The European Aviation Safety Agency EASA regulates the training provided for civil aviation maintenance personnel in Finland. The pan-European regulations aim at harmonising the operations and procedures in aircraft maintenance. The objective of harmonised maintenance staff training is to provide an aircraft maintenance licence which is valid without further endorsement throughout the European Union.
The Finnish Transport Safety Agency is the competent authority responsible for issuing the organisation approvals required for aircraft maintenance staff training and for overseeing the training organisations under Commission Regulation (EC) No 2042/2003. The requirements for aircraft maintenance training organisations are laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 and its Annex IV (Part 147). In their training, the organisations must also adhere to the provisions of Annex III (Part 66) of the Regulation.
Training for the Part 66 licence, or upgrade thereof, can also be provided by Part 66 approved training organisations outside Finland.