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Part 66 Examinations

Aviation Australia is approved to conduct CASR and EASA Part 66 Basic Knowledge Examinations for A and B Category Licences.

All Part 66 Basic Knowledge Examinations are conducted in accordance with a prescriptive Examination Standard which is laid out in the respective Competent Authority’s regulations. Examinations are time based with a pass mark of 75%.

  • Multi-Choice Question (MCQ) examinations are computer-based, with a nominal average duration of 75 seconds (1.25 minutes) per question
  • Essays are paper-based, with an overall duration of 20 minutes per question

Important information:

  • If you fail an examination then you cannot resit for at least 90 days – except in the case of the Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) delivering a course of remediation for the failed topics – then you may resit after 30 days (remedial is only available for students attending instructor-led courses);
  • The maximum number of consecutive attempts for each module is three (3).  Further sets of three attempts are allowed with a 12 month waiting period between sets;
  • Once passed, examination credits have an individual 10 year life towards the application of a licence;
  • The CASR Part 66 Basic Knowledge Syllabus and Examination Standard can be found in Appendix I and II of the CASR Part 66 Manual of Standards;
  • The EASA Part 66 Basic Knowledge Syllabus and Exam Standard can be found in Appendix I and II to Annex III (Part 66) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014.

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Part 66 Study Material

Aviation Australia’s Part 66 examinations are based on our current courseware, available via our Learning Management System. We strongly recommend that you always access the latest version of the courseware online when studying for examinations – we do not recommend using older printed versions as the content may not be up to date.

Part 66 Theory Packages

Aviation Australia offers self-study training material and exam packages that satisfy either CASA or EASA Part 66 basic knowledge theory requirements for the following licence categories:

CASR Part 66

  • B1.1 – (Mechanical) fixed-wing aircraft with gas turbine engines,
  • B1.2 – (Mechanical) fixed-wing aircraft with piston engines,
  • B1.3 – (Mechanical) rotary-wing aircraft with gas turbine engines,
  • B1.4 – (Mechanical) rotary-wing aircraft with piston engines,
  • B2 – (Avionics) fixed and rotary-wing aircraft

EASA Part 66

  • B1.1 – (Mechanical) fixed-wing aircraft with gas turbine engines,
  • B1.3 – (Mechanical) rotary-wing aircraft with gas turbine engines,
  • B2 – (Avionics) fixed and rotary-wing aircraft