||Title:||AIR NAVIGATION (HONG KONG) ORDER 1995||Gazette Number:||L.N. 223 of 2008|
|Article:||12||Heading:||Licensing of maintenance engineers||Version Date:||01/01/2009|
(1) The Chief Executive shall grant an aircraft maintenance licence, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, upon his being satisfied that the applicant is a fit person to hold the licence and has furnished such evidence and passed such examinations and tests as the Chief Executive may require of him for the purpose of establishing that he has sufficient knowledge, experience, competence and skill in aeronautical engineering. (L.N. 77 of 2008)
(2) An aircraft maintenance licence shall authorise the holder, subject to such conditions as may be specified in the licence, to exercise the following privileges- (L.N. 77 of 2008)
(3) A licence shall, subject to the provisions of Article 62 of this Order, remain in force for the period specified therein, not exceeding five years, but may be renewed by the Chief Executive from time to time upon his being satisfied that the applicant is a fit person and is qualified as aforesaid.
(a) to issue certificates of maintenance review in respect of such aircraft as may be so specified;
(b) to issue certificates of release to service in respect of such overhauls, repairs, replacements, modifications, maintenance and inspections of such aircraft and such equipment as may be so specified; or
(c) to issue certificates of fitness for flight under "A Conditions" in respect of such aircraft as may be so specified. (L.N. 77 of 2008)
(4) The Chief Executive may issue a certificate rendering valid for the purposes of this Order any licence as an aircraft maintenance engineer granted under the law of any country other than Hong Kong. Such certificate may be issued subject to such conditions, and for such period, as the Chief Executive thinks fit.
(5) An aircraft maintenance licence granted under this Article shall not be valid unless it bears the ordinary signature of the holder of the licence in ink. (L.N. 77 of 2008)
(6) Without prejudice to any other provision of this Order the Chief Executive may, for the purpose of this Article, either absolutely or subject to such conditions as he thinks fit:
(7) The holder of an aircraft maintenance licence-
(a) approve any course of training or instruction;
(b) authorize a person to conduct such examinations or tests as he may specify;
(c) approve a person to provide or conduct any course of training or instruction; and
(d) approve a person as qualified to furnish reports to him and to accept such reports.
(8) The holder of an aircraft maintenance licence shall not engage in the use of psychoactive substances in a way that-
(a) shall not exercise the privileges of the licence if he knows or reasonably suspects that his physical or mental condition renders him unfit to exercise such privileges; and
(b) shall not, when exercising the privileges of the licence, be under the influence of psychoactive substances which may render him unable to safely and properly exercise such privileges. (L.N. 77 of 2008)
(a) constitutes a direct hazard to the holder or endangers the lives, health or welfare of others; or
(b) causes or worsens an occupational, social, physical or mental problem or disorder of the holder. (L.N. 77 of 2008)
(36 of 1999 s. 3)