AAC No. 4 of 2018 dated 10th April 2018 has superseded AAC 8 of 2000 which deals with Continuation Training as previously known as refresher course which is mandatory to carry out once within two year. It is the responsibilities of organization to ensure that all certifying staff and support staff receive sufficient continuation training in each two year period to ensure that such staff have up-to-date knowledge of relevant technology, organization procedures and human factor issues.
The training may be conducted by the appropriately approved maintenance
organization as per procedure approved in MOE. The procedures, syllabus and program duration of continuation training should be specified in the MOE or in another document cross referred in the MOE.In case such training is conducted by an organization approved under CAR 147, then such details may be specified under the approval and cross referenced in the maintenance organization exposition.
Small maintenance organizations such as flying club/ private operators with few AME licence/ certification authorization holders may conduct continuation training jointly with similar organizations. Such arrangement should have prior concurrence of the local Airworthiness Office.
The salient features of revision 2 of CAR 66 Issue II:
1. 66.A.35 amended to replace skill test requirement with demonstration of skill.
2. 66.A.215 (b) amended to include AME Course.
3. Appendix –II (Basic Examination Standard) para 1.5 amended to make provision for appearing in failed module related to limitation papers from 90 days to 30 days.
4. GM 66.A.35 (Skill Test Requirements) – Deleted.
5. Appendix-I (Appendices to AMC for CAR 66) amended to add a note on Type rating endorsement covering several models/ variant. Group 1 Helicopter Table amended in line with EASA guidelines.
Another step for compliance of CAR 66, DGCA has now decided to issue Category A licence to eligible person. As per revised Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules 1937, the Category A licence has been made non-type rated. A large number of technical person holding BAMEL/BAMEEC in heavy Aeroplane (HA) and Jet Engine (JE) are employed in various organization may be considered for issuance of Category A licence. To get Category A licence competent authority has decided some modality to be complied with.
The existing CAR 147 type training organisation will be permitted to conduct Difference Training (difference in syllabus of CAR 66 Cat A licence and syllabus of exiting basic licence/Certificate.Syllabus of difference training will be approve by DGCA HQrs. The schedule of examination is decided by CEO and likely to be held in October 2017. The application for conduct examination after successful completion of course will be forwarded to RAO by respective organisation along with requisite fees.