Transport Schemes 2019

€2.5 million for more sustainable private transport

Following the success of previous schemes in favour of more sustainable means of transport, €2.5 million have been allocated in this year’s budget, for these six schemes.

The first among these is that known as the scrappage scheme, which this year has an allocation of €1.5 million. New M1 Vehicles or M1 Hybrid Vehicles are eligible for this scheme when de-registering and scrapping a vehicle from the same category. This grant varies from €800 to €2,000. The sum of €800 is given to applicants registering new M1 Category Vehicles with CO2 emissions between 101 and 130g/km while M1 Vehicles with CO2 emissions up to 100g/km are eligible for €900 or the sum equivalent to the amount paid for registration tax for the same vehicle up to a maximum of €1,500. When an applicant is registering an M1 Hybrid Vehicle with CO2 emissions between 40 and 65g/km, they are eligible for a grant up to €2,000

Scrappage Scheme application – Maltese

Scrappage Scheme application – English

Scrappage Scheme Notice – English

Scrappage Scheme Notice – Maltese

Application form to scrap/de-register a vehicle – VEH13

The Government Notice No:120 relating to this scheme was published in the government gazette No: 20,128 dated 29.1.2019 and is available HERE


The second scheme has been allocated €600,000 and is dedicated to electric vehicles. Individuals, Local Councils, registered NGOs and private companies are eligible for this scheme. When one registers a new M1 or N1 electric vehicle while deregistering and scrapping another M1 or N1 Internal Combustion Engine vehicle at least 10 years old from the year of manufacture, they are eligible for a €7,000 grant while when one registers an electric vehicle of the same categories without scrapping another vehicle, they are eligible for up to €6,000. A €2,000 grant is available for applicants registering an imported second-hand M1 or N1 vehicle not older than 36 months and with less than 15,000 kilometres on its odometer. At the same time, when registering a new electric quadricycle or a new electric motorcycle in the category L6e, L7e or L3e-A3, the individual is eligible for €3,500. Under the same scheme, commercial companies are eligible for a maximum of €200,000 should they change their fleet from ICE to Electric Vehicles. Companies who have already benefitted from this scheme are eligible as long as they conform to state aid regulations. Joined to this scheme is an additional allocation of €100,000 dedicated to €400 grants for individuals purchasing a new pedelec or a new electric motorcycle, moped or tricycle under the L1e, L2e, L3e-A1, L3e-A2 or L5e category. 

VEH 51 – Application for such a scheme

De Minimis Application Form_English

The Government Notice relating to this scheme is available HERE

The third scheme, which has an allocation of €50,000 is the one offering a €200 grant when one converts an M1 or N1 vehicle to Autogas or LPG

Application in Maltese

Application in English

Procedure in Maltese

Procedure in English

Notice no.65 relating to this scheme was published in Friday 19th January 2018, Government Gazette No.19937 and is available HERE

The fourth scheme, allocated €100,000, is the one offering a €10,000 grant when one registers a new wheelchair accessible taxi or chauffeur driven vehicle, up to a maximum of €100,000 in one year. The scheme is limited to 5 taxis and 5 chauffeur driven vehicles (with GY and LY number plates) and is only applicable when another ICE vehicle at least 10 years old since its year of manufacture and which has had a valid licence for the past 5 years is deregistered and scrapped. The fifth scheme has been allocated €80,000 and gives a grant up to €25,000 for new car importers who want to upgrade their garage to be able to service electric vehicles while training staff for this new technology.

Applications for the scheme are available from Transport Malta, Road Transport Services Licensing Unit, A3 Towers Triq l –Arkata, Paola, and may be downloaded from the following links:

WAV-A1 Application Form

The grant scheme notice with all applicable conditions may be downloaded from the following links:

Grant Scheme Notice inMaltese

Grant Scheme Notice in English

The contents of this website notice are without prejudice to the content of the actual scheme as published on the Government Gazette.

The Government Notice No.121 relating to this scheme was published in Government Gazette No: 20,128 dated 29.01.2019 and is available HERE

The sixth scheme is a new one and has been allocated €100,000. This scheme applies for the conversion of M2, M3, N2 or N3 vehicles and is applicable for residents of Malta registered as owners of a vehicle which is registered and licenced by Transport Malta in the name of the applicant on the date of conversion and application, and which has been retrofitted with an HDDF system by a competent person. This system must conform to the requirements of UN ECE 142 and has to have been approved by an authority as authorised and conformant to Directive 2007/46/EC as amended. Vehicles with petrol engines are not eligible for the scheme. The grant is of €800 and is given when one upgrades from low Euro Standards emission levels (Euro III or lower) to Euro V. The conversion is to a system called Dual Diesel Fuel (DDF) which uses both diesel and LPG at the same time. 

Vacancies


Project Manager within Chairman’s Office – Malta National Electromobility Platform Unit

Jobsplus Permit: 152/2019                             Vacancy Number: 345986

The chosen candidate will coordinate the implementation of the assigned project/s according to the rules and regulations set by the respective Funding Programmes, the respective Application Forms, approved projects and Grant Agreements. The role includes the coordination of all aspects of the public procurement process, ensuring the effective disbursement of funds and sound management of assigned project’s budget.  Maintain set deadlines and standards during the implementation of actions and contracted project deliverables. 

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Qualified (Bachelor’s Degree/qualification at a tertiary level) in Project Management/Economics and/or Business Management/Accounting or a related field.
  • Two years experience in a similar position including experience in public procurement process and EU funds management.

Projects Manager – Smiths Project within the Malta National Electromobility Platform Unit

Jobsplus Permit:  153/2019                            Vacancy Number: 345991

The chosen candidate will coordinate the implementation of the assigned projects in their entirety according to the rules and regulations set by the respective Funding Programmes, the approved projects and the respective Grant Agreements. The role includes the coordination of all aspects of the project implementation including: the physical implementation of the project, projects supervision and supervision of contractors. The coordination of the public procurement process, ensuring the effective disbursement of funds and sound management of assigned project’s budget and maintain set deadlines and standards during the implementation of actions and contracted project deliverables.  Coordinate and oversee subcontractors’ deliverables by (among other measures) carrying out site visits, certify subcontractors’ works on behalf of the Authority, coordinate and follow up on permits required by PA/ERA and other relevant entities, coordinate and compile as necessary the progress, financial and monitoring reporting as required. Assist as necessary in the implementation of other projects, be they EU or nationally funded.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Warranted Perit/Civil Engineer
  • Three (3) years proven experience in Project Management in the field of Transport / Civil Engineering / Geography or a related field

Airworthiness Inspector – Civil Aviation Directorate

Jobsplus Permit: 146/2019           Vacancy Number: 345994

The chosen candidate shall ensure that the Maltese civil aviation industry complies with the applicable national and European Union regulatory requirements, in the field of airworthiness.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications & Experience:-

  • Have held a similar position of Airworthiness/Engineering Inspector with a national aviation authority for at least 3 years.

or

  • Hold a type rated Category B1.1, B2 or C Part 66 aircraft maintenance licence or an aeronautical/engineering university degree recognized by the Civil Aviation Directorate;
  • Have held managerial positions in Quality/Continuing Airworthiness/Maintenance;
  • Experienced in conducting airworthiness reviews, ARC recommendations and aircraft physical inspections;
  • Have had at least three years proven experience in Quality Auditing/Management or Continuing Airworthiness Management in the Civil Aviation field.

Inspecting Officer (Flight Operations) – Civil Aviation Directorate

Jobsplus Permit: 145/2019                             Vacancy Number: 346001

The chosen candidate will assist the Head of Flight Operations Inspectorate on matters related to air transport operations, specifically in determining and reporting upon the level of operational safety of the holders of Air Operators Certificates, by means of inspections and surveillance.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Extensive experience in dispatch operations generally not less than 5 years as a dispatcher or operations officer.

or

  • Extensive experience in ground operations, not less than 5 years in a medium-high management position within a commercial air transport operator.

or

  • Extensive experience in a role related to management systems generally not less than 5 years in the field of safety and compliance management.

Flag & Port State Control Inspector

The chosen candidate will be expected to support the Merchant Shipping Directorate in ensuring that the Maltese Flag and Register continue to retain their excellent reputation amongst the World’s merchant fleets.

Applicants must be in possession of:

Essential Qualifications

  • A Certificate of Competence as a Master Mariner or a Chief Mate or equivalent; or
  • A Certificate of Competence as a Chief Engineer or a Second Engineer Officer or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture, Engineering or in an equivalent discipline, including safety management.  
Photo by Peter Paul Barbara

Experience

  • Practical Experience in shipping

Applications accompanied by a recent Police Conduct Certificate, are to be sent to recruitment.tm@transport.gov.mt by not later than noon of Monday, 25th February 2019.

All applications will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest confidence.

Late applications will not be considered. 

Auction of Vehicles

Vacancy: Flight Operations Inspectors

Job description

Stormwater works in Mqabba

The Works and Infrastructure Department within the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects is currently leading a project in Triq Karmenu Ciantar in Mqabba.

This work will serve to direct rain water into a new stormwater culvert system. Therefore, this road will be closed to traffic from Monday 4th February until Wednesday 20th February.

Drivers are encouraged to drive carefully and to be cautious when nearing the zone, while being requested to follow the given directions.

We thank the public for their cooperation during these improvement works, forming part of the Mqabba Regeneration Project .

Freebird Airlines establishes its European arm in Malta

“Malta’s aviation register—the 9H—is continuously gaining momentum. We are seeing a continuous increase in the aircraft being registered in Malta, with the latest development being Freebird Airlines establishing its European arm in Malta. This could not be possible without the strong yet flexible legal framework that our country has and, likewise as important, without the cluster of aviation services that are establishing Malta as an aviation hub. This is living proof that the success of our country keeps on attracting investment from different sectors”, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg said.


Transport Malta has awarded an Air Operator Certificate to Freebird Airlines Europe. The well-established Turkish airline will operate commercial flights within the EU with its first Maltese aircraft, an Airbus A-320.


The aircraft, with the registration 9H-FHB, carrying a substantial delegation of airline officials, was in Malta for a couple of days and left yesterday morning. Freebird Airlines is expected to extend its operations in Europe and other regions, further expanding its fleet.

Haci Say, from Freebird said that “Freebird Airlines Europe, with the professional cooperation and support of TM-CAD, would like to extend its operations in Europe and other regions with its growing fleet. We would like to take this opportunity to thank TM-CAD for its continuous support.”
Minister Ian Borg said that “Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate has been working relentlessly to continue establishing Malta as an established aviation cluster. Freebird Europe is now among the long list of operators who have chosen Malta as their jurisdiction of choice. A few weeks ago, Transport Malta licensed Freebird as an Approved Training Organisation, providing aviation training focusing mostly on rating training for the Airbus A320, the Boeing 737, simulator flight instructor training and Type Rating Instructor training.”


Freebird Airlines Europe is part of Gözen Holding, a group of companies with firm roots in the aviation industry. The group has airlines and branches catering for representation, surveillance, fuel, controlling, brokerage, security and training. It has been established for the past 38 years and its 6 companies employ more than 2,000 individuals.
Freebird Airlines is an international charter airline established in 2000 and serves Europe and nearby regions with a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The International Flight Training Centre Istanbul (IFTC)