EASA Part-66 Regulation Change: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/989 - Resource Group
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EASA Part-66 Regulation Change: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/989

EASA Part-66 Regulation Change: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/989

On 12th June 2024, the introduction of Commission Implementing Regulation 2023/989 is set to enact several changes to the Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 on the continuing airworthiness of aircraft and aeronautical products, parts and appliances, and on the approval of organisations and personnel involved in these tasks.

The implemented changes will significantly affect the basic knowledge requirements an individual must demonstrate in passing EASA Part-66 approved examinations for their desired licence category.  As a consequence, the UKCAA and EASA basic knowledge requirements will now differ resulting in divergence between what is required for a UKCAA and EASA Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence application.

As an EASA Part 147 approved training organisation, Resource Group will ensure our EASA Part 66 training material and approved examination database remain compliant with the revised regulation so that we can continue to support our EASA client base beyond 12th June 2024.

Due to this regulatory divergence, Resource Group will be able to provide dual certification* to individuals who pass a single approved Part-66 Module 1 (Mathematics) and Module 17 (Propellers) examination, as these modules are unaffected by the EASA regulation changes. However, for the remaining Part-66 modules, our ability to dual certify following a single examination will be removed. This will also apply to other Part 147 organisations who maintain both UKCAA and EASA Part 147 basic training approvals. We would like to reassure our customers that our ability to dual certify will continue, but from 12th June 2024, individuals will need to sit two separate and full examinations to obtain both UKCAA and EASA Certificates of Recognition.

Resource Group offers multiple learning options to individuals who are working towards their Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence, so we have broken our solutions down to include a summary of how the implemented changes will impact each individual learner.

For Part-66 instructor-led Category B modular courses examined after 12th June 2024, the training curriculum delivered will adhere to the existing UKCAA Part 66 syllabus, including a UKCAA approved examination at the end of the training delivery. Should a student also require an EASA Certificate of Recognition, they will be required to purchase our EASA Part 66 self-study training material for that module, and book onto one of our open examination sessions held at Cotswold Airport, Luton Airport or Stansted Airport.

For individuals who intend to purchase our Part-66 self-study product after 12th June 2024, they will have the option to select UKCAA and/or EASA Part-66 modules or licence bundles, and if dual certification is preferred, two examinations will be required per module as above. For those who have previously enrolled in our Part 66 self-study training and hold active subscriptions, we will be making contact with you to select either a UKCAA or EASA pathway, and your iAcademy account will be updated accordingly.

For individuals who have received UKCAA and/or EASA Certificates of Recognition prior to 12th June 2024, we can confirm that both the competent authorities will accept these certificates for basic licence application without any requirement to undertake any ‘differences’ or additional examinations.

We understand that the introduction of CIR 2023/989 brings significant change to us as a training provider, as well as to you as our customer, but rest assured we are well prepared and should you have queries, please feel free to reach out to our team using the contact details provided below:

Email: info@resourcegroup.co.uk

Phone: 01285 772669

For further information on CIR 2023/989, please visit the EASA website.

*Our ability to dual certify is subject to our examination centre being both UKCAA and EASA approved. All our examination centres are approved under both UKCAA and EASA, excluding Aberdeen which is UKCAA only.

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