Excellent maintenance is essential for the continued airworthiness and safety of aircraft. Therefore only technical personnel with a valid Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) can sign off on maintenance performed. To obtain an AML the individual must comply with applicable European regulations (EASA Part 66). Kiwa Register issues the licences.
Application for direct approval of On-the-Job Training (OJT)
To obtain the first aircraft type endorsement within a given Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) (sub)category, in addition to the type training, an On-the-Job Training (OJT) has to be completed. ILT has to approve the OJT.
Organisations in the Netherlands
For Part-145 organisations with their principal place of business in the Netherlands the OJT procedures may be approved by the ILT by accepting a procedure in the exposition of the organisation in accordance with 145.A.70.
Organisations in other EASA member states with an approved OJT procedure
If a maintenance organisation has their principal place of business in another European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) member state, and this organisation has an OJT procedure in the organisations exposition that has been approved by the authority of that EASA member state, ILT can accept these procedures. Please note that this is an acceptance and not an approval. The OJT will be reviewed in full when the application for endorsement on the AML is submitted.
Organisations without OJT approval
For the completion of an OJT at a maintenance organisation without an OJT procedure, a direct approval must be requested from ILT. This also applies to organisations that do have an OJT procedure, but this is not approved or accepted by ILT. This applies to all maintenance organisations with a principal place of business outside the EASA member states. However, it may also apply to organisations in The Netherlands or other EASA member states.
Applying for direct approval at ILT
The direct approval for the OJT by ILT is on a case by case basis. This approval may be requested for a single person or group of persons. Approval is required prior to starting the OJT. To process the application the ILT may decide to perform an on-site audit and/or to participate in the assessment. Any related costs are for the applicant.
Please use the application form to apply for the direct approval of an On-the-Job Training programme.