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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

DGCA Regulatory Responsibilities and Methodology

General Structure of DGCA Responsibilities and Function of DGCA Responsibilities and Function of Airworthiness Directorate Statutory Requirements Staffing Requirements Qualifications requirements off Airworthiness Officers Personal Ethics, Conduct and credentials

CHAPTER 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

General Unique Responsibilities of Airworthiness Officers On-the job ethics and conduct Rules of Conduct Outside Employment, Financial Interests and Gifts Dress Types and Use of Credentials Admission to Flight Deck Training

CHAPTER 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

General Training Admission Training Course Initial Training Course Recurrent Training Specialized Training

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Type Training Performance Course Preservation of Officers Training Records Monitoring of Regional/Sub-Regional Offices

CHAPTER 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Jurisdiction of Airworthiness Offices Monthly News Letter Annual Inspection by Headquarters Annual Controllers Conference Visit of DGCA and other Senior Officers Safety and Security of office premises Yearly information of Aircraft state

PART II – TECHNICAL PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Registration and De-registration of aircraft

Introduction Registration of aircraft Aircraft imported by air Recommendation to the WPC for Issue of Aeromobile License. Intimation of registration to state of design Change of ownership De-registration of aircraft Issue of duplicate certificate of registration Check List Certificate of Airworthiness

CHAPTER 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Introduction References Procedure Detailed Inspection Guidelines Re-built aircraft Validity of C of A Conditions for continued validity of C of A Officers authorized to issue/renew C of A Suspension of certificate of airworthiness Ferry flight Replacement / Issue of duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness 2

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Check Lists Approved Maintenance Organizations

CHAPTER 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Scope DGCA Role Organizations located in countries outside India Initial approval Issue of approval Continuation of an approval Changes Maintenance organization exposition (MOE) Admonition, Warning, Revocation, suspension and limitation of approval Findings Record Keeping Exemptions Air Operator Certification Procedures (Airworthiness Aspects)

CHAPTER 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Introduction References Procedures Issue of Air Operator’s Permit Acquisition of additional aircraft Continuing surveillance of the operator Check Lists Production Organization Approval

CHAPTER 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Introduction Acceptance of Application Determination of the POA team Certification Procedure Continued Surveillance Additional Provisions Limitation, Suspension and Revocation Communication and Publication Confidentiality of Documents Approval of Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

CHAPTER 6. 1. 2. 3.

Introduction Procedure MEL Revisions 3

4. 5. 6.

Status of MMEL General Maintenance of MEL Airworthiness Directives

CHAPTER 7. 1. 2. 3.

Introduction Procedure General Aircraft Noise Certification

CHAPTER 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Introduction Reference Procedure for issue of noise certificate for aircraft designed and manufactured in India Procedure for issue/revalidation of noise certificate for used aircraft Duration and continued validity of Noise Certificate Investigation by DGCA Officers Suspension and revocation of Noise Certificate Record Keeping Surveillance/Audit of Approved organizations

CHAPTER 9. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Introduction Procedure General Surveillance of Leased Aircraft Enforcement Actions

Chapter 10. 1. 2. 3.

Introduction Procedure Contents of Memorandum APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS

Chapter 11. 1. 2. 3.

Introduction Definitions Procedure Conduct of Examinations by field offices

Chapter 12. 1. 2.

Introduction Scrutiny of Application 4

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Examination Centers Superintendent of Examination Supervisor Invigilators Dispatch of Question Papers Opening And Acknowledging the Parcels Custody of question papers Identification of the candidates Supply of answer sheets to the candidates Distribution of question papers Reading of admonition note Starting of answering question papers. Stopping of answering question papers Extension of time allotted for the question paper Collection of question and answer papers Sealing and handing over of answer sheets: Dispatch of answer sheets and question papers Seating arrangement Reports on malpractices in examination hall To cope with emergencies' Responsibility of superintendent Instructions for supervisor Instructions for invigilator

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

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Percentage of marks to qualify in AME license examination Declaration of results Preservation of question and answer papers Notification for next session of examination Responsibility

CHAPTER 14. Guideline for following ICAO Annexes/Guidance material 1. 2. Introduction Procedure

CHAPTER 15. Compliance of Civil Aviation Requirements 1. 2. Introduction Procedure

CHAPTER 16. Certificate of Competency 1. 2. 3. Introduction Procedure Maintenance of Records

CHAPTER 17. Issue/Endorsement/Renewal of AME Licenses 1. 2. 3. 4. Issue of License Endorsement/ Extension of License Renewal of License General

CHAPTER 18. Issue/ renewal of SFE/FE licenses and check FE approvals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Introduction Student Flight Engineer License Flight Engineer License General Renewal of approval of flight engineer and check flight engineers

CHAPTER 19. Conduct of Skill Test for AME License & Full Scope Authorization) 1. 2. 3. Introduction Procedure Declaration of Result

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CHAPTER 20. Scrutiny of manuals related to maintenance 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction Procedure Form of manual Approval of Manuals

CHAPTER 21. Approval of Organizations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Introduction Procedure Approval of Organization Certificate of Approval Validity Extension to the scope of approval

CHAPTER 22. Weight control of aircraft 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Introduction Definitions Weighing Procedure General Persons authorized to weigh and prepare weight schedule Preparation and approval of loading data Form of weight schedule Approval by airworthiness offices Display in the aircraft and preservation of record Computation of centre of gravity Standard weight of flight crew/ passengers Calibration of weighing scales Instructions for safe loading Observance of safety instructions

CHAPTER 23. Issue of authorization to AMEs/Approved Personnel 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Introduction General Experience requirements Validity Limitations

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CHAPTER 24. Approval of special operations 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction Procedure Responsibilities 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.

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CHAPTER 1 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY
1 1.1 GENERAL 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. 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 2 India is participated in ICAO by the Representative of India. STRUCTURE OF DGCA DGCA has the following 10 Directorates; (i) (ii) Administration Directorate Aerodrome Standards Directorate

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(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 / subregional 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 3.1 RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DGCA 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. 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. To ensure the safety of air transport as mentioned earlier, most of the States through legal procedures have acquired powers to regulate aircraft operations. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Promoting indigenous design and manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components by acting as a catalytic agent; Approving training programmes of operators for carriage of dangerous goods, issuing authorizations for carriage of dangerous goods, etc.
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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. 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. 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 subregional 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.

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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. STATUTORY AUTHORITY 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: To enter any place to which access is necessary for the purpose of exercising airworthiness control; To enter any approved organization during working hours where manufacturing, maintenance and storage of aircraft parts/ components and training activitities are undertaken; 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; 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. 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’ The contents of Rule 156, Section 8 of the Aircraft Act, 1934, one copy each of the Order dated 9th September,1992 & 9th July, 1993 and A.I.C. 06 of 1994 issued by 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 6.1 STAFFING REQUIREMENTS 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. 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. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS OF AIRWORTHINESS OFFICERS 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. 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. 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
A.K.Chopra

JointDirectorGeneral
R.P.Sahi

JointDirectorGeneral
R. K.Maheshwari

RepresentativeofIndia on the Council of ICAO Deputy DirectorGeneral (AerdromeStandards) J. S.Rawat

Deputy DirectorGeneral (T&L) A.K. Sharan

ChiefFlightOperations Inspector CaptH.Y.Samant

Air Safety Directorate

Deputy DirectorGeneral (Airworthiness) Charan Dass

Training Academy

Air Transport Directorate

Cabin Safety Division FlightCrewTraining and LicensingDirectorate FlightInspection Directorate Airworthiness Directorate Deputy DirectorGeneral (R&D) R.Chinnadurai

CentralExamination Organisation

RegulationandInformation Directorate

AerodromesStandards Directorate

Administration Directorate

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 Director Airworthiness (Western Region) Mumbai

Office of Director Airworthiness (Northern Region) Delhi

Office of Director Airworthiness (Eastern Region) Kolkata

Office of Director Airworthiness (Southern Region) Chennai

Office of Director Airworthiness Bangalore

Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Bhopal

Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Lucknow Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Kanpur Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Patiala

Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Patna Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Bhubneshwar Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Guwahati

Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Hyderabad Sub-regional Airworthiness Office Kochi

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APPENDIX - II
FUNCTIONS OF DIRECTORATES OTHER THAN AIRWORTHINESS
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ADMINISTRATION DIRECTORATE

ESTABLISHENT- I (E-I) SECTION 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. Establishment matters of ministerial and other Group ` C' & `D’ s t a f f in the subordinate office of the C A D. Review cases of the above mentioned ' categories officers and staff (Group C&D) Submissions of monthly Statements to Ministry of Civil Aviation showing changes of top officers in the Civil aviation Department. 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. Implementation of SIU/Work S t u d y recommendation in respect of Technical Officers at Headquarters. Preparation of Financial effect Statement in respect of proposals relating to deputation of delegation abroad. 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. Circulation of various instructions received from other Ministries/Departments on deputation/delegations abroad among all the Directorates. Forwarding of applications of CAD office for training/course/ Scholarship offered by Foreign Countries. Various training programmes in India conducted by various training institutions other than ISTM sponsoring of officers for the training. 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. 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. Creation/Conversion of temporary posts into permanent Transfer of hosts Grown ' A', 'B’ & `C' relating- to Airworthiness and Air Safety Disciplines.

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

Cash & General Section 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Grant of all advances to the officers and staff of the DGCA (Headquarters) and subordinate offices in the C.A.D. Receipt and issue work of the DGCA (headquarters). Procurement/issue and maintenance of records etc. of stores stationery including local purchases, C. G.H.S. Scheme and cases relating to re-imbursement of medical expenses to officer and staff of DGCA (Headquarters). Issue of Identity Card to officers and staff. General Services. Drawal and disbursement of Pay and Allowances of officers/ Officials of DGCA. (Headquarters). Drawal and disbursement o f advances, withdrawals, bonus, overtime etc. Issue of uniforms to DGCA Staff as well as subordinate offices. Installation/changes of telephones. Allotment of Govt. accommodation. Maintenance of staff cars/vehicles.

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Vigilance and disciplinary cases. Appeals/Reviews arising of disciplinary/vigilance cases. Maintenance of Complaint Cell Register. Periodical returns regarding complaints, Vigilance cases, Appeals/Reviews etc. Issue of Airport Entry Pass to officers of DGCA. Miscellaneous Orders pertaining to Administrative Vigilance. Central Civil Services(Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules. Security arrangements at Hqrs.

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

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

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

FINANCE SECTION 1. 2. 3. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under revenue Grant Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under capital Grant Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under Classified Advertisements and Visual

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Publicity and other miscellaneous heads. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under Loans and Advances to Central Government Servants. Foreign Exchange Budget. Performance Budget. Issue of Re-appropriation orders in respect of Revenue and Capital Grants. Matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee and Expenditure Finance Committee. Appropriation Accounts under Revenue and Capital Grants.

Allotment of funds 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Declaration of Head of Office/Controlling Officer/Drawing and Disbursing Officer. Preparation of Financial Effect Statements. Grant of Permanent Advances (Contingencies). Submission of monthly accounts to audit and submission of quarterly returns regarding maintenance of Liability Register. Departmental Inspection on the accounts of the Subordinate Offices. Audit Inspection Reports/Objections Reports. 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 , Implementation of Cash Awards Cash Awards Scheme for more and more use of Hindi in Noting and Drafting and in Issuance of Commendatory Certificates. Parliamentary Committee on Official Language – Visit of Sub-Committee. All India Official Language Conference. Matters relating to the Kendriya Sachivalaya Hindi Parishad. Grant of Honorarium to the staff of sub-offices for doing Hindi Translation. Preparation of Hindi versions of Departmental English Abbreviations. Grant of Honorarium to Officers for imparting instructions at the Workshop set for the facility of the staff working in Hindi. Maintenance of a Hindi Library in Headquarters consisting of approximately 1000/books and circulation of Hindi periodicals and news papers. Celebration of Hindi Week in Headquarters.

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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) b) c) d) receiving, recording, reviewing and processing of application for site selection from an intending applicant for an aerodrome license; receiving, reviewing and processing of intention and plans for the aerodrome construction from intending applicant; inspection of the aerodrome site during construction as required; 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. grant or refusal of an aerodrome license; receiving, reviewing and processing application for renewal of aerodrome license; receiving, recording, reviewing and processing applications for the name change of an aerodrome license holder; receiving, recording, reviewing and processing applications for the surrender of an aerodrome license; processing the case for cancellation/ suspension of an aerodrome license; and reviewing the factors requiring the amendment of an aerodrome license and issuing the required amendments.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. 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; 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; On-site checking and testing of aerodrome facilities and equipment including:

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the dimensions and surface conditions of runways, taxiways, stopways, runway end safety areas, runway and taxiway strips, shoulders and aprons; aeronautical ground lighting systems including flight check records; standby power; landing direction indicators and wind direction indicators, aerodrome markings and markers; guidance signs and warning signs in the movement area; aerodrome maintenance equipment; disabled aircraft removal plan; wildlife control equipment; the presence of obstacles in obstacle limitation surfaces; runway visual range measuring equipment; the presence of dangerous lights; rescue and fire-fighting equipment; fuelling facilities; and runway surface friction measuring equipment;

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

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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. 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. 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.

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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. 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. 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. Under Rule 77C the serious incident are investigated by the inquiry officer from Air Safety Directorate. 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.

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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. b. Under Rule 77C the serious incidents are investigated by the inquiry officer from Air Safety Directorate. Incidents other than serious incidents are investigated by Permanent Investigation board of the Airlines under supervision of officer of the Regional Air Safety Offices.

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

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Any other work assigned by Director General: 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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To carry out the investigation of incidents/accidents occurring of operators/airlines in their region. To carry out the investigation of Ground incidents. To carry out the investigation of air miss/Air Prox/ATC violations. Participate in the operational area inspection, Airport security meeting, Aerodrome Environment Management Committee, Regional operator Committee meetings. Monitoring of incidents of operators/airlines. CVR/DFDR monitoring. ATC Tape monitoring. To carry out the airport inspections. To carry out surveillance inspection of airlines/operators e,g, preflight medical check of crew, ramp inspection ,load and trim check, FDTL etc. To participate in the safety audit of airlines/operators. To report all occurrences in their region. To carry out other surveillance work as directed by Hqs.

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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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. Issuance of permission for import/acquisition of aircraft to Scheduled/Non-Scheduled operators; Endorsement/deletion of the aircraft on the Operator’s Permit; Public complaints pertaining to the Scheduled Operators; 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; 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; Processing the cases of foreign registered aircraft staying in India for more than 14 days; 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) 1. 2. Issue of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit Scrutiny of application for issue of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit (on receipt); 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; 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; 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 On hearing from the operator that they are ready for attending preparedness

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meeting, operator will be called with seven days notice period. 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 Preparation of minutes of the meeting and circulation thereof; Issue NOC for import of aircraft subject to the intended operator’s compliance to the minutes of the preparedness meeting. On receipt of the documents as per checklist for issue of Scheduled/NonScheduled Operators Permit, prepare the file and documents for issue of permit. Renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit

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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. Examination and scrutiny/approval of Training Programmes of Flight Crew on Multiengine 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.

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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. 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 Checklist). Examination of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures. Examination of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects in coordination with Directorate of Airworthiness. 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.   H. 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. 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 have been determined in accordance with the duties attached with the post (copy

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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 Airports i.e. Airports surrounded by Hilly/difficult Terrain (as per Standardized Check-

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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 coordination 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. 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 Multiengine 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. Examination of Training Records for Pilot’s/Operator’s Authorization for ILS CAT-II/III

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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.

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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. 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. 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. 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).

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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. 2. 3. 4. Clearance of schedules and any other operational matters pertaining to the foreign airlines. At present, 64 foreign airlines are operating to/from India. Preparation of draft notifications for amendment to the Aircraft Rules, 1937 and draft note for the Cabinet for amendment to the Aircraft Act, 1934. Discussions with the Ministry of Law and legal matters and vetting of the draft notifications. 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. 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. 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. Preparation of Annual Report after obtaining materials/activities from different directorate. 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. 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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(A) Laboratories: The Research and Development Directorate has the following Laboratories: 1. 2. 3. 4. (B) (C) Flight Recorder Lab Material Testing Lab Failure Analysis Lab Physical and Chemical Lab

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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):

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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 the type of operation, he intends to carry out, along with copy of Type Certificate, Type

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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 applicable airworthiness requirements is prepared by the applicant and submitted to the

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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) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) Design Organization Approval in accordance with CAR 21, Subpart JB & JA. Scrutiny and acceptance/approval of the Qualification test schedules of he parts in line with Internationally followed practice. Witnessing of the Qualification tests to ensure the adherence to the Qualification test program. Scrutiny of the compliance against the applicable Airworthiness Standards. Performing conformity inspection of aircraft / aircraft parts indigenously produced in the country. Co-ordination with HQs in granting approvals/ certification etc.

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

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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); g. Flight Instructor’s Rating (Gliders) Glider Pilot’s License;

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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) Revalidation of foreign license. Conversion of foreign licenses into Indian Licenses in their corresponding categories. Policy matters regarding the issue of Indian and Foreign aircrew licenses. Amendments to Licensing Rules. Delegating of powers in respect of Licensing rules. Exemption from Aircraft Rules for the issue of Indian Licenses. Policy matters pertaining to conducting medical examination and their assessment. Disposal of medical reports pertaining to the issue and renewal of aircrew licenses and correspondence connected therewith. Parliament Questions relating to issue of aircrew licenses. 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. 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. Training of Gliding Instructions and Winch Operators and their approval for appointment in Gliding Clubs. Five-Year Plans. Foreign Exchange Budget. 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. Approval of Chief Flight Instructors / AFI / Instructor-in-Charge / Honorary instructors and patter Flying for employment in lying Club. Matters relating to other International Organization / Aero Club of India and other Committees / Conferences. Allotment and loan of Gliders / Gliding equipment to Flying and Gliding Clubs from Central Govt. / N.C.C. Audit Objections, Reconciliation of accounts. 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. Matters relating to I.C.A.O. / various Annual reports to I & R Section. Allotment of Aircraft to various Flying Clubs on loans basis.

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Maintenance of aircraft with the flying clubs in purview of the Penalty clause. Monthly aircraft returns from various flying clubs and preparation of various reports connected with that. Fixation of Insurance Value of the aircraft. Periodical and other miscellaneous returns to AVU / O&M / E-II / GC /Hindi and R & I etc. relating to section Administration. Release of Foreign Exchange for studies abroad. Recovery of Cost and Overhaul / Repair of aircraft loan to various Flying Clubs. 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. Sanction of estimates received from AI Directorate and disposal of surplus stores at Subordinate Offices Sanction of Estimates for purchase of equipment under maintenance grant of Gliding Centres (Government). Delegation of Financial Powers and General Instructions regarding. Administrative matters relating to G.C. Pune. Accident to aircraft & Gliders – Write Off and recovery of Insurable value thereof. Purchase of Aircraft / Gliders and purchase of equipment under Capital Grant & Manufacture of Indigenous equipment for Gliding Centres.

FG Section 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Opening of Flying and Gliding Clubs – their Administration, functioning and inclusion in the subsidy scheme. Approval of constitution and bye-laws of clubs. Allotment of Flying hours / launches to Clubs. Execution & Enforcement of subsidy Agreement with Flying and Gliding Clubs. Sanction and payment of Flying Subvention to Clubs. Approval of Chief Engineer for Flying Clubs & Gliding Clubs. 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. Inspection of Flying / Gliding Clubs by Accounts Officer. Audit Inspection of Clubs by Accountant General of respective States. Matters relating to confessional flying training including N.C.C. training at Flying & Gliding Clubs. Contribution / withdrawals from Accident, Reserve Fund / and renewal of FERs pertaining thereto. Managing Committee Meetings of Clubs. Activity Report of Flying / Gliding Clubs (CA-82). All financial matters and Budget pertaining to Flying / Gliding Clubs. Rates of fees etc. chargeable by Clubs. Administrative matters relating to Aero Club of India, Ballooning Club of India, Federation of Aeronautique Internationals, All India Aeronautical Association and

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Skydiving. Air Rallies, Championships and conferences organized by Clubs. Parliament Questions relating to Flying & Gliding Clubs. Standard Rules regarding services conditions of the employees of Flying and Gliding Clubs. Payment of Scholarship and Stipends to the SC/ST candidates selected under Free Flying Scholarship Scheme. 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 Designation of the Officer Joint Director General of Civil Aviation (except Joint Director General of Civil Aviation Research & Development ) Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (except Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Research & Development) Chief Flight Operations Inspector Director of Airworthiness (Headquarters) Powers in the Second Schedule to be exercised All

1, 2(b) to 5, 7, 12, 13, 15 to 37, 39 to 83 1, 1A, 7 to 9, 63, 74, 75(b) 1, 2(b) to 5, 7, 12, 13, 15 to 37, 39 to 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, 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 42, 50, 53 to 56, 65 to 70, 79 to 82 4, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25 to 28, 30, 34, 37, 39 to 41, 50, 51, 58, 65, 70, 77,79 to 82

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Senior Airworthiness Officer (Headquarters) Senior Airworthiness Officer (In charge of Airworthiness Office) Senior Airworthiness Officer (Region) Airworthiness Officer (In charge of Airworthiness Office) Airworthiness Officer Joint Director General of Civil Aviation (Research & Development) Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (Research & Development) Director of Research & Development Deputy Director of Research & Development Director of Air Safety Deputy Director of Air Safety Regional Controller of Air Safety Assistant Director of Air Safety Senior Air Safety Officer Air Safety Officer Director of Training & Licensing Director of Regulations & Information Deputy Director of Air Transport Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Additional Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Deputy Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Chairman Airports Authority of India and officers of Airports Authority of India authorised by the Chairman. (a) (b) Amended vide S.O.1095 dated 25th May, 1998 Inserted vide S.O.366 dated 20th January, 2003

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To specify cockpit check and emergency check in respect of an aircraft registered in India. Rule 6C(b) To specify flights for testing and other non-revenue special purposes. Sub-rule (2)(i) of rule 15 To specify minimum design requirements for microlight Aircraft. Sub-rule (2)(ii) of rule 15 To issue and renew permit to fly in respect of a microlight aircraft. Sub-rule (2) (ii) of rule 15 To renew Permit to Fly in respect of a micro light aircraft. REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT 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 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. 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 Sub-rule (2) of rule 41A To appoint Examiners for carrying out flying tests and technical examinations required under Schedule II Sub-rule (3) of rule 41A To approve check pilots and examiners for carrying out proficiency checks in individual cases on a onetime basis. AIRWORTHINESS AND AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS 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. Sub-rule (3) of rule 49 and To issue or validate Type Certificate and to specify Sub-rule (2) of rule 49A and documents and other evidence necessary for the

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purpose To exempt an aircraft, aircraft component, or item of equipment form the provision of this rule. To group Type Certificates whether issued or validated in one or more categories. To cancel Type Certificate of an aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment which has been issued or validated To suspend or endorse Type Certificate of an aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment which has been issued or validated. 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.

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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. To renew Certificate of Airworthiness in respect of an aircraft and to specify documents and other evidence for the purpose. To issue, renew or validate Certificate of Airworthiness of an aircraft in one or more categories. To specify the period of validity of Certificate of Airworthiness of an aircraft. To authorise person to inspect an aircraft. To require aircraft to be tested in flight. To specify conditions in respect of Certificate of Airworthiness of a particular type of class or aircraft. To specify standards in respect of Certificate of Airworthiness of a particular type or class of aircraft 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. To require repairs to be carried out on any aircraft, its component or item of equipment or to require

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Sub-rule (4) of rule 50

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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. 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. 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. Rule 51 To endorse the Certificate of Airworthiness for carriage of Flight Manual. 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. 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. Sub-rule 5(a) & 5(b) of rule 52 To specify manner of certification required after major damage or major defect has been rectified 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. Sub-rule (1) of rule 53 To specify persons, licensed/approved/ authorised, responsible for inspection and certification. Sub-rule (3) of rule 53 To exempt person or class of persons from the proviso to Rule 53 either wholly or partly. 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. Sub-rule (2) Clause (a) of To suspend a Certificate of Airworthiness. rule 55 Sub-rule (2) Clause (a) of rule To cancel Certificate of Airworthiness. 55 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 person as a condition of Certificate of Airworthiness

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remaining in force. 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. Sub-rule (4) Clause (b) of To authorise flights for the purpose of experiment rule 55 or tests. Sub-rule (4) Clause (c) of To authorise flights where safety or succor of rule 55 persons or aircraft is involved Sub-rule (4) Clause (d) of To authorise flights for special purposes. rule 55 Sub-rule (5) of rule 55 To exempt Aircraft from operation of rule 55. Sub-rule (a) rule 56 To recognize the requirements of contracting states for the purpose of requirements of Rule 56. Sub-rule (b) rule 56 To recognize the qualification of person of Noncontracting states for certification of required under rule 56. 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. 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. Proviso to rule 58 To exempt an aircraft form the operation of rule 58. Sub-rule (1) of rule 59 To specify manner of reporting major defect or major damage Sub-rule (2) of rule 59 To require delivery of defective aircraft components or parts to any person or organisation. 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 Sub-rule (4) of rule 59A To permit flights of any foreign aircraft which has suffered major damage and to impose conditions therefore. 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. 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. Sub-rule (5) of rule 60 To approve deficiency list in respect of an aircraft or class of aircraft

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68. 69. 70. 71.

To exempt an aircraft from the operation of rule 60. LOG BOOKS 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. 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 Rule 78A To permit entry into Government aerodromes REGULATORY PROVISIONS Rule 133A To issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) and Aeronautical Information Publication. Rule 133A To issue notices to Aircraft owners and Maintenance engineers. Rule 133A To issue Civil Aviation Requirements Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To approve an organisation to operate under the system of approval Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To approve persons to operate under the system of approval. Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To require organisation/person to work under the system of approval and to specify requirements for the purpose. Sub-rule (4)(a), (4)(b) & To specify contents and term of manuals and (4)(c) require its approval. of rule 133B Sub-rule (5) of rule 133B To specify the distribution pattern of any of the manuals required under rule 133B Sub-rule (8) of rule 133B Sub-rule (8) of rule 133B Sub-rule (10) of rule 133B To specify the type of records an organisation shall maintain and the manner of preserving the same. To require production of records, reports, logs, drawings for inspection and check. 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. To refund such portion of the fees paid as may represent the cost of any inspection, examination, test not carried out. To specify requirements concerning engineering/ inspection manual. To specify requirements concerning air routes. To specify requirements concerning air crew.

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To specify maintenance standards for private 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, nonscheduled 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 Director General of Civil Aviation Joint Director General of Civil Aviation (except Joint Director General of Civil Aviation, Research & Development) Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (except Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation, Research & Development) Chief Flight Operations Inspector Director of Regulations and Information Deputy Director of Training and Licensing (Headquarters) Deputy Director of Flight Crew 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) All All Powers in the Second Schedule to be exercised

1 to 5, 7 to 15, 17 to 22, 24 to 44, 46 to 61, 64(a) to 92. 91(c) 1, 2, 13, 82. 10, 50, 51, 54, 55(a), 65, 76, 91. 10, 50, 51, 54, 55(a), 65, 76, 91

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Deputy Director of Training and Licensing 10, 51, 52, 54. (Region) Director of Air Safety Deputy Director of Air Safety Assistant Director of Air Safety Senior Air Safety Officer Regional Controller of Air Safety Air Safety Officer 2, 5, 10. 2, 10. 2, 10. 2, 10. 2, 10. 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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Nature of Power

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3. 4.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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11. 12. 13. 14.

15.

16.

GENERAL Clause (c) of Sub-rule To permit carriage of arms, ammunition and other (2) of Rule 8 dangerous goods by air. 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. Proviso to rule 15 To exempt aircraft from the conditions to be complied with by aircraft in flight. 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. Clause (b) of sub-rule To suspend any certificate, rating, licence, authorization or (3) of rule 19 approval during the investigation of any matter. Clause (c) of sub-rule To cancel any certificate, rating, licence, authorization or (3) of rule 19 approval. Clause (d) of sub-rule To endorse any adverse remarks on any certificate, rating, (3) of rule 19 licence, authorization or approval. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To cancel or vary any particulars in any licence, authorization, approval, certificate or journey log book. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To vary any particulars in any authorization, approval certificate of airworthiness, certificate of registration or journey log book. 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. Rule 24B To permit carriage of prisoners on aircraft. Sub-rule (2) of rule 25 To permit smoking in aircraft. Rule 26 To permit parachute descents and dropping of articles from aircraft. 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 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. Sub-rule (1) of rule 19 To cancel certificate of registration.

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28. 29. 30.

31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38.

39.

Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 Sub-rule (1) of rule 30 and rule 32 Sub-rule (4) of rule 30 To decline to accept an application for registration. Sub-rule (5) of rule 3 To decline to register aircraft. Sub-rule (6) of rule 30 To cancel registration of aircraft. Sub-rule (1) (a) of rule To require particulars relating to aircraft and its ownership 31 Sub-rule (1) (b) of rule 31 To refund fees if the application is not granted. AIRWORTHINESS AND AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS 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. 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. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To suspend any certificate relating to airworthiness of aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To suspend the Type Certificate of an aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment. 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. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To vary the conditions attached to the Type certificate of an aircraft, aircraft component or item of equipment. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Certificate of Airworthiness or any document relating thereto. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Type Certificate or any document relating thereto. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence, authorization/ approval. Sub-rule (1) of rule 61 To grant Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence/authorization/approval Sub-rule (1) of rule 61 To grant approval/authorization. First proviso to sub-rule To grant exemption from general papers to students of (2) of rule 61 Engineering Institutions Second proviso to To grant relaxation in minimum experience requirement subrule for persons appearing for licence on gliders. (2) of rule 61 Third proviso to sub- To grant relaxation of the experience requirements of rule (2) of rule 61 Training Institutes.

To suspend certificate of registration. To cancel or vary any particulars in certificates of registration. To require surrender of certificates of registration To register and grant certificates of registration.

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Sub-rule (11) of rule 61 Sub-rule (13) of rule 61 Sub-rule (14) of rule 61 Sub-rule (14) of rule 61 Sub-rule (14) of rule 61 Sub-rule (15) of rule 61 Rule 61A Sub-rule (2) of rule 62

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Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19

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Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19

To grant authorizations, approvals and Certificates of Competency. To grant exemption from the tests for grant of or 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). To grant exemption from tests for grant of or extension to an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence to any person who holds a licence granted by a competent authority of a Contracting State. To renew Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. To vary entries in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. To cancel Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence To suspend Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. To endorse Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. To withhold grant or renewal of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. To validate foreign licences of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. 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 To grant, to renew, to withhold the grant and renewal, 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). To renew, to withhold the renewal, 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

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Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19

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Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19

54. 55.

Rule 38 Rule 38

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Rule 38

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Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19

58. 59.

Rule 38 Rule 38 and sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 19

60. 61. 62. 63.

Sub-rule (3) of rule 38B Sub-rule (1) of rule 39A Sub-rule (2) of rule 39A First proviso to rule 41

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). To grant, to renew, to withhold the grant and renewal, 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 To renew, to withhold the renewal, 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 To renew licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s and Flight Engineer’s Licence) and ratings of aircraft personnel. 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. To vary licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s Licence) and ratings, in respect of aircraft with A.U.W. exceeding 5,700 kgs. To grant, to withhold the grant and renewal of and to require the surrender of :1. Student Flight Engineer’s Licence. 2. Flight Engineer’s Licence. To renew Student Flight Engineer’s and Flight Engineer’s Licences. To vary, to endorse any adverse remarks on and to cancel or vary particulars in:1. Student Flight Engineer’s Licence; and 2. Flight Engineer’s Licence. To specify approved course for cabin attendants. To disqualify a person for a specified period from holding or obtaining licence, rating or aircraft rating(c) To debar a person permanently or temporarily from holding any licence or rating(c). 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 for the issue of Senior Commercial and Airline Transport

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Rule 45 Sub-rule (5) of rule 48 Sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 19

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Sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 19

68. 69. 70. 71.

Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 Rule 63 Rule 63

Pilot’s Licence(a). To validate foreign licences. To order refund of proportionate part of fees. (a) To suspend the following licences/ratings and any or all 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). (a) To suspend the following licences and any or all of the 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 To suspend or cancel Student Flight Engineer’s Licence. To suspend or cancel Flight Engineer’s Licence. RADIO TELEGRAPHY APPARATUS To approve the type of radio telegraph apparatus for use in aircraft. To approve the installation, bonding and screening of radio telegraph apparatus in aircraft.

72.

AIR ROUTE BEACONS, AERODROME LIGHTS AND FALSE LIGHTS 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 conditions for such approval.

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Sub-rule (4) of rule 66

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Rule 80 Sub-rule (2a) of rule 82

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Sub-rule (3) of rule 82

81. 82. 83. 84. 85.

Sub-rule (2) and (3) of rule 86 Rule 81-A Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 Sub-rule (4) of rule 86 Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 Sub-rule (5) of rule 86

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. To enter upon the place where the light is and forthwith extinguish the same. LOG BOOKS To cancel or vary any particulars in any journey log book. To vary any particulars in any journey log book. AERODROMES To determine the extent and the condition subject to which Government aerodromes may be opened to public use. To licence aerodromes. 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. To approve tariff of charges for landing and housing at licenced public aerodromes (where such approval may be necessary) other than Government aerodromes. To approve alterations to the landing areas, building or other structures or to withhold such approval. To permit entry into movement area. To cancel aerodrome licences. To suspend aerodrome licences. To approve that the aerodrome has been maintained by the licensee in a fit state for use by aircraft and marked adequately. To require the inspection of an aerodrome before the grant or renewal of a licence. AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES To permit operation of scheduled services by private operators. 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. To permit operation of non-scheduled air transport services. RULES OF THE AIR To permit aerobatics to be carried out at a height of less

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Proviso to rule 87

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Sub-rule (1) of rule 134 Sub-rule (2) of rule 134

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Sub-rule (3) of rule 134

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than 600 metres (2000 feet above the ground).

91.

To prescribe the requirements regarding the towing of an object by an aircraft.

92.

To prescribe the requirements regarding the lighting of the landing area, the approach to the landing area and the boundary of landing area.

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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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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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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. 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation; Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation; Director/Deputy Director of Training and Licensing; Director of Flying Training; Director/ Deputy Director of Regulation and Information; Deputy Director of Air Transport; Director/ Deputy Director of Air Safety; Regional Director of Air Safety; Regional Controller of Air Safety; Assistant Director of Air Safety; Senior Air Safety Officer Air Safety Officer Director/Deputy Director of Airworthiness Controller Of Airworthiness Senior Airworthiness Officer Airworthiness Officer Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Additional Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Deputy Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Assistant Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) Controller of Explosives, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security Security Officer, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security 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). Dated New Delhi, the 9th July, 1993.

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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

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POWER OF DELEGATION A.I.C. Telephone No. : 4622495, Extn. 500 Telegraphic Address: Aeronautical : VIDDYAYG Commercial : AIRCIVIL NEW DELHI Telex:31-74127 DGCA IN Fax: 011-4629221 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA S.No. 06/1994 AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT NEW DELHI - 110 003

10th May 1994

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 Aviation) number S.O.2305, dated the 22 purpose of the said sub-section, namely:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Director General of Civil Aviation. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. Director of Airworthiness. Deputy Director of Airworthiness.
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(F. No. AV.11012/6/92-A) (M. Bhattacharjee) Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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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) (B) OR (i) Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent. AME License in any of the categories

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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. j. Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft; 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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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. j. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods, shippers and related organizations; Surveillance approved organizations

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

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: Report for work on time and in a condition that will permit performance of assigned duties; Render full and industrious service in the performance of their duties; Maintain a professional appearance, as appropriate, during duty hours; Respond promptly to directions and instructions received from their supervisor; Exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with co-workers, supervisors and members of the public; Obtain approval of all absences from duty; 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); When duties concern the expenditure of public funds, have knowledge of and observe all applicable legal requirements and restrictions; 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; Observe the various laws, rules, regulations, and other authoritative instructions, including all rules, signs, and instructions relating to personal safety; Uphold with integrity the public trust involved in the position to which assigned; Report known or suspected violations of law, regulations, or policy through appropriate channels; Not engage in private activities for personal gain or any other unauthorized purpose while in government service; 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. Not use illicit drugs or abuse alcohol or other substances; 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; 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 project a strong professional image.

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Business Interests. Officers should seek NOC before engaging in any airline or other business activity for which the DGCA has oversight responsibility. 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. Public Speaking. Officers may not receive payment for speaking on issues that deal with their official job functions. 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. DRESS Officers should be aware that their personal appearance affects their professional image; therefore, they should adhere to the guidelines as given below: Officers while on visits to air operator facilities approved organizations and on official functions should be formally dressed. During training officer’s dress should be compatible with the air operator's practice but should lean towards formality. 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. 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. TYPES AND USE OF CREDENTIALS 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. 8.1 ADMISSION TO THE FLIGHT DECK 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 Pilotin-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. 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 designated office at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time.

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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. 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. 1.1 GENERAL 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 and enforcement of Airworthiness standards by Senior Officers of the group to

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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. 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. TRAINING ADMINISTRATION The training programme will be coordinated by the Director of Airworthiness (Training). 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. 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. 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%. 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. 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 officers are relieved to attend the course.

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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. TRAINING COURSES 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.

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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. Procedure of jacking, leveling and mooring of aircraft. Maintenance and handling of equipment used in the maintenance 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. Batteries and their maintenance.

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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. 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. Aerodynamics

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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. 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 semipermanent joints, their inspection and repair.

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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. 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, lightening strike and abnormal flight loads, preparation of a brief report with

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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. 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, ground deicing, supplying ground power refueling and de-fuelling etc. Airframe (Helicopters)

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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. 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 ignition system components, Magneto timing procedure.

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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. 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. 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. Engine Fuel and Oil system

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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. 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. Constructional features and function of various types of thrust reversers and their related components. Purpose, constructional features of compressors, combustion chambers and turbine arrangement; speed and load control; limiting factors; fire protection and indication; its operational features. Bleed Control System

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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. 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. 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 Preparation of inspection reports prior to repair/overhaul.

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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. 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. Construction and principle of operation of lead acid and Nickel Cadmium batteries, composition of electrolytes and plates.

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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. 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 materials.

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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. 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 Motors; and speed control and reversing the direction of motors.

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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; Capillary tubes type pressure and temperature gauges;

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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. 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 fixed resistors (carbon composition, carbon film, wire wound and metallic

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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 inverters, rotary inverters and transformer rectifier units.

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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, maintenance; principle, operation, characteristics, installation and

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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 coefficient 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. Installation and Compensation of Remote Reading Compass.

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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 remotereading compass in the aircraft, the adjustments to be made to the master compass, the master indicator etc. in order to ensure correct function. 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.

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and knowledge. Broadly, the following topics will be discussed in the periodic recurrent training.             3.4 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.

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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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.

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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.

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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. 1.1 Jurisdiction of Airworthiness Offices 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. Matters requiring urgent attention shall be referred to Headquarters by subRegional Airworthiness Offices under intimation to their Regional Offices. 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:
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Jurisdiction Delhi NCR (including Meerut & Aligarh), Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Rajasthan and Chandigarh Uttar Pradesh except Meerut & Aligarh Kanpur Punjab Maharashtra, Goa, Daman & Diu and Gujarat Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh

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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. 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. Monthly News Letter 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. 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. 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. 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 pie/ bar-charts may be followed. While forwarding the reports on incidents,

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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. 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. Annual Inspection by Headquarters 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. 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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A 15-days notice will be given to each office before the visit. Regional and SubRegional 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. 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. 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. Check list for Inspection is placed as annexure II. Controlling Officers’ Conference 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. 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. 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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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. 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. Safety and Security of office premises 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. 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. 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. Yearly information of aircraft status To update the records at headquarters the Regional Airworthiness Offices shall forward an annual return in respect of all aircraft under their jurisdiction,

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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 __________________
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A. Mechanical delays to schedule services Name of operator Type of Aircraft Total No. of delays No. of service T/O Service T/O per delay Service T/O per during the month delay during last 6 months

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Statistics of A/C incident, accident, IFSD, P/L etc. Operator Accidents Incidents IFSD P/L F/L E/L Bird hit Others

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Details of point 'B' above Sl. No Reg. No./ Type of aircraft Place of occurrence & Flight No. Operator Description in details

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

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Renewal / Endorsement of AME Licenses Name of Operator Renewal Endorsement

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Issue/ Renewal Of Authorizations / Approvals/COC No. of Authorization issued/ Renewed No. of Approvals Issued/ Renewed No. of C of C Issued/ Renewed

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

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Life Development Program of Major Components Operator Nomenclature/ Part No. Approved TBO/ Hrs. done Action Plan adopted Reference to head quarters

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(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

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

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Renewal of Approval of Organization Organisation Category Validity Remarks

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

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Bomb Threat Inspection: Name of Operator Date A/C Type Flt. No. Sector Details

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Manufacturing Activities Name of Firm Nomenclature Manufacturing Activity Remarks, if any

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Disciplinary action taken against erring personnel Name of Person Organisation Licence Details Reason in brief Hqrs. Ref.

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Meetings/Seminars/ In-house Work-shop etc. Date Subject Organised by Lectures given by Remarks

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

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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 1. 2. Aspects to be inspected Check for continued availability of Internet/ Intra-net facility to the office. 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. 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. Check the procedure of implementation of the new / revised requirement by the office including the feedback received from the operator. Check the procedure of carrying out the spot checks. Check whether spot checks are planned ones or not. Check that during the spot checks availability/ implementation of the new / revised requirement by the DGCA is ensured at the operators end. 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. 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. 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 reasonable time by the operator.

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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.

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ANNUAL AIRCRAFT STATE
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Type of A/c

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Engine Airframe installed Hours

C of A expiry Date

Serviceable / Unserviceable

If U/S, reason thereof

Remarks

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CHAPTER 1 REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT
1 1.1. 1.2. Introduction This chapter lays down the recommended procedures to be followed by the Airworthiness officers for registration and de-registration of aircraft. The applicable references concerned with issue and renewal of C of R are Act / Rule CAR ICAO Forms Checklists Fee 2. 5, 30, 31-37A Section 2, Series F Part I Annex 7 CA 28 as application form C of R Check List As per Rule 35

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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 b) by a company or corporation with a base elsewhere than in India.

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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 Shortterm Certificate of Registration shall be issued only after a confirmation of deREGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT

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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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Aircraft imported by air 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. The temporary Certificate of Registration will be valid only until the first landing at a customs aerodrome in India. 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. 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.

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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.

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Change of ownership 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. 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. 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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De-registration/Cancellation of aircraft registration Application for de-registration /cancellation of aircraft registration shall be made by the registered owner of the aircraft. 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. The airworthiness section shall ensure that the registered owner return the Certificate of registration before cancellation of the registration. 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. 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.

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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.

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FORM CA 27 (REV. 1997)

Cert. No. : Category : A/B

Reg. Marking:

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPP. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI-110003 CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION Nationality & Registration Marking VTName 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 Manufacturer and manufacturer's Aircraft Designation of aircraft Serial No. Year of Manufacture

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 :

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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 with application thereof. 2. 3. 4. 5. Latest CA28 (Appendix ‘A’): Import license from DGFT/NOC issued by MCA/DGCA. Document indicating the weight of the aircraft (AFM pages etc) Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No

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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. Custom Clearance/ Bill of entry Yes/No Invoice If the aircraft acquired on outright 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. Yes/No Yes/No

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1. 1.1 Introduction 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. 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. References Aircraft Rule CAR ICAO Fee Forms 3. 3.1 Procedure 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 15, 50, 50A, 51, 52, 53, 53A, 54 and 55. Section 2, Series F part III Annex 8, Chapter 3 Rule 62 CA 23, CA-23A as application and CA-25 as C of A

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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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The regional Airworthiness Officer will carry out inspection of the aircraft to the extent possible to judge the standard of work performed. 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.

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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.

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Detailed Inspection guidelines 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Communication Radio/and Navigation checks should be carried out in the presence of the officers to ensure correct functioning and satisfactory operation. 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 to the aircraft at the time of issue/renewal of C of A. The C of A shall not be renewed in

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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 7.1 CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUED VALIDITY OF C OF A 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. 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. Each person who performs and certifies an annual review of airworthiness for an aircraft shall enter;

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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. 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. Officers Authorized to Issue/Renew C OF A 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. Powers delegation for Issue/Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness ISSUE
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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. 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. SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS AND ITS REVALIDATION 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. 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. 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. C of A shall deem to be suspended in case the operator does not submit the ARA as per CAR. 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 11.1 REPLACEMENT/ISSUE OF DUPLICATE OF C OF A 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. 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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Checklist for issue of Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) Applicant/Operator: Registration No: VTAircraft type: S. No Documents to be submitted along with Submitted application 1. 2. 3. CA25 Documents indicating Weight of the aircraft (AFM pages etc) Requisite Fee (as per the weight of the 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 instruments installed on aircraft. (CVR, FDR and ELT may be highlighted) 5. Application for Noise certificate along with document indicating noise levels of the aircraft as required in Appendix. Export C of A Erection certificate (if aircraft imported in dismantled condition) 8. Flight test report (if aircraft imported in dismantled condition) 9. If short term C of A is requested a certificate should be given that all relevant CARs, ADs and special Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No MSN: Remarks Signature

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requirements have been complied with. 10. Standard C of A 11. If the C of A is requested for a new type 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 Yes/No Yes/No

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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. Export C of A shall clearly indicate MSN, Type and Date of manufacture of aircraft. Erection certificate shall be signed by licensed AME in relevant category. Flight test report shall also give status of avionics systems installed on the aircraft. 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. Documents indicating the weight of the aircraft should also indicate serial no of the aircraft.

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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
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ITEMSOFINSPECTION Receipt of application as per appendix given in CAR ‘F’ Part III. Receipt of requisite fees asper Rule 62 of Aircraft Rules, 1937. Quantum of work approval, if required. Number of spot checks carried out on the aircraft since last renewal of C of A. Number of major defects reported since last renewal of C of A. Number of major defect reports, if any, closed/ open? Whether any incident /accident recommendation is pending for compliance? Condition of C of A, C of R and validity of Aeromobile Licence and Air Operator's Permit. Scrutiny of J.L.B/FRB/techlog. Scrutiny of Aircraft, Engine, and Propeller log books particularly for entering of AD compliance status. Defect Register for proper rectification of major and repetitive defects. Fuel & Oil consumption register, as applicable. Engine parameter register, as applicable Certificate of engine performance review. Status of AD complaince. List of materials & spares used. Check for release notes and proper documentation. Inspection schedule since last C of A renewal. Certificate of First Aid/ Physician Kit. 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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Test flight report. Certificate of maintenance review as per para 7 of CAR (Sec-2), Series ‘F’ Part III from QM/ Chief of Inspection / Engineer-in-Charge. Certificate regarding compliance of all other requirements of applicable CARs. A Certificate that the Radio Communication, Navigation and Radar equipment on board have been checked. Certificate for use of approved materials and that the work has been carried out as per approved procedures by approved persons. Report of fuel sample for microbiological test. PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT

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Check for damages, dents/any extensive patchrepairs in the airframe/ engine and quality of repair. Check tyres, brakes, landing gears. Check engine inlet,fanblades,outlets,open the cowling and check for oil leaks. Checktheconditionofpropeller(ifinstalled)andalso conditionofyellowpaint onpropellertips. Check fuel tanks for any leakage. Check the condition of flaps/ aileron/ stabilizers or any dent delamination etc. Check the condition of pitot/ AOA probes and cleanliness of static ports. 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. 14. 15. 16.

Check for any evidence of detereriotion of visible seals on doors , windows etc. Check APU (if installed) compartment for any leakage of hydraulic fluid/ oil leakage. Check for any missing rivets, fasteners, peeling of paint. Check for any evidence of corrosion, hydraulic fluid leak in wheel well area.

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Painting of registration markings. Installation of owner’s name plate. Operations of various systems such as flaps, under-carriage, ailerons, rudder etc. Operations of external lights such as navigation, anti collision, landing / taxing, strobe lights etc. Condition of de-icer boots and satisfactory operation Check condition of cargo doors. Check condition of cargo compartment floor. Check pressure bulkheads for condition, corrosion etc. Check pressure equalizer panels. Condition of Radio/Navigation antennas.

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Check condition of cabin crew seat (if applicable). Check seat belts for condition and seats for satisfactory operation of inclination. Check that “FASTEN SEAT BELT WHILE SEATED” sign and “NO SMOKING” sign are displayed in proper place. Check life vests, as applicable. Check that seats are provided with fire blocking materials. Check serviceability of emergency escape path markings/ lights. the condition of hat racks. Check Check reclining mechanism of seats. Check that emergency exit doors are properly placarded. Check that all passenger seats are provided with “PASSENGER BRIEFING CARD”. Check First aid/ Physician kits. Check portable oxygen/ fire extinguisher bottles, megaphone, etc. as for satisfactory operation of cabin crew calling system/ Check applicable. PA system. Check satisfactory operation of toilet motor, smoke warning system, and display of “NO SMOKING” placard. Check for proper operation of toilet door.

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Check availability of crash axe, portable fire extinguisher, portable oxygen bottle. 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; Check windshields and windows for the followings:  Sign of discolouration;  Sign of over heating;  Presence of bubbles;  Any other abnormality; 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. Check for free and full movements of flight & engine controls. Markings of instrument dials and placards Readability Display of compass correction card. Operation of inertia reel. 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. 2.1 DGCA Role (145. B.10) 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. 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. 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 office is delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations. In his

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absence, Director of Airworthiness (Hdqrs) and above are also delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations. For organisation located outside India, Director of Airworthiness (Hdqrs) and above are delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations. The steps involved in the approval of an organisation are as follows and would involve filling up of CA Form 6 – Approval Recommendation Report. 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 reinspection, 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.

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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. 6.1 Initial approval (145.B.20) 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. 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. The RAO shall verify that the organisation is in compliance with the requirements of CAR145. 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 may be carried out.

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 verbal confirmation to the organisation will suffice.

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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. For initial approval all findings must be corrected before the approval can be issued. Issue of approval ( 145.B.25) 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 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. The reference number shall be included on the Form - 3 approval certificate. The numeric sequence should be unique to the particular approved maintenance organisation. 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 out the inspection and forward the recommendations. The periodic renewal also may be

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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. 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. 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:

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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. Each organization must be completely reviewed (audited) by RAOs for compliance with CAR-145 at periods not exceeding 12 months.

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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. 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. Changes (145.B.35) RAOs shall receive application from the organisation of any proposed change as listed in 145.A.85. RAOs shall comply with the applicable elements of the initial process paragraphs for any change to the organisation. RAO may prescribe the conditions under which organisation may operate during such changes unless it determines that the approval should be suspended. 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

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Maintenance organisation exposition (MOE) amendements (145. B.40) 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. A simple exposition status sheet should be maintained which contains information on when an amendment was received by RAO and when it was approved. 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. 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.

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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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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. 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.

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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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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:_______________________

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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 : Date(s) of Audit: Audit reference(s):

From : ________________ To : _________________

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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 145.25 145.30 145.35 145.40 145.42 145.45 145.47 145.50 145.55 145.60 145.65 Subject Facilities Personnel Certifying Staff Equipment, Tools, etc Acceptance of Components Maintenance Data Production Planning Certification of Maintenance Maintenance Records Occurrence Reporting Procedures &

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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 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Safety and Quality Policy. Management personnel. Duties and responsibilities of the management personnel. Management Organisation Chart. List of Certifying staff (Note: a separate document may be referenced). Manpower resources. General description of the facilities at each address intended to be approved. 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 2.3 2.4 Acceptance/inspection of aircraft components and material from outside contractors. Storage, tagging, and release of aircraft components and material to aircraft maintenance. Acceptance of tools and equipment.

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Use of tooling and equipment by staff (including alternate tools). Cleanliness standards of maintenance facilities. Maintenance instructions and relationship to aircraft/aircraft component manufacturers' instructions including updating and availability to staff 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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2.27 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 L2.3 L2.4 L2.5 L2.6 L2.7 Line maintenance procedures related to servicing/fuelling/de-icing Line maintenance control of defects and repetitive defects Line procedure for completion of technical log Line procedure for pooled parts and loan parts Line procedure for return of defective parts removed from aircraft Line procedure for control of critical tasks

Part 3 Quality System Procedures 3.1 Quality audit of organisation procedures. 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Quality audit of aircraft Quality audit remedial action procedure. Certifying staff qualification and training procedure. Certifying staff records. Quality audit personnel Qualifying inspectors. Qualifying mechanics

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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 4.3 Operator procedures/paperwork Operator record completion

Part 5 Appendices 5.1 Sample Documents 5.2 List of sub-contractors

5.3 List of Line maintenance locations 5.4 List of CAR-145 organizations

Date of Form 6 part 3 completion: MOE Reference: DGCA official(s): DGCA office: MOE Amendment: Signature(s): 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 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 APPLICATION FOR INITIAL GRANT/ RENEWAL /VARIATION ________________________ ________________________ ________________________

Registered name of the applicant : Trading name (if different) Address requiring approval : :

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Position and name of the (proposed*) Accountable Manager: _______________ Signature of the proposed* Accountable Manager Place 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 A1 Aeroplanes/airships above 5700 Kg A2 Aeroplanes/airships 5700 Kg and below A3 Helicopters LIMITATION Quote aeroplane/airship type Quote aeroplane/airship manufacturer or group or type Quote helicopter manufacturer or group or type BASE LINE

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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 manufacturer or the particular component and or cross C2 Auto Flight refer to a capability list in the exposition. C3 Com and Nav 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. B. C. D. Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger) Scheduled Air Transport Service (Cargo) Non- Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger) 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 CAR ICAO Circular Fee 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. 134 Section 3, Series C part I to V, O part II,IV,X,XI,XII,XIII and CAR 145 Annex 6, 5th Edition ATAC1 of 2009 As per Rule 62, 133C

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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.

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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 basis in the following or equivalent positions (maintenance):

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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) b) c) d) e) f) g) 3.5 MCM/ MOE Training Manual (for Scheduled Operations only) Maintenance Procedures Manual including the various periodic Inspection Schedules and Special Inspection Schedules. Minimum Equipment List and Configuration Deviation List Component Overhaul and Storage Limitations (COSL) Security Manual

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

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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. 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. 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. 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.

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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. 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. 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. Ensuring suitability of aircraft: 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. 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. 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/Subregional 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. 3.12 Inspection of Applicant's Facilities and Compliance Report from RO.

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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) b) c) d) 3.13 Parawise Compliance of CAR Section 3 Series C part II or III as applicable. Arrangements made by the applicant for major maintenance and other maintenance related tasks. Valid C of A of the aircraft. Names of engineers and approval holders with details of endorsements

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.

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Issue of air operator's permit 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. 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.

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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. The maintenance areas to be covered in surveillance activities shall include at least a reevaluation 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. 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. 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. 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. 2.1 Acceptance of Application 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. 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. 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. 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 application, the officer concerned shall notify this decision in writing to the applicant

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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. 3.1 DETERMINATION OF THE POA TEAM 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. 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. 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. CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE Investigation for Initial Organization Approval

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Notes of the final POA Team meeting with the applicant including recommendations and significant findings together with appropriate conclusions and corrective actions. The Production Organisation Exposition. (Approved by the Team Leader – Not below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness) Form 4s (accepted and signed by the Team Leader - Not below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness) Consistency of the Form 50 with the Form 56 and the POE, 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 Headquarters will update the approvals database with the above information. The

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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 Subregional 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. 5.1 Continued Surveillance 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. 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. Additional Provisions Reporting System

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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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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) (b) (c) (d) 7 7.1 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; 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; when there is a disagreement with the applicant or certificate holder on a significant decision affecting the result of the approval process; in any other case when deemed necessary.

Limitation, Suspension and Revocation 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. 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. An enforcement action must be taken in accordance with enforcement manual.

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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.

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List of locations covered by this approval with estimated % of production activity Location 1 Organisation’s Name: 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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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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Form CA-50
Application for Production Organisation Approval under CAR 21, Subpart G Registered name and address of the organization. Trade name (if different): Locations for which the approval is applied for: 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 1. 2. 3. 4.

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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/The fees for renewal of POA shall be fifty percent of that of the new POA as above. 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 1. State of manufacture 4. Organisation 5. Aircraft Type 7. Aircraft Registration Or Mark 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 6. Type-certificate Refs: 8. Manufacturers Identification No 2. Civil Aviation Authority of the State of manufacture

FORM 52 3. Statement Ref. No

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)

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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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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. 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. The aircraft type in full as defined in the type-certificate and its associated data sheet. The type-certificate reference numbers and issue for the subject aircraft. 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. 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. 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. Approved design changes to the Aircraft Definition. 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. Approved unintentional deviation to the approved type design sometimes referred to as concessions, divergences, or non-conformances. Only agreed exemptions, waivers or derogations may be included here. 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'. Enter 'Certificate of Airworthiness', or 'Restricted Certificate of Airworthiness', or for the Certificate of Airworthiness requested. Additional requirements such as those notified by an importing country should be noted in this Block. 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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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. The name of the person signing the certificate should be typed or printed in a legible form. The date the Statement of Conformity is signed should be given. DGCA approval reference of the POA holder should be quoted.

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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

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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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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: Date of this issue: Signed: 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. 2.1 Procedure 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The MEL shall include all the maintenance and operational procedures given by the manufacturer in Despatch and Deviation Procedures Guide (DDPG)/ Operations procedures. It shall be ensured by RAO that the MEL is not less restrictive than the MMEL.

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For items not included in the MMEL, but forming part of the MEL, due justification for the same shall be provided by the operator. 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. Any deficiency noticed during scrutiny either by Airworthiness or FOI shall be referred to the operator by the RAO for corrective action. 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.

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Status of MMEL 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. 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. General 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. 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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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. 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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Introduction 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. 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. 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. 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. Procedure 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. 3.1 General 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. 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. 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. 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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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. 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.

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CHAPTER 8 AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION
1. 1.1 Introduction: CAR 21 Section I has laid down procedures for: i. ii. 1.2 Issuance of noise certificates for the aircraft designed and produced in the country; and Issuance/ validation of a noise certificate for aircraft registered and operated in the country. 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. Standards for noise certification of an aircraft are given in ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. 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 References : CAR 21 Subpart B and I CAR Section 2 Series ‘F’ Part III ICAO Annex 16 Volume I

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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. 4.1 4.2 Procedure for issue/ revalidation of Noise certificate for used aircraft: 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. 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. 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. 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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Duration and continued validity of Noise Certificate 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. On change of ownership of the aircraft, the noise certificate shall be transferred together with the aircraft. Investigations by DGCA officers Inspection of the aircraft may be performed to justify the issuance, maintenance, amendments, suspension or revocation of the noise certificate. 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. Suspension and revocation of a noise certificate Upon evidence that some of the condition specified in para 4.1 are not met; the noise certificate may be suspended or revoked. A notice of notice of suspension or revocation of a noise certificate shall be issued stating the reasons for suspension and revocation. Record keeping 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. 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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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION 1. PARTICULARS REGARDING THE APPLICANT 1.1 Name Phone: Fax: 2. PARTICULARS REGARDING THE AIRCRAFT 2.1 Aircraft Registration: 2.3 Aircraft model: 2.5 Date of manufacture: 2.7 Maximum take-off mass: 2.9 Engine manufacturer: 2.11 Engine serial number:

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1.2 Address for communication e-mail: 2.2 Aircraft manufacturer: 2.4 Aircraft Serial number: 2.6 Flight Manual reference: 2.8 Maximum landing mass: 2.10 Engine model: 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 2.19Takenoise level: level: noise level: off noise noise level: 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
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA OFFICE OF DIRECTORGENERALOF CIVIL AVIATION TECHNICAL CENTRE, OPP SAFDARJANG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI – 110 003 1. Nationality & Registration Marks: 4. Engine: Type: Model: 6. Maximum Take-off Mass: 2Manufacturer & Manufacturer’s designation of aircraft: 5. Propeller Type: Model: 7. Maximum landing mass:

3. Aircraft Serial No.:

8. Noise certification Standards:

9Additional modification incorporated for the purpose of compliance with the applicable noise certification Standards: 10 Lateral/ full-power noise level: Remarks:
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11 Approach noise level:

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Flyover noise level:

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Take-off noise level:

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.
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CHAPTER 9 SURVEILLANCE / AUDIT OF APPROVED ORGANIZATION
1. 1.1 Introduction 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. 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. 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. Spot Checks are product inspections carried out through random checks to observe processes, and/or inspect aircraft, documents, and records. Spot Checks are designed to gather information on particular

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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 of at least two members, the senior being the team leader. The teams

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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 procedure followed by the organisation in the light of the

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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 that will not cause the public to question their reliability and

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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 agree to the time frame depending upon the gravity of the deficiency

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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 worksheet);

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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.

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.

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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.

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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. 3.1 General 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. Our officers shall be alert for flight reports immediately following repairs or modifications, which indicate inadequate ground testing and inspection and that such reports are to be thoroughly investigated to

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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. 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. Surveillance of Leased Aircraft 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). 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. For leased aircraft as per para 4.1.1 and 4.1.2, the surveillance will

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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 coopted to participate in such inspections.

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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. 1.1 INTRODUCTION 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. 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) (b) (c) 1.3 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; the holder has signed a certificate in respect of any matter which he is not licensed to deal with; or it is undesirable for any other reason that the holder should continue to exercise his privileges granted under this rule.

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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. PROCEDURE 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. 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. 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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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. 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. Brief reason for blaming the erring person and the details of rules, regulations or procedures which have been violated. Applicable rule of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 (Rule 14 or 133B, as the case may be, in light of which the memorandum is issued). 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.

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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 737XXX 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. 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. 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. The scope of the training shall include thorough knowledge and understanding of tasks as called for in Transit Check Cards. The instructors/Senior AMEs on the type imparting such training shall be knowledgeable to do such training. 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. 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. The approval shall be limited for one year. 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. 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. 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. RAO shall carry out surveillance/spot checks to ensure the compliance of the above requirements.

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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 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. 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. Nose section Pitot probes, TAT probes, attachment/latching of radomes, ground effect power door. 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. 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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. RH Wing Trailing edge Static dischargers, control surfaces, flaps and fairings for condition. 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. RH Aft fuselage Antennas for condition and location, cargo door servicing panel, outflow valve, access door for security Tail Stabilizer, elevator, fin and rudder for condition, static dischargers for condition, APU fire bottle thermal discharge red disk for presence. APU APU access door, air intake for any FOD, drain and vents for no leaks, oil cooler

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

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PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/ AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS BY FIELD OFFICES 1. 1.1 INTRODUCTION 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. 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. 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. 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. SCRUTINY OF APPLICATION 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. 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. 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 forwarded to the respective examination centers, well in advance, so that

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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 . 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. 4.1 SUPERINTENDENT OF EXAMINATION 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. 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. The Controller of Airworthiness (senior most Senior Airworthiness officer in the absence of Controller of Airworthiness) at Hyderabad / Lucknow/ Bhopal / Bangalore / Patna / Bhubaneswar / Kanpur The Senior Airworthiness Officer In-charge (senior most officers available at the station) at Guwahati / Cochin. Senior most officers available on tour at other stations, where there is no Airworthiness office.

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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.
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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.
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CHAPTER 13 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO)
1. 1.1 1.2 INTRODUCTION 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. 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. 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. All the officers working in the CEO should be fully aware of the procedures outlined herein, which shall be strictly adhered to. SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS 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. 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. 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. 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. APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATIONS For issue of computer number for pilots, the candidates are required to submit the application as per the format given in DGCA website. 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. 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. Flight Engineers’ License Examination

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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 admit card, the same shall be issued provided the candidate submits an application
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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. 6.1 Question Bank 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/ other maintenance manuals in the specific system paper;
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List of subject matter experts should be maintained by the Director (CEO). The group of officers for one session should not select questions for the immediate next session of the same paper. 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. 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. Computerized Question Bank will enable questions to be retrieved at random basis for making a balanced question paper. 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. 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. Printing of question paper 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. 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. 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. Whenever any page with poor quality of printing or excess in number is noticed, the

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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. 8.1 Preparation of sets of question papers 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. After making different sets, the total number of question paper in each set should be immediately numbered and recorded in the register. Any additional paper noticed after making the sets should be destroyed immediately. 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. Filling in of question papers inside the envelopes and sealing of envelopes prior to dispatch. 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. 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 to ensure that the seals are intact and they can be easily identified as the seal of the CEO

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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. 11.1 Dispatch of question papers 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13.1 Receipt of question papers / answer sheets from examination center 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. 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. The OMR sheets received after the examination shall remain under the custody of DAW (CEO) till the same are scanned in the OMR Scanner. The Question Papers should be arranged properly subject wise in an almirah under the custody of designated officer till the same are shredded. Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets 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. 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 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. 16.1 Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets 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. 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. 18.1 Declaration of results 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. 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. 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. The result of candidates will be a) Published on DGCA Website, b) Displayed on the notice board of DGCA, and Preservation of question and answer papers

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The OMRs of each session of examination will be preserved for three sessions; thereafter, the OMR will be suitably destroyed. 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. 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. Duplicate result cards will be issued by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Director in CEO with prior concurrence of DAW. 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.

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CHAPTER 14 GUIDELINE FOR FOLLOWING ICAO ANNEXES/ GUIDANCE MATERIAL
1. 1.1 1.2 Introduction: CAR Section 2 Series ‘A’ Part IV broadly gives the airworthiness regulation and safety oversight of engineering activities of operators. 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. 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. PROCEDURE : 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. 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. Amendment to CAR shall be in accordance with procedure given in CAR Section 2 Series ‘A’ Part II. SARPs which are not acceptable/ feasible to comply shall be notified as “Differences” to ICAO in coordination with the Directorate of Information and Regulation. It shall be ensured that the effective date of the applicability of the amendment to the Annex is adhered.

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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. 2.1 Procedure 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. 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. 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. 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/subregional 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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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. 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. 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. 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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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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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. OxyAcetylene 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. 1.1 1.2 Issue of Basic AME License The Basic AME License in the existing categories as per Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules 1937 will be issued at DGCA headquarters. 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. The regional office shall scrutinize the application and forward to the same to headquarters with their recommendation. 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. Proof of Age - 10th standard certificate from a recognized board or its equivalent or the Birth certificate issued by municipal corporation /committee shall be the documents acceptable as proof of age.

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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. Result sheets – The result cards of Paper I, II and Relevant Paper III issued by CEO and duly attested by DGCA officer. Declaration of the results. In case of any doubt the Airworthiness Offices should consult Headquarters before endorsing the licenses After issue, the office copies of the licenses will be forwarded to Regional Offices concerned for retention in their record. Endorsement/Extension of AME License
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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. No action for any inspection failure is pending against the applicant, if so, then the case may be referred to Headquarters. 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. Renewal of AME license may be affected by Director of Airworthiness / Controller of Airworthiness / Senior Airworthiness Officer.
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CHAPTER 18 ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS
1. 1.1 Introduction 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. This chapter lays down the procedure to be followed for the issue/renewal of SFE/FE licenses. Student Flight Engineer License 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. 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. 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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Flight Engineer License 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. 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. 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) b) having undergone a successful medical examination in accordance with Aircraft Rule 39B. having satisfactorily completed not less than 20 hours of flight time as a FE within 6 months immediately preceding the date of application for renewal or in lieu thereof

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General 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. 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. The Technical Examinations in aircraft and engines for inclusion of a type of aircraft in the

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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. Practical Maintenance experience as per section ‘P’ & ‘Q’ under schedule II shall be ensured by CEO at the time of accepting the application. Renewal of approval of flight engineer and check flight engineers This para relates to CAR, Section 2, and Series‘ L’ Part XI on the subject and may be read in conjunction with it. 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. 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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1. 1.1 Introduction 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. Procedure 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. 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. The skill test shall be conducted within 30 days of declaration of result of the type rated examination or the approved course. 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. 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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1. 1.1 Introduction 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. 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. This chapter shall be read in conjunction with the CARs referred above. PROCEDURE 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. The wordings of the Manuals shall be in an unambiguous language to obviate any chance for mis-interpretation. The contents of the manual shall be consistent Page 1

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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. The contents of manuals should be as per Appendix ‘G’ of CAR, Section 2 Series E PartI in respect of organizations seeking approval under CAR, Section 2 series E part I. 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. Officers scrutinizing the manuals should ensure that the contents and information is complete, clear and concise. FORM OF MANUAL 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. The manuals shall contain a satisfactory method of identifying revisions and amendments since last issue of the page concerned (List of effective pages). The manuals shall have provision for indexing the contents and for recording revisions, amendments etc. 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. Approval of Manuals The officers authorized in accordance with S.O.726 (E) shall approve these manuals or subsequent revisions/amendments. Approval of manuals is signified by stamping the List of Effective Pages along with the approving officer’s signature and date. Page 2

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an aircraft throughout a modification or series of modifications of any magnitude, the aircraft need not be re-weighed. 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. Aircraft below 2000 Kg AUW need not be re weighed on routine except when it has undergone major repair/modification. Aircraft above 2000 Kg AUW shall be weighed every 5 years. 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.

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General 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. Aircraft shall be weighed on weighing equipment of range and accuracy acceptable to the Airworthiness office concerned. 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 Two independent weighing shall be performed and the longitudinal datum line of the aircraft shall be horizontal in at least one of these weighing. 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. Any discrepancy between the total weights as determined by the two weighing shall exceed 0.2 per cent or 12 Kg, whichever is greater. If this tolerance is exceeded further

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weighing shall be performed until the total weights, as determined by two consecutive and independent weighing, agree within that tolerance. 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. If there is any doubt regarding the accuracy of a weighing, the Regional office may require the aircraft to be re-weighed. Persons authorized to weigh and prepare weight schedule 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: 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. Preparation and approval of loading data After an aircraft has been weighed, the operator shall calculate the empty weight and corresponding position of the center of gravity. 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. Two copies of calculations, loading system and weight schedule shall be submitted by the operator to the Regional Airworthiness Office for approval. The approved weight schedule shall be displayed in or at permanent place in the cabin/cockpit of aircraft. 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; (iii) Empty weight including weight of unusable quantity of fuel and oil (Kg);

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Item wise Weight and details of removable equipment (Kg) including wireless equipment; Maximum fuel capacity (Usable) in liters and Kg; Maximum oil capacity (Usable) in liters and Kg; Maximum commercial weight with fuel and oil tanks full; Maximum AUW (as per Certificate of Airworthiness/ Flight Manual); Empty weight Centre of Gravity; Centre of Gravity Range and datum; Maximum number of passengers; Signature of appropriately licensed AME/ Approved person; 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

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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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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. 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. Instructions for safe loading 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. During loading, it must be ensured that aircraft cabin floor loading limitations are not exceeded. 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. 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. 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 ". Observance of safety instructions 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. 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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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 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

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WEIGHT OF REMOVABLE EQUIPMENT (Includes following items) (items that are required to conduct
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……….. kg ……….. kg ………...kg …...……kg …...……kg …….…..kg ……….. kg …………kg …………kg …………kg ……….. kg ……….. kg

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Weight of wireless equipment that are not included in the empty weight at ‘A’

SUMMARY OF WEIGHT AND C.G
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Maximum All Up Weight / Maximum take off weight ( MTOW) ( Refer to………………..) Weight of Crew members + Baggage (85 Kg per crew) (…. Crew + … Cabin attendants) Dry Operating Empty Weight ( A+B+C+D2) Maximum Usable Fuel Quantity ( ………. Ltrs) (Sp. Gravity = ……………kg/l) Maximum Pay Load with fuel tanks full [D1-(D3+D4)] Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) Maximum Aircraft Landing Weight (MLW) Maximum Number of Passengers Datum is located at ………. meters forward of …………….. Empty Weight CG ………….. meters aft of datum.(C G = ………. % MAC) Dry Operating weight CG …………… meters aft of datum. ( CG = …………. % MAC) Dry Operating weight Index = C G range : FWD CG Limit for flight: ……..% MAC ; As per FM section ……………… AFT CG Limit for flight : % MAC ; As per FM section ……………. Aircraft was weighed on ………………… at ……………..… _____________ ( ) Name & Designation Approval No:

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CHAPTER 23 ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL
1. 1.1 Introduction: 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. General 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. 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. 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. Experience requirements 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). 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. Depending upon the merit of a case and at the discretion of DGCA, applicant may be

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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. 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-upweight 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. 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. 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.

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Shall produce satisfactory evidence to the effect that he has acquired practical experience on helicopters, in general, covering:i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) Accomplishment of at least 12 DI schedules. Accomplishment of at least six next higher inspection schedules below 100 hrs. Accomplishment of three 100 hrs, inspection schedules. Accomplishment of at least one schedule higher than 100 hrs. Minor adjustments and settings on engine and rotor control. Engine starting and ground testing.

The above experience shall include the following on particular helicopter model: i) ii) iii) 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/Subregional Airworthiness Offices. Any extension beyond this period shall be referred to this Headquarters, giving full justification. 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. At least 4 DI schedules Two next higher schedules below 100 hrs. Two 100 hrs. Schedules.

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Limitations 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. In case where request for issue/renewal of Authorization is made by an Aircraft

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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. 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. 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.

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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. 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. 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. 1.1 Introduction 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. 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. Procedure Application for approval for special operations shall be submitted to the Regional/ SubRegional 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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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. Any deficiency noticed during scrutiny either by Airworthiness or FOI shall be referred to the operator by the Regional office for corrective action. 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. 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. Responsibilities The following Directorates will be involved in the certification/ approval of special operations: Process Scrutiny of application from Airworthiness aspects including continued airworthiness. Scrutiny of application from Operational aspects. Directorate Regional & Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices. Assigned Flight Inspection Directorate at Regional Offices. Regional Airworthiness Office Air Transport Directorate.

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Conveying approval to the operator. Endorsement in Operations specification of the 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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