The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil recently revised it regulations governing mechanic licensing and qualifications. The new Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulation No. 65 replaces the correlating section previously found in the Brazilian Regulation of Aeronautical Homologation.
The revised rule makes several changes, most notably reducing practical experience requirements to 18-30 months from 36 months, depending on the number of qualifications sought. The regulation also mandates removal of a mechanic found performing work under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a matter previously left to the provisions found in the Brazilian Code.
ANAC says it revised the regulation to better correlate with international standards. Brazil has numerous cooperative agreements with international partners, including Australia, Canada, China, the European Union and the U.S.
The new rule became effective on May 25.