Maintenance & Manufacturing Staff Instructions, MSI 18, Appendix B

Appendix B - Military Experience

1. Canadian Military Basic Training Programs

1.1 Applicants with military training are required to have their basic training assessed in accordance with STD 566.07. Some military personnel may have only completed a basic training program pertaining to a single trade qualification (e.g. airframe, engine, radar/communication or sheet metal). Basic training of this nature is only acceptable towards a portion of the basic "structured" training requirement.

1.2 Canadian military aviation trades are continually being restructured and as a result AME applicants with Canadian military experience in trades that are not identified in this MSI will have to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. However, it has been determined that the trade classifications and the assessments contained in this MSI are accurate as of the effective date of MSI-18, revision 4.

1.3 Canadian military personnel are identified by their "trade qualification" or "trade specialty" levels. The following acronyms and levels are most commonly used when referring to DND training and/or experience:

  1. TQ/QL = Trade Qualification or Qualification level (both terms mean the same thing).
     
  2. TQ3 = successful completion of basic training in one or more military aviation trades.
     
  3. TQ5 = successful completion of military apprenticeship in one or more military aviation trades.

1.4 In order to be granted the equivalent basic structured training credit, military personnel are required to provide original or certified true copies of their Unit Employment Record (UER) which clearly identifies that they have successfully completed or attained a TQ/QL level 3 in their specific trade, or a TQ/QL level 5 in an apprenticeship program.

1.5 1992 - 1997 Previous DND System:

  1. The trades most common were as follows:
Trade ID Title Specialty   Trade ID Title Specialty
511 AE Tech Aero-Engine   521 IST Tech Integral Systems
512 AF Tech Airframe   524 CRS Tech Communication-Radar Systems
561 MT Tech Metal   551 IET Tech Instrument-Electrical

The following equivalent training credit can be granted:

Course & Minimum TQ / QL level required Subject Rating Applicable Maximum applicable training credit Additional basic training required (hours and subjects)
511 (TQ3) Aero-engines M 500 hr. 500 hr. theory and additional training on the following subjects: (piston engine, airframes and airframe systems, basic sheet metal and basic avionics)
512 (TQ3) Airframe M 500 hr. 500 hr. theory and additional training on the following subjects: (power plants, basic sheet metal, propellers, and basic avionics)
511/512 (TQ3)
(cross- trained)
Airframe/
Aero-engines
M 850 hr. 150 hr. theory and additional training on the following subjects: (piston engine, sheet metal and basic avionics)
521 (TQ3) Integral Systems E 1175 hr. Meets 1000 hr. theory standard - however additional training required on the following subjects:(communication, navigation, radar systems, instrument systems and electrical systems)
524 (TQ3/5) Communication/Radar E 1300 hr. Meets 1000 hr. theory standard - however additional training required on the following subjects:(autoflight related systems, instrument systems and electrical systems)
551 (TQ3) Electrical /Instrument E 1340 hr. Meets 1000 hr. theory standard - however training required on the following subjects: (communication, navigation, radar systems, autoflight related systems)
561 (TQ3) Metal S 780 hr. Meets 550 hr. theory standard - however training required on the following subjects: (composite structures)
  1. In order to meet the basic training requirements of STD 566, the following would be required for the applicable AME ratings:
     
    1. M - applicants will require additional basic subject matter training in order to meet the basic training curriculum requirements for the Small and Large Aircraft Maintenance Training Standard contained in STD 566. The amount of additional training required would depend on whether the applicant has received cross-training.
       
    2. E - applicants will require additional basic subject matter training unless they have obtained the 521, 524, and 551 trades as all three of these trades are required to meet the basic training curriculum requirements for the Electronic System Maintenance Training Standard contained in STD 566.
       
    3. S - applicants will require additional basic subject matter training on wood and composite structures in order to meet the basic training curriculum requirements for the Aircraft Structures Maintenance Training Standard contained in STD 566.

1.6 Post 1997 - Cross trained personnel

  1. The most common trades are as follows:
Trade ID Title Specialty   Trade ID Title Specialty
514 AVN Tech Aviation Technician   565 ACS Tech Structure Technician
526 AVS Tech Avionics Technician        

b. Military personnel who received cross training after the introduction of the new trades have completed additional basic training as follows:

ii. Aviation Technicians have completed a cross-training program that included additional maintenance subject matter

iii. Avionics Technicians have completed a cross-training program that included additional avionics subject matter sufficient for all avionics disciplines.

iv. Structure Technicians have completed a cross-training program that combined sheet metal, welding and machinist disciplines.

c. The following equivalent training credit can be granted:

Previous Trade - New Trade & Minimum TQ / QL level required Subject Rating Applicable Maximum applicable training credit Additional basic training required (hours and subjects)
511 - 514 (TQ3) Aviation M 650 hr. 350 hr. theory and additional training on the following subjects: (piston engine, basic sheet metal and basic avionics)
512 - 514 (TQ3) Aviation M 600 hr. 400 hr. theory and additional training on the following subjects: (power plants, basic sheet metal and basic avionics)
521 - 526 (TQ3) Avionics E 1325 hr. N/A (trade training covers basic training for all avionics disciplines)
524 - 526 (TQ3) Avionics E 1482 hr. N/A (trade training covers basic training for all avionics disciplines)
551 - 526 (TQ3)
(**)
Avionics E 1475 hr. N/A (trade training covers basic training for all avionics disciplines)
551 - 514 (TQ4)
(**)
Aviation M 700 hr. 300 hr. theory and additional training on the following subjects: (airframes and airframe systems, piston/turbine engines, propellers, basic sheet metal)
561 - 565 (TQ3) Structures S 920 hr. Meets 550hr. theory standard - however additional training required on the following subjects: (composites)

(**) Information Note:

551 IE Technicians (Instrument/Electronics) had the option of converting to either a 514 Aviation Technician (M category) or a 526 Avionic Technician (E category). They could not qualify for both the 514 and 526 trades.

A 551 Technician that converted to a 514 (M) trade does not meet the structured training requirement for an E rating.

A 551 Technician that converted to a 526 (E) trade does not meet the structured training requirement for an M rating.

1.7 Post 1997 - Single trade personnel

  1. For military personnel who are only qualified as single trade the following equivalent training credit can be granted:
New Trade TQ3 Minimum level required Subject Rating Applicable Maximum applicable training credit Additional basic training required (hours and subjects)
514 Aviation Maintenance (AVN) M 670 hr. 330 hr. theory required, to include training on the following subjects: (basic sheet metal and basic avionics)
526 Avionics (AVS) E 1449 hr. N/A (POET + Trade training covers basic training for all avionics disciplines)
565 Structures (ACS) S 920 hr. Meets 550hr. theory standard - however additional training required on the following subjects: (composites)

1.8 Applicants are not required to obtain additional formal training on the Canadian Air Regulations, as they will be required to successfully complete the regulatory requirements examination in order to obtain an AME licence. No experience credit is granted for military experience acquired during training and all applicants will be required to complete the applicable TC technical examinations.

1.9 Aircraft type training courses, in full or part, cannot be used to fulfill the basic (structured) training requirement.

2. Experience Obtained on Military Aircraft

2.1 Maintenance of military aircraft or parts intended for installation on military aircraft may be counted toward the total and specialty experience requirements, but not toward the civil aviation experience requirement. Therefore, the specialty experience gained in the military must be representative of the aircraft, systems or structures applicable to the AME rating sought.

2.2 Single trade applicants may be credited with the experience obtained in their respective trades up to the maximum amount specified in the following table. The amount of experience credited will be dependent upon the length of the applicant's enlistment. For example:

  • crediting of experience for actual "hands-on" aircraft maintenance work would commence after the completion of initial basic training period (e.g. successful completion of a TQ/QL level 3). Applicants are required to provide documented proof of having obtained the additional experience as indicated below along with the required maintenance tasks.
Trade specialty Old & New trade Rating sought

Experience credit for single trades Amount and type of additional
experience required
(** to include 6 months civil registered experience)
Airframe 512 M Up to 3 years 12 months (**)
(complete aircraft including 6 months engine)
Engine 511 M Up to 3 years 12 months (**)
(complete aircraft including 6 months airframe)
Electrical
/Instrument
551 E Up to 3 years 12 months (**)
(installed avionics systems)
Integral Systems 521 E Up to 3 years 12 months (**)
(installed avionics systems)
Communication-Radar 524 E Up to 3 years 12 months (**)
(installed avionics systems)
Metal 561 S Up to 3 years (**)
Aviation 514 M Up to 4 years (**)
Avionics 526 E Up to 4 years (**)
Structures 565 S Up to 3 years (**)


2.3 Canadian military applicants are required to submit a certified true copy of their Personnel Record Resume attesting to the time period during which they have been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces; a certified true copy of the applicant's Unit Employment Record (UER) and a summary of the UER from their supervisor (e.g. Master Corporal, Master/Chief or Warrant Officer, etc).

2.4 Civil registered aircraft experience:

Applicants are required to obtain no less than 6 months experience in the maintenance of civil registered aircraft; submission of this experience must include maintenance tasks. (Refer to item 3 for additional information regarding requirement for maintenance tasks).

3. Skill (Maintenance Tasks)

3.1 Maintenance tasks (skill) performed on military aircraft may be acceptable provided these tasks were per-formed on an aircraft type (or variant of a type) for which a civilian type certificate has been issued.

3.2 Submission of military maintenance tasks are required to be provided using a military issued task logbook, STD 566 sample task listing (Appendix B) or a personal logbook. This information must include identification of the task, aircraft type, registration, work performed, date of completion; and certified by the individual who supervised the completion of the task.

3.3. Documentation to support the task requirement is to be accompanied by a letter of verification issued on the applicable Squadron letterhead, signed by the senior NCO (Master Corporal or Sergeant) attesting to the tasks completed and providing names, ranks and sample signatures of the individuals that signed off the tasks in the logbook or Appendix B.

3.4. If there is concern regarding the authenticity of the tasks provided TC may request copies of the applicable work orders or job cards in order to verify the completion of tasks claimed for licensing purposes.

3.5. In order to assist TCC's in the review and acceptance of military maintenance tasks below is a listing of civilian/military aircraft equivalents:

Military version Civil Registered version & TC/TA
Airbus CC-150 Polaris Airbus 310-304 A-151
Aurora Lockheed 188 4A22
Bell CH-135 Twin Huey Bell 212 H-86
Bell CH-146 Griffin Bell 412 HP H-86
Bell CH-139 Jetranger / CH-136 Kiowa Bell 206 Jetranger H-92
Boeing-Vertol CH-113 Labrador Boeing-Vertol 107 II-9 H-93
Boeing-Vertol CH-113A Labrador Boeing-Vertol 107 II-28 H-93
Canadair CC-144B Challenger 600 Bombardier Challenger CL 600 A-131
Canadair CC-144C Challenger 604 Bombardier Challenger CL 604 A-131
CH 149 Cormorant E.H. Industries; EH 101-300 or EH 101-500 Turbine Helicopter H80EU or H81EU
DHC CC-138 Twin Otter Bombardier DHC-6 Twin Otter A-82
DHC CC-115 Buffalo Bombardier DHC-5D Buffalo A-124
DHC CT-142 Dash 8 Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8 A-142
Lockheed Martin CC130E
CC130H
CC130H-30 Hercules
Lockheed Martin C130 Hercules A-150
Lockheed Martin CP 140/140A Lockheed Electra 4A22
Raytheon King Air C90 Raytheon King Air C90 3A20
Raytheon Super King Air Raytheon Super King Air 3A20
Sikorsky CH-124 A/B Sea King Sikorsky S 61 L/N 1H15


Note - while the above listing provides the most common types of military/civilian equivalents it is not all-inclusive.

3.6 Civil Registered Aircraft Maintenance Tasks

In keeping with the purpose of the AME licence, the applicant must provide proof of having completed a representative selection of maintenance tasks on civil registered aircraft, as applicable to the licence rating sought (i.e. no less than 10% of the overall maintenance tasks claimed must have been performed while working in accordance with civil air regulations). Refer to item 2.4 for additional information regarding experience requirements.

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