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Directorate General of Civil Aviation

AIRWORTHINESS
PROCEDURES MANUAL

Issued : 16 March 2009
Effective : 01 July 2009
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE

VISION STATEMENT

RECORD OF AMENDMENTS

PART I – ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 1. DGCA Regulatory Responsibilities and Methodology

1. General
2. Structure of DGCA
3. Responsibilities and Function of DGCA
4. Responsibilities and Function of Airworthiness Directorate
5. Statutory Requirements
6. Staffing Requirements
7. Qualifications requirements off Airworthiness Officers

CHAPTER 2. Personal Ethics, Conduct and credentials

1. General
2. Unique Responsibilities of Airworthiness Officers
3. On-the job ethics and conduct
4. Rules of Conduct
5. Outside Employment, Financial Interests and Gifts
6. Dress
7. Types and Use of Credentials
8. Admission to Flight Deck

CHAPTER 3. Training

1. General
2. Training Admission
3. Training Course
4. Initial Training Course
5. Recurrent Training
6. Specialized Training

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7. Type Training
8. Performance Course
9. Preservation of Officers Training Records

CHAPTER 4. Monitoring of Regional/Sub-Regional Offices

1. Jurisdiction of Airworthiness Offices
2. Monthly News Letter
3. Annual Inspection by Headquarters
4. Annual Controllers Conference
5. Visit of DGCA and other Senior Officers
6. Safety and Security of office premises
7. Yearly information of Aircraft state

PART II – TECHNICAL PROCEDURES

CHAPTER 1. Registration and De-registration of aircraft

1. Introduction
2. Registration of aircraft
3. Aircraft imported by air
4. Recommendation to the WPC for Issue of Aeromobile License.
5. Intimation of registration to state of design
6. Change of ownership
7. De-registration of aircraft
8. Issue of duplicate certificate of registration
9. Check List

CHAPTER 2. Certificate of Airworthiness

1. Introduction
2. References
3. Procedure
4. Detailed Inspection Guidelines
5. Re-built aircraft
6. Validity of C of A
7. Conditions for continued validity of C of A
8. Officers authorized to issue/renew C of A
9. Suspension of certificate of airworthiness
10. Ferry flight
11. Replacement / Issue of duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness

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12. Check Lists

CHAPTER 3. Approved Maintenance Organizations

1. Scope
2. DGCA Role
3. Organizations located in countries outside India
4. Initial approval
5. Issue of approval
6. Continuation of an approval
7. Changes
8. Maintenance organization exposition (MOE)
9. Admonition, Warning, Revocation, suspension and limitation of approval
10. Findings
11. Record Keeping
12. Exemptions

CHAPTER 4. Air Operator Certification Procedures (Airworthiness Aspects)

1. Introduction
2. References
3. Procedures
4. Issue of Air Operator’s Permit
5. Acquisition of additional aircraft
6. Continuing surveillance of the operator
7. Check Lists

CHAPTER 5. Production Organization Approval

1. Introduction
2. Acceptance of Application
3. Determination of the POA team
4. Certification Procedure
5. Continued Surveillance
6. Additional Provisions
7. Limitation, Suspension and Revocation
8. Communication and Publication
9. Confidentiality of Documents

CHAPTER 6. Approval of Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. MEL Revisions

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4. Status of MMEL
5. General
6. Maintenance of MEL

CHAPTER 7. Airworthiness Directives

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. General

CHAPTER 8. Aircraft Noise Certification

1. Introduction
2. Reference
3. Procedure for issue of noise certificate for aircraft designed and manufactured in India
4. Procedure for issue/revalidation of noise certificate for used aircraft
5. Duration and continued validity of Noise Certificate
6. Investigation by DGCA Officers
7. Suspension and revocation of Noise Certificate
8. Record Keeping

CHAPTER 9. Surveillance/Audit of Approved organizations

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. General
4. Surveillance of Leased Aircraft

Chapter 10. Enforcement Actions

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. Contents of Memorandum

Chapter 11. APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS

1. Introduction
2. Definitions
3. Procedure

Chapter 12. Conduct of Examinations by field offices

1. Introduction
2. Scrutiny of Application

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3. Examination Centers
4. Superintendent of Examination
5. Supervisor Invigilators
6. Dispatch of Question Papers
7. Opening And Acknowledging the Parcels
8. Custody of question papers
9. Identification of the candidates
10. Supply of answer sheets to the candidates
11. Distribution of question papers
12. Reading of admonition note
13. Starting of answering question papers.
14. Stopping of answering question papers
15. Extension of time allotted for the question paper
16. Collection of question and answer papers
17. Sealing and handing over of answer sheets:
18. Dispatch of answer sheets and question papers
19. Seating arrangement
20. Reports on malpractices in examination hall
21. To cope with emergencies'
22. Responsibility of superintendent
23. Instructions for supervisor
24. Instructions for invigilator

CHAPTER 13. Conduct of Examinations by Central Examination Organization (CEO)

1. Introduction
2. Schedule of examinations
3. Application for examinations
4. Change of Examination Center
5. List of Admitted Candidates
6. Question Bank
7. Setting of Question paper
8. Printing of question paper
9. Preparation of sets of question papers
10. Preparation of envelopes for dispatch of various Papers to different examination
centers
11. Filling in of question papers inside the envelopes and sealing of envelopes prior to
dispatch.
12. Dispatch of question papers
13. Conduct of Examination
14. Receipt of question papers / answer sheets from examination centres
15. Preparing master
16. Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets
17. Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets

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18. Percentage of marks to qualify in AME license examination
19. Declaration of results
20. Preservation of question and answer papers
21. Notification for next session of examination
22. Responsibility

CHAPTER 14. Guideline for following ICAO Annexes/Guidance material

1. Introduction
2. Procedure

CHAPTER 15. Compliance of Civil Aviation Requirements

1. Introduction
2. Procedure

CHAPTER 16. Certificate of Competency

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. Maintenance of Records

CHAPTER 17. Issue/Endorsement/Renewal of AME Licenses

1. Issue of License
2. Endorsement/ Extension of License
3. Renewal of License
4. General

CHAPTER 18. Issue/ renewal of SFE/FE licenses and check FE approvals

1. Introduction
2. Student Flight Engineer License
3. Flight Engineer License
4. General
5. Renewal of approval of flight engineer and check flight engineers

CHAPTER 19. Conduct of Skill Test for AME License & Full Scope Authorization)

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. Declaration of Result

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CHAPTER 20. Scrutiny of manuals related to maintenance

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. Form of manual
4. Approval of Manuals

CHAPTER 21. Approval of Organizations

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. Approval of Organization
4. Certificate of Approval
5. Validity
6. Extension to the scope of approval

CHAPTER 22. Weight control of aircraft

1. Introduction
2. Definitions
3. Weighing Procedure
4. General
5. Persons authorized to weigh and prepare weight schedule
6. Preparation and approval of loading data
7. Form of weight schedule
8. Approval by airworthiness offices
9. Display in the aircraft and preservation of record
10. Computation of centre of gravity
11. Standard weight of flight crew/ passengers
12. Calibration of weighing scales
13. Instructions for safe loading
14. Observance of safety instructions

CHAPTER 23. Issue of authorization to AMEs/Approved Personnel

1. Introduction
2. General
3. Experience requirements
4. Validity
5. Limitations

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CHAPTER 24. Approval of special operations

1. Introduction
2. Procedure
3. Responsibilities
4. Exceptions for Scrutiny by FID for RNAV/RNP1/RNP5/RNP10/RVSM approval

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PREFACE

The Airworthiness Procedures Manual has been prepared for use and guidance of
officers of Airworthiness Directorate in the performance of their duties.

All matters pertaining to Airworthiness Officer’s duties, responsibilities and
procedures have been covered to the extent possible. Officers are expected to use
good judgment while dealing with the matters where specific guidance has not
been given. While exercising their delegated powers, officers should follow the
S.O. Nos. 726 (E) and 727(E). Changes in aviation technology, legislation and
developments within the industry may necessitate changes to requirements and
the relevant procedures followed by DGCA.

The contents of existing Airworthiness Instructions have been incorporated in this
manual. The manual will be updated from time to time based on suggestions
received or to incorporate any changes in the procedures that may be carried out.

The manual will supersede Airworthiness Instructions with effect from 01 July
2009.

(RP SAHI)
Joint Director General of Civil Aviation

16 March 2009
Vision Statement

Endeavour to promote
safe and efficient
Air Transportation
through regulation and
proactive safety
oversight system.
RECORD OF AMENDMENTS

Revision
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CHAPTER 1
DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY
1 GENERAL

1.1 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory body in the field of
Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air
transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air
safety and airworthiness standards. It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with
International Civil Aviation Organization.

1.2 The headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in the various parts of
India. Directorate General of Civil Aviation is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil
Aviation.

There are 14 (fourteen) Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness Offices located at
Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Cochin, Guwahati,
Hyderabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Patiala and Patna. Apart from the Regional Airworthiness
Offices, there are 5 (five) Regional Air Safety offices located at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai,
Kolkata and Hyderabad. In addition one Regional Research & Development Office is
located at Bangalore and the Gliding Centre at Pune.

1.3 India is participated in ICAO by the Representative of India.

2 STRUCTURE OF DGCA

DGCA has the following 10 Directorates;
(i) Administration Directorate
(ii) Aerodrome Standards Directorate
(iii) Air Safety Directorate
(iv) Air Transport Directorate
(v) Airworthiness Directorate
(vi) Flight Inspection Directorate
(vii) Information & Regulation Directorate
(viii) Research & Development Directorate (Aeronautical Engineering Division)
(ix) Training & Licensing Directorate
(x) Flying Training Directorate

A map and the organizational structure including the location of various regional / sub-
regional offices is placed in Appendices ‘IA’ & ‘IB‘. The functions and the main

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responsibilities of the Directorates, other than airworthiness, are in brief placed in
Appendix ‘II’.

3 RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DGCA
3.1 Operation of aircraft involves a number of factors which contribute to the safety of
aircraft. Although for every mode of travel there is an element of risk and danger to the
traveling public it is more so in the case of air travel for obvious reasons. A review of
history of aircraft travel will show that there have been number of accidents resulting in
loss of human life and property. In the early phase of aviation these dangers and risks
were limited to daring individuals and group of people who were aware of the risks.
Hence, as the air travel became a more common mode of public transport the
responsibilities of ensuring safety of public became the responsibility of States. Almost
all the States have established Civil Aviation Department to look after the various
aspects of safety of air travel.
3.2 The factors contributing to safety of air travel are of two type viz. the human factor and
the machine factor i.e. the aircraft. It is the prime objective of the manufacturer to see
that when an aircraft is delivered to a customer, it is airworthy, meaning that it meets
the requirements and conforms to type certificate and is in a safe condition for
operation.
3.3 To ensure the safety of air transport as mentioned earlier, most of the States through
legal procedures have acquired powers to regulate aircraft operations.
3.4 ICAO plays a vital role in this regard through annexes, standards, advisory materials and
helps the States in this regard. Annex 8 deals with Airworthiness of aircraft and also lays
guidelines for its administration to each state.
3.5 Most of the States have their own airworthiness control organizations. Some states
directly control the activities of manufacturing, aircraft operations, and licensing
operations requiring a large organization. As some operators/ manufacturers try to
avoid taking responsibilities, Airworthiness Authorities lay down rules and regulations
and carry checks to ensure compliance. In the absence of a sound rule and regulation
and enforcement agencies, some unscrupulous operators may compromise safety and
this will ultimately result in accidents for which the airworthiness authorities may be
blamed. It is, therefore, all the more necessary that an ideal Airworthiness Directorate
be set up in each State to control all activities of Civil Aircraft Operations.
3.6 The ideal set up depends on the size of aircraft industry and air transport services in the
country. However, operators must be given definite responsibility and delegated certain
functions which they are in a better position to carry out, which an airworthiness officer
cannot fulfill in toto. In general, faith must be placed in the operators and they be given
definite responsibilities.
3.7 DGCA set up in India was established in pursuance to Indian Aircraft Act 1934 and
aircraft rules made there under. The set up as existing today is as given in para 1.2.
Airworthiness Directorate is one of the major wings of DGCA.
3.8 The responsibilities and functions of the DGCA are enumerated below:
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3.8.1 Registration of civil aircraft;
3.8.2 Formulation of standards of airworthiness for civil aircraft registered in India and grant
of certificates of airworthiness to such aircraft;
3.8.3 Licensing of pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers and flight engineers, and conducting
examinations and checks for that purpose;
3.8.4 Licensing of air traffic controllers;
3.8.5 Certification of aerodromes and CNS/ATM facilities;
3.8.6 Maintaining a check on the proficiency of flight crew, and also of other operational
personnel such as flight dispatchers and cabin crew;
3.8.7 Granting of Air Operator’s Certificates/ Permit to Indian carriers and regulation of air
transport services operating to/from/within/over India by Indian and foreign operators,
including clearance of scheduled and non-scheduled flights of such operators;
3.8.8 Conducting investigation into accidents/incidents and taking accident prevention
measures including formulation of implementation of Safety Aviation Management
Programmes;
3.8.9 Carrying out amendments to the Aircraft Act, the Aircraft Rules and the Civil Aviation
Requirements for complying with the amendments to ICAO Annexes, and initiating
proposals for amendment to any other Act or for passing a new Act in order to give
effect to an international Convention or amendment to an existing Convention;
3.8.10 Coordination of ICAO matters with all agencies and sending replies to State Letters, and
taking all necessary actions arising out of the Universal Safety Oversight Audit
Programme (USOAP) of ICAO;
3.8.11 Supervision of the institutes/clubs/schools engaged in flying training including simulator
training, AME training or any other training related with aviation, with a view to
ensuring a high quality of training;
3.8.12 Granting approval to aircraft maintenance, repair and manufacturing organizations and
their continued oversight;
3.8.13 To act as a nodal agency for implementing Annex 9 provisions in India and for
coordinating matters relating to facilitation at Indian airports including holding
meetings of the National Facilitation Committee;
3.8.14 Rendering advice to the Government on matters relating to air transport including
bilateral air services agreements, on ICAO matters and generally on all technical
matters relating to civil aviation, and to act as an overall regulatory and developmental
body for civil aviation in the country;
3.8.15 Coordination at national level for flexi-use of air space by civil and military air traffic
agencies and interaction with ICAO for provision of more air routes for civil use through
Indian air space;
3.8.16 Keeping a check on aircraft noise and engine emissions in accordance with ICAO Annex
16 and collaborating with the environmental authorities in this matter, if required;

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3.8.17 Promoting indigenous design and manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components by
acting as a catalytic agent;
3.8.18 Approving training programmes of operators for carriage of dangerous goods, issuing
authorizations for carriage of dangerous goods, etc.

4 RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTORATE

4.1 Most of the states which are signatories to ICAO Convention have an obligation on
their part to establish regulatory control of airworthiness through their own agencies
which are variously termed as CAA, FAA, DGAC, DGCA, DCA etc.
4.2 The authority in India for regulatory control of airworthiness is the Director General of
Civil Aviation and the Directorate of Airworthiness which is headed by a Director who
discharges this function and is responsible for the airworthiness of aircraft.
4.3 The functions of the Airworthiness Directorate are broadly detailed below. These
functions are basically intended to be guidelines and they do not limit in any way the
initiative and authority of the officer to ensure airworthiness by an alternative means.
Therefore, these should be used as guidelines while performing the job. Normally, the
responsibilities listed below are discharged at Headquarters with the establishment of
regional and sub-regional offices who carry out surveillance checks to ensure that the
standards laid down by the headquarters are complied with. The regional and sub-
regional offices also give feed-back to the headquarters regarding any weaknesses in
the systems, and also suggest corrective actions in view of the practical difficulties
experienced in enforcing the standards.
4.3.1 At Headquarters
4.3.1.1 Keeping the national register of Civil Aircraft and making the information available
from the register as and when required;
4.3.1.2 Reviewing, processing and recording of applications for registration of aircraft; issuing
certificates of registration including amendments and deregistration of the aircraft;
4.3.1.3 Recording, reviewing and processing application for certificate of Airworthiness,
renewals of such certificates and validations of foreign certificates of Airworthiness;
4.3.1.4 Review of Airworthiness Directives, issued by foreign airworthiness authorities to
determine their applicability to the Indian registered aircraft;
4.3.1.5 Approval and surveillance of foreign organizations;
4.3.1.6 Review of current and new foreign airworthiness standards and determination of the
need for adoption of critical features of those standards to national requirements;
4.3.1.7 Coordination with other directorates in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on
the licensing of operators and on other technical matters relating to airworthiness,
flight operations and aeronautical engineering as may be required;

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4.3.1.8 Deputing officials of airworthiness directorate to assist in the investigation of aircraft
accidents/incidents as and when required;
4.3.1.9 Recommendation and, where necessary, issuance of directives concerning the design
standards to be met by aircraft and aircraft components and equipment,
requirements to be complied with in the manufacture and maintenance of aircraft
and aircraft components and equipment, and procedures to be followed by the
aviation industry to comply with the national air law and regulations;
4.3.1.10 Participation in maintenance review board activities towards development and
approval of initial maintenance inspection requirements for newly type certificated
aircraft and power plants being introduced in service for the first time;
4.3.1.11 Preparation and distribution to the aviation industry of advisory material concerning
airworthiness practices and procedures where such advice does not warrant
mandatory action but may still make a significant contribution to flight safety;
4.3.1.12 Framing and subsequent amendments to national air law, regulations, requirements
from time to time pertaining to all airworthiness matters;
4.3.1.13 Formulation of changes in airworthiness policies and requirements having economic
impact on the aviation industry;
4.3.1.14 Investigation of possible violations of the national air law regarding airworthiness and
initiation of legal or other corrective action where necessary;
4.3.1.15 Reviewing, processing and recording applications from aircraft maintenance
personnel for issue, renewal, validation and extension of licenses and ratings for the
same;
4.3.1.16 Conduct of examinations for aircraft maintenance license, maintaining past and
current license records and the issue of results for such examinations;
4.3.1.17 Conferring at national and international levels on matters relating to airworthiness;
4.3.1.18 Maintaining fees records for aircraft registration, certificate of Airworthiness, aircraft
maintenance personnel licenses; and / or for any other airworthiness services
requiring fees.
4.3.2 Regional Airworthiness Office
4.3.2.1 Reviewing, processing and recording applications for renewals of certificate of
Airworthiness:
4.3.2.2 Approval and surveillance of manufacturing, maintenance, testing, training
organizations including aviation fuel vendors;
4.3.2.3 Approval of maintenance programme for aircraft, aircraft components and equipment
and approval of the design of modifications and repairs to aircraft, aircraft
components and equipments;
4.3.2.4 Surveillance and Periodic review of the approved organizations to assess the
adequacy of their airworthiness standards and competence and diligence of the
maintenance personnel;
4.3.2.5 Surveillance of aircraft for ensuring continuing airworthiness;

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4.3.2.6 Investigation/ analysis of defects in the aircraft and suggest corrective actions to
arrest negative trends, if needed;
4.3.2.7 Conduct written examinations for aircraft maintenance engineers, flight crew licenses;
4.3.2.8 Conduct of oral-cum practical examinations for type rating of aircraft maintenance
engineers;
4.3.2.9 Reviewing, processing and recording applications from aircraft maintenance
personnel for, renewal, validation and extension of licenses and ratings for the same;
4.3.2.10 Inspection of maintenance organization for the purpose of issue of AOP;
4.3.2.11 Maintaining fees records for renewal of certificate of Airworthiness, aircraft
maintenance personnel licenses; issue/renewal of approvals and other services
performed for which charges may be prescribed;
4.3.2.12 Attend VVIP movements, Airport Coordination Committee Meetings, Bomb Threat
Assessment Committee Meetings, Security Committee Meeting.
4.3.2.13 Approval of Load & Trim documents and personnel.
4.4 All Airworthiness Officers are advised that in the interest of proper airworthiness
control, they should be familiar with their duties and responsibilities and discharge
them with utmost diligence. They should also keep themselves abreast with the latest
development in the aviation industry and remain in touch with the aircraft
maintenance which will keep them posted with the latest technology in aviation.
5 STATUTORY AUTHORITY

5.1 Rule 156 of Aircraft Rules, 1937 empowers Director General of Civil Aviation to issue
General or Special Order in writing, authorizing an officer of Airworthiness Directorate:

5.1.1 To enter any place to which access is necessary for the purpose of exercising
airworthiness control;
5.1.2 To enter any approved organization during working hours where manufacturing,
maintenance and storage of aircraft parts/ components and training activitities are
undertaken;
5.1.3 To inspect at any time, any aircraft and its documents required to be certified as
airworthy or in respect of which Certificate of Airworthiness is in force or has been
suspended or deemed to be suspended;
5.1.4 To enter, inspect and search any aircraft for the purpose of securing compliance with
any of these Rules or the provisions of the Aircraft Act, 1934.
5.2 Section 8 of Aircraft Act, 1934 authorizes detention of aircraft. This power has been
vested in the officers of Airworthiness Directorate vide S.O. 754 dated the 28th
February, 1994 as given in A.I.C. 06 of 1994. Copy of SOs is placed in Appendix ‘III’
5.3 The contents of Rule 156, Section 8 of the Aircraft Act, 1934, one copy each of the
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Director General of Civil Aviation empowering Airworthiness Officers to discharge their
duties are reproduced in Annexure IV-A, IV-B IV-C IV-D & IV-E respectively.
5.3.1 The activities of the Airworthiness officers will be governed by the following:
5.3.1.1 The Aircraft Manual, Civil Aviation requirements and powers delegated vide SO 754
for exercising the duties and functions.
5.3.1.2 Airworthiness Procedures Manual
5.3.1.3 Airworthiness Advisory Circulars, applicable AICs.
5.3.1.4 Other relevant directives and instructions that may be issued from time to time by the
Director General.

6 STAFFING REQUIREMENTS
6.1 Staffing of the Directorate of Airworthiness with a sufficient number of suitable
Airworthiness Officers, experienced, qualified and capable of accomplishing the wide
range of activities covered in this manual is paramount to the success of the Safety
Oversight Programme of the DGCA.
6.2 Airworthiness Officers must not only have the knowledge, experience and qualifications
to carry out their duties in a professionally sound manner, but also possess the
personality to win the respect and confidence of the operators. This would require a
reasonable level of tact, understanding, firmness, impartiality, integrity and an
exemplary personal conduct both in the office and at the Operator’s premises.

7 QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF AIRWORTHINESS OFFICERS
7.1 Individuals seeking positions as Airworthiness Officer should have extensive academic
and technical education and have progressed through positions of increased technical
and supervisory responsibility in the aviation industry or the military services.
7.2 The satisfactory or unsatisfactory execution of the various Airworthiness functions
depends to a large extent on the qualifications, experience, competence and dedication
of individual Officers. In addition to the vital importance of technical competency in
performing airworthiness inspections and the surveillance of certificated operators and
approved maintenance organizations, it is likewise critical that Officers possess a high
degree of integrity, be impartial in carrying out their tasks, be tactful, have a good
understanding of human nature and possess the ability to get along well with people.
Considering the specialized and sensitive nature of the Officer’s job profile, the
qualifications, experience and personal characteristics of each person employed to
perform Officer’s duties will be verified and carefully evaluated before selections are
made.
7.3 The induction of Airworthiness Officers presently in the airworthiness Directorate is at
two levels; viz. Airworthiness officer and Sr. Airworthiness officer based upon
Qualifications/ Experience. A copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for these cadres is
placed in Appendix “V “.

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APPENDIX - IA

Organization Structure (Headquarters)

DirectorGeneralofCivil Aviation
DrNasim Zaidi

JointDirectorGeneral JointDirectorGeneral JointDirectorGeneral RepresentativeofIndia
on the Council
A.K.Chopra R.P.Sahi R. K.Maheshwari
of ICAO

Deputy DirectorGeneral
Air Transport (AerdromeStandards)
Deputy DirectorGeneral ChiefFlightOperations Air Safety Deputy DirectorGeneral Training Academy Directorate J. S.Rawat
(T&L) Inspector Directorate (Airworthiness)
A.K. Sharan CaptH.Y.Samant Charan Dass
RegulationandInformation AerodromesStandards
Cabin Safety Division CentralExamination Directorate Directorate
FlightCrewTraining and FlightInspection Airworthiness Organisation
LicensingDirectorate Directorate Directorate
Administration
Deputy DirectorGeneral
Directorate
(R&D)
R.Chinnadurai

R&D
Directorate (AED)

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APPENDIX - IB

Organization Structure (Regions)
Airworthiness Offices

Director General of Civil Aviation

Joint Director General

Deputy Director General

Airworthiness Directorate
(Headquarters)

Office of Office of Office of Office of Office of
Director Airworthiness Director Airworthiness Director Airworthiness Director Airworthiness Director Airworthiness
(Western Region) (Northern Region) (Eastern Region) (Southern Region) Bangalore
Mumbai Delhi Kolkata Chennai

Sub-regional Sub-regional Sub-regional Sub-regional
Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Office
Bhopal Lucknow Patna Hyderabad

Sub-regional Sub-regional Sub-regional
Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Office
Kanpur Bhubneshwar Kochi

Sub-regional Sub-regional
Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Office
Patiala Guwahati

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APPENDIX - II

FUNCTIONS OF DIRECTORATES OTHER THAN AIRWORTHINESS

I. ADMINISTRATION DIRECTORATE
ESTABLISHENT- I (E-I) SECTION
1. All Establishment work relating to the post of Airworthiness discipline, Air
Safety Discipline and all Gazetted and non Gazetted establishment of R & D
Directorate and Gliding Centre, Pune.
2. Establishment matters of ministerial and other Group ` C' & `D’ s t a f f in the
subordinate office of the C A D.
3. Review cases of the above mentioned ' categories officers and staff (Group
C&D)
4. Submissions of monthly Statements to Ministry of Civil Aviation showing
changes of top officers in the Civil aviation Department.
5. Issue of Exchange Vouchers for Air India/Tickets. in respect of the
Headquarters officers of the Civil Aviation Department except CSS, CSSS &
CSCS who are selected for deputation/delegation and training abroad.
6. Implementation of SIU/Work S t u d y recommendation in respect of Technical
Officers at Headquarters.
7. Preparation of Financial effect Statement in respect of proposals relating to
deputation of delegation abroad.
8. Scrutiny of A ir- Ind ia B i l l s and T.A. Bill s in respect of the foreign tours of the
Headquarters Officers other than CSS, CSSS & CSCS and acceptance of the
same.
9. Circulation of various instructions received from other
Ministries/Departments on deputation/delegations abroad among all the
Directorates.
10. Forwarding of applications of CAD office for training/course/ Scholarship
offered by Foreign Countries.
11. Various training programmes in India conducted by various training
institutions other than ISTM sponsoring of officers for the training.
12. Scruting of vouchers in respect of deputation/delegation abroad of
Headquarters officer of CAD (received from Embassies/High Commission by
CPAO) and acceptance of the same.
13. Deputation of CAD officers with foreign countries as expert advisers on long term
basis and matters relating to their salary and pension contribution/gratuity
etc.
14. Creation/Conversion of temporary posts into permanent Transfer of hosts
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ESTABLISHMENT II (E-II) SECTION
I. All Establishment work relating. to CSS, CSCS, CSSS and Group' D' staff and ex-cadre posts
viz. Caretaker, Cashier, Accountant, Hindi Translators Grade I & II, Senior Investigators,
Junior Investigators, Senior Computeroperators and Accounts Officers at Headquarters of
the DGCA e.g., Recruitment, Training, posting, promotion, confirmation, transfers,
seniority, fixation of pay, grant of leave etc.
2. Establishment work relating to Group 'A' Officers in the Directorate of Training &
Licensing, Information and Regulations, Air Transport & CAS.
3. Maintenance of service books of the above categories of officers and staff.
4. Creation, continuation, abolition, conversion of temporary posts etc. of all the above
mentioned categories of officers and staff.
5. Cases under CCS (Conduct) Rules e.g., matters relating to purchase/sale of moveable and
immovable property etc. in respect of officers referred to above.
6. Preparation of confidential Report of the above categories of staff.
7. Court cases relating to above categories of staff.
8. Medical Examination, verification and re-verification of character and antecedents of the
staff of the above categories.
9. Submission of Periodical Reports and returns.
10. Review of Group 'C' & 'D' staff of the above categories.
11. Matters relating to office Council.

12. Parliament Questions on the above subjects;
13. Pension cases of officers and staff retiring from DGCA (Headquarters).

Cash & General Section

1. Grant of all advances to the officers and staff of the DGCA (Headquarters) and subordinate
offices in the C.A.D.
2. Receipt and issue work of the DGCA (headquarters).
3. Procurement/issue and maintenance of records etc. of stores stationery including local
purchases,
4. C. G.H.S. Scheme and cases relating to re-imbursement of medical expenses to officer and
staff of DGCA (Headquarters).
5. Issue of Identity Card to officers and staff.
6. General Services.
7. Drawal and disbursement of Pay and Allowances of officers/ Officials of DGCA.
(Headquarters).
8. Drawal and disbursement o f advances, withdrawals, bonus, overtime etc.
9. Issue of uniforms to DGCA Staff as well as subordinate offices.
10. Installation/changes of telephones.
11. Allotment of Govt. accommodation.
12. Maintenance of staff cars/vehicles.
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1. Vigilance and disciplinary cases.
2. Appeals/Reviews arising of disciplinary/vigilance cases.
3. Maintenance of Complaint Cell Register.
4. Periodical returns regarding complaints, Vigilance cases, Appeals/Reviews etc.
5. Issue of Airport Entry Pass to officers of DGCA.
6. Miscellaneous Orders pertaining to Administrative Vigilance.
7. Central Civil Services(Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules.
8. Security arrangements at Hqrs.

O & M WORK

1. Co-ordination of the O&M Work of the Civil Aviation Department.
2. Subject allocated to various sections - Compilation of Subject-Booklet of CAD.
3. Settlement of allocation of disputed receipts.
4. O&M inspection of Sections - arrangements of annual programme regarding.
5. Meeting of O&M Officers in the Department/Ministry of Transport.
6. Work relating to-management of Record Room at Hqrs.
7. Work of I.W.S.U/SIU reports.
8. Monthly/Quarterly/Half Yearly returns.

Welfare Work

9. To look after the miscellaneous grievances of the staff and officers of CAD.
10. Grant of subsidy and other Grants-in-aid to CAD Canteen at DGCA Hqrs.
11. Collection of Donations for Red Cross/Armed Forces/Dumb & Deaf Flag Days.

General Coordination Work

12. Matter relating to JCM and Councils; established there under CAD for subordinate offices.
13. Collection and Coordination of material for Consultative Committees meetings.
14. Parliament Questions/Assurances of CAD.
15. Brief for opening speech for the Minister of Civil Aviation as well as for President for both
the Houses of Parliament.
16. Matters concerning Pay-Commission.
17. Circulation of orders issued by various Ministries/ Departments.
18. Collection and submission of general information on different subjects to the Ministry as
and when called for.
19. Issue of Republic Day/Independence Day celebration passes.
20. Rendition to Ministry of various monthly/quarterly and half yearly returns.

FINANCE SECTION

1. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under revenue Grant
2. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under capital Grant
3. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under Classified Advertisements and Visual
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Publicity and other miscellaneous heads.
4. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under Loans and Advances to Central
Government Servants.
5. Foreign Exchange Budget.
6. Performance Budget.
7. Issue of Re-appropriation orders in respect of Revenue and Capital Grants.
8. Matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee and Expenditure Finance Committee.
9. Appropriation Accounts under Revenue and Capital Grants.

Allotment of funds

10. Declaration of Head of Office/Controlling Officer/Drawing and Disbursing Officer.
11. Preparation of Financial Effect Statements.
12. Grant of Permanent Advances (Contingencies).
13. Submission of monthly accounts to audit and submission of quarterly returns regarding
maintenance of Liability Register.
14. Departmental Inspection on the accounts of the Subordinate Offices.
15. Audit Inspection Reports/Objections Reports.
16. Delegation of Financial Powers.

Hindi Section
1. Implementation of the Language Policy of the Government..
2. Grant of Advance Increments; Cash and Lump-sum Awards on passing various
Hindi Examinations.
3. Official Language Implementation Committee Meetings.
4. All types of translation work including various reports from English to Hindi and vetting
thereof.
5. Preparation of help literature in Hindi and distribution of the same.
6. Keeping liaison with the Central Translation Bureau, Central Hindi Directorate and
Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology.
7. Compilation and submission of quarterly and half yearly reports regarding the
progressive use of Hindi to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Home Affairs.
8. Organisation of Hindi Workshops.
9. Collection of data regarding Hindi qualifications of employees for the purpose of
nominating them to various Hindi Classes.
10. Guidance to staff regarding the use of Hindi for official work.
11. Hindi telegraphic addresses - registration thereof.
12. To ensure the implementation of various provisions of the Official Language Act and
Official Language-Rules, 1976.
13. Preparation of Departmental Terminology.
14. Guidance of Hindi- Staff employed in Subordinate Office of the Civil Aviation
Department.
15. Lok Sabha Questions regarding the use of Hindi.
16. Rajya Sabha Question regarding the use of Hindi.
17. Inspection of Subordinate Offices of the Civil Aviation Department to ensure
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implementation of Official Language Rules, 1976 ,
18. Implementation of Cash Awards Cash Awards Scheme for more and more use of
Hindi in Noting and Drafting and in Issuance of Commendatory Certificates.
19. Parliamentary Committee on Official Language – Visit of Sub-Committee.
20. All India Official Language Conference.
21. Matters relating to the Kendriya Sachivalaya Hindi Parishad.
22. Grant of Honorarium to the staff of sub-offices for doing Hindi Translation.
23. Preparation of Hindi versions of Departmental English Abbreviations.
24. Grant of Honorarium to Officers for imparting instructions at the Workshop set for the
facility of the staff working in Hindi.
25. Maintenance of a Hindi Library in Headquarters consisting of approximately 1000/-
books and circulation of Hindi periodicals and news papers.
26. Celebration of Hindi Week in Headquarters.

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II. AERODROME STANDARDS DIRECTORATE

The Aerodrome Standards Directorate in the DGCA has been entrusted with the responsibilities
of licensing of aerodrome in accordance with the Part XI of the Aircraft Rules 1937. The
directorate has a establishment at the DGCA HQrs New Delhi supported by the four regional
offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolakata and Chennai. The officers of the aerodrome standards
directorate are attached to the Office of Director Airworthiness for the administrative purposes
and are required to report to the Director Aerodrome Standards in the DGCA HQrs for all
technical issues handled by them in their regions. The functions detailed in para 1, 2 and 5 are
required to be performed at DGCA HQrs., whereas other functions would be carried out at
regional offices under the supervision of HQrs.
1. Aerodrome licensing
These tasks and responsibilities include:
a) receiving, recording, reviewing and processing of application for site selection
from an intending applicant for an aerodrome license;
b) receiving, reviewing and processing of intention and plans for the aerodrome
construction from intending applicant;
c) inspection of the aerodrome site during construction as required;
d) receiving, recording, reviewing and processing, application for an aerodrome
license, including the inspection covering the review of the aerodrome manual,
on-site verification, inspection and testing of aerodrome particulars, facilities and
equipment, including aero- nautical studies, grant of exemptions, if and where
permitted.
e) grant or refusal of an aerodrome license;
f) receiving, reviewing and processing application for renewal of aerodrome license;
g) receiving, recording, reviewing and processing applications for the name change
of an aerodrome license holder;
h) receiving, recording, reviewing and processing applications for the surrender of
an aerodrome license;
i) processing the case for cancellation/ suspension of an aerodrome license; and
j) reviewing the factors requiring the amendment of an aerodrome license and
issuing the required amendments.

2. Notifications to AIS and other organizations.

These tasks and responsibilities include:
a) to ensure appointment of coordinating officer for NOTAM/ AIS by the
license holder.
b) reviewing the action of aerodrome license holder for notification to AIS
of the licensing status of an aerodrome and for promulgation of
aerodrome data by the AIS;
c) reviewing any amendments to aerodrome manuals and notifying AIS of
the changes to be made in the AIS publications, if applicable.

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3. Safety audits

3.1 These tasks and responsibilities include:
a) periodic or special on-site audits of the aerodrome safety management
system including verification of the aerodrome, and data published in the
AIP and inspection of the aerodrome facilities, equipment and operating
procedures; and
b) review of the aerodrome operator’s daily audits and special safety audit
reports and actions thereon.

Note.— An aerodrome audit programme should operate on the principle that the
aerodrome license holder’s internal audit programme is of primary importance and that
the DGCA’s audits are conducted to review and evaluate that programme and, in
addition, to independently check and verify the particulars of the aerodrome notified in
the AIP, as well as the aerodrome operating procedures, safety measures, facilities and
equipment.

3.2 Periodic inspections of the licensed aerodrome will be carried out as per the
following programme to ensure that aerodrome license holders meet their
obligations under the terms of the license and the requirements of the
accepted/approved aerodrome manual.;
For newly constructed once in 6 months
International aerodrome till first renewal of license
Exiting International aerodrome Once in a year
Other aerodromes Once in two year
Note : Frequency can be reduced if circumstances so require.

3.3 The tasks and responsibilities associated with periodic inspections
are described in para 6.

4. Other safety functions These tasks and responsibilities may include:

a) a first-hand evaluation of full-scale airport emergency exercises to identify
problems and deficiencies;
b) the provision of guidance at the design and construction stages of aerodrome
projects, particularly complex projects or where there is significant work that
may impact compliance with the regulations;
c) final inspection of completed projects involving complex or significant work to
identify problems or deficiencies that need to be corrected in order to comply
with the requirements of the regulations; and
d) the organization of, and participation in, aerodrome safety seminars and other
training programmes to promote a safety culture.

5. Aerodrome standards These general tasks and responsibilities may include the
following:
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a) reviewing ICAO State letters on the subject related to the aerodromes,
preparing responses thereto and taking action thereon;
b) developing and continuing to review the national standards and practices for
aerodrome design, operation and maintenance, and engineering
specifications;
c) developing and issuing rules, CAR, advisory circulars and guidance material
relating to aerodrome standards and practices;
d) reviewing plans and designs for new aerodromes or the further development
of, or modification to, existing aerodromes, submitted to the DGCA for
approval, to ensure that the requirements of the ICAO SARPs and the State’s
national regulations are complied with; and
e) advising the aerodrome inspectors, as required, on aerodrome standards
and practices.
6. The typical duties of an aerodrome inspector should include but not be limited to:
a) verification of the aerodrome data in the aerodrome manual including details of:
b) the location of the aerodrome;
c) the name and address of the aerodrome operator;
d) the movement area;
e) the runway declared distances available;
f) aeronautical ground lighting;
g) ground services; and
h) notices of special conditions and procedures, if any;

7. On-site verification and audits of aerodrome operating procedures including:
a. the overall aerodrome safety management system;
b. the aerodrome emergency plan and periodic aerodrome emergency
exercises;
c. rescue and fire-fighting
d. inspection and maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting;
e. promulgation of changes to published aerodrome information;
f. the prevention of unauthorized entry to the aerodrome, particularly the
movement area and protection of the public against jet or propeller blast;
g. the operator’s daily inspection of the aerodrome;
h. the planning, aerodrome construction and maintenance work including
compliance with construction safety requirements;
i. apron management and parking control;
j. the control of vehicles operating on or in the vicinity of the movement area;
k. wildlife hazard management;
l. the monitoring of obstacle limitation surfaces and notification;
m. the removal of disabled aircraft;
n. hazardous materials, including aviation fuel;
o. the protection of radar and navigational aids; and
p. low-visibility operations;

8. On-site checking and testing of aerodrome facilities and equipment including:
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a. the dimensions and surface conditions of runways, taxiways, stopways,
runway end safety areas, runway and taxiway strips, shoulders and aprons;
b. aeronautical ground lighting systems including flight check records;
c. standby power;
d. landing direction indicators and wind direction indicators, aerodrome
markings and markers;
e. guidance signs and warning signs in the movement area;
f. aerodrome maintenance equipment;
g. disabled aircraft removal plan;
h. wildlife control equipment;
i. the presence of obstacles in obstacle limitation surfaces;
j. runway visual range measuring equipment;
k. the presence of dangerous lights;
l. rescue and fire-fighting equipment;
m. fuelling facilities; and
n. runway surface friction measuring equipment;

9. Examine and review flying assessments and aeronautical studies at aerodromes
10. Any other work assigned by Director General.

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III. AIR SAFETY DIRECTORATE
Air Safety Directorate at DGCA (Hqrs) is headed by Director Air Safety. The Director Air Safety
/DDG (Air Safety) reports directly to the DG.
The functions of the Air Safety Directorates are as under:-
1. Investigation of Civil Registered aircraft accidents:-
a. Under Rule 71 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Inspector of
Accidents, appointed by Director General of Civil Aviation from Air Safety
Directorate.
b. Under Rule 74 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Committees
of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. This Directorate is responsible for providing
technical expertise to committees of inquiry.
c. Under Rule 75 of the Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Courts
of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. This Directorate is responsible for providing
technical expertise to Courts of Inquiry.

2. Accident to foreign registered aircraft in India
Under Rule 77 of the aircraft Rules the investigation will be carried out in any of the
following manner.
a. Under Rule 71 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Inspector
of Accidents appointed by Director General of Civil Aviation from Air Safety
Directorate.
b. Under Rule 74 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by
Committees of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. This Directorate is
responsible for providing technical expertise to committees of inquiry.
c. Under Rule 75 of the Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Courts
of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. This Directorate is responsible for
providing technical expertise to Courts of Inquiry.
d. Under Rule 77C the serious incident are investigated by the inquiry officer from
Air Safety Directorate.
e. An accredited representative of country in which the aircraft is registered from
country of manufacture/country of operator any other country which has
special interest, may participate in the investigation, inquiry or formal
investigation as the case may be. He may be accompanied by such technical
advisor as consider necessary by the authority of the country by which
he is appointed.
3. Accident to Indian registered aircraft out side India
The accredited representative from air safety directorate will be nominated by
Director General of Civil Aviation who will participate in the investigation as
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information with respect to aircraft, crew and other details to the state of
occurrence.
4. Investigation of Civil Registered aircraft Incidents:
a. Under Rule 77C the serious incidents are investigated by the inquiry
officer from Air Safety Directorate.
b. Incidents other than serious incidents are investigated by Permanent
Investigation board of the Airlines under supervision of officer of the
Regional Air Safety Offices.

5. Accident/Incident Prevention work
In addition to accident/investigation work Air Safety Directorate shall performs
the following oversight functions:-
a. To carry out the Technical safety audit of airlines/operators.
b. To carry out safety audit of operations department of Airlines/
operators.
c. To carry out in-flight Cabin inspections.
d. To carry out surveillance inspection of airlines/operators e.g., preflight
medical check of crew, ramp inspection, load and trim check, FDTL etc.
e. To issue Civil Aviation Requirements, air safety circulars, publication of
annual accident summary etc.
f. To monitor implementation of recommendations made by various
courts, committees and inspector of accidents investigating aircraft
accidents.
g. To monitor action taken reports on safety audits carried out on airlines
and aviation agencies.
h. To coordinate implementation of measures to prevent bird strikes to
aircraft at all airports.
i. Inspection of aerodromes and facilities therein.
j. To coordinate with the ICAO and other aviation agencies concerning
safety.
k. To coordinate with the Ministry of Civil Aviation on various Technical
issues including parliament matters.
l. To organize safety seminars/training courses.

6. Any other work assigned by Director General:
7. Regional Air Safety Offices:
Air Safety offices are located at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai. The
Delhi, Mumbai offices are headed by Director Air Safety and other offices are headed
by Controller of Air Safety. All regional heads of air safety reports directly to Director
Air Safety Hqrs/DDG (Air Safety). Regional Air Safety offices shall perform following
functions:
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a. To carry out the investigation of incidents/accidents occurring of
operators/airlines in their region.
b. To carry out the investigation of Ground incidents.
c. To carry out the investigation of air miss/Air Prox/ATC violations.
d. Participate in the operational area inspection, Airport security meeting,
Aerodrome Environment Management Committee, Regional operator
Committee meetings.
e. Monitoring of incidents of operators/airlines.
f. CVR/DFDR monitoring.
g. ATC Tape monitoring.
h. To carry out the airport inspections.
i. To carry out surveillance inspection of airlines/operators e,g, preflight medical
check of crew, ramp inspection ,load and trim check, FDTL etc.
j. To participate in the safety audit of airlines/operators.
k. To report all occurrences in their region.
l. To carry out other surveillance work as directed by Hqs.

8. Coordination of regional air safety offices with Air Safety Hqs.
a. Regional Offices shall coordinate with Hqrs. on all safety matters and report all
occurrences to DAS/DDG (Air Safety) on daily basis by telephone/fax/E-Mail.
b. To forward headquarters every month the surveillance /accident prevention
work carried out.
c. Coordination meeting between regional air safety offices and air safety
d. Hqrs. will be held every 3 months. During this meeting all the technical
e. and financial/administrative issues will be discussed pertaining to their
region.

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IV. AIR TRANSPORT DIRECTORATE
The Air Transport Services in the country are governed by the Rule 134 and Schedule XI of
Aircraft Rules 1937. Besides this, the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) Section 3 Series C
Part I to VI deals with the minimum requirements and procedures for issue/renewal of
Scheduled/ Non-Scheduled Operator Permit in different categories like
passenger/cargo/charter. The main functions and responsibilities of Air Transport-1 Section
are as follows:
1. Issue/renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit in passenger/cargo/
charter categories including holding of the preparedness meeting before issue of
permit.
2. Issuance of permission for import/acquisition of aircraft to Scheduled/Non-Scheduled
operators;
3. Endorsement/deletion of the aircraft on the Operator’s Permit;
4. Public complaints pertaining to the Scheduled Operators;
5. Issues relating to the security clearance of the agencies seeking flight clearances and
change in the Board of Directors of the Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators;
6. Issuance of flight clearances to foreign registered aircrafts including VI Ps/tourist
charter flights under ITP/cargo flights/ambulance flights, which are
overflying/landing/technical landing to/across India. Issues flight clearances to Indian
registered aircraft also operating outside the country for revenue/non-revenue
purposes and clearances for the Ballooning flights;
7. Processing the cases of foreign registered aircraft staying in India for more than 14
days;
8. Flight clearances in respect of cloud seeding operation and aerial survey etc;
In order to deal with the above, the following procedure is followed:

(A) Issue of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit

1. Scrutiny of application for issue of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators
Permit (on receipt);
2. Respond to the Ministry’s query for import of commercial aircraft with the
consent of DDG concerned after obtaining confirmation of type certificate
acceptance by R&D Directorate;
3. Once the NOC from Ministry of Civil Aviation has been received, the same will
be retained in Air Transport Directorate in the file already opened during the
receipt of application;
4. In case Operations Manual has already been received, Air Transport
Directorate will send a copy of Operations Manual each to :
a) Airworthiness Directorate (Headquarters)
b) Flight Inspection Directorate
c) Research & Development Directorate (Hqrs.)
d) Air Safety Directorate (Hqrs.)
e) Directorate of Regulations and Information
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meeting, operator will be called with seven days notice period.
6. Coordinate for preparedness meeting and call the following Directorate for
the same :-
i. Flight Inspection Directorate
ii. Airworthiness Directorate (Headquarters)
iii. Airworthiness Directorate (Region of operation)
iv Training and Licensing Directorate
v. Air Safety Directorate
vi. Research and Development Directorate
vii. Directorate of Regulations & Information

7. Preparation of minutes of the meeting and circulation thereof;
8. Issue NOC for import of aircraft subject to the intended operator’s compliance
to the minutes of the preparedness meeting.
9. On receipt of the documents as per checklist for issue of Scheduled/Non-
Scheduled Operators Permit, prepare the file and documents for issue of
permit.
(B). Renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit
The renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit is considered on
compliance of the provisions of the Civil Aviation Requirements as contained in CAR
Section 3 Series C Part II to V.
(C). Flight clearances
As regards to the non-scheduled flight clearances to foreign/Indian registered
aircraft, there are Air Transport Circulars, which contains guidelines for operations
duly approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The requirements for the operation of
non-scheduled flight by foreign registered aircraft are also contained in Aeronautical
Information Publication India Volume 1 Section GEN published by Airports Authority
of India.

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V. FLIGHT INSPECTION DIRECTORATE (FID)
The Flight Inspection Directorate (FID) shall conduct regular Inspections and Surveillance of
Scheduled Airlines and their aircrew in particular to ensure effective implementation of
safety related Standards and Recommended Practices contained in the ICAO Annexes,
particularly Annex 6, and the relevant Rules, Regulations, Procedures and Requirements laid
down in Aircraft Rules, Civil Aviation Requirements, Aeronautical Information Circulars, AIP
India etc. In addition to above, the Continued Surveillance of various operational aspects of
operators is to be ensured by conducting various Inspections/Surveillance Checks regularly
viz. Cockpit En-route Inspection, Cabin Inspection, Ramp Inspection, Station Facility
Inspection and Proficiency Check etc. In addition to this, Simulator Evaluation and Main Base
Inspection etc. of the operators and Standardization/Proficiency Checks of their Training
Captains are to be conducted as per the requirements. The functions and responsibilities of
FID shall broadly include the following:
A. SAFETY OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS:
 Development of Action Plan by Chief Flight Operations Inspector for Continued
Surveillance of Airline Operators.
 Surveillance of operational aspects of Airline Operators and follow-up action thereof in
accordance with the ‘Duties & Responsibilities of the Flight Operations Inspectors’
laid down in Flight Operations Inspector’s Manual (Ref. ICAO Doc. 8335-AN/879,
Chapter 9, Para 9.5 & Para 9.6).
 Random Checks of Pilots on their Proficiency & Skill.
 Periodical Inspection of Airline Operators, Shippers/Freight Forwarders and Cargo
Terminals/Ware Houses at Airports with regard to transportation of carrying
Dangerous Goods as per Civil Aviation Requirements.
B. TRAINING PROGRAMME OF AIRLINE OPERATORS
 Examination and scrutiny/approval of Training Programmes of Flight Crew on Multi-
engine Aircraft (both Fixed Wing & Helicopters) for Scheduled/Non-scheduled and
General Aviation Operators as per Standardized Check-list.
 Examination and scrutiny/approval of Training Programmes of Airline Operators for
Specific Authorizations and Limitations (ETOPS, RNP, RVSM, R-NAV, CAT-II/III).
 Standardization of Flight Dispatchers’ Training Programme of Airline Operators.
 Standardization of Training Requirements to be followed by Airline Operators for
their Foreign Pilots.
 Examination and acceptance/updating of Training Manuals of Airline Operators as
per Civil Aviation Requirements as per Standardized Check-list.
 Development and/or revision of Specific Operating/Training regulations.
 Approval/Renewal of Simulator Training Institutes of Airlines Operators in India.

C. STANDARDIZATION OF TRAINING CAPTAINS
 Approval of Checks Pilots/Instructors/Examiners of Scheduled/Nonscheduled/
General Aviation Operators (Fixed Wing & Helicopters) as per Civil Aviation
Requirements (CAR).
 Standardization Checks of Training Captains – Check Pilots/ Instructors/ Examiners.

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D. EXAMINATION OF OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTS
 Review and update of Flight Operations Inspector’s Manual for Operations Inspection
and Continued Surveillance as per ICAO Doc. 8335-AN/879.
 Examination/Review and Acceptance of Operations Manual of Airline Operators as
per Civil Aviation Requirements as per Standardized Check-list.
OTHER OPERATIONAL APPROVAL
 Approval of Flight Dispatchers as per Civil Aviation Requirements (Standardized
check-list to be followed).
 Approval of Pilot’s/Operator’s Authorization for ILS CAT-II/III Operations as per Civil
Aviation Requirements (Standardized Check-list to be followed).
 Approval of Standard Operating Procedures for operations to New Stations & Critical
Airports i.e. Airports surrounded by Hilly/difficult Terrain (as per Standardized Check-
list).
 Examination of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures.
 Examination of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects in co-
ordination with Directorate of Airworthiness.

F. CERTIFICATION OF AIRLINE OPERATORS
Participation in Meetings conducted by Air Transport Directorate for Certification of
Airline Operators to ensure compliance of Operating Requirements as per the
Standardized Check-list.
G. EXAMINATION
 Standardization of written examination questions of Pilots’ Examination as per the
requirements of CEO/Orders of Director General.
 Oral Examination of Foreign Pilots/Flight Dispatchers as per the Board constituted by
DG.
H. GENERAL
 All Flight Operations Inspectors / Chief Flight Operations Inspector shall maintain
their personal files. The personal files shall contain information of their Technical
Qualification/Training Courses.
 CFOI / FOIs shall keep a record of all Checks & Reports wherever they are nominated
by the Director General as observer on board and record of Test Fees being realized
in their individual capacity from the operators under Schedule-II of the Aircraft Rules,
1937.
 Any other work assigned by Director General.

Duties, Functions & Responsibilities of Officers in Flight Inspection Directorate (FID)
The Duties, Functions & Responsibilities of Officers in Flight Inspection Directorate
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placed below) and in accordance with power delegated to them under S.O. 726(E),
S.O. 727(E) & S.O. 366.
1. Chief Flight Operations Inspector, Deputy Director General (in-charge of FID)
 Development of Action Plan for Flight Inspection programme by Flight Operations
Inspectors for Continued Surveillance of Airline Operators and to ensure
implementation of follow-up instructions issued by him/Director General of Civil
Aviation.
 Standardization Checks of Training Captains – Check Pilots/Instructors/ Examiners
to be conducted by CFOI.
 Acceptance of Operations Manual of Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General Aviation
Operators as per Standard Check-list.
 Acceptance of Training Manual of Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General Aviation
Operators including Standardization of Flight Dispatchers’ Training Programme as per
Standard Check-list.
 Approval of Training Programmes of Airline Operators for Specific Authorizations and
Limitations (ETOPS, RNP, RVSM, R-NAV, CATII/III).
 Approval of Flying Training Programme of Flight Crew on Multi-engine Aircraft (both
Fixed Wing & Helicopter) for Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General Aviation
Operators as per Standard Check-list.
 Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations – Issuance of
CARs, AICs, Operations Circulars, Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II).
 Approval of Draft replies to Director General/VC Section on Parliamentary Matters,
VIP References, RTI Act, 2005.
 Scrutiny of Training Records pertaining to approval of Examiners – Check
Pilot/Instructor/Examiner of Scheduled/Non-scheduled/General Aviation Operators.
 Approval of Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled/General Aviation on one time
basis.
 Oral Examination of Indian Pilots under AIC 17 of 1994 as per the Board constituted
by Director General.
 Oral Examination for approval of Flight Dispatchers by the Board constituted by
Director General and their approval.
 Approval of Flight Dispatchers.
 Quarterly meeting with Airline Operators on important operational and training
matters pertaining to Scheduled/ Non-scheduled/General Aviation (Fixed Wing &
Helicopter) and updating Director General about the same.
 To liaise with Director (Training & Licensing) and Director (Air Safety) in all aspects
specially pertaining to giving guidance on operational matters for Airline Operator.
 To liaise with Joint Director General In-charge of Training & Licensing and Joint
Director General of Air Safety, specially pertaining to giving guidance on operational
matters for Airline Operations.
 Approval of Pilot’s/Operator’s Authorization for ILS CAT-II/III Operations as per Civil
Aviation Requirements (Standardized Check-list to be followed).
 Approval of Standard Operating Procedures for operations to New Stations & Critical
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list).
 Participation in Meetings conducted by Air Transport Directorate for Certification of
Airline Operators to ensure compliance of Operating Requirements as per the
Standardized Check-list.
 Acceptance of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures.
 Acceptance of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects in co-
ordination with Directorate of Airworthiness.
 Chief Flight Operations Inspector shall maintain his personal files. The personal files
shall contain information of their Technical Qualification/Training Courses.
 Chief Flight Operations Inspector shall keep a record of all Checks & Reports
wherever he is nominated by the Director General as observer on board and record
of Test Fees being realized in their individual capacity from the operators under
Schedule-II of the Aircraft Rules, 1937.
 Any other work assigned by the Director General.
2. Flight Operations Inspectors

 To carry out Surveillance Checks of Airline Operators (Fixed Wing & Helicopters) and
follow-up action thereof in accordance with the duties laid down in Flight Operations
Inspector’s Manual.
 Examination and Scrutiny of Training Programme of Flight Crew on Multi-engine
Aircraft (both Fixed Wing & Helicopters) for Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General
Aviation Operators as per Standard Check-list.
 Periodical Inspections of Airlines Operators with regard to transportation of
Dangerous Goods as per Civil Aviation Requirements and follow-up action thereon.
Standard Check-list to be adopted.
 Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations – Issuance of
CARs, AICs, Operations Circulars, Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II).
 Examination and scrutiny of Operations Manual as per Standard Check-list.
 Examination and scrutiny of Training Manual of Scheduled/Nonscheduled and
General Aviation Operators including Standardization of Flight Dispatchers’ Training
Programme as per Standard Check-list.
 Examination and scrutiny of Training Programmes of Airline Operators for Specific
Authorizations and Limitations (ETOPS, RNP, RVSM, R - NAV, CAT-II/III).
 Examination and scrutiny of Flying Training Programme of Flight Crew on Multi-
engine Aircraft (both Fixed Wing & Helicopter) for Scheduled/Non-scheduled and
General Aviation Operators as per Standard Check-list.
 Examination and scrutiny of Training Programme of Airline Operators for Specific
Authorization & Limitations.
 To carry out Initial Approval of all Simulators and thereafter give yearly certification
of all Flight Simulators and check the compatibility of Simulators vis-à-vis the Aircraft
being used by all Indian Operators before recommending their use to Chief Flight
Operations Inspector/Director General of Civil Aviation.
 Review and update of Flight Operations Inspector’s Manual for Operations
Inspection and Continued Surveillance as per ICAO Doc. 8335-AN/879.
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Operations as per Civil Aviation Requirements (Standardized Check-list to be
followed).
 Examination of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for operations to New Stations
& Critical Airports i.e. Airports surrounded by Hilly/difficult Terrain (as per
Standardized Check-list).
 Participation in Meetings conducted by Air Transport Directorate for Certification of
Airline Operators to ensure compliance of Operating Requirements as per the
Standardized Check-list.
 Examination of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures.
 Examination of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects.
 Flight Operations Inspectors shall maintain their personal files. The personal files shall
contain information of their Technical Qualification/Training Courses.
 Flight Operations Inspectors shall keep a record of all Checks & Reports wherever
they are nominated by the Director General as
 observer on board and record of Test Fees being realized in their individual capacity
from the operators under Schedule-II of the Aircraft Rules, 1937.
 Any other work assigned by CFOI / Director General.

3. Deputy Director (Operations)

 Follow-up action on Surveillance Check Reports of Airline Operators.
 Examination of documents pertaining to approval of Check Pilots
/Instructors/Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled & General Aviation Operators.
 Development of Check-lists for examination of Operations/Training Manual,
Specialized Operations etc. in consultation with FOI/CFOI.
 Examination and scrutiny of Annual Reports.
 Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations – Issuance of
CARs, AICs, Operations Circulars, Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II).
 Coordinating activities pertaining to functioning of Flight Inspection Directorate with
Airlines, Flight Operations Inspectors, Chief Flight Operations Inspector, Director
General and other Directorates in DGCA.
 Examination/scrutiny of cases pertaining to approval of Examiners on one time basis.
 Preparation of Draft replies to CFOI on Parliamentary Matters, VIP References, RTI
Act, 2005 for approval of Director General.
 Any other work assigned by Director General.

4. Assistant Director (Operations)

 Submission of Draft replies on follow-up action on Surveillance Check Reports of
Airline Operators.
 Examination of documents pertaining to approval of Check Pilots/Instructors/
Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled & General Aviation Operators.
 Development of Check-lists for examination of Operations/Training Manual,
Specialized Operations etc. in consultation with FOI/CFOI.

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 Examination and scrutiny of Annual Reports.
 Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations
 Issuance of CARs, AICs, Operations Circulars, Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule
II).
 Coordinating activities pertaining to functioning of Flight Inspection Directorate with
Airlines, Flight Operations Inspectors, Chief Flight Operations Inspector, Director
General and other Directorates in DGCA.
 Examination/scrutiny of cases pertaining to approval of Examiners on one time basis.
 Preparation of Draft replies to Dy. Director (FID) / CFOI on Parliamentary Matters, VIP
References, RTI Act, 2005 for approval of Director General.
 Any other work assigned by Director General.

5. Operations Officer

 Examination of cases pertaining to approval of Flight Dispatchers.
 Examination of matters pertaining to Oral Examination of Indian Pilots under AIC 17
of 1994.
 Examination of Training Syllabus of individual Pilots for type endorsement/conversion
on various Helicopter types.
 Examination of matters pertaining to approval of Examiners for Helicopter Operators
on regular/one time basis.
 Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations
 Issuance of CARs, AICs, Operations Circulars, Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule
II).
 Upkeep of Operations/Training Documents of various Airline Operators.
6. Section Officer

 Maintenance of Records of Surveillance Check Reports/Main Base Inspections of
Airline Operators.
 Processing of documents pertaining to approval of Check
Pilots/Instructors/Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled & General Aviation
Operators.
 Submission of Draft Annual Report.
 Updating of website on list of Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General
Aviation Operators and Operations Circulars.
 Monitoring of Test Fees Records.
 Processing of cases pertaining to approval of Examiners on one time basis.
 Submission of Draft replies to CFOI on Parliamentary Matters, VIP References, RTI
Act, 2005 for approval of Director General.
 Follow-up action
 Any other work assigned by Chief Flight Operations Inspector/Deputy Director
(Operations).

Note: Flight Operations Inspectors (Aeroplane) will be under the control of Chief Flight
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Directorate and assisting in the smooth functioning of the Flight Inspection
Directorate.
The above Officers will also carry out any other duties of Technical or Administrative
nature assigned to them from time to time.

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VI. INFORMATION & REGULATIONS DIRECTORATE:
Preparation of brief/documentation and participation in the Bilateral Air Services
Agreements with foreign countries. (Bilateral Air Services Agreements have been signed with
100 countries).
1. Clearance of schedules and any other operational matters pertaining to the foreign
airlines. At present, 64 foreign airlines are operating to/from India.
2. Preparation of draft notifications for amendment to the Aircraft Rules, 1937 and
draft note for the Cabinet for amendment to the Aircraft Act, 1934.
3. Discussions with the Ministry of Law and legal matters and vetting of the draft
notifications.
4. Grant of approval of the Dangerous Goods Training Programmes in accordance with
the “Civil Aviation Requirement Section 3-Air Transport Series `L’ Part III dated
04.10.2006.
5. Permits of photography, arms and ammunition, dangerous goods etc:
i) This office grants permission for photography/videography from the ground at the
airports and aerial photography under rule 13 of Aircraft Rules, 1937.
ii) This office grants permission for the carriage of arms and ammunitions, munitions
of war etc. by air to/from/within India under rule 8 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937.
7. In regard to International Civil Aviation Organisation, receives all correspondence from
ICAO, disseminates decisions taken by ICAO to other aviation agencies and obtained
comments for submission of India’s stand ICAO.
8. Preparation of Annual Report after obtaining materials/activities from different
directorate.
9. In regard to AIS, functions like publication of Aeronautical Information Circulars and
distribution of ICAO publications to concerned directorate of this office and other
aviation agencies.
10. Work related to library such as purchase of books, periodicals and Gazettes and
accessioning, classification, cataloguing, distribution of books and periodicals.

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VII. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE
(A) Laboratories:
The Research and Development Directorate has the following Laboratories:
1. Flight Recorder Lab
2. Material Testing Lab
3. Failure Analysis Lab
4. Physical and Chemical Lab

(B) Design Section/ Type Certification (Head Quarter)
(C) Design Section/ Type Certification (Bangalore Sub-Office)
Functions of Laboratories
A. 1. Flight Recorder Laboratory:
This lab is engaged in analysis of data derived from randomly selected CVRs and FDRs for
the purpose of monitoring crew performance and integrity of data recording. In addition
to this, CVR and FDR of aircraft involved in accident/incident are also analyzed to
determine any handling problem associated with the accident/incident. This lab also
provide assistance to operators in downloading, decoding and analyzing of any type of
flight recorder with using dedicated tools (in form of software and hardware).
A.2. Material testing Laboratory:
This lab is engaged in the development and approval of indigenous aeronautical materials for
construction of light aircraft and gliders. This includes materials like aircraft fabric, furnishing
materials, rubber seals etc. In addition; this lab is engaged in calibration of torque meter and
tensiometer etc.
A.3. Failure Analysis Laboratory:
This lab is engaged in the area of promoting air safety by analyzing the failed component of
aircraft/helicopter involved in accident/ incident to find out the probable cause of failure and
also suggesting the remedial measures.
A.4. Physical and Chemical Laboratory:
This lab is engaged in testing of randomly selected samples of Aviation Turbine fuel and also
fuel samples for VVIP flights for quality control, testing of fuel and oil samples of aircraft
involved in accident/incident and commissioning of new fuel tanks.
(B) Design/ Type Certification: Functions/ Responsibilities at HQ
B.1. Issue/ Validation of Type Certificate (TC) of Aeronautical product
(Aircraft, engine and propeller):
Application for issue/ revalidation of Type Certificate is to be submitted in the forms
as given in Annexure I (for aircraft) and Annexure II (for rotorcraft) of Civil Aviation
Requirements (CAR), section 2, series 'F', part II, in duplicate along with fees (as per Aircraft
Rule 62), to the Directorate of Research & Development of DGCA.

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It is essential that the designer of the product consults the DGCA prior to
commencement of design activity to ensure that the design of aircraft/ helicopter/ engine/
propeller he intends to design conforms to airworthiness code of Federal Aviation
Regulations of FAA/ Certification Standards of EASA or to that design code acceptable by the
DGCA. For this purpose, the applicant shall furnish the type design record, duly approved by
the Chief Designer to prove that the design complies with the relevant airworthiness design
requirements. R&D Directorate scrutinizes drawings and specifications, various reports on
analysis and tests undertaken to substantiate compliance with the applicable requirements,
compliance documents, etc. Special conditions are imposed by the DGCA to provide
additional safety standards and to cover novel and unusual design features and high
intensity radiated field effects (HIRF). Additionally, the aircraft has to meet noise and engine
emission standards prescribed in ICAO Annex-16 or equivalent standards as of date.
Concurrently the applicant is required to get his design organisation approved by the R&D
Dte., as per CAR 21, Subpart JA.
It should be possible to issue a Type Certificate in 3 to 5 years depending on the type
of the product, provided the required design reports, test reports and compliance
documents have been submitted and the applicable design standard has been complied
with, up to the satisfaction of DGCA.
B.2. Issue of Type Approval of Aircraft parts and appliances:
Application for issue of Type Approval is to be submitted in the form as given in
Annexure - I of Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) Section-2, Series 'X', Part IX, in duplicate
along with fees (as per Aircraft rule 62) to the Directorate of Research & Development
(DR&D) of the DGCA. The process begins when the designer / manufacturer of a new aircraft
/ helicopter components, systems, equipment etc., submits an application (along with
required drawings, documents and fees) to the DR&D. After receiving the same, it is ensured
that the organisation has design organisation approval from the DGCA as per CAR 21,
subpart JB.
Once it is ensured that the design and analysis reports, drawings, etc. are in order
and meet necessary requirements as stipulated by DR&D, clearance may be given to the
designer/ manufacturer to carry out type tests on the parts/ appliances. These tests are
witnessed by R&D representatives. After the type tests are carried out successfully and
DGCA is fully satisfied in regard to the parts/ appliances and the manuals submitted by the
applicant, type approval in respect of the parts / appliances may be issued to the designer/
manufacturer by the DGCA.
It should be possible to issue a Type Approval in 1 year depending on the type of the
parts/ appliances, provided required test reports, compliance documents and manuals have
been submitted and the applicable standard has been complied with, up to the satisfaction
of DGCA.
B.3. Acceptance of Type Certificate issued by Foreign CAA for operation in India:
The aircraft Type Certified by foreign Civil Aviation Authority (FAA/ EASA) is accepted
by DGCA for operation in India. The applicant is required to submit an application specifying
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Certificate Data Sheet, approved Aircraft Flight Manual, safety records, list of Service
Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives, reports on equivalent level of safety findings (ELOS),
reports of special conditions and exemptions and compliance status of the aircraft as per
ICAO Annex-6 (Operating Limitations).
It should be possible to issue a Type Acceptance in 2 to 3 months depending on the
type of the aircraft, provided required reports as mentioned above have been submitted and
the applicable standard has been complied with, up to the satisfaction of DGCA.
B.4. Approval of Design Organisation:
Rule 133B of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 stipulates that organisations engaged in design
and manufacture of aircraft, aircraft components and items of equipment including
materials, forgings, castings and standard parts shall be approved by the Director General of
Civil Aviation. DGCA may, on request and being satisfied, approve an organisation to operate
under the system of approval. On receipt of completed application form (CA-182E) and its
scrutiny by DGCA, a preliminary meeting will be convened with the applicant to get
familiarized with the organisation. The organisation will be appraised of the various
requirements of DGCA and the documents required to be submitted, including compliance
against various paragraphs of CAR-21 .The design organization prepares and submits Design
Organisation Manual (DOM) as per applicable subpart of CAR 21. On scrutiny of the
submitted documents if the applicant is found to meet the requirements, a team of experts
from DGCA will visit and inspect the organisation to confirm that the applicant has
established the required capability. The DGCA team during its course of visit shall satisfy that
the organisation can satisfactorily accomplish the work relevant to the proposed scope of
work. Subject to the satisfactory report made by the DGCA team, the organisation may be
authorized to undertake the work and issue 'design/analysis/test report' in respect of the
product. The organisation shall be approved and the scope of work will be defined. The
validity of approval is for one year and renewed subsequently.
It should be possible to grant Design Organisation Approval in 6 months depending
on the type of design organization and scope of work, provided required manuals and
documents have been submitted and the applicable requirements have been complied with, up to
the satisfaction of DGCA.
B.5. Approval of aircraft/ aircraft part modifications:
Many alterations that are commonly called major alterations are in reality major
design changes and require a supplemental type certificate. Major changes to the type
design are those which might appreciably affect mass, balance, structural strength,
reliability, operational characteristics, or other characteristics affecting the airworthiness of
the product. Major changes to Type Design require engineering approval and should be
referred to the R&D Dte. of DGCA. For the approval of major
alterations/modifications/repairs, the applicant shall submit an application to the R&D Dte
along with applicable fees. He also has to submit design, load, stress analysis reports,
drawings, etc., which are required to be scrutinized.
On satisfactory completion of required tests, compliance document against
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R&D Dte. Specifications, manuals, operating limitations, continued airworthiness instructions
are prepared by the applicant and submitted to the DGCA. On satisfaction of DGCA, approval
may be issued to major alterations/ modifications/ repairs specifying operating limitations
and other conditions.
It should be possible to approve modification in 6 to 8 months depending on the type
of modification to be carried out, provided required test reports and updated manuals have
been submitted and the applicable requirements have been complied with, up to the
satisfaction of DGCA.
Functions/ Responsibilities at Bangalore Regional-Office
The R&D office at Bangalore was established in 1995 to look after Type Certification
activities of Advanced Light Helicopter (at HAL), Hansa 3 & SARAS aircraft (at NAL) and other
civil aircraft related activities of the sub region.
Type Certification Activities at Bangalore
The following functions are the functions of this office:
i) Design Organization Approval in accordance with CAR 21, Subpart JB & JA.
ii) Scrutiny and acceptance/approval of the Qualification test schedules of he parts in
line with Internationally followed practice.
iii) Witnessing of the Qualification tests to ensure the adherence to the Qualification test
program.
iv) Scrutiny of the compliance against the applicable Airworthiness Standards.
v) Performing conformity inspection of aircraft / aircraft parts indigenously produced in
the country.
vi) Co-ordination with HQs in granting approvals/ certification etc.

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VIII. TRAINING & LICENSING DIRECTORATE (INCLUDING FG & TRAINING)
Licensing 1 Section:
1. Policy pertaining to renewal of licenses of aircrew personnel.
2. Renewal of all aircrew licenses including disposal of general enquiries pertaining to
renewals.
3. Grant of extension of aircraft rating to include additional types of aeroplanes, open
rating, Night Rating etc. and Pilot-in-Command endorsement on various type of
aircraft.
4. Cases relating to accidents and infringement of rules by licensed aircrew personnel and
disciplinary action against them.
5. Parliamentary question and matters pertaining to unemployed aircrew personnel.
6. Budget and accounts including Advance Deposit account. Maintenance of Advance
Deposit and Revenue registers.
7. Maintenance of cards of aircrew personnel and personnel returns received from
different airlines operators.
8. Proficiency checks, their checking and posting.
9. Posting of type endorsements and renewal intimations of aircrew licenses received
from the Regional Directors, Calcutta/ Bombay / New Delhi/ Madras.
10. Maintenance of Registers for various types of licenses giving records of renewals of
aircrew lincenses.
11. Maintenance of registers for type rating, PIC endorsements, and infringement of Rules
/ Accidents etc.
12. Endorsement of medical restrictions on licenses and R/cards.
13. Compliance of material for six monthly and yearly progress reports of Civil Aviation.
14. Compliance of History of Pilots consequent upon accident.
15. Checking of Log Books with a view to detecting infringement of Rule 42A of Indian
Aircraft Rules, 1937.
16. Amendment to Indian Aircraft Rules, 1937.
17. VVIP flights – Proficiency checks of flight crew.
18. Delegation of Powers relating to renewal of licenses.

Licensing-II Section

1. Issue of aircrew licenses/ratings of the categories shown below including disposal of
general of particular enquiries pertaining to issue of license:
a. Student Pilot’s License (Aeroplanes, Helicopters, Gliders and Balloons)
b. Private Pilot’s License (Aeroplanes); Commercial Pilot’s License;
c. Airline Transport Pilot’s License;
d. Instrument Rating
e. Assistant flight Instructor’s Rating (Aeroplanes); F
f. light Instructor’s Rating (Aeroplanes);
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h. Private Helicopter Pilot’s License; Commercial Helicopter
i. Pilot’s License; Student Navigator’s License;
j. Flight Navigator’s License;
k. Flight Radio Telephone operator’s License;
l. light Radio Telephony Operator’s License;
m. Private Pilot’s License (Balloons)
2. Revalidation of foreign license.
3. Conversion of foreign licenses into Indian Licenses in their corresponding
categories.
4. Policy matters regarding the issue of Indian and Foreign aircrew licenses.
5. Amendments to Licensing Rules.
6. Delegating of powers in respect of Licensing rules.
7. Exemption from Aircraft Rules for the issue of Indian Licenses.
8. Policy matters pertaining to conducting medical examination and their assessment.
9. Disposal of medical reports pertaining to the issue and renewal of aircrew licenses
and correspondence connected therewith.
10. Parliament Questions relating to issue of aircrew licenses.
11. Budget for expenditure to be incurred for items pertaining to L-2 Section.

Training Section:

1. Budget: allotment of funds etc. under capital Grant for Gliding Centre and
appropriation of Accounts, Liabilities Returns, Expenditure Returns etc. Preparation
of Brief for P.A.C. on Budget matters.
2. Budget: Allotment of funds etc. under Revenue Grant for Govt. Gliding Centre and
appropriation of accounts preparation of Brief for P.A.C. on the Budget matters.
3. Training of Gliding Instructions and Winch Operators and their approval for
appointment in Gliding Clubs.
4. Five-Year Plans.
5. Foreign Exchange Budget.
6. Miscellaneous subjects on the general queries on glider training and approval of
appointment of Gliding Instructors and Gliding Instructor-in-Charge by Gliding Clubs /
Wing.
7. Approval of Chief Flight Instructors / AFI / Instructor-in-Charge / Honorary instructors
and patter Flying for employment in lying Club.
8. Matters relating to other International Organization / Aero Club of India and other
Committees / Conferences.
9. Allotment and loan of Gliders / Gliding equipment to Flying and Gliding Clubs from
Central Govt. / N.C.C.
10. Audit Objections, Reconciliation of accounts.
11. Brief for President Address in both the Houses of Parliament on the eve of Budget
Session, Consultative Committee of Parliament, attached to the Ministry of Tourism
& Civil Aviation.
12. Matters relating to I.C.A.O. / various Annual reports to I & R Section.
13. Allotment of Aircraft to various Flying Clubs on loans basis.

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14. Maintenance of aircraft with the flying clubs in purview of the Penalty clause.
15. Monthly aircraft returns from various flying clubs and preparation of various reports
connected with that.
16. Fixation of Insurance Value of the aircraft.
17. Periodical and other miscellaneous returns to AVU / O&M / E-II / GC /Hindi and R & I
etc. relating to section Administration.
18. Release of Foreign Exchange for studies abroad.
19. Recovery of Cost and Overhaul / Repair of aircraft loan to various Flying Clubs.
20. FOREIGN NATIONALS: Training under Colombo Plan / ITEC / Programme etc. and
clearance from Intelligence authorities (Clubs / Gliding Centres) at (Civil Aviation
Training Centre) and other Centres of Training.
21. Sanction of estimates received from AI Directorate and disposal of surplus stores at
Subordinate Offices
22. Sanction of Estimates for purchase of equipment under maintenance grant of Gliding
Centres (Government).
23. Delegation of Financial Powers and General Instructions regarding.
24. Administrative matters relating to G.C. Pune.
25. Accident to aircraft & Gliders – Write Off and recovery of Insurable value thereof.
26. Purchase of Aircraft / Gliders and purchase of equipment under Capital Grant &
Manufacture of Indigenous equipment for Gliding Centres.

FG Section

1. Opening of Flying and Gliding Clubs – their Administration, functioning and inclusion
in the subsidy scheme.
2. Approval of constitution and bye-laws of clubs.
3. Allotment of Flying hours / launches to Clubs.
4. Execution & Enforcement of subsidy Agreement with Flying and Gliding Clubs.
5. Sanction and payment of Flying Subvention to Clubs.
6. Approval of Chief Engineer for Flying Clubs & Gliding Clubs.
7. Scrutiny of Accounts of Clubs – General Supervision and control over the activities of
Flying / Gliding Clubs with a view to ensuring proper utilization of Government
grants.
8. Inspection of Flying / Gliding Clubs by Accounts Officer.
9. Audit Inspection of Clubs by Accountant General of respective States.
10. Matters relating to confessional flying training including N.C.C. training at Flying &
Gliding Clubs.
11. Contribution / withdrawals from Accident, Reserve Fund / and renewal of FERs
pertaining thereto.
12. Managing Committee Meetings of Clubs.
13. Activity Report of Flying / Gliding Clubs (CA-82).
14. All financial matters and Budget pertaining to Flying / Gliding Clubs.
15. Rates of fees etc. chargeable by Clubs.
16. Administrative matters relating to Aero Club of India, Ballooning Club of India,
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Skydiving.
17. Air Rallies, Championships and conferences organized by Clubs.
18. Parliament Questions relating to Flying & Gliding Clubs.
19. Standard Rules regarding services conditions of the employees of Flying and Gliding
Clubs.
20. Payment of Scholarship and Stipends to the SC/ST candidates selected under Free
Flying Scholarship Scheme.
21. Miscellaneous work relating to above subjects.

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APPENDIX - III

The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
Part II – Section 3 – Sub-section (ii)
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
[NO.504] NEW DELHI, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1994
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION AND TOURISM
NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 4th October, 1994
S.O. 726 (E) – In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule 3A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, and in
supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Tourism and
Civil Aviation No.S.O.3562, dated the 29th September, 1976, except as respects things done
or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby authorizes
the officers specified in column (1) of the First Schedule annexure hereto to exercise such of
the powers of the Director General of Civil Aviation (more specifically described in the
Second Schedule annexed hereto)as are specified in the corresponding entries in column (2)
of the said First Schedule.
FIRST SCHEDULE

Powers in the Second Schedule to be
Designation of the Officer
exercised
Joint Director General of Civil Aviation (except Joint All
Director General of Civil Aviation Research &
Development )
Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (except 1, 2(b) to 5, 7, 12, 13, 15 to 37, 39 to
Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Research & 83
Development)
Chief Flight Operations Inspector 1, 1A, 7 to 9, 63, 74, 75(b)
1, 2(b) to 5, 7, 12, 13, 15 to 37, 39 to
Director of Airworthiness (Headquarters) 42, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53 to 56, 58, 59, 64
to 73, 76 to 83
4, 16, 18 to 34, 36, 37, 39 to 42, 47,
Director of Airworthiness (Region) 48, 50, 51, 54, 58, 64 to 70, 73, 76 to
82
2 to 4, 16 to 21, 26 to 34, 36, 37, 39 to
Deputy Director of Airworthiness (Headquarters)
42, 50, 53 to 56, 65 to 70, 79 to 82
4, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25 to 28, 30, 34, 37,
Controller of Airworthiness 39 to 41, 50, 51, 58, 65, 70, 77,79 to
82

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4,17,18 (Restricted to aircraft with all
Senior Airworthiness Officer (Headquarters) up-weight up to 15,000 kgs.) 20, 21,
26, 37, 39, 70, 79, 82
4, 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-up
Senior Airworthiness Officer (In charge of
weight up to 15,000 kgs.), 21, 26, 37,
Airworthiness Office)
39, 70, 79, 82
4, 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-up
Senior Airworthiness Officer (Region) weight up to 15,000 kgs.),, 26 to 28,
37, 39, 70, 82
4, 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-
Airworthiness Officer (In charge of Airworthiness
up weight up to 2,000 kgs.), 26 to 28,
Office)
37, 39, 70, 82
4, 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-up
Airworthiness Officer weight up to 2,000 kgs.), 26, 37, 70,
82
Joint Director General of Civil Aviation (Research & 10 to 12, 15 to 17, 30, 31, 41, 47, 48,
Development) 51
Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (Research 10 to 13, 15 to 17, 30, 31, 41, 47,
& Development) 48,51
Director of Research & Development 16, 17, 30, 31, 51
Deputy Director of Research & Development 16, 17, 30, 31, 51
Director of Air Safety 51, 52, 70
Deputy Director of Air Safety 51, 52, 70
Regional Controller of Air Safety 51, 52, 70
Assistant Director of Air Safety 51, 70
Senior Air Safety Officer 51,70
Air Safety Officer 51,70
Director of Training & Licensing 7, 75
Director of Regulations & Information 74
Deputy Director of Air Transport 74
Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) 60
Additional Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) 60
Deputy Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) 60
Chairman Airports Authority of India and officers of 61
Airports Authority of India authorised by the
Chairman.

(a) Amended vide S.O.1095 dated 25th May, 1998
(b) Inserted vide S.O.366 dated 20th January, 2003

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SECOND SCHEDULE
S.No. Rule by which power Nature of Power
conferred

GENERAL
1. Rule 7B To specify cockpit check and emergency check in
respect of an aircraft registered in India.
1A. Rule 6C(b) To specify flights for testing and other non-revenue
special purposes.
2. Sub-rule (2)(i) of rule 15 To specify minimum design requirements for
microlight Aircraft.
3. Sub-rule (2)(ii) of rule 15 To issue and renew permit to fly in respect of a
microlight aircraft.
4. Sub-rule (2) (ii) of rule 15 To renew Permit to Fly in respect of a micro light
aircraft.
REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT
5. Sub-rule (2)(a) and (2) (b) of To specify the form and manner of
rule 37 affixing Nationality and Registration
marks.
PERSONNEL OF AIRCRAFT
6. First proviso to rule 41 To exempt certain personnel of Indian Air Force, Air
Operational Wing of Indian Army or Indian Navy
from flying tests and medical and other technical
examinations for the issue of Private Pilot’s Licence,
Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Glider Pilot’s
Licence.
7. Sub-rule (1) of rule 41A To conduct examinations specified in Schedule II, to
fix examination centres to appoint invigilators and
lay down procedures thereof
8. Sub-rule (2) of rule 41A To appoint Examiners for carrying out flying tests
and technical examinations required under
Schedule II
9. Sub-rule (3) of rule 41A To approve check pilots and examiners for carrying
out proficiency checks in individual cases on a one-
time basis.
AIRWORTHINESS AND AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS
10. Sub-rule (1) of rule 49 and To direct that there shall be a Type Certificate for
49A aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment
designed, manufactured, sold or distributed in India
as a pre-requisite for issue, renewal or continued
validity of Certificate of Airworthiness of an Aircraft.
11. Sub-rule (3) of rule 49 and To issue or validate Type Certificate and to specify
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rule 49B purpose
12. Proviso to rule 49B To exempt an aircraft, aircraft component, or item
of equipment form the provision of this rule.
13. Rule 49C To group Type Certificates whether issued or
validated in one or more categories.

14. Rule 49D To cancel Type Certificate of an aircraft, aircraft
component or item of equipment which has been
issued or validated
15. Rule 49D To suspend or endorse Type Certificate of an
aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment
which has been issued or validated.
16. Rule 49D To require incorporation of any modification in
aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment
as a condition for continued validity of Type
Certificate which has been issued or validated.

17. Sub-rule (2) & (3) of rule 50 To issue, renew or validate Certificate of
Airworthiness in respect of an aircraft and to
specify documents or other evidence or technical
data for the purpose.
18. Sub-rule (2) of rules 50 To renew Certificate of Airworthiness in respect of
an aircraft and to specify documents and other
evidence for the purpose.

19. Sub-rule (4) of rule 50 To issue, renew or validate Certificate of
Airworthiness of an aircraft in one or more
categories.
20. Sub-rule (5) of rule 50 To specify the period of validity of Certificate of
Airworthiness of an aircraft.
21. Sub-rule (5) of rule 50 To authorise person to inspect an aircraft.
22. Sub-rule (5) of rule 50 To require aircraft to be tested in flight.
23. Sub-rule (1) of rule 50A To specify conditions in respect of Certificate of
Airworthiness of a particular type of class or
aircraft.
24. Sub-rule (1) of rule 50A To specify standards in respect of Certificate of
Airworthiness of a particular type or class of aircraft
25. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A To require modification to be incorporated in an
aircraft, its component or item of equipment for the
Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft remaining in
force.
26. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A To require repairs to be carried out on any aircraft,
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replacement of any component or item of
equipment of an aircraft for the Certificate of
Airworthiness of the aircraft remaining in force.
27. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A To require any inspection to be carried out on an
aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment
for Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft remaining
in force.
28. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A To require overhaul of an aircraft, its component or
item of equipment for Certificate of Airworthiness
of Aircraft remaining in force.
29. Rule 51 To endorse the Certificate of Airworthiness for
carriage of Flight Manual.
30. Sub-rule (3) of rule 52 To approve modification in respect of an aircraft,
aircraft component or item of equipment and to
specify evidence for the same.
31. Sub-rule (3) of rule 52 To approve repair schemes in respect of an aircraft,
aircraft component or item of equipment and to
specify evidence for the same.
32. Sub-rule 5(a) & 5(b) of rule 52 To specify manner of certification required after
major damage or major defect has been rectified
33. Sub-rule (6) & (7) of rule 52 To specify form, manner or distribution and
preservation of the Certificate issued after an
aircraft, component or item of equipment has been
modified or repaired and to specify or approve
instructions for the purpose.
34. Sub-rule (1) of rule 53 To specify persons, licensed/approved/ authorised,
responsible for inspection and certification.
35. Sub-rule (3) of rule 53 To exempt person or class of persons from the
proviso to Rule 53 either wholly or partly.
36. Rule 53A To specify form & manner, distribution and
preservation of the copies of Certificates required
to be issued for manufacture and distribution of
aircraft, aircraft components and item of
equipment or any other material used or intended
to be used in an aircraft.
37. Sub-rule (2) Clause (a) of To suspend a Certificate of Airworthiness.
rule 55
38. Sub-rule (2) Clause (a) of rule To cancel Certificate of Airworthiness.
55
39. Sub-rule (2) Clause (b) of To specify that an aircraft, aircraft component or
rule 55 item of equipment should undergo modification,
repair, replacement, overhaul, inspection including
Flight Tests under supervision of an approved
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remaining in force.
40. Sub-rule (4) Clause (a) of To permit ferry flights without passenger of an
rule 55 aircraft when Certificate of Airworthiness is
suspended or deemed to be suspended.
41. Sub-rule (4) Clause (b) of To authorise flights for the purpose of experiment
rule 55 or tests.
42. Sub-rule (4) Clause (c) of To authorise flights where safety or succor of
rule 55 persons or aircraft is involved
43. Sub-rule (4) Clause (d) of To authorise flights for special purposes.
rule 55
44. Sub-rule (5) of rule 55 To exempt Aircraft from operation of rule 55.
45. Sub-rule (a) rule 56 To recognize the requirements of contracting states
for the purpose of
requirements of Rule 56.
46. Sub-rule (b) rule 56 To recognize the qualification of person of Non-
contracting states for certification of required
under rule 56.
47. Sub-rule (1) & (2) of rule 57 To specify and approve the installation of
instrument and equipment of any other special
equipment for an aircraft including radio apparatus.
48. Sub-rule (1) & (2) of rule 58 To specify maximum permissible weight,
corresponding centre of gravity limits condition for
weighting of aircraft and display of winter schedule,
load and loadsheets.
49. Proviso to rule 58 To exempt an aircraft form the operation of rule 58.
50. Sub-rule (1) of rule 59 To specify manner of reporting major defect or
major damage
51. Sub-rule (2) of rule 59 To require delivery of defective aircraft components
or parts to any person or organisation.
52. Sub-rule (1) of rule 59A To prohibit from flight any foreign aircraft which
sustains any major damage or in which any major
defect found
53. Sub-rule (4) of rule 59A To permit flights of any foreign aircraft which has
suffered major damage and to impose conditions
therefore.
54. Sub-rule (2)(a) and (2)(b) of To specify conditions and standards for
rule 60 maintenance for any aircraft company or item of
equipment.
55. Sub-rule (3) & (4) of rule 60 To specify maintenance requirements, personnel
for certifying maintenance and contents, form,
period of validity and disposition, preservation of
the Certificate required under rule 60.
56. Sub-rule (5) of rule 60 To approve deficiency list in respect of an aircraft or
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57. Proviso to rule 60 To exempt an aircraft from the operation of rule 60.
LOG BOOKS
58. Sub-rule (2) of rule 67 To require technical log or flight log to be provided
in respect of an aircraft and to specify its methods
of maintenance.
59. Sub-rule (3) of rule 67 To specify type of log books, their contents and
entries and manner of certification of log books and
their period of preservation.
AERODROMES
60. Rule 78A To permit entry into Government aerodromes
REGULATORY PROVISIONS
61. Rule 133A To issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) and
Aeronautical Information Publication.
62. Rule 133A To issue notices to Aircraft owners and
Maintenance engineers.
63. Rule 133A To issue Civil Aviation Requirements
64. Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To approve an organisation to operate under the
system of approval
65. Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To approve persons to operate under the system of
approval.
66. Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To require organisation/person to work under the
system of approval and to specify requirements for
the purpose.
67. Sub-rule (4)(a), (4)(b) & To specify contents and term of manuals and
(4)(c) require its approval.
of rule 133B
68. Sub-rule (5) of rule 133B To specify the distribution pattern of any of the
manuals required under rule 133B

69. Sub-rule (8) of rule 133B To specify the type of records an organisation shall
maintain and the manner of preserving the same.
70. Sub-rule (8) of rule 133B To require production of records, reports, logs,
drawings for inspection and check.
71. Sub-rule (10) of rule 133B To cancel suspend or endorse or take any other
action under the rules on any approval or
authorization granted to an individual or to an
organisation.
72. Note 4(3) under rule 133C To refund such portion of the fees paid as may
represent the cost of any inspection, examination,
test not carried out.
73. Rule 140 To specify requirements concerning engineering/
inspection manual.
74. Rule 140 To specify requirements concerning air routes.
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76. Sub-rule (1) and (2) of rule To specify maintenance standards for private
155 aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment
and to specify period of preservation of records.
77. Sub-rule (2) of rule 155A To grant approval or require scheduled, non-
scheduled aerial work operators and flying clubs to
operate under approved maintenance system
78. Clause (a) of sub-rule (3) of To specify contents and form of Manuals required
rule 155A under rule 155A.
79. Clause (b) & (c) of sub-rule To approve complete or parts of any of the manuals
(3) of rule 155A and its revisions as required under rule 155A.
80. Sub-rule (4) of rule 155A To direct distribution of any of the manual required
under rule 155A.
81. Sub-rule (7) of rule 155A To specify type of records an operator shall
maintain.
82. Sub-rule (7) of rule 155A To require production of records, for inspection and
check and to specify the period for which the
records shall be kept.
83. Sub-rule (9) of rule 155A To cancel, suspend or endorse or take any other
action under these rules on any approval or
authorization granted to an individual or an
operator.
(a) Amended vide S.O.1095 dated 25th May, 1998.
(b) Inserted vide S.O.366 dated 20th January, 2003.

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The Gazette of India
EXTRAORDINARY
Part II – Section – Sub-section (ii)
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
[NO.504] NEW DELHI, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1994

MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION AND TOURISM
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 4th October, 1994

S.O. 727 (E) – In pursuance of sub-rule (1) of rule 3A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, and in
supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Tourism & Civil
Aviation No.S.O.No.3563, dated the 29th September, 1976 except as respects things done or
omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Government hereby authorizes
the officers specified in column (1) of the First Schedule annexed hereto to exercise such of
the powers (more specifically described in the second schedule annexed hereto) as are
specified in the corresponding entries in column (2) of the said First Schedule.
THE FIRST SCHEDULE

Designation of the officer Powers in the Second Schedule to be
exercised
Director General of Civil Aviation All
Joint Director General of Civil Aviation All
(except Joint Director General of Civil
Aviation, Research & Development)
Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation 1 to 5, 7 to 15, 17 to 22, 24 to 44, 46 to
(except Deputy Director General of Civil 61, 64(a) to 92.
Aviation, Research & Development)
Chief Flight Operations Inspector 91(c)
Director of Regulations and Information 1, 2, 13, 82.
Deputy Director of Training and Licensing 10, 50, 51, 54, 55(a), 65, 76, 91.
(Headquarters)
Deputy Director of Flight Crew 10, 50, 51, 54, 55(a), 65, 76, 91
Standards

Assistant Director of Training and Licensing 10, 51, 53, 54

Director of Flying Training 50 to 53 (in respect of Assistant Flight
Instructor and Flight Instructor Rating
only)

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Deputy Director of Training and Licensing 10, 51, 52, 54.
(Region)

Director of Air Safety 2, 5, 10.

Deputy Director of Air Safety 2, 10.

Assistant Director of Air Safety 2, 10.

Senior Air Safety Officer 2, 10.

Regional Controller of Air Safety 2, 10.

Air Safety Officer 2, 10.

Joint Director General of Civil Aviation 27, 29, 31, 33, 70, 71
(Research & Development)

Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation 27, 29, 31, 33, 70, 71
(Research & Development)

Director of Research & Development 29, 31, 33, 70, 71.
Deputy Director of Research & 33
Development
Director of Airworthiness (Headquarters) 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17 to 22, 24, 25, 28,
30, 32, 34 to 44, 46 to 48, 49(b), 57 to 60,
65, 70, 71, 75, 76.
Deputy Director of Airworthiness 9, 10, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28, 32, 34 to 44, 46 to
48, 49(b), 54, 57 to 59, 65, 70, 71, 75, 76.
Senior Airworthiness Officer 9, 10, 19, 20, 24, 28, 34, 40, 43, 44, 58,
(Headquarters) 59
Director of Airworthiness (Region) 2, 9, 10, 12, 19, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36,
40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 54, 58 to 60, 70, 71,
75, 76.
Controller of Airworthiness 2, 9, 10, 19, 24, 28, 32, 34, 36, 40, 43,
44, 47, 54, 58, 59, 70, 71, 75, 76.
Senior Airworthiness Officer (In charge of 2, 9, 10, 19, 24, 28, 32, 34, 40, 43, 44,
Airworthiness Office) 54, 58, 59.
Senior Airworthiness Officer (Region) 2, 9, 10, 19, 24, 28, 32, 34, 43, 44, 58,
59.
Airworthiness Officer (In charge of 2, 9, 10, 28, 32, 34, 43, 58
Airworthiness Office
Airworthiness Officer (Region) 2, 9, 10, 28, 32, 34.
Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) 2,11, 82.
Additional Commissioner of Security (Civil 2,11, 82.

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Aviation)
Deputy Commissioner of Security (Civil 2,11, 82.
Aviation)
Assistant Commissioner of Security (Civil 2, 82(a)
Aviation)
Police Officer of the rank of Assistant 2, 82
Commissioner of Police and above posted
at any airport in the Civil Aviation Security
set-up.

(a) Amended vide S.O. 2901 dated 03-11-1997
(b) Amended vide S.O. 1873 dated 29-05-2000
(c) Inserted vide S.O. 365 dated 20-01-2003
(d) Amended vide S.O. 365 dated 20-01-2003

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SECOND SCHEDULE

Sl.No. Rule by which power Nature of Power
conferred
GENERAL
1. Clause (c) of Sub-rule To permit carriage of arms, ammunition and other
(2) of Rule 8 dangerous goods by air.
2. Sub-rule (6) of rule 8 To cause the goods in question to be placed under
custody pending detailed examination of the nature of the
goods or pending a decision regarding the action, if any, to
be taken in the matter.
3. Proviso to rule 15 To exempt aircraft from the conditions to be complied
with by aircraft in flight.
4. Clause (a) of Sub-rule To suspend any certificate, rating, licence, authorization or
(3) of rule 19 approval or any or all the privileges of any certificate,
rating, licence, authorization or approval for any specified
period.
5. Clause (b) of sub-rule To suspend any certificate, rating, licence, authorization or
(3) of rule 19 approval during the investigation of any matter.
6. Clause (c) of sub-rule To cancel any certificate, rating, licence, authorization or
(3) of rule 19 approval.
7. Clause (d) of sub-rule To endorse any adverse remarks on any certificate, rating,
(3) of rule 19 licence, authorization or approval.
8. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To cancel or vary any particulars in any licence,
authorization, approval, certificate or journey log book.
9. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To vary any particulars in any authorization, approval
certificate of airworthiness, certificate of registration or
journey log book.
10. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of any licence, authorization,
approval, certificate or other document granted or issued
under the rules.
11. Rule 24B To permit carriage of prisoners on aircraft.
12. Sub-rule (2) of rule 25 To permit smoking in aircraft.
13. Rule 26 To permit parachute descents and dropping of articles
from aircraft.
14. Clause (b) of proviso to To permit persons to be carried on or in any part of
rule 27 aircraft or any thing attached thereto.
REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT
15. Proviso to rule 5 To permit a person to fly or assist in flying an unregistered
aircraft and/or without its nationality and registration
marks and to specify any conditions and limitations for the
purpose.
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17. Sub-rule (1) of rule 19 To suspend certificate of registration.
18. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To cancel or vary any particulars in certificates of
registration.
19. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require surrender of certificates of registration
20. Sub-rule (1) of rule 30 To register and grant certificates of registration.
and rule 32
21. Sub-rule (4) of rule 30 To decline to accept an application for registration.
22. Sub-rule (5) of rule 3 To decline to register aircraft.
23. Sub-rule (6) of rule 30 To cancel registration of aircraft.
24. Sub-rule (1) (a) of rule To require particulars relating to aircraft and its ownership
31
25. Sub-rule (1) (b) of rule 31 To refund fees if the application is not granted.
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26. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To cancel, suspend or vary the conditions attached to any
certificate relating to airworthiness of aircraft, aircraft
component or item of equipment.
27. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To cancel, suspend or vary the conditions attached to the
Type Certificate of an aircraft, aircraft component or item
of equipment.
28. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To suspend any certificate relating to airworthiness of
aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment.
29. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To suspend the Type Certificate of an aircraft, aircraft
component or item of equipment.
30. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To vary the conditions attached to any certificate relating
to airworthiness of aircraft, aircraft component or item of
equipment.
31. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To vary the conditions attached to the Type certificate of
an aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment.
32. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Certificate of Airworthiness or
any document relating thereto.
33. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Type Certificate or any
document relating thereto.
34. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Aircraft Maintenance
Engineer’s licence, authorization/ approval.
35. Sub-rule (1) of rule 61 To grant Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s
licence/authorization/approval
36. Sub-rule (1) of rule 61 To grant approval/authorization.
37. First proviso to sub-rule To grant exemption from general papers to students of
(2) of rule 61 Engineering Institutions
38. Second proviso to To grant relaxation in minimum experience requirement
subrule for persons appearing for licence on gliders.
(2) of rule 61
39. Third proviso to sub- To grant relaxation of the experience requirements of
rule (2) of rule 61 Training Institutes.

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40. Sub-rule (6), (7) and (8) To grant authorizations, approvals and Certificates of
of rule 61 Competency.
41. First proviso to sub- To grant exemption from the tests for grant of or
rule(9) of rule 61 extension to an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence to
any person from Indian Air Force, Air operational Wing of
Indian Army or Indian Navy(b).
42. Second proviso to To grant exemption from tests for grant of or extension to
subrule (9) of rule 61 an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence to any person
who holds a licence granted by a competent authority of a
Contracting State.
43. Sub-rule (11) of rule 61 To renew Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence.
44. Sub-rule (13) of rule 61 To vary entries in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence.
45. Sub-rule (14) of rule 61 To cancel Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence
46. Sub-rule (14) of rule 61 To suspend Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence.
47. Sub-rule (14) of rule 61 To endorse Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence.
48. Sub-rule (15) of rule 61 To withhold grant or renewal of Aircraft Maintenance
Engineer’s licence.
48A. Rule 61A To validate foreign licences of Aircraft Maintenance
Engineers.
49. Sub-rule (2) of rule 62 To refund such portion of the fees paid as represents the
cost of any examination or inspection not carried out or
any licence or certificate not issued.
PERSONNEL OF AIRCRAFT
50. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) To grant, to renew, to withhold the grant and renewal,
of rule 19 and to require surrender of the following licences:-
1. Student Pilot’s Licence
2. Private Pilot’s Licence
3. Commercial Pilot’s Licence
4. Instrument Rating
5. Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating
6. Glider Pilot’s Licence
7. Student Flight Navigator’s Licence(c)
8. Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s
Licence
9. Flight Radio Operator’s Licence
10.Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence (Restricted).
51. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) To renew, to withhold the renewal, and to require
of rule 19 surrender of the following licences:-
1. Student Pilot’s Licence
2. Private Pilot’s Licence
3. Commercial Pilot’s Licence
4. Instrument Rating
5. Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating
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7. Student Flight Navigator’s Licence(c)
8. Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence
9. Flight Radio Operator’s Licence
10.Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence (Restricted).
52. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) To grant, to renew, to withhold the grant and renewal,
of rule 19 and to require surrender of the following licences/
ratings:-
1. Senior Commercial Pilot’s Licence
2. Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
3. Flight Instructor’s Rating
4. Flight Navigator’s Licence
53. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) To renew, to withhold the renewal, and to require
of rule 19 surrender of the following licences/ratings:-
1. Senior Commercial Pilot’s Licence
2. Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
3. Flight Instructor’s Rating
4. Flight Navigator’s Licence
54. Rule 38 To renew licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s and
Flight Engineer’s Licence) and ratings of aircraft personnel.
55. Rule 38 To vary licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s and
Flight Engineer’s Licences) and ratings, in respect of
aircraft with A.U.W. not exceeding 5,700 kgs.
56. Rule 38 To vary licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s Licence)
and ratings, in respect of aircraft with A.U.W. exceeding
5,700 kgs.
57. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) To grant, to withhold the grant and renewal of and to
of rule 19 require the surrender of :-
1. Student Flight Engineer’s Licence.
2. Flight Engineer’s Licence.
58. Rule 38 To renew Student Flight Engineer’s and Flight Engineer’s
Licences.
59. Rule 38 and sub-rule (3) To vary, to endorse any adverse remarks on and to cancel
and (4) of rule 19 or vary particulars in:-
1. Student Flight Engineer’s Licence; and
2. Flight Engineer’s Licence.
60. Sub-rule (3) of rule 38B To specify approved course for cabin attendants.
61. Sub-rule (1) of rule 39A To disqualify a person for a specified period from holding
or obtaining licence, rating or aircraft rating(c)
62. Sub-rule (2) of rule 39A To debar a person permanently or temporarily from
holding any licence or rating(c).
63. First proviso to rule 41 To exempt certain (a) personnel of the Indian Air Force,
Air Operational Wing of Indian Army or Indian Navy from
flying tests and medical or other technical examinations
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Pilot’s Licence(a).
64. Rule 45 To validate foreign licences.
65. Sub-rule (5) of rule 48 To order refund of proportionate part of fees.
66. Sub-rule (3) and (4) of (a) To suspend the following licences/ratings and any or all
rule 19 of the privileges thereof for a specified period or during
the investigation of any matter;
(b) To cancel the following licences/ratings;
(c) To endorse any adverse remarks thereon; and
(d) To cancel or vary particulars therein:-
1. Student Pilot’s Licence
2. Private Pilot’s Licence
3. Commercial Pilot’s Licence
4. Instrument Rating
5. Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating
6. Glider Pilot’s Licence
7. Student Flight Navigator’s Licence
8. Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s
Licence
9. Flight Radio Operator’s Licence
10.Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s (Restricted).
67. Sub-rule (3) and (4) of (a) To suspend the following licences and any or all of the
rule 19 privileges thereof for a specified period or during the
investigation of any matter;
(b) To cancel the following licences;
(c) To endorse any adverse remarks thereon;
and
(d) To cancel or vary particulars therein:-
1. Senior Commercial Pilot’s Licence
2. Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence
3. Flight Instructor’s Rating
4. Flight Navigator’s Licence
68. Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 To suspend or cancel Student Flight Engineer’s Licence.
69. Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 To suspend or cancel Flight Engineer’s Licence.
RADIO TELEGRAPHY APPARATUS
70. Rule 63 To approve the type of radio telegraph apparatus for use
in aircraft.
71. Rule 63 To approve the installation, bonding and screening of
radio telegraph apparatus in aircraft.
AIR ROUTE BEACONS, AERODROME LIGHTS AND FALSE LIGHTS
72. Sub-rule (1) of rule 65 To approve the establishment and maintenance of, or
alteration in the character of the light exhibited from air
route beacons or aerodrome lights and prescribe
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73. Sub-rule (1) of rule 66 To serve a notice on the owner or person in possession of
the place where a light is exhibited or upon the person
having charge of the light for extinguishing or effectually
screening such a light and for preventing for the future
exhibition of any similar light.
74. Sub-rule (4) of rule 66 To enter upon the place where the light is and forthwith
extinguish the same.
LOG BOOKS
75. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To cancel or vary any particulars in any journey log book.
76. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To vary any particulars in any journey log book.
AERODROMES
77. Rule 78 To determine the extent and the condition subject to
which Government aerodromes may be opened to public
use.
78. Rule 80 To licence aerodromes.
79. Sub-rule (2a) of rule 82 To determine the charges for space in or outside a hangar
at a Government Civil Aerodrome, leased out to any
person for housing and parking of aircraft or for other
purposes and to enter into agreement with a person
regarding the terms and conditions of such lease.
80. Sub-rule (3) of rule 82 To approve tariff of charges for landing and housing at
licenced public aerodromes (where such approval may be
necessary) other than Government aerodromes.
81. Sub-rule (2) and (3) of To approve alterations to the landing areas, building or
rule 86 other structures or to withhold such approval.
82. Rule 81-A To permit entry into movement area.
83. Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 To cancel aerodrome licences.
Sub-rule (4) of rule 86
84. Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 To suspend aerodrome licences.
85. Sub-rule (5) of rule 86 To approve that the aerodrome has been maintained by
the licensee in a fit state for use by aircraft and marked
adequately.
86. Proviso to rule 87 To require the inspection of an aerodrome before the
grant or renewal of a licence.
AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES
87. Sub-rule (1) of rule 134 To permit operation of scheduled services by private
operators.
88. Sub-rule (2) of rule 134 To permit any air transport undertaking of which the
principal place of business is in any country outside India
to operate an air transport service.
89. Sub-rule (3) of rule 134 To permit operation of non-scheduled air transport
services.
RULES OF THE AIR
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General Rules, than 600 metres (2000 feet above the ground).
Paragraph 3.1.2.2
subparagraph(iv)
91. Schedule IV Section 3 – To prescribe the requirements regarding the towing of an
General Rules, object by an aircraft.
Paragraph 3.2.3 Towing
objects
92. Schedule-IV Appendix-A To prescribe the requirements regarding the lighting of
Paragraph 5.2.2 the landing area, the approach to the landing area and the
boundary of landing area.
(a) Inserted vide S.O. 2555 dated 12-12-1998
(b) Amended vide S.O.2901 dated 03-11-1997
(c) Inserted vide S.O. 1873 dated 29-05-2002

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APPENDIX – IV A
INSPECTION UNDER AIRCRAFT RULE 156
Rule 156. Inspection
(1) Any person, authorized by the Director-General by general or special order in writing in
this behalf, may-
(a) at all reasonable times enter any place to which access is necessary for the purpose
of exercising his powers or carrying out his duties under these rules;
(b) at all times during working hours enter that portion of any organization, factory or
place in which aircraft, aircraft components, items of equipment, materials are being
designed, manufactured, overhauled, repaired, modified, assembled, tested, stored,
and inspect any such organization, factory or place, aircraft, aircraft component and
item of equipment and drawings relating thereto;
(c) at any time inspect any aircraft including a private aircraft which is required by these
rules to be certified as airworthy or in respect of which as certificate of airworthiness
is in force or has been suspended or deemed to be suspended;
(d) enter, inspect and search any aircraft for the purpose of securing compliance with
any of these rules or the provisions of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934).
(2) Any person authorized by the Director-General to inspect under sub-rule (1) shall
advise the owner or operator of the aircraft and the organisation in the method of
inspection, manufacture and maintenance of aircraft.

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APPENDIX IV B

POWER TO DETAIN AIRCRAFT
(Section 8 of the Aircraft Act, 1934)

Power to detain aircraft.
(1) Any authority authorized in this behalf by the Central Government may detain
any aircraft, if in the opinion of such authority-
(a) having regard to the nature of an intended flight, the flight of such aircraft
would involve danger to persons in the aircraft or to any other persons or
property, or
(b) such detention is necessary to secure compliance with any of the
provisions of this Act or the rules applicable to such aircraft; or such detention
is necessary to prevent a contravention of any rule made under clause (h) or
clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 5 or to implement any order made by
any Court.
(2) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette make
rules regulating all maters incidental or subsidiary to the exercise of this
power.

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APPENDIX - IV C
AUTHORISATION OF POWER UNDER CLAUSES (B) & (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPPOSITE OF SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT
NEW DELHI - 110 003
No. 9/38/77-IR
Dated New Delhi, the 9th September, 1992

ORDER
In exercise of the powers vested in the undersigned under rule 156 of the Aircraft Rules,
1937, and in supersession of earlier Order No. 8-54/57-AI(II) dated 15th September, 1976, I
hereby authorize the following officers to exercise the powers mentioned in clauses (b) and
(c) of the said rule:-
1. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation;
2. Director of Airworthiness;
3. Deputy Director/ Controller of Airworthiness;
4. Senior Airworthiness Officer; and
5. Airworthiness Officer.
This order comes into force with immediate effect and shall remain valid till revoked.

Sd/-
(M.R.Sivaraman)
Director General of Civil Aviation

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APPENDIX IV D

AUTHORISATION OF POWER UNDER CLAUSES (B) & (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI - 110 003

F.No.9/38/77-IR. Dated New Delhi, the 9th July, 1993.
ORDER
In exercise of the powers vested in the undersigned under rule 156 of the Aircraft Rules,
1937 and in supersession of earlier Order No. 9/38/77 - IR dated the 9th September, 1992, I
hereby authorize the following Officers to exercise the powers mentioned in clauses (a) and
(d) of the said rule:-
1. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation;
2. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation;
3. Director/Deputy Director of Training and Licensing;
4. Director of Flying Training;
5. Director/ Deputy Director of Regulation and Information;
6. Deputy Director of Air Transport;
7. Director/ Deputy Director of Air Safety;
8. Regional Director of Air Safety;
9. Regional Controller of Air Safety;
10. Assistant Director of Air Safety;
11. Senior Air Safety Officer
12. Air Safety Officer
13. Director/Deputy Director of Airworthiness
14. Controller Of Airworthiness
15. Senior Airworthiness Officer
16. Airworthiness Officer
17. Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation)
18. Additional Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation)
19. Deputy Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation)
20. Assistant Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation)
21. Controller of Explosives, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
22. Security Officer, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
23. Officer -in-Charge and members of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Bureau of Civil
Aviation Security
24. Officer -in-Charge and Sniffer Dogs with handlers representing Bureau of Civil Aviation
Security; and
25. Flight Operations Inspector/Inspector of Flying/Deputy Director Flight Crew Standards
(Only in respect of powers mentioned in clause (d) of sub rule (1) of Rule156).

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This order comes into force with immediate effect and shall remain valid till revoked
.
Sd/-
(H.S.KHOLA )
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION

APPENDIX - IV E
POWER OF DELEGATION
A.I.C.
Telephone No. : 4622495, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Extn. 500 S.No. 06/1994
Telegraphic Address: AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE
Aeronautical : VIDDYAYG DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
Commercial : AIRCIVIL OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT 10th May 1994
NEW DELHI NEW DELHI - 110 003
Telex:31-74127 DGCA IN
Fax: 011-4629221
F.No. 3/11/93-AIS
Government of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation Notification No. 754 dated 28th
February, 1994 published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) dated 19th
March, 1994 is reproduced below for information, guidance and record.
Sd/-
( H.S.KHOLA )
Director General of Civil Aviation
____________________________________________________________________
F.No. 9/38/77-IR.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION & TOURISM
(DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION)
Dated : 28.02.1994
N O T I F I C A T I O N
S.O.754. In pursuance of sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934) and in supersession
of the notification of the Government of India in the then Ministry of Transport and Aviation (Department of
nd
Aviation) number S.O.2305, dated the 22 July, 1966, except as respects thing done or omitted to be done
before such supersession, the Central Government hereby authorises the officers specified below for the
purpose of the said sub-section, namely:-
1. Director General of Civil Aviation.
2. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation.
3. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation.
4. Director of Airworthiness.
5. Deputy Director of Airworthiness.

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6. Controller of Airworthiness.
7. Senior Airworthiness officer.
8. Director of Air Safety.
9. Deputy Director of Air Safety.
10. Regional Controller of Air Safety.
11. Assistant Director of Air Safety.
12. Senior Air Safety Officer.
13. Director of Regulations and Information.
14. Deputy Director of Air Transport.
15. Director of Training and Licensing.
(F. No. AV.11012/6/92-A)
(M. Bhattacharjee)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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APPENDIX V

TERMS OF REFERENCES ( RECRUITMENT RULES)

Designation: Airworthiness Officer (Group A Gazetted)
Scale: PB-3 Rs 15600-39100 + 5400
Qualifications & Experience:
Essential:
(A) (i) Bachelor degree with Physics or Mathematics as one of the main subjects from
recognized university or equivalent and

(ii) 3 Years experience in the field of aircraft maintenance (engineering)

OR
(B) (i) Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Aeronautical Engineering from a
recognized University or equivalent.

Desirable: AME License in any of the categories

Duties & Responsibilities
a. Reviewing applications for certificate of registration, certificate of airworthiness, permit
to fly and amendments, renewals of such certificates;

b. Inspection of aircraft for issue, renewal, validation and cancellation of certificates of
airworthiness/permit to fly and the subsequent execution of such documents as
appropriate;

c. Reviewing applications of aircraft maintenance personnel for issue, renewal, validation
and extension of licenses;

d. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance and flight crew licensing examinations;

e. Periodic review of the airworthiness conditions and records of aircraft to assess the
adequacy of their maintenance and to assess the competence and diligence of the
persons who perform the maintenance;

f. Investigation of major defects in aircraft and determination of corrective actions to be
taken where airworthiness may be affected;

g. Inspections on the aircraft undergoing routine maintenance, in order to assess the
standard of work and adherence to maintenance procedures;

h. Review of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness
authorities w.r.t aircraft, engines, propellers to determine applicability to the national

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aircraft; monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued
by the headquarters;

i. Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of
approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft;

j. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods, shippers and related organizations;

k. Surveillance of approved organizations;

l. Framing and amendment of regulatory requirements from time to time concerning all
matters of airworthiness within the scope of the functions and responsibilities of the
Airworthiness Directorate;

m. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to
airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary.

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Designation: Senior Airworthiness Officers (Group A Gazetted)

Scale: PB-3 Rs 15600-39100 + 6600
Qualifications & Experience:
Essential:
(A) (i) Bachelor degree with Physics or Mathematics as one of the main subjects from
recognized university or equivalent and
(ii) 7 Yrs in the field of aircraft maintenance (engineering)
OR
(B) (i) Degree in Mechanical, Electrical/Mechanical/Electronics/ Aeronautical Engineering
from a recognized university or equivalent and

(ii) Five years experience in the field of air frame aircraft structure, systems, or engines/
power plants/ electrical/ avionics in the reputed manufacturing / overhauling/
maintenance establishments.

OR
(C) Airworthiness officer with five years regular service in the grade

Duties & Responsibilities
a. Reviewing applications for certificate of registration, certificate of airworthiness, permit
to fly and amendments, renewals of such certificates;

b. Inspection of aircraft for issue, renewal, validation and cancellation of certificates of
airworthiness/permit to fly and the subsequent execution of such documents as
appropriate;

c. Reviewing applications from aircraft maintenance personnel for issue, renewal,
validation and extension of licenses. Grant of authorizations, approvals and certificate of
competency to aircraft personnel.

d. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance licensing examinations and other examinations;

e. Periodic review of the airworthiness conditions and records of aircraft to assess the
adequacy of their maintenance and to assess the competence and diligence of the
persons who perform the maintenance;

f. Investigation of major defects in aircraft and determination of corrective actions where
airworthiness may be affected. Inspections on the aircraft undergoing routine
maintenance, in order to assess the standard of work and adherence to maintenance
procedures;

g. Review of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness
authorities w.r.t aircraft, engines, propellers to determine applicability to the national
aircraft; monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued
by the headquarters;

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h. Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of
approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft;

i. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods, shippers and related organizations;
j. Surveillance approved organizations

k. Framing and amendment of regulatory requirements from time to time concerning all
matters of airworthiness within the scope of the functions and responsibilities of the
Airworthiness Directorate;

l. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to
airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary.

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Designation: Dy. Director of Airworthiness/Controller of Airworthiness
(Group A Gazetted)
Scale: PB-3 Rs 15600-39100 + 7600
Qualifications & Experience:
Essential:
Senior airworthiness officer with five years regular service in the grade

Duties & Responsibilities
a. Issue of certificate of registration, certificate of airworthiness, permit to fly and
amendments, renewals of such certificates;

b. Inspection of aircraft for issue, renewal, validation and cancellation of certificates of
airworthiness/permit to fly and the subsequent execution of such documents as
appropriate;

c. Issue, endorse, renewal, validation and extension of licenses of aircraft maintenance
personnel and grant of authorizations, approvals and certificate of competency to
aircraft personnel.

d. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance and flight crew licensing examinations and other
examinations;

e. Periodic review of the airworthiness conditions and records of aircraft to assess the
adequacy of their maintenance and to assess the competence and diligence of the
persons who perform the maintenance;

f. Investigation of major defects in aircraft and determination of corrective action to be
taken where airworthiness may be affected. Inspections on the aircraft undergoing
routine maintenance, in order to assess the standard of work and adherence to
maintenance procedures;

g. Review of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness
authorities w.r.t aircraft, engines, propellers to determine applicability to the national
aircraft; monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued
by the headquarters;

h. Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of
approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft;

i. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods, shippers and related organizations;

j. Framing and amendment of regulatory requirements from time to time concerning all
matters of airworthiness within the scope of the functions and responsibilities of the
Airworthiness Directorate;
k. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to
airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary; and

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Designation: Director of Airworthiness (Group A Gazetted)
Scale: PB-4 Rs 37400-67000 + 8700
Qualifications & Experience:
Essential:
Dy. Director of Airworthiness/Controller of Airworthiness with five years regular service in
the grade

Duties & Responsibilities
a. Issue of certificate of registration, certificate of airworthiness, permit to fly and
amendments, renewals of such certificates;

b. Issue, endorse, renewal, validation and extension of licenses of aircraft maintenance
personnel and grant of authorizations, approvals and certificate of competency to
aircraft personnel, validation of foreign maintenance licenses. Supervision of the aircraft
maintenance licensing examinations and other examinations;

c. Periodic review of the airworthiness conditions and records of aircraft to assess the
adequacy of their maintenance and to assess the competence and diligence of the
persons who perform the maintenance;

d. Investigation of major defects discovered in aircraft and determination of corrective
action to be taken where airworthiness may be affected. Inspections on the aircraft
undergoing routine maintenance;

e. Issue of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness
authorities w.r.t aircraft, engines, propellers to determine applicability to the national
aircraft; monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued
by the headquarters;

f. Surveillance of the approved organizations for issue and renewal of certificates of
approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft, carrying out
routine surveillance check of the standard of work in the hangars, workshops and
associated facilities of approved organizations;

g. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods, shippers and related organizations;

h. Framing and amendment of regulatory requirements from time to time concerning all
matters of airworthiness within the scope of the functions and responsibilities of the
Airworthiness Directorate;

i. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to
airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary.

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CHAPTER 2
PERSONAL ETHICS, CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS

1. GENERAL

This section contains direction and guidance for Airworthiness Officers (AWOs)
pertaining to principles of ethics and conduct as this affect the performance of
duties. Although some scenarios are listed in this section, all circumstances that
an officer may encounter cannot possibly be covered. As officers are always in
the public eye, they are expected to exercise good judgment and professional
behavior at all times while on and off duty.

2. UNIQUE RESPONSIBILITIES OF AIRWORTHINESS OFFICERS

AWOs are exposed to a number of circumstances that are critical to their
positions which may not be pertinent to other directorates of DGCA. The officers
are faced in position of frequently interpreting and evaluating the quality of
training programs, operations and maintenance manuals, pilot and engineers
performance, and overall safety activities. It is imperative that all officers be
sensitive to the responsibilities and demands of their positions and be objective
and impartial while performing their duties. The officers must also be sensitive
to actual as well as perceived appearances of any conflict that could disrupt the
effectiveness or credibility of the officers and thereby of the Directorate of
Airworthiness office.

3. ON-THE- JOB ETHICS AND CONDUCT

The conduct of an AWO has a direct bearing on the proper and effective
accomplishment of official job functions and responsibilities. The officers are
required to approach their duties in a professional manner and to maintain that
attitude throughout their activities. Through their conduct, officers working in
direct contact with operators, and with the public, bear great responsibility in
the determination of public perception of the DGCA.

4. RULES OF CONDUCT

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All officers must observe the following rules of conduct:
4.1 Report for work on time and in a condition that will permit performance of
assigned duties;
4.2 Render full and industrious service in the performance of their duties;
4.3 Maintain a professional appearance, as appropriate, during duty hours;
4.4 Respond promptly to directions and instructions received from their supervisor;
4.5 Exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with co-workers, supervisors and members
of the public;
4.6 Obtain approval of all absences from duty;
4.7 Conserve and protect office property, equipment, and materials (Officers may
not use or permit others to use office equipment, property, or personnel for
other than official work);
4.8 When duties concern the expenditure of public funds, have knowledge of and
observe all applicable legal requirements and restrictions;
4.9 Safeguard classified information and unclassified information that should not be
given general circulation, shall not disclose or discuss any classified information
or "official use only" information unless specifically authorized to do so;
4.10 Observe the various laws, rules, regulations, and other authoritative instructions,
including all rules, signs, and instructions relating to personal safety;
4.11 Uphold with integrity the public trust involved in the position to which assigned;
4.12 Report known or suspected violations of law, regulations, or policy through
appropriate channels;
4.13 Not engage in private activities for personal gain or any other unauthorized
purpose while in government service;
4.14 Give any supervisor or official conducting an official investigation or inquiry all
information and testimony about all matters inquired of, arising under the law,
rules, and regulations of the Govt. of India.
4.15 Not use illicit drugs or abuse alcohol or other substances;
4.16 Not make irresponsible, false, or defamatory statements that may attack,
without foundation, the integrity of other individuals or organizations. Officers
are accountable for the statements they make and the views they express;
4.17 Officers must always keep in mind, no matter how trying the circumstances, that
they are visible representative of the Government. In their direct contact with a
dynamic highly organized and high profile industry it is crucial that the officer
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5. OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS

5.1 Business Interests. Officers should seek NOC before engaging in any airline or
other business activity for which the DGCA has oversight responsibility.
5.2 Conflict of Interest. Officers may hold employment or own businesses that do
not present a conflict of interest with their official job functions. Officers who
wish to participate in outside aviation activities (such as flight instruction,
commercial flying, or any other aviation-related activity) should seek prior
consent and approval from the Director General.
5.3 Public Speaking. Officers may not receive payment for speaking on issues that
deal with their official job functions.
5.4 Fund Raising. Officers may not participate in fund raising or soliciting donations
from any business or activity for which their office is assigned oversight
responsibility.
6. DRESS
6.1 Officers should be aware that their personal appearance affects their
professional image; therefore, they should adhere to the guidelines as given
below:
6.2 Officers while on visits to air operator facilities approved organizations and on
official functions should be formally dressed.
6.3 During training officer’s dress should be compatible with the air operator's
practice but should lean towards formality.
6.4 During in-flight inspection, the sight of a non-uniformed person moving in and
out of the flight deck can be disturbing to hijack-conscious passengers. Officers
should therefore maintain a low profile, dress conservatively, restrict
movements between cabin and flight decks and display the Authorization issued
by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
6.5 When performing duties at an airport, the Airport Entry Pass must be worn at all
times on the ramp and air-side of the terminal.

7. TYPES AND USE OF CREDENTIALS

7.1 Although the credentials contain the general authorization for the officers to
carry out their duties, the specified duties may only be performed after the
officer has been authorized/ deputed by his seniors. The two type of credentials
issued to an airworthiness officer are as follows:

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7.1.1 Authorization. It is a Photo Identity Card issued by the Director General which
identifies an officer as an “authorized Person” for the purposes of Rule 156 of
the Aircraft Rules 1937 and authorizes him to perform the duties as per the
exercise of powers under the rules.
7.1.2 Airport Entry Pass. It is a Photo Identity Card issued by the Bureau of Civil
Aviation Security which allows an officer free and uninterrupted access to
restricted areas at civil airports in the country while performing official duties to
the extent stated on the authorization as stated above. An officer must display
the pass on an outer garment to be permitted entry into airport secured areas,
and while working in these areas.
7.2 Lost or Stolen Credentials. If either one or both of these credentials are lost,
stolen, or damaged, the officer should report the occurrence immediately to the
concerned officers/ authorities
7.3 Eligibility Requirements.
Airworthiness Officers assigned to carry out inspections and audit are eligible to
receive the DGCA credential; however, the officers must have completed a ‘Basic
Airworthiness Officers’ course. To be eligible for the Airport credential, the
officers must possess DGCA credential; have fulfilled the requirements set forth
in this manual authorizing the conduct of ramp inspections; and have a job
function that requires the conduct of inspections.

8. ADMISSION TO THE FLIGHT DECK

8.1 The flight deck of an aircraft being a secure area, the Airworthiness Officer in
their normal course of duty have no right of access to the flight deck during a
flight and therefore an airworthiness officer shall enter the flight deck only after
obtaining the prior approval of the Pilot In Command. While maintaining the
status of his/her own position, the officer must recognize and support the Pilot-
in-Command's authority unless he/she is obviously about to violate a regulation.
Even in these conditions, the officer should at first appear to be acting in an
advisory capacity and only resort to the powers vested in him/her by the
government as a last resort.
8.2 If required, an officer on duty may travel in the flight deck for familiarization
purposes. Under normal circumstances he shall make every effort to reserve the
use of any observer seat through the operator’s flight dispatch or other
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8.3 While in the flight deck, the officer must avoid distracting the crew. The Officer is
a new person to talk to, and a new source of information. A flight deck
conversation can be valuable to the airworthiness officer as a source of
information and to establish a good relationship with the flight crew but it must
be carefully controlled so as to avoid distractions at critical times.
8.4 If an officer has reason to believe that an aircraft is in an unsafe condition, he/
she may detain the aircraft pursuant to Section 8 of the Aircraft Act, 1934
directing Air Traffic Services (ATS), where available, to deny take-off clearance
could be the best course of action. This would give the airworthiness officer
more time to co-ordinate other recourses. The Act and Power delegation is
placed at Annexure IVB and IVE of Part 1, Chapter 1.

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CHAPTER 3
TRAINING
1. GENERAL
1.1 To establish appropriate regulatory control over the operators in the most
effective and efficient manner, training of officers in various fields of advanced
aviation technology has become an important tool. Initial training of newly
recruited Airworthiness and Senior Airworthiness Officers who may not have Civil
Aviation background is considered essential, for effective discharge of their duties
and responsibilities vested in them. Equally important is the refresher training of
officers, already serving in the department, on various subjects and topics and
periodic training on selected special subjects.
1.2 This chapter details the training requirements for the airworthiness officers with
the intention to provide Basic, Refresher, Specialized, and Type training in the
field of aircraft manufacture, maintenance, and regulatory control. The purpose
of this chapter is to ensure that officers of Airworthiness Directorate are in tune
with the changes in technology, procedures, rules, regulations etc., by laying
down the procedures and curricula for training in order to enhance the level of
knowledge, standardize the training programme and to derive the maximum
benefit from the time and energy invested in imparting training.
1.3 The chapter deals with curriculum and syllabus of training for newly recruited
Senior Airworthiness officers and Airworthiness officers and refresher Training for
the serving officers.
1.4 The syllabus will be updated on ongoing basis to include topics so that the
knowledge of Airworthiness officers is continuously updated to keep abreast of
the latest developments taking place in the Aviation field.
1.5 All officers who join the Airworthiness Directorate are required to undergo Basic
training course. Thereafter, depending upon the academic qualifications and the
previous background of the officers, they will be categorized as specialists in
either Mechanical Stream comprising Airframe and Engine Systems or Avionics
Stream comprising Electrical, Instrument and Radio Systems
1.6 Subsequently, the officers will be subjected to Type training courses in the related
areas of specialization. Further, the officers will be subjected to OJT on specific
functions such as Certification procedures, conducting maintenance surveillance
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which the new officers are attached. The Head of Office will decide the formation
of groups consisting of SAWOs/ AWOs each headed by a Controller and allocation
of work to each group.
1.7 Notwithstanding the above, all the officers are advised to acquire knowledge in all
areas of aircraft maintenance, irrespective of their specialization and undergo
training as and when deputed by Hdqrs /Regional Offices.
2. TRAINING ADMINISTRATION
2.1 The training programme will be coordinated by the Director of Airworthiness
(Training).
2.2 The Heads of offices of various field offices will monitor and ensure that their
officers are trained on all topics included herein and relieve the officers for the
training courses whenever they are detailed for training.
2.3 Regional offices may organize training on some topics at their end using the
resources available in their respective regions. External help from the airlines and
various organizations such as oil companies, NDT firms, manufacturers etc. may
be sought for specialized training. Such training courses must be coordinated with
the Hqrs. to enable participation of officers from other field offices and Hqrs.
2.4 Headquarters shall nominate newly recruited officers to undergo training on
subjects listed in para 3. Such officers when nominated shall be relieved from the
respective offices to attend the course. There will be examination at the end of
each course. All officers attending the course shall attend this course without fail.
The minimum qualifying marks in such examination will be 70%.
2.5 Course completion certificate shall be given to officers completing the training
courses successfully. Regional / Sub-regional offices shall maintain a separate file
for each individual officers containing details of training undergone by the
concerned officer. The concerned officer shall submit a copy of such certificates
to the Head of office who in turn will ensure that the training details are
forwarded to Headquarters immediately for updating centralized training records.
2.6 For Type training within the country, the Director of Airworthiness of the region
controlling the training organization conducting the type course may nominate
officers working under his jurisdiction without the approval of Hdqrs. The officers
from outside the region will however be nominated by Headquarters. It shall be
the responsibility of the respective head of office to ensure that the nominated
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2.7 For Type training outside the country, Headquarters will nominate officer(s) to
undergo training either at manufactures facility or any other DGCA recognized
agency, as per the need and requirement.
3. TRAINING COURSES
3.1 The training courses are divided into the following categories.
A. Centralized Training Courses
 Initial Training Course
 Refresher Training Course
 Specialized Training Course
 Type Training Course
B. Field Training
 Periodic Training on special topics
 Discussions on surveillance and audit feedbacks
 Field trips.
3.2 Initial Training Course
Initial training is provided to newly recruited officers of Airworthiness Directorate,
at the level of Airworthiness Officers and Sr. Airworthiness Officers. The following
topics will be covered which have been divided into following modules, each of
approximately one week duration:

(i) Airworthiness Procedures Manual
(ii) Enforcement Manual
(iii) Air Law
(iv) Human Factors
(v) General Engineering
(vi) Basic Airframe & Systems
(vii) Basic Engines
(viii) Electrical systems
(ix) Instruments
(x) Radio Navigation and Communication
(xi) Computer application
(xii) Dangerous goods
(xiii) Airport Fire Fighting facilities
(xiv) Aviation fuel quality control
(xv) Bomb threat inspection

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3.2.1 Airworthiness Procedures Manual - MODULE 1
3.2.2 Enforcement Manual - MODULE 2
3.2.3 Air Regulations (Air Law)- MODULE 3
 Aircraft Act, and the Aircraft Rules, 1937. Civil Aviation Requirements,
Aeronautical Information Circular (relating to airworthiness, Advisory circulars
and AME Notices issued by DGCA.
 Regulations- ICAO Annexes, ICAO Documents, FARs, EASA regulations, BCARs,
FAA ACs, TSOs, NOTAMs, AIP, AICs.
 Privileges and responsibilities of the various categories of License and
approved persons.
 Mandatory documents like Certificate of Registration, Certificate of
Airworthiness, Flight Manual, and Export Certificate of Airworthiness.
 Various documents/certificates issued to establish airworthiness of Aircraft
parts.
 Various logbooks required to be maintained for Aircraft, Method of
maintaining the logbook. Procedure for making entries in logbooks; Journey
logbook, Technical logbook etc.
 Use of schedules, its certification, preservation. Stores: bonded and
Quarantine stores, storage of various aeronautical products including rubber
goods, variou8s fluids.
 Various terms such as Certificate of Flight Release, Certificate of Maintenance,
Approved Certificates.
 Conditions under which Aircraft is required to be test flown; Certificate to be
issued by AME for test flight. Circumstances under which C of A is suspended.
 Ferry Flight, MEL, CDL.
 Minimum equipments, instruments required for various types of operation.
 Modification, concessions, Airworthiness Directive, Service Bulletins.
 Approval of Organizations in various categories, Documents required to be
carried on board. Issue of Type Approval. Registration markings.
3.2.4 Aircraft General Engineering & Maintenance Practices - MODULE 4
 Procedure of jacking, leveling and mooring of aircraft.
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 Safety and fire precautions to be observed during maintenance, refueling and
defueling of aircraft.
 Colour coding, symbols or other markings to identify fluid systems pipelines,
rubber parts and other aircraft systems of aircraft.
 Various Aircraft manuals, ATA system of classification, inspection schedules
time limit.
 Workshop Practices.
 Material, parts and use of hand tools, simple machine tools and precision
measuring instruments.
 Identification, terminology, correct use and inspection of aircraft bolts, nuts,
rivets, screws and locking devices of British and American systems.
 The interpretation of engineering drawings including symbols.
 Various types of gears and bearings, their use and common defects.
 Various forms and threads used in British and American systems.
 Various types of threads, drills, tapes, reamers.
 Hardness testing machines and various types of hardness numbers.
 Various types of Aircraft cables and swaging procedures used.
 Aircraft Metallurgy
 Commonly used ferrous, nonferrous and composite materials, their
identification, properties, heat treatment processes, testing and their
application in aircraft industry.
 Various types of corrosion, its cause and protection.
 The hot oil and chalk, dye-penetrant and fluorescent and magnetic particle
techniques and the subsequent inspection of the parts.
 The X-ray, Ultrasonic and eddy current inspections.
 Arc welding gas welding, brazing and soldering.
 Avionics subjects Electrical, Instrument and Radio
 Electrical terminology and components used in AC/DC circuitry, Ohm’s law,
Kirchoff’s law and their application, Principle of Electromagnetic Induction and
their application. Various methods of voltage regulation. Principle of
operation of electrical test equipment.
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 Principle of operation of aircraft and engine instruments.
 Various types of diodes/triodes/transistors and their function.
 Conversion from decimal to binary system and vice-versa. Symbols used in
logic gates.
 Elementary computers, their applications.
 Identify the bands of frequency spectrum their use and propagation
characteristics.]
 Aircraft and Engine.
 The functions of the major aircraft components and types of propulsion
systems used in aircraft industry.
 The terms lift, drag, angle of attack, stall.
 Principle of four-stroke cycle and Brayton’s cycle as applied to piston engines
and jet engines.
3.2.5 Basic Airframe & Systems - MODULE 5
 Effect of various alloying elements used in steel, properties and their use.
 Heat treatment of steel and aluminum
 Surface hardening processes used on aircraft metals.
 Welding techniques such as gas welding, arc welding, electric welding etc.
 Identification and physical characteristics of commonly used composite
materials, plastic sealants and rubbers and their inspection and repair.
 Metal/fabric materials used in aircraft structure; the types of defects
associated with them; inspection for deterioration, and methods of
rectification and reprotection; procedures for testing the soundness of these
materials. Doping process.
 Various methods used for removal of corrosion from common aircraft metals
and methods employed to prevent corrosion.
 Types of wood and glue and their characteristics, general defects, tests,
inspection and repair.
 Cables, chains and sprockets.
 Use of hardness testing machines, various types of hardness no. and surfaces
finishes.
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 The characteristics of the subsonic airflow and the various terms used therein.
 The characteristics of the aero foils.
 Forces acting on the Aircraft during all phases of flight, Aircraft Stability and
Control.
 The effect of altitude, weight, changes of engine power on performance of the
aircraft.
 The characteristics of the subsonic, transonic airflow and the various terms
used therein.
 Characteristics of the aerofoil used for subsonic and transonic flights.
 Forces acting on the Aircraft during all phases of flight.
 Aircraft stability and Control.
 The effect of altitude, weight, changes of engine power on performance of the
aircraft.
 Various types of high lift and drag devices, their operation, vortex generators,
boundary layer fences etc.
 Sweepback wing: High incidence tail plane; aerodynamic loading; super stall;
load factors; aquaplaning; fly by wire concept.
Aircraft Structures
 General understanding of the various types of structures used in Aircraft
construction, Station Nos.
 Such terms as damage tolerance, aging ‘aircraft, SSID.
 Fail-safe and safe-life concept.
 Various types of methods used on tubular structure, semi-monocoque
fuselage, method of attachment of wing to the fuselage; permanent and semi-
permanent joints, their inspection and repair.
Aircraft Systems
Function, maintenance and inspection of the following:
 Structure and structural components constructed from metal, glass fiber,
glass reinforced plastic, vinyl, Perspex.
 Furnishing materials, points, surface finishes and associated materials.
 Elementary flying controls; hydraulics; pneumatics; landing gear; brakes; nose
wheel steering; ice and rain protection; fire detection and protection, warning
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wheels; tyres; brakes; antiskid. Function, maintenance and inspection of the
following:
 Structure and structural components constructed from metal, glass fiber,
glass reinforced plastic, vinyl, Perspex.
 Furnishing materials, paints, surface finishes and associated materials.
 Elementary flight controls including power operated / assisted fight controls;
hydraulics; pneumatics, landing gear; brakes; nose wheel steering; wheels;
tyres; antiskid; ice and rain protection; fire detection and protection, warning
and extinguishing; oxygen; air-conditioning and pressurization systems; life
saving equipment including inflatable slides, dinghies and rafts.
 Windows, doors and emergency exists.
Aircraft Instruments and Equipments

 The procedures of replacement and in-situ operational tests of all instruments
(except the engine related instruments) and equipments (except where the
use of special test instrument / equipment is required.
 Construction of various types of Direct Reading Compass, various related
terms used in electricity / magnetism, and compass swing precautions and
procedures.
Inspection of Aircraft
 Minor defects their reporting, investigation and methods of rectification and
repair of minor defects, rigging of aircraft, periodical inspection necessary to
check the serviceability of the Aircraft, preparation of a brief report with the
help of sketches if necessary in case of damage to the Aircraft. Symmetry
check, balancing of control surfaces; duplicate inspection.
 Various inspections such as heavy landing, lightening strike, overweight
landing, abnormal flight loads etc.; Familiarity of the structural manuals,
various types of repairs given by the manufacturer therein; incorporation of
alternate/equivalent materials; raising up of modifications, repair schemes to
the aircraft during overhaul.
 Terms related to aircraft weighing, preparation / precautions for weighting,
preparation of weight schedule, calculation of center of gravity.
 Minor defects and various methods of rectification and repair of minor
defects, rigging of aircraft, periodical inspection necessary to check the
serviceability of the Aircraft, inspection of the Aircraft after heavy landing,
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the help of sketches if necessary in case of damage to the Aircraft of terms
related to aircraft weighting, preparation/precaution and method of
weighting the aircraft.
 Duplicate inspection of control systems.
Airframe (Helicopters)
 The various terms used in helicopter construction and the functioning of each
component part of the Helicopter.
 Aerodynamics and theory of flight of the helicopter and theory of flight
controls.
 Preparation of a brief report, illustrated by sketches if necessary describing
the replacements required in the event of damage, defect or wear.
 The inspection and checks for alignment after assembly of the helicopter
structural components.
 The correction of faults experienced in flight with particular reference to
rigging and control settings and the inspection during and after the
adjustment of flying controls.
 General maintenance (including equipment) and minor repairs.
 The assembly of helicopter structure, with reference to the assembly and
functioning of the rotors including transmission.
 Function, maintenance and inspection of helicopter structure and structural
components, doors and windows; flying control systems and servo units;
transmission systems including main rotor head and balancing and tracking of
main and tail rotor blades; gear boxes; freewheel units; main rotor brakes,
shafts and couplings, electric, hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems; landing
gear (including shock struts and retracting devices) wheels, tyres, brakes, ice
and rain protection systems; fire warning and extinguishing systems etc.
 Inspection and checks required after heavy landings, lightening strikes and
abnormal flight loads.
 Periodic inspections necessary to check the serviceability of life saving and
safety equipment.
 Principles of operation, function, testing and calibration to determine
serviceability of pressure, gyroscopic, simple A.C. and D.C. operated
instruments, pitot systems and automatic pilots.
 Precautions taken during airframe maintenance, jacking, towing, braking,
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 Procedure and precautions necessary to avoid deterioration of airframe and
associated equipment when the helicopter is out of use for extended periods.
3.2.6 Basic Engines - MODULE 6
 Piston Engine Theory and construction
 Thermodynamic laws related to internal combustion engines. Heat engines
 The Otto cycle and the relationship between volume, temperature and
pressure.
 Terms used in the theory of piston engines and calculations of parameters
from the given data.
 Various efficiencies involved in internal combustion engines.
 Differences between two stroke and four stroke engines.
 The function, construction, classification and material of the various parts and
accessories of the engine including the induction, exhaust, cooling systems
and engine mounting.
 A general understanding of the propeller terms.
 Purpose and functioning of all parts of a constant speed, variable pitch and
feathering propeller and their associated control system components.
 Various factors affecting the engine performance.
 Engine fire detection and protection systems.
 Engine Fuel and oil System
 The principle of operation and constructional features of carburetors.
 The constructional features and function of components of engine fuel
system.
 Types, characteristics of aviation fuel, common sources of contamination and
methods to prevent such contamination. Method of checking for
contamination.
 Types, characteristics of lubricants used in piston engine oil system.
Contamination of oil and its identification.
 Various components of oil system.
 Ignition and starting System.
 Principle of operation, constructional features and function of magnetos and
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 Principle of operation, constructional features and function of various types of
engine starters.
 Engine Instruments
 Principle of operation of the engine instruments, the replacement and in-situ
operational tests thereof.
 Supercharged System
 Principle of operation, constructional features and function of various types of
supercharged and its related components/parts.
Engine Maintenance
 Trouble shooting of minor defects and methods of their rectification; riggining
of engine controls; periodical inspections necessary to check the serviceability
of the engine; inspection after propeller strike.
 Engine starting; ground run-up; adjustment and checking of the performance
of the engine and its components including systems; Top overhaul procedure
and engine on-condition maintenance.
 NDT techniques as applicable to engine parts.
 Engine preservation and de-preservation procedures.
Turbine Engines and Variable Pitch Propellers
 Gas Turbine Engine Theory and construction
 Thermodynamics laws related to gas turbine engines.
 Otto Cycle and Brayton’s Cycle and the relationship between volume,
temperature and pressure.
 Terms used in the theory of gas turbine engines and calculations of
parameters from the given data.
 Advantages and disadvantages of various types of gas turbine engines.
 Function, construction, classification and material of the various parts and
accessories of the engine including the induction, exhaust, cooling systems,
thrust augmentation and engine mounting, anti-icing of engine.
 Various factors affecting the engine performance.
 Condition monitoring and performance monitoring of gas turbine engines.
 The engine fire detection and protection systems.
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 Principle of operation and constructional features of fuel control units.
 Constructional features, function of the components of engine fuel control
system/metering system.
 Types,. Characteristics of aviation fuel, common sources of contamination and
methods to prevent such contamination. Method to check contamination
with precautions.
 Types characteristics of lubricants used in gas turbine engine lubrication
system. Identification of contaminants with interference drawn.
 Function of various components of lubrication system.
 Ignition and starting system
 Principle of operation, constructional features and function of ignition system
components. Types of ignition; flame propagation.
 Constructional features and function of various types of engine starters.
 Engine Instruments
 Principle of operation of the engine instruments, and replacement and in-situ
operational tests thereof.
 Power Augmentation System
 Principle of operation and function of various types of power augmentation
devices.
Propeller
 A general understanding of the propeller terms.
 Function of all parts of a constant speed, variable pitch and feathering
propeller and their associated control system components.
Thrust Reversers
 Constructional features and function of various types of thrust reversers and
their related components.
Auxiliary power unit.
 Purpose, constructional features of compressors, combustion chambers and
turbine arrangement; speed and load control; limiting factors; fire protection
and indication; its operational features.
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 Terms related to bleeding of air from the engine; compressor surge;
compressor line; compressor stall; Bleed loads and condition under which
bleed is tapped.
Air Oil system
 The air oil system used on a typical gas turbine engine.
 Engine Maintenance
 Trouble shooting of minor defects and methods of their rectification; rigging
of engine controls and field adjustments of fuel control unit; periodical
inspections necessary to check the serviceability of the engine; special
inspection schedules; duplicate inspection of engine controls.
 Engine starting; ground run-up; trimming; and checking of the performance of
the engine and its components including systems.
 Engine preservation and de-preservation procedures.
Piston Engines
 General Requirements
 The layout of the overhaul workshop including Engine test-bed.
 Use of workshop inspection aids, including NDT equipments; factors and
limitations effecting the choice of equipment and methods of inspection used.
 Care, use and checking for accuracy of special tools used in overhaul of the
engine.
 Metallurgy
 Effect of various alloying elements in steel; Properties and use of Alloyed
Steel.
 Heat treatment of steel and Aluminum.
 Surface hardening processes used on engine parts.
 Workshop processes, welding and protective treatments.
 Materials used in engine construction; Procedures for testing the soundness
of these materials.
 Methods of assessment and removal of corrosion including treatment and
reprotection.
 Inspection and Repair
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 Preparing the engine for complete overhaul/inspection; procedure of
dismantling the engine.
 Repair, reconditioning, adjustment and assembly of major components;
inspection before during and after the repair / reconditioning of the
components.
 Repair, inspection and testing of oil heat exchanger units, fuel and oil systems
and engine control systems.
 Procedure for final inspection of the engine after overhaul / major repair.
 Various methods of engine testing (dynamometer etc.); the procedure of
testing the engine after complete overhaul and monitoring its performance
with the help of graphs / curves.
3.2.7 Electrical Systems - MODULE 7
 Electrical Theory
 Ohms law, Kirchoff’s laws and Electromagnetic Induction; their applicability in
the aircraft industry.
 Alternating Current and Calculation of Instantaneous value, RMS value,
frequency and amplitude from the given data; star and delta connections and
calculation of power in three phase system.
 Series and parallel resonance of AC circuits and their use; calculation of
resonant frequency of a circuit from a given information; effect of change in
the frequency on the impedance, current and phase angle.
 Composition, performance (stability and tolerance) and limitations of the
fixed resistors (carbon composition, carbon film, wire wound and metallic
film) and description of various types of variable resistors (wiere wound,
carbon film, thermistors and voltage dependent resistors and varistors).
 The resistor colour codes, value and tolerance, and the system of preferred
values and wattage ratings.
 The construction, principles of operation, application and colour coding of
various types of capacitors.
 Circuit Controlling and Current Protection Devices.
Aircraft Batteries
 Construction and principle of operation of lead acid and Nickel Cadmium
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 Effect of temperature of capacity, specific gravity, electrolyte receptivity,
charger and discharger rates; effect of specific gravity on freezing
temperature and resistivity of electrolytes.
 Methods of charging of batteries; precautions and procedures and during
charging mixing and neutralization of electrolytes; importance of ventilation
of battery compartments.
 Inspection to determine conditions and serviceability of batteries; common
battery defects and their rectification.
Generators and Motors
 Construction, principle of operation and characteristics of DC and AC
Generators and Motors.
 Construction, principles of operation of voltage regulators; and paralleling of
generators.
 Functional tests, adjustments and trouble shooting of generators and motors.
 Speed control and reversing the direction of motors.
 Servomechanisms and amplifiers
 Construction and principles of autotransformers, single and three phase
transformers
 Construction and principles of operation of saturable reactors and magnetic
amplifiers; bias; phase sensitive half wave and inputs and outputs, polarity
sensitive inputs and outputs, push pull outputs and effects of stage gains and
cascading on time response.
 Construction, principle and operation of servo-motors and rate generators;
system response to displacement (position) and rate (velocity) command
signals; purpose of pull-up and rate feedback signals; causes of hunting and
methods of damping; troubleshooting of servomechanism.
 Test Equipment: Construction, principle of operation, use and precautions to
be observed for aircraft test equipments.
 Bonding and Screening: Purpose of bonding and shielding and difference
between the two, precaution, methods employed; minimum acceptable
standards for insulation and bonding; and testing.
 Aircraft wiring system; procedure of laying of electrical cables and precautions
to be taken thereof.
 Electronics: Basic principles of thermionics, properties of semiconductor
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 Symbols, operation and anode characteristics of vacuum and gas-filled tubes;
their construction and application.
 Construction symbols, doping process, operation, application and
characteristics of PNP and NPN transistors; comparison with vacuum tubes.
 Use and theory of oscillators and multi vibrators.
 Symbols, truth tables and equivalent circuits for logic gates.
 Terms, operation and application of flip-flop logic.
 The terms used, basic operation, interfacing of the major components of a
Computer.
 Operation, use and types of Medium Scale Integration (MSI) Devices.
 Types and operation of displays (LED, Liquid crystal etc.)
 CRTs and its application; functions performed and overall operation of a
microprocessor.
 Handling of microelectronic circuit devices (Electrostatic Sensitive Devices
(ESD).
 Aircraft system
 Principle of operation, inspection and trouble shooting of aircraft gallery
equipment, aircraft lights, and electrical components and indicating circuits
for Landing Gear, Flap System and Air-conditioning system etc.
 Operation and inspection of Aircraft Fire and Smoke Detection and Protection
system.
 Power Distribution
 Of electrical power distribution systems, the operation and construction of
static inverters, rotary inverters and transformer rectifier units.
3.2.8 Aircraft Instruments - Module 8
 Terminology and Conversion
 Eneral Instrument terminology; conversions of measuring units from one
system to another.
 General Concepts
 Atmosphere, fundamentals of electricity.
 Principle of operation and characteristics of DC and AC Generators and
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 Principle of operation of transformers and amplifiers.
 Construction, principle of operation of servomotors and rate generators and
system response to displacement (position) and rate (velocity) command
signals; purpose of pull-up and feedback signals; causes of hunting and
methods of damping; troubleshooting of servo-mechanisms.
 Basic principle of thermionics and properties of semi-conductor materials.
 Symbols, truth tables and equivalent circuits for logic gates.
 The terms used, basic operation and interfacing of major components of
computer.
 Types and operation of displays (LED, Liquid Crystal etc.)
 CRTs and its application.
 Functions performed and overall operation of a microprocessor.
 Handling of microelectronic circuit devices (Electrostatic Sensitive Devices
(ESD)
 General understanding of the terms relating to Theory of Flight: Longitudinal
Axis, Lateral Axis and Vertical Axes Yawing, Rolling, Pitching, Azimuth Heading,
Course, Side-slip, skidding, Coordinated turn, Stability, angle of attack, chord,
stall, lift, drag, thrust. General purpose and action of primary control
surfaces, trim tabs and wing flaps.
 Principle of operation, construction and characteristics of pressure sensitive
and temperature sensitive elements.
 Principle of operation, constructional features and characteristics of
Gyroscopes.
 Aircraft Instruments and systems.
 Principle of operation and construction; of procedures of replacement, field
maintenance, functional testing and trouble shooting of:
 Altimeters, Airspeed Indicators, Vertical Speed Indicators, pitot heads, pitot
static lines, static selectors and moisture traps;
 Air Driven Gyros, Artificial Horizons and Turn and Bank Indicators;
 Venturi tubes, vacuum pumps, relief valves, regulators, check valves and
filters;
 Turn and Bank indicators operated by direct gauges;
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 Position Indicators operated by Direct Current;
 Fluid Quantity Indicators operated by direct current and Capacitors;
 Wheat stone bridge; ratio meter and thermocouple type temperature
Indicators;
 Three Phase engine rpm indicators and synchroscopes;
 Centrifugal governor type and magnetic drag-cup type engine rpm indicators;
 Direct reading and remote reading compasses;
 AC operated gyro instruments;
 AC synchro instruments.
 Autopilot System
 Function and operation of components in a typical Autopilot system;
responses of the system in flight and during functional checks on ground.
 Oxygen system
 Function, layout and features of components of typical oxygen system; and of
the replacement procedures and safety precautions to be observed.
 Inertial Navigation System.
 Principle of operation and function of the components of Inertial Navigation
system.
 Satellite Communication
 Elementary principle of satellite Communication and its application to aircraft.
3.2.9 Radio Navigation & Communication Systems - Module 9
 Application and identification of electrical cables used in Aircraft radio
installation crimping and soldering techniques, bonding continuity and
insulation test.
 Alternating Current and calculation of Instantaneous value, RMS value,
frequency and amplitude from the given data; star and delta connections and
calculation of power in three-phase system.
 Series and parallel resonance of AC circuits and their use; calculation of
resonant frequency of a circuit from a given information; effect of change in
the frequency on the impedance, current and phase angle.
 Composition, performance (stability and tolerance) and limitations of the
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film) and description of various types of variable resistors (wire wound,
carbon film, thermistors and voltage dependent resistors and varistors).
 Construction and functioning of small AC and DC motors and generators.
 Series and parallel circuits, filters, impedance matching circuits, resonance,
series and parallel resonant circuits, Q factor, Bandwidth.
 AC and DC measuring instruments
 Thermionics emission; constructional features, application, limitations and
functioning of thermionic valves.
 Materials, application and properties of semi-conductors.
 Construction symbols, doping process, operation, application and
characteristics of PNP and NPN transistors; comparison with vacuum tubes.
 Construction, symbols, operation and anode characteristics of vacuum and
gas-filled tubes; their construction and application.
 Construction and principles of autotransformers, single and three phase
transformers
 Construction and principles of operation of saturable reactors and magnetic
amplifiers; bias; phase sensitive half wave and inputs and outputs, polarity
sensitive inputs and outputs, push-pull outputs and effects of stage gains and
cascading on time response.
 Use and theory of oscillators and multivibrators.
 Symbols, truth tables and equivalent circuits for logic gates.
 Terms, operation and application of Flip Flop logic.
 Terms used, basic operation, interfacing of the major components of a
computer.
 Operation, use and types of medium Scale Integration (MSI) Devices.
 Types and operation of displays (LED, Liquid Crystal etc.)
 CRTs and its application in aviation.
 Functions performed and overall operation of a microprocessor.
 Handling of microelectronic circuit devices (Electrostatic Sensitive Devices
(ESD)
 Electrical power distribution systems, the operation and construction of static
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 Modulation and demodulation, amplitude, frequency and phase modulation,
AM and FM receivers, transmitter, superhetrodyne principle; balanced
modulator.
 Radio frequency transmission lines, coaxial cables, current and voltage
distribution, impedance of lines, standing waves, standing wave ratio,
matching, tuning stubs, wave guides, attenuation in wave-guides, resonant
cavities.
 Interference caused by electrical and ignition system to radio apparatus,
methods of minimizing or suppressing such interference, bonding and
screening.
 Identification, use, propagation characteristics and identification of the band
spectrum.
 Terms connected with, construction and identification for various types of
antennas; the voltage and current distribution along antenna of various
length; characteristics of ground planes.
 Very high frequency (VHF) and high frequency (HF) airborne communications;
frequency bands allocation; the methods of propagation and the ranges
expected, both day and night; calculation of approximate ranges of
communication (line of sight) with given data.
 Performance levels expected and specifications of typical airborne HF and VHF
communication systems; the principle of operation, installation practices and
procedures, functioning of the operating controls and indications and
maintenance of typical HF and VHF communication transceivers.
 Theory of operation, performance level and specifications of an Audio
Integration System.
 Working principles and testing of Lead Acid and Nickel Cadmium batteries.
 Method, purpose, chemical combination, flux used, tinning for Soldering.
 Bonding and Screening.
 Terms used, principle, operation, characteristics, installation and
maintenance;
 Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) Systems.
 Very High Frequency (VHF) Navigation Systems
 Omni Directional range System
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 Weather Radar systems
 Microwave Devices
 Air Traffic Control (ATC) Transponder system
 Very Low Frequency (VLF) Navigation Systems
 Omega Navigation system.
 Radio altimeter systems
 Cockpit Voice Recorder
 Distance Measuring Equipment
 Doppler Navigation system.
 Microwave Landing System
 Ground Proximity Working System.
 Emergency Locator Transmitters
 Principle of Satellite communication and its application to aircraft.
 Installation and Compensation of Direct Reading Compass.
 General Principles of magnetism, magnetic materials and permanent
magnets, polarity and strength of bar magnets, the earth as a magnet; the
magnetic meridian and its relationship to the geographic meridian.
 General principles of construction for typical Aircraft direct reading
compasses, including the magnet system, damping liquid, verge ring and
markings, lubber line, grid wires, shock absorbing suspension and corrector
box the inspection necessary for the detection of common defects that may
arise in use.
 Procedure and points to be observed during installation of the compass in
aircraft.
 Precautions to be observed in the choice of site for, and the preparation of a
“Swinging base” checking the base by means of a landing compass.
 Compensation of compasses in the aircraft, including the observation of
deviations, the calculations and adjustments necessary for corrections for co-
efficient A, B and C, the procedure to be followed after then corrections are
made and the preparation of deviation cards and graphs.
 Use of landing compass for checking the compasses in Aircraft.
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 General principles of construction of remote-reading aircraft compasses, the
principles of operation and functioning of the particular type for which the
application is made and the inspection of the components parts necessary,
prior to installation in the aircraft.
 Installation and the correct positioning of the remote reading compass in the
aircraft, including the component and accessories; points to be observed and
the procedure adopted before adjustments are made.
 The methods and procedure adopted for the compensation of the remote-
reading compass in the aircraft, the adjustments to be made to the master
compass, the master indicator etc. in order to ensure correct function.
3.2.10 Computer Applications - Module 10
 The aim of the course is to enable the officers to be self reliant in the usage of
computers. The course will be conducted in association with the NIC. The
course shall be conducted by the respective regional offices for their officers.
At least the following topics will be covered.
 Computer fundamental, hardware and software concepts.
 Terminologies used computers related application
 DOS, Windows, UNIX, LINUX and other environments.
 Office 2007 or equivalent application software/ suits graphs, data base
management system.
 Usage of Inter/Intranet.
Note : The course content for the following modules will be decided depending on the
type of operations in each region.
3.2.11 Dangerous Goods - MODULE 11
3.2.12 Airport Fire Fighting Facilities - MODULE 12
3.2.13 Aviation Fuel Quality Control - MODULE 13
3.2.14 Bomb Threat Inspection - MODULE 14
3.3 REFRESHER TRAINING
All officers of airworthiness directorate shall undergo periodic refresher training
at DGCA Headquarters or other regional office at least once in TWO years and
each refresher training will be for a minimum of TWO days duration. The head of
office shall also complement the periodical recurrent training by way of
meetings/Seminars/In-house lectures/ workshops every month to disseminate
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and knowledge. Broadly, the following topics will be discussed in the periodic
recurrent training.
 Recent developments in the field of Airworthiness, regarding change in Rules,
Civil Aviation requirements, etc.
 Changes in the Airworthiness Procedures Manual
 Technical advancement in the various fields of civil aviation.
 Familiarization with new systems/equipment, which are to be installed on the
aircraft.
 Safety related aspects.
 ATC facilities, Communications/ Navigation/ Metereology.
 ICAO Requirements, FAR Changes, JAR/EASA Changes, etc.
 Issues relevant to standardization of procedures at various field offices.
 Approval/Renewal of AMOs/POAs including foreign organizations.
 Approval of maintenance Programme, MEL etc.
 Approval/Acceptance of MOE/AMP/EPM/MCM/POE/MTOE etc.
 Good/Bad maintenance Practices.

3.4 SPECIALIZED TRAINING
All officers will be given specialized training on the following miscellaneous
topics. Each training will be of an adequate duration to cover the subject in
depth with regard to the responsibility of airworthiness officers. Regional field
Offices in association with the Hqrs may conduct some courses. Hqrs. shall
update the following list of courses as and when required, to cater to the
requirements. All offices may send their feedback and suggestions to the
Director of Airworthiness (Training), Headquarters.
 NDT
 Aircraft Design Concepts
 Boroscopy
 Welding and issue of C of C
 Production Processes
 Spot checks, Surveillance Checks, use of checklists for various inspections
 Modifications and Structural repairs
 Human Performance and Limitations and maintenance lapses
 Special operations (RVSM, ETOPs, etc.)
 Engine condition and trend Monitoring
 Occurrence reporting / investigation
 Reliability Concepts and Statistical Analysis of Defects
 Renewal of Pilots Licenses
 Weight & Balance

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 Simulator

3.5 TYPE TRAINING
 It shall be the endeavor of each Head of Field office that officers have been
trained on all types of aircraft operating in his region. Whenever a new type
of aircraft is inducted into operations in his region, he shall ensure that the
officers entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing regulatory control
have been trained on the type of aircraft.
 All officers shall undergo at least the following type training courses at the
airlines facilities or at manufacturer’s facilities in their respective streams of
specialization:
 Mechanical Stream. Two air frames courses and one engine course of a large
transport aircraft or two engine courses and one airframe course.
 Avionics Stream. At least two sub-streams (electrical instrument and radio)
covering at least two large transport aircraft.
 All officers undergoing training on the above type aircraft shall take
examinations and shall qualify the examinations with the required pass
percentage of marks.
3.6 PERFORMANCE COURSE
All officers shall undergo at least one aeroplane or helicopter performance
course. The objective of this course is to acquire knowledge of operational
capability of the aircraft it will help the officers in assessing the performance of
aircraft after routine test flights.
3.7 PRESERVATION OF OFFICERS TRAINING RECORDS
To ensure systematic and comprehensive training of airworthiness officers it is
necessary to maintain individual file for each officer for maintaining the training
records. The training File records must be reviewed and updated at regular
intervals. Record of all 'On Job Training' imparted to an officer shall also be
maintained in the training File.

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CHAPTER 4
MONITORING OF REGIONAL/ SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES

1. Jurisdiction of Airworthiness Offices

1.1 Keeping in view the vast geographical location and increase in the aviation activities
in some regions, the jurisdiction of Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices
are defined as follows; it is imperative that all regional and Sub-Regional Offices
shall follow these instructions. Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices, as usual will
report to their respective Regional Directors of Airworthiness on all technical
and administrative matters while carrying out the control under the powers
delegated to them by the Central Government and by DGCA.
1.2 Matters requiring urgent attention shall be referred to Headquarters by sub-
Regional Airworthiness Offices under intimation to their Regional Offices.
1.3 Airworthiness Directorate apart from offices at Headquarters and Central
Examination Office comprises of 14 Regional and Sub-Regional offices spread all
over the country. This consists of 5 Regional offices located at Bangalore, Delhi,
Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and 9 sub regional offices located at Bhopal,
Bhubaneswar, Cochin, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Patiala and
Patna. The jurisdiction of theses offices is tabulated below:

Regional Sub-Regional
Region Jurisdiction
Office Office
Delhi NCR (including Meerut & Aligarh), Haryana,
Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal
Northern
Region

DAW and Rajasthan and Chandigarh
Delhi CAW Lucknow Uttar Pradesh except Meerut & Aligarh
CAW Kanpur Kanpur
SAWO Patiala Punjab
Maharashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu and Gujarat
Western
Region

DAW
Mumbai CAW Bhopal Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland,
A&N Island, Sikkim, W. Bengal and Jamshedpur
Eastern
Region

DAW
CAW Bhubaneswar Orissa
Kolkata
CAW Patna Bihar, Jharkhand (except Jamshedpur)
SAWO Guwahati Assam
DAW Bangalore Karnataka including Hosur (T.N.)
Southern
Region

Tamil Nadu except Hosur
DAW
CAW Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh
Chennai
SAWO Cochin Kerala & Lakshdweep Island

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1.4 Director of Airworthiness/In charge of the regions would function within the
powers delegated to them by the Central Government and by the DGCA as
reflected in various notifications.
1.5 The Regional Airworthiness Offices will also decide and dispose of the cases
referred to them by the Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices. However, matters
that may have repercussions in other regions should be referred to the
Headquarters. The heads of Regional Airworthiness Offices shall also carry out
periodic visits to the Sub-Regional Offices to assess their performance and give
necessarily guidance for their smooth functioning. They will also hold meetings
with the heads of Sub-Regional offices at least once a year.

2. Monthly News Letter

2.1 Regional and sub-regional airworthiness offices are engaged in performance of
functions entrusted to them by Government's statutory orders. These offices
perform various functions and are engaged in several other activities to enhance
airworthiness standards of aircraft and its components, ensuring adequacy of
infrastructure of approved firms, quality of technical manpower etc. In addition,
these offices carry out the planned surveillance activities related to
airworthiness and operations of aircraft.
2.2 MNL also helps in assessing the performance of individual officers about the
quantum and quality of work done in the form of spot checks, investigations and
contributions made in enhancing airworthiness standards. It is also a vital tool
for assessing manpower requirements of various offices and wherever
necessary, to augment the same in different regions.
2.3 It is necessary that the work carried out by the field offices is projected to the
Headquarters. A Monthly News Letter (MNL) which depicts the entire area of
activities for the month in which our offices are engaged shall be sent to
Headquarters by the 10 th of the following month; however an executive
summary on the activities of the month must reach the headquarters latest by
4 th of the month. Copy of proforma of the MNL is enclosed as Annexure.
2.4 MNL shall be in two parts. Part-I shall cover information pertaining to delay
analysis, reporting all incidents accidents and investigations carried out by the
office, number of examinations conducted, licenses issued/renewed etc. The
contents of Part-I should be as per format prescribed by the headquarters. While
giving the requisite information especially in the case of delay analysis, use of
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reference of correspondence between Headquarters and regions should be
highlighted. As regards information on spot checks, it should be noted that exact
number of spot checks carried out should be specified. Wherever deficiencies
have been observed, details of deficiencies, name of the operator, and name of
the officer who carried out spot checks along with action taken to rectify the
deficiencies should be given. It is needless to say that the name of the officer
who carried out spot checks, detected weak areas of operators, violation of
requirements should be hi-lighted.
2.5 Part-II shall cover details on the routine surveillance of the approved
organizations as per the planned annual surveillance programme in the hangers,
overhaul shops, stores etc. Every regional, sub-regional office is required to
draw up monthly surveillance programme so that all, the activities of the
operators are thoroughly covered and such programme should be forwarded to
Headquarters in the first week of January of every year. While carrying out the
surveillance, it is essential that the standard check lists issued by Headquarters
or customized check lists available with office should be used as guidance.
Thereafter, one copy of the check list duly filled up should be enclosed in the
MNL along with copy of each NCR form raised in respect of the surveillance
findings. Also the names of the officers who have done the surveillance checks
should be given due importance. MNL as per prescribed proforma should reach
Headquarters not later than 10 th of every month for the activities carried out in
the previous month.
2.6 MNL should be forwarded by the heads of the regional airworthiness offices in
the form of D.O. letter addressed to the Director of Airworthiness, headquarters.
In case, head of office is either on tour or on leave, the next senior most officer
shall sign the D.O. letter. Forwarding of MNL under the signature of the head of
office implies that he has gone through the contents of MNL.

3. Annual Inspection by Headquarters

3.1 Every Regional Airworthiness Office will be visited by senior officers of the
Airworthiness Directorate from Headquarters from time to time. This inspection
would cover the assessment of the working of the Airworthiness offices vis-à-vis
Aircraft Rules, Civil Aviation Requirements and the Airworthiness Procedures
Manual, Enforcement Manual and the observance/compliance of Regulations/
CARs by the Operators/Approved Organizations in the respective regions.
3.2 A similar inspection of the Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices will be carried out
by a senior officer(s) of Regional Airworthiness Offices.

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3.3 A 15-days notice will be given to each office before the visit. Regional and Sub-
Regional Airworthiness offices shall keep their records updated at all times so as
to enable the visiting officers to complete their task in the shortest possible
time. Depending upon the quantum of work in the regional offices in terms of
number of operators in the region and the number of officers attached to a
particular Airworthiness Office, the inspection visit may last between 1 to 4
days.
3.4 The purpose of the visit is not to find faults with the Regional or sub-Regional
Airworthiness Offices, but to ensure that headquarters' instructions and
requirements are being meticulously observed and enforced on the operators
and approved organizations. In case there is any practical difficulty in complying
with these instructions/requirements, the same would be sorted out during such
visits.
3.5 The composition of the inspection team shall be decided by the Headquarters
depending upon the availability of the officers. Regional/ Sub-Regional
Airworthiness Officers should avail of this opportunity to discuss all the issues
including administrative issues with the visiting team from headquarters so that
that these could be resolved to their satisfaction.
3.6 Check list for Inspection is placed as annexure II.

4. Controlling Officers’ Conference

4.1 To review the activities of regional and sub-regional offices, Airworthiness
Directorate at Headquarters will hold an annual conference. The conference will
be attended by Heads of the Regional/ Sub-regional offices and shall be held at
the Headquarters, preferably a day after the annual meet of Quality Managers of
Scheduled and Non-scheduled operators, so that regional heads could also
participate in the meet. In general it should be organized within one year + two
months from the previous meeting.
4.2 All officers participating in the meeting are encouraged to bring to the meeting
any technical, administration, welfare or any other issue on behalf of their
respective offices.
4.3 Headquarters will issue minutes of the meeting (Record of Discussion) with in
two weeks and follow up on further action on amendment of documents as
required by the decisions arrived at.

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5. Visit o f D G C A a n d o t h e r s e n i o r o f f i c e r s

5.1 The Director General and other Senior Officers of headquarters visit various
stations from time to time. Sometimes these officers transit through these
stations. It is imperative that Head of Regional/Sub-regional office along with his
Senior Officer(s) receive these officers at airport and extend all cooperation to
them. It must also be ensured that Senior Officers of other discipline/
directorates are received with due respect and help extended to them, when
asked for, provided the office has been intimated of their visit.
5.2 Officers often visit other regions as part of audit team appointed by the
Headquarters or to carry out various other official functions such as inspections,
AME/ Pilot examination etc. It must be ensured that before starting official
work, they inform the Head of Regional office of the purpose of their visit and if
possible, pay a courtesy call to the office. All officers must adhere to these basic
norms.

6. Safety and Security of office premises

6.1 Regional and Sub-Regional offices are entrusted with variety of responsibilities,
the records held in all airworthiness offices are therefore vital and are to be
preserved for a long time. All the Regional and Sub-Regional offices are
therefore required to take effective measures to protect these documents from
damage due to environment, fire hazard, tampering of records etc.
6.2 All offices should procure adequate number of portable/hand held fire
extinguishers. Such fire extinguishers can be of dry chemical/carbon dioxide/
water type. Such fire extinguishers should be located at strategic locations in the
office building so that in case of exigencies, these fire extinguishers are easily
accessible to the officers and staff for use. These fire extinguishers should be
kept serviceable at all times.
6.3 All officers and staff shall be adequately trained in using these fire extinguishers.
The services of Airport Fire Services may be utilized where possible. A
contingency/ emergency plan including the emergency telephone numbers shall
also be displayed at prominent location in the office.

7. Yearly information of aircraft status

To update the records at headquarters the Regional Airworthiness Offices shall
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irrespective of their serviceability, as on the 31st December of the calendar year
so as to reach this office by 15th February of the following year. Sub-regional
Airworthiness Offices may forward the subject return directly to headquarters
with a copy to their respective Regional Airworthiness Offices. Sample format for
the annual Aircraft State is placed in annexure III.

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ANNEXURE-I

MONTHLY NEWS LETTER FOR THE MONTH OF __________________

PART - I

A. Mechanical delays to schedule services

Name of Type of Total No. No. of Service T/O per delay Service T/O per
operator Aircraft of delays service T/O during the month delay during last 6
months

B. Statistics of A/C incident, accident, IFSD, P/L etc.

Operator Accidents Incidents IFSD P/L F/L E/L Bird hit Others

C. Details of point 'B' above

Sl. Reg. No./ Place of occurrence & Operator Description in
No Type of aircraft Flight No. details

D. Renewal of pilot licenses

Cat. of ALTP (A) SCPL CPL CHPL PPL FRTOL IR AFIR FIR (A) GPL
License

E. Renewal / Endorsement of AME Licenses

Name of Operator Renewal Endorsement

F. Issue/ Renewal Of Authorizations / Approvals/COC

No. of Authorization issued/ No. of Approvals Issued/ No. of C of C Issued/
Renewed Renewed Renewed

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G. Issue/ renewal of C of A

S. No. Owner/ Operator Reg. No. Type of A/C Validity Remarks

H. Life Development Program of Major Components

Operator Nomenclature/ Approved TBO/ Action Plan Reference to head
Part No. Hrs. done adopted quarters

I. (i) Total No. of Spot Checks carried out
(ii) Details of discrepancies observed in spot checks/Surveillance checks

Operator Date Name of Officer Spot check details Action Taken

J. Approval of Organization

Organization Cat. Scope of Approval Validity Name of Q.M./ QCM/ CI

K. Renewal of Approval of Organization

Organisation Category Validity Remarks

L. VVIP Movement

Date Name of VVIP Destination of VVIP Name of Officer(s)

M. Bomb Threat Inspection:

Name of Operator Date A/C Type Flt. No. Sector Details

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N. Manufacturing Activities

Name of Firm Nomenclature Manufacturing Activity Remarks, if any

O. Disciplinary action taken against erring personnel

Name of Person Organisation Licence Details Reason in brief Hqrs. Ref.

P. Meetings/Seminars/ In-house Work-shop etc.

Date Subject Organised by Lectures given by Remarks

Q. Training of Officers

Name of Officer Type of Trg. Period of Trg. Organised by

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DETAILS OF SURVEILLANCE CHECKS

Name of Firm Date Name of No. of Deficiency Details of Action taken,
Officers sheets raised Findings if any

Copy of completed check list should be attached

Date: ________________ Signature of Officer: ______________

Designation : _______________

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Annexure-II

Checklist for Inspection of Regional / Sub-Regional Airworthiness Office

Name of the Office :
Location :
Name of the Head of the O ffice :
Name & Designation of the Inspecting Officer :
Date(s) of Inspection :

S/N Aspects to be inspected Remarks Signature/Initial
1. Check for continued availability of Internet/ Intra-net facility
to the office.
2. Check whether all the officers of the office are able to access
Internet especially DGCA web site for updating of DGCA
documents such as Aircraft Rules, CARs, AAC, Surveillance
checklist etc.
3. Check that whenever a new requirement / revised
requirement such as amendment to Aircraft Rules, CAR, AAC
etc. is issued, it is properly discussed in the office preferably
by means of meeting/workshop on the subject.
4. Check the procedure of implementation of the new / revised
requirement by the office including the feedback received
from the operator.
5. Check the procedure of carrying out the spot checks. Check
whether spot checks are planned ones or not.

6. Check that during the spot checks availability/
implementation of the new / revised requirement by the
DGCA is ensured at the operators end.
7. Check whether surveillance program as planned by the office
during the beginning of the year is being adhered to.
Note: At times some surveillance planned for one particular
month may be carried out during subsequent months due to
some reasons but the area of surveillance planned for must
have been carried out.
8. Check whether CA-2001 forms/ Deficiency reporting form to
Form 6 are raised for shortcomings observed during
surveillance inspections. Also, check how many cases are
open / closed.
9. Check what action is taken by the office in case discrepancies
observed during surveillance and intimated by CA-2001 form
/ Deficiency reporting form to Form 6 are not closed within a
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10. Check whether all the officers of the office are able to access
DGCA website through Internet to access ICAO Annexes and
Guidance Materials.
11. Check the procedure of updating of DGCA mandatory
modification records by the office whenever the same is
issued or revised. Also, check the procedure of intimating to
the operators.
12. Check the procedure of ensuring compliance of DGCA
mandatory modification, whenever the same is issued or
revised including the feedback from the operators.
13. Check the technical library of the office for availability of all
the technical manuals in respect of the aircrafts under the
jurisdiction of the office including the procedure of updating
of the technical manuals.
14. Check the procedure for renewal of AME licenses including
the receipt of application and the process of renewal.
15. Check that all the AME License files are kept in a secured
place and the area shall have restricted entry for concerned
persons only.
16. Check the procedure of C of A renewal. It shall be ensured
that standard check list is being followed meticulously and
the records are maintained properly in the individual aircraft
file(s).
17. Check the procedure for review of the ARA records. It shall be
ensured that records are maintained properly in the
individual aircraft file(s).
18. Check that office transport(s) is maintained well and is in
good operating condition to facilitate movement of officers
for technical duties.
19. Check for any difficulty faced by the office regarding
administrative and / or financial matters including approvals /
sanctions.

Date: ________________ Signature of Officer: ______________

Designation : _______________

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ANNEXURE-III

ANNUAL AIRCRAFT STATE
(As on 31st December 20___)

S. Owner/ Type of Reg Engine Airframe C of A Serviceable / If U/S, Remarks
No. Operator A/c No. installed Hours expiry Unserviceable reason
Date thereof

Date: ________________ Signature of Officer: ______________

Designation : _______________

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CHAPTER 1
REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT

1 Introduction

1.1. This chapter lays down the recommended procedures to be followed by the
Airworthiness officers for registration and de-registration of aircraft.
1.2. The applicable references concerned with issue and renewal of C of R are

Act / Rule 5, 30, 31-37A
CAR Section 2, Series F Part I
ICAO Annex 7
Forms CA 28 as application form
Checklists C of R Check List
Fee As per Rule 35

2. Registration of aircraft

2.1. Eligibility
2.1.1. The aircraft shall have an approved Type Certificate equivalent to standards stated
in EASA part 21 or FAR 21 and not currently registered in any State. The acceptable
design codes are FAR/CS 23, 25, 27, 29, 33 etc. Microlight aircraft not conforming
to these standards may also be registered.
2.1.2. An aircraft may be registered in either of the following two categories, namely
Category 'A' where the aircraft is wholly owned either;
a) by citizens of India; or
by a company or corporation registered and having its principal place of
business within India and the Chairman and at least two-thirds of the
Directors of which are citizens of India; or
b) by the Central Government or any State Government or any company or
corporation owned or controlled by either of the said Governments; or
c) by a company or corporation registered elsewhere than in India, provided
that such company or corporation has given the said aircraft on lease to any
d) person mentioned in para 3.1(i), (ii) and (iii) above; and
2.1.3. Category 'B' where the aircraft is wholly owned either;
a) by persons resident in or carrying on business in India, who are not citizens of
India; or
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2.1.4. The aircraft confirms to all the requirements published by the DGCA in regard to
communications, navigation and surveillance equipment, safety and emergency
equipment on board as per relevant CARs (Series I and O).

2.2. Registration Process

2.2.1. For registration of an aircraft, an application shall be made to the DGCA on Form
CA-28. The form is available as an appendix to the CAR Section 2 Series F part-I and
also in DGCA website under the caption “FORMS”. A copy is also placed as
Appendix ’2’ to this Chapter.
2.2.2. Upon receipt of the application form and the respective documents, the
concerned airworthiness officer(s) shall scrutinize/ evaluate the form for its
completeness and the following documents.
2.2.3. The following enclosures shall be scrutinized along with the fully completed
application form;
a) Copy of Type Certificate for an a/c to be registered for the first time;
b) Copy of Type Acceptance from AED, for an a/c to be registered for the first
time;
c) Customs clearance certificate / bill of entry of the aircraft;
d) Certificate of deregistration from the previous registering authority;
e) Evidence to the effect that the aircraft has been purchased or wholly owned
by the applicant. For this purpose, a copy of invoice shall be accepted;
f) For aircraft purchased from a previous owner, an affidavit as required;
g) In case the aircraft is taken on dry lease, a copy of the lease agreement;
h) In case the aircraft is owned by a company or corporation, a document of
Registration of the company and the names, addresses and nationalities of
the Directors;
i) A copy of the import license issued by Director General Foreign Trade or
Permission for import issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation/ DGCA;
j) Where the aircraft is imported for private use, it will be registered in the
name of the person or company to whom the import license has been issued;
k) In cases where the aircraft has been mortgaged/hypothecated, the owner/
operator’s consent for the same and the papers to this effect. Such a
mortgage/ hypothecation shall be endorsed on the Certificate of
Registration;
l) Fee for registration as prescribed in Rule 35 paid by DD payable to Pay and
Accounts Officer, MCA, DGCA, New Delhi.
2.2.4. In case of any deficiency, the applicant shall be intimated in writing and failure to
provide the above documents will invalidate the application;
2.2.5. For aircraft imported under Indian short term Certificate of Registration, the Short-
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registration and/ or passing of the aircraft title to the operator has been received
at DGCA.
2.2.6. The aircraft shall not be registered if;
 The aircraft is registered in another State;
 There is any doubt about the eligibility of registration of the aircraft;
 It would not be in the public interest to register the aircraft.
2.2.7. If the application form is complete and meets all the requirements laid down AI(I)
section of the Airworthiness Directorate shall issue a registration number and
Certificate of Registration and the same shall be recorded in the aircraft register;
and computer records updated in the CARIS and DGCA website.
2.2.8. As required by Rule 36, a register of civil aircraft is maintained at the Airworthiness
Directorate of DGCA Headquarters, which is open to inspection by members of
public during office hours. The register contains all the information contained in
the individual C of Rs as required by Rule 30.

2.3. Certificate of Registration

2.3.1 The Certificate of Registration shall be issued in the standard format as given in
Appendix 1.
2.3.2 The registration number shall be allocated as per order in the register in the
format, VT-XXX, where VT is the designated Nationality Mark for India and XXX
stands for letters of registration mark issued by DGCA to a particular aircraft.
2.3.3 Registration markings shall not be allotted which might be confused with
International Code of Signals, especially:
a) Registration beginning with the letter ‘Q’
b) Registrations ‘SOS’, ‘XXX’, ‘PAN’ and ‘TTT’
2.3.4 A copy of C of R shall be filed appropriately in the a/c file.

2.4. Validity and making changes to the Certificate of registration

2.4.1 A certificate of registration shall be of unlimited period if the a/c is out rightly
purchased by the owner. In the case of leased a/c, the period of validity of
Certificate of Registration shall be restricted to the date of expiry of lease
agreement.
2.4.2 A certificate of registration shall become void when there is a change of ownership
of the aircraft. The certificate should be changed accordingly to reflect the
changes.

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3. Aircraft imported by air

3.1. If an application is made for the registration of an aircraft before it is imported in
India, for the purpose of bringing the aircraft by air, a temporary Certificate of
Registration may be granted under the provision of Rules 30 and 31 and this CAR
to the new owner of the aircraft.
3.2. The temporary Certificate of Registration will be valid only until the first landing at
a customs aerodrome in India.
3.3. The temporary Certificate of Registration shall be surrendered by the owner or his
representative to the DGCA along with the application for registration of the
aircraft.

4. Recommendation to the WPC for Issue of Aeromobile Licence.

For the operation of an aircraft an aero mobile station license shall be required for
which an application submitted by the operator/owner may be forwarded with the
recommendation to the Wireless Advisor, Ministry of Communications, along with
DD of requisite fee.

5. Intimation of registration to State of design

If the registered aircraft is first of its type imported into the country the DGCA shall
intimate the "State of Design" that it has registered this particular type of aircraft
in India.

6. Change of ownership

6.1. If an aircraft is sold to another person or company, or ceases to be owned by the
owner indicated on its Certificate of Registration, the registered owner shall
forthwith notify this fact to the DGCA in accordance with Rule 33 of the Aircraft
Rules.
6.2. The new owner of the aircraft previously registered in India shall forthwith inform
the DGCA of the fact of this change of ownership and shall make an application on
form CA-28 for registration of the aircraft in their name.
6.3. In addition, the application shall be accompanied by an affidavit duly
authenticated by a Notary Public/ Oath Commissioner from the old owner
confirming his ownership and also indicating that he has sold it to the new owner
and has received the sale proceeds in full.

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7. De-registration/Cancellation of aircraft registration

7.1 Application for de-registration /cancellation of aircraft registration shall be made
by the registered owner of the aircraft.
7.2 The registration shall be cancelled if the aircraft has been permanently withdrawn
from service or when the registered owner wish to cancel the registration for any
of the reasons reflected in CAR section 2, Series F part I.
7.3 The airworthiness section shall ensure that the registered owner return the
Certificate of registration before cancellation of the registration.
7.4 The de-registration /cancellation of the aircraft registration shall be informed to
the owner through a letter with an endorsement to the concerned regional office
so as make cancellation endorsement in the aircraft records maintained in the
regional offices. A Copy shall also be forwarded to the Directorate of Air transport
for affecting necessary entries in the AOP. WPC shall also be intimated about the
cancellation.
7.5 The aircraft register, CARIS and website shall be updated accordingly.
Note: While applying the provision of 7.2 above, it should be noted that if an
aircraft is declared by the owner as beyond economic repair, it does not mean that
it is permanently withdrawn from service.

8. Issue of duplicate certificate of registration

At times, requests are received from Operators for issuance of duplicate
Certificate of Registration due to originals having been lost, misplaced or
mutilated. When a certificate is lost or misplaced, the owner/operator should
apply to regional/sub-regional Airworthiness Office along with an
(a) affidavit;
(b) FIR lodged with police; and
(c) applicable fees.

Note:
i) Fees shall be charged only when the original certificate have been lost/
misplaced.
ii) No fees shall be charged when the certificate is mutilated or no space is
available for making further entries.

9. Check List
Check List for issue of C of R is placed as Appendix 2 to this Chapter.

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Appendix 1

FORM CA 27 (REV. 1997)

Cert. No. : Reg. Marking:
Category : A/B

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI-110003

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

Nationality & Manufacturer and manufacturer's Aircraft Year of
Registration Marking Designation of aircraft Serial No. Manufacture
VT-
Name of Owner(s)
Address
Nationality
Name of Lessor(s)
Address
Nationality
Name of operator
Address
Nationality
Usual Station
Validity of Lease Validity of Registration Signatures

It is certified that the above described aircraft has been duly entered in the register of India
with effect from ………..accordance with the Convention on International Civil Aviation
dated 7th Dec, 1944 and with the Aircraft Act, 1934 and rules made there under.

Date of Issue : __________________
New Delhi : Authorized Signatory

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Appendix 2

Checklist for issue of Certificate of Registration (C of R)
Applicant/ Operator :
Registration No.: Aircraft type : MSN :
1. Documents to be submitted along Submitted If No, the reason Signature
with application thereof.
2. Latest CA28 (Appendix ‘A’): Yes/No
3. Import license from DGFT/NOC issued Yes/No
by MCA/DGCA.
4. Document indicating the weight of Yes/No
the aircraft (AFM pages etc)
5. Requisite Fee (as per the weight of the Yes/No
aircraft)
 Up to 15000 kg submit Rs.20000
only,
 if the weight of the aircraft is more
than 15000 kg use the formula
given below:-
(Wt -15000) X 5+20000 = Fee to be
deposited for C of R.
Pl note Wt. to be rounded off to
next higher thousand for ex. 73200
kg to be taken as 74000 kg.
If only short term C of R is
requested then 25% of 20000 or
25% of amount calculated as per
formula shall be deposited.
6. Custom Clearance/ Bill of entry Yes/No

7. Invoice Yes/No
8. If the aircraft acquired on outright Yes/No
purchase an Affidavit / Notarised
document from previous owner
indicating that he has received full
sale proceeds and has No- objection
in registering the aircraft in the name
of new owner.

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OR
If the aircraft is acquired under Lease
agreement, a copy of agreement
along with “No binding certificate”
address to DGCA and signed by the
persons signing the lease document.
9. List of Board of Directors with their Yes/No
names, nationality and address.
10. Document indicating that the Yes/No
company is registered.
11. Certificate indicating Consent of Yes/No
Bank/Owner/Lessor if hypothecation /
mortgage of aircraft is requested
12. De-registration/Non registration Yes/No
certificate
13. Letter of authorization from owner for Yes/No
submission of application.

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CHAPTER 2
CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS

1. Introduction

1.1 Rule 15 requires that no aircraft (other than a micro light aircraft shall be flown unless
the following conditions are complied with, namely - the aircraft shall be certified as
airworthy and maintained in airworthy condition; all terms and conditions on which C
of A was issued shall be duly complied with; the aircraft shall carry on board its C of A
and any other certificates prescribed by the rules; the aircraft shall be fitted with and
shall have in working order such instruments and equipment as are prescribed for an
aircraft of that class or description. The rule provides that within the close vicinity of an
aerodrome or the place of its departure, the aircraft may be flown without a valid C of
A for the purpose of test.
1.2 The Certificate of Airworthiness is issued to a complete aircraft indicating that the
particular aircraft meets the requirement of type design and is in a safe condition for
flight. Inspection of aircraft and issue of C of A ensures that the aircraft is airworthy
and safe for flight.
2. References

Aircraft Rule 15, 50, 50A, 51, 52, 53, 53A, 54 and 55.
CAR Section 2, Series F part III
ICAO Annex 8, Chapter 3
Fee Rule 62
Forms CA 23, CA-23A as application and CA-25 as C of A

3. Procedure

3.1 The detailed procedure for issuing and renewal of C of A is explained in CAR Section 2,
Series F Part-III. Once the aircraft has been registered in India, the application for C of A
(form CA-25) should be carefully scrutinized at Headquarters for the following:
3.1.1 Valid C of R;
3.1.2 Receipt of fees, as applicable;
3.1.3 Type Certificate (not applicable for Microlight aircraft for which a permit to Fly
is issued in lieu of C of A) to confirm that the aircraft meets the design criteria;
3.1.4 Availability of the Export C of A;
3.1.5 The Following technical literatures (two sets) in case the type of aircraft is being
imported into the country for the first time;
- Aircraft Flight Manual
- Aircraft and Engine maintenance manual

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- MPD
- MMEL
- W&B document
- Type certificate and TCDS, and LOPA.

Note. Relevant pages of Flight Manual/ Pilot Operating Hand book shall be used for
ascertaining MTOW, flight crew composition and any operating limitations.

3.2 Partially filled C of A is issued by DGCA Headquarters to the RO/SRO, where the a/c is
normally based. The RO/SRO shall carry out necessary inspection of the a/c and
detailed scrutiny of documents for issuance of C of A and assigning the applicable
validity. It may be noted that the C of A is issued by Regional/Sub-Regional Offices after
full inspection and scrutiny, and not on the basis of Export C of A of the aircraft.
3.3 In case of a new aircraft imported via fly way for the first time into the country under
temporary registration in accordance with Rule 32, the short term C of A will be issued
by DGCA Hqrs with validity till the first landing at the customs aerodrome. After regular
registration, the aircraft may be issued with a ferry flight permission to fly to main base
where regular C of A may be granted by the RO/SRO. If necessary, officers from main
base may carry out the inspection at the custom aerodrome to issue regular C of A.
3.4 An aircraft imported in the crates will have to be assembled by an appropriately
licensed engineer, test flown by a pilot having minimum experience requirements as
laid down in CAR Section-2 Series T part II.
3.5 It is also necessary that the aircraft’s corrected weight and CG is determined. Rule 58
requires that the weight schedule prepared should be either displayed or carried on
board. The weight schedule could be prepared on the basis of the manufacturer’s
document after computing the changed weight after fitting additional equipment etc.
However, where such information is not available, the aircraft will be required to be
weighed and the CG and empty weight will have to be determined.
3.6 The operator applying for issue of C of A has to submit an inspection report by
appropriately licensed AME/approved persons certifying that the aircraft is (i)
airworthy and meets all the requirements currently in vogue for issue of C of A; (ii)
certify that all work carried out on the aircraft including major repairs, modifications
etc. have been carried out by licensed / approved persons and the various test reports
/ certificates are available for inspection of the Airworthiness Officers; (iii) certify that
the ADs, as applicable to the aircraft up to the date of inspection, have been complied
with; (iv) certify that the checks/scheduled inspection associated with the C of A issue
of the particular aircraft have been carried out satisfactorily; (v) the aircraft has been
test flown where applicable, and the result of the test flight is satisfactory; (vi) that the
Flight Manual is up-to-date, and (viii) necessary documents to be carried on board in
accordance with CAR X VII are available.

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3.7 The regional Airworthiness Officer will carry out inspection of the aircraft to the extent
possible to judge the standard of work performed.
3.8 Various log books, Flight Manual and other Maintenance documents shall be
scrutinized to ascertain the condition of the aircraft. Physical inspection of the aircraft
should be carried out to ensure that there was no damage during the flight, the aircraft
flight was satisfactory and no major defects were reported during the flight. A list of
ADs and mandatory modifications as applicable to the particular aircraft shall be
scrutinized to ensure that all ADs, modifications/repairs and the safety requirement for
the aircraft have been complied with.

Note: Normally the compliance of mandatory airworthiness directives is ensured since
last renewal of C of A. However, where a change in owner, operator, or the MRO is
involved, the AW officers may ask for compliance of previous ADs, CPCP, SSIP etc.

3.9 Issue of certificate of airworthiness for aircraft manufactured in India.

For an aircraft for which India is the State of design and manufacture the type
certificate will be issued by the AED, DGCA. Once a type certificate is issued inspection
of the aircraft during the manufacturing stages to ensure conformity with the drawings
will be carried out by the Airworthiness officers. The stages at which the inspection will
be carried out will be determined in consultation with the Quality Manager of the
organization.

4. Detailed Inspection guidelines

4.1 For large transport aircraft maintained on the basis of equalized checks, physical
inspection for renewal of C of A may not linked with C of A renewal. Such aircraft are
inspected by ROs during routine maintenance, major checks etc., throughout the year
so that at the time of renewal of C of A, a detailed inspection is not required and the
officer authorized can renew the C of A depending on the various certificates issued by
the Quality Manager / the authorized person of the airline. For this purpose it will be
necessary that the RO maintains a record of the observations made during routine
visits, spot checks and major inspection of the aircraft in the hangars etc. If this method
is followed, a sufficient number of checks could build up confidence in the officers for
renewing the C of A and hence a detailed inspection of the aircraft at the time of
renewal may not be required. Head of RO should ensure that sufficient number of
inspections were carried out and recorded.
4.2 Light aircraft could be inspected in two or three stages depending on convenience and
also the confidence built up by the ROs with the engineering set up of the particular
operator. Each aircraft should be inspected whenever it is under major Inspection.

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During inspection it must be ensured, that no unauthorized modifications have been
carried out. Modifications which have been approved and have been carried out must
be in accordance with the appropriate manuals.
4.3 The Rate of Climb of the aircraft, where applicable, observed during test flight should
be compared with previous Rate of climb value. In case of deterioration in
performance, the causes should be investigated and if necessary, a reference should be
made to the manufacturer under intimation to Hqrs.
4.4 During C of A renewal, an applicable inspection as per the maintenance programme
approved by the RO/SRO is to be carried out on the aircraft. Additionally, a C of A
renewal schedule may be prepared to include items such as Retraction of Landing Gear,
functioning of flight controls/ flaps, condition of placards, ELT check, generation of
warnings on various cockpit equipment, and condition of all safety equipment,
operation of emergency equipment and lights etc.
4.5 During C of A check, the annual inspection on CVR and FDR, where applicable, must be
carried out in accordance with the CARs on these equipment.
4.6 It must also be ensured that time expired components are not reinstalled on the
aircraft without having been overhauled/repaired.
Operator’s store should be checked at regular intervals to see that the components in
the stores, particularly in the bonded area are only approved, type certified and proper
records are available of such components.
4.7 Log books should be thoroughly checked for any entry regarding damage to the aircraft
during the operation in the year. It is emphasised that any overwriting should clearly
indicate the previous entry.
4.8 Inspection should be carried out in the area of landing gear attachment, wing
attachments and tail area to see if there is any evidence of heavy landing or accident. It
should also be ensured from the records that the operator has been carrying out
regular checks of the aircraft during the year. All schedules due have been timely
carried out and certified. For reciprocating engine aircraft, records of engine overhaul,
compression check, oil consumption, fuel uplift, and aircraft defect register etc. shall be
scrutinized with a view to observe any abnormality.
4.9 Special care should be given to major repairs having been carried out on the aircraft to
ensure that the repairs are in accordance with the approved data have been carried
out by competent persons and in an approved manner using approved materials.
Where repairs have been carried out inspection panels should be opened and inside of
the repairs thoroughly inspection in case there is doubt.
4.10 Communication Radio/and Navigation checks should be carried out in the presence of
the officers to ensure correct functioning and satisfactory operation.
4.11 During the course of inspection of an aircraft for issue/renewal of C of A there is a
probability that an operator is not able to comply with all the requirements applicable
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case an AD or modification/ repairs affecting safety has not been complied with. Any
other item of emergency like first aid kit, fire extinguishers, life jackets, life vests,
escape slides have to be on board and no relaxations should be granted in such cases.
However, certain requirements which may not affect the safety immediately for which
the operator has got a genuine difficulty in complying with due to non-availability of
spares, any special tool not available, the C of A may be renewed for which the
operator should be intimated in writing that these requirements must be complied
with within a definite time limit. Heads of ROs may grant such relaxations up to 45 days
provided the operator has been able to show that he has placed the order for the
spares and they have not arrived or there are certain circumstances beyond his control.
Weighing of aircraft could also be deferred where the facility for weighing is not readily
available or the weighing scales are not calibrated or serviceable. This requirement
could also be given a time limit for compliance but should not exceed three months.
However, where there is a doubt that the CG has shifted appreciably due to some
major modification, replacement of part, change of engine etc., no relaxation should be
granted and the aircraft has to be weighed and CG determined before the C of A could
be issued.

5 RE-BUILT AIRCRAFT

There may be occasions when an operator rebuilds an aircraft based on the availability
of a major component, viz. fuselage etc. Such a part could have been purchased by the
operator either from the insurance company or from another operator. After installing
the airworthy parts procured either from abroad or from other approved agencies in
India these aircraft can be again made serviceable. Where an aircraft has been built
with a fuselage already available, it will be essential that the constructor’s serial
number of the fuselage which was entered earlier against another registration number
allotted should again be re-allotted to the aircraft. With the consent of the operator a
new registration number could be allotted to such an aircraft clearly indicating that the
earlier constructor’s number has not been allotted to this aircraft. In case an operator
desires he can get the earlier constructor number cancelled and re-allot his own
number in this regard.

6 VALIDITY OF C OF A

As per Rule 50, the C of A shall be valid for period as indicated on the C of A. CAR F part
III stipulates the validity as follows:

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Aircraft Age Validity
Up to 5 Years 5 years
Above 5 years & up to 8 Years till the aircraft attains age of 10 years
Above 8 years and up to 18 Years 2 Years
Between 18 & 19 Years till the aircraft attains age of 20 years
19 years and above 1 Year
Note: C of A renewal inspection for aircraft more than 25 years of age by minimum
3 officers from different regions stands withdrawn.

7 CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUED VALIDITY OF C OF A

7.1 The continued validity of the C of A shall be subject to the aircraft maintenance
organization performing an annual review of airworthiness for the aircraft wherein the
following shall be ensured:
i) all due maintenance specified in the applicable maintenance programme have
been completed;
ii) all Airworthiness Directives have been complied with; any modifications and
repairs carried out conform to the applicable regulations;
iii) each discrepancy recorded in the technical log has been actioned and certified;
iv) all applicable releases to service have been completed and certified;
v) all components’ lives are within the limits laid down in the applicable
maintenance programme;
vi) weight and balance data in the aircraft logbook is accurate and within the
limitations of the aircraft type certificate;
vii) the flight manual is current version for the aircraft;
viii) all documents and safety equipment on board are updated and in proper
condition;
ix) a general condition inspection of the aircraft is performed with satisfactory
results.
x) all applicable ARAs applicable since issue or last renewal of C of A.
7.2 The annual review of airworthiness shall be carried out by persons meeting
qualifications and experience as per CAR Section 2, Series F part III and authorized by
the Quality Manager to carry out the review. A report (Annual Review of Airworthiness)
as per the prescribed proforma shall be submitted to the concerned regional office by
the Quality Manager 15 days prior to completion of one year after issue/renewal of C
of A and every subsequent year thereafter.
7.3 Each person who performs and certifies an annual review of airworthiness for an
aircraft shall enter;

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a) the following statement in the aircraft logbook or other approved technical
record:
“I hereby certify that an annual review of airworthiness has been carried out
on this aircraft and that the current requirements of Civil Aviation
Requirements have been complied with”;
b) dated signature with licence number; and
c) due date for next review, in the appropriate section of the technical log book.
7.4 Each person who performs an annual review of airworthiness and finds that an aircraft
does not comply with the requirements listed in above shall;
a) record the discrepancies in the aircraft logbook or other approved technical
record; and
b) forward a copy of the discrepancies to the concerned regional office.

8 Officers Authorized to Issue/Renew C OF A

8.1 An Initial C of A (partially completed) in respect of an aircraft will be issued by the
DGCA Headquarters while registering the aircraft. However, subsequent renewal will
be done by the officers authorized by the Ministry under the delegation of powers (SO
726E) and under no circumstances it will be signed by an officiating officer or an officer
looking after the current duties of higher rank.
8.2 Powers delegation for Issue/Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness

ISSUE All Up Weight of > 15000 kg Dy. Director of Airworthiness and above
(Only at Hqrs) All Up Weight up to 15000 kg Senior Airworthiness Officer and above
All Up Weight up to 2000 kg Airworthiness Officer and above
All Up Weight up to 15000 kg Senior Airworthiness Officer and above
RENEWAL
Dy. Director / Controller of Airworthiness
All Up Weight > 15000 Kg
and above

8.3 The office file on the renewal of C of A should be completed in all respect and shall
contain all necessary papers such as application for renewal, enclosures of the work
performed on the aircraft and certificates issued by the operator and the MRO, filled
up check lists etc. etc. On completion of the work, the file must be submitted to the
head of the regional office / Sub regional office for his information. The aircraft files are
liable to be produced to the Inquiry Officers/ Court of Inquiries in case of accident.
Pages should be correctly marked and all the receipts, issues placed in the correct
order. Wherever any relaxation etc. has been granted it should be communicated in
writing.

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Note: It must be ensured that C of Renewal records are maintained on original file and
not on part file. In the event file is located at other regional office, it must be
ensured that prior to renewal of C of A the file is available in the office where C
of A is being renewed.

8.4 Head of Regional Office should ensure that verbal concessions and permissions may
not be resorted to. Where the operator specifically requests for a dispensation from a
requirement, the same may be considered and if feasible, granted in writing and
acknowledgement obtained from the operators for record.
8.5 A report on the C of A renewal shall be sent to the Hqrs. as per the existing Performa
immediately after the C of A is renewed.

9 SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS AND ITS REVALIDATION

9.1 Aircraft Rule 55 lays down conditions under which the C of A stands suspended or
deemed to be suspended. The rule also clearly indicates how to get the suspended C of
A revalidated. In general, the certificate stands suspended or cancelled when the
aircraft suffers major damage, unapproved modifications/repairs have been carried out
and life expired components continue to remain on the aircraft. In such cases the
certificate is automatically validated after the above deficiencies are removed and
certified by an AME.
9.2 After an accident it is a normal practice that the C of A is endorsed indicating that this
has been suspended as a result of the accident. Revalidation of the certificate in such
cases will be done only after the aircraft is properly repaired; required inspection for
renewal of C of A is carried out by an appropriately licensed AME.
9.3 In case an operator applies for a full term C of A, he will pay the required fees also and
comply with all the requirements normally required for renewal of C of A. However, the
operator may get the C of A re-validated for the remaining period which could be done
after an inspection by an authorized officer.
9.4 C of A shall deem to be suspended in case the operator does not submit the ARA as per
CAR.

10 Ferry Flight

Where the C of A is suspended or deemed to be suspended for any reason, ferry flight
permission can be granted to take the aircraft back where the repair facilities are
available. However, such ferry flight shall be permitted without any passengers with
the minimum crew required for the flight as mentioned in the Flight Manual and the
maintenance or repair which is considered essential has been carried out for the
purpose of ferry flight. Such permission can be granted by Directors/ Controllers of the

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station. In cases where the C of A has lapsed, the permission for ferry flight will be
granted by the Director of Airworthiness. Where the C of A is actually suspended or
deemed to be suspended such permission may be granted by an officer of the rank of
Controller in the Regional Office. Reference should be made to the CAR Section 2 Series
F Part VII for special flight permits and the procedure given therein should be followed.

11 REPLACEMENT/ISSUE OF DUPLICATE OF C OF A

11.1 C of A would need to be replaced under the following circumstances:
(i) When there is no place on the certificate for renewal;
(ii) When in poor state due to normal wear and handling;
(iii) When the original is lost.
11.2 Upon requests from Operators for issuance of a duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness
due to originals having been lost, misplaced or mutilated along with an (a) affidavit and
(b) FIR lodged with police (c) applicable fees, the officers empowered to renew the
Certificate of Airworthiness (Including at regional/sub regional offices) may issue the
duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness. Whilst doing so, they will endorse the word
“Duplicate” on the respective C of A. A copy of the same should also be forwarded to
Headquarters stating the reasons necessitating its issue for record purposes.

Note :
i) Fees (10 % of the original issue fees) shall be charged only when the original
certificate have been lost/ misplaced.
ii) No fees shall be charged when the certificate is mutilated or no space is available
for making further entries.

12 Check Lists for Issue and Renewal are placed as Appendix I and II.

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APPENDIX I
Checklist for issue of Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A)
Applicant/Operator:

Registration No: VT- Aircraft type: MSN:
S. No Documents to be submitted along with Submitted Remarks Signature
application
1. CA25 Yes/No

2. Documents indicating Weight of the Yes/No
aircraft (AFM pages etc)
3. Requisite Fee (as per the weight of the Yes/No
aircraft)
 Up to 1000 kg submit Rs.20,000
only,
 If the weight of the aircraft is more
than 1000kgs use the formula given
below:-
(Wt -1000) +20000 = Fee to be
deposited for C of A.
Pl note Wt. to be rounded off to next
higher thousand for ex. 73,200 kg to
be taken as 74000Kgs.
If short term C of A is requested a fee
equivalent to issue of partially filled
C of A will be charged.
4. Details of equipments, systems and Yes/No
instruments installed on aircraft.
(CVR, FDR and ELT may be highlighted)
5. Application for Noise certificate along Yes/No
with document indicating noise levels
of the aircraft as required in Appendix.
6. Export C of A Yes/No
7. Erection certificate Yes/No
(if aircraft imported in dismantled
condition)
8. Flight test report Yes/No
(if aircraft imported in dismantled
condition)

9. If short term C of A is requested a Yes/No
certificate should be given that all
relevant CARs, ADs and special

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requirements have been complied
with.
10. Standard C of A Yes/No
11. If the C of A is requested for a new type Yes/No
of aircraft (introduced in the country
for the first time) then the application
should be made along with following
documents:
 Design approval issued by FAA/JAA
or any other regulatory authority
 Type certificate & Data sheet
 Export C of A issued within 60 days
of submission of application
 MMEL
 Customised weight & balance
manual
 Soft copies of mandatory
modifications for new type of
aircraft/engine/propeller is enclosed

___________
Date: ___________ Signature

Note 1. The above check list is for issue of partially filled C of A. For issue of complete C of A the
officers may use the existing check list as per DGCA.STD.DOC/CL/28.
Note 2. Following to be checked before submission of application:-
1. CA-25 Appendix ’A’, Appendix ’B’ and Appendix ’G’ are duly filled and signed by the
owner/authorised representative and name and designation is clearly mentioned further no
item shall be left unattended, if not applicable please write NA. Appendix ’B’&’G’ preferably
be signed by a licensed AME.
2. Export C of A shall clearly indicate MSN, Type and Date of manufacture of aircraft.
3. Erection certificate shall be signed by licensed AME in relevant category.
4. Flight test report shall also give status of avionics systems installed on the aircraft.
5. A detailed calculation of the fee should be submitted on a separate paper, the fee drafts
should be deposited at the DGCA gate and a stamp indicating the amount shall be received on
forwarding letter etc.
6. Documents indicating the weight of the aircraft should also indicate serial no of the aircraft.

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APPENDIX II
CHECK LIST FOR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS

Name of Owner/Operator :
Registration No & Type of Aircraft :
Type & No. of Engines :
Type of Propeller (if applicable) :
C of A valid till :
Last ARA dated :
Date & Place of Inspection :
Name & Designation of Officer :

S/N ITEMSOFINSPECTION REMARKS SIGNATURE
AIRCRAFT RELATED DOCUMENTS
1. Receipt of application as per appendix given in CAR ‘F’ Part III.
2. Receipt of requisite fees asper Rule 62 of Aircraft Rules, 1937.
3. Quantum of work approval, if required.
4. Number of spot checks carried out on the aircraft since last
renewal of C of A.
5. Number of major defects reported since last renewal of C of A.
6. Number of major defect reports, if any, closed/ open?
7. Whether any incident /accident recommendation is pending for
compliance?
8. Condition of C of A, C of R and validity of Aeromobile Licence
and Air Operator's Permit.
9. Scrutiny of J.L.B/FRB/techlog.
10. Scrutiny of Aircraft, Engine, and Propeller log books particularly for
entering of AD compliance status.
11. Defect Register for proper rectification of major and repetitive
defects.
12. Fuel & Oil consumption register, as applicable.
13. Engine parameter register, as applicable
14. Certificate of engine performance review.
15. Status of AD complaince.
16. List of materials & spares used. Check for release notes and proper
documentation.
17. Inspection schedule since last C of A renewal.
18. Certificate of First Aid/ Physician Kit.
19. Certificate from Operations/Quality Department that the Flight
Manual (if applicable) is current and up-to-date. Latest amendment /
revision number.

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20. Record of ARAs since last C of A
21. Perservation records, if applicable
22. Record of compass swinging.
23. T.B.O. of components within limit.
24. Test flight report.
25. Certificate of maintenance review as per para 7 of CAR (Sec-2), Series
‘F’ Part III from QM/ Chief of Inspection / Engineer-in-Charge.
26. Certificate regarding compliance of all other requirements of
applicable CARs.
27. A Certificate that the Radio Communication, Navigation and Radar
equipment on board have been checked.
28. Certificate for use of approved materials and that the work has been
carried out as per approved procedures by approved persons.
29. Report of fuel sample for microbiological test.
PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT

GO AROUND INSPECTION
1. Check for damages, dents/any extensive patchrepairs in the
airframe/ engine and quality of repair.
2. Check tyres, brakes, landing gears.
3. Check engine inlet,fanblades,outlets,open the cowling and check for
oil leaks.
4. Checktheconditionofpropeller(ifinstalled)andalso conditionofyellowpaint
onpropellertips.
5. Check fuel tanks for any leakage.

6. Check the condition of flaps/ aileron/ stabilizers or any dent
delamination etc.
7. Check the condition of pitot/ AOA probes and cleanliness of
static ports.
8. Check the conditionof static dischargers/ wicks.
9. Check condition of Radome.
10. Check evidence of over rotation.
11. Check any evidence of toilet fluid leakage.
12. Check for any hydraulic leakage.
13. Check for any evidence of detereriotion of visible seals on
doors , windows etc.
14. Check APU (if installed) compartment for any leakage of
hydraulic fluid/ oil leakage.
15. Check for any missing rivets, fasteners, peeling of paint.
16. Check for any evidence of corrosion, hydraulic fluid leak in wheel
well area.

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17. Check cleanliness of wheel well area.
18. Check the cleanliness of aircraft.
19. Painting of registration markings.
20. Installation of owner’s name plate.
21. Operations of various systems such as flaps, under-carriage,
ailerons, rudder etc.
22. Operations of external lights such as navigation, anti collision,
landing / taxing, strobe lights etc.
23. Condition of de-icer boots and satisfactory operation
24. Check condition of cargo doors.
25. Check condition of cargo compartment floor.
26. Check pressure bulkheads for condition, corrosion etc.
27. Check pressure equalizer panels.
28. Condition of Radio/Navigation antennas.
AIRCRAFT INTERIOR
1. Check escape slide-chute bottle pressure (if applicable).
2. Check condition of cabin crew seat (if applicable).
3. Check seat belts for condition and seats for satisfactory
operation of inclination.
4. Check that “FASTEN SEAT BELT WHILE SEATED” sign and “NO
SMOKING” sign are displayed in proper place.
5. Check life vests, as applicable.
6. Check that seats are provided with fire blocking materials.
7. Check serviceability of emergency escape path markings/
8. lights.
Check the condition of hat racks.
9. Check reclining mechanism of seats.
10. Check that emergency exit doors are properly placarded.
11. Check that all passenger seats are provided with “PASSENGER
BRIEFING CARD”.
12. Check First aid/ Physician kits.
13. Check portable oxygen/ fire extinguisher bottles, megaphone,
14. etc.
Checkas for
applicable.
satisfactory operation of cabin crew calling system/
PA system.
15. Check satisfactory operation of toilet motor, smoke warning
system, and display of “NO SMOKING” placard.
16. Check for proper operation of toilet door.
COCKPIT
1. Check for satisfactory operationof sliding windows, if applicable.

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2. Check availability of crash axe, portable fire extinguisher, portable
oxygen bottle.
3. Check availability of the following documents:
 Company operations manual, if applicable;
 FCOM/ AOM/ POH as applicable;
 Certificate of Airworthiness;
 Certificate of Registration;
 Aeromobile licence;
 Approved weight schedule;
 Air operator’s Permit;
 NoiseCertificate
 Valid CRS
 Approved MEL/ CDL and DDPG;
 Cockpit and Emergencycheck listas applicable;
4. Check windshields and windows for the followings:
 Sign of discolouration;
 Sign of over heating;
 Presence of bubbles;
 Any other abnormality;
5. Check satisfactory operation of the followings, if installed:
 Stall warning system;
 Fire warning system;
 Weather Radar ( in test mode),
 Transponder;
 GPWS;
 ACAS;
 VHF communication;
 ADF;
 VOR;
 Master Warning and Caution lights and System annunciators;
 ELT;
 Electrical operation of cargo doors;
 Extension/ Retraction of landing gears ,asapplicable.
6. Check for free and full movements of flight & engine controls.
7. Markings of instrument dials and placards Readability
8. Display of compass correction card.
9. Operation of inertia reel.
10. Engine ground run performance.

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CHAPTER 3
APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION

1. Scope (145. B.01)

This chapter describes the administrative procedures which the Airworthiness
Directorate officers shall follow when exercising their tasks and responsibilities regarding
issuance, continuation, change, suspension or revocation of CAR-145 maintenance
organization approvals.

2. DGCA Role (145. B.10)
2.1 General
Rule 133B of the Aircraft Rules 1937 stipulates that organisations engaged in the
maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components shall be approved by DGCA. The
Airworthiness Directorate has been vested with the responsibilities for the issuance,
continuation, change, suspension or revocation of a maintenance approval.
2.2 Resources
The approval will be processed by Regional Airworthiness office for Indian Organisation
and by DGCA Hdqrs. for Foreign organizations. A team of at least two officers of
Airworthiness Directorate should associate with the approval/ variation of maintenance
organization.

3. Qualification and training

Head of the Regional Office shall ensure that the officers involved in CAR-145
organisation approvals must:
(a) be appropriately qualified and have all necessary knowledge, experience and
training to perform thir allocated tasks.
(b) have received training/continuation training on CAR-145 where relevant,
including its intended meaning and standard.

4. Procedures
The following procedures shall be followed:
(a) For organisation located in India, the Director of Airworthiness of the regional
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absence, Director of Airworthiness (Hdqrs) and above are also delegated with the
authority to grant approval to organisations.
(b) For organisation located outside India, Director of Airworthiness (Hdqrs) and
above are delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations.
(c) The steps involved in the approval of an organisation are as follows and would
involve filling up of CA Form 6 – Approval Recommendation Report.
(d) The approval process should normally be completed within six months.
(i) Initial procedure:
 Receipt of application along with fees (refer Rule 133C and other
Instructions).
 Introductory meeting with the applicant. The applicant may be asked to
give a presentation on his organisation. Discussion and acceptance of
Accountable Manager and post holders.
 Record of discussions and intimation to Hdqrs.
(ii) Detailed examination of the application (Approximately 2 months);
 Scrutiny of the MOE and the parawise compliance report.
 Intimation of deficiencies, if any.
 Inspection of the organisation to confirm the facilities as per proposed
MOE and information provided in the compliance report in terms of
facility, personnel, planning and records etc.
 Intimation of deficiencies and confirmation of corrected findings and re-
inspection, if required.
 Submission of report on file to Head of Regional office (HRO).
 Approval of MOE and post holders.
 Issue of approval and intimation to Hdqrs.

5. Organizations located in countries outside India (145.B.15)

Applications of foreign firms seeking approval under CAR 145 are dealt with by DGCA
Headquarters. Such applications shall be accompanied by the following:
(i) Letter of Intent from the Indian operator desirous of using the facility.
(ii) FAA/EASA and Local Authority approval.
(iii) Recent audit findings from the above mentioned authorities and internal audit
report.
(iv) Resolution of the audit findings.
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(vi) MOE & Capability List.
(vii) Fees.

Upon satisfactory scrutiny the case file shall be submitted by AWO/SAWO to DDAW and
DAW. Check lists in this regard may be used. Approvals of the firm may be issued. Where
maintenance facilities are located outside India the investigation and continued oversight
of the approval may be carried out by specific teams appointed by DGCA Hdqrs.

6. Initial approval (145.B.20)

6.1 Provided the requirements of 145.A.30(a) and (b) are complied with, the RAO shall
formally indicate its acceptance of the personnel, specified in 145.A.30(a) and (b), to the
applicant in writing after examining their knowledge, background and satisfactory
experience related to aircraft or component maintenance and working knowledge of
CAR 145.

(i) Formally indicated by the DGCA in writing means that the CA Form 4 should be used
for this activity. With the exception of the accountable manager, a CA Form 4 should
be completed for each person nominated to hold a position as required by 145.A.30
(b).
(ii) Formal indication of acceptance should be by use of the CA Form 4 or in the case of
the Accountable Manager via approval of the Maintenance Organisation Exposition
containing the Accountable Managers commitment statement.
(iii) The DGCA/RAO may reject an accountable manager where there is clear evidence
that they previously held a senior position in any approved Organisation and abused
that position by not complying with the particular CAR requirements.
6.2 The officers of Airworthiness Directorate shall verify that the procedures specified in the
maintenance organization exposition comply with CAR - 145 and verify that the
accountable manager signs the commitment statement. The review of the Exposition
including verification of the procedures as detailed therein shall be done as per Part 3 of
CA Form 6.
6.3 The RAO shall verify that the organisation is in compliance with the requirements of CAR-
145. For this purpose, the following procedure may be adopted while auditing the
organisation for grant/ variation of approval:
(i) For a large organization, one large team audit or a short series of small team audits
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(ii) It is recommended that the audit is carried out on a product line type basis in that,
for example, in the case of an organisation with Airbus A310 and A320 ratings, the
audit be concentrated on one type only for a full compliance check and dependant
upon the result, the second type may only require a sample check against those
activities seen to be weak on compliance for the first type.
(iii) The officers of AWD should always ensure that they are accompanied throughout
the audit by a senior technical member of the organisation. Normally this is the
quality manager. The reason for being accompanied is to ensure the organisation is
fully aware of any findings during the audit.
6.4 The RAO shall inform the senior technical member of the organisation at the end of the
audit visit on all findings made during the audit.
6.5 A meeting with the accountable manager shall be convened at least once during the
initial approval process to ensure that he/she fully understands the significance of the
approval and the reason for signing the exposition commitment of the organisation to
compliance with the procedures specified in the exposition.
6.6 All findings must be confirmed in writing to the organisation.
(i) The audit report form should be the CA Form 6. The officers of AWD should inform
the head of the office of the findings made during the audit who shall in turn inform
the same to the Quality Manager for necessary corrective action.
(ii) A quality review of the CA Form 6 audit report form should be carried out by the
head of the office. The review should take into account the relevant paragraphs of
CAR-145, the categorization of finding levels and the closure action taken.
Satisfactory review of the audit form should be indicated by a signature on the
audit form.
6.7 The officers of Airworthiness Directorate shall record all findings, closure actions (actions
required to close a finding) and recommendations.

(i) The reports should include the date each finding was cleared together with
reference to the RAO report or letter that confirmed the clearance.
(ii) There may be occasions when officers of AWD may find situations in the applicant's
organisation on which he/she is unsure about compliance. In this case, the
organisation should be informed about possible non-compliance at the time and
the fact that the situation will be reviewed within the Airworthiness Directorate
before a decision is made. If the decision is a finding of being in compliance then a
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(iii) Findings should be recorded on the audit report form with a provisional
categorization as a level 1 or 2. Subsequent to the audit visit that identified the
particular findings, Airworthiness officers should review the provisional finding
levels, adjusting them if necessary and change the categorization from provisional
to confirmed.
(iv) All findings should be confirmed in writing to the applicant organisation within 2
weeks of the audit visit.
6.8 For initial approval all findings must be corrected before the approval can be issued.

7. Issue of approval ( 145.B.25)

7.1 The Director of Airworthiness shall formally approve the exposition and issue to the
applicant a Form 3 approval certificate, which includes the approval ratings. The
certificate of approval shall only be issued when the organization is in compliance with
CAR-145.
(i) The approval will be based only upon the organisational capability (including any
associated sub-contractors) relative to CAR-145 and not limited by reference to
FAA/ EASA type certificated products. For example, if the organisation is capable of
maintaining within the limitation of CAR -145 the Boeing 737-200 series aircraft the
approval schedule should state A1 Boeing 737-200 series and not Boeing 737-2H6
which is a particular airline designator for one of many -200 series.
(ii) The approval of the exposition shall be intimated in writing. The following pages
shall be stamped and signed:
(a) List of effective pages.
(b) Scope of activities (at each site if applicable).
(c) List of nominated persons (Including Accountable Manager).
(d) Facility details (at each site if applicable).
(e) Scope of Quality System.
(f) Authorization System
7.2 The conditions of the approval shall be indicated on the Form 3 approval certificate. The
validity of the CAR -145 approval will be for a period not exceeding one year.
7.3 The reference number shall be included on the Form - 3 approval certificate. The numeric
sequence should be unique to the particular approved maintenance organisation.
7.4 For organizations having multiple locations, the approval shall be issued by the DAW of
the main base. In such cases the airworthiness office at the sub base location may carry
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carried out by the RAO on receipt of recommendations of the airworthiness office at the
sub base location. The oversight functions, however lies with the region/sub region
where the activity is based.
7.5 Fees: For grant of approvals, or changes to the approval ratings by inclusion of additional
type of Aircraft (aircraft and engine combination) on the Certificate of approval, fees
shall be charged in accordance with Rule 133C. Enhancement of the scope of
maintenance of an aircraft already included in the certificate of approval will not attract
charging of additional fees. For renewal of approvals 50 percent of the grant of approval
fees shall be charged in accordance with Rule 133C.
RAOs must ensure that correct fees is charged with regard to number of employees in an
organisation as required by Rule 133C.

8. Continuation of an approval (145.B.30)

The continuation of an approval shall be monitored in accordance with the applicable
initial approval’ process under 145.B.20. In addition:

8.1 The office shall maintain and update a program listing the approved maintenance
organisations under its supervision, the dates when audit visits are due and when such
visits were carried out.
Credit may be claimed by the officers of AWD for specific item audits completed during
the preceding 11 months period (i.e., each item of CA form 6 may be deferred by 11
months from the due date of the same item, if the previous results were satisfactory)
subject to following four conditions:

(i) the specific item audit should be the same as that required by CAR -145 latest
amendment;
(ii) there should be satisfactory evidence on record that such specific item audits were
carried out and that all corrective actions have been taken;
(iii) the officers of AWD should be satisfied that there is no reason to believe standards
have deteriorated in respect of those specific item audits being granted a back
credit; and
(iv) the specific item audit being granted a back credit should be audited not later
than 23 months after the last audit of the item.
8.2 Each organization must be completely reviewed (audited) by RAOs for compliance with
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(i) Where it has been decided that a series of audit visits are necessary to arrive at a
complete audit of an organisation, the program will indicate which aspects of the
approval will be covered on each visit.
(ii) It is recommended that part of an audit concentrates on two ongoing aspects of
the CAR-145 approval, namely the organisations internal self monitoring quality
reports produced by the quality monitoring personnel to determine if the
organization is identifying and correcting its problems and secondly the number
of concessions granted by the quality manager.
(iii) At the successful conclusion of the audit including approval of the exposition, an
audit report form will be completed by the auditing officer including all recorded
findings, closure actions and recommendation. A CA Form 6 should be used for
this activity.
(iv) In the case of line stations a sampling program based upon number of line
stations and complexity may be adopted.
8.3 A meeting with the accountable manager shall be convened at least once every 12
months to ensure he/she remains informed of significant issues arising during audits and
to ensure he/she fully understands the significance of the approval.

9. Changes (145.B.35)

9.1 RAOs shall receive application from the organisation of any proposed change as listed in
145.A.85.
9.2 RAOs shall comply with the applicable elements of the initial process paragraphs for any
change to the organisation.
9.3 RAO may prescribe the conditions under which organisation may operate during such
changes unless it determines that the approval should be suspended.
9.4 To have adequate control over any changes to the management personnel specified in
145.A.30 (a) and (b) will require an amendment to the exposition.

 Changes to the CAR-145 approvals include the following:
 Name change
 Address change
 Approval scope and rating
 New base facility

The applicable part/s of the CA Form-6 should be used for the change.

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10. Maintenance organisation exposition (MOE) amendements (145. B.40)

10.1 The officers of Airworthiness Directorate shall verify that the procedures specified in the
exposition are in compliance with CAR-145 before formally notifying the approved
organization of the approval.
10.2 A simple exposition status sheet should be maintained which contains information on
when an amendment was received by RAO and when it was approved.
10.3 The organization should submit each exposition amendment to the RAO for approval. On
being satisfied that the amendment meets the requirement of CAR 145, an approval to
the same shall be indicated in writing and with intimation to DGCA Hdqrs.

11. Admonition, Warning, Revocation, suspension and limitation of approval (145.B.45)

The procedure as laid down in sub rule 10 of Rule 133B and instructions issued by DGCA
Hdqrs from time to time shall be followed in order to:
(a) suspend an approval on reasonable grounds in the case of potential safety threat;
or
(b) admonish, warn, suspend, revoke or limit the approval granted to a person or
organization pursuant to 145.B.50.

12. Findings (145.B.50)
(a) When during audits or by other means evidence is found showing non-compliance
with the requirements of CAR- 145, the following actions shall be taken:

(i) For level 1 findings, immediate action shall be taken to revoke, limit or
suspend in whole or in part, depending upon the extent of the level 1 finding,
the maintenance organisation approval, until successful corrective action has
been taken by the organization. In practical terms a level 1 finding is where a
significant non-compliance with CAR-145 is found.
The following are examples of level 1 finding:
− Failure to gain access to the organisation during normal operating hours of
the organisation in accordance with 145.A.90 (2) after two written
requests.
− If the calibration control of equipment as specified in 145.A.40 (b) had
previously broken down on a particular type product line such that most

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“calibrated” equipment was suspect from that time then that would be a
level 1 finding.
Note: A complete product line is defined as all the aircraft, engine or
component of a particular type.
For a level 1 finding it may be necessary for officers of Airworthiness
Directorate to ensure that further maintenance and re-certification of all
affected products is accomplished, dependent upon the nature of the finding.

(ii) For level 2 findings, the corrective action period granted must be appropriate
to the nature of the finding but in any case initially must not be more than
three months. In certain circumstances and subject to the nature of the
finding the three month period may be extended subject to a satisfactory
corrective action plan agreed. In practical terms where an officer of AWD
finds a non-compliance with CAR -145 against one product, it is deemed to be
a level 2 finding. The following are example level 2 findings:
− One time use of a component without any serviceable tag.
− The training documents of the certifying staff are not completed.

(b) Action shall be taken to suspend in whole or part the approval in case of failure to
comply within the timescale granted.

(i) Where the organisation has not implemented the necessary corrective action
within that period it may be appropriate to grant a further period of up to
three months, subject to notifying the accountable manager. In exceptional
circumstances and subject to a realistic action plan being in place, the DGCA
Hdqrs. may specifically vary the maximum 6 month corrective action period.
However, in granting such a change the past performance of the organization
will be considered.

(ii) It may be necessary to ensure that further maintenance and re-certification
of all affected products is accomplished, dependent upon the nature of the
finding.

13. Record-keeping (145.B.55)

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13.1 Records of approval of an organisation shall be retained for an adequate period that
allows adequate traceability of the process to issue, continue, change, suspend or
revoke each individual organization approval.

(i) The records shall include as a minimum:
(a) the application for an organisation approval, including the continuation thereof.
(b) the continued oversight program including all audit records.
(c) the organisation approval certificate including any change thereto.
(d) a copy of the audit program listing the dates when audits are due and when
audits were carried out.
(e) copies of all formal correspondence including Form 4 or equivalent.
(f) details of any exemption and enforcement action(s).
(g) any other regulatory authority audit report forms.

(ii) maintenance organization expositions.
(iii) The minimum retention period for the above records shall be four years except (c)
& (h), which should be retained permanently.
(iv) Either a paper or computer system or any combination of both may be used subject
to appropriate controls.
(v) The record-keeping system should ensure that all records are accessible whenever
needed within a reasonable time. These records should be organized in a consistent
way throughout (chronological, alphabetical order, etc.). Copies of policy letters
should also be retained in separate folders for future reference.
(vi) All records containing sensitive data regarding applicants or organizations should be
stored in a secure manner with controlled access to ensure confidentiality of this
kind of data.
(vii) All computer hardware used to ensure data backup should be stored in a different
location from that containing the working data in an environment that ensures they
remain in good condition. When hardware or software changes take place special
care should be taken to ensure that all necessary data continues to be accessible at
least through the full period as specified above.

14. Exemptions (145.B.60)

All exemptions granted as per this CAR shall be recorded and retained by Regional
Airworthiness Offices.

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Appendix- I
CA Form 04
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION

Details of Management Personnel required

to be accepted as specified in CAR ____________________

1 .Name:

2.Position:

3.Qualifications relevant to the item (2) position:

4.Work experience relevant to the item (2) position:

Signature: ........................................................ Date: .....................................

On completion, please send this form under confidential cover to the DGCA

DGCA USE ONLY

Name, Designation and signature of DGCA Official accepting this person:

Signature:______________________ Date:_______________________

Name :_________________________ Office : ______________________

Appendix II

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CA FORM -06
CAR-145 APPROVAL RECOMMENDATION REPORT
Part 1: General

Name of organisation:

Approval reference:

Requested approval rating/

Form 3 dated*:

FAA FAR 145 Cert No.

(If app.)

Address of Facility Audited:

Period covered under Audit : From : ________________ To : _________________

Date(s) of Audit:

Audit reference(s):

Persons interviewed:

DGCA Official(s) Names :

Signature(s):

DGCA office:

Date of Form 6 part 1 completion:
*delete where applicable

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CA FORM 6
CAR-145 APPROVAL RECOMMENDATION REPORT
Part 2: CAR -145 Compliance Audit Review

The five columns may be labelled and used as necessary to record the approval class &/or
product line reviewed. Against each column used of the following CAR-145 sub-paragraphs
please either tick (√ the box if satisfied with compliance or cross (X) the box if not satisfied with
compliance and specify the reference of the Part 4 finding next to the box or enter N/A where
an item is not applicable or N/R when applicable but not reviewed.

Para Subject

145.25 Facilities

145.30 Personnel

145.35 Certifying Staff

145.40 Equipment, Tools,
etc

145.42 Acceptance of
Components

145.45 Maintenance Data

145.47 Production
Planning

145.50 Certification of
Maintenance

145.55 Maintenance
Records

145.60 Occurrence
Reporting

145.65 Procedures &

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Quality

145.70 See Part 3

145.75 Privileges of AMO

145.80 Limitations on
AMO

145.85 Changes to AMO

145.90 Continued Validity

DGCA officer(s): Signature(s):

DGCA office: Date of Form 6 part 2 completion

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CA FORM 6

CAR --145 APPROVAL RECOMMENDATION REPORT

PART 3: Compliance with 145.A.70 Maintenance organisation exposition

Please either tick (✓) the box if satisfied with compliance; or if not satisfied with compliance and
specify the reference of the Part 4 finding; or enter N/A where an item is not applicable; or N/R
when applicable but not reviewed.

Part 1 Management
1.1 Corporate commitment by the accountable manager

1.2 Safety and Quality Policy.

1.3 Management personnel.

1.4 Duties and responsibilities of the management personnel.

1.5 Management Organisation Chart.

1.6 List of Certifying staff (Note: a separate document may be referenced).

1.7 Manpower resources.

1.8 General description of the facilities at each address intended to be approved.

1.9 Organisations intended scope of work.

1.10 Notification procedure to the DGCA regarding changes to the organisation's activities
/ approval / location / personnel

1.11 Exposition amendment procedures.

Part 2 Maintenance Procedures
2.1 Supplier evaluation and subcontract control procedure.

2.2 Acceptance/inspection of aircraft components and material from outside contractors.

2.3 Storage, tagging, and release of aircraft components and material to aircraft
maintenance.

2.4 Acceptance of tools and equipment.

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2.5 Calibration of tools and equipment

2.6 Use of tooling and equipment by staff (including alternate tools).

2.7 Cleanliness standards of maintenance facilities.

2.8 Maintenance instructions and relationship to aircraft/aircraft component manufacturers'
instructions including updating and availability to staff
2.9 Repair procedure.

2.10 Aircraft maintenance programme compliance

2.11 Airworthiness Directives procedure

2.12 Optional modification procedure.

2.13 Maintenance documentation in use and completion of same.

2.14 Technical record control.

2.15 Rectification of defects arising during base maintenance

2.16 Release to service procedure

2.17 Records for the operator.

2.18 Reporting of defects to the DGCA /Operator/Manufacturer

2.19 Return of defective aircraft components to store.

2.20 Defective components to outside contractors

2.21 Control of computer maintenance record systems

2.22 Control of man-hour planning versus scheduled maintenance work.

2.23 Control of critical tasks.

2.24 Reference to specific maintenance procedures.

2.25 Procedures to detect and rectify maintenance errors.

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2.26 Shift / task handover procedures.

2.27 Procedures for notification of maintenance data inaccuracies
and ambiguities to the type certificate holder.
2.28 Production planning procedures

Part L2 : Additional Line Maintenance Procedures
L2.1 Line maintenance control of aircraft components, tools, equipment, etc.

L2.2 Line maintenance procedures related to servicing/fuelling/de-icing

L2.3 Line maintenance control of defects and repetitive defects

L2.4 Line procedure for completion of technical log

L2.5 Line procedure for pooled parts and loan parts

L2.6 Line procedure for return of defective parts removed from aircraft

L2.7 Line procedure for control of critical tasks

Part 3 Quality System Procedures
3.1 Quality audit of organisation procedures.

3.2 Quality audit of aircraft

3.3 Quality audit remedial action procedure.

3.4 Certifying staff qualification and training procedure.

3.5 Certifying staff records.

3.6 Quality audit personnel

3.7 Qualifying inspectors.

3.8 Qualifying mechanics

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3.9 Aircraft / aircraft component maintenance tasks exemption process control.

3.10 Concession control for deviation from organisation's procedures.

3.11 Qualification procedure for specialised activities such as NDT, welding etc.

3.12 Control of manufacturers' and other maintenance working teams

3.13 Human Factors training procedure

3.14 Competence assessment of personnel

Part 4
4.1 Contracted operators

4.2 Operator procedures/paperwork

4.3 Operator record completion

Part 5
Appendices
5.1 Sample Documents 5.3 List of Line maintenance locations

5.2 List of sub-contractors 5.4 List of CAR-145 organizations

Date of Form 6 part 3 completion:

MOE Reference: MOE Amendment:

DGCA official(s): Signature(s):

DGCA office: Date of Form 6 part 3 completion:

Part 4: Findings CAR-145 Compliance status

Each level 1 and 2 finding should be recorded whether it has been rectified or not and should be
identified by a simple cross reference to the Part 2 requirement. All non-rectified findings should
be copied in writing to the organisation for the necessary corrective action.

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Part 2 or 3 Audit reference(s): Level Corrective action
reference Findings Date Due Date Closed Reference

Part 5: CAR-145 Approval or continued approval or change recommendation*

Name of organization:
Approval reference:
Audit reference(s):

The following CAR -145 scope of approval is recommended for this organization. Or, it is
recommended that the CAR-145 scope of approval specified in CA Form 3 referenced............ be
continued.

Name of recommending DGCA Officer :

Signature of recommending DGCA Officer :

DGCA office :

Date of recommendation :

Form 6 review (quality check) : Date:

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Appendix- III
CA Form TWO APPLICATION FOR INITIAL GRANT/ RENEWAL /VARIATION

1. Registered name of the applicant : ________________________

2. Trading name (if different) : ________________________

3. Address requiring approval : ________________________

4. Tel:_________________ Fax _____________ E-mail __________

5. Scope of CAR 145 Approval relevant to this application : _______________

6. Position and name of the (proposed*) Accountable Manager: _______________

7. Signature of the proposed* Accountable Manager : _______________

8. Place : ___________________

9. Date : ___________________

10. Fees as per Rule 133C of the Aircraft Rules : ________________

Note (1) : A note giving the address (es) to which the Form(s) should be sent.
Note (2 ) : An optional note to give information on any fees payable.

*Applicable only in the case of a new CAR-145 Applicant.

SCOPE OF CAR 145 APPROVAL

CLASS RATING LIMITATION BASE LINE
A1 Aeroplanes/airships Quote aeroplane/airship type
above 5700 Kg
Aircraft

A2 Quote aeroplane/airship manufacturer
Aeroplanes/airships or group or type
5700 Kg and below
A3 Helicopters Quote helicopter manufacturer or group or
type

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A 4 Aircraft other than Quote aircraft type or group
A1, A2 or A3

Engines B1 Turbine Quote engine type
B2 Piston Quote engine manufacturer or group or type
B3 APU Quote engine manufacturer or type
C1 Air Cond & Press Quote aircraft type or aircraft manufacturer or component
C2 Auto Flight manufacturer or the particular component and or cross
C3 Com and Nav refer to a capability list in the exposition.
Components Other Than Complete Engines Or APUs

C4 Doors – Hatches
C5 Electrical Power
C6 Equipment
C7 Engine – APU
C8 Flight Controls
C9 Fuel – Airframe
C 10 Helicopter –Rotors
C 11 Helicopter –
Transmission
C12 Hydraulic
C 13 Instruments
C14 Landing Gear
C15 Oxygen
C16 Propellors
C17 Pneumatic
C 18 Protection Ice /rain
/fire
C19 Windows
C20 Structures
Specialized D1 Non destructive insp. Quote particular NDT method
Services
With reference to the above scope of approval and item 5 on page 1, please complete in the
following example style, but relevant to your organization.
A1 Base & Line Boeing 737-200 B2 Lycoming Piston
A2 Base Piper PA34 B3 Garrett GTCP85
A2 Base & Line Cessna Piston C2 SFENA
Twins
A3 Bell 206/212 C4 Boeing 747
B1 CFM 56 D1 Eddy Current
There maybe any number of types/manufacturers, etc. listed against each rating.

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CHAPTER 4
AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects)

1. Introduction

In accordance with the provisions of Rule 134 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 no persons shall
operate an air transport service to, within and from India without permission of the
Central Government. The authority to grant the permission has been delegated by the
government to DGCA. Accordingly, permits for operating the following types of air
transport services are presently issued by DGCA to applicants who meet the laid down
requirements for the specific type of air transport service:

A. Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger)
B. Scheduled Air Transport Service (Cargo)
C. Non- Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger)
D. Non- Scheduled Air Transport Service (Cargo)

These permits are equivalent to the Air Operator's Certificate required to be granted by
ICAO member States in accordance with the provisions of Annex 6. Permits for any other
special type of operation can be granted subject to the applicant showing satisfactory
capability to undertake the type of operations.

2. References

Act / Rule 134
CAR Section 3, Series C part I to V, O part II,IV,X,XI,XII,XIII and CAR 145
ICAO Annex 6, 5th Edition
Circular ATAC1 of 2009
Fee As per Rule 62, 133C

3. Procedures

The Air Transport Advisory Circular (ATAC 1 of 2009) explains the procedure followed for
grant of the permits and the various requirements which an applicant has to fulfil for
obtaining the permit. The issuance of a permit shall be dependent upon the applicant
demonstrating an adequate Organisation, method of control and supervision of flight
operations, training programme and maintenance arrangements consistent with the
nature and extent of the operations specified. On compliance of the requirements, the
applicant would be issued a permit, setting forth the operational authorisation and
limitations to carry out the specified commercial air transport and special operations.

The procedure for grant of Air Operator's Permit is outlined in the following Steps:

 Application for grant of initial No Objection Certificate (NOC).
 Actions required to be taken by initial NOC holder.

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 Application for permission for import/acquisition of aircraft.
 Actions to be taken after import/acquisition of aircraft.
 Issue of Air Operator's permit.

3.1 Application for the grant of initial no objection certificate

3.1.1 (NOC is granted by Airport Transport Directorate after Acquisition Committee in the
MOCA clears the case). No Airworthiness action is required at this moment.

3.1.2 The applicant submits a written application to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for grant of No
Objection Certificate for import/acquisition of aircraft. The request would be considered
by the Standing Committee. The Ministry of Civil Aviation would inform the applicant
about the decision of the Ministry. The permission in proper format shall be issued by
DGCA. The permission for import/acquisition of the aircraft shall normally be valid for a
period of one year. This permission may be extended by 3 months with prior approval of
the competent authority. However, where the aircraft proposed to be imported is a new
one with a definite delivery schedule, the validity of import permission will be in
accordance with the delivery schedule.

3.1.3 The applicant is required to ensure that before import of the aircraft, all the DGCA
mandatory modifications are complied with and that no major checks are due within one
year/300 flight hours including those applicable to aging aircraft, if any. Operator must
ensure that Component history is obtained while acquiring the aircraft and the maximum
age of the aircraft does not exceed as per the permissible age stipulated in CAR F Part XX.

3.1.4 The applicant must ensure that the permission for import/acquisition of the aircraft is
valid till the date of arrival of aircraft in the country. In case the NOC expires, the applicant
may apply for grant of the NOC to Ministry of Civil Aviation. No Airworthiness action is
required at this stage.

3.2 Preparatory steps required to be taken by the initial NOC holders

3.2.1 The preparation for developing the capability to operate the services commences after
grant of initial NOC to the applicant. While completion of some of the under mentioned
actions may be possible only after acquisition of the aircraft, the applicant should initiate
and complete actions to the extent possible before acquisition of the aircraft is permitted.

3.3 Maintenance Management Personnel Required

3.3.1 A sound and effective management structure is essential and it is particularly important
that the operational management should be properly qualified and should have proper
status in the organization to ensure safety of operations. It is, therefore, essential that the
applicant has adequate management personnel in its operations and that these personnel
are competent and qualified in the respective areas and should be employed on full time
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 Chief Executive Officer/ Accountable Manger
 Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer
 Quality Assurance Manager

3.3.2 The duties and responsibilities of the managers and senior executives must be clearly
defined in writing and chains of responsibility firmly established. While the number of
persons required will vary with the size and the complexity of the operations, the
applicant must satisfy the DGCA that the organization structure is adequate and properly
matched to the operating network and commitments. The names, qualifications and
experience of the aforesaid management personnel shall be submitted to DGCA. The
positions held by these personnel in the Organisation shall be indicated in the applicant's
MCM/MOE.

3.4 Preparation of the Policy Documents.

3.4.1 The rules and regulations promulgated by the DGCA provide a framework of positive
control and guidance. It should however, be recognized that it is not feasible or desirable
to cover every conceivable operational detail in the rules and regulations. The operators
should, therefore, develop their own instructions for the guidance of personnel on the
details essential for the conduct of the operation. This helps to facilitate the development
of operating standards and techniques best suited to particular circumstances and
conditions of operation. On these principles the operator should lay down all its policies
regarding operation, maintenance and training in the following documents for the type of
aircraft proposed:

a) MCM/ MOE
b) Training Manual (for Scheduled Operations only)
c) Maintenance Procedures Manual including the various periodic Inspection
d) Schedules and Special Inspection Schedules.
e) Minimum Equipment List and Configuration Deviation List
f) Component Overhaul and Storage Limitations (COSL)
g) Security Manual

3.5 Recruitment and Training of Personnel

3.5.1 The applicant should recruit and start training of adequate number of the following
categories of personnel on the type of aircraft proposed to be acquired:

a) Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
b) Any other category of personnel required for the operations

3.5.2 The training programme for each category of engineering personnel should be developed
by the operators based upon the background of the trainees. Prior DGCA approval is not
required if the training is conducted at institutes approved/acceptable to DGCA. Institutes
approved under FAR/EASA 147 are accepted. For institutes not covered by Part 147, DGCA
approval of the training programme is necessary.

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3.6 Setting up of Maintenance Facilities

3.6.1 On receipt of initial NOC, the applicant may set up the basic maintenance facilities for the
aircraft type to be operated in accordance with CAR-145 and CAR Section 2 Series O. The
salient actions in this regard are as given below:

a) The operator shall ensure that the normal maintenance of his aircraft is done at a
CAR 145 approved maintenance organization. If required, the operator may set up
his own maintenance facility for approval under CAR 145, or outsource to an
existing CAR145 AMO.

b) The applicant/operator should nominate suitable persons as Quality Manager as
per MCM/MOE of the organisation who shall be responsible for complying with
the laid down requirements and adhering to quality procedures as approved in
these manuals.

c) If the operator has his own approved maintenance facility, the maintenance
planning and technical services aspects should be a part of the organization. In
case, however, the maintenance is outsourced, the operator still must have
adequate organization to ensure that mandatory airworthiness information and
directives are complied with and proper maintenance activities are undertaken
when due.

d) The operator’s maintenance planning department should be adequately staffed
with technical officers to perform the following functions:

 Delay, defect and engineering incident investigation and analysis
 Reliability analysis, engine performance monitoring and component life control
 Compliance of Service Bulletins, modifications, inspection schedules,
maintenance of technical records, issue of technical circulars and distribution
of technical data.

The technical staff required to perform the above functions should be trained
adequately on the quality control functions and on aircraft type.

e) The operator shall prepare a Maintenance Control Manual for his organization.
This manual should describe the engineering quality procedures and the
maintenance system to be followed by the operator as per the guidelines given in
Series O part II,IV/CAR 145. The manual should be submitted to the concerned
Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness Office for approval. The MCM shall be
approved by RAO after scrutiny and ensuring that it meets the operator’s
maintenance requirements. A guidance for the operators on the contents of the
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f) The operator shall prepare maintenance programme document which will list the
periodic maintenance inspection schedules including special inspection schedules
for the aircraft, COSL and other checks on the aircraft not specified by aircraft
manufacturers but made mandatory by regulations. This may include
microbiological tests of fuels, annual inspections for C of A, flight data recorders
and other special equipment. The maintenance programme shall be scrutinized by
the RAO to confirm that it conforms to MPD/ AMM. Where maintenance
programme has been already approved for the operators of same type of aircraft,
the same may be adopted with necessary modifications, if required, for any
differences in the aircraft configuration with the approval of the RAO/SRO.

3.6.2 Readouts of Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) are extensively
used for safety oversight and monitoring health of operations. The operator’s
arrangements for flight recorder monitoring are to be approved by Regional Air Safety
Office. The operator may develop their own facilities or make arrangement with some
DGCA approved agency (by AS Dte) to prepare the readout as and when required.

3.7 The operator shall set up an environment controlled bonded store, which should be
equipped with suitable racks, stands and bins for storing aircraft spares and notables.
Suitable person(s) should be approved as Stores Inspectors. The operator should
demonstrate to RAO the system to ensure that the life limited items do not remain in the
stores on expiry of their fixed life. The store shall be equipped with adequate quantity of
spares, notables and consumables including spare CVR and FDR. However, necessary
agreement with the manufacturer/supplier of aircraft may be made for supply of spares
along with the aircraft.

3.8 The operator shall identify and procure all the tools and equipments required for each
maintenance inspection schedule to be performed on the aircraft and its engine. Similarly,
special tools required for inspection shall be identified and procurement action taken so
that the tools are received by the time the aircraft is acquired.

3.9 The operator shall procure up-to-date copies of the specific aircraft related maintenance
documents including Aircraft Flight Manual, Maintenance Planning Document,
Maintenance Manual, Illustrated Parts Catalogue, Structural Repair Manual, Wiring
Diagram Manual and Weight and Balance Manual, MMEL and other documents, as laid
down in CAR-145. The operator shall procure copies of all applicable Airworthiness
Directives, Service Bulletins and DGCA mandatory modifications. The operator should also
be on the mailing list of the aircraft and engine manufacturers for prompt receipt of
modifications, Service Bulletins, Service Letters etc.

3.10 Ensuring suitability of aircraft:

(a) The AWD should examine the aircraft details to ascertain that the aircraft meets the
criteria in respect of:

 maximum permissible age,

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 number of cycles/hours logged and
 Type Certification requirements as specified in CAR Section 2 Series 'F' Part XX for
import of aircraft.

This requirement is not applicable to aircraft acquired from domestic sources and which
have been maintained in accordance with DGCA approved procedures unless some special
conditions are imposed on the aircraft. The aircraft imported for the purpose shall be of
the type design which is approved under Federal Aviation Administration (European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Civil Aviation Authority of United Kingdom (CAA, UK) or
any other authority acceptable to DGCA.

(b) The aircraft shall be fitted with the equipments in accordance with Civil Aviation
Requirements Section 2 Series 'I' and Series 'O'. The AWD should check the information
about the compliance of Airworthiness Directives, Modifications, and Service Bulletins.

While entering in any agreement for leasing the aircraft, the applicant must make it clear
in the lease agreement that the aircraft after registration in India shall be maintained in
accordance with the Indian rules, regulations, procedures and any conditions specified by
DGCA and there shall be no binding or limitation of any kind in this regard in the lease
agreement. A copy of the lease agreement duly signed shall also be submitted to DGCA
(DAW, Headquarters).

(c) Before attending the review meeting for the assessment of state of preparedness of the
applicant to operate air transport services, the financial or operational lease of the aircraft
should be examined by the AWD Hqrs, particularly with regard to transfer/delegation of
any regulatory functions to India as the state of operator.

(d) Wherever activities have been outsourced to other organizations, or where use of
facilities of other organizations is envisaged, the operator must be asked to provide
contractual documents. These contracts must be thoroughly scrutinized by AWD to
ensure that the all eventualities are covered and the basic responsibility of providing
proper maintenance remains with the operator.

3.11 Review Meeting to Assess State of Preparedness

In order to examine the state of preparedness to commence operations, the Air Transport
Directorate organises a review meeting at DGCA Headquarters with the Chief Executive,
senior managers in charge of Engineering, Operations and Commercial and the concerned
DGCA officers at headquarters and Regional Airworthiness Office. The Regional/Sub-
regional airworthiness office shall keep the DGCA Headquarters fully informed of the
preparatory steps taken. Minutes of the meeting, summarising the steps remaining to be
taken by the operator are circulated to the regional office.

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RO/SRO should continuously monitor the progress made by the operator in fulfilling the
requirements and development of infrastructure facilities and systems by the applicant. It
must be ensured that for matters other than the maintenance of aircraft, all
correspondence will be made with the operator, and not with the AMO. officer/SRO shall
carry out inspection of the facilities and submit report to headquarters on the following.

a) Parawise Compliance of CAR Section 3 Series C part II or III as applicable.
b) Arrangements made by the applicant for major maintenance and other maintenance
related tasks.
c) Valid C of A of the aircraft.
d) Names of engineers and approval holders with details of endorsements

3.13 Proving Flights:

The applicant may be required to conduct proving flights to demonstrate the maturity of
his total package. Proving flights may be conducted in all respects as if they were revenue
services. AWD officers may associate with the proving flights to confirm maintenance
arrangements at destination and in general, line maintenance procedures.

3.14 Demonstrations

The officers of AWD may be required to associate with any demonstrations which may be
required to complete the process of issuance of AOP. These include demonstration of
flight despatch, load and trim preparation, emergency drills such as fire drill, evacuation
drill, slide chute deployment, ETOPS approval procedures etc.

4. Issue of air operator's permit

4.1 This is the final stage to ensure that the applicant has acquired the capability required to
operate the services proposed in the application. At this stage, all necessary maintenance
manpower, systems, infrastructure, equipment, tools, aircraft spares etc. shall be in place.
In case Any deficiencies are noted (such as depletion of manpower since the review when
it was found satisfactory), the same must be brought to the notice of AT Dte. with a copy
to AWD Hqrs.

5. Enhancement of facilities commensurate with activities.

When the fleet size grows, the operator must demonstrate that The operator shall his
maintenance organization has sufficient number of engineers and other personnel to
maintain the additional aircraft. The operator shall also have to expand the Quality
Control and Flight Safety Cells as the fleet size grows so that these vital functions are
discharged satisfactorily. The AWD officers should make a comment on this capability of
the AMO in the periodic surveillance reports.

6. Continuing surveillance of the operator

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6.1 The RO/SRO shall exercise continuing surveillance of the operators to ensure safety in
operations. The applicant is also required to conduct his own surveillance inspections and
safety audits.

6.2 The maintenance areas to be covered in surveillance activities shall include at least a re-
evaluation of the operator's organization, facilities, equipment, aircraft maintenance,
safety precautions, checking of personal records, training, company manuals, and
compliance with the provisions of the Permit etc.

6.3 In the initial stages of operation, the operator shall be monitored for any irregular
procedures and evidence of inadequate facilities and equipment. The emphasis of the
surveillance and inspection programme by DGCA officers is to confirm that the methods
or systems the operator intended to use to ensure compliance with the applicable
regulations are being followed and are effective in achievement of safety objectives.

6.4 When in the course of operator's surveillance, deficiencies are observed, prompt
corrective action shall be initiated by the operator to correct the deficiencies within a
specified time. If the operator fails or is unable to meet or maintain the required
standards, the operator's privileges may be temporarily or permanently withdrawn or
restricted.

6.5 The AWD must ensure that the nominated post holders are available with the operator
and the AMO, and that internal audit/ quality assurance system functions satisfactorily.

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CHAPTER 5
PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL
1. Introduction

Rule 133B provides for approval of an organisation engaged in manufacture of an
aircraft / component / item of equipment or part and CAR 21 Sub-part G stipulates the
requirements to be fulfilled by an organisation desirous of seeking such approval. It is
necessary to standardize the procedures followed by Regional Airworthiness Offices
while processing the applications of the organisations and ensure uniform
implementation of the applicable regulatory requirements, processing of Part-21
Subpart G approval applications, associated Production Organization’s Exposition and
carryout the organisation audit and issue, maintain and amend a Production
Organization Approval (POA) certificate following a satisfactory recommendation.

The approval shall be performed in accordance with the provisions of Subpart G,
Section A and Section B of CAR-21 for the airworthiness and environmental certification
of aircraft and related products, parts and appliances, as well as for the certification of
design and production organisations.

2. Acceptance of Application

2.1 Applications made in accordance with CAR-21 for Production Organisation Approval
shall be assigned to an officer not below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness by the
Head of Regional Airworthiness Office (HRO). DGCA Form 50 shall be used for new
applications and DGCA Form 51 shall be used by POA holders for applications for change
to their approval.

2.2 The officer concerned will scrutinize the applications for correctness and completeness.
Where incorrect or incomplete information is supplied, within a week time it shall be
notified to the applicant by a letter detailing the omissions and errors.

2.3 Upon receipt of correct application, the officer concerned shall make a first check on
eligibility according to Part-21 and will determine how to proceed with the application.
When eligibility has been fully assessed, within 10 days time the officer concerned will
inform the applicant, whether the application is accepted or not. The eligible
organisation shall be informed of the planned technical investigation with the tentative
time frames.

2.4 A file shall be opened in ‘Q’ series in the name of the organisation and applicable fees
shall be realized from the organisation. Approval number with a suffix “P” indicating the
pending status of the approval (for example DGCA.21G.ZZZ.XXX - ZZZ- ND / MUM / KOL
/ CHE / BLR and XXX- Serial number assigned by the office) In case of refusal of an
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together with the reasons thereof, including a reference to the possibility for appeal. In
such case the fees collected shall be returned.

3. DETERMINATION OF THE POA TEAM

3.1 After eligibility has been fully assessed and once principle acceptance is given, the field
office shall establish an appropriate Investigation team in consultation with the
Headquarters (Head of Airworthiness Directorate). Officers from other Regional Offices
having necessary competence and previously accumulated experience may be involved
while constituting the Investigation team. The Head of regional airworthiness office will
nominate a team leader /members to carry out the investigation process. The
composition and size of the investigation team may vary depending upon:
(a) Size of the applicant’s organization;
(b) Complexity of the organization approval applied for;
(c) Number of sites covered by the approval;
(d) Nature of the services to be covered by the POA and its direct impact to aviation
safety.

3.2 Officers not forming part of the investigation team may participate in the investigation
for acquiring training. For specific technical investigations the basic team can call for
assistance from appropriate technical experts from the industry but not from the same
organisation. Cost of hiring such technical experts shall be borne by the applicant.

3.3 The HRO shall inform the name and location of the applicant and the expected scope of
work to the investigation team members in writing and forward a copy to Headquarters
at least a month in advance.

4. CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE

4.1 Investigation for Initial Organization Approval

4.1.1 The investigation process will be performed according to Section B of CAR-21 and its
associated Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) / Guidance Material (GM) and this
procedure. Findings made during the investigation process will be handled by the Team
Leader according to CAR-21 and its associated AMC/ GM.

4.1.2 When the full investigation for compliance of the applicant with CAR-21 has been
satisfactorily determined, the nominated officer form the Regional/Sub-Regional shall
carry out a quality review of the following documentation:
(a) The completed DGCA form 56 (all 5 sections). Wherever possible the phone and
fax number and e-mail address of the organisation shall be provided. (Completed
and signed by the TL and all the Team Members)

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(b) Notes of the final POA Team meeting with the applicant including
recommendations and significant findings together with appropriate conclusions
and corrective actions.
(c) The Production Organisation Exposition. (Approved by the Team Leader – Not
below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness)
(d) Form 4s (accepted and signed by the Team Leader - Not below the rank of
Controller of Airworthiness)
(e) Consistency of the Form 50 with the Form 56 and the POE,
(f) The continued surveillance plan by the Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness
Office.

Note: Incase the investigation team has been constituted without an officer from the
Region / Sub-region concerned, a member nominated by the team leader shall
review the documents.

4.1.3 The DAW of the region concerned shall countersign the form 56 when satisfied with the
review of paragraph 4.1.2 (a) to (f) and having assured that records will be maintained.
The DAW shall verify that the continued surveillance plan covers all Quality System
elements. The Head of the Regional Airworthiness Office shall notify Headquarters of
any major delays, serious problems or rejection of key staff members of the applicant
during the investigation process.

4.2 Issuing the Organization Approval Certificate

4.2.1 The investigation team leader shall submit to the DAW, the proposal for the DGCA Form
55 approval certificate, the countersigned form 56 (all parts) and the current accepted
continued surveillance plan.

4.2.2 The DAW shall clarify with the investigation Team Leader regarding any issues
associated with the proposal for the DGCA Form 55 approval certificate, the
countersigned form 56 or the current accepted continued surveillance plan. When
satisfied with the above recommendation package the DAW shall process the proposal
for issuance of approval certificate (Form 55).

4.2.3 The DAW will forward the original of the signed DGCA Form 55 to the organisation with
a copy to the Sub-regional office (if applicable) and Headquarters.

4.2.4 The DAW will establish a system to maintain records of all documents generated and
received during the approval process and the subsequent continued surveillance
process. The DGCA Form 56, copy of the form 55 and the continued surveillance plan
shall be retained under the allocated DGCA approval number. Specific reference will be
made to the next date that the form 56 recommendation is due. Designated Officer of
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DAW of the Region will maintain a register of all Organisation Approvals issued by the
Region in accordance with implementing Rule
CAR-21 giving the following details:
(a) Approval number
(b) Name of organisation
(c) Address
(d) Scope of approval

4.3 Changes within the Approved Production Organization

4.3.1 Any proposed significant changes as listed in CAR-21A.147 or CAR-21A.148 and its AMC
shall be processed by the respective Regional / Sub-regional offices and investigated. All
significant changes as detailed in the above reference require a form 51. The Sub-
regional offices shall forward a copy of all form 51 to the DAW of the Region for
processing in accordance with paragraph 2 (application process). The application for a
change should include the relevant fees. The Sub-regional office will confirm receipt of
payment to the DAW of the Region. The TL will determine the extent of any subsequent
review according to the impact of the proposed changes to the Organisation and/or its
Exposition and shall carry out all necessary actions.

4.3.2 The Sub-regional offices shall inform the DAW of the Region of all cases where the
organisation wishes to operate in accordance with CAR-21A.147 (b). When the
investigation for the change has been satisfactorily completed, the dealing officer of the
organization of the Regional /Sub-Regional Airworthiness Office shall carry out a review
of any applicable documents detailed in paragraph 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 pertaining to the
change. When a change to the certificate is required then paragraph 4.1.2 -4.2.4 shall
be used.

5. Continued Surveillance

5.1 A continued surveillance plan shall be developed by a nominated field officer taking into
consideration follow up of corrective actions and accepted by the DAW of the Region
following CAR- Sub Part G and its associated AMC&GM and recorded on part 2 to the
DGCA form 56. The continued surveillance plan shall be communicated to the
organization by the Team Leader designated by the DAW of the region. A DGCA form 56
(part 1-5) recommendation must be completed every 24 months. Officer assigned with
the responsibility of overseeing the activities of the organisation concerned must carry
out a quality review of the form 56 and countersign the form. The designated officer
shall submit / forward the form 56 to the Head of the Regional Airworthiness Office
(Not below the rank of CAW) for continuation of the approval every 12 months along
with the completed surveillance plan. Where continued validity of the certificate is
accepted the Head Regional Airworthiness Office shall notify the approved production
organisation, the DAW of the Region and Headquarters. Designated officer of
Headquarters shall update the approvals database with all the relevant information.

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The Regional / Sub-regional Airworthiness offices shall forward details of all form 56 due
dates to the DAW of the region and Headquarters as the case may be.

5.2 In case of a negative decision by the Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness offices the
same shall be taken in consultation with Headquarters. The approval holder will be
notified by letter and copy to the DAW of the region (if applicable) / Headquarters
(Attention Airworthiness Directorate), detailing the suspension or revocation of the POA
by the Head of the office concerned. This letter will make reference to the possibility for
appeal by the POA holder. The Team Leader assigned to perform the continued
surveillance will process all findings. The Team Leader shall notify the DAW of the
Region who will inform Headquarters immediately regarding any Level 1 finding made
against the POA holder together with any actions it has taken. In case of a Level-1
finding the DAW of the Region will review the finding and take appropriate action.

5.3 In extenuating circumstances the 12 month audit cycle period may be extended by the
Regional / Sub-regional Airworthiness Office concerned with approval of Headquarters.
This is subject to verification by other means that the systems are functioning within the
POA holder’s organization.

6. Additional Provisions

6.1 Reporting System

6.1.1 CAR-21A.3 (b) and 21A.165 (f) detail the Production Organisation Approval holders
responsibilities regarding reporting to DGCA. The Regional /Sub-regional Airworthiness
offices shall process the reports in association with the Aeronautical Engineering
Division at DGCA Headquarters. The form and manner for such reports need to be made
following the approved organisation procedure as contained in the Production
Organisation Exposition of the POA holder.

6.2 Panel of Experts

6.2.1 A Panel of Experts (PE) which comprises specialists with extensive technical knowledge
and experience necessary for approval of production organisations has been established
by DGCA.
6.2.2 The PE specialists are available for advice on technical certification principles and
technical interpretation of the implementing rules of the Basic Regulation, technical
standardisation and technical training ensuring appropriate technical certification
knowledge within DGCA. They may also act as team members, however respecting that
their roles do not conflict. The experts shall notify any possible conflict of interest. In
such cases they shall abstain from participating in the deliberations of the PE. The
Government of India rules concerning the public access to documents are applicable to
the PE.

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6.3 Resolution of Disagreements

Every effort shall be made to resolve all kind of disagreements concerning issues
between DGCA and the Approval Holder/Applicant at the lowest possible level.
The investigation team will be the primary decision maker in the process under the
supervision of its team leader. The DAW of the Region shall have the ability and power
to take the first decisions to the largest possible extent. If the Approval
Holder/Applicant does not agree with the Investigating Team decision, the Head of the
office as a first step, and the DAW of the region, will try to reach a mutually acceptable
resolution. If an agreement still cannot be reached, the matter will be brought to the
Head of Airworthiness Directorate of Headquarters who will take a decision thereto. If
further escalation is necessary the final decision will be made by the DGCA following
consultation with the panel of experts. In this case the Applicant shall have the right to
be heard by the PE. The opinion of the PE will be communicated to the Applicant
together with the final decision.

6.4 Involvement of the Legal Service

6.4.1 The DAW (Headquarters) may consult the Directorate of Information and Regulation of
DGCA at the earliest possible stage;

(a) before the adoption of a negative decision taken during the approval process
which is subject to appeal according to Indian Aircraft Rules, 1937 Rule no. 3B or
this internal working procedure;
(b) when an applicant or certificate holder requests that a disagreement be formally
handled and the DAW (Headquarters) may consult the Directorate of
Information and Regulation of DGCA at the earliest possible stage;
(c) when there is a disagreement with the applicant or certificate holder on a
significant decision affecting the result of the approval process;
(d) in any other case when deemed necessary.

7 Limitation, Suspension and Revocation

7.1 A Production Organization Approval shall be limited, suspended or revoked by the
DGCA if the certificate becomes invalid under the conditions specified in CAR-21, or fails
to comply with the DGCA fees and charges Regulation.

7.2 The Head of the office shall notify the holder of a Production Organisation Approval in
writing about this suspension or revocation including the reasons thereof and the right
to appeal against this decision.

7.3 An enforcement action must be taken in accordance with enforcement manual.

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8 Communication and Publication

Significant decisions affecting the result of the approval procedure shall be
communicated by DGCA to the applicant. DGCA decisions related to the issuing,
modification, limitation, suspension or revocation of certificates shall be uploaded in
the DGCA website.

9 Confidentiality of Documents
All documents and information received and held by DGCA related to the approval
procedure which originates from the Approval Holder/Applicant or a third party shall
not be made public or without the consent of the Approval Holder/Applicant.

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Approval Number DGCA .21G.xxxx
Continued surveillance plan for
(Organisation’s Name) - Applicable year period
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy

Name of Team Leader in charge: Total number of pages :

List of locations covered by this approval with estimated % of production activity

Location 1 Location 2 Location 3 Location 4

Organisation’s Name: Planned Performed
Number of Audits during preceding year
period
Number of Audits for coming year period
Difference if any with respect to number of audits planned and performed specify reasons
below:

Are there any reasons for changes to the basic planning principles for the continued
surveillance programme for this specific organisation compared to the previous period, if so
specify below: (examples: serious findings made, changes to the size of the organisation,
increase or reduction of location/subcontracting, etc.)

Were all applicable aspects of CAR 21 Subpart G
Whether all the areas will be audited
audited during the previous period, if not specify
during current period? Y/N
reason below:

(Table- A is intended as a sample how a continued surveillance plan should look like. The actual layout of the
plan, especially the horizontal layout, will be largely influenced by the actual activities and structure of the
company involved and the number of locations where production activities are performed. Also the existence of
large and important subcontracting activities will influence this plan. When needed for clarity and simplicity it is
fully acceptable to make several separate plans to cover different production locations.
Enter in the appropriate box the sequence number of the audit to be performed, corresponding to the planned
audit list (Table B). The planning should cover the full year POA cycle. When not applicable at a certain location
enter N/A. It is not necessary that all boxes will contain a specific audit number; however it should be clear from
the table that the samples taken by the surveying Competent Authority represent a well sufficient sample of all
the relevant articles distributed over the production related activities of the organisation at the various
locations. It is then assumed that the fields left blank will be covered during the next year audit cycle.

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Approval number & Organization Name : Table A
Validity
DGCA. 21G Listing of Activities and Locations to be surveyed during separate audits (Main
Validity…………. Location….) / Other Locations and major subcontractors (……Specify) / Product……….

Comp. Manfr.
Process Shop

Flight testing
Sheet metal

Final Assy
Machine Shop

Seb -Assy.
Methods

Progress

Welding

Testing
Stores
IMM

NDT
Q.C

QA
HR
Relevant Articles

21A.4 Design-Prod.

21A.133 Eligibility

21A.139(a) QS
21A.139(b)(1) QS Contr.
Proc.
(i) Documents
(ii) Vendor / sub-contr.
control
(iii) Incoming insp.
(iv) Ident. & trac.

(v) Man. process

(vi) Insp. & test
(vii) Calibration

(viii) NC item contr.

(ix) Airw. coord.
(x) Records

(xi) Pers. comp. & qualif.

(xii) Airw. rel. doc.

(xiii) Hand. stor. pack.

(xiv) QA & corr. act.
(xv) Work other loc.

(xvi) Work prior del.

21A.(b)(2) QA
21A.143(a) POE (1) till (12)

21A.143(b) POE mend.

21A.145(a) App. Req.; obl.
21A.145(b) App. Req.; data

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21A.145(c) App.Req.; M&S

21A.145(d) App.Req.; CS

21A.147 Changes Org.
21A.148 Changes Location

21A.149 Transferability

21A.151 Terms of Approval

21A.153 Changes To A

21A.157 Investigations

21A.158(c) Find.; corr. act.

21A.158(d) Find.; conf.

21A.159 Cont. Validity

21A.163(a) Priv.; prod. act.

21A.163(b) Priv.; form 52
21A.163(c) Priv.; form 1

21A.163(d) Priv.; maint.

21A.165(a) Obl.; basic doc.
21A.165(b) Obl.; conf. d&p.
21A.165(c) Obl.; conf.
design
21A.165(d) Obl.; details
work
21A.165(e) Obl. ;report Syst.
21A.165(f) Obl.; reporting

21A. 165(g) Obl.; ass. design

21A.165(h) Obl.; arch. Syst.
21A.165(i) Obl.; CSO

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Planned audit list Organisation name Table B
Approval number DGCA.21G.xxxx Validity dd/mm/yyyy Number of Findings
(to be completed
during realization)
S.No Main audit Activity/ Location Date Date performed Level Level Level
subject as in Table A planned (to be completed during 1 2 3
realization)
1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Prepared by:
Date Signature
Name
Approved by:
Date Signature
Name

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Form CA-50
Application for Production Organisation Approval under CAR 21, Subpart G
1. Registered name and address of the organization.
2. Trade name (if different):
3. Locations for which the approval is applied for:
4. Brief summary of proposed activities at the item 3 addresses
a) General
b) Scope of approval
c) Nature of privileges
5. Description of organisation
6. Links/arrangements with design approval holder(s) /
design organization(s) where different from 1.
7. Approximate number of staff engaged or intended
to be engaged in the activities
8. Position and name of the accountable manager
Signature of
Date
Accountable Manager
Note :
1. Applicants for Production Organization Approval (POA) under CAR 21, Subpart G, will be charged as
follows for issue of POA:
(i) 50 employees: Rs.25, 000/-
(ii) > 50 and up to 200 employees: Rs.50, 000/-
(iii) > than 200 employees: Rs.1, 00,000/-
2. The fees for renewal of POA shall be fifty percent of that of the new POA as above.
3. Completion Instructions
Block 1: The name of the organization must be entered as stated in the register of the Indian
Companies Registration Office. For the initial application a copy of the entry in the register of
the Indian Companies Registration Office must be provided to the DGCA.
Block 2: State the trade name by which the organization is known to the public if different from the
information given in Block 1. The use of a logo may be indicated in this Block.
Block 3: State all locations for which the approval is applied for. Only those locations must be stated
that are directly under the control of the legal entity stated in Block 1.
Block 4: This Block must include further details of the activities under the approval for the addresses
indicated in Block 4. The Block “General” must include overall information, while the Block
“Scope of approval” must address the scope of work and products/categories following t he
principles laid down in the GM 21.151. The Block “nature of privileges” must indicate the
requested privileges as defined in 21.163(b)-(d). For an application for renewal state “N/A”.
Block 5: This Block must state a summary of the organization with reference to the outline of the
production organization exposition, including the organizational structure, functions and
responsibilities. The nomination of the responsible managers in accordance with 21.145(c)(2)
must be included as far as possible, accompanied by the corresponding CA Forms 4. For an
application for renewal state “N/A”.
Block 6: The information entered here is essential for the evaluation of eligibility of the application.
Therefore special attention must be given concerning the completion of this Block either
directly or by reference to supporting documentation in relation to the requirements of
21.133(b) and (c) and the AMC to 21.133(b) and (c).
Block 7: The information to be entered here must reflect the number of staff, or in case of an initial
approval the intended number of staff, for the complete activities to be covered by the
approval and therefore must include also any associated administrative staff.
Block 8: State the position and name of the accountable manager.

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AIRCRAFT STATEMENT OF CONFORMITY FORM 52

1. State of manufacture 2. Civil Aviation Authority of 3. Statement Ref. No
the State of manufacture
4. Organisation
5. Aircraft Type 6. Type-certificate Refs:

7. Aircraft Registration Or Mark 8. Manufacturers Identification No

9. Engine/Propeller Details (*)

10. Modifications and/or Service Bulletins (*)

11. Airworthiness Directives

12. Concessions

13. Exemptions, Waivers or Derogations (*)

14. Remarks

15. Certificate of Airworthiness

16. Additional Requirements

17. Statement of Conformity

It is hereby certified that this aircraft confirms fully to the type-certificated design and to the
items above in boxes 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

The aircraft is in a condition of safe operation.

The aircraft has been satisfactorily tested in flight.

18. Signed 19. Name 20. Date (d/m/y)

21. Production Organization Approval Reference

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FORM CA-52 COMPLETION INSTRUCTIONS

For the purpose of Car 21 Subpart F, Statement of Conformity means Form CA-52 for complete aircraft or Form
CA-1 for other products, parts, appliances and/or materials.

Authorized person means a person identified as signatory in the Manual accepted by DGCA and provided in
accordance with 2l.125 (b).

Responsible position means a position held by a person with terms of reference which include responsibility
for product conformity, and who has sufficient authority to prevent the release of items which do not conform
to the applicable design data and/or are not in condition for safe operation.

1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE

Use of the aircraft Statement of Conformity issued by a manufacturer producing under Car 21 Subpart F is
described under 21.130 and the corresponding acceptable means of compliance.

The purpose of the aircraft Statement of Conformity (Form CA-52) issued under Car 21 Subpart G is to enable
the holder of an appropriate production organisation approval to exercise the privilege to obtain an individual
aircraft certificate of airworthiness from DGCA.

2. GENERAL

The Statement of Conformity must comply with the format attached including block numbers and the location
of each Block. The size of each Block may however be varied to suit the individual application, but not to the
extent that would make the Statement of Conformity unrecognisable. If in doubt consult DGCA.

The Statement of Conformity must either be pre-printed or computer generated but in either case the printing
of lines and characters must be clear and legible. Pre-printed wording is permitted in accordance with the
attached model but no other certification statements are permitted.

Completion may be either machine/ computer printed or hand-written using block letters to permit easy
reading. The application should be in English language.

A copy of the Statement and all referenced attachments are to be retained by the approved production
organisation.

3. COMPLETION OF THE STATEMENT OF CONFORMITY BY THE ORIGINATOR

There should be an entry in all Blocks to make the document a valid statement.

A Statement of Conformity may not be issued to regulatory authority of third country of registry unless the
design of the aircraft and its installed products are approved.

The information required in Blocks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 may be by reference to separate identified
documents held on file by the production organization, unless DGCA agrees otherwise.

This Statement of Conformity is not intended to include those items of equipment that may be required to be
fitted in order to satisfy applicable operational rules. However, some of these individual items may be included
in Block 10 or in the approved type design. Operators are therefore reminded of their responsibility to ensure
compliance with the applicable operational rules for their own particular operation.

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Block 1 Enter name of the State of manufacture.
Block 2 Pre printed DGCA.
Block 3 A unique serial number should be pre-printed in this Block for Statement control and traceability
purposes. Except that in the case of a computer generated document the number need not be
pre-printed where the computer is programmed to produce and print a unique number.

Block 4 The full name and location address of the organisation issuing the statement. This Block may be
pre-printed. Logos etc. are permitted if the logo can be contained within the Block.

Block 5 The aircraft type in full as defined in the type-certificate and its associated data sheet.

Block 6 The type-certificate reference numbers and issue for the subject aircraft.

Block 7 If the aircraft is registered then this mark will be the registration mark. If the aircraft is not
registered then this will be such a mark that is accepted by DGCA.

Block8 The identification number assigned by the manufacturer for control and traceability and product
support. This is sometimes referred to as a Manufacturers Serial No or Constructors No.

Block9 The engine and propel1er type(s) in full as defined in the relevant type-certificate and its
associated data sheet. Their manufacturer identification No and associated location should also
be shown.

Block 10 Approved design changes to the Aircraft Definition.

Block 11 A listing of al1 applicable airworthiness directives (or equivalent) and a declaration of compliance,
together with a description of the method of compliance on the subject individual aircraft
including products and instal1ed parts, appliances and equipment. Any future compliance
requirement time should be shown.

Block 12 Approved unintentional deviation to the approved type design sometimes referred to as
concessions, divergences, or non-conformances.

Block 13 Only agreed exemptions, waivers or derogations may be included here.

Block 14 Remarks. Any statement, information, particular data or limitation which may affect the
airworthiness of the aircraft. If there is no such information or data, state: 'NONE'.

Block 15 Enter 'Certificate of Airworthiness', or 'Restricted Certificate of Airworthiness', or for the
Certificate of Airworthiness requested.

Block 16 Additional requirements such as those notified by an importing country should be noted in this
Block.

Block17 Validity of the Statement of Conformity is dependent on full completion of al1 Blocks on the
form. A copy of the flight test report together with any recorded defects and rectification details
should be kept on file by the POA holder. The report should be signed as satisfactory by the
appropriate certifying staff and a flight crew member, e.g., test pilot or flight test engineer. The
flight tests performed are those defined under the control of the quality system, as established
by 21.139 in particular 21.I39(b)(1)(vi), to ensure that the aircraft controls with the applicable
design data and is in condition for safe operation.
The listing of items provided (or made available) to satisfy the safe operation aspects of this
statement should be kept on file by the POA holder.

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Block 18 The Statement of Conformity may be signed by the person authorized to do so by the production
approval holder in accordance with 2l.145(d). A rubber stamp signature should not be used.

Block 19 The name of the person signing the certificate should be typed or printed in a legible form.

Block 20 The date the Statement of Conformity is signed should be given.

Block 21 DGCA approval reference of the POA holder should be quoted.

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FORM CA-53

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION

CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE

APPROVED PRODUCTION ORGANISATION NAME:

Production Organisation approval reference:

Certificate of release to service in accordance with 21.163(d)

Aircraft:……………………………… .. Type…………………….……………………………….
Constructor No / Registration……….. ............................................. has been
maintained as specified in Work Order…………………………………………………….
Brief description of work performed…………………………………………………………
........................................................................................................................
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…

Certifies that the work specified was carried out in accordance with 2l.163(d) and in
respect to that work the aircraft is considered ready for release to service and
therefore is in a condition for safe operation.

Certifying Staff (name) : ……………………………………………………..

(signature) : ……………………………………………………..

Location : ………………………………………………………

Date : ….-….. - …….. (day- month- year).

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POA Certificate of Approval - Sheet A Form CA - 55

DGCA
APPROVAL CERTIFICATE

REFERENCE: DGCA.G.XXXX

Pursuant to the Indian Regulations in force and subject to the conditions specified below,
DGCA hereby certifies

Company Name
Address

as a

PRODUCTION ORGANISATION

approved according to Car 21, Subpart G

CONDITIONS

1. The approval is limited to that specified in the enclosed Terms of Approval; and

2. This approval requires compliance with the procedures specified in the Production Organisation
Exposition; and

3. This approval is valid whilst the approved production organisation remains in compliance with Car
21, Subpart G.

Date of original issue: Date of this issue: Signed:

For DGCA:

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Form CA-55

POA Certificate of Approval - Sheet A Form CA - 55
DGCA Terms of Approval TA: DGCA.G.XXXX

This document is part of Production Organization Approval Number DGCA.G.XXXX issued to

Company name :

Section 1. SCOPE OF WORK:

PRODUCTION OF _________________________ PRODUCTS / CATEGORIES _______________

For details and limitations refer to the Production Organization Exposition, Section xxx

Section 2. LOCATIONS:

Section 3. PRIVILEGES:

The Production Organisation is entitled to exercise, within its Terms of Approval and in accordance
with the procedures of its Production Organisation Exposition, the privileges set forth in 21.163.
Subject to the following:

Prior to approval of the design of the product a Form CA-1 may be issued only for conformity
purposes.

A Statement of Conformity may not be issued for a non approved aircraft.

Maintenance may be performed, until compliance with maintenance regulations is required, in
accordance with the Production Organisation Exposition Section xxx.

Date of original issue: Signed:
Date of this issue:
For DGCA

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CHAPTER 6
APPROVAL OF MINIMUM EQUIPMENT LIST (MEL)

1. Introduction

Sub-rule (5) of rule 60 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 inter-alia states that no aircraft shall
be released for flight with defects/ damage unless these are covered in the approved
list of deficiencies (MEL). CAR Section 2 Series ‘B’ Part I requires approval of MEL for
Scheduled, Non-scheduled and General Aviation operators on the basis of Master
Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) issued by the manufacturer.

This chapter lays down the guideline for approval of the MEL by DGCA.

2. Procedure

2.1 It should be clear that the MEL is an operator’s document and not an AMO’s
document. All correspondence for the MEL approval should therefore be made with
the operator or his representative.
2.2 The operator is required to prepare the MEL based on the MMEL and shall submit the
same to the concerned RAO. The RAO shall scrutinize the MEL on the basis of the
MMEL ensuring the following:
(a) The MEL is based on the MMEL. It shall be ensured that the MMEL has all the
latest revisions approved by the regulatory authority of the country of
manufacture/ design. The first page of the MEL should indicate the Revision No.
and date of the MMEL to which it has been updated.

(b) The Preamble of the MEL document shall contain the requirement that the
defect will be rectified within a time frame as defined for each category of
defect/ un-serviceability.

(c) The regulatory requirements referred to in the MMEL such as TCAS, GPWS, CVR,
DFDR, Emergency Escape Path Mark lighting etc. should be included based on
the relevant requirements in the CAR. A list of such MEL items shall be obtained
from the Operator’s Quality Manager.

(d) The Operator’s quality manager shall certify that the MEL has been prepared in
consultation with the operations department. A similar certificate shall be given
while applying for each amendment of the MEL.

(e) The MEL shall include all the maintenance and operational procedures given by
the manufacturer in Despatch and Deviation Procedures Guide (DDPG)/
Operations procedures.

(f) It shall be ensured by RAO that the MEL is not less restrictive than the MMEL.

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(g) For items not included in the MMEL, but forming part of the MEL, due
justification for the same shall be provided by the operator.

(h) After scrutiny, the head of RAO shall submit the MEL to the assigned FOI on file
for further scrutiny of the MEL from operational angle. A copy of the latest
MMEL shall also be provided to the assigned FOI. The MEL cases, where the
operator is based in a sub regional office shall, after thorough scrutiny from the
airworthiness angle be forwarded to RAO for scrutiny by FOI.

(i) Any deficiency noticed during scrutiny either by Airworthiness or FOI shall be
referred to the operator by the RAO for corrective action.

(j) On being satisfied that the proposed MEL meets the MMEL and DGCA
regulatory provisions from maintenance and operational aspects, the MEL shall
be approved by the Regional Office under intimation to the DGCA Headquarters
(Attn. Airworthiness Directorate) along with a copy of approved MEL.

3. MEL Revisions

The procedure as given above for approval of MEL shall also be followed for approval
of any revision/amendment to the MEL by the RO/SRO.
4. Status of MMEL

4.1 A link for the MMEL issued by the FAA of USA has been provided on the DGCA’s
website (http://dgca.nic.in). RAO may obtain updated/latest copies of the MMEL from
the site.

4.2 It will be primarily operator’s responsibility that an updated and approved MEL is on
board each aircraft. This may be checked by AWD officers during spot checks and
surveillance.

5. General

5.1 Scheduled operators are required to maintain a record month wise of all the defects
carried forward under MEL and analyze the same to determine if facilities at line
stations require strengthening to minimize MEL release. Results of such analysis are
required to be notified to the concerned RAOs every month.

5.2 RAOs are required to ensure that operators are forwarding such reports, on receipt of
which they are required to scrutinise the reports. All other operators are, however,
required to maintain a record of all releases under MEL. The records shall be checked
by officers of the RAO as and when they visit the premises of these operators.

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5.3 When MEL has been invoked and could not be revoked within the time period
stipulated for a particular category due to unavoidable circumstances, the Quality
Manager in extreme exigencies may approve extension of MEL for another time in the
same category. However necessary justification for the extension shall be recorded in
the relevant documents and the local Airworthiness Office intimated of such
extension. This aspect shall be reflected in the MEL preamble.

6. Maintenance of MEL/MMEL

Headquarters and RAO shall maintain approved MELs and updated copies of MMEL
for those aircraft for which manufacturers have issued MMELs. Upon receipt of
revision status of MMEL, RAO shall ensure that operators under their jurisdiction
revise the MEL for aircraft operated by them accordingly and follow the procedure
given in item 4 for approval.

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CHAPTER 7
AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

1. Introduction
1.1 CAR Section-2, Series-M, Part-1 lays down the requirements for issuance of
Airworthiness Directives issued by the State of Design as mandatory for aircraft,
components and items of equipment for civil aircraft registered in India, by DGCA
Headquarters.
1.2 It may be noted that responsibility for compliance of all Airworthiness Directives,
Service Bulletins, Service Instructions, Service Letters where applicable lies with the
operator. However, the Regional /Sub Regional Offices must ensure that the
Airworthiness Directives declared mandatory are complied by the operators.
1.3 Where maintenance of aircraft and/or compliance with the ADs has been outsourced,
the operator must have adequate organizational staff to ensure that all maintenance
and ADs are complied with as and when due. Maintenance of such compliance records
shall also be the responsibility of the operator.
1.4 The purpose of issuing ADs by the State of design is to intimate changes/ modifications
in the aeronautical products for safety, product improvement, better performance
etc. These are generally based on the operational feedback given to the
manufacturers by the concerned operators. ADs, Service Bulletins, shall be considered
mandatory unless notified otherwise by the headquarters. At times service experience
reveals that a type certified product has to be modified for its continued
airworthiness. In such cases, the Airworthiness Authority of the country of origin,
based on the recommendations of the manufacturer as well as their own
recommendations based on the findings made during incident/ accident
investigations, declare the AD/SB as mandatory.

2. Procedure

2.1 For declaring the Ads as mandatory, Airworthiness Directorate at DGCA headquarters
shall visit the websites of regulatory authorities of the State of Design in respect of all
aircraft, engine, components, items of equipment for aircraft registered in India. The
ADs will be reviewed for its applicability and effectivity prior to declaring these as
mandatory. The applicable ADs will be given a new number and the same shall be
intimated to the regional offices with a reference to the downloaded AD. The regional

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offices/ sub-regional offices will in turn intimate the operators under their jurisdiction
and ensure compliance of these ADs during scrutiny of ARAs, C of A issue/ renewal and
during routine spot check/ surveillance/ audits.

3. General

3.1 All the ADs issued by the respective regulatory bodies of the State of Design/
manufacturer shall be deemed to be mandatory. The compliance of routine Service
Bulletins which are mostly for product improvement are left to the operator.
3.2 The operator should have a mechanism whereby they should get all the continuing
airworthiness information for their aircraft, components and items of equipment.
These include all applicable ADs and Service Bulletins for the type of aircraft, engine or
the components and should review it at regular intervals to implement the same in
service. Such procedures should he reflected in the operators MOE/EPM/QCM/MCM.
Though, it is not mandatory for the Airworthiness Officers to attend such review
meetings but it will enhance their information about the problem faced by operator
and will ensure that procedures are followed in a regular manner.
3.3 Operator’s MOE/EPM/QCM/MCM should also indicate the line of responsibility for
compliance of the mandatory ADs. The procedure should include a proper intimation
system to the maintenance/ line engineers for compliance and also a feedback of
compliance. The system should include action, if any task cards are to be revised,
spares or kits to be ordered, any call outs to be issued to maintenance personnel or
crew, any amendments to AFM or other documents is envisaged etc. The work of this
analysis is performed by technical services department and may include actions by
stores, line/ base maintenance, planning, records sections etc. The feedback system
should, after ensuring necessary actions have been taken, enable the task to be
completed and filed.
3.4 Regional Airworthiness officers are required to scrutinize the major defects in an
aircraft, engine and its components. In cases of defects which may jeopardize the
safety of the aircraft, headquarters should be informed without delay so that the
matter can be pursued with the manufacturers/ airworthiness authorities of the
country of manufacture. At the same time, operator should also be advised to take up
the matter with the concerned manufacturer. Based on the recommendations and
findings, airworthiness directive / inspection on the aircraft/ engine/ accessory will be
issued.

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3.5 In general, Airworthiness Directives issued by FAA, CAA UK, DGAC and any other State
of design, whose aircraft are registered in India, will be declared mandatory by DGCA
Headquarters and Regional/ Sub-Regional offices will be intimated accordingly.
However, in case of alert AD issued by the State of Design, immediate intimation by
email/ telephone shall be provided to the Regional Offices where such aircraft are
based.
3.6 In case of a new aircraft being introduced in the region, a current AD list for the
aircraft shall be obtained from the operator and this list will form the basis for
declaring ADs for new type of aircraft as mandatory.
3.7 Each operator should submit the compliance status of the ADs in respect of aircraft,
engine and component to the regional office within the time stipulated therein. In
case of any difficulty arising in complying with the ADs, the operator may apply for an
extension to the Regional Office, which will forward the same to headquarters with
their recommendations.
3.8 Each operator is required to submit a consolidated list of ADs at the time of Certificate
of Airworthiness renewal. Airworthiness Officers are required to inspect physically, as
far as practicable, the inspections performed during the C of A renewal or during ARA
for ensuring compliance of the ADs. Normally Airworthiness Officers should check
compliance of all continuing airworthiness information issued since last renewal of C
of A, however, when an old aircraft has been inducted into the region for operation,
the airworthiness officers may satisfy themselves from the previous records that all
previously issued ADs have been complied with and appropriate records are available
with the operator.
3.9 In case inaccurate or incomplete entries have been made in the records for
compliance of various modifications, or where there is sufficient reason to believe that
a false entry has been made, the officer carrying out the inspection should bring this
to the notice of Head of the office who may carry out verification of compliance by
getting the aircraft/ engine / item of equipment dismantled, up to the extent possible,
or any other action as deemed fit. Such items which require periodic inspections
should be included in the applicable task cards or maintenance schedules.
3.10 It should be noted that non-compliance of an AD will render the C of A invalid. This
fact should be brought to the notice of the operator and in case of not receiving any
request for extension or the compliance status of a mandatory modification within the
stipulated time; the regional airworthiness office should intimate the operator in
writing that the C of A of the aircraft is deemed to be suspended.

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3.11 It is the responsibility of operators in the interest of the safety of the aircraft that
modifications and inspections issued by DGCA are complied with.
3.12 Airworthiness officers are also required to carry out spot checks and, where possible,
physically check the aircraft during major checks for compliance of the modifications.
They should also ensure the compliance of various procedures laid down in the MOE/
QCM/ MCM/ EPM of the operator for the implementation of the continuing
airworthiness information system.

NOTE : Revision-1 of this Chapter will be will be effective from 01 September 2009.

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CHAPTER 8
AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION
1. Introduction:

1.1 CAR 21 Section I has laid down procedures for:

i. Issuance of noise certificates for the aircraft designed and produced in the country; and
ii. Issuance/ validation of a noise certificate for aircraft registered and operated in
the country.
1.2 CAR Section 2 Series ‘F’ Part III requires an application to be made for issuance of a Noise
Certificate along with the application of Certificate of Airworthiness.

1.3 Standards for noise certification of an aircraft are given in ICAO Annex 16 Volume I.

1.4 This chapter provides guidance and procedures for the issue of noise certificates for the aircraft
designed and produced in the country as well as for aircraft registered and operated in the
country

2. References : CAR 21 Subpart B and I
CAR Section 2 Series ‘F’ Part III
ICAO Annex 16 Volume I

3. Procedures for issue of noise certificate for aircraft designed and manufactured in India:

3.1 Prototype Aircraft
3.1.1 The basis for noise certification of the aircraft designed and developed in India shall be in
accordance with compliance with CAR 21.18 and ICAO Annex 16 Volume I.
3.1.2 The noise certification for the aircraft designed and manufactured in India will be issued by
DGCA (AED).
3.1.3 Application received for issuance of a noise certificate (Form as per Appendix I) shall be
assessed and shall include:
a) A statement of conformity issued by the authorized person who holds position in
manufacturing organization and countersigned by the DGCA showing compliance to
the requirements of Annex 16 Volume I as amended from time to time.
b) The noise information determined in accordance with the applicable noise
requirements. This information shall be included in the flight manual, when a flight
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Note: The statements referred to in sub paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be issued not more
than 60 days before the presentation of aircraft for issue of noise certificate, unless
otherwise agreed.

3.1.4 The basis of noise certification shall be included in the Type Certificate Data Sheet
(TCDS) and the Airplane Flight Manual of the particular aircraft giving the following details:
a) Information to be included in the Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS)
 Manufacturer and manufacturer’s designation of aircraft.
 Engine manufacturer, type and model.
 Propeller Manufacturer, type and model for propeller-driven aeroplanes.
 Maximum take-off mass in kilograms
 Maximum landing mass, in kilograms, for certificates issued under Chapters
2, 3, 4, 5 and 12 of Annex 16 Volume I.
 Additional modifications incorporated for the purpose of compliance with
the applicable noise certification Standards.
 Reference of the Chapter and Section of the Annex 16 Volume I, according to
which the aircraft was certificated and corresponding noise levels.
b) Information to be included in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)
 Information as included in the TCDS; and
 Manufacturer’s Serial Number of the aircraft
 The height above the runway at which thrust/power is reduced following full
thrust/power take-off.

Note: A note shall be added stating that the “thrust/ power cutback height relates to
the noise certification procedures and is not intended for use in normal operation”.

3.2 Series Aircraft
3.2.1 The basis for noise certification of the aircraft manufactured in India shall be in
accordance with compliance with CAR 21.18 and ICAO Annex 16 Volume I.
3.2.2 Application received for issuance of a noise certificate (Form as per Appendix I) shall be
assessed and shall include:
a) A statement of conformity issued by the authorized person who holds responsible
position in manufacturing organization and countersigned by the DGCA showing
compliance to the requirements of Annex 16 Volume I as amended from time to time.
b) The noise information determined in accordance with the applicable noise requirements.
This information shall be included in the flight manual, when a flight manual is
required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular aircraft.

Note: The statements referred to in sub paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be issued not more
than 60 days before the presentation of aircraft for issue of noise certificate, unless otherwise
agreed.

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3.2.3 Concerned Regional Airworthiness Office will issue noise certificate based on the noise
certification given in the TCDS of the aircraft without re-measurement of noise levels for
the individual aircraft subject to the condition that there is no change in the original
configuration of the aircraft based on which was initial noise certification was granted
for the prototype aircraft.

3.2.4 In case of change of configuration or any modification/ change, which may affect noise
characteristics of the aircraft would require re-certification of noise levels and the
concerned regional office shall inform the applicant to apply for noise recertification. The
procedure for noise re-certification shall remain the same as for issue of noise certification.

3.2.5 The format of the Noise Certificate is given in Appendix II. The noise certificate will be
issued by an officer delegated the authority of issue of Certificate of Airworthiness for
the type of aircraft.

4. Procedure for issue/ revalidation of Noise certificate for used aircraft:

4.1 The basis for noise certification of the aircraft operated in India shall be in
accordance with compliance with CAR 21.18 and ICAO Annex 16 Volume I.
4.2 Application received for issuance of a noise certificate (Form as per Appendix I) shall be
assessed and shall include:

(i) The noise information determined in accordance with the applicable noise
requirements. This information shall be included in the flight manual, when a flight
manual is required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular
aircraft.
(ii) Historical records to establish the production, modification and maintenance
standard of the aircraft.
4.3 Concerned Regional Airworthiness Office will issue/ revalidate noise certificate for used
aircraft based on satisfactory evidence that the aircraft complies with requirements which
are at least equal to the applicable standards specified in the ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. For
this purpose, noise certificate granted by other Contracting States may be accepted
provided that the requirements under which such certificate was issued are at least
equal to the applicable standards specified in the ICAO Annex 16 Volume I.
4.4 The format of the Noise Certificate is given in Appendix II. The noise certificate will be
issued by an officer delegated the authority of issue/ renewal of Certificate of
Airworthiness for the type of aircraft.

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5. Duration and continued validity of Noise Certificate
5.1 The noise certificate shall be for an unlimited duration and shall remain valid subject
to:
a) compliance with the applicable type-design, environmental protection and continuing
airworthiness requirements; and
b) aircraft remaining on the register; and
c) the type-certificate under which it is issued remains valid.

5.2 On change of ownership of the aircraft, the noise certificate shall be transferred together
with the aircraft.

6. Investigations by DGCA officers

6.1 Inspection of the aircraft may be performed to justify the issuance, maintenance,
amendments, suspension or revocation of the noise certificate.
6.2 The application and supporting documentation shall consist of:
a ) Ev al u a t i on f or el i g i b i l i t y
b ) Ev al u a t i on of documents received with the application.

7. Suspension and revocation of a noise certificate

7.1 Upon evidence that some of the condition specified in para 4.1 are not met; the noise
certificate may be suspended or revoked.
7.2 A notice of notice of suspension or revocation of a noise certificate shall be issued
stating the reasons for suspension and revocation.

8. Record keeping

8.1 Concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness /AED office shall keep records that
allow adequate traceability of the process to issue, maintain, amend, suspend or
revoke each individual noise certificate.
8.2 The records maintained shall include:
a) The documents provided by the applicant;
b) The documents established during the investigation, in which the activities and the final
results defined in para 6 including inspection of aircraft are stated.
c) A copy of the certificate including amendments.
d) The records shall be archived for a minimum retention period of six years after the
registration.

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Annexure I

Application for Issue of Noise Certificate
Form CA 2006-1
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
1. PARTICULARS REGARDING THE APPLICANT
1.1 Name 1.2 Address for communication
Phone: Fax: e-mail:
2. PARTICULARS REGARDING THE AIRCRAFT
2.1 Aircraft Registration: 2.2 Aircraft manufacturer:
2.3 Aircraft model: 2.4 Aircraft Serial number:
2.5 Date of manufacture: 2.6 Flight Manual reference:
2.7 Maximum take-off mass: 2.8 Maximum landing mass:
2.9 Engine manufacturer: 2.10 Engine model:
2.11 Engine serial number: 2.12 Noise certification Standards:
2.13 Additional modification incorporated if any for the purpose of compliance with the
applicable noise certification Standards:
2.15 Lateral/ full-power 2.16 Approach 2.17 Flyover noise 2.18 Over flight 2.19Take-
noise level: noise level: level: noise level: off noise
level:
2.20 ATTACHED DOCUMENTS (as required) (See CAR 21.204)
I hereby certify that the particulars provided in this application are true in every respect. It is
further certified that the aircraft has been maintained as per manufacturer’s recommendations
and no modification has been carried out which may degrade the noise level while flying.
Date:
Title: Signature:
Record of Action (For DGCA Use Only)

2. REMARKS: (Examination of the application and the supporting documents for evaluation of
eligibility) Attach additional sheets, if required.
3. INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT: (if carried out)
Date of Inspection: Inspecting Officer:

Noise Certificate No.: (issued)

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NOISE CERTIFICATE
Appendix II
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Certificate No. :
OFFICE OF DIRECTORGENERALOF CIVIL AVIATION
TECHNICAL CENTRE, OPP SAFDARJANG
AIRPORT, NEW DELHI – 110 003

1. Nationality & 2Manufacturer & Manufacturer’s 3. Aircraft Serial No.:
Registration Marks: designation of aircraft:

4. Engine: 5. Propeller Type:
Type: Model:
Model:
6. Maximum Take-off 7. Maximum landing mass: 8. Noise certification Standards:
Mass:
9Additional modification incorporated for the purpose of compliance with the applicable noise
certification Standards:
10 Lateral/ full-power 11 Approach 12. Flyover 13. Over-flight 14. Take-off
noise level: noise level: noise level: noise noise
level: level:
Remarks:

15. This noise certificate is issued pursuant to Volume I of Annex 16 to the Convention on
International Civil Aviation, in respect of the above mentioned aircraft, which is
considered to comply with the indicated noise Standard when maintained and
operated in accordance with the relevant requirements and operating limitations.

17. Signature:
16. Date of issue: Name:
Designation/Seal:
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CHAPTER 9
SURVEILLANCE / AUDIT OF APPROVED ORGANIZATION
1. Introduction
1.1 DGCA has approved a number of organizations under various
categories under Rule 133B. These organizations are engaged in
design, manufacture, maintenance, testing, fuel storage and
distribution, and training. It is DGCA’s responsibility that these
organizations, once approved, continue to function in compliance
with the approval standards and are not allowed to degrade from
their initial level of approval. To fulfil this responsibility, surveillance/
audit of approved organizations is required to be carried out by
RO/SROs at least once in a year.

1.2 Surveillance is inspection of an approved facility or part thereof,
carried out at regular intervals by the Airworthiness offices, to ensure
adherence to the laid down requirements by approved organizations
for continued approval of DGCA. By definition, Surveillance is the
monitoring of behaviour. Systems surveillance is the process of
monitoring the behaviour of people, objects or processes within
systems, for conformity to expected or desired norms. Although the
word surveillance in French literally means "watching over", the term is
often used for all forms of observation or monitoring. The word
surveillance is commonly used to describe observation from a
distance. In the present context, surveillance may be defined as an
oversight carried out by DGCA and includes Planned Audits and Spot
Checks. It is the examination and testing of systems including sampling
of products, and gathering of evidence, data, information and
intelligence.

1.3 Special Audits are based on safety intelligence and are planned in
addition to Scheduled Audits. Special Audits do not necessarily mean
that the Auditee is unfit to remain in the aviation industry; however,
there may be reasons for the additional scrutiny.

1.4 Spot Checks are product inspections carried out through random
checks to observe processes, and/or inspect aircraft, documents, and
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facets of the aviation industry and are usually carried out
independently of an audit. If a spot check is likely to take more than
half a day, then a special audit may be more appropriate.

2. Procedure
The process of surveillance will consist of the following elements:
- Planning
- Preparation
- Conduct
- Reporting
- Finalization
- Follow-up Monitoring and improvement

2.1 Planning
(i) It is desired that all the aviation activities of the approved
organization are subjected to surveillance inspection at least once
a year. A comprehensive surveillance programme has been
prepared with inputs from all RO/SROs. It has been attempted that
all areas of a CAR 145 approved maintenance organization are
covered by surveillance. Officers Airworthiness Directorate are
required to keep a note of their assignments and ensure that the
assignments are fully discharged.
(ii) RO/SROs shall prepare an organization-wise calendar of
surveillance activity and provide the same to the organization. The
surveillance programme of the entire year may be intimated to the
respective organizations with the proposed dates advising them to
carry out their internal audits of the respective areas, prior to the
proposed surveillance inspections.
2.2 Preparation
It is imperative that the surveillance is carried out by teams consisting
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may comprise of CAW and SAWO/ AWO or SAWO and AWO.
(i) The team should start preparing for the surveillance activity a few
days in advance. The following should be studied:
- Internal audit report of the concerned activity;
- CAR 145 or other applicable standards;
- MOE, relevant chapters;
- EPM, MCM, Maintenance Programme etc. as required;
- A list of latest ADs;
- Previous surveillance findings and action taken information. This may
be in the form of completed/closed audit finding forms or file
correspondence.
- Customized checklist etc.
(ii) The QCM/QM/Post holders of the approved organisation may
be associated with the inspection. This is done to enable the
organization to provide any clarifications on the spot and to
ensure that the findings are immediately known to the
organization.
(iii) During the preparation stage, the Lead Auditor and the Auditors
should determine the depth of sampling required to verify each
system. For example where history indicates that an
Organization has adequate systems, a small sampling may be
sufficient to confirm that the situation has not changed. Where
history indicates recurring problems with a system, a greater
level of sampling would be appropriate.

2.3 Conduct of Surveillance
(i) The surveillance should be objective, without any bias, with a view
to detect any weakness and deficiency in the practice and
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requirements laid down by DGCA/ manufacturer and should be
used as a tool for enhancing airworthiness/ safety standards.
(ii) Prior to commencement of the surveillance, a briefing meeting be
held, explaining the purpose and scope of the surveillance. Open
issues of the previous audits, organization’s internal audit findings
and corrective actions may also be discussed during the briefing.
(iii) Inspections will sample the organization’s activities. Investigation
should be to a depth that will enable a judgment to be made on
the ability of the organization’s systems to deliver a safe and
compliant outcome. The method to follow is to determine how well
the organisation accomplishes the process being assessed. To do
this, the team should seek to ascertain whether or not the
organization’s processes are:
- Managed by a suitable and qualified person and department;
- Supported by policies and procedures (written or informal) that
are sufficiently detailed, and are understood;
- Supported by adequate infrastructure;
- Compliant with legislation;
- Put into practice and achieve their objectives;
- Controlled;
- Measured, reviewed and improved;
- Interfaced effectively with other persons and departments.

(iv)As the officers are always in the public eye, they are expected to
exercise good judgment and professional behavior at all times
while on and off duty. It is imperative that all the officers be
sensitive to the responsibilities and demands of their positions and
be objective and impartial while performing their duties. Officers
must conduct themselves while on-duty or off-duty in a manner
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trustworthiness in carrying out their responsibilities.
(v) To facilitate comprehensive surveillance / audit, a compilation of
checklists covering all engineering related aspects/areas of
Organizations approved/ seeking approval in different Categories
by DGCA have been supplied to all officers of Airworthiness
Directorate. This checklist shall be used while carrying out
surveillance / audit, as per the programme drawn out so that the
surveillance is comprehensive and meaningful. The contents of
checklists are to be treated as general guidance of DGCA
requiring adherence by approved organizations. The check lists
may be suitably amended by the Airworthiness Office to suit the
requirements of individual organizations depending upon the
nature of aviation activity carried out by them.
2.4 Reporting
On completion of the surveillance, the deficiencies observed by the
inspecting officers should be listed and discussed in a debriefing
meeting with Accountable Manager/ QCM/ his representative. After
final discussion, deficiencies noticed shall be listed on Deficiency
Reporting Form, which will have a unique number. For example:
[DRF/ WR/yyyy/Name of the Org. /Issue No. dated dd/mm/yy].

2.5 Deficiency Reporting Form (Form CA-2001)
For every deficiency observed, the organisation is required to submit
target date for making good the deficiency on the DRF. If the
organisation has already taken necessary rectification action to the
satisfaction of Airworthiness Office before the de-briefing meeting the
same need not be listed in the DRF. The Airworthiness Office may
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in relation to safety/ airworthiness and return the Form with necessary
comments to the organization. It shall be binding on the organisation
to adhere to the time frame fixed by the Airworthiness Office. After
completion of the corrective action the organisation shall resubmit DRF
after filling up the relevant column. The findings may be classified as
Level l and Level 2. In case serious deficiencies are noticed, the
Airworthiness Office, in consultation with DGCA Hqrs. may initiate
disciplinary action against the organisation. Completed DRF, after
compliance of corrective action shall be submitted to Headquarters
along with Monthly News Letter.
In order to assure continued airworthiness of an operator's fleet,
special emphasis has to be placed on maintenance surveillance when
a strike or labour dispute is anticipated and/or called by the
maintenance personnel of an approved aircraft maintenance
organization.
2.6 Collecting Evidence
Evidence is collected during the conduct of an audit with relevant
information recorded in the Audit Worksheet to support the final audit
findings. It should be obtained with the knowledge of the Auditee and
verified for correctness and completeness. Evidence includes:
• Oral evidence – record date, time, details of conversation on Audit
Worksheet;
• Notes taken during an audit;
• Documents sighted during the audit – reference the document
and page numbers;
• Copies of documents and records – verified where necessary for
correctness and completeness.
• Photographs (record time, date, place and photographer on
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• Video recordings (record time, date, place and video operator on
worksheet); and
• Physical evidence such as original document, records or defective
parts.

2.7 Discontinuing an Audit
The decision to discontinue an audit must be made by the relevant
Head of the Office. However, in threatening situations, an individual
Auditor may discontinue an audit. In such an event, the Lead Auditor
and Head of the Office must be informed at the earliest opportunity.
Events that may prevent an audit continuing include:
• The safety of the audit team is at risk;
• The objective of the audit becomes unattainable due to access
limitations;
• Hindrance, harassment or aggressive behaviour of the Auditee;
• Non-availability of Auditee’s key staff; or
• Enforcement action is assessed as being more appropriate.

Prior to discontinuing an audit, AWD officers must draw the Auditee’s
attention to the delegation of powers under Aircraft Rules 1937 read
with the Government of India then Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
Notification No.: S.O. 727(E) dated the 4th October 1994.

2.8 Authorization Cards for AWD Officers
Access of Authorised cards have been provided to all officers who
need to have access to any place for carrying out any functions of
inspection of aircraft or documents under rule 156 of the Indian
Aircraft Rules 1937.

2.9 Finalization
While pointing out the deficiencies, it is important to note that the
relevant Regulations / Standards/Requirements /QC manual / MOE/
should be clearly spelt out. Where deficiencies are not covered by
Regulations/ Requirements/ MCM/ MOE, the same may be treated as

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suggestion for improvement. If such deficiencies are serious in nature
affecting safety/airworthiness it should be brought to the notice of
Headquarters immediately for laying down the
standards/requirements if necessary. However, they should be firm in
their decision for upholding rules & regulations/ requirements.
Surveillance records must be kept in a clear manner and provide a
chronological history of surveillance activities and events.

2.10 Monitoring
(i) Audit teams must discuss the findings with the DAW before
finalizing and raising the deficiency reporting forms. This will ensure
that the advantage of collective experience in the airworthiness
office is taken and standardization between the quality of
surveillance of various teams is achieved.
(ii) At Headquarters, a review of surveillance activities of various
RO/SROs is taken by the Director General every third Monday of
the month. In the review meeting, the surveillance activities of
various offices for the previous month are discussed.
3. General
3.1 In case the maintenance activities of the organization is being
performed continuously round the clock due to shortage of personnel,
our officers should be deployed on shift duties for effective surveillance
as deemed necessary. It will. be the responsibility of the Head of the
Regional/sub-Regional office to determine to what extent and at
which locations, additional surveillance will be required and to make
necessary arrangements to depute his officers accordingly to ensure
that all aircraft maintenance and inspection are accomplished.

3.2 Our officers shall be alert for flight reports immediately following repairs
or modifications, which indicate inadequate ground testing and
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establish the weaknesses. It would therefore be necessary that their
visits to the operator's workshops/hangars are intensified during the
period. Wherever found necessary, operators should be advised to
take immediate corrective action on the deficiencies observed by our
officers.

3.3 Under no Circumstances shall Airworthiness Directorate Officers shall
express opinions to any party to a strike or labour dispute regarding
issues involved, nor shall any such opinions be expressed in public or
press.

3.4 A report should be forwarded to Headquarters giving the extent of the
operator's plan of action to meet the maintenance of aircraft and
equipment during such contingencies. Headquarters should also be
kept informed of any serious deficiencies noticed along with the
details of action taken by the Regional Offices.

4. Surveillance of Leased Aircraft
4.1 Civil Aviation Requirements, Section 3, Series ‘C’ part-I lays down the
criteria for leasing of aircraft by Indian Operators. There are three
scenario in which operators can lease their aircraft;
4.1.1 Indian operator takes a foreign registered aircraft on lease,
charter or any similar arrangement from a person holding AOC
issued by another contracting State;
4.1.2 Indian operator gives an Indian registered aircraft on lease to an
operator outside India;
4.1.3 Indian operator borrows an aircraft on lease from another Indian
operator, (for domestic or international operations).

4.2 While the administrative permissions, including process for permission
from Ministry of Civil Aviation, for leasing of the aircraft is handled by
the Air Transport Directorate, the Airworthiness Directorate shall carry
out the surveillance of leased aircraft as long as the aircraft is
operated under AOP issued by DGCA.

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cover airworthiness aspects in accordance with the ramp inspection
check list. The bilateral agreement under Article 83 bis of ICAO
convention, if signed between the DGCA and State of Operator may
also be examined to define the scope of inspection in each case.

4.4 For aircraft on leased operations as per para 4.1.2, Airworthiness
officers will be deputed, at least once in six month, for carrying out
inspections of maintenance facilities where the aircraft will normally be
based in the State of Operator. The CAA of the State of Operator shall
be kept informed of such inspections and local CAA may also be co-
opted to participate in such inspections.

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DEFICIENCY REPORTING FORM (FORM-2001)
1. NAME OF THE
2. REFERENCE NO. 3. ISSUE DATE
ORGANISATION

4. AREA OF 5. NAME OF THE RESPONSIBLE MANAGER /
6. DATE OF AUDIT
SURVEILLANCE: QCM

7. NON-CONFORMITY / DEFICIENCY DETAILS :

8. LEVEL OF FINDING 9. CAR / DOC REFERENCE 10. ENCLOSURES

11. NAMES OF THE
AUDITOR & TEAM 12. SIGNATURE OF THE TEAM LEADER 13. DATE 14. TARGET DATE
LEADER

RESPONSE OF THE ORGANISATION

15. ROOT CAUSE OF THE DEFICIENCY

16. CORRECTIVE ACTION DETAILS & NUMBER OF ATTACHMENT PAGES

17. NAME OF THE
18. SIGNATURE OF THE RESPONSIBLE
RESPONSIBLE 19. DATE
MANAGER
MANAGER

20. NAME OF THE
21. SIGNATURE OF THE QCM 22. DATE
QCM

23. COMMENTS OF THE AUDITOR WITH REFERENCE TO THE ACTION TAKEN

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24. FINAL REMARKS OF THE TEAM LEADER / HEAD OF THE OFFICE IN CASE OF LEVEL ONE FINDING

( Open / Closed )

26. SIGNATURE OF THE TEAM LEADER / HEAD
25. NAME OF THE OFFICE IN CASE OF LEVEL ONE 28. DATE
FINDING

Instructions:

14. Closure Due Date: Level I - 7 days extendable upto 21 days depending on complexity, Level II - Three
months extendable upto six months, Level III - within reasonable time limit
Extention of time limit is not automatic and specific approval of DGCA is required in each case

15. Root cause for non compliance : Select appropriate reason(s) 1. Lack of organisation's policy /
Requirements 2. Lack of documented system / procedure 3. Existing system / procedure ineffective 4.
Non compliance to the Regulatory / organisation's requirement 5.Inadequate infrastructure 6.Inadequate
manpower, 7.Lack of training / Responsibility not defined, 8.Personnel non adherence to the requirement

16. Action taken - Corrective action and preventive action should be separately discribed
1 If a documented policy/procedure/requirement of the organisation is already in place or a new procdure
/ instruction had been issued, attach a copy of the same ( Relevant portion/section only)
2. Whenever a new procedure / instruction / circular is issued, a signed copy of read and sign form
should also be attached
3. For personnel violations enclose the individuals explanation
4. For repeated non conformance enclose the comments of Accountable Manager along with the action
taken.
5. Action taken report should reach the Airworthiness office inadvance so as to provide the
organisation reasonable time to complete the corrective and preventive action by the due date , incase
the initial action is not accepted by the auditor.
6. The action taken report need not be submitted with partial closure of a finding or futuristic
compliance action plan, as the same is not acceptable

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CHAPTER 10
ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules, 1937 empowers DGCA to grant licence/ approvals/
authorisations for inspection and certification to such persons who are engaged in
maintenance of aircraft/ engine/ aircraft components or item of equipment. Licence
is also issued to Flight Engineers in accordance with Section 'X' of Schedule-II of
Aircraft Rules, 1937. The Airworthiness Directorate of DGCA is vested with the
responsibility of carrying out spot checks/ surveillance/ investigation of incidents to
ensure that the maintenance is carried out in accordance with Aircraft Rules, Civil
Aviation Requirements, various directives issued by DGCA from time to time and
manufacturer's requirements so that safety is not compromised. While carrying out
surveillance, spot checks and investigation of incidents, if violation of any
requirements which could affect safety is observed, necessary action is required to
be taken by DGCA against the erring personnel as a deterrent to obviate recurrence
of similar violation.

1.2 Sub-rule (14) of Rule 61 states that the Central Government may after such inquiry
as it may deem fit and after giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard, cancel,
suspend or endorse any licence, approval or certificate of competency granted
under this rule where it is satisfied that -

(a) the holder has performed work or granted a certificate in respect of work
which has not been performed in a careful and competent manner or;
(b) the holder has signed a certificate in respect of any matter which he is not
licensed to deal with; or
(c) it is undesirable for any other reason that the holder should continue to
exercise his privileges granted under this rule.

1.3 Further, Sub-rule (10) of Rule 133B of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 states that without
prejudice to the provisions of any rules, the Director General may, after giving a
show cause notice to an organisation or a person and after making such inquiry as
he may deem fit, cancel, suspend or endorse any authorisation or approval or issue a
warning, or an admonition to the Organisation or the person, where he is satisfied
that:-

(a) the conditions stipulated by the Director General under this rule or under the
civil airworthiness requirements are not being complied with;
(b) the organisation or the person has performed work or granted a certificate in
respect of work which has not been performed in a careful or competent
manner or has performed work beyond the scope of it or his approval or failed
to make proper entries and log books thereof or for any other reason
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an authorisation or approval granted under this rule or to issue a warning or an
admonition.

1.4 This chapter details the procedure to be followed for taking disciplinary action so as
to ensure that proper legal procedure is followed and DGCA actions stand the
scrutiny of any Court of Law.

2. PROCEDURE

2.1 Any prima-facie violation of DGCA requirements/ manufacturer’s instructions
committed by a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/ Flight Engineer/ authorised
or approved person detected during spot checks/ surveillance/ investigation of
incidents shall be investigated by the concerned Regional/ Sub-regional
Airworthiness office. Usually the operators also investigate the lapses and takes
action against their erring employees. Notwithstanding such investigation by the
operator, independent investigation should also be carried out by the concerned
office by an officer not below the rank- of Senior Airworthiness Officer. The officer
is required to carry out the investigation in a careful and diligent manner so that his
views are not influenced by any means such as investigation report of the operator,
personal relationship etc.

2.2 Upon completion, the investigating officer shall prepare and submit a detailed
investigation report along with supporting evidence/ documents. The report
submitted by the investigation officer should be examined by senior officers and
submitted to the Head of office. The report should always be submitted on file with
proper file noting and the senior officers should record their views on file. The Head
of office should decide whether punitive action is warranted against erring person,
depending on the nature of lapses/ violation of rules etc.

2.3 If punitive action is required for the lapses in accordance with Sub-rule (14) of Rule
61 of Rule I937, the concerned person shall be issued with a show cause notice in
the form of a memorandum. The memorandum should be issued under the
signature of an officer not below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness. A copy of
the investigation report seeking his explanation for which he has been considered
blameworthy shall be enclosed along with the memorandum. While issuing, the
memorandum, a reasonable period of time of not less than ten days shall be given
to the erring, person to forward his explanation. Upon receipt of the explanation of
the erring person the Head of office shall forward the case to the Headquarters.
While forwarding the case to Headquarters, the complete details of the case
including the circumstances of the event, the lapses of the AME, details of rules,
requirement, procedures which have been violated should be furnished and should
clearly bring, out that the investigation report has been provided to the erring
person and a show cause notice was issued. The comments of the office on the reply
to show-cause notice and the final recommendation with regard to the nature and
quantum of action proposed against the person should also be stated.

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2.4 At Headquarters, the case forwarded by the regional/ sub-regional office will be
examined and a decision will be taken on the action to be taken against the erring
person in the light of recommendation from the regional/ sub-regional office. This
decision will be communicated to the respective office for necessary action.

3. CONTENTS OF MEMORANDUM

The following information shall be reflected in the memorandum:

a) Background of the occurrence in which the erring person is found
blameworthy detected during spot check, surveillance or routine inspection
and may relate to inadequate/improper maintenance action, improper
certification or any action resulting in accidents, incidents including ground
incidents, delays/cancellation attributable to the concerned person's actions.
b) Brief reason for blaming the erring person and the details of rules, regulations
or procedures which have been violated.
c) Applicable rule of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 (Rule 14 or 133B, as the case may
be, in light of which the memorandum is issued).
d) Time period to offer comments to the memorandum by the erring personnel
and also action of concerned airworthiness office in case the erring person fails
to offer his comments.

4. Enforcement Manual

Notwithstanding the above all enforcement actions shall be in compliment to the
relevant chapters of the DGCA Enforcement Manual.

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5.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF AIRWORHINESS XXXXXXX

File No.……….
Dated…………

MEMORANDUM

During a spot check carried out by the representatives of this office on Boeing 737-
XXX aircraft on XX.XX.XX (Date), it was observed that the fuel manifold installed on APU Sl.
No. XXXX had some unauthorized repair carried out on it.

The above matter was investigated thoroughly and from the records, it was found
that the last installation of the APU fuel manifold and its certification was carried out by Sh.
XXXXX holder of AME license No. XXXX on XX.XX.XX (Date). Such repair was not carried out
in accordance with Chapter 49 of AMM. It was also found that the AME was not approved
to carry out the repair. Sh. XXXXX is therefore considered blameworthy under Rule 61 for
having violated the provision of the Aircraft Maintenance Manual for wrongly carrying out
an unapproved repair in a perfunctory. He is also considered blameworthy under Sub-rule
(14) (c) of Rule 61 for wrongly certifying repair for which he is not approved.

Now, therefore, in accordance with Sub-rule 14 of 61 of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, Sh.
XXXXX hereby issued this memorandum to explain why action should not be taken against
him for carrying out and certifying unauthorised repair stated above.

Sh. XXXXX is hereby advised to offer his comments in this memorandum which must
reach this office within XXX days from the date of issue of this memorandum, failing which
it will be assumed that he has no comments to offer and action will be taken against him as
permitted under the Aircraft Rules, 1937.

A copy of the investigation report is enclosed for reference.

Authorised Signatory
with designation
Encl: Investigation report.

Sh. XXXXX
AME licence No. XXXX
M/s. XYZ Airways
XXXXXX Airport,
XXXXXX (City).

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CHAPTER 11
APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS

1. Introduction

CAR Sec-2, Revision 7, Series F Part VIII dated 8.1.2007 requires transit inspection
without defect rectification to be carried out by persons holding Basic AME license. The
CAR also gives an option to pilots holding a valid PPL/CPL/ATPL on the type of aircraft
to carry out transit inspections in respect of aircraft with passenger seating capacity of
up to 200 seats or with a maximum payload capacity of fifteen tons in case of cargo
aircraft. The persons to be approved to carry out such transit inspections are to be
approved by Quality Assurance/Control Managers in accordance with a procedure
which should be evolved and contained in QC Manual/MOE after approval by the
Regional Office. This chapter gives the procedure to be adopted for approval of training
program for Transit Checks.

2. Definitions

Transit Check
The “Transit” Check requires minor maintenance/ servicing and is intended to assure
continuous serviceability of a transiting aircraft. This check is planned for use at an en
route stop and is basically a “walk-around” inspection which requires a check of the
aircraft interior and exterior for obvious damage, leaks, proper operating equipment,
security of attachment, required servicing etc (Ref. Boeing 737-300/400/500 MPD)

Airbus Definition
Transit check is not called for in the MPD. However the FCOM defines the exterior
inspection as the one which ensures that the overall condition of the aircraft and its
visible components and equipments are safe for the flight. The FCOM provides for such
inspection to be carried out by the maintenance personnel or in the absence of
maintenance personnel by a flight crew member before each flight. (Ref: Airbus A320
FCOM SEQ 001 Rev 24.)

3. Procedure

Operators desirous of opting the above provision for transit checks are required to
comply with the following procedures:

(i) Upon application by the Quality Manager the same should be examined for
Syllabus/course content, day wise, training program, duration of class room and
practical training, availability of instructors/ aircraft, OJT etc.
(ii) Proposed revision to MOE/QC Manual/Training Manual for granting approval to

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the pilots/Basic License holders should be examined for approval.
(iii) It may be ensured that the syllabus and training program submitted is in the
form of a program which covers classroom and practical training; is exhaustive
and is not less than 10 days. The schedule should have at least one hour of
theory and one hour of practical each day.
(iv) The scope of the training shall include thorough knowledge and understanding
of tasks as called for in Transit Check Cards.
(v) The instructors/Senior AMEs on the type imparting such training shall be
knowledgeable to do such training.
(vi) The training program must include OJT of 7 transit checks under the supervision
of an appropriately qualified AME. A record of such checks shall be maintained
by the organization.
(vii) After successful completion of the training and examination as specified above
the Quality manager shall conduct a skill test and grant approvals to pilots/Basic
License holders.
(viii) The approval shall be limited for one year.
(ix) The approvals shall only be accorded for use on domestic and Non ETOPS
sectors. Aircraft departing for foreign destinations and on ETOPS sector must be
inspected by type rated AMEs.
(x) The task card required for transit check should mandatorily be used while
carrying out inspections. Sole reliance on memory is unsafe and should not be
resorted to. The task cards shall be prepared based on MPD / AMM/ FCOM etc.
and should be made available to all persons approved for the purpose.
(xi) Where type rated AMEs are not carrying out transit checks the availability of
experienced and trained technicians shall be ensured to assist the pilots
carrying out the transit checks.
(xii) RAO shall carry out surveillance/spot checks to ensure the compliance of the
above requirements.

NOTE. While approving the transit inspection training program, the inclusion of items
given in the ‘Annexure 1’ shall be ensured.

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Annexure 1

The following are the minimum items to be ensured before approving the ten day course, in
terms of theory & practical training for transit checks for pilots or basic license holders. This
guidance is general in nature. The airlines proposal must contain specific aircraft items as
existing on the airline aircraft. The location, function and use of components mentioned may
be discussed.

1 General
 Ramp Awareness and clearance from obstacles
 Placement of Chocks
 Attachment of Tow Bar, installation of tow bar pin
 Installation/removal of landing gear ground lock pins
 Installation/removal of pitot static covers
 Attachment of GPU

2 Refueling
 Procedure for taking fuel samples from bowser and hose nozzle
 Checking the presence of water contamination – use of aquadis capsules
 Checking the validity date of capsules
 Observation of precautions during refueling
 Ensure two way communications between ground staff and cockpit/cabin crew.
 Security of refueling cap and opening/closing of refueling panel. Computing the
figures of fuel uplift
 Entry of fuel uplift in the flight report book.

3 Walk around check list
Start sequence – Walk around & completion of the walk around inspection.

(i) LH Forward fuselage
Familiarity of checking of external devices such as AOA probe. Static port,
avionics ventilation inlet valve, ground cooling inlet valve, avionics
compartment door, Oxygen overboard discharge indicator, toilet servicing door.
(ii) Nose section
Pitot probes, TAT probes, attachment/latching of radomes, ground effect power
door.
(iii) Nose landing gear
• Wheels and tires
• Criteria for replacement of tires, function and condition of Brake Wear Pin,
Taxi Lights, Proximity detectors, hydraulic lines and control cables, wheel
well, landing gear doors.

(iv) RH Forward fuselage
RH & Aft ground compartments, avionics ventilation overborad valve, ground
cooling overboard valve, static port, AOA probes, forward cargo door &

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servicing panel.

(v) Lower Centre Fuselage
Antennas for condition, drain mast for security and condition, RAM Air inlet flap
for function, Ground air conditioner and eng start door, anti collision light for
service and use, fuel dip stick for use, pack air intakes & outlets , ground service
door , RAT door for position.

(vi) RH Centre fuselage
Refuel panel door for function and use, fuel dipstick inner tank use, fuel water
drain valve inner tank, landing lights condition, wing leading edge ventilation
intake, slat positions.

(vii) Engine 2 LH Side
Cowl doors for latching mechanism, oil servicing access doors, drain mast for
function and for leaks, vent inlet & engine inlet and fan blades for cracks nicks,
etc.

(viii) Engine 2 RH Side
Anti ice exhaust for clarity, compartment cooling exit, pressure relief door for
security, starter valve access door for position, turbine exhaust for clarity,
pylon/access panel, for condition and security.

(ix) RH Wing Leading edge
Slats for condition, fuel dipsticks inner and outer cells, fuel water drain valves,
refuel coupling for position, surge tank air inlet for clarity, navigation light for
condition, wing tip for condition.

(x) RH Wing Trailing edge
Static dischargers, control surfaces, flaps and fairings for condition.

(xi) RH L/G & Fuselage
Wheel and tires condition, brakes & brake wear indicator pins, proximity
sensors, hydraulic lines for leaks, dents, nicks, chaffing & pitting.L/g structure
for security, down lock spring, pitch damper overboard discharge indicator, l/g
doors, hydraulic access door & water drain mast.

(xii) RH Aft fuselage
Antennas for condition and location, cargo door servicing panel, outflow valve,
access door for security

(xiii) Tail
Stabilizer, elevator, fin and rudder for condition, static dischargers for condition,
APU fire bottle thermal discharge red disk for presence.

(xiv) APU
APU access door, air intake for any FOD, drain and vents for no leaks, oil cooler

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and outlet, exhaust for position, navigation light

(xv) LH Aft fuselage
Stabilizer, elevator fin and rudder for condition, water filling and drainage for
position and hydraulic access door.

(xvi) L/H L/G
Wheels and tires for damage, brakes and brake wear indicator condition,
proximity sensor, hydraulic lines L/G structure, pitch damper overboard
discharge indicator for wear. Down lock springs and L/G doors for condition and
position.

(xvii) LH Wing Trailing edge
Flaps and fairings for condition, control surfaces and static dischargers for
damages.

(xviii) LH Wing Leading edge
Wing tip for damage & condition, navigation light for condition, surge tank air
inlet for condition, fuel water drain valves for leaks.

(xix) Engine 1 LH Side
Cowl doors for latching, oil servicing doors for position drain mast for no leaks,
fan blades for checking damage.

(xx) Engine 1 RH Side
Anti ice exhaust for clarity, compartment cooling exit, pressure relief door,
starter valve access door for security, turbine exhaust for clearance.

(xxi) LH Centre Wing
Slat 1 condition, Fuel water drain valves inner for leakage, fuel dipstick inner
tank, Wing leading edge ventilation intake, landing lights condition.

(xxii) Cabin / Cockpit
Ensure cockpit windows / wind shields are clean, Ensure cleanliness of seats,
floor galley area & toilet, ensure ash trays, seat packets and galley waste bines
are empty, ensure fresh water system and toilet servicing is done, check crash
axe for presence.

(xxiii) Emergency Equipment

• Cockpit Crew life jacket. Life jacket (Qty 4).
• Cabin crew life jacket (Qty 5)
• For overseas flight ensure that passenger life jackets and emergency locator
beacons are on board.

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4. General
Install engine covers, Pitot covers and other blanks and landing gear locks (If halt exceeds 2
hrs.). Review PDR, DMR, CDR, PFR. Press STS page button on ECAM Take action as necessary.
Remove original of Pilot Sector Report from PDR. Check Validity of LO/WI/SI & higher
inspections. Take AIDS Print out of stored reports Nos. 1, 2 & 4. Review and take action as
necessary.

(i) Walk Around Inspection As per Enclosed Check List
Check complete aircraft including engines, cabin and cockpit for obvious damage and
defects as per check list. Rectify as necessary.

(ii) Aircraft Checks
Check Engine Oil tank Quantity on Lower ECAM (within 5 minutes to 60 minutes of Shut-
down). Replenish as required.

(iii) Security Check
Check the serviceability of the locking mechanism of the door between cockpit and cabin.
Check TT light for operation & reset. Inspect following locations especially for presence of
any suspicious foreign objects; Cockpit area, Nose and Main Landing gear Wells. The
following additional areas should be inspected after layover/weekly checks (to be
completed before handling over aircraft to commercial department for loading) and also
when aircraft is on ground for more than two hours and aircraft has been fully off-loaded
of passenger / baggage and catering, Galleys, Cabin including hat racks, Cargo/baggage
compartment, Engine air intake, E & E compartment (if opened).

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CHAPTER 12
PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS BY FIELD OFFICES

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Central Examination Organisation (CEO), office of the Director General of Civil
Aviation, East Block III, Level III, R K Puram, New Delhi-110066, is responsible for
conducting written technical examinations for issue and extension of Pilots/
AMEs /FEs Licenses.

1.2 Normally Pilot examinations are conducted on fourth Wednesday of January/April
/July/ October in a year. In case, fourth Wednesday of the month is a closed/
gazette holiday, the examination will be conducted on the next working day as per
convenience. The last date for receipt of the applications in the CEO for these
examinations is 30 days prior to the date of commencement of the examination.

1.3 Normally, AME License examinations are held three times in a year, generally
in the first week of February. June and October. The last date for receipt of
these applications in the respective Regional Sub-regional offices is normally
15 th of December, April and August for February, June and October sessions,
respectively unless intimated by CEO specifically.

1.4 FE examinations will be conducted on need basis after receipt of the request
from the operators as per the requirements laid down in CAR, Section-2: Series L,
Part - XV.

2. SCRUTINY OF APPLICATION

2.1 The applications on the prescribed form for the AME License examinations shall be
received arid scrutinized by the respective Regional/Sub-regional offices. The
fees, in the form of Bank Draft drawn in the name PAO, DGCA, MCA, New Delhi.
CEO normally by 15th of December, April and August for February, June and
October sessions, respectively, unless intimated by CEO specifically.

2.2 During scrutiny, in case the candidature of an applicant is rejected, the reasons for
rejection shall be recorded and intimated to the candidate. The Bank Draft shall be
refunded to the applicant by the Regional/ Sub-regional offices.

2.3 Subsequent to the receipt of accepted applications by the CEO, CEO will issue and
send the admit cards to individual candidates/ sponsoring organizations by post. A
consolidated list of the admitted candidates will be prepared by CEO and
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necessary arrangements for smooth conduction of examination can be made by
them. The list of admitted candidates will also be published on DGCA web site.

2.4 Candidates appearing for Pilots Technical Examination should submit their
applications directly to CEO. While scrutinizing the application& the officers at CEO
should fill up the required columns of the applications and append their signatures
for acceptance. In case the candidature of an applicant is rejected, the reasons for
rejection shall be recorded and intimated to the candidate. However, the fees
submitted by the candidate will not be returned but shall be adjusted to
subsequent sessions. The list of admitted candidates will also be published on
DGCA web site: h t t p : / / w w w . d g c a . n i c . in .

3. EXAMINATION CENTERS

The written examinations shall be held at various centers as given below.
Additional centers, if needed, may be decided by the headquarters.

4. SUPERINTENDENT OF EXAMINATION

4.1 Each examination center shall be under the charge of a superintendent of
examination, who shall be responsible in all respects for compliance of
instructions contained herein and those issued from time to time for conducting
the technical examinations at his center.

4.2 The following officers may act as superintendent of the examinations for the
Centers concerned.

i) The Director of Airworthiness (senior most Controller of Airworthiness in
the absence of Director of Airworthiness at Bangalore/ Delhi/ Mumbai/
Kolkata/ Chennai.

ii) The Controller of Airworthiness (senior most Senior Airworthiness officer
in the absence of Controller of Airworthiness) at Hyderabad / Lucknow/
Bhopal / Bangalore / Patna / Bhubaneswar / Kanpur

iii) The Senior Airworthiness Officer In-charge (senior most officers available
at the station) at Guwahati / Cochin.

iv) Senior most officers available on tour at other stations, where there is no
Airworthiness office.

5. SUPERVISOR/INVIGILATORS

5.1 The superintendent of examinations may conduct and supervise / invigilate
the examination himself or may appoint Supervisor/ Invigilator(s) to assist

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in conducting the examination(s) at his center. There should be at least
one Supervisor and one Invigilator for 30 candidates or less and one extra
Invigilator for every 15 or less candidates. If there is only one officer at any
center, he shall bear full responsibility for conducting the examination.

5.2 Supervisors and Invigilators shall be on duty at least 30 minutes, before the
schedule time of start of examination and till such time the examination is
completed; all the answer papers are sealed and are ready for dispatch to the
Director of Airworthiness (CEO).

Note
1. Supervisors shall always be gazetted officers. Non-gazetted officials /industry
personnel may be deployed as invigilator to help the Supervisors for smooth
conduction of examination as Supporting Staff, if required.
2. At times, it may not be possible to engage adequate number of invigilators
commensurate with number of candidates. However, it may be ensured
that at least one invigilator is available in each room if examination is
conducted in separate rooms. It is the responsibility of the superintendent
to conduct examinations in a fair manner for which he shall engage
adequate number of Supervisors and Invigilators.

6. D E S P A T C H O F Q UE S T I O N P A P E R S

6.1 In case of AME License Examinations, Sealed covers duly wrapped in cloth containing
the question papers shall be carried by the designated officials to various
centers.

6.2 In case of Pilots Examinations, the covers may be either carried or sent
through speed post. CEO shall send e-mail/ telephonic information to the
concerned offices informing them that the question papers have been
forwarded.

6.3 The parcel containing the Question Papers shall have the inner cover
marked 'SECRET' and will be addressed to the Superintendent by name. It
will also indicate the name of the Center of examination, subject, date and
time of the examinations. The cover shall also bear the instructions for opening
of cover The Hover used for dispatch of Question Papers should be of good
quality with cloth lining inside. The seals of the inner covers after sealing should
be covered with Transparent Cello Tape to protect it during transit.

6.4 These covers, thereafter, shall be wrapped in marking cloth, e stitched and
sealed properly before dispatch to the Superintendent of the exanimations. The
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the examinations by Name, Designation and will bear no indications of the
contents.

6.5 OPENING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT OF PARCEL CONTAINING
QUESTION PAPERS

On receipt of the parcel, only the outer covers of the parcels should be
opened, after opening the wrapped cloth to ensure that the seals of the
covers are intact. The receipt of the parcel containing Question Papers, in a
satisfactory condition, should be acknowledged immediately to the Director of
Airworthiness (CEO) by the fastest means of communication.

7. CUSTODY OF QUESTION PAPERS

The sealed inner covers containing the question papers should be kept in his safe
custody by the superintendent till the time of the examination.

8. IDENTIFICATION OF THE CANDIDATES

The candidates appearing for the examinations must be in possession of their
Admit Cards issued by CEO and they should produce the same to the
Supervisor/Invigilator in the examination hall. However, if due to some reason, a
candidate is unable to produce his Admit Card, they may be permitted to appear in
the examination, provided his name appears in the attendance sheet and he is able
to prove his identity to the satisfaction of the Supervisor. For establishing the
identity of the candidates, licenses already held by the candidates / identity cards
issued by any Government agency/sponsoring organization may be relied upon
Identification of the candidates by the DGCA officers personally, is also
acceptable.

9. SUPPLY OF ANSWER SHEETS/OMR TO THE CANDIDATES

Each candidate should be supplied with one OMR Sheet for answering Objective
type questions.

Note: OMR sheet should he supplied to the candidates at least ten minutes before
issue of Question Papers. This will ensure sufficient time for the candidate to fill
up his particulars on the OMR. The candidate must write his Q.P. reference
number immediately on supply of question paper before starting answering the
question paper.

10. DISTRIBUTION OF QUESTION PAPERS

Supervisors and the invigilator before opening the inner cover containing question
papers shall ensure that the seals are not broken and are intact, the envelope
containing question papers shall be opened by cutting along the place marked on
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shall render a certificate to this effect on the prescribed Performa. At centers
where Invigilator is not available, then the Supervisor may make use of the services
of any other Gazetted officer of the Government of India available al that Center.
The covers must be cut open ten minutes prior to the examination provided that
the concerned candidates appear for taking the examination, However, at major
centers where large number of candidates are appearing, the Superintendent, at
his discretion, may open the covers earlier such that counting and scrutiny of
papers etc., are completed prior to commencement of examination, The question
papers should be distributed to the candidates in the examination hall, just prior to
the commencement of the examinations. The original inner cover shall be returned
to the CEO along with the other examination materials.

Note: The candidate must append his signature and roll number immediately on
supply of question paper before starting answering the question paper.

11. READING OF ADMONITION NOTE

Before commencement of each examination, supervisor shall read out the
admonition note to the candidates for their information and strict adherence.
Candidates who have used unfair means while answering question papers have
been disqualified from time to time. In some cases, they will also debarred
from taking further examination for the same license or rating for a specified
period. You are, therefore, advised not to adopt unfair means in the
examination hall. The following shall constitute unfair means:

Copying or attempting to copy other candidate's answers or helping others to copy
answers.
(i) Copying or attempting to copy from the unauthorized written materials
possessed by a candidate.
(ii) Contacting other candidates/ individuals through speech or signs or sound in
the examination hall or outside the hall.
(iii) Reproducing question papers on a separate sheet.
(iv) Carrying Question Paper.

The supervisor and the Invigilators shall append their signatures on the
prescribed form for having read the admonition note to the candidates.

12. STARTING OF ANSWRING QUESTION PAPERS

At the appropriate time specified for start of the examinations, the
candidates sh o u ld b e t o ld t h e 'S T A RT T I M E ’ H RS / M IN ' . A s t h e d u r a t i o n
o f t h e examinations will vary with the types of examinations/aircraft,
invigilating office- should ensure that candidates are allowed only the period
slated on the question papers.

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13. STOPPING OF ANSWERING QUESTION PAPERS

At the expiry of the time allotted for answering papers, the candidates be
directed to stop writing, submit papers and to leave the hall, if necessary. The
candidates should not be allowed to write after the time is up.

14. EXTENSION OF TIME ALLOTTED FOR THE QUESTION PAPER

The time allotted for any paper should not be extended under any
circumstances.

15. COLLECTION OF QUEST ION AND ANSWER PAPERS

All question and answer papers should he collected immediately after the
time specified far the paper is over. No candidate should be allowed to continue
writing while the answer papers are being collected from other candidates.

16. S E A L I N G A N D HA N DI N G O VE R O F A N S W E R S H E E T S
The OMR sheet and answer books submitted by the candidates should be
checked in order to ensure that candidates have entered their particulars
correctly as required. The question papers and answer books shall be sealed
immediately in a cover, in the presence of the supervisor and Invigilator, who
should affix their signatures near the bottom left hand corner rind indicate the
contents of the cover. The covers should thereafter be handed over to
superintendent of examinations along with other certificates viz, Invigilation
certificates for opening of covers containing question papers and sealing answer
papers, admonition note, a copy of seating plan signed by the supervisor, original
envelopes containing question papers supplied by CEO etc. The cover used for
dispatch of Question Papers should of good quality with cloth lining inside.

17. D I SPA T C H OF A N SWE R SHE E T S AN D Q UEST I O N PA PE RS

17.1 The answer books and OMR sheets together with question papers should be
sealed in covers (marked CONFIDENTIAL). The OMR sheets should be
wrapped in a plastic cover and kept in a hard/ thick cloth cover, paper wise,
in such a manner that the edges of these sheets do not get damaged. The
objection slips, if any, should be kept below the OMR sheets of the respective
paper. The cover containing OMR sheets may he kept in between the question
paper and answer sheets to prevent damage to the OMR sheets during
transit. These covers should be wrapped in marking cloth which should be
stitched, sealed, and dispatched by first available Speed Post facility lo the
Director of Airworthiness (CEO) by name. The forwarding letter should be
accompanied with an attendance sheet giving the roll numbers of the candidates
and serial numbers of question papers and details of other papers attached.
The attendance of a candidate should be marked "ABSENT" in case he does
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summary should be prepared indicating total number of candidates present
and absent.

17.2 At stations where speed post facilities are not available, the answer papers
together with the unused question papers should be returned to CEO by
registered post immediately. In case no candidate turns up for the examination,
the cover with seals in intact condition should be returned to the CEO along with
attendance sheet marked with absent against each candidate.

18. SEATING ARRANGEMENT

The examination hall should be well lighted and ventilated. The seats of the
candidates should be spaced in such a manner that no candidate is able to copy
from the answer paper of the other candidate (s) or is able to communicate with
other candidate(s) in the examination hall.

19. REPORTS ON MALPRACTICES IN EXAMINATION HALL

If any candidate is found using unfair means, his statement arid statement of
witnesses, if any, should be recorded and along answer papers and explanatory
note of the supervisor along with other documents seized, to the Director of
Airworthiness (CEO) by name. In addition, a note should be recorded on his
answer paper and the candidate may be expelled by the superintendent from the
examination hall for the duration of that paper.

20. T O C O P E WI T H E MERG E N C I E S
The superintendent of examination is fully empowered to take actions as
deemed fit in emergencies or in situations not covered in the manual.

21. RE SPO N SI BI LI T Y OF SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent shall be ultimately responsible for receiving the packets
containing Question Papers and keeping them in safe custody. He shall take
necessary actions to maintain secrecy of Question Papers and sanctity 07
examinations. He shall also be responsible for making proper arrangements for
conduction of examination as per laid down procedures and dispatching paper
to CEO expeditiously.
22. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERVISOR

(Only gazetted officers of the Civil Aviation Department are eligible for
appointment as supervisors. No other person shall act as a supervisor.)
The supervisors) shall:
(a) check the seating arrangement for the candidates in the examination hall.
(b) ensure that examination hall is suitable for the purpose, it is well lighted,
ventilated and is provided with sufficient number of fans in the summer.
Seats are well spaced to prevent any communication between the
candidates.

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(c) ensure that the seating plans showing the seating arrangement
of the candidates by their roll numbers ( names, if roll
numbers is not allotted) is displayed prominently outside the
entrance well before the commencement of the examination.
(d) make sure that the invigilators have been appointed for the
examination.

(e) On the day of examination

(i) check his watch for correct time half an hour before
commencement of each paper,
(ii) ensure that invigilators report to him half an hour before
the commencement of the examination and are properly
briefed.
(iii) collect the covers containing the question papers and
papers from the superintendent / Over-all-in charge of
the examinations. Check that seals on the covers
containing the question papers are INTACT.
(iv) after verifying the identity of candidates to his
satisfaction, admit the candidates before 15 minutes of
the commencement of examination.
(v) ensure that no candidate brings book (except that
allowed), note books arid loose papers in to the hall.
(vi) cut open the envelopes containing the question papers as
indicated on it, without breaking the original seals , and
check the contents, Sign the certificate for opening the
envelope.
(vii) read out the admonition note to the candidates for their
information and strict adherence.
(viii) arrange distribution of question answer papers to the
candidates. No question / answer papers shall be left on
the tables, which have not been occupied.
(ix) instruct the candidates to write roll numbers and other
particulars on the -answer papers.
(x) announce the correct time for the candidates to
commence examination accordingly.

(f) During examination

(i) a t the appr opr iat e t ime , f ixed fo r comm en ce ment
of e a ch pape r, issue o rde rs to the can did ate s
'S TA RT TIME ALLOWE D hou rs/m inute s.
(ii) en su re that no ca ndid ate m isbeh ave s or uses
unf air mea ns. If an y ca ndidate is f ound cop ying o r

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u sin g unf air me an s, his/h er a nswer boo k(s), o ther
p ape rs, unaut hor ized do cu ment s, n ote s et c. shou ld
be se ize d. An ent r y to th is eff ect sh ould be m ade
in the a nswer p ape r and h is st ate men t & the
stat em ents of witne sse s, if an y, be reco rded . A l l
th ese p ape rs shou ld b e h ande d ove r to the
supe rint ende nt o f exa minat ion s and t he cand id ate
m a y be e xpe lled fr om th e e xa min ati on h all for the
du rat ion of th at p ape r .
(iii) A dm it th e ca ndid ate s who ar e lat e u p t o 30
m inut es. No e xt en sion o f t im e will be given to the
late co me rs. No discret ion in t his re ga rd will be
e xer cise d.
(iv) do n ot per mit an y cand ida te to lea ve the
e xam inat ion ha ll t ill 30 min ute s a fte r th e
co mme ncem ent of the e xa minat ion .
(v) en su re that the in vigilator s, wh ile sign ing the
OM Rs An swe r Sh eets, sh all che ck and en sur e tha t
th e pa rticu la rs ha ve b een co rre ct ly f illed up in th e
r elevant colu mn s of OM R An swe r Sheet s by the
can did ate s.
(vi) en su re th at no q uestion pa per is ta ken o ut of the
e xam inat ion ha ll by a ny pe rson .
(vii) che ck tha t th e in vigilato r s are vigila nt and do lea ve
th e e xa minat ion h all e ven for a b rief per iod
(viii) do not per mit cand idat es to co mm un icate with
e a ch ot her in man ne r .
(ix) th e cand id ate s sha ll be discou ra ged fro m lea ving
th e e xa min at ion h all. If the cand idat e de sir es to
lea ve the e xam ina tio n h all b riefly d ue to
un avoid ab le cir cu mstan ces, it is de sirab le to a ll o w
on e can did ate at a time .
(x) se ar ch th e can did ate s, in ca se of susp icion .
(xi) en su re that the cand idat es co mply with the "in stru ct ion s t o the
Ca ndid ate s" a s ment ion ed on que st ion p aper s/ adm it ca rd s/
a pplicat ion for ms.
(xii) a nnoun ce 'HALF T IM E IS OV E R", 1 5 M IN UTE S M ORE ' and/ or
"F IV E M IN UTE S MORE and "OV ER" "S T OP WRIIT NG, SUBM IT
P APE RS ",. N o cand id ate shou ld be a llowe d t o car ry o n writ ing
a fter t he time is ove r. If a candidate pe rsists in do in g so i n
spit e of warn in g, a note shou ld b e ma de on his an swer bo o k
a nd h is an swer pape r shou ld b e colle ct ed imm ediate ly; th e
sa me ma y b e co mmun icat ed to CE O o r fu rthe r ne ce ssa r y a cti on .
(xiii) co llect the an swe r p ape rs im med iat ely a fte r the time f or th e
e xam inat ion is o ve r
(xiv) en su re t hat t he cand idat es han d o ve r the Que stion P ape rs, OM R
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can did ate s do not ca rr y a wa y the Que st ion P ape rs, OM R and
A nswer She ets with th em .

(e) After the examination is over

(i) a fter co llect ion , che ck the an swe r pape rs to en su re t hat
th e requ ir ed pa rticu la rs are f illed in co rre ct ly and th e
a nswer p ape r s a re st apled to get her .
(ii) se al th e an swe r pape rs in a cover ma r ked 'CONF ID ENT IA L '
a nd sign nea r botto m le ft hand co rner ar id ind icat e the
cont ent s ne ar top left- hand corn er
(iii) sign the in vigilation cert if icate s, attend an ce sh eet s and
ce rtif icat e fo r se alin g th e answer pap er s a s indicated on
th ose cer tif icate s.
(iv) h ando ve r th e co ve r cont ainin g th e a n swer pap er s,
Ce rtif icat es, sp ar e cop ie s of que st ion pa per s, adm onit ion
no te s, or igin al en velope s and a cop y of the seat in g p lan
signed b y h im to the super int endent /Ove r-a ll in cha rge o f
e xam inat ion s.
(v) co mply with an y ot he r inst ru ction give n b y th e
supe rint ende nt of exa minat ion s.

23. INSTRUCTIONS FOR INVIGILATOR

23.1 The Invigilators detailed for the examination shall report to the supervisor half
an hour prior to the commencement of the examination. He shall follow
the instructions given by the supervisors and assist him for smooth conduction
of the examination. It is the joint responsibility of the supervisor and the
invigilators to ensure the compliance or all the instructions stated above.

23.2 The invigilators, while signing the OMRs / Answer sheets should check and
ensure that the particulars have been correctly filled up in the relevant column,
Answer Sheets, by the candidates.

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CHAPTER 13
CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO)

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Office of the Director of Airworthiness, CEO is responsible for conducting written
examinations for issue and extension of Pilots), AMEs, Flight Engineers Licenses and
Flight dispatchers examination.
1.2 This chapter details the procedures required to be followed by officers working in the
CEO in receiving the applications, scrutiny of the applications (for pilots examination
only), processing the accepted applications, issuing admit cards, preparation of question
papers with utmost secrecy, dispatch of question papers, receipt of question and answer
papers after completion of the examination, its evaluation and declaration of the results
etc.
1.3 All above are required to be carried out in an efficient manner and within a time frame
for each examination at the same time maintaining the sanctity of examinations.
1.4 All the officers working in the CEO should be fully aware of the procedures outlined
herein, which shall be strictly adhered to.

2. SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS

2.1 Pilots examinations are normally conducted on January /April /July/ October every year.
The last date for receipt of the applications in the CEO for these examinations is 30 days
prior to the date of commencement of the examination.
2.2 AME License examinations are normally held three times in a year, generally in February,
June and October. The last date for receipt of these applications in the CEO 30 days prior
to the date of commencement of the examination.
2.3 FE examinations shall be conducted on need basis after receipt of the request from the
operators as per the requirements laid down in CAR, Section-2, Series L, and Part XV.
2.4 Special examinations will normally not be conducted by CEO. However, the same may
be considered purely on the merit of each individual case as well as genuine need of the
operators.

3. APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATIONS

3.1 For issue of computer number for pilots, the candidates are required to submit the
application as per the format given in DGCA website.
3.2 List of candidates issued the computer number is to be displayed in the DGCA website
two weeks prior to the last date of the applying application for written examination.
3.3 Pilots (Technical and General) Examinations.
Applications for Pilots (Technical and General) examination are required to be submitted
to CEO at least 30 days prior to the date of examination.
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3.4.1 There is no examination schedule for FE license examination. Written examination may
be conducted as and when operator makes request for conducting such examination.
3.4.2 Applications on prescribed format for FE Licence examination is require to be submitted
to CEO.

3.5 AME License Examinations

3.5.1 For issue of Computer number for AME license examination, the application is required
to be submitted as soon as the student takes admission in the AME institute.
3.5.2 List of candidates issued with Computer number is displayed in the DGCA website two
weeks prior to the last date of the applying application for written examination. DAW
(CEO) shall send the data to NIC well in time.
3.5.3 DAW (CEO) will finalize the timetable of AME examinations fixing the time, date and
category wise, initiating the commencement of the examinations of each session. The
timetable should be intimated to all the Regional/ Sub Regional Office who in turn will
give wide publicity for the benefit of candidates. The timetable shall be made available
on the DGCA web site. This procedure shall be followed for each session.

3.6 Issue of Admit Cards / Rejection Letters

3.6.1 On receipt of the applications, particulars of all candidates should be fed in the
computer to generate roll numbers. The roll number will be entered in the respective
accepted applications. The applications will be filed in the individual files for record
purpose. Print out for all candidates with their roll numbers center wise and paper wise
should be taken out and cross checked with their respective accepted applications for
correctness of roll numbers, center and papers to avoid any last minute
anomaly/discrepancy in the admit cards. Amendments, if any, will be carried out by the
officers only.
3.6.2 Print out of PIC shall be taken out by the candidates themselves from the DGCA website
indicating roll number, center and papers along with the date and time of examination.
Finally, admit cards duly signed by officers of Regional/Sub-regional/ CEO should be
issued to the candidates / prior to the commencement of examination.
3.6.3 In case of any discrepancy regarding papers, center, name etc. in the admit card issued
to a candidate, a revised admit card shall be issued by CEO only on receipt of written
request from the candidate enclosing his original admit card. Such changes shall be
intimated to the concerned superintendent of the examination center also.

4. Change of Examination Center

In case, any candidate desires to change his center of examination after issue of the
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giving a valid reason to CEO along with his original admit card. CEO, on being satisfied
about the genuineness of the request, may agree for change of examination center.
However, such request must reach CEO at least ten days prior to commencement of the
examination. Any request for change of center after this date should not be entertained.

5. List of Admitted Candidates

The list of candidates admitted center wise and paper wise Attendance sheet paper wise
along with copies of exam time table should be forwarded to the concerned examination
center at least 15 days prior to the commencement of the examination via email. One
copy of this list shall be displayed by the Regional/Sub Regional Offices on their notice
board for information of the candidates. The list of candidates admitted for each
examination session will be published in the DGCA web site. A list of rejected candidates
along with reasons for rejection of their application.

6. Question Bank

6.1 A question bank has been created for each subject of Pilot / AME examination from
questions made by subject matter experts in CEO/ DGCA officers and industry. The
question bank is periodically reviewed and updated.

The following points should be kept in mind while framing the questions:
(a) The language must be simple and direct. There should not be any scope for
confusion or ambiguity.
(b) The questions must be practical in nature, which are helpful for the Flight crew/
AMEs / FEs in discharging their duties;
(c) The correct choice of answer for each question must be clearly marked;
(d) Each question in its data bank must include its source, i.e. the name of the book,
chapter, page number, paragraph etc. from where the answer has been taken
along with the author of question;
(e) The questions must be on the topics covered under the Syllabus for each paper;
(f) All efforts should be made to provide four choices for each question. If this is not
possible, choices may be limited to three. To the extent possible, choices such as
(1) & (2) are correct, none of the above is correct, should be avoided;
(g) Negative answers such as “Mark incorrect answer", should not find a place in the
Questions;
(h) Similarly, reference to the Rule numbering or Para or series of Civil Aviation
Requirements, should be avoided unless the information is part of ‘’Memory item”;
(i) Numerical values, which are not essential to be memorized, should not be asked;
(j) Efforts should be made to avoid giving questions from specific aircraft/ engine/
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(k) List of subject matter experts should be maintained by the Director (CEO).
(l) The group of officers for one session should not select questions for the immediate
next session of the same paper.
6.2 In order to keep the question bank updated, fresh questions shall be obtained and
added to it regularly. DAW should approach the experts within the department and the
industry for augmenting the Question bank. Similarly a quota should be prescribed for
CEO Officers to study the books regularly and contribute questions to the Question
bank.
6.3 All efforts should be made to vet the questions by selected officers /senior engineers
from the industry known for their integrity and expertise in the relevant areas.
6.4 Computerized Question Bank will enable questions to be retrieved at random basis for
making a balanced question paper.
6.5 There should be a standardized paper for each subject. The standardized paper will
specify broadly the number of questions to be given on each topic contained in the
syllabus. This will ensure coverage of the entire syllabus in each paper.
6.6 Each question paper will normally have three sets to prevent malpractices in the
examination hall. All the sets will contain the same questions but in different order
having different reference number for their identification. However each question paper
of all sets will have their own serial number. All efforts should be made to see that the
questions received from the Officers of CEO/ Region/other agencies mentioned above,
do not form part of the question paper in that particular Session.

7. Printing of question paper

7.1 Officer responsible for making a particular question paper may type the paper himself in
the computer or can get the paper typed by the staff. However the officer assigned for
that duty is responsible for maintaining the secrecy. A register should be maintained
indicating the name(s) of the officer(s) and staff involved in preparing the question
paper.
7.2 The officer responsible for printing the Question Paper, will ascertain from the records/
computer, the number of candidates appearing in that particular paper, determine the
number of copies of different pages of different sets to be printed depending upon the
number of candidates appearing in each paper.
7.3 While printing the question paper, utmost secrecy should be maintained and access to
the area of printing room shall be restricted. No staff member shall have access to this
room while the printing is in progress. A register shall be kept for recording the names of
the persons involved in printing along with the name of the question paper and
preparation of the sets with date. The Register will give the details, the number of
papers printed along with the subject, date-wise. Only officers of CEO shall be involved
in preparation of the question paper, printing and making sets of question paper.
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officer responsible for printing shall destroy the same immediately. The master roll
wrapped in drum of printing machine should be removed and destroyed.

8. Preparation of sets of question papers

8.1 From the printed pages, sets of question paper should be prepared for each subject, and
each set stapled appropriately. All the sets should be serially numbered. Normally, there
should be three different sets of Question Papers for each subject. Each set will have a
reference number for identification and making master answer paper subsequently.
Record will be kept of the reference number allotted subject wise. Access to the area
where the sets are made should be restricted.
8.2 After making different sets, the total number of question paper in each set should be
immediately numbered and recorded in the register.
8.3 Any additional paper noticed after making the sets should be destroyed immediately.

9. Preparation of envelopes for dispatch of various Question Papers to different
examination centers
Print out of complete data from computer regarding number of required question
papers (based on total number of admitted candidates in respect of various centers) in
Category, Date, Time & Center should be taken out and the same should be pasted in
respective envelops (inner covers) of all centers. It should be ensured that only good
quality covers preferably cloth lined and capable of withstanding rough handling should
be used. Accordingly, all the inner cover envelops should be segregated as per subject
date and time for filling in question papers inside the covers.

10. Filling in of question papers inside the envelopes and sealing of envelopes prior to
dispatch.

10.1 All the inner cover envelops should be filled in by the respective question papers
(intermixed with sets) in accordance with date and time wise only. The number of
question papers in each inner cover should not exceed 30. The envelops should be
closed stapled and sealed after which transparent tape is put on the top of all the seals
in length and breadth so as to ensure that they are intact and easy for identification.
Each inner cover should be marked as “Secret” and will contain instructions for opening
of the cover.
10.2 All the sealed inner cover envelops are now required to be segregated in accordance
with subject, center and time. After segregation, all inner covers of each center should
be put inside the cloth bags (outer cover) stitched and sealed. If the number of covers is
small, cloth-lined covers may be used as outer covers. After sealing the outer covers,
transparent tape should be put on top of all the seals lengthwise and breadth wise so as
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only. Name and official address of all officers in-charge of Regional/Sub-Regional Office
should be written on the top of all the outer covers of respective centers. Stapled and
signature of the CEO Officers should also be put on the left bottom corner of each inner
and outer cover for its authenticity. Appropriate records and documentation should be
maintained in CEO for each envelope and their contents as per date, time, center and
paper for each of the center for identification in future in case of any untoward incident.
Each outer cover / cloth bag of a particular center may contain question papers of either
same subject or different subject of either same date or of different date and time of
examination of the particular centers of examination. This cloth bag will also contain the
covering letter and finalized attendance sheet for the respective paper and center.

11. Dispatch of question papers

11.1 When all the sealed outer covers (cloth bags) have been segregated center wise, the
name of the officer in-charge of the examination center should be written on the top of
these covers along with their serial number. The serial numbers of all outer covers
should be recorded in the register against each center.
11.2 The sealed outer covers/ cloth bags containing the question papers for Pilots Licence
examination may be either hand carried by DGCA Officers or dispatched by speed post
to various examination centers. If the papers are dispatched by post, it should be
ensured that the covers reach the examination centers well before the date of
examination.
11.3 The names of the officers, who have carried the question papers to different
examination centers, will be recorded in a register. Such officer(s) will be responsible for
safe custody of the sealed outer covers/ cloth bags and for prompt delivery to the
addressee soon after arrival at the destination. Such officer(s) may also associate with
the invigilation. He will also ensure that the seals of the inner covers are intact and the
covers are not tampered with at the time of opening the covers.
11.4 DAW, CEO, should ensure all the sealed outer covers /cloth bags have reached their
destination safely and the covers have not been tampered with. He should receive
acknowledgment from all the centers for receiving the covers in safe condition.

12. Conduct of Examination

Detailed instructions for conducting the written examinations by the Regional/Sub
Regional Offices at the various centers are given in chapter 12 of this manual.

13. Receipt of question papers / answer sheets from examination center

13.1 Sealed cloth bags containing question papers along with answer sheets are received
from various examination centers in CEO. In case of non receipt of papers from the

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examination centers, with in three working days from the last date of examination, the
matter should be taken up immediately with the concerned regional/sub regional office
on telephone followed by fax / e-mail or any other mode of communication to ensure
that the question and answer papers are received in the CEO expeditiously.
13.2 The officers of CEO will check the sealed cloth bags for proper sealing by Regional / Sub
Regional Airworthiness Offices. DAW (CEO) will allocate individual officers for scrutiny of
the covers, certificates for sealing, counting of question papers (number of question
papers received from the various examination centers should tally with the number of
question papers dispatched as per the Dispatch Register), answer sheets, attendance
sheets, seating plan etc. It should be ensured that the answer sheets, OMR sheets and
question papers and list of absentees tally with the records maintained therein. A
register shall be maintained to this effect. These officers will also ensure that the original
inner covers sent from CEO have been received back, the covers have been opened at
the place mentioned therein and the seals put by CEO are intact. In case of any
suspicion, the matter should be reported preferably in writing to the DAW (CEO), who
will take appropriate action, as deemed fit and record his decision. All OMR sheets
should be consolidated paper wise and category wise.
13.3 The OMR sheets received after the examination shall remain under the custody of DAW
(CEO) till the same are scanned in the OMR Scanner.
13.4 The Question Papers should be arranged properly subject wise in an almirah under the
custody of designated officer till the same are shredded.

14. Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets

14.1 Preparation of Master OMR for Pilots Examination
The answer sheets including the Performance Papers of pilots’ examination, wherever
applicable, will be evaluated within four weeks from the date of examination and results
declared. However, all endeavors shall be made to declare the results before the above
deadline. List of examiners for evaluation/correction of answer sheets particularly for
performance papers to be maintained. The examiners may be called to CEO for
evaluation of answer sheets and the selection of the examiners shall be decided by
Director of CEO.
14.2 The objections raised by candidates should be reviewed by DAW,CEO and decision will
be taken for any grace marks to be given only for wrong questions

15. Preparation of Master OMR for AME License Examination

DAW (CEO) shall prepare a Master question paper marked as MASTER, for each set of
question paper/ subject wise, which will contain the correct answer for each question.
The correct answer for each question should be circled. The correct answer should have
cross-reference to identify the source from where the answer has been picked up. This

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Master paper shall be under his custody and will be used for evaluation of Objective
questions using OMR computer. This Master paper will be prepared only after the
particular examination is over. Also, this Master will be preserved for posterity.

16. Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets

16.1 The correct answer for each objective question identified in the Master paper should be
transferred to Master OMR sheets, which are used in OMR Machine for evaluation of
the objective questions of each subject.
16.2 During evaluation of various papers and category of subjects, at least two officers should
be present. Center wise Print out of the marks scored by candidates should be taken out
and immediately signed by the officer present. This consolidated list of marks along with
Master OMR sheets should be preserved by DAW.

Note: The procedure laid down for preparation of Master paper, Master OMR and
evaluation of OMR sheets of various subjects are similar and to be followed for Paper I of
Pilots’ Technical and General examination, and Paper I, II and III (All categories of AME
Licence examination).

17. Percentage of marks to qualify in AME license examination:

Pass marks to qualify examination shall be 70% for all AME license examinations.

18. Declaration of results

18.1 The Computer will generate the list of successful candidates based on which the results
will be declared. The result card will give marks obtained in each paper for “Pass”
candidates.
18.2 The result of candidates, who have used unfair means during examination of any paper,
shall be withheld till finalization of their case for disciplinary action. Also, the result of
candidates who have not written their particulars correctly in the OMR / answer sheets
shall be withheld for that paper and his candidature shall be deemed to be cancelled for
that session.
18.3 The result cards only for pass candidates of organizational candidates shall be sent
through their organizations or as per mailing address of individuals for private
candidates.
18.4 The result of candidates will be
a) Published on DGCA Website,
b) Displayed on the notice board of DGCA, and

19. Preservation of question and answer papers

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19.1 The OMRs of each session of examination will be preserved for three sessions;
thereafter, the OMR will be suitably destroyed.
19.2 Similarly, one specimen copy of each set of question paper used in the examination for
each subject shall be preserved for three sessions excluding the session in which the
question paper was given. However, the remaining question papers used in examination
may be destroyed at the earliest.
19.3 A Master Result Register of pass candidates for each session shall be maintained. Each
page of this Register will be authenticated by DDAW with his full signatures and stamp.
The register will be preserved for at least ten years for posterity. This Register will be
referred to for issue of duplicate result cards.
19.4 Duplicate result cards will be issued by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Director
in CEO with prior concurrence of DAW.

20. Notification for next session of examination

Soon after declaration of results, CEO should issue a fresh Notification for next
Examination. This information should be available on the DGCA Website.

21. Responsibility

It is recognized that all the officers and staff have the responsibility of maintaining the
sanctity of the examinations. All the personnel working in CEO are expected to have
impeccable character/integrity and strive utmost to maintain the objective mentioned
above. DAW (CEO) will put in his sincere efforts to ensure appropriate standard of
examination and uphold the level of secrecy at all times.

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CHAPTER 14
GUIDELINE FOR FOLLOWING ICAO ANNEXES/ GUIDANCE MATERIAL

1. Introduction:

1.1 CAR Section 2 Series ‘A’ Part IV broadly gives the airworthiness regulation and
safety oversight of engineering activities of operators.
1.2 DGCA as a signatory to ICAO Convention 1944 is required to lay down standards
and procedures for ensuring compliance with various airworthiness/operational
requirements and carry out continuous monitoring of all approved organizations.
These regulations are primarily based on the Standards and recommended
practices (SARPs) issued by ICAO in its various Annexes but not limited to Annexes
1, 6 and 8. Where required, ICAO guidance material contained in ICAO Documents
Airworthiness Technical Manual (Doc 9051), Procedures for an Airworthiness
Organization, Manual of (Doc 9389), Procedures for Operations Inspection,
Certification and Continued Surveillance, Manual of (Doc 8335), Preparation of an
Operations Manual (Doc 9376) etc. is also used in laying down these regulations.
1.3 This Chapter gives the guideline to be followed by the officers at DGCA
headquarters on receipt of amendment to ICAO Annexes/documents for
incorporating the same in DGCA regulations/requirements. DGCA Headquarters is
also required to forward amendments and latest checklist of Annexes 1, 6 and 8
biannually to all Regional Airworthiness Offices.

2. PROCEDURE :

2.1 Whenever an amendment to an ICAO Annex is received, the same will be
incorporated in headquarters copy of the Annex. Similarly, amendment to ICAO
guidance material/ documents shall be incorporated in the headquarters copy of
the document.

2.2 The amendment will be studied in Headquarters in light of existing Rules/CAR
requirements. Special emphasis will be laid on Standards/Recommended Practices
which may warrant amendment in Aircraft Rules/CAR. The amendment to the CAR
shall be within the framework of the existing Rules.

2.3 Amendment to CAR shall be in accordance with procedure given in CAR Section 2
Series ‘A’ Part II.

2.4 SARPs which are not acceptable/ feasible to comply shall be notified as
“Differences” to ICAO in coordination with the Directorate of Information and
Regulation.
2.5 It shall be ensured that the effective date of the applicability of the amendment to
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2.6 It shall be the endeavour of this Directorate to procure amendments to the
Annexes and forward the same to all the Regional Airworthiness Offices. In case
Annexes are not forthcoming due to any reason, photocopy of amendments along
with latest check list shall be forwarded which may be inserted in the relevant
Annexes. There should be appropriate record for revisions duly signed by an
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CHAPTER 15
COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs)

1. Introduction.

The Indian Aircraft Rules, 1937 Rule No. 133A empowers DGCA to issue Civil Aviation
Requirement and rule 133 B(9), 155 and 155A (8) requires all approved organisation,
Aircraft owners and operators to comply with requirements specified in the
Publication titled “Civil Aviation Requirements”. This chapter details the procedures
that are to be followed by Regional /Sub-Regional Airworthiness Officers to ensure
the compliance with the Civil Aviation Requirements by the approved organisation,
aircraft owners and operators.

2. Procedure

2.1 Regional /sub-regional Airworthiness Officers shall routinely logon to DGCA website
to download CARs and other regulatory material and their amendments issued by
Headquarters. The Interval between two successive visits to the DGCA website shall
not be more than 10 days at any point of time.
2.2 On downloading CAR / amendment the designated officer shall bring it to the notice
of the Head of Office and circulate a copy to all the officers through a Register. All
officers are required to study the CAR / amendment and familiarize themselves with
the requirement. Such familiarization should be completed within a fortnight of
issuance of CAR by Headquarters.
2.3 The Head of the office shall arrange for an in-house discussion on the contents of
the CAR / amendment and evolve modalities for the enforcement of the
requirements. The details of compliance action to be taken by the affected
organisation /operator along with the officers responsible for implementing the
requirement shall be recorded on Form 3. The above process should be completed
within 3 weeks of issuance of CAR/ amendment.
2.4 To ensure uniform implementation of the new requirement / amendment meeting
of the organisation /operators who are required to comply with the requirements
shall be organised on the 3rd week of issuance of the CAR by the Regional/sub-
regional Airworthiness Office. Contents of the CAR along with required compliance
action shall be deliberated by the Head of Office of the Regional/ Sub-regional
Airworthiness Office and in his absence the next senior most Officers will preside the
meeting and maintain the minutes of the meeting.

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2.5 The operators / approved organisations concerned shall indicate the compliance
action intended to be taken by them with proposed date of compliance on Form 3A.
The contents of Form 3A submitted by the organisation shall be reviewed by the
dealing officer of the Regional / sub-regional Airworthiness Office and returned to
the organisation with necessary certification.
2.6 Quality Assurance Manager / Nodal officer of the organisation / operator shall
confirm the implementation of the requirements of CAR within the organisation to
the Regional / sub-regional Airworthiness Office on Form 3A.
2.7 On receipt of the above confirmation the dealing Airworthiness Officer shall
physically verify the compliance action taken by the organisation and record finding
on Form 3 &3A. Means adopted by the Airworthiness officers to verify compliance
should be attached with the Form 3A and retained in the folder.
2.8 The entire records in respect of implementation of a particular CAR / amendment
issued by Headquarters shall be maintained in separate folder with proper index and
page number by the Regional / sub-regional Airworthiness Office.

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FORM 3

CIVIL AVIATION REGULATIONS/CAR COMPLAINCE

PART - I (FOR OFFICE USE )

Name of the Region:

1. DOCUMENT TITLE / CAR

2. ISSUE 3. REVISION 4. PAGE No. 5. DATE 6. SUBJECT

7. REQUIRED COMPLIANCE ACTON BY APPROVED ORGANISATIONS / OPERATORS
( The action shall include Development / Amendment of Policy / Procedures / Audit check list)

8. DELIBERATION ON APPLICABILITY / IMPLEMENTATION ACTION WITH DATE

SIGNATURE OF THE
OFFICER SIGNATURE WITH
NAME OF THE OFFICER WITH DATE
RESPONSIBLE TO DUE DATE DATE AFTER
ORGANISATION AFTER VERIFYING
IMPLEMENT DISCUSSIONS
IMPLEMENTATION

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

9.AUDIT CHECK LIST REFERENCE AND ITEM NUMBER :

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FORM 3A

CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS COMPLAINCE

PART - II (FOR OPERATOR / APPROVED ORGANISATION'S USE)

NAME OF THE ORGANISATION :

1. DOCUMENT TITLE / CAR

2. ISSUE 3. REVISION 4. DATE 5. SUBJECT

6. REQUIRED COMPLIANCE ACTON BY APPROVED ORGANISATIONS / OPERATORS
( The action shall include initiation / amendment of documented organisation's / procedures / Audit check list

7. DEPARTMENTS , LOCATION AND AIRCRAFT REQUIRING COMPLIANCE ( STRIKE WHICHEVER IS
NOT APPLICABLE):

8. PROPOSED DATE BY WHICH COMPLIANCE WILL
BE COMPLETED

9. QUALITY MANAGER'S SIGNATURE WITH DATE

10. ACCEPTANCE OF THE ORGANISATION'S PROPOSAL BY AIRWORTHINESS OFFICE

_____________________ ______ ________
OFFICER'S SIGNATURE DATE (NAME)

11. CONFORMATION ON IMPLEMENTATION ACTION BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND LOCATIONS

NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT AND EVIDENCE ATTACHED TO SIGNATURE OF THE OFFICER
LOCATION / AIRCRAFT CONFIRM COMPLIANCE WITH NAME DATE CONFIRMING
( IF APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN ONE) THE COMPLIANCE
I.

II.

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III.

IV.

V.

VI.

12. CONFIRMATION OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS OF
THE REGULATION /CAR IN THE ENTIRE ORGANISATION:

______ ____________ ______
NAME SIGNATURE DATE

13. CONFIRMATION OF THE AIRWORTHINESS OFFICER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUES OF THE
REGULATION /CAR BY THE ENTIRE ORGANISATION:

NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT AND EVIDENCE OF PHYSICAL SIGNATURE OF THE OFFICIAL
LOCATION / AIRCRAFT VERIFICATION OF WITH NAME DATE CONFIRMING
( IF APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN COMPLIANCE THE COMPLIANCE
ONE) ( Provide file / check list VERIFICATION
reference with date)
I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

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CHAPTER 16
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY

1. Introduction
Welding, NDT and Chemical Plating are skillful operations requiring continuous effort on
the part of a operator to maintain an acceptable level of skill. Making of sound welded
joints / correct interpretation of NDT result is essential to the airworthiness of an aircraft
and it depends largely on the competency of the operator.
Keeping in view the above this chapter lays down the procedures to be followed by the
Regional / Sub-regional officers for approving operators in respect of welding / NDT /
Chemical Plating of primary structure of aircraft and aero engines stressed parts, as
prescribed in Civil Airworthiness Requirements Series ‘L’ Part XIV, and should be read in
conjunction with it.
2. Procedure
The applicants desirous of being issued with Certificate of Competency should forward
their applications for the issue/renewal of the certificate through their employer. The
application for renewal of a welders’ certificate must reach Regional Offices at least six
weeks prior to the date of expiry of the certificate. Within a week of the receipt of the
application for the issue/renewal of certificate it may be scrutinized for its eligibility in
accordance with the Civil Aviation Requirements Series ‘L’ part XIV. The applicant for
grant of certificate may be called for request test to fabricate test pieces interpret NDT
results provided he passes the oral test depending upon the class of work and the type
of work upon which he is engaged, under the supervision of an officer of the
Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness Office, and the test pieces when completed, should
have relevant identification marks stamped on them, and be forwarded immediately
thereafter along with a Performa (Appendix to Civil Aviation Requirements Series ‘L’ Part
XIV) duly filled in respect of the applicant :
a) Director of Research & Development, DGCA, Technical Centre, Opp. Safdarjung
Airport, New Delhi - 110003.
b) Chief of Laboratory & Metallurgy, Central Laboratory, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.,
Bangalore / Lucknow/ Kanpur.

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c) Any Laboratory equipped for the aforesaid purpose approved by headquarters.

After receipt of satisfactory test report from the approved laboratory as stated above,
the Certificate of Competency (copy attached) will be issued or renewed valid for a
period of six months and restricted in scope corresponding to the successful completion
of test sample/ samples.
The Certificate of Competency in respect of each group shall be issued under the
signatures of the Controller of Airworthiness Regional/Sub-regional offices. Subsequent
renewals in respect of each group can be carried out by an officer not below the rank of
a Senior Airworthiness Officer.
All issues of welders’ certificate shall be so numbered that they will indicate the name of
the region, name of the concerned material group, method of welding (i.e. Oxy-
Acetylene or Arc), serial number of the welder in that region.

3. MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS
The records pertaining to approved welders/NDT Operator/ chemical plating operator
should not only indicate their issues and subsequent renewals but should also be
maintained material group wise (for welders).

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CHAPTER 17
ISSUE/ENDORSEMENT/RENEWAL OF AME LICENSES

1. Issue of Basic AME License

1.1 The Basic AME License in the existing categories as per Rule 61
of Aircraft Rules 1937 will be issued at DGCA headquarters.
1.2 Candidates meeting the requirements laid down in CAR
section2, Series L-Part-VIII shall apply to Regional/Sub Regional
Offices on the prescribed form CA 2002 for issue of Basic
License(s) along with the attested photocopies of supporting
documents.
1.3 The regional office shall scrutinize the application and forward
to the same to headquarters with their recommendation.
1.4 The application shall be processed at the Headquarters as per
the checklist. While issuance of the Licenses it must be ensured
that the candidate:
a) has completed the age of 21 years.
b) has passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to DGCA.
c) has at least three years practical aeronautical engineering
experience in the field allied to the category of Basic
License the applicant wishes to acquire.
d) has passed Papers I, II, and relevant Paper III of AME
License examination.
e) shall produce medical certificate on form CA 2003 from a
doctor holding at least an MBBS Degree that he does not
have any physical disability and color blindness.
1.5 Proof of Age - 10th standard certificate from a recognized board or its
equivalent or the Birth certificate issued by municipal corporation
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1.6 Educational qualification - 12th Standard Certificate from a recognized board
or a Diploma certificate recognized by AICTE or any certificate acceptable to
DGCA as equivalent qualification.
1.7 Result sheets – The result cards of Paper I, II and Relevant Paper III issued
by CEO and duly attested by DGCA officer.
1.8 Declaration of the results. In case of any doubt the Airworthiness Offices
should consult Headquarters before endorsing the licenses
1.9 After issue, the office copies of the licenses will be forwarded to Regional
Offices concerned for retention in their record.

2. Endorsement/Extension of AME License

(a) The extension of AME's Licenses (endorsement of additional type of
aircraft/ engines/equipment in the existing categories or endorsement
of additional categories in AME's licenses) as granted under Rule 61 of
Aircraft Rules 1937 will be carried out by the Regional/Sub-regional
Offices under the provisions of Sub-rule of the aforesaid rule.
(b) The endorsements in the licenses shall be signed by an Officer not below
the rank of a Controller/ Dy. Director of Airworthiness.
(c) The Officer signing the endorsements should invariably indicate the date
on which the endorsement is made, in the original as well as in the
office copies of the license.

3. Renewal of AME License

3.1 CAR Section 2 Series 'L' Part VII lays down the procedure for renewal of
AME license. The AME license may be renewed by a regional/Sub-regional
office provided the applicant meets the following conditions:
(a) An application on form CA 68A along with the requisite fee is
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(b) Registered Medical Practitioner has certified that the applicant has no
physical disability.
(c) The applicant has remained engaged for periods totaling at least 6
months during the 24 months preceding the date of application in an
organisation in a capacity as detailed in para 2.1 of the CAR Section 2,
Series 'L' PartV.
3.2 No action for any inspection failure is pending against the applicant, if so,
then the case may be referred to Headquarters.
3.3 In the case of an expired license, appropriate action corresponding to the
period of expiry, as detailed in para 2.4 of the above referred CAR may be
initiated.
3.4 Renewal of AME license may be affected by Director of Airworthiness /
Controller of Airworthiness / Senior Airworthiness Officer.

4. General

(a) Renewal of Indian AME license of the applicants employed in foreign
countries will be affected at DGCA Headquarters.
(b) Renewal of the AME license in respect of retired airworthiness officers will
be initially done by Headquarters and subsequently by the concerned
regional airworthiness offices.

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CHAPTER 18
ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS

1. Introduction

1.1 Requirements for the issue/renewal of Student Flight Engineer (SFE) and Flight Engineer
(FE) license are laid down in section ‘P’ & ‘Q’ respectively under Schedule II of Indian
Aircraft Rule 1937.
1.2 This chapter lays down the procedure to be followed for the issue/renewal of SFE/FE
licenses.

2. Student Flight Engineer License

2.1 Issue
The SFE license valid for a period for exceeding 12 months from the date of medical
examination shall be issued under signature of Deputy Director at Headquarters after
ensuring compliance with the following requirements.
a) The candidate has been examined by a Medical board under Rule 39-B of Indian
Aircraft Rule 1937. The report has been assessed as fit for issue of license by JD(MS)
Headquarters.
b) The Candidate has passed paper I (General) and Paper II (Specific) of the Technical
Examination on the type of aircraft.
c) Necessary fee under Aircraft rule 48 has been received.

2.2 Renewal
License may be renewed under the signature of an officer not below the rank of Senior
Airworthiness Officer for a period not exceeding 24 months from the date of issue.

2.3 Extension
License may be extended by a person not below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness/
Deputy Director of Airworthiness to include an additional type of Aircraft after ensuring
that the applicant has passed paper II (specific) of the Technical Examination on the type of
aircraft for which extension of rating is desired and further receipt of fee under Aircraft
Rule 48.

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3. Flight Engineer License
3.1 Issue
The License shall be issued under the signature of Deputy Director at Headquarters after
ensuring compliance with the following requirements;
a) Student Flight Engineer License on the type of aircraft is current;
b) Operators request for the issue of license has been duly recommended by the
concerned Regional Airworthiness Office in terms of para 1 (d) (experience) and 1(e)
(skill) under Section ‘Q’ Schedule II;
c) The applicant has passed Paper III (Performance) of the Technical Examination of the
type of aircraft;
d) Experience certificate in terms of para 1 (d) of Section ‘Q’ under Schedule II signed by
approved Flight Engineer Examiner or Check Flight Engineer is forwarded by Regional
Airworthiness Office;
e) Competency Certificate in terms of para 1 (e) of Section ‘Q’ Schedule II signed by
flight Engineer Examiner approved by the Director General of civil Aviation is
forwarded by Regional Airworthiness Office;
f) Necessary fees under Aircraft Rule 48 has been received.

3.2 Validity
The period of validity shall commence from the date of issue of renewal of a license. The
license shall be valid for a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of medical
examination, except when an applicant has been medically examined during thirty days
immediately preceding the date of expiry of the license, the full period of validity may be
allowed from the date of expiry.

3.3 Renewal
The license may be renewed by an officers of the rank of Senior Airworthiness Officer and
above on receipt of satisfactory evidence of the applicant.

a) having undergone a successful medical examination in accordance with Aircraft Rule
39B.
b) having satisfactorily completed not less than 20 hours of flight time as a FE within 6
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having completed flight tests as laid down under clause (e) para 1 of Section ‘Q’
Scheduled II within the same period.
c) Necessary fee has been received under Aircraft Rule 48.

3.4 Extension

The license may be extended to include an additional type of aircraft by an officer not
below rank of Controller of Airworthiness / Deputy Director of Airworthiness after ensuring
that :
a) Student Flight Engineer License on the type of Aircraft is current;
b) The applicant has been passed paper III (Performance) of the Technical Examination
on the type of aircraft;
c) Experience Certificate in terms of para 1 (d) of Section ‘Q’ Schedule II signed by
approved Flight Engineer Examiner / Check Flight Engineer submitted by the
operator;
d) Competency Certificate in terms of para 1 (e) of Section ‘Q’ Schedule II signed by
Flight Engineer Examiner approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation is
submitted by the operator;
e) Necessary fee under Aircraft Rule 48 has been received.

4. General

4.1 Acceptance of Medical Certificates issued by Foreign Boards for renewal of Flight
engineer’s License.
Medical Examination conducted by Medical Examiners / authorities approved by the Civil
Aviation Authorities of foreign countries are recognized for renewal of FE’s licenses
provided complete medical report on CA 34A (revised) or equivalent ICAO, CAA, FAA
Medical forms is forwarded for approval of JD(MS) at Director General of civil Aviation
Headquarters. However, every third year renewal medical examination will be done from
medical centers listed in CAR Section 7, Series C Part 1.
4.2 SFE/FE License may be renewed on the strength of certificate issued by the medical
authority. However, on receipt of medical records from Headquarters, the assessment
made by JD(MS) Headquarters, should be perused and communicated to the operator.
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aircraft rating of a license shall have been completed within a period of 12 months
immediately preceding the date of application.
4.4 Practical Maintenance experience as per section ‘P’ & ‘Q’ under schedule II shall be
ensured by CEO at the time of accepting the application.

5. Renewal of approval of flight engineer and check flight engineers

5.1 This para relates to CAR, Section 2, and Series‘ L’ Part XI on the subject and may be read in
conjunction with it.
5.2 Initial grant of the approval will be done at headquarters however renewal of the
approvals for periods not greater than one year at a time may be affected at regions under
intimate to headquarters. While renewing an approval it may be ensured that the
conditions given in the above referred CAR are complied with and that there is a nothing
adverse known against the applicant that could come in the way of the renewal.
5.3 The renewal of the approval may be affected by Director of Airworthiness/ Controller of
Airworthiness or in their absence by the senior most Senior Airworthiness Officer. The
intimation of such renewals must be sent to headquarters.

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CHAPTER 19
CONDUCT OF SKILL TEST FOR AME LICENSE AND FULL SCOPE AUTHORIZATION

1. Introduction

1.1 The requirements pertaining to the skill test examination for grant/ extension of type
rating on AME license examination are prescribed in CAR Section 2, Series L Part II and Full
Scope Authorization as per CAR Section 2, Series L Part IX. This chapter lays down the
procedure for conducting skill test by Regional / Sub-regional airworthiness offices and
declaration of the results thereof.

2. Procedure

2.1 Applicants having passed specific paper or approved course of specific types of aircraft/
power plant/ systems shall only be permitted to appear in the skill test.

2.2 The candidates who have passed the above papers and have qualified for appearing in skill
test for issue/extension of AME license or full scope authorization may apply to the
concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness Office for the test on Form CA-9 along
with fees as per Rule 62 through their organization. Regional/Sub-Regional Airworthiness
Offices shall intimate the candidate/ organization the date when the skill test will be
conducted.

2.3 The skill test shall be conducted within 30 days of declaration of result of the type rated
examination or the approved course.

2.4 In case where a candidate has failed, he may be re-tested on receipt of application along
with fee for conducting fresh skill test after a clear gap of minimum three months between
two consecutive examinations.

2.5 Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices will ensure that the candidates do not avail
more than three chances within two years from the date of declaration of result of Paper
IV or approved course, as applicable.

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2.6 In case the validity of Paper IV or the approved course has lapsed, such candidates may be
advised to either undergo approved course fresh, or to again pass Paper IV, for which they
may apply to the concerned regional airworthiness office.

2.7 At the time of skill test the documents relating to the candidate’s qualification for the skill
test shall checked. If considered necessary, the original result-cards, course completion
certificate etc. may be sought from the candidates for verification.

2.8 Where candidates have attended approved courses at the manufacturer’s facility / other
approved foreign facility, it must be ensured that clearance from Headquarters for
conducting the skill test has been received. Such clearances shall be given by the
Headquarters after receipt of question papers/ answer papers of the candidates from the
approved training agency.

2.9 Where candidates desire to extend the scope of their AME licenses to cover additional
airframes/engines/equipment which are more or less similar to those already endorsed on
their licenses, the regional/sub-regional offices may grant exemption from the applicable
written paper and conduct the skill test in accordance with the provisions of CAR Section 2
Series ‘L’ Part II or CAR Section 2 Series ‘L’ Part IX.

3. Conduct of Test and Declaration of Result

3.1 This skill test will be conducted to assess the candidate’s familiarization with the aircraft/
power plant / system, and his skill/ competency in carrying out maintenance tasks, snag
rectification, use of maintenance data, tools and equipments. It shall also be aimed at
testing the his ability of the candidate to consult/ refer manufacturer’s manuals and
technical documentation, preparation of technical reports, knowledge/ familiarity with
company procedures and good industry practices etc.

3.2 When skill test is conducted to check task specific skills, the practical skill exercises may be
chosen from the list of task trainings given to the candidate by the organization.

3.3 The test will be conducted in the premises of the organization by a board comprising of
DGCA officers and a representative of the concerned organization.

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3.4 DAW of the regional office/CAW of sub-regional office shall constitute the board consisting
of an officer not below the rank of Dy. Director/ Controller of Airworthiness as Chairman
and another officer not below the rank of Sr. Airworthiness Officer as member. The third
member of the board shall be from the organization of the candidate.

3.5 Each member of the board (including Chairman) shall evaluate the performance of the
candidate and allocate marks out of 100 based on their judgment. The evaluation including
the questions asked and the scores given by the three examiners shall be recorded in the
CA-73 form.

3.6 The final recommendation shall be based on the average score given by the board
members. All members of the board including external member must sign the CA-73 form
immediately after it is filled up and the final result is made in a transparent manner. This
procedure must be completed on the day of completion of the examination. The pass
percentage will be 70%.

3.7 If score given by the board members vary by more than 40%, the DAW shall reconstitute
the board for conducting the retest by the new board.

3.8 The result of the skill test may be formally declared by the concerned Regional
Airworthiness Office after completion of skill tests for the entire batch. Piece-meal result
for some candidate(s) shall not be declared

3.9 While declaring the results, the failed candidates must be informed of the areas of their
weaknesses so as to allow them to make up for the deficiencies.

3.10 A candidate is permitted to avail three chances of skill test within a period of 30 months
from the date of passing of the specific paper or successful completion of the approved
course. Additional 6 months may be allowed by the Director of Airworthiness in the
Regional Office, if the request for additional time is justified.

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CHAPTER 20
SCRUTINY OF MANUALS RELATED TO MAINTENANCE

1. Introduction

1.1 This chapter provides guidelines with regard to scrutiny for approval of
Operator’s/AMO’s Quality Manual/Maintenance Organization Exposition/
Maintenance procedures Manual/Maintenance System Manual of an organization
seeking approval from DGCA. These guidelines provide an acceptable means of
preparing Manuals keeping in view the applicable Aircraft Rules and
Airworthiness Requirements.
1.2 These guidelines and procedures are promulgated in the interest of
standardization of contents of manuals prepared and submitted by the
operators/aircraft maintenance organizations seeking DGCA approval for
maintenance of aircraft, aircraft components and items of equipment. Rule 133B
of Aircraft Rules, CAR Section-2 Series, O-part II, IV, E-Part 1 and CAR-145, CAR 21
stipulate requirements for having approved manuals, as referred above, which
will be necessary for the guidance of the individual working in an organization and
for proper functioning of the Quality system.
1.3 This chapter shall be read in conjunction with the CARs referred above.

2. PROCEDURE

2.1 It is the responsibility of the Accountable Manager of the organization and the
Quality Manager, to ensure that the Manuals describing the working of Quality
System is submitted to the local Airworthiness Office for scrutiny and approval.
Preparation of these manuals shall be taken up along with setting up of the
facilities to avoid any delay in complying with the requirements. Preferably, these
manuals shall be submitted, well in advance, prior to the date of submission of
application for approval to enable the local Airworthiness Office to offer their
comments and suggestions for improvement of the Manuals. It will be the
responsibility of the Accountable Manager to nominate suitably qualified and
experienced person as per DGCA requirements, who may be approved to function
as Quality Manager and to liaise with the local Airworthiness Office for finalizing
the Manuals.
2.2 The wordings of the Manuals shall be in an unambiguous language to obviate any
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with the Aircraft Rules, CARs, other requirements issued by DGCA from time to
and shall also contain each and every aspect of the procedures adopted for
inspection, and certification and maintenance related activities. These manuals once
approved by DGCA, will be binding on the organization to adopt the procedures given
in the manuals and no deviation is permissible unless approved by DGCA and
incorporated in the manuals referred above.
2.3 The manuals shall have preamble, describing the purpose and use of the manuals.
Amendments and review procedures of the manuals also shall be reflected along with
amendment record sheet, duly attached at the beginning of the manual.
2.4 The contents of manuals should be as per Appendix ‘G’ of CAR, Section 2 Series E Part-
I in respect of organizations seeking approval under CAR, Section 2 series E part I.
2.5 For those organizations, which seek approval under CAR145/CAR21, the contents of
the manuals should be in accordance with CAR145/CAR21 and as per Part II, Chapter 3
and 5 of this manual.
2.6 Officers scrutinizing the manuals should ensure that the contents and information is
complete, clear and concise.

3. FORM OF MANUAL

3.1 The manuals may consist of one or more volume and should be of “loose leaflet form”
with each page bearing the page number, the number of part, chapter or section and
date of latest issue.
3.2 The manuals shall contain a satisfactory method of identifying revisions and
amendments since last issue of the page concerned (List of effective pages).
3.3 The manuals shall have provision for indexing the contents and for recording revisions,
amendments etc.
3.4 As these manuals are termed controlled documents, there should be a distribution list
bearing controlling copy number of each copy holder, method of distributing
amendments to the manual and ensuring that individual copy holder received the
amendment and duly incorporated in the manual.

4. Approval of Manuals

4.1 The officers authorized in accordance with S.O.726 (E) shall approve these manuals or
subsequent revisions/amendments.
4.2 Approval of manuals is signified by stamping the List of Effective Pages along with the
approving officer’s signature and date.

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CHAPTER 21
APPROVAL OF ORGANIZATIONS
1. Introduction

1.1 Civil Aviation Requirements, Section 2, Series ‘E’ part I to VIII, CAR 145 & CAR 21
specify the requirements for grant of approval to firms/organizations desirous of
seeking approval in one or more of the aviation activities mentioned therein.
1.2 This chapter provides the guidelines to Airworthiness Officers to execute the approval
process in a manner as required and ensure that the firm seeking approval is in
compliance of all applicable requirements before grant of approval. This chapter
should be read in conjunction with the CARs referred at Para 1.1 above.
1.3 For approval of organization under CAR 21 and CAR 145 procedures laid down in APM
Part II Chapters 3 and 5 respectively shall be followed.

2. Procedure

2.1 The Indian / Foreign firms seeking approval from DGCA may apply in application form
CA 182A/CA 182 C along with the requisite fee as per Indian Aircraft Rule 133C. While
the approvals in respect of foreign firms are processed and effected at Hqrs, an Indian
organization may apply to the concerned Regional/Sub-Regional office, where their
base is proposed to be established.
2.2 On receipt of application, the officers assigned the job of processing the approval
should carefully scrutinize the details provided in the application with regard to its
location, Scope of approval, Suitability of proposed Quality Managers/ Personnel,
submission of necessary manuals and provision of equipment etc.
2.3 To begin with, a firm seeking approval shall nominate an accountable manager and
forward his name for acceptance by DGCA. The Officer before accepting the proposal
of firm, should satisfy himself that the individual has corporate authority to ensure
smooth functioning of firm as per the scope of approval accorded and standards
required by DGCA by the way of financing the same.
2.4 The names sponsored by the Accountable Manager for approval to function as
Quality Managers /Chief Instructor depending on the scope of approval are to be
carefully examined with regard to their suitability in terms of Qualifications and
experience. The personnel proposed to function as Quality Manager/Chief
Instructors must have held responsible positions in the past in the area of
specialization. After necessary scrutiny the individuals shall be subjected to an
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controller, in order to assess the capability of the personnel in compliance of all
applicable requirements and to ensure that they are fully conversant with the
procedures.
2.5 In case of organizations seeking approval under CAR 145/CAR 21, for acceptance of
nominated persons to function as Accountable Manager/ Quality Manager and
post holders other managers as required depending upon the scope and nature of
activities of the organization, the procedure as stipulated in APM Part II Chapters 3
and 5 respectively shall be followed. The Regional Director of Airworthiness shall
affect the approval/ acceptance of the personnel.
2.6 The above approved managers shall prepare and submit their activities related
manuals for approval. The Manuals are to be carefully scrutinized by the officers to
ensure that the system laid in the manuals is consistent with all regulatory
requirements. The guidelines to scrutinize the manuals related to maintenance
and manufacturing organizations are given in APM chapter 21. Officers are also
advised to refer to the guidelines provided in related CARs for approval of manuals
in respect of activities other than maintenance/manufacturing.

3. Approval of Organization

3.1 Having satisfied with the standard of personnel and manuals, the next step in
processing the organization’s approval is the detailed assessment of its capabilities
in terms of infrastructure, facilities, tools, special tools, literature, equipment and
manpower, availability of suitable mechanism to execute documented
system/procedures. Towards accomplishment of this task, the accountable
manager shall submit a detailed in house assessment prepared by approved
managers clearly indicating the status of Organization and its capabilities to
undertake the quantum of work proposed.
3.2 The firm should also give details of the contracts if the work is subcontracted to
another organization indicating the responsibilities of each and scope of work
agreed to. Also the firm will submit a report of the inspection items for which
facilities of other agencies are used.
3.3 The officers will inspect the firm with a view to verifying its claim in regard to
suitability to seek approval. The inspecting officers should carefully assess the
capabilities demonstrated by the firm taking into consideration every aspect /area
and record their observations in the column provided in the application form CA-
182. The officers should use the surveillance checklists developed for the purpose
to ensure that all areas of the organizations are inspected in detail. For example, to

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inspect an organization seeking approval for maintenance, the following
surveillance checklists can be used from the handbook of checklists.
a) Quality Control Set up and Records of Aircraft
b) Technical Library
c) ADs/SBs/Modifications
d) Major Maintenance Hangar
e) Ground Support Facilities
f) Bonded Stores
3.4 Similarly, the officers should use the other checklists depending on the scope
applied for. Such organized inspection with usage of designed standard checklists
will facilitate proper assessment of the firm’s capabilities and will also detect the
discrepancies/non-compliance of requirements in each area. The observations
made during inspection may be communicated to the firm to make good the
pending requirements. On compliance of confirmation from the firm, the same
may be verified. The inspecting officers should fully satisfy themselves that the
firm possesses the capabilities to commensurate the scope of approval
3.5 The officers shall submit a final inspection report, in case they observed any
discrepancies/non-compliance in their earlier inspection. Based on the report
submitted, DAW Region shall effect the approval in respect of Indian firms. Similar
procedures shall be followed for approval of foreign firms which, however, will be
affected by DAW Hqrs.
3.6 For grant of approval in the following instances a representative from the
Directorate of Airworthiness, Hqrs shall associate with Regional Airworthiness
Offices in inspection of organization.
a) Firms intending to maintain the aircraft with All up Weight 5700 kg and
above;
b) Approval of manufacturing organizations;
c) Approval of training schools.

4. Certificate of Approval

4.1 The firms meeting the requirements shall be given approval certificate containing
the following details.
a) Organization’s name & location
b) Date of issue and period of validity Scope of approval including limitations

5. Validity

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5.1 The approval granted to a firm should be valid up to 31 December of the calendar year
and revalidated annually till 31 December of the next year. Whenever a new firm is
approved by Regional Airworthiness office, its approval details shall be forwarded to
Hqrs for record. Similarly whenever a foreign firm is approved by Hqrs the same shall
be intimated to all Regional/Sub-Regional Offices.
5.2 To maintain continuity of the approval, the same should be validated before expiry of
the approval. The Indian/Foreign firms interested in renewal shall apply in CA 182C/
CA 182D/Form2. Renewal inspection of the firm also shall be carried out in accordance
with the surveillance checklists.
5.3 The approval granted to the firm may be revalidated by an officer not below rank of
Dy. Director of Airworthiness at Headquarters and Controller of Airworthiness or
Senior Airworthiness Officer-in-Charge at Regional/ Sub-Regional Offices.

6. Extension to the Scope of Approval

6.1 Whenever a firm intends to enhance its scope of approval, the same inspection
procedure as detailed above should be followed. For extension to the scope of
approval for maintenance of same type/ model of aircraft more than 5700 kg AUW,
association of Headquarters representative is not necessary. However, for extension
to the scope of approval for training schools, association of Headquarters
representative for inspection of the organization is mandatory.

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CHAPTER 22
WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT
1. Introduction
1.1 This Chapter lays down the procedure to be followed for the purpose of weighing of
aircraft prior to issue of Certificate of Airworthiness or at any time when it is
considered necessary.
1.2 This Airworthiness Instruction shall be read in conjunction will CAR Series ‘X’ Part II.

2. Definitions:
Empty Weight. The measured or computed weight of aircraft excluding all removable
equipment and other items of disposable load, but including all items of fixed
equipment which is mandatory for all operations.
Weight Schedule. The document prepared in respect of an individual aircraft to
provide basic weight and center of gravity information for loading that aircraft.
Loading system. The system for ensuring that an aircraft is loading within approved
limits at all times during flight.
Operating Weight. The empty weight of an aircraft plus those items of removable
equipment and disposable load which remains constant for the type of operation being
conducted.
Removable Equipment. The items of equipment which are carried on some of the
operations but which are not included in the empty weight and which are not
mandatory for the type of operation being conducted.

3. Weighing Procedures

3.1 Initial Weighing :
a) All aircraft shall be weighed prior to the initial issue of a Certificate of
Airworthiness.
b) All aircraft shall be weighed when, as a result of a modification or series of
modifications incorporated since the last recorded weighing, the following
changes have occurred in the empty weight or empty center of gravity position:
i) the empty weight has changed by more than ½ percent of the maximum all up
weight; or
ii) The empty center of gravity position has changed by more than ½ per cent of the
mean aerodynamic chord.
c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b) above if the Director General of
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an aircraft throughout a modification or series of modifications of any
magnitude, the aircraft need not be re-weighed.
d) Aircraft shall be weighed when in the opinion of the Director General of his
accredited representative weighing is necessary as a result of changes in empty
weight or empty center of gravity position or for any other reason.
e) Aircraft below 2000 Kg AUW need not be re weighed on routine except when it
has undergone major repair/modification.
f) Aircraft above 2000 Kg AUW shall be weighed every 5 years.
g) Aircraft having AUW more than 2000 kg shall be re-weighed every five years
unless it is required to be re-weighed in accordance with para 4.3 of this CAR.
However operators may approach Regional Airworthiness Offices (through the
Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices, as applicable) for an ad-hoc extension of the
weighment period of an aircraft by a maximum of 3 months to tide over the
operational exigencies. Such requests for extension may be agreed upon by
Regional Airworthiness Office, if satisfied with the reasons advanced by the
operator for his request. Extension of weighment beyond 3 months may be
granted by Director of Airworthiness of the concerned region under intimation to
Headquarters promptly.

4. General

4.1 Weighing of aircraft shall be carried out by the person duly approved by DGCA
authorized for the purpose. Airworthiness officials may supervise the weighing, if
considered necessary.
4.2 Aircraft shall be weighed on weighing equipment of range and accuracy acceptable to
the Airworthiness office concerned.
4.3 The owner or operator shall provide personnel and sufficient equipment to complete
the weighing satisfactorily and shall be responsible for the safety of the aircraft and
personnel during weighing
4.4 Two independent weighing shall be performed and the longitudinal datum line of the
aircraft shall be horizontal in at least one of these weighing.
4.5 Any discrepancy between the total weights as determined by the two weighing shall be
performed and the longitudinal datum line of the aircraft shall be horizontal in at least
one of these weighing.
4.6 Any discrepancy between the total weights as determined by the two weighing shall
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weighing shall be performed until the total weights, as determined by two consecutive
and independent weighing, agree within that tolerance.
4.7 An ‘Aircraft Weighing Summary’ shall be completed and, after having been certified by
the person supervising the weighing, a copy submitted to the concerned Regional
office for approval.
4.8 If there is any doubt regarding the accuracy of a weighing, the Regional office may
require the aircraft to be re-weighed.

5. Persons authorized to weigh and prepare weight schedule

5.1 AME holding Category ‘B’ on the type of aircraft to be weighed is normally permitted
to weigh the aircraft and prepare the weight schedule. In the absence of appropriately
licensed AME in Category ‘B’ the following action may be taken:
5.2 Authorization may be issued to AME holding Category ‘B’ license on some aircraft,
failing which authorization be issued to AME having Cat. ‘A’ license on the type aircraft
after conducting on oral cum practical test.

6. Preparation and approval of loading data

6.1 After an aircraft has been weighed, the operator shall calculate the empty weight and
corresponding position of the center of gravity.
6.2 The operator shall prepare a loading system for each aircraft unless it can be shown
that the aircraft cannot possibly be loaded so that its center of gravity falls outside the
approved range, observing all limitations on compartment loads.
6.3 Two copies of calculations, loading system and weight schedule shall be submitted by
the operator to the Regional Airworthiness Office for approval.
6.4 The approved weight schedule shall be displayed in or at permanent place in the
cabin/cockpit of aircraft.

7. Form of weight schedule

After the aircraft has been weighed as required, an appropriately licensed AME in
Category "B" or a person approved for the purpose shall prepare a Weight Schedule
which will contain at least the following information :-
(i) Type of Aircraft;
(ii) Registration Marking and Serial No. of aircraft;
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(iv) Item wise Weight and details of removable equipment (Kg) including wireless
equipment;
(v) Maximum fuel capacity (Usable) in liters and Kg;
(vi) Maximum oil capacity (Usable) in liters and Kg;
(vii) Maximum commercial weight with fuel and oil tanks full;
(viii) Maximum AUW (as per Certificate of Airworthiness/ Flight Manual);
(ix) Empty weight Centre of Gravity;
(x) Centre of Gravity Range and datum;
(xi) Maximum number of passengers;
(xii) Signature of appropriately licensed AME/ Approved person;
(xiii) Date of weighing

A sample format of the Weight Schedule is enclosed as Annexure.

8. Approval by airworthiness offices

The weight schedule after being prepared and duly signed shall be submitted to
Regional Airworthiness Office who would approve the same by affixing signature and
stamp after satisfying himself of the procedure followed and correctness of the figures
of the weight schedule. An approved person like Accountable Manager/ Quality
Manager or his representative shall be present and take the responsibility of weighing.
Regional/ Sub-regional Airworthiness Office should be intimated at least seven days
prior to the due date of weighing and may associate with the weighing process.

9. Display in the aircraft and preservation of record

A copy of the approved weight schedule must be displayed in the aircraft at a suitable
and prominent place. All persons concerned directly with the loading of the aircraft
shall be duly informed of the various weight figures for exercising proper weight and
balance control of the aircraft. A copy of the weight schedule must be retained along
with other documents of the aircraft or in the aircraft logbook, till it is replaced by a
fresh schedule.

10. Computation of centre of gravity

10.1 For all flights, it shall be the responsibility of the Pilot-in-Command to ensure that the
aircraft is satisfactorily loaded with respect to the total load, the distribution of the
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the load shall be such that the C.G. position will remain within the specified limits at
the time of take off, during the progress of the flight and at the time of landing.
10.2 In the case of scheduled operator, the responsibility for loading, lashing and computing
C.G. position, for take-off and landing phases of flight as stated in the previous
paragraph may be delegated to a person nominated by the operator, who is specifically
trained and authorized (by the operator) for the purpose. However, Centre of Gravity
position computed by the nominated person shall be signed and dated by him and the
same shall be submitted to the Pilot-in-Command of the aircraft for his scrutiny and
acceptance; the acceptance would be denoted by the pilot by affixing the dated
signature.
10.3 In case a method other than the "direct calculating method" for the purpose of
computing C.G. is employed, the same shall be submitted to the Regional
Airworthiness Office for approval before adoption.
10.4 Every operator including scheduled, non-scheduled, State Government and private
aircraft operator shall prepare load and trim sheet for aircraft where the manufacturer
has provided necessary documentation for the purpose. The load and trim sheet shall
indicate the composition and the distribution of the total load carried on board the
aircraft as well as the calculated C.G. position for "take-off and landing" configurations
before the commencement of the flight. Such load sheets shall be prepared and signed
by the Pilot-in- Command or persons duly trained in accordance with CAR Section 2
Series 'F' Part XXII and responsible for supervising the loading of aircraft. In case the
load and trim sheet is prepared by a person other than the Pilot-in-Command, the
same shall be submitted to the Pilot for his scrutiny and signatures before the
commencement of the flight. One copy of the load sheet shall be carried on board the
aircraft and one copy shall be retained by the operator for record purposes for a period
of at least four months from the date of issue.

11. Standard weight of flight crew/ passengers

For preparation of load sheet and calculation of Centre of Gravity as mentioned in para
9.4 above, the minimum standard weight (including handbag) as given below, shall be
applied in all civil registered aircraft:
 Crew : 85 (75 +10) kg
 Adult passenger (both Male & Female) : 75 kg
 Child (Between 2 years and 12 years age) : 35 kg
 Infant (Less than two years) : 10 kg
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12. Calibration of weighing scales

12.1 The weighing scales used for the purpose of weighing of passenger baggage, goods
etc. shall be calibrated at specified intervals to the satisfaction of the QM/ DGCA. The
QCM is required to bring this requirement to the notice of the concerned persons for
compliance.
12.2 The weighing scales used for the purpose of weighing the aircraft shall be calibrated
at specified intervals to the satisfaction of DGCA. This requirement may be reflected
in the MOE/QCM.

13. Instructions for safe loading

13.1 Specific seats shall be allotted to all passengers boarding at originating stations of
flights so that centre of gravity of the aircraft can be calculated accurately and the
C.G. is kept within the permissible limits.
13.2 During loading, it must be ensured that aircraft cabin floor loading limitations are not
exceeded.
13.3 The load must be securely tied so that there is no possibility of the load shifting in
flight and disturbing the calculated C.G. position.
13.4 The load must be tied at the specified places provided in the aircraft and the tying
ropes must be of sufficient strength to withstand the loads imposed on it in flight.
13.5 While placing cargo in the passenger cabin during mixed/combi version a/c, the load
must be placed ahead of the passengers in the cabin, the load must not block
"emergency exit" meant to be used by the passengers during “emergencies ".

14. Observance of safety instructions

14.1 The safety instructions required to be observed, as detailed in para 9, 10 and 12
above, shall be observed by Pilot-in-Command of non-scheduled operators, aerial
work aircraft operators and private aircraft operators.
14.2 In the case of scheduled operators, a comprehensive manual (weight and balance)
shall be prepared which may detail the safety requirements of paras 9, 10 and 12 for
compliance by the concerned staff.

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ANNEXURE
WEIGHT SCHEDULE
A/C TYPE : A/C REGN: A/C MSN :
A AIRCRAFT EMPTY WEIGHT
The above weight includes:- ( Alternately the weighing configuration document reference may
be provided)
a) Electronic compartment: Battery & radar (......kg) + Electronic equipment (Specify
identification / Zone)(…… kg) + Flight recorders & RA transceivers (…….kg) = ….. kg
b) Flight deck : Emergency equipment (… kg) + Seats (……kg) = …… kg …………kg
c) Cabin : Attendant seats (…..kg) + Passenger seats (…….kg) + Passenger life vests (…… kg) +
Partitions & carpets (……kg) + Galley structure and fixed equipment (…… kg) + Emergency
equipment (…… kg) + Ancillary part like literature pocket (…… kg) = …... kg
d) Additional Items: Unusable fuel (…..kg) + Oil for Engines , IDG , and MGB / APU at normal
level (…….kg ) + Waste tank pre-charge (…… kg) + Cargo nets (…… kg) = ……. kg
B WEIGHT OF REMOVABLE EQUIPMENT (Includes following items) (items that are required to conduct
any flight / mandatory equipment need not be included. Aircraft items that may be removed for certain type
of operation may be specified. )
1 Aircraft documents & toolkit ……….. kg
2 Potable Water ……….. kg
3 Catering removable equipment ………...kg
4 Catering Allowance …...……kg
C Weight of wireless equipment that are not included in the empty weight at ‘A’ …...……kg
D SUMMARY OF WEIGHT AND C.G
1 Maximum All Up Weight / Maximum take off weight ( MTOW) ( Refer to………………..) …….…..kg
2 Weight of Crew members + Baggage (85 Kg per crew) (…. Crew + … Cabin attendants) ……….. kg
3 Dry Operating Empty Weight ( A+B+C+D2) …………kg
4 Maximum Usable Fuel Quantity ( ………. Ltrs) (Sp. Gravity = ……………kg/l) …………kg
5 Maximum Pay Load with fuel tanks full [D1-(D3+D4)] …………kg
6 Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) ……….. kg
7 Maximum Aircraft Landing Weight (MLW) ……….. kg
8 Maximum Number of Passengers
9 Datum is located at ………. meters forward of ……………..
10 Empty Weight CG ………….. meters aft of datum.(C G = ………. % MAC)
11 Dry Operating weight CG …………… meters aft of datum. ( CG = …………. % MAC)
12 Dry Operating weight Index =
C G range :
13 FWD CG Limit for flight: ……..% MAC ; As per FM section ………………
AFT CG Limit for flight : % MAC ; As per FM section …………….
14 Aircraft was weighed on ………………… at ……………..…

_____________ Approved by _____________
Prepared by
( ) ( )
Name & Designation Name & Designation
Approval No:

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CHAPTER 23
ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL

1. Introduction:

1.1 Issue of Authorization to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers/Approved Personnel,
authorizing them to certify work on aircraft and its power plant, including equipment,
instrument and system etc. is governed by Rule 54 and sub-rule 6 of Rule 61 of Aircraft
Rules, 1937. The detailed procedure in this regard has been spelt out in CAR Series ‘L’
Part IX. This chapter should, therefore be read in conjunction with that part of the
CAR.

2. General

2.1 Issue of Authorization as a matter of routine must be discouraged. If frequent
requests for the issue of Authorization for the same work are received from the same
operator, then he must be advised to apply for the enhanced scope of approval of the
firm or to employ appropriately licensed staff.
2.2 In all cases an application for grant of Authorization shall be initiated by the
AME/Approved Person concerned, stating professional qualifications and practical
experience relevant to the request and must be sponsored by the employer, stating
valid reasons for making the request.
2.3 It shall be ensured by Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices that necessary
equipment and literature are available with the organization to enable the satisfactory
completion of the work for such Authorization as asked for.

3. Experience requirements

3.1 Authorizations are classified into two distinct groups one equivalent in scope of to that
of the category of the License or virtually amounting to the enhancement of the scope
of approval (Group A) and the other for a limited scope of work valid for a limited
period (Group B).
3.2 The oral cum practical examination will be conducted by the Regional/ Sub-regional
offices. The non-official members will have to be co-opted for oral cum practical
Examination, for grant of Authorization failing in Group A. On applicants being
successful, the necessary Authorization may be granted with any conditions/
limitations attached to it, as considered necessary. On ensuring that the
AME/approved person has subsequently acquired the required practical experience,
within 12 months from the date of issue of Authorization the requisite endorsement
on his license/ approval letter may be carried out by the Regional/Sub-Regional
Airworthiness office.
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allowed to take examination for the issue of Authorization even when the stipulated
practical experience requirements are not met. All such cases meriting considerations
shall be referred to Headquarters by Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness offices.
3.5 Group A: When authorization is required to cover additional Aircraft, Engine or
Accessories, equivalent in scope of to that of an existing category of license/approval,
the following conditions shall be satisfied:

(a) The applicant shall be holder of a current approval/Aircraft Maintenance
Engineer’s License, in the relevant scope/category, and employed with the
practical experience for at least 3 months on similar type of aircraft/ engine
/equipment etc.;
(b) The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/Approved Person shall pass the written and
oral-cum-practical examination.
(c) If the Authorization relates to aircraft and/or its power plant having all-up-
weight exceeding 5700 kg, the Approved Person/Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
should be required to produce evidence of having undergone an approved
familiarization course satisfactorily (securing at least 70% marks in the
examination) covering the scope of or which Authorization is required and
conducted by the employer or the manufacture.
3.6 Group B: When Authorization is required for a limited scope of work and for a limited
period, the following conditions shall be satisfied:

(a) The scope of existing License/Approval and/or experience of the Aircraft
Maintenance Engineer/Approved Person shall be such that he is considered to
have acquired sufficient competency to inspect and certify work for which the
Authorization is required.
(b) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/approved Person shall pass, for the issue of
Authorization, an oral-cum-practical check relevant to the application made,
conducted by the Officer-in-charge, of the concerned Regional/Sub-regional
Airworthiness offices. The examination board shall consist of two class I
Airworthiness Officers, acting as Chairman and Member, one amongst them shall
be at least a Senior Airworthiness Officer.

NOTE: Normally the duly constituted board shall consist of two officers but in
exceptional cases single member board may be constituted especially in
circumstances when there is only one officer available in the station at a
particular time.
3.7 In the case AME holding licenses in category ‘A’ & ‘C’ covering fixed wing aircraft,
seeks Authorization to cover helicopters, the applicant shall fulfill the following
conditions:-
(a) Shall have at least 6 months practical experience on the maintenance or
overhaul of helicopters.

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(b) Shall produce satisfactory evidence to the effect that he has acquired practical
experience on helicopters, in general, covering:-

i) Accomplishment of at least 12 DI schedules.
ii) Accomplishment of at least six next higher inspection schedules below
100 hrs.
iii) Accomplishment of three 100 hrs, inspection schedules.
iv) Accomplishment of at least one schedule higher than 100 hrs.
v) Minor adjustments and settings on engine and rotor control.
vi) Engine starting and ground testing.

The above experience shall include the following on particular helicopter
model:

i) At least 4 DI schedules
ii) Two next higher schedules below 100 hrs.
iii) Two 100 hrs. Schedules.

4. Validity

(a) “Authorization” may be issued for a maximum period of three months at a
time. Further extension for a period of not more than three months, if
considered absolutely necessary, may also be affected by Regional/Sub-
regional Airworthiness Offices. Any extension beyond this period shall be
referred to this Headquarters, giving full justification.
(b) However, in the case of personnel attached to flying/Gliding Clubs,
“Authorization” for carrying out duplicate inspection of Flying/engine controls
as applicable as well as on maintenance on Radio Equipment on their aircraft,
will initially be issued for a period of six months which may be renewed by
Regional/ Sub-regional Airworthiness Office as required from time to time
without any reference to Headquarters.

5 Limitations

5.1 Authorization will not be issued to persons in the event of:-

(a) Persons failing in the examination for issue/extension of license/approval,
wherein a subject of Authorization was covered, during six months preceding
the date of application.
(b) Persons having been blamed or are considered blameworthy in any
investigation of the defect, accident, precautionary landing, forced landing,
incidents etc. by DGCA during six months preceding the date of application.
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Maintenance Engineer/ Approved person to an Airworthiness Office under whom the
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/Approved person is not normally position and where
his records are not held, a reference must be made to the Airworthiness Office under
whose jurisdiction he is working.
5.3 In all such cases where the issue of Authorizations is still considered imperative in
spite of some of the above conditions remaining unfulfilled, the matter should be
referred to the Headquarters and concurrence obtained by the quickest available
means.
5.4. Authorization may be issued by the Director of the Region, Controller of Airworthiness
Offices and Senior Airworthiness Officer In charge of Airworthiness Offices.

Note. In case the Director of Airworthiness/Controller of Airworthiness is on earned
leave, the Senior Airworthiness Officer holding charge of the station can issue
Authorization during the absence of the Controller. However, this will not apply
in the case of an Airworthiness Officer In charge of Airworthiness Offices.

5.5 Authorization may be issued with a proviso that it would be deemed to have lapsed,
as soon as the holder of Authorization ceases to be in the employment of the
particular operator, who sponsored his application.
5.6 It shall be clearly mentioned in the Authorization that it may be withdrawn any time, if
so considered necessary by DGCA and its validity shall be linked with the validity of the
AME License/Approval, in the case the applicant holds such a document.
5.7 In case of any doubt, the matter may be referred to Headquarters for clarification.

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CHAPTER 24
APPROVAL OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS

1. Introduction

1.1 CAR Section 2 Series O requires the operator to seek DGCA approval prior to operating
their aircraft for special operations such as ETOPS, MNPS, RVSM, PBN and Cat II/IIIA.
The different parts of this CAR which lay down the requirements and procedures to be
followed for approval of these special operations are given below:
a) CAR Section-2 Series O Part VIII: Airworthiness, Maintenance and Operational
requirements for Extended Range Operations with Twin Engine Aeroplanes for
Commercial Air Transport Operations.
b) CAR Section-2 Series O Part IX : Requirements for operation of aircraft in MNPS
airspace.
c) CAR Section-2 Series O Part XI: implementation of Reduced Vertical Separation
Minimum (RVSM).
d) CAR Section-2 Series O Part XII: Performance Based Navigation (PBN) - Aircraft
Airworthiness, Operational and Flight Crew Training Requirements for Required
Navigation Performance (RNP)/ Area Navigation (RNAV).
e) CAR Section-2 Series O Part XIII: Requirements for Evaluation, Certification and
Maintenance of Aircraft Flight Simulators and Synthetic Flight Training Devices.
f) CAR Section-2, Series O Part XIV: Airworthiness and Maintenance Requirements
for Cat II and Cat IIIA operations.

1.2 This chapter should be read in conjunction with above CARs as the operations/
airworthiness requirements and procedure for grant of approval for above operations
are detailed in these CARs.

2. Procedure

2.1 Application for approval for special operations shall be submitted to the Regional/ Sub-
Regional offices where the aircraft is based along with para wise compliance of the CAR
related to the operation. The supporting documents confirming compliance with
requirements of CAR shall also be enclosed by the concerned operator seeking
approval.

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2.2 Regional Airworthiness office shall scrutinize the application from airworthiness point of
view and after having satisfied with the CAR compliance shall submit the application to
the assigned FOI on file for scrutiny of the documents from operational angle.
2.3 Any deficiency noticed during scrutiny either by Airworthiness or FOI shall be referred
to the operator by the Regional office for corrective action.
2.4 The application in respect of the operator based in a sub regional office, after thorough
scrutiny from the airworthiness angle, shall be forwarded to Regional Airworthiness
Office for scrutiny by FOI.
2.5 Final approval after satisfactory scrutiny both by Airworthiness officers and the assigned
FOI shall be issued by the Head of regional office, under intimation to Air transport
Directorate for endorsement in the AOP and to Airworthiness Directorate. In the case of
RVSM approval, Regional Airworthiness Office shall also forward a completed MAAR
Form-2 to the Airworthiness Directorate at DGCA Headquarters for onward intimation
to MAAR.

3. Responsibilities

The following Directorates will be involved in the certification/ approval of special
operations:

Process Directorate
Scrutiny of application from Airworthiness aspects Regional & Sub-Regional
including continued airworthiness. Airworthiness offices.
Scrutiny of application from Operational aspects. Assigned Flight Inspection
Directorate at Regional Offices.
Conveying approval to the operator. Regional Airworthiness Office
Endorsement in Operations specification of the Air Transport Directorate.
Air Operators’ Permit.
Advising the Monitoring Agency for Asia Region Airworthiness Directorate at
(MAAR) and applicant when approval is granted or DGCA Headquarters.
withdrawn (Only for RVSM approvals).

4. Exceptions for Scrutiny by FID for RNAV/RNP1/RNP5/RNP10/RVSM approval
Whenever an additional aircraft is added by an operator to their fleet that already has
such approvals, the same may be granted for the additional aircraft by the Regional
DAW without referring to FID/FOI for comments from operational aspects. DAW will
however scrutinize the documents from airworthiness aspects before grant of approval.

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