chapter 566 of the Airworthiness Manual.
(3) The Minister shall approve a policy manual or a training control manual and any amendments to that manual if the manual and amendments meet the requirements of Standard 566 — Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licensing and Training.
- SOR/2003-154, s. 3.
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