Greetings folks, I'm currently living in Germany and am hoping to transfer my Australian L.A.M.E. (Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) license over to the EASA system. I have contacted the German LBA (local aviation authority) and have heard that I have to do an extensive course and test requiring a large amount of time.
I would love to here from someone who has more info on the subject?
Another idea is for me to try to transfer my license in the UK if that is a more fluent option?
There is no conversion unfortunately. An Australian colleague of mine has just had to go through this, and it involved doing all the modules from scratch. Very time consuming and expensive as you might imagine. Good luck.
British engineers have the same problem if the want to convert to the Canadian licence. In the past with the BCAR licence there was a reciprocal arrangement that allowed for a conversion by doing the Canadian legislation.
When the EASA ticket came along this got drop kicked in to the long grass. Another of the benefits of being part of Europe (I dont think)!!!!!!
I heard and this is unconfirmed that the Canadians offered to extend this arrangement to the EASA licence. EASA said this is a great idea and the Canadians said good so how will the reciprocal arrangement work. At which point EASA said it was one way!!!!!!!
The Canadians of course said F**k you, diplomatically of course.
Confirmation or denial of this would be appreciated.