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Conversion of Foreign Aircraft Maintenance License

Conversion of Foreign Aircraft Maintenance License

No. The conversion of foreign AML licence to Malaysian AML has been discontinued from 1 June 2016. Alternatively,
CAR 2016 provides for validation of foreign licences in accordance with the requirements specified in Notice 1102.

CAAM does not convert foreign licence. CAAM only validate foreign licence

ICAO ANNEX 1 allows contracting state to validate license issued by another state. In this respect, the CAR 2016 has that provision i.e. Regulation 35

Under Regulation 35(6), CAAM has raised Notice 1102 to inform the public on how to apply for validation of foreign license.

There has been no provision for conversion of foreign licence in Civil Aviation Regulation CAR 2016.

There are two options for an applicant to work with an approved maintenance organisation and to certify for maintenance release on a Malaysian registered aircraft, subject to relevant conditions as specified in Notice 6501

  • Direct Issuance of Malaysian AML. An applicant for AML shall meet the requirements of Notice 1101 current in force;
    or
  • Validation of foreign aircraft maintenance licence. An applicant for a validation of foreign AML shall meet the requirements of Notice 1102 current in force

If CAAM continues converting, we will be continuously functioning not in accordance with CAR 2016. Potentially this will also become non-compliance issue with ICAO.

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