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How to Obtain Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (AMEL) in Kenya
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|How to Obtain Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License (AMEL) in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Thu Jan 2020 10:26am|
Apply in Person
To obtain your Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License, one has to first fully complete and submit the prescribed application form - The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License, Extension, Conversion or Validation certificate Application Form - Form AC: PEL013- Page 14 - 16
This form can be also be obtained by visiting the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Offices of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority’s - KCAA Offices
After filling the application documents you are required to submit them to the Authority’s Personnel Licensing (PEL) offices or you can forwarded them to the:-
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority,
P. O. Box 30163-00100,
You are required to submit the application form with all the required documents for evaluation by the KCAA for you to get approval to make payments for the prescribed application fees. These documents include:-
(i). Curriculum Vitae
(ii). Course certificates
(iii). Proof of work experience (or the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Experience Log-Book)
(iv). Certification by an authorized person of the ATO where the applicant has been trained and the required supporting documents attached
(v). Two (2) current passport size photographs (full face);
(vi). Proof of identification documents (Identity card or passport)
The application shall not be accepted if it is not appropriately filled and certified by the Quality Manager of the ATO where the applicant has been trained and the required supporting documents have been attached. In case the application is rejected, the applicant will be notified in writing.
The receiving officers will check for discrepancies or ineligibility in the application documents. If a discrepancy that cannot be immediately corrected exists in any of the documents, the application and all the submitted documents will be returned to the applicant and should not be re-submitted until the discrepancy has been rectified corrected.
If the receiving officers is satisfied that all the requirements have been met for the issue of a licence and the prescribed application form has been completed and presented in the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Office, the applicant will be advised to pay the prescribed application fees, after which the licence will be issued.
After the evaluation you are to proceed to pay the prescribed examination and issuance fees and submit the payment receipt to together with the application documents.
(i). Test for licence without type rating Ksh. 2,000 to 5000 per category
(ii). Test for license with type rating Ksh. 2500 to 5000 per category
(iii). Fees for issue of aircraft maintenance engineer’s license Khs. 3000
This is followed by a series of tests to demonstrate your Knowledge and skills. You will have to write an essay examination and do a practical assessment test.
Upon successful completion of the tests you will be issued with the AME license.
A processing time of 14 days is needed to complete the processing of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License application, after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your license at the KCAA’s Personnel Licensing offices.
You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your new license.
The following forms should be duly filled and signed;
Appropriate application Form for initial issue of an AMEL or for Type rating
Proof of work experience (or the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Experience Log-Book)
Certification by an authorized person of the ATO where the applicant trained and the required supporting documents attached
Two (2) current passport size photographs (full face);
Proof of identification documents (Identity card or passport)
Payment receipt of the prescribed fees
The minimum age to be granted an AMEL is Eighteen (18) Years.
The applicant shall demonstrate ability to read, write and communicate in English Language.
The applicant should demonstrate the minimum level of Aircraft knowledge
The applicant shall provide acceptable evidence of experience. The experience provided should be arranged in ATA chapter format and should represent cross section of the maintenance tasks relevant to the category/rating applied for. The experience should be verified by a KCAA practical examiner.
The applicant shall have demonstrated the skill to perform those functions applicable to the privilege to be granted. The skill should be verified by a KCAA practical examiner.
The applicant shall pay the appropriate fee.
Office Locations & Contacts
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority - Head Office,
Aviation House, Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport, Nairobi
Tel: +254 020 827470-75
Mobile: +254 728 606 570, +254 709 725000
+254 728 606 586, +254 734 000 491, +254 734 000492
Fax: + 254 020 822300
P.O. Box 30163 -00100 Nairobi
Website: KCAA Website
Other Regional Offices Contacts http://www.kcaa.or.ke/contact
Test for licence without type rating Ksh. 2,000 to 5000 per category
Test for license with type rating Ksh. 2500 to 5000 per category
Fees for issue of aircraft maintenance engineer’s license Khs. 3000
Charges for Air Navigation Services and Regulatory Fees http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/charges/KCAA%20%20CHARGES%20%26%20REGULATORY%20FEES-%20AIC%209.17.pdf
AME licences are valid for Two (2) years from the date of issue or last renewal. Applicants need to apply for licence renewal to KCAA at least Sixty (60) days before expiry.
Documents to Use
The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License, Extension, Conversion or Validation certificate Application Form - Form AC: PEL013 may be obtained from the Authority’s Personnel licensing (PEL) offices.
A sample of the application Form AC: PEL013 can be seen here Page 14-16 https://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/circulars/CAA-AC-PEL%20013C%20Issue%20Renewal%20Validation%2CExtension%20and%20conversion%20of%20AMEL%2816%29.pdf
The processing time is fourteen days.
The applicant should –
Take and successfully completed approved course of training
Obtain Application form from PEL Offices and complete the prescribed application form,
Submit all the required documents.
Pay the applicable fees and submit the payment receipt.
Get evaluation on your knowledge and skill set
Demonstrate phase- (knowledge test)
Demonstrate phase- (Skill test) , oral and practical
Wait for the processing period of license to elapse then will be issued with your license
Type of application (original issuance, re-issues, added rating , validation or conversion )
Ratings (aeroplanes , engines or avionics )
Postal and physical address
Date and place of birth
Particulars of licences already held (Place and Date of Issue , Type of Licence, Number and Expiry Date )
Basis of application
Whether yet examined for and obtained a medical certificate in accordance with the Civil Aviation Regulations
Whether you are able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language in accordance with the English language proficiency requirements of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
Endorsement of Knowledge test
Endorsement of Skill test
Signature of Applicant
Date of Application
Need for the Document
In order to be granted authorization to issue certificates of release to service after maintenance on a Kenya registered aircraft, a person must hold a valid license issued by the Authority in accordance with the Civil Aviation (Personnel Licensing) Regulations.
A holder of an aircraft maintenance engineer license (AMEL) may perform or supervise the maintenance, preventive maintenance , or modification of, or after inspection, approve for return to service, any aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, component, or part thereof.
Information which might help
The applicant should demonstrate the minimum level of Aircraft knowledge i.e. Diploma or Degree in Aeronautical engineering , Degree in electrical/Electronic engineering and an AMEL training course from an approved ATO, or degree in Mechanical Engineering and an AMEL training course from an approved ATO.
The Civil Aviation Act http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/act/CIVIL%20AVIATION%20ACT%2C%202013.pdf
Personnel licensing http://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/regulation/Legal_Notice_No_95.pdf
Advisory Circular for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License https://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/circulars/CAA-AC-PEL%20013C%20Issue%20Renewal%20Validation%2CExtension%20and%20conversion%20of%20AMEL%2816%29.pdf
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) was established on 24th October 2002 by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 with the primary functions towards;
Regulation and oversight of Aviation Safety & Security;
Economic regulation of Air Services and development of Civil Aviation;
Provision of Air Navigation Services, and Training of Aviation personnel KCAA;
as guided by the provisions of the convention on international civil aviation, related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Kenya Civil Aviation Act, 2013 and the civil aviation regulations.
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