APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATIONS
JAR 145 specifies maintenance equipment and procedures required for all commercial air-transport aircraft. The regulation has been European Union law since July 1991, and was brought into effect in January 1994.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATING STAFF
JAR 65 defines the combinations of academic qualifications, training, examination success and practical experience which engineering staff must have to gain licences to carry out various grades of certificating maintenance work in civil aviation. JAR 65 will be integral with JAR 145, but it is still in draft form, with at least one stage to go through the "notice of proposed amendment" procedure. The target issue date is 1 March 1997, with full effect from 1 July, 1999. After the latter date, no other staff qualification or licensing procedures may be followed.
REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING TRAINING ORGANISATIONS
JAR 147 defines the requirements which an organisation must meet to be granted approved status to train certificating maintenance staff, to conduct examinations and issue recognised licences gained through training. A JAR 145 maintenance organisation may also be an approved training organisation, but it is not required to be. Conversely, a JAR 147 approved training organisation may provide training only, although that training has to have a practical content.
Source: Flight International