A corresponding licence is required in order for personnel to carry out, supervise or certify maintenance work on aircraft or aircraft components, or apply the associated special work procedures. These licences have to be issued or officially recognised by the FOCA.
Conditions for the issue or transfer of a license by the FOCA
Conditions for the issue or transfer of a license by the FOCA are Swiss citizenship or employment in a maintenance company approved by the FOCA.
There are two types of licence:
- EASA Part-66 licence: The majority of licences for aircraft maintenance personnel are issued in accordance with Annex 3 of Regulation (EC) No. 1321/2014 (EASA Part-66). These licences authorise the holder to carry out and certify certain maintenance operations on aircraft.
- National licence: National licences (e.g. for maintenance on gliders with/without a motor, balloons and airships or components) exist in areas that are not governed by EU regulations or have not yet been regulated by the EU. These licences are based on the provisions of the Federal Ordinance on Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SR 748.127.2).
Forms and Guidelines
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Basic Practical Logbook (PDF, 1 MB, 01.01.2022)
- Antrag für nationale Ausweise des Luftfahrzeug-Instandhaltungspersonals (PDF, 80 kB, 01.07.2016)
- Antrag Luftfahrzeug-Instandhaltungsbewilligung (PDF, 227 kB, 06.08.2020)
- Application for lost or stolen Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) (PDF, 163 kB, 01.07.2016)
- EASA Form 19, Application for a Part-66 AML (PDF, 701 kB, 11.03.2021)
- Initial practical experience logbook Category L1(C)-L2(C) (PDF, 2 MB, 15.03.2022)
- Initial Practical Experience Logbook for Category L3H & L3G License (PDF, 751 kB, 07.10.2020)
- Initial Practical Experience Syllabus for Group 3 Aircraft (PDF, 742 kB, 01.08.2022)
- Removal of Limitations Group 3 Aircraft Syllabus (PDF, 343 kB, 01.04.2023)
Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA
Aircraft Maintenance Licence
Tel: +41 58 465 03 44
Tel: +41 58 465 03 94