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Requirements for maintenance staff for non-EASA aircraft

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Maintenance for general aircraft can be carried out by a pilot-owner (with additional training), a national general aircraft mechanic or aircraft maintenance mechanic, depending on the aircraft and maintenance task in question.

Requirements for mechanics in general aviation depend on the aircraft and maintenance task in question. Non-EASA aircraft mean aircraft that are subject to national regulation.

Pilot-owner maintenance

Gliders, motor gliders and hot air balloons

Aeroplanes and helicopters

All other cases than the ones listed above are subject to the provisions of the national Aviation Regulation PEL M3-4. Maintenance personnel must hold a national aircraft maintenance mechanic’s or recreational aircraft mechanic’s licence.

To whom and on what terms

National general aircraft mechanic licence–

To apply for the licence, you must meet the following requirements:

80 hours of maintenance training

for motor-powered aircraft, an additional 20 hours of training on the scheduled maintenance of aircraft engines

sufficient knowledge of at least the following:

aviation legislation on maintenance

annual inspections

weighing of aircraft

at least one group of structural materials

maintenance experience of at least two years and 500 working hours

National aircraft maintenance mechanic licence–

To apply for the licence, you must meet the following requirements:

successful completion of training for an aircraft maintenance mechanic licence provided by a maintenance personnel training organisation in compliance with the ICAO manual or a more advanced training

at least two years’ experience of aeroplane and helicopter maintenance as main occupation

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Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 3/9/2020