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FAQs 2019-05-30T10:14:53+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we will answer the questions that have been asked many times by our customers.

In case you do not find the answer, Contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.

Can i have more information about the Aircraft Maintenance License?

The Aircraft Maintenance License (AML), issued according to Annex III (Part-66) of the Regulation (EU) No. 1321/2014, is the document that certifies the knowledge and experience requirements of the owner applicable to the specific categories and subcategories indicated in the license.
Any person or company that is in charge of doing maintenance is responsible of the operations performed, must be qualified for the tasks and, if authorised to certify maintenance done to aircrafts or provide support on that matter, must be in possession of the appropriate licenses and/or authorizations.
Such person (or company), when performing maintenance, must ensure that maintenance standards established in the applicable regulation (for example Part-M and Part-145) are followed.

What are the steps to obtain the AML?

The AML training is divided in 3 parts:

  • Pass of theoretical assessments at a training center approved Part-147 (FlyOn.Aero)
  • Pass of a practical assessment
  • A practical experience period done at a maintenance company approved Part-145.
    • Theoretical and practical assessments (called “Basic Modules”), are done at the FlyOn.Aero Maintenance Training Organisation approved Part-147. Depending on what AML category you want to obtain (A, B1, B2, B3), the number, type and level of knowledge required to pass the exams changes. The current aviation regulation does not force to attend a course for exams, but establish a minimum time of preparation required for passing them. Depending on the AML category, the recommended minimum duration for training changes. Thus before starting the training, it is necessary to establish what category of AML you want to obtain.
    • The following is all the AML categories available:
AML Cat. LMA Type Pridvileges Recommended minimum duration for theoretical/pratcical [h]
A1 Aeroplane with turbine engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service after minor line maintenance activities and simple defects correction. 800
A2 Aeroplane with piston engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service after minor line maintenance activities and simple defects correction. 650
A3 Helicopter with turbine engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service after minor line maintenance activities and simple defects correction. 800
A4 Helicopter with piston engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service after minor line maintenance activities and simple defects correction. 800
B1.1 Aeroplane with turbine engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service and Support Staff activities after maintenance activities regarding airframe, engine, mechanical and electrical systems as well as simple tests on aviation systems.
Include privileges of AML Cat. A.
2400
B1.2 Aeroplane with piston engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service and Support Staff activities after maintenance activities regarding airframe, engine, mechanical and electrical systems as well as simple tests on aviation systems.
Include privileges of AML Cat. A.
2000
B1.3 Helicopter with turbine engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service and Support Staff activities after maintenance activities regarding airframe, engine, mechanical and electrical systems as well as simple tests on aviation systems.
Include privileges of AML Cat. A.
2400
B1.4 Helicopter with piston engine Issue Certificate of Release to Service and Support Staff activities after maintenance activities regarding airframe, engine, mechanical and electrical systems as well as simple tests on aviation systems.
Include privileges of AML Cat. A.
2400
B2 Avionics Issue Certificate of Release to Service and Support Staff activities after maintenance activities regarding avionic and electric systems as well as minor line maintenance activities.
Does not include privileges of AML Cat. A.
2400
B3 Aeroplanes with piston engine and MTOW<=2000kg Issue Certificate of Release to Service and Support Staff activities after maintenance activities regarding airframe, engine, mechanical and electrical systems as well as simple tests on avionic systems. 1000

How is the course for obtaining the AML delivered?

  1. Online courses:
    • Study the Basic Modules online.
    • Every course is divided into single modules.
    • All modules are delivered via our online courses platform.
    • When you finished studying you can then apply to an exam (see the EXAM section)
  2. Full theoretical classroom course:
    • The course is divided in modules, depending on the AML category.
    • Every module has a theoretical part that is delivered in classroom with a lecturer. The duration of every single module is bound to the recommended duration established in the aviation regulation.
    • At the end of every module you will give an exam (see the EXAM section)
  3. Refresh classroom course:
    • It’s a classroom section with a lecturer, but it lasts 1 to 2 days and will focus on a single module.
    • Its goal is to “refresh” the mind of the student and help him check his knowledge about the topic before giving an exam.
    • At the end of every refresh you will give an exam (see the EXAM section)
  4. Examination / Assessment
    • The exam of the module is then performed in classroom with an examiner.
    • Some modules have a practical part that is delivered from our partners (Maintenance companies approved Part-145)
    • The practical assessment is done at the same location where the practical course has been delivered.
    • For modules that has only a theoretical part, when you pass the exam (75% of correct answers) the Certificate of Recognition is immediatly issued.
    • For modules that has also a practical part, the Certificate of Recognition is issued when both theoretical and practical assessment are passed.

The possibility to give an examination is not bound to the purchase of the course, although FlyOn.Aero has special prices for who wants to take the full training (for example: Online modules + classroom refresh + exam)

If i buy an online course, can i apply to an exam after i finished?

Yes, of course.

You can apply to the exam after you concluded the online course. It is recommended to apply for the online course first, so that you can be prepared to give the exam.

How long does the AML stays valid?

AML stays valid for five years starting from the issue date. In that period it stays valid until it is returned, suspended or revocated. The conditions for continuing validity of an AML are contained in paragraph 66.A.40; we point out that the AML is valid only if the owner has signed it (ref. 66.A.40(d)(ii)).

AML validity is not influenced by doing or not doing recent maintenance activities (more about on 66.A.20(b)2), but it will influence, for the AML owner, the possibility of privileges according to 66.A.20(a) (ref. GM 66.A.40).

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the online/classroom course? What do you advise?

Course type ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES
 Theoretical Online Course
  • Low costs;
  • No transfer costs;
  • Follow courses at your pace;
  • Ability to stay more time on specific topics;
  • Ability to ask for dedicated integrative lessons, delivered via web conference or in classroom.
  •  No lecturer
 Theoretical Classroom Course
  • 1-2 days summary of the topic you studied.
  • Low costs;
  • Lecturer available for questions and doubts;
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 Theoretical Classroom Course
  • Detailed course, with lecturer in classroom.
  • Attendance in classroom required;
  • Limited number of absences;
  • Higher costs than the online course because of transfer, room and board costs.
 Dedicated lessons
  • Dedicated lessons for topics that you find more complex or that need to be done in depth.
  • Delivered in classroom or online, based on your preference, with a professional lecturer.

What are the course costs? And what are the Exams costs?

Contact us and request a quotation for courses and exams. FlyOn.Aero will send you a summary file with the costs. We tend to evaluate requests and eventually personalize them in order to deliver a dedicated service.