Information and application forms Part-66

Applications from abroad

The Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (The civil aviation authority of Germany) will continue to accept licence applications, which relate to the regulatory environment of the EU/EASA.
This means, that one of the following criteria must apply:

  1. The applicant for a licence has a citizenship from
    a. Germany, or
    b. any other EASA member state.
  2. The applicant for a licence currently resides in Germany.
  3. The applicant for a licence has a current employment in an EASA or EASA member state approved aircraft maintenance organisation. Additionally the applicant has to have a minimum of 6 months of recent relevant experience within the last 12 months prior to the application (compare AMC 66.A.30(d)).
  4. The applicant is already a holder of a German Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence.

Important information

With effect from 27.07.2015 the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1088 of 3 July 2015 amending Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 as regards maintenance procedures for general aviation aircraft enters into force.

Annex III of the regulation contains a new edition of certificates for Annex IV (Part-147) of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014. (For example basic training courses or type training courses). Following entry into force of the regulation on 27.07.2015 certificates are to be issued in accordance with these new samples. By virtue of the exemption in Article 1 (3) (c), organisations may continue to issue certificates up to 31.12.2015 as laid down in Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.

Documentation of practical experience, LBA Form 19.K

According to 66.A.30 c) the documented experience “shall be practical and involve a representative cross section of maintenance tasks on aircraft”.

The competent authority is required by 66.B100 a) to verify the application for the issue of an aircraft maintenance licence. With immediate effect, a practical logbook or other appropriate evidence documenting the practical experience is to be submitted in addition to LBA Form 19.K on application for an aircraft maintenance licence. 

The practical logbook or other documentation of practical experience is to be submitted on application for the initial issue or extension of an aircraft maintenance licence. Applications without such documentation will not be processed.

Credit courses

Credit courses can only be approved as basic training courses as defined in Part-147 when commencement occurred prior to 31.07.2014.

Credit courses beginning after 31.07.2014 no longer permit a reduction of the required practical experience in accordance with 66.A.30 A9 1.iii) or iii).


In order to release maintenance work on aircraft complying with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, a licence for certifying staff in accordance with Annex III of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 (Part-66) is required. An exception is pilot-owner maintenance conducted in accordance with M.A.803 of Annex I Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 (Part-M) and ML.A.803 of Annex Vb Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 (Part-ML).

At present, there are licences for the certifying staff in accordance with Part-66 for the following aircraft:

  • Aeroplanes
  • Helicopters
  • Sailplanes
  • Powered sailplanes
  • Hot-air balloons
  • Gas balloons
  • Hot-air airships
  • ELA2 gas airships
  • Gas airships other than ELA2

For other certifiying staff there are licences according to national regulation (LuftPersV) for the following components:

  • Engines
  • APU
  • Propeller
  • FSA (safety relevant avionic quipment)

The relevant regulations of each member state are, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014 article 5, paragraph 6, applicable prior to entry into force of other requirements for certifying staff. This means that inspectors of aeronautical products, class 4, may release these aeronautical products until further notice.

Legal basis

Continuing Airworthiness RegulationEasy Access Rules for Continuing Airworthiness with Part-66 and its applicable AMC/GM including the current type rating list.

Application forms Part-66

Please pay attention to the fact that applications (LBA form 19.1) must be submitted completely and with enclosures otherwise they cannot be processed. Please consult LBA Form 19.1 regarding the necessary enclosures. 

In accordance with Part-66 (66.A.10f), incompletely submitted applications will be rejected.

Form 19.1*
Issue, extension, amendment and re-issue of a licence (this form can also be used for change of address)
For explanations consult chapter 3 of the information sheet
Form 19.K

Form 19.K (in Englisch)
Documentation of practical experience, exercised rights as well as practical type training in accordance with Part-66. For explanations consult chapter 4.2 of the information sheet.
Attachment 1 to form 19.K*

Attachment 1 to LBA form 19.K
This is an example of a logbook to document practical experience required for the application of a Part-66 aircraft maintenance licence.
The use of this example is not compulsory. The applicant may draw up an individual logbook. The content and layout of the example shall be recognisable in the individual logbook.
Form 19.M*Documentation of practical type experience for the application of a type rating in group 2 or group 3 in accordance with Part-66.
Form 19.A*Documentation of practical experience in a civil maintenance environment as well as experience in Base Maintenance for the application of a category C obtained through the academic route
Signature authorisation*Information regarding those with signature authorisation to confirm practical experience on LBA Form 19.K, 19M and/or 19A.
Application for examination*Application for the examination of aircraft type ratings and group ratings of aircraft type groups 2 and 3.
For explanations consult chapter 5.4 of the information sheet.
Authorised recipient*Information regarding the declaration of an authorised recipient for applicants resident outside of the Federal Republic of Germany.

*Forms are only available in German

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