Directorate General of Civil Aviation

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL

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  TABLE OF CONTENTS    PREFACE                                                                                           VISION STATEMENT   RECORD OF AMENDMENTS   PART I – ADMINISTRATION 
CHAPTER 1.   DGCA Regulatory Responsibilities and Methodology   1.  General  2.  Structure of DGCA  3.  Responsibilities  and Function of DGCA  4.  Responsibilities and Function of Airworthiness Directorate  5.  Statutory Requirements  6.  Staffing Requirements  7.  Qualifications  requirements off Airworthiness Officers  CHAPTER 2.   Personal Ethics, Conduct and credentials   1.  General  2.  Unique Responsibilities of Airworthiness Officers  3.  On‐the job ethics and conduct  4.  Rules of Conduct  5.  Outside Employment, Financial Interests and Gifts  6.  Dress  7.  Types and Use of Credentials  8.  Admission to Flight Deck  CHAPTER 3.   Training   1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.     

General  Training Admission  Training Course  Initial Training Course  Recurrent Training   Specialized Training  Type Training  Performance Course  Preservation of Officers Training Records       

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CHAPTER 4.     Monitoring of Regional/Sub‐Regional Offices     1.  Jurisdiction of Airworthiness Offices  2.  Monthly News Letter  3.  Annual Inspection by Headquarters  4.  Annual Controllers Conference  5.  Visit of DGCA and other Senior Officers  6.  Safety and Security of office premises  7.  Yearly information of Aircraft state    PART II – TECHNICAL PROCEDURES    CHAPTER 1.     Registration and De‐registration of aircraft   1.  Introduction  2.  Registration of aircraft  3.  Aircraft imported by air  4.  Recommendation to the WPC for Issue of Aeromobile License.  5.  Intimation of registration to state of design  6.  Change of ownership  7.  De‐registration of aircraft  8.  Issue of duplicate certificate of registration  9.  Check List    CHAPTER 2.    Certificate of Airworthiness   1.  Introduction  2.  References  3.  Procedure  4.  Detailed  Inspection Guidelines  5.  Re‐built aircraft  6.  Validity of C of A   7.  Conditions for continued validity of C of A  8.  Officers authorized to issue/renew C of A  9.  Suspension of certificate of airworthiness  10.  Ferry flight   11.  Replacement / Issue of duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness   12.  Check Lists    CHAPTER 3.     Approved Maintenance Organizations     1.  Scope  2.  DGCA Role  3.  Organizations located in countries outside India  4.  Initial approval   5.  Issue of approval  6.  Continuation of an approval 
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7.  Changes  8.  Maintenance organization exposition (MOE)   9.  Admonition, Warning, Revocation, suspension and limitation of approval   10.  Findings  11.  Record Keeping  12.  Exemptions      CHAPTER 3A.     Approval of Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization     1.  Introduction   2.  Qualification, Experience & Knowledge  3.  Submission of application  4.  Processing of application  5.  Inspection of operators  6.  Approvals  7.  Maintenance of records   8.  Procedure for indirect approvals  9.  Surveillance    CHAPTER 4.    Air Operator Certification Procedures (Airworthiness Aspects)   1.  Introduction  2.  References  3.  Procedures  4.  Issue of Air Operator’s Permit  5.  Acquisition of additional aircraft  6.  Continuing surveillance of the operator  7.  Check Lists    CHAPTER 5.   Production Organization Approval   1.  Introduction  2.  Acceptance of Application  3.  Determination of the POA team  4.  Certification Procedure  5.  Continued Surveillance  6.  Additional Provisions  7.  Limitation, Suspension and Revocation  8.  Communication and Publication  9.  Confidentiality of Documents    CHAPTER 6.   Approval of Minimum Equipment List (MEL)   1.  Introduction  2.  Procedure  3.  MEL Revisions  4.  Status of MMEL  5.  General 
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6.  Maintenance of MEL    CHAPTER 7.    Airworthiness Directives   1.  Introduction  2.  Procedure   3.  General    CHAPTER 8.    Aircraft Noise Certification   1.  Introduction  2.  Reference  3.  Procedure for issue of noise certificate for aircraft designed and manufactured in India  4.  Procedure for issue/revalidation of noise certificate for used aircraft  5.  Duration and continued validity of Noise Certificate  6.  Investigation by DGCA Officers  7.  Suspension and revocation of Noise Certificate  8.  Record Keeping    CHAPTER 9.    Surveillance/Audit of Approved organizations   1.  Introduction  2.  Procedure  3.  General  4.  Surveillance of Leased Aircraft    Chapter 10.   Enforcement Actions   1.  Introduction  2.  Procedure  3.  Contents of Memorandum    Chapter 11.   APPROVAL  FOR TRANSIT CHECKS     1.  Introduction  2.  Definitions  3.  Procedure    Chapter 12.    Conduct of Examinations by field offices   1.  Introduction  2.  Scrutiny of Application  3.  Examination Centers  4.  Superintendent of Examination  5.  Supervisor Invigilators  6.  Dispatch of Question Papers  7.  Opening And Acknowledging the Parcels  8.  Custody of question papers 
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9.  Identification of the candidates  10.  Supply of answer sheets to the  candidates  11.  Distribution of question papers  12.  Reading of admonition note  13.  Starting of answering question papers.  14.  Stopping of answering question papers  15.  Extension of time allotted for the question paper  16.  Collection of question and answer papers  17.  Sealing and handing over of answer sheets:  18.  Dispatch of answer sheets and question papers  19.  Seating arrangement  20.  Reports on  malpractices in examination hall  21.  To cope with emergencies'  22.  Responsibility of superintendent  23.  Instructions for supervisor  24.  Instructions for invigilator    CHAPTER 13.   Conduct of Examinations by Central Examination Organization (CEO)   1.  Introduction  2.  Schedule of examinations  3.  Application for examinations  4.  Change of Examination Center  5.  List of Admitted Candidates  6.  Question Bank   7.  Setting of Question paper  8.  Printing of question paper  9.  Preparation of sets of question papers  10.  Preparation of envelopes for dispatch of various Papers to different examination  centers   11.  Filling in of question papers inside the envelopes and sealing of envelopes prior to  dispatch.  12.  Dispatch of question papers  13.  Conduct of Examination  14.  Receipt of question papers / answer sheets from examination centres  15.  Preparing master  16.  Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets   17.  Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets   18.  Percentage of marks to qualify in AME license examination  19.  Declaration of results  20.  Preservation of question and answer papers  21.  Notification for next session of examination  22.  Responsibility    CHAPTER 14.    Guideline for following ICAO Annexes/Guidance material     1.  Introduction  2.  Procedure 
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  Procedure  3.  Procedure  3.  Approval of Organization  4.  Form of manual  4.  Validity  Table of Contents  .  Procedure  3.  Renewal of approval of flight engineer and check flight engineers    CHAPTER 19.  Introduction  2.  Introduction  2.  Introduction  2.  Introduction    2.    Conduct of  Skill Test for AME License & Full Scope Authorization)   1.  General    CHAPTER 18.    Compliance of Civil Aviation Requirements     1.  Declaration of Result      CHAPTER 20.   Issue/ renewal of SFE/FE licenses and check FE approvals   1.  Procedure    CHAPTER 16.  General  5.  Certificate of Approval  5.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART 0  Revision 1  July 2010  Page 6 of 7    CHAPTER 15.  Approval of Manuals    CHAPTER 21.  Procedure    3.  Issue of License  2.  Maintenance of Records    CHAPTER 17.     Scrutiny of manuals related to maintenance   1.  Introduction  2.    Certificate of Competency   1.  Student Flight Engineer License   3.  Flight Engineer License  4.   Issue/Endorsement/Renewal of AME Licenses   1.    Approval of Organizations   1.  Introduction  2.  Renewal of License  4.  Endorsement/ Extension of License  3.

  General  3.  Form of weight schedule   8.  Persons authorized to weigh and prepare weight schedule  6.  Definitions  3.  Weighing Procedure  4.  Standard weight of flight crew/ passengers  12.    Approval of special operations   1.  Display in the aircraft and preservation of record  10.  Procedure  3.  Experience requirements   4.  Approval by airworthiness offices  9.  Validity  5.  Exceptions for Scrutiny by FID for RNAV/RNP1/RNP5/RNP10/RVSM approval    Table of Contents  .  Preparation and approval of loading data  7.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART 0  Revision 1  July 2010  Page 7 of 7  6.  Computation of centre of gravity  11.  Introduction  2.  Calibration of weighing scales  13.  Introduction  2.  Introduction  2.  Instructions for safe loading  14.  Observance of safety instructions      CHAPTER 23.  General  5.     Issue of authorization to AMEs/Approved Personnel   1.  Responsibilities  4.    Extension to the scope of approval  CHAPTER 22.  Limitations     CHAPTER 24.    Weight control of aircraft   1.

O. 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.PREFACE The Airworthiness Procedures Manual has been prepared for use and guidance of officers of Airworthiness Directorate in the performance of their duties. officers should follow the S. The manual will supersede Airworthiness Instructions with effect from 01 July 2009. legislation and developments within the industry may necessitate changes to requirements and the relevant procedures followed by DGCA. Changes in aviation technology. Officers are expected to use good judgment while dealing with the matters where specific guidance has not been given. Nos. All matters pertaining to Airworthiness Officer’s duties. While exercising their delegated powers. (RP SAHI) Joint Director General of Civil Aviation 16 March 2009 . The contents of existing Airworthiness Instructions have been incorporated in this manual. 726 (E) and 727(E). responsibilities and procedures have been covered to the extent possible.

.Vision Statement Endeavour to promote safe and efficient Air Transportation through regulation and proactive safety oversight system.

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PART .I ADMINISTRATION .

Patiala and Patna. Directorate General of Civil Aviation is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organization.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 1 of 69 CHAPTER 1 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY 1 1. Cochin. The functions and the main DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Bhubaneswar.2 (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‘.1 GENERAL The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues. The headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in the various parts of India. Chennai. Kolkata and Hyderabad. Chennai. Lucknow.3 2 India is participated in ICAO by the Representative of India. Guwahati. Bhopal. Delhi. STRUCTURE OF DGCA DGCA has the following 10 Directorates. (i) (ii) Administration Directorate Aerodrome Standards Directorate 1. In addition one Regional Research & Development Office is located at Bangalore and the Gliding Centre at Pune. Kanpur. 1. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations. Apart from the Regional Airworthiness Offices. Mumbai. There are 14 (fourteen) Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness Offices located at Bangalore. Mumbai. air safety and airworthiness standards. Kolkata. Hyderabad. there are 5 (five) Regional Air Safety offices located at Delhi.

advisory materials and helps the States in this regard. It is.e. are in brief placed in Appendix ‘II’. A review of history of aircraft travel will show that there have been number of accidents resulting in loss of human life and property. all the more necessary that an ideal Airworthiness Directorate be set up in each State to control all activities of Civil Aircraft Operations. other than airworthiness. As some operators/ manufacturers try to avoid taking responsibilities. The factors contributing to safety of air travel are of two type viz.2 3. 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. Most of the States have their own airworthiness control organizations. standards. It is the prime objective of the manufacturer to see that when an aircraft is delivered to a customer. aircraft operations. Almost all the States have established Civil Aviation Department to look after the various aspects of safety of air travel. To ensure the safety of air transport as mentioned earlier.5 3. DGCA set up in India was established in pursuance to Indian Aircraft Act 1934 and aircraft rules made there under.2.6 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 2 of 69 responsibilities of the Directorates. operators must be given definite responsibility and delegated certain functions which they are in a better position to carry out. In general. ICAO plays a vital role in this regard through annexes.3 3.8 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 3 3. the aircraft. some unscrupulous operators may compromise safety and this will ultimately result in accidents for which the airworthiness authorities may be blamed. Some states directly control the activities of manufacturing. Airworthiness Authorities lay down rules and regulations and carry checks to ensure compliance. as the air travel became a more common mode of public transport the responsibilities of ensuring safety of public became the responsibility of States. most of the States through legal procedures have acquired powers to regulate aircraft operations. The ideal set up depends on the size of aircraft industry and air transport services in the country. it is airworthy. faith must be placed in the operators and they be given definite responsibilities. the human factor and the machine factor i. which an airworthiness officer cannot fulfill in toto.1 RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DGCA Operation of aircraft involves a number of factors which contribute to the safety of aircraft. The responsibilities and functions of the DGCA are enumerated below: 3.4 3. meaning that it meets the requirements and conforms to type certificate and is in a safe condition for operation. However. 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. Airworthiness Directorate is one of the major wings of DGCA.7 3. The set up as existing today is as given in para 1. Hence. and licensing operations requiring a large organization. therefore. Annex 8 deals with Airworthiness of aircraft and also lays guidelines for its administration to each state. In the absence of a sound rule and regulation and enforcement agencies.

if required.8.8. 3. 3. including clearance of scheduled and non-scheduled flights of such operators.11 Supervision of the institutes/clubs/schools engaged in flying training including simulator training. and conducting examinations and checks for that purpose.8. and to act as an overall regulatory and developmental body for civil aviation in the country. repair and manufacturing organizations and their continued oversight.8 Conducting investigation into accidents/incidents and taking accident prevention measures including formulation of implementation of Safety Aviation Management Programmes.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. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .4 Licensing of air traffic controllers.8. 3. and also of other operational personnel such as flight dispatchers and cabin crew.8.8.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 3 of 69 3.8.10 Coordination of ICAO matters with all agencies and sending replies to State Letters.8. 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.5 Certification of aerodromes and CNS/ATM facilities. 3. aircraft maintenance engineers and flight engineers. 3. 3. 3.16 Keeping a check on aircraft noise and engine emissions in accordance with ICAO Annex 16 and collaborating with the environmental authorities in this matter.9 Carrying out amendments to the Aircraft Act. 3. with a view to ensuring a high quality of training. 3. 3. 3.8.8.8. 3.1 Registration of civil aircraft.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.8. on ICAO matters and generally on all technical matters relating to civil aviation.6 Maintaining a check on the proficiency of flight crew.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.8. 3.14 Rendering advice to the Government on matters relating to air transport including bilateral air services agreements.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. the Aircraft Rules and the Civil Aviation Requirements for complying with the amendments to ICAO Annexes.12 Granting approval to aircraft maintenance.8. and taking all necessary actions arising out of the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) of ICAO. AME training or any other training related with aviation. 3.

17 3.7 Coordination with other directorates in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on the licensing of operators and on other technical matters relating to airworthiness.18 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 4 of 69 Promoting indigenous design and manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components by acting as a catalytic agent. DGCA.5 Approval and surveillance of foreign organizations.1. 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. issued by foreign airworthiness authorities to determine their applicability to the Indian registered aircraft. The functions of the Airworthiness Directorate are broadly detailed below. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 4.3.3.1 Most of the states which are signatories to ICAO Convention have an obligation on their part to establish regulatory control of airworthiness through their own agencies which are variously termed as CAA.4 Review of Airworthiness Directives.8.3. DGAC.1. 4. 4. RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTORATE 4 4.3 4. FAA. Approving training programmes of operators for carriage of dangerous goods.1 At Headquarters 4. processing and recording of applications for registration of aircraft.1.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3. 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.1 Keeping the national register of Civil Aircraft and making the information available from the register as and when required. The regional and subregional offices also give feed-back to the headquarters regarding any weaknesses in the systems. Normally.3.2 4. 4.1. issuing authorizations for carriage of dangerous goods. 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.1.3. 4. etc. flight operations and aeronautical engineering as may be required. DCA etc. 4. 4. issuing certificates of registration including amendments and deregistration of the aircraft.3. renewals of such certificates and validations of foreign certificates of Airworthiness.3.8.3. these should be used as guidelines while performing the job.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. Therefore. reviewing and processing application for certificate of Airworthiness.1.3 Recording.1. and also suggest corrective actions in view of the practical difficulties experienced in enforcing the standards.2 Reviewing.

12 Framing and subsequent amendments to national air law.3.2. processing and recording applications from aircraft maintenance personnel for issue.18 Maintaining fees records for aircraft registration. where necessary. certificate of Airworthiness.3.11 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.3.1. 4. 4.1.3. 4. 4. aircraft maintenance personnel licenses.2.5 Surveillance of aircraft for ensuring continuing airworthiness. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . issuance of directives concerning the design standards to be met by aircraft and aircraft components and equipment.3 Approval of maintenance programme for aircraft.3. aircraft components and equipment and approval of the design of modifications and repairs to aircraft.2.2 Regional Airworthiness Office 4.3. requirements to be complied with in the manufacture and maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components and equipment.2. requirements from time to time pertaining to all airworthiness matters. regulations.17 Conferring at national and international levels on matters relating to airworthiness.3.3.8 Deputing officials of airworthiness directorate to assist in the investigation of aircraft accidents/incidents as and when required. validation and extension of licenses and ratings for the same. 4. 4.3. and / or for any other airworthiness services requiring fees.1. 4. 4.1.1. 4.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 5 of 69 4.3.16 Conduct of examinations for aircraft maintenance license.1.1.3.3.2. maintaining past and current license records and the issue of results for such examinations. and procedures to be followed by the aviation industry to comply with the national air law and regulations. maintenance.3.3.1.3.1. 4.2 Approval and surveillance of manufacturing. testing. training organizations including aviation fuel vendors. aircraft components and equipments.1 Reviewing.9 Recommendation and.14 Investigation of possible violations of the national air law regarding airworthiness and initiation of legal or other corrective action where necessary. 4.15 Reviewing.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.3.1. 4.3.13 Formulation of changes in airworthiness policies and requirements having economic impact on the aviation industry.1. 4.4 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. processing and recording applications for renewals of certificate of Airworthiness: 4. renewal.

12 Attend VVIP movements. 4.1 5. if needed.2 5.2.2. 1934. 1994 as given in A. 06 of 1994.1992 & 9th July. one copy each of the Order dated 9th September. processing and recording applications from aircraft maintenance personnel for.C. To enter any approved organization during working hours where manufacturing. Security Committee Meeting. This power has been vested in the officers of Airworthiness Directorate vide S. issue/renewal of approvals and other services performed for which charges may be prescribed.2.1. 4.2.3. Section 8 of the Aircraft Act. validation and extension of licenses and ratings for the same.13 Approval of Load & Trim documents and personnel.7 Conduct written examinations for aircraft maintenance engineers. To inspect at any time. Section 8 of Aircraft Act.3.3. Airport Coordination Committee Meetings.2.1. maintenance and storage of aircraft parts/ components and training activitities are undertaken.2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 6 of 69 4. 4.I.2.3.2. 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. inspect and search any aircraft for the purpose of securing compliance with any of these Rules or the provisions of the Aircraft Act. 06 of 1994 issued by the 5 5.8 Conduct of oral-cum practical examinations for type rating of aircraft maintenance engineers.1 5. 1993 and A. 1934. aircraft maintenance personnel licenses.10 Inspection of maintenance organization for the purpose of issue of AOP.3. 1934 authorizes detention of aircraft.O. Copy of SOs is placed in Appendix ‘III’ The contents of Rule 156. flight crew licenses.1. 1937 empowers Director General of Civil Aviation to issue General or Special Order in writing. 754 dated the 28th February.3. To enter. STATUTORY AUTHORITY Rule 156 of Aircraft Rules. 4.3. 4. Bomb Threat Assessment Committee Meetings. they should be familiar with their duties and responsibilities and discharge them with utmost diligence.4 5. 4. authorizing an officer of Airworthiness Directorate: To enter any place to which access is necessary for the purpose of exercising airworthiness control. 4.2 5. 4.3.6 Investigation/ analysis of defects in the aircraft and suggest corrective actions to arrest negative trends.11 Maintaining fees records for renewal of certificate of Airworthiness.I.C.4 All Airworthiness Officers are advised that in the interest of proper airworthiness control.1. renewal.3 5.9 Reviewing. 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.3 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .

3. Civil Aviation requirements and powers delegated vide SO 754 for exercising the duties and functions. be impartial in carrying out their tasks.1 The activities of the Airworthiness officers will be governed by the following: 5. This would require a reasonable level of tact. understanding. Airworthiness officer based upon Qualifications/ Experience. 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. 5.3. experience and qualifications to carry out their duties in a professionally sound manner. experience and personal characteristics of each person employed to perform Officer’s duties will be verified and carefully evaluated before selections are made. Considering the specialized and sensitive nature of the Officer’s job profile. have a good understanding of human nature and possess the ability to get along well with people. be tactful.3. Airworthiness Officers must not only have the knowledge. 5.2 7. The induction of Airworthiness Officers presently in the airworthiness Directorate is at two levels. the qualifications. IV-B IV-C IV-D & IV-E respectively.3 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 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. 6.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 7 of 69 Director General of Civil Aviation empowering Airworthiness Officers to discharge their duties are reproduced in Annexure IV-A. it is likewise critical that Officers possess a high degree of integrity. Airworthiness officer and Sr.1 The Aircraft Manual. 6 6. firmness.3. experience.1. viz. The satisfactory or unsatisfactory execution of the various Airworthiness functions depends to a large extent on the qualifications.2 7 7.3 Airworthiness Advisory Circulars. 5.1. In addition to the vital importance of technical competency in performing airworthiness inspections and the surveillance of certificated operators and approved maintenance organizations. A copy of the existing Recruitment Rules for these cadres is placed in Appendix “V “. integrity and an exemplary personal conduct both in the office and at the Operator’s premises.4 Other relevant directives and instructions that may be issued from time to time by the Director General.1 7. applicable AICs. competence and dedication of individual Officers.1.2 Airworthiness Procedures Manual 5. but also possess the personality to win the respect and confidence of the operators. experienced.1.3. impartiality.1 STAFFING REQUIREMENTS Staffing of the Directorate of Airworthiness with a sufficient number of suitable Airworthiness Officers.

K. S.Sahi JointDirectorGeneral R.Chopra JointDirectorGeneral R.Maheshwari RepresentativeofIndia on the Council of ICAO Deputy DirectorGeneral (AerdromeStandards) J. K.Y.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 8 of 69 APPENDIX .K.Rawat Deputy DirectorGeneral (T&L) A. Sharan ChiefFlightOperations Inspector CaptH.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.IA Organization Structure (Headquarters) DirectorGeneralofCivil Aviation DrNasim Zaidi JointDirectorGeneral A.Chinnadurai CentralExamination Organisation RegulationandInformation Directorate AerodromesStandards Directorate Administration Directorate R&D Directorate (AED) DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .P.

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 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 9 of 69 APPENDIX .

Preparation of Financial effect Statement in respect of proposals relating to deputation of delegation abroad. Creation/Conversion of temporary posts into permanent Transfer of hosts Grown ' A'. Circulation of various instructions received from other Ministries/Departments on deputation/delegations abroad among all the Directorates. 1. 10. 4. Scrutiny of A ir. Issue of Exchange Vouchers for Air India/Tickets. Various training programmes in India conducted by various training institutions other than ISTM sponsoring of officers for the training. 11. Pune. 'B’ & `C' relating. ADMINISTRATION DIRECTORATE ESTABLISHENT.A. Forwarding of applications of CAD office for training/course/ Scholarship offered by Foreign Countries. 14. Air Safety Discipline and all Gazetted and non Gazetted establishment of R & D Directorate and Gliding Centre. 8. 12. 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. 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.Ind ia B i l l s and T. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . in respect of the Headquarters officers of the Civil Aviation Department except CSS. 2. 3.I (E-I) SECTION All Establishment work relating to the post of Airworthiness discipline. 5.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 10 of 69 APPENDIX . 13.II FUNCTIONS OF DIRECTORATES OTHER THAN AIRWORTHINESS I. Implementation of SIU/Work S t u d y recommendation in respect of Technical Officers at Headquarters. 9. 6. 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. Bill s in respect of the foreign tours of the Headquarters Officers other than CSS. CSSS & CSCS who are selected for deputation/delegation and training abroad. Establishment matters of ministerial and other Group ` C' & `D’ s t a f f in the subordinate office of the C A D. CSSS & CSCS and acceptance of the same.to Airworthiness and Air Safety Disciplines. 7.

9. 2. Court cases relating to above categories of staff. Pension cases of officers and staff retiring from DGCA (Headquarters).g.. bonus. 5. 9. Matters relating to office Council. Grant of all advances to the officers and staff of the DGCA (Headquarters) and subordinate offices in the C. Procurement/issue and maintenance of records etc. Hindi Translators Grade I & II. Scheme and cases relating to re-imbursement of medical expenses to officer and staff of DGCA (Headquarters). transfers. Receipt and issue work of the DGCA (headquarters).S. Cashier. 11. 4. Allotment of Govt. 6. 4. Issue of uniforms to DGCA Staff as well as subordinate offices. overtime etc. Caretaker. 10. abolition. All Establishment work relating. Drawal and disbursement of Pay and Allowances of officers/ Officials of DGCA. Accountant. in respect of officers referred to above.H. continuation. Establishment work relating to Group 'A' Officers in the Directorate of Training & Licensing. seniority. CSSS and Group' D' staff and ex-cadre posts viz. Submission of Periodical Reports and returns.D. Senior Computeroperators and Accounts Officers at Headquarters of the DGCA e. promotion. 8. 3. 11. Junior Investigators. 12. 2. withdrawals. Senior Investigators. Maintenance of service books of the above categories of officers and staff. CSCS. Installation/changes of telephones. General Services. posting. accommodation. conversion of temporary posts etc. 7. Medical Examination. 8. confirmation.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 11 of 69 ESTABLISHMENT II (E-II) SECTION I. Recruitment. 10. grant of leave etc. Cases under CCS (Conduct) Rules e. 12. Cash & General Section 1. Parliament Questions on the above subjects. 5. Issue of Identity Card to officers and staff. (Headquarters). G. Creation.A. fixation of pay. Air Transport & CAS. Preparation of confidential Report of the above categories of staff. 13. 7. Maintenance of staff cars/vehicles. Review of Group 'C' & 'D' staff of the above categories. of all the above mentioned categories of officers and staff. Drawal and disbursement o f advances.g. to CSS. C. matters relating to purchase/sale of moveable and immovable property etc.. 3. of stores stationery including local purchases. 6. Administration Vigilance & Coordination Section VIGILANCE WORK DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Information and Regulations. Training. verification and re-verification of character and antecedents of the staff of the above categories.

8. 15. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 12 of 69 Vigilance and disciplinary cases. 4. established there under CAD for subordinate offices.Compilation of Subject-Booklet of CAD. 3. O & M WORK 1. Matter relating to JCM and Councils.arrangements of annual programme regarding. Maintenance of Complaint Cell Register. 4. O&M inspection of Sections . Issue of Republic Day/Independence Day celebration passes. 5. Meeting of O&M Officers in the Department/Ministry of Transport. Circulation of orders issued by various Ministries/ Departments. Monthly/Quarterly/Half Yearly returns. 17. 20. Brief for opening speech for the Minister of Civil Aviation as well as for President for both the Houses of Parliament. Settlement of allocation of disputed receipts. 11. 13. Appeals/Reviews etc. FINANCE SECTION 1. 7. Work relating to-management of Record Room at Hqrs. 16. Welfare Work 9. Appeals/Reviews arising of disciplinary/vigilance cases. Subject allocated to various sections . 2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 1. 10. Co-ordination of the O&M Work of the Civil Aviation Department. Miscellaneous Orders pertaining to Administrative Vigilance. Periodical returns regarding complaints.W. 3. General Coordination Work 12. 18.S. 19. Issue of Airport Entry Pass to officers of DGCA. Collection of Donations for Red Cross/Armed Forces/Dumb & Deaf Flag Days. Collection and submission of general information on different subjects to the Ministry as and when called for. Grant of subsidy and other Grants-in-aid to CAD Canteen at DGCA Hqrs. 5. 6. Work of I. Control and Appeal) Rules. 3. Central Civil Services(Classification. Vigilance cases. 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 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 14. Security arrangements at Hqrs. Rendition to Ministry of various monthly/quarterly and half yearly returns. Matters concerning Pay-Commission. Parliament Questions/Assurances of CAD. 2. 7.U/SIU reports. 6. To look after the miscellaneous grievances of the staff and officers of CAD. 8. Collection and Coordination of material for Consultative Committees meetings. 2.

Keeping liaison with the Central Translation Bureau. 15. 15. 13. 6. Allotment of funds 10. Delegation of Financial Powers. Inspection of Subordinate Offices of the Civil Aviation Department to ensure DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 8. Budget Estimates and Revised Estimates under Loans and Advances to Central Government Servants. 1976. To ensure the implementation of various provisions of the Official Language Act and Official Language-Rules. 9. 12. Compilation and submission of quarterly and half yearly reports regarding the progressive use of Hindi to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Home Affairs. Departmental Inspection on the accounts of the Subordinate Offices. 16.. Appropriation Accounts under Revenue and Capital Grants. 14. All types of translation work including various reports from English to Hindi and vetting thereof. Implementation of the Language Policy of the Government. 12. 9. 6. 3. Preparation of Financial Effect Statements. Audit Inspection Reports/Objections Reports. 8. 4. Guidance of Hindi. 14. Matters relating to the Public Accounts Committee and Expenditure Finance Committee. Guidance to staff regarding the use of Hindi for official work. 11. Cash and Lump-sum Awards on passing various Hindi Examinations. Issue of Re-appropriation orders in respect of Revenue and Capital Grants. 17. Rajya Sabha Question regarding the use of Hindi.Staff employed in Subordinate Office of the Civil Aviation Department. Grant of Advance Increments. Official Language Implementation Committee Meetings. Hindi telegraphic addresses . 11. Central Hindi Directorate and Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology. Preparation of help literature in Hindi and distribution of the same. 2. Submission of monthly accounts to audit and submission of quarterly returns regarding maintenance of Liability Register. Grant of Permanent Advances (Contingencies). Preparation of Departmental Terminology. 13. Organisation of Hindi Workshops. Lok Sabha Questions regarding the use of Hindi. 5. Performance Budget.registration thereof. Publicity and other miscellaneous heads. Hindi Section 1. 10. 7. Foreign Exchange Budget. 16. Declaration of Head of Office/Controlling Officer/Drawing and Disbursing Officer.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 13 of 69 4. 5. Collection of data regarding Hindi qualifications of employees for the purpose of nominating them to various Hindi Classes. 7.

Matters relating to the Kendriya Sachivalaya Hindi Parishad. Celebration of Hindi Week in Headquarters. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 23. Grant of Honorarium to Officers for imparting instructions at the Workshop set for the facility of the staff working in Hindi. 25. 22. 26. Preparation of Hindi versions of Departmental English Abbreviations. 19. 21. 24. All India Official Language Conference. implementation of Official Language Rules. 20. Maintenance of a Hindi Library in Headquarters consisting of approximately 1000/books and circulation of Hindi periodicals and news papers. 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. 1976 .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 14 of 69 18. Grant of Honorarium to the staff of sub-offices for doing Hindi Translation.

The directorate has a establishment at the DGCA HQrs New Delhi supported by the four regional offices at Delhi..AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL II. reviewing and processing applications for the surrender of an aerodrome license. e) f) g) h) i) j) 2. reviewing and processing. inspection of the aerodrome site during construction as required. inspection and testing of aerodrome particulars. recording. These tasks and responsibilities include: a) to ensure appointment of coordinating officer for NOTAM/ AIS by the license holder. receiving. 2 and 5 are required to be performed at DGCA HQrs. receiving. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . receiving. receiving. c) reviewing any amendments to aerodrome manuals and notifying AIS of the changes to be made in the AIS publications. 1. on-site verification. 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. reviewing and processing of intention and plans for the aerodrome construction from intending applicant. The functions detailed in para 1. recording. if and where permitted. application for an aerodrome license. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 15 of 69 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. grant or refusal of an aerodrome license. reviewing and processing applications for the name change of an aerodrome license holder. facilities and equipment. Aerodrome licensing These tasks and responsibilities include: a) b) c) d) receiving. Mumbai. if applicable. reviewing and processing application for renewal of aerodrome license. Notifications to AIS and other organizations. whereas other functions would be carried out at regional offices under the supervision of HQrs. 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. Kolakata and Chennai. reviewing and processing of application for site selection from an intending applicant for an aerodrome license. including the inspection covering the review of the aerodrome manual. receiving.nautical studies. recording. processing the case for cancellation/ suspension of an aerodrome license. grant of exemptions. and reviewing the factors requiring the amendment of an aerodrome license and issuing the required amendments. including aero. recording.

safety measures. particularly complex projects or where there is significant work that may impact compliance with the regulations.3 The tasks and responsibilities associated with periodic inspections are described in para 6. 3. facilities and equipment. the provision of guidance at the design and construction stages of aerodrome projects. Aerodrome standards These general tasks and responsibilities may include the following: DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . and b) review of the aerodrome operator’s daily audits and special safety audit reports and actions thereon. and participation in.— 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. and data published in the AIP and inspection of the aerodrome facilities. 4. 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. aerodrome safety seminars and other training programmes to promote a safety culture.2 Periodic inspections of the licensed aerodrome will be carried out as per the following programme to ensure that aerodrome license holders meet their obligations under the terms of the license and the requirements of the accepted/approved aerodrome manual.. Other safety functions These tasks and responsibilities may include: a) b) a first-hand evaluation of full-scale airport emergency exercises to identify problems and deficiencies.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3. as well as the aerodrome operating procedures.1 Safety audits PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 16 of 69 These tasks and responsibilities include: a) periodic or special on-site audits of the aerodrome safety management system including verification of the aerodrome. c) d) 5. final inspection of completed projects involving complex or significant work to identify problems or deficiencies that need to be corrected in order to comply with the requirements of the regulations. equipment and operating procedures. and the organization of. in addition. 3. to independently check and verify the particulars of the aerodrome notified in the AIP. Note. 3.

c) the name and address of the aerodrome operator. rescue and fire-fighting d. i. On-site verification and audits of aerodrome operating procedures including: a. the aerodrome emergency plan and periodic aerodrome emergency exercises. e) the runway declared distances available. low-visibility operations. on aerodrome standards and practices. hazardous materials. inspection and maintenance of aeronautical ground lighting. reviewing ICAO State letters on the subject related to the aerodromes. o. the overall aerodrome safety management system. as required. CAR. wildlife hazard management. j. l. operation and maintenance. g. d) reviewing plans and designs for new aerodromes or the further development of. to ensure that the requirements of the ICAO SARPs and the State’s national regulations are complied with. the prevention of unauthorized entry to the aerodrome. k. and engineering specifications. d) the movement area. f) aeronautical ground lighting. if any. including aviation fuel. or modification to. and p. preparing responses thereto and taking action thereon. the operator’s daily inspection of the aerodrome. e. b) developing and continuing to review the national standards and practices for aerodrome design. c) developing and issuing rules. 8. existing aerodromes. and e) advising the aerodrome inspectors. b. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . submitted to the DGCA for approval. promulgation of changes to published aerodrome information. and h) notices of special conditions and procedures. the control of vehicles operating on or in the vicinity of the movement area. g) ground services. the protection of radar and navigational aids.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL a) PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 17 of 69 6. m. 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. particularly the movement area and protection of the public against jet or propeller blast. the planning. aerodrome construction and maintenance work including compliance with construction safety requirements. the monitoring of obstacle limitation surfaces and notification. advisory circulars and guidance material relating to aerodrome standards and practices. n. f. the removal of disabled aircraft. h. On-site checking and testing of aerodrome facilities and equipment including: 7. apron management and parking control.

n. e. guidance signs and warning signs in the movement area. k. i. g. rescue and fire-fighting equipment. Examine and review flying assessments and aeronautical studies at aerodromes Any other work assigned by Director General. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . runway and taxiway strips. c. wildlife control equipment. disabled aircraft removal plan. taxiways. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 18 of 69 the dimensions and surface conditions of runways. aerodrome maintenance equipment. and runway surface friction measuring equipment. standby power.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL a. m. l. b. shoulders and aprons. landing direction indicators and wind direction indicators. aeronautical ground lighting systems including flight check records. the presence of obstacles in obstacle limitation surfaces. runway visual range measuring equipment. fuelling facilities. runway end safety areas. stopways. d. 9. j. the presence of dangerous lights. aerodrome markings and markers. f. h. 10.

b. The functions of the Air Safety Directorates are as under:1.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL III. Under Rule 74 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Committees of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. 3. c. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 19 of 69 AIR SAFETY DIRECTORATE Air Safety Directorate at DGCA (Hqrs) is headed by Director Air Safety. 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. 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. d. b. e. Under Rule 71 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Inspector of Accidents. Under Rule 77C the serious incident are investigated by the inquiry officer from Air Safety Directorate. The Director Air Safety /DDG (Air Safety) reports directly to the DG. 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. Under Rule 74 of Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Committees of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. inquiry or formal investigation as the case may be. appointed by Director General of Civil Aviation from Air Safety Directorate. Accident to Indian registered aircraft out side India The accredited representative from air safety directorate will be nominated by Director General of Civil Aviation who will participate in the investigation as per Annex 13. a. Investigation of Civil Registered aircraft accidents:a. Under Rule 75 of the Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Courts of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. He may be accompanied by such technical advisor as consider necessary by the authority of the country by which he is appointed. This Directorate is responsible for providing technical expertise to Courts of Inquiry. This Directorate is responsible for providing technical expertise to Courts of Inquiry. c. Under Rule 75 of the Aircraft Rules 1937 the accident are investigated by Courts of Inquiry set up by the Central Govt. This Directorate is responsible for providing technical expertise to committees of inquiry. may participate in the investigation. Air Safety Directorate will provided as and when required DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . This Directorate is responsible for providing technical expertise to committees of inquiry. 2.

To issue Civil Aviation Requirements. air safety circulars. All regional heads of air safety reports directly to Director Air Safety Hqrs/DDG (Air Safety). g. Incidents other than serious incidents are investigated by Permanent Investigation board of the Airlines under supervision of officer of the Regional Air Safety Offices. Hyderabad. committees and inspector of accidents investigating aircraft accidents. Regional Air Safety offices shall perform following functions: DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . e. Mumbai offices are headed by Director Air Safety and other offices are headed by Controller of Air Safety.g. To carry out in-flight Cabin inspections. To monitor action taken reports on safety audits carried out on airlines and aviation agencies. 7. To coordinate implementation of measures to prevent bird strikes to aircraft at all airports. To coordinate with the Ministry of Civil Aviation on various Technical issues including parliament matters. h. FDTL etc. d. i. To carry out safety audit of operations department of Airlines/ operators. Under Rule 77C the serious incidents are investigated by the inquiry officer from Air Safety Directorate. 6. preflight medical check of crew. Kolkata and Chennai. ramp inspection. c.. To carry out surveillance inspection of airlines/operators e. The Delhi. Inspection of aerodromes and facilities therein.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 20 of 69 information with respect to aircraft. b. j. Any other work assigned by Director General: Regional Air Safety Offices: Air Safety offices are located at Delhi. To coordinate with the ICAO and other aviation agencies concerning safety. load and trim check. 4. publication of annual accident summary etc. Mumbai. To organize safety seminars/training courses. b. 5. k. Investigation of Civil Registered aircraft Incidents: a. f. l. crew and other details to the state of occurrence. To carry out the Technical safety audit of airlines/operators. Accident/Incident Prevention work In addition to accident/investigation work Air Safety Directorate shall performs the following oversight functions:a. To monitor implementation of recommendations made by various courts.

To forward headquarters every month the surveillance /accident prevention work carried out. preflight medical check of crew. g. ramp inspection . d. l. Coordination meeting between regional air safety offices and air safety d. Regional Offices shall coordinate with Hqrs. To carry out the investigation of incidents/accidents occurring of operators/airlines in their region. h. c. To carry out the investigation of air miss/Air Prox/ATC violations. Monitoring of incidents of operators/airlines. i. To report all occurrences in their region. c. and financial/administrative issues will be discussed pertaining to their region. b. CVR/DFDR monitoring. Hqrs. Aerodrome Environment Management Committee.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL a. Coordination of regional air safety offices with Air Safety Hqs. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . To carry out the airport inspections. Airport security meeting. j. k.load and trim check. 8. To carry out surveillance inspection of airlines/operators e. a. ATC Tape monitoring. Participate in the operational area inspection. During this meeting all the technical e. b. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 21 of 69 e. To carry out other surveillance work as directed by Hqs. To carry out the investigation of Ground incidents. FDTL etc. on all safety matters and report all occurrences to DAS/DDG (Air Safety) on daily basis by telephone/fax/E-Mail.g. f. will be held every 3 months. Regional operator Committee meetings. To participate in the safety audit of airlines/operators.

DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Flight clearances in respect of cloud seeding operation and aerial survey etc. 5. 8.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL IV. 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. 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.) e) Directorate of Regulations and Information On hearing from the operator that they are ready for attending preparedness 2. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 22 of 69 AIR TRANSPORT DIRECTORATE The Air Transport Services in the country are governed by the Rule 134 and Schedule XI of Aircraft Rules 1937.) d) Air Safety Directorate (Hqrs. 2. 7. Once the NOC from Ministry of Civil Aviation has been received. 3. Public complaints pertaining to the Scheduled Operators. which are overflying/landing/technical landing to/across India. the same will be retained in Air Transport Directorate in the file already opened during the receipt of application. 6. 4. 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. Processing the cases of foreign registered aircraft staying in India for more than 14 days. Issuance of flight clearances to foreign registered aircrafts including VI Ps/tourist charter flights under ITP/cargo flights/ambulance flights. 4. the following procedure is followed: (A) 1. Issue of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit Scrutiny of application for issue of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit (on receipt). 3. Issues flight clearances to Indian registered aircraft also operating outside the country for revenue/non-revenue purposes and clearances for the Ballooning flights. 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. In case Operations Manual has already been received. Endorsement/deletion of the aircraft on the Operator’s Permit. Issue/renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit in passenger/cargo/ charter categories including holding of the preparedness meeting before issue of permit. 5. Besides this. In order to deal with the above. The main functions and responsibilities of Air Transport-1 Section are as follows: 1. Issuance of permission for import/acquisition of aircraft to Scheduled/Non-Scheduled operators.

Directorate of Regulations & Information Preparation of minutes of the meeting and circulation thereof. prepare the file and documents for issue of permit. which contains guidelines for operations duly approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. operator will be called with seven days notice period. 8. Research and Development Directorate vii. Airworthiness Directorate (Region of operation) iv Training and Licensing Directorate v. Airworthiness Directorate (Headquarters) iii. The requirements for the operation of non-scheduled flight by foreign registered aircraft are also contained in Aeronautical Information Publication India Volume 1 Section GEN published by Airports Authority of India. Air Safety Directorate vi. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 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. (B).AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 23 of 69 6. Renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit 7. The renewal of Scheduled/Non-Scheduled Operators Permit is considered on compliance of the provisions of the Civil Aviation Requirements as contained in CAR Section 3 Series C Part II to V. Coordinate for preparedness meeting and call the following Directorate for the same :i. meeting. Flight Inspection Directorate ii. (C). Flight clearances As regards to the non-scheduled flight clearances to foreign/Indian registered aircraft. there are Air Transport Circulars. 9.

Station Facility Inspection and Proficiency Check etc. RNP. AIP India etc. Simulator Evaluation and Main Base Inspection etc. Procedures and Requirements laid down in Aircraft Rules. Standardization of Training Requirements to be followed by Airline Operators for their Foreign Pilots. 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. Ramp Inspection.5 & Para 9.6). The functions and responsibilities of FID shall broadly include the following: A. ICAO Doc. CAT-II/III). In addition to above. STANDARDIZATION OF TRAINING CAPTAINS  Approval of Checks Pilots/Instructors/Examiners of Scheduled/Nonscheduled/ General Aviation Operators (Fixed Wing & Helicopters) as per Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR). the Continued Surveillance of various operational aspects of operators is to be ensured by conducting various Inspections/Surveillance Checks regularly viz. TRAINING PROGRAMME OF AIRLINE OPERATORS        C. Cockpit En-route Inspection. Development and/or revision of Specific Operating/Training regulations. Chapter 9. Examination and acceptance/updating of Training Manuals of Airline Operators as per Civil Aviation Requirements as per Standardized Check-list. Aeronautical Information Circulars. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 24 of 69 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.  Standardization Checks of Training Captains – Check Pilots/ Instructors/ Examiners.   B. Cabin Inspection. Periodical Inspection of Airline Operators. RVSM. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . In addition to this. SAFETY OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS:   Development of Action Plan by Chief Flight Operations Inspector for Continued Surveillance of Airline Operators. Civil Aviation Requirements. particularly Annex 6. Para 9. Shippers/Freight Forwarders and Cargo Terminals/Ware Houses at Airports with regard to transportation of carrying Dangerous Goods as per Civil Aviation Requirements. R-NAV. Standardization of Flight Dispatchers’ Training Programme of Airline Operators.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL V. 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. 8335-AN/879. and the relevant Rules. Approval/Renewal of Simulator Training Institutes of Airlines Operators in India. of the operators and Standardization/Proficiency Checks of their Training Captains are to be conducted as per the requirements. Regulations. Examination and scrutiny/approval of Training Programmes of Airline Operators for Specific Authorizations and Limitations (ETOPS. Random Checks of Pilots on their Proficiency & Skill.

Duties. EXAMINATION OF OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTS   Review and update of Flight Operations Inspector’s Manual for Operations Inspection and Continued Surveillance as per ICAO Doc.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 25 of 69 D. Examination/Review and Acceptance of Operations Manual of Airline Operators as per Civil Aviation Requirements as per Standardized Check-list.   H. 8335-AN/879. Approval of Pilot’s/Operator’s Authorization for ILS CAT-II/III Operations as per Civil Aviation Requirements (Standardized Check-list to be followed). GENERAL All Flight Operations Inspectors / Chief Flight Operations Inspector shall maintain their personal files. Any other work assigned by Director General.e. 1937. Approval of Standard Operating Procedures for operations to New Stations & Critical Airports i. EXAMINATION Standardization of written examination questions of Pilots’ Examination as per the requirements of CEO/Orders of Director General. Functions & Responsibilities of Officers in Flight Inspection Directorate have been determined in accordance with the duties attached with the post (copy OTHER OPERATIONAL APPROVAL      F. Examination of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures. The personal files shall contain information of their Technical Qualification/Training Courses. Oral Examination of Foreign Pilots/Flight Dispatchers as per the Board constituted by DG. 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.    DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Functions & Responsibilities of Officers in Flight Inspection Directorate (FID) The Duties. Airports surrounded by Hilly/difficult Terrain (as per Standardized Checklist). Approval of Flight Dispatchers as per Civil Aviation Requirements (Standardized check-list to be followed). G. 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. Examination of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects in coordination with Directorate of Airworthiness.

Approval of Pilot’s/Operator’s Authorization for ILS CAT-II/III Operations as per Civil Aviation Requirements (Standardized Check-list to be followed). S. RVSM. Standardization Checks of Training Captains – Check Pilots/Instructors/ Examiners to be conducted by CFOI.O. Operations Circulars. Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations – Issuance of CARs. 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. Oral Examination of Indian Pilots under AIC 17 of 1994 as per the Board constituted by Director General. Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II). Approval of Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled/General Aviation on one time basis. 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. VIP References. To liaise with Director (Training & Licensing) and Director (Air Safety) in all aspects specially pertaining to giving guidance on operational matters for Airline Operator. AICs. specially pertaining to giving guidance on operational matters for Airline Operations. 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. 727(E) & S. To liaise with Joint Director General In-charge of Training & Licensing and Joint Director General of Air Safety. RTI Act. Airports surrounded by Hilly/difficult Terrain (as per Standardized Check-                  DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . RNP. 2005.O. Approval of Flight Dispatchers. Approval of Training Programmes of Airline Operators for Specific Authorizations and Limitations (ETOPS. Acceptance of Training Manual of Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General Aviation Operators including Standardization of Flight Dispatchers’ Training Programme as per Standard Check-list. CATII/III).e.  Chief Flight Operations Inspector.O. Approval of Draft replies to Director General/VC Section on Parliamentary Matters. Scrutiny of Training Records pertaining to approval of Examiners – Check Pilot/Instructor/Examiner of Scheduled/Non-scheduled/General Aviation Operators. 726(E). Oral Examination for approval of Flight Dispatchers by the Board constituted by Director General and their approval.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 26 of 69 placed below) and in accordance with power delegated to them under S. Approval of Standard Operating Procedures for operations to New Stations & Critical Airports i. Acceptance of Operations Manual of Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General Aviation Operators as per Standard Check-list. R-NAV. 1. 366.

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 27 of 69       2. 8335-AN/879. R . Chief Flight Operations Inspector shall maintain his personal files. 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. 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. RVSM. Operations Circulars. 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.NAV. 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. Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II). Review and update of Flight Operations Inspector’s Manual for Operations Inspection and Continued Surveillance as per ICAO Doc. Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations – Issuance of CARs. RNP. Any other work assigned by the Director General. Examination of Training Records for Pilot’s/Operator’s Authorization for ILS CAT-II/III            DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 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 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 Programmes of Airline Operators for Specific Authorizations and Limitations (ETOPS. CAT-II/III). Acceptance of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects in coordination with Directorate of Airworthiness. Examination and scrutiny of Training Programme of Airline Operators for Specific Authorization & Limitations. Acceptance of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures. 1937. AICs. The personal files shall contain information of their Technical Qualification/Training Courses. 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.  list). Standard Check-list to be adopted. Periodical Inspections of Airlines Operators with regard to transportation of Dangerous Goods as per Civil Aviation Requirements and follow-up action thereon.

Development of Check-lists for examination of Operations/Training Manual. Development of Check-lists for examination of Operations/Training Manual. 1937. VIP References. Flight Operations Inspectors. in consultation with FOI/CFOI.e. Examination of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for operations to New Stations & Critical Airports i. Director General and other Directorates in DGCA.       Deputy Director (Operations) Follow-up action on Surveillance Check Reports of Airline Operators. Coordinating activities pertaining to functioning of Flight Inspection Directorate with Airlines. 2005 for approval of Director General. Examination of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) from operational aspects. Examination/scrutiny of cases pertaining to approval of Examiners on one time basis. Flight Operations Inspectors shall maintain their personal files. Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations – Issuance of CARs. 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. Any other work assigned by CFOI / Director General. Examination of documents pertaining to approval of Check Pilots /Instructors/Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled & General Aviation Operators. 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 28 of 69         Operations as per Civil Aviation Requirements (Standardized Check-list to be followed). Airports surrounded by Hilly/difficult Terrain (as per Standardized Check-list). Examination of Flight Trial Reports of Instrument Approach & Landing Procedures. 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. Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II). in consultation with FOI/CFOI. Examination and scrutiny of Annual Reports. Preparation of Draft replies to CFOI on Parliamentary Matters. Specialized Operations etc.    4. Chief Flight Operations Inspector. Any other work assigned by Director General. RTI Act. Operations Circulars.    DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Specialized Operations etc. AICs. The personal files shall contain information of their Technical Qualification/Training Courses. Examination of documents pertaining to approval of Check Pilots/Instructors/ Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled & General Aviation Operators. Assistant Director (Operations) Submission of Draft replies on follow-up action on Surveillance Check Reports of Airline Operators.

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 matters pertaining to approval of Examiners for Helicopter Operators on regular/one time basis. VIP References.        Note: Flight Operations Inspectors (Aeroplane) will be under the control of Chief Flight Operations Inspector/Deputy Director General In-charge of the Flight Inspection DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 2005 for approval of Director General. Examination of Training Syllabus of individual Pilots for type endorsement/conversion on various Helicopter types. Examination/scrutiny of cases pertaining to approval of Examiners on one time basis. Monitoring of Test Fees Records. Follow-up action Any other work assigned by Chief Flight Operations Inspector/Deputy Director (Operations). AICs. VIP References. Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II). Updating of website on list of Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled and General Aviation Operators and Operations Circulars. Section Officer Maintenance of Records of Surveillance Check Reports/Main Base Inspections of Airline Operators. Processing of cases pertaining to approval of Examiners on one time basis. Director General and other Directorates in DGCA. RTI Act. Flight Operations Inspectors. Processing of documents pertaining to approval of Check Pilots/Instructors/Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled & General Aviation Operators. Submission of Draft replies to CFOI on Parliamentary Matters. 2005 for approval of Director General. Amendment to Aircraft Rules (Schedule II). Coordinating activities pertaining to functioning of Flight Inspection Directorate with Airlines. RTI Act. Upkeep of Operations/Training Documents of various Airline Operators. Preparation of Draft replies to Dy. Chief Flight Operations Inspector.   Examination and scrutiny of Annual Reports. Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations Issuance of CARs. AICs. Submission of Draft Annual Report. Any other work assigned by Director General. Director (FID) / CFOI on Parliamentary Matters.        6. Operations Circulars. Operations Circulars.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL     PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 29 of 69    5. Development and/or revision of specific Operating/Training regulations Issuance of CARs.

The above Officers will also carry out any other duties of Technical or Administrative nature assigned to them from time to time. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 30 of 69 Directorate and assisting in the smooth functioning of the Flight Inspection Directorate.

At present. Work related to library such as purchase of books. (Bilateral Air Services Agreements have been signed with 100 countries). distribution of books and periodicals.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL VI. Discussions with the Ministry of Law and legal matters and vetting of the draft notifications. In regard to AIS. 3. 4. Clearance of schedules and any other operational matters pertaining to the foreign airlines. 8. In regard to International Civil Aviation Organisation. 1937. disseminates decisions taken by ICAO to other aviation agencies and obtained comments for submission of India’s stand ICAO. 64 foreign airlines are operating to/from India. functions like publication of Aeronautical Information Circulars and distribution of ICAO publications to concerned directorate of this office and other aviation agencies. Preparation of Annual Report after obtaining materials/activities from different directorate. ii) This office grants permission for the carriage of arms and ammunitions. munitions of war etc. 10. Permits of photography. 1934.10. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 31 of 69 INFORMATION & REGULATIONS DIRECTORATE: Preparation of brief/documentation and participation in the Bilateral Air Services Agreements with foreign countries. 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. 7.2006. 1937 and draft note for the Cabinet for amendment to the Aircraft Act. 5. 9. classification. periodicals and Gazettes and accessioning. arms and ammunition. receives all correspondence from ICAO. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 1937. 1. 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. 2. Preparation of draft notifications for amendment to the Aircraft Rules. by air to/from/within India under rule 8 of the Aircraft Rules. cataloguing.

In addition to this. (B) (C) Flight Recorder Lab Material Testing Lab Failure Analysis Lab Physical and Chemical Lab Design Section/ Type Certification (Head Quarter) Design Section/ Type Certification (Bangalore Sub-Office) Functions of Laboratories A. section 2. decoding and analyzing of any type of flight recorder with using dedicated tools (in form of software and hardware). engine and propeller): Application for issue/ revalidation of Type Certificate is to be submitted in the forms as given in Annexure I (for aircraft) and Annexure II (for rotorcraft) of Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR). This lab also provide assistance to operators in downloading. 2. In addition. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . testing of fuel and oil samples of aircraft involved in accident/incident and commissioning of new fuel tanks. in duplicate along with fees (as per Aircraft Rule 62). RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE (A) Laboratories: The Research and Development Directorate has the following Laboratories: 1. furnishing materials. 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. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 32 of 69 VII. part II. A. CVR and FDR of aircraft involved in accident/incident are also analyzed to determine any handling problem associated with the accident/incident. Issue/ Validation of Type Certificate (TC) of Aeronautical product (Aircraft. Material testing Laboratory: This lab is engaged in the development and approval of indigenous aeronautical materials for construction of light aircraft and gliders.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. A. (B) Design/ Type Certification: Functions/ Responsibilities at HQ B. This includes materials like aircraft fabric. series 'F'. 3.2.1. to the Directorate of Research & Development of DGCA.3. 4. this lab is engaged in calibration of torque meter and tensiometer etc. A. 1. rubber seals etc.

equipment etc. are in order and meet necessary requirements as stipulated by DR&D. It should be possible to issue a Type Certificate in 3 to 5 years depending on the type of the product. For this purpose. 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. up to the satisfaction of DGCA. R&D Directorate scrutinizes drawings and specifications. 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 . documents and fees) to the DR&D. compliance documents. provided the required design reports. Type DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . clearance may be given to the designer/ manufacturer to carry out type tests on the parts/ appliances.2. Series 'X'. etc.3. various reports on analysis and tests undertaken to substantiate compliance with the applicable requirements. compliance documents and manuals have been submitted and the applicable standard has been complied with. Once it is ensured that the design and analysis reports. etc. the applicant shall furnish the type design record. provided required test reports.I of Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) Section-2.. type approval in respect of the parts / appliances may be issued to the designer/ manufacturer by the DGCA. the aircraft has to meet noise and engine emission standards prescribed in ICAO Annex-16 or equivalent standards as of date. in duplicate along with fees (as per Aircraft rule 62) to the Directorate of Research & Development (DR&D) of the DGCA. The applicant is required to submit an application specifying the type of operation. test reports and compliance documents have been submitted and the applicable design standard has been complied with. drawings. Subpart JA. The process begins when the designer / manufacturer of a new aircraft / helicopter components. he intends to carry out. it is ensured that the organisation has design organisation approval from the DGCA as per CAR 21.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 33 of 69 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. It should be possible to issue a Type Approval in 1 year depending on the type of the parts/ appliances. along with copy of Type Certificate. systems. B. submits an application (along with required drawings. These tests are witnessed by R&D representatives. 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. 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. up to the satisfaction of DGCA. B. duly approved by the Chief Designer to prove that the design complies with the relevant airworthiness design requirements. After receiving the same. as per CAR 21. Concurrently the applicant is required to get his design organisation approved by the R&D Dte. subpart JB. Part IX..

On receipt of completed application form (CA-182E) and its scrutiny by DGCA. On satisfactory completion of required tests. reliability. structural strength. It should be possible to grant Design Organisation Approval in 6 months depending on the type of design organization and scope of work.5. Subject to the satisfactory report made by the DGCA team. or other characteristics affecting the airworthiness of the product.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 34 of 69 Certificate Data Sheet. the applicant shall submit an application to the R&D Dte along with applicable fees. castings and standard parts shall be approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation. It should be possible to issue a Type Acceptance in 2 to 3 months depending on the type of the aircraft. compliance document against applicable airworthiness requirements is prepared by the applicant and submitted to the DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . including compliance against various paragraphs of CAR-21 . operational characteristics. 1937 stipulates that organisations engaged in design and manufacture of aircraft. For the approval of major alterations/modifications/repairs. provided required reports as mentioned above have been submitted and the applicable standard has been complied with. aircraft components and items of equipment including materials. On scrutiny of the submitted documents if the applicant is found to meet the requirements. 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. load. reports of special conditions and exemptions and compliance status of the aircraft as per ICAO Annex-6 (Operating Limitations).. approve an organisation to operate under the system of approval. provided required manuals and documents have been submitted and the applicable requirements have been complied with. approved Aircraft Flight Manual. on request and being satisfied. a preliminary meeting will be convened with the applicant to get familiarized with the organisation. Approval of Design Organisation: Rule 133B of the Aircraft Rules. Major changes to Type Design require engineering approval and should be referred to the R&D Dte. 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. of DGCA. up to the satisfaction of DGCA.The design organization prepares and submits Design Organisation Manual (DOM) as per applicable subpart of CAR 21. The validity of approval is for one year and renewed subsequently. The organisation will be appraised of the various requirements of DGCA and the documents required to be submitted.4. DGCA may. He also has to submit design. list of Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives. safety records. the organisation may be authorized to undertake the work and issue 'design/analysis/test report' in respect of the product. up to the satisfaction of DGCA. a team of experts from DGCA will visit and inspect the organisation to confirm that the applicant has established the required capability. etc. B. stress analysis reports. forgings. Major changes to the type design are those which might appreciably affect mass. which are required to be scrutinized. drawings. The organisation shall be approved and the scope of work will be defined. B. balance. reports on equivalent level of safety findings (ELOS).

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). It should be possible to approve modification in 6 to 8 months depending on the type of modification to be carried out. Hansa 3 & SARAS aircraft (at NAL) and other civil aircraft related activities of the sub region. Scrutiny of the compliance against the applicable Airworthiness Standards. Witnessing of the Qualification tests to ensure the adherence to the Qualification test program. Specifications. On satisfaction of DGCA. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . continued airworthiness instructions are prepared by the applicant and submitted to the DGCA. Scrutiny and acceptance/approval of the Qualification test schedules of he parts in line with Internationally followed practice. Performing conformity inspection of aircraft / aircraft parts indigenously produced in the country. 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. Co-ordination with HQs in granting approvals/ certification etc.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 35 of 69 R&D Dte. Subpart JB & JA. operating limitations. manuals. provided required test reports and updated manuals have been submitted and the applicable requirements have been complied with. approval may be issued to major alterations/ modifications/ repairs specifying operating limitations and other conditions. up to the satisfaction of DGCA.

Compliance of material for six monthly and yearly progress reports of Civil Aviation. Gliders and Balloons) b. Checking of Log Books with a view to detecting infringement of Rule 42A of Indian Aircraft Rules. Instrument Rating e. PIC endorsements. Renewal of all aircrew licenses including disposal of general enquiries pertaining to renewals. 3. Maintenance of cards of aircrew personnel and personnel returns received from different airlines operators.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 36 of 69 VIII. 1937. 4. 6. Parliamentary question and matters pertaining to unemployed aircrew personnel. Private Pilot’s License (Aeroplanes). Proficiency checks. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Posting of type endorsements and renewal intimations of aircrew licenses received from the Regional Directors. 8. Licensing-II Section 1. d. Delegation of Powers relating to renewal of licenses. 13. 2. 14. TRAINING & LICENSING DIRECTORATE (INCLUDING FG & TRAINING) Licensing 1 Section: 1. open rating. 12. Budget and accounts including Advance Deposit account. c. Amendment to Indian Aircraft Rules. light Instructor’s Rating (Aeroplanes). 7. Endorsement of medical restrictions on licenses and R/cards. 9. and Pilot-in-Command endorsement on various type of aircraft. Commercial Pilot’s License. Maintenance of Registers for various types of licenses giving records of renewals of aircrew lincenses. and infringement of Rules / Accidents etc. 16. Airline Transport Pilot’s License. 11. 1937. their checking and posting. VVIP flights – Proficiency checks of flight crew. Compliance of History of Pilots consequent upon accident. 17. Calcutta/ Bombay / New Delhi/ Madras. 18. Issue of aircrew licenses/ratings of the categories shown below including disposal of general of particular enquiries pertaining to issue of license: a. Flight Instructor’s Rating (Gliders) Glider Pilot’s License. Helicopters. Policy pertaining to renewal of licenses of aircrew personnel. 5. Maintenance of registers for type rating. Cases relating to accidents and infringement of rules by licensed aircrew personnel and disciplinary action against them. g. 10. Grant of extension of aircraft rating to include additional types of aeroplanes. Night Rating etc. F f. Student Pilot’s License (Aeroplanes. Assistant flight Instructor’s Rating (Aeroplanes). Maintenance of Advance Deposit and Revenue registers. 15.

Allotment and loan of Gliders / Gliding equipment to Flying and Gliding Clubs from Central Govt. 10. Amendments to Licensing Rules. 9. 5. 13. Budget: allotment of funds etc. / various Annual reports to I & R Section. Consultative Committee of Parliament. 8. 7. Approval of Chief Flight Instructors / AFI / Instructor-in-Charge / Honorary instructors and patter Flying for employment in lying Club.C. h. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Budget: Allotment of funds etc. Disposal of medical reports pertaining to the issue and renewal of aircrew licenses and correspondence connected therewith. Five-Year Plans. Student Navigator’s License. Conversion of foreign licenses into Indian Licenses in their corresponding categories. Parliament Questions relating to issue of aircrew licenses. Foreign Exchange Budget. Gliding Centre and appropriation of accounts preparation of Brief for P. 9. 3. l. 4. 4. m. 2. Policy matters regarding the issue of Indian and Foreign aircrew licenses. Matters relating to other International Organization / Aero Club of India and other Committees / Conferences. Commercial Helicopter i. 8.C.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 37 of 69 2. 11. on Budget matters. Exemption from Aircraft Rules for the issue of Indian Licenses. Training Section: 1.A. 10.A. 11. attached to the Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation. Budget for expenditure to be incurred for items pertaining to L-2 Section. Audit Objections. 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. Policy matters pertaining to conducting medical examination and their assessment. Training of Gliding Instructions and Winch Operators and their approval for appointment in Gliding Clubs. Flight Radio Telephone operator’s License. 5.C. Delegating of powers in respect of Licensing rules. Pilot’s License. Flight Navigator’s License. Expenditure Returns etc. 6. j.A. Allotment of Aircraft to various Flying Clubs on loans basis. 7. Matters relating to I. Private Helicopter Pilot’s License. Liabilities Returns. light Radio Telephony Operator’s License. on the Budget matters. 3.O. 6. Reconciliation of accounts. / N. 12. Brief for President Address in both the Houses of Parliament on the eve of Budget Session. Private Pilot’s License (Balloons) Revalidation of foreign license. Preparation of Brief for P. under capital Grant for Gliding Centre and appropriation of Accounts.C. under Revenue Grant for Govt.C. k.

15. Activity Report of Flying / Gliding Clubs (CA-82). 3. Fixation of Insurance Value of the aircraft. Ballooning Club of India.C. Inspection of Flying / Gliding Clubs by Accounts Officer. Recovery of Cost and Overhaul / Repair of aircraft loan to various Flying Clubs. Rates of fees etc. relating to section Administration. Federation of Aeronautique Internationals. All India Aeronautical Association and 8. 18. Accident to aircraft & Gliders – Write Off and recovery of Insurable value thereof. 24. All financial matters and Budget pertaining to Flying / Gliding Clubs. Delegation of Financial Powers and General Instructions regarding. 16. 17. chargeable by Clubs. 20. 19. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 12. Execution & Enforcement of subsidy Agreement with Flying and Gliding Clubs. Periodical and other miscellaneous returns to AVU / O&M / E-II / GC /Hindi and R & I etc. 9. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 38 of 69 21. Matters relating to confessional flying training including N. Sanction and payment of Flying Subvention to Clubs. training at Flying & Gliding Clubs. FG Section 1. 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. functioning and inclusion in the subsidy scheme. FOREIGN NATIONALS: Training under Colombo Plan / ITEC / Programme etc. 25. Administrative matters relating to G. 16. Contribution / withdrawals from Accident. Administrative matters relating to Aero Club of India. Opening of Flying and Gliding Clubs – their Administration. 15. Audit Inspection of Clubs by Accountant General of respective States. 14.C. 23. Reserve Fund / and renewal of FERs pertaining thereto. 5. Approval of constitution and bye-laws of clubs.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 14. 6. Release of Foreign Exchange for studies abroad. Approval of Chief Engineer for Flying Clubs & Gliding Clubs. 7. 4. and clearance from Intelligence authorities (Clubs / Gliding Centres) at (Civil Aviation Training Centre) and other Centres of Training. 13. Purchase of Aircraft / Gliders and purchase of equipment under Capital Grant & Manufacture of Indigenous equipment for Gliding Centres. 22. 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). Monthly aircraft returns from various flying clubs and preparation of various reports connected with that.C. 11. Pune. Allotment of Flying hours / launches to Clubs. 26. Managing Committee Meetings of Clubs. 2. Maintenance of aircraft with the flying clubs in purview of the Penalty clause. 10.

21. Championships and conferences organized by Clubs. Standard Rules regarding services conditions of the employees of Flying and Gliding Clubs. Skydiving. Air Rallies. 20. Miscellaneous work relating to above subjects. 18.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 39 of 69 17. Parliament Questions relating to Flying & Gliding Clubs. Payment of Scholarship and Stipends to the SC/ST candidates selected under Free Flying Scholarship Scheme. 19. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .

13. 1A. 47. 39 to 41. 22. 25 to 28. 51. 37. 64 to 70. 30. 16. 12. 58. 36. and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation No.79 to 82 Director of Airworthiness (Region) Deputy Director of Airworthiness (Headquarters) Controller of Airworthiness DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . the 4th October. 39 to 83 1. 77.S. 58. OCTOBER 6. 13. 70. 74. except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession. 47. 15 to 37. 76 to 83 4. 1976. 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. 7 to 9. 2(b) to 5. 26 to 34. 65 to 70. 37. 16. 15 to 37. 53 to 56. 7. 50. 79 to 82 4. 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. 51. 36. 12. 59. 39 to 42. 39 to 42. 48. 75(b) 1. 39 to 42.504] NEW DELHI. 64 to 73. 50.O. 54.3562. THURSDAY. 51. 53 to 56. 21. dated the 29th September. 34. 50. 65. 726 (E) – In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule 3A of the Aircraft Rules. 58. 18. 16 to 21. 76 to 82 2 to 4. 1994 MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION AND TOURISM NOTIFICATION New Delhi. 2(b) to 5. 73. 7. 63. 37. 48.III The Gazette of India EXTRAORDINARY Part II – Section 3 – Sub-section (ii) PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY [NO. 1937.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 40 of 69 APPENDIX . 1994 S.O. 50. 18 to 34.

82 4.70 51. 70. 31. 75 74 74 60 60 60 61 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 41.17.000 kgs. 31. 70 51. 79. 26. 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-up weight up to 15.). 70. 30. 26 to 28. 37. 26. 70 51.000 kgs.) 20. 31. 30. 51 51. 1998 Inserted vide S. 51 10 to 13. 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-up weight up to 2..000 kgs. 17. 79.). 17. 18 (Restricted to aircraft with allup weight up to 2. 15 to 17.18 (Restricted to aircraft with all up-weight up to 15. 21. 39. 39.O. 51 16.70 7.O.). 82 4. 41. 70 51. 26. 70. 47.000 kgs. 48. 21. 37. 18 (Restricted to aircraft with all-up weight up to 15.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 41 of 69 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. 30. 37. 48. 70. 70 51.).1095 dated 25th May. 52. 82 4. 47. 39. 70.366 dated 20th January. 82 10 to 12.51 16. 37. (a) (b) Amended vide S. 30. 52. 37. 52. 2003 4. 26 to 28.000 kgs. 31. 15 to 17. 82 4. 39.

To specify cockpit check and emergency check in respect of an aircraft registered in India. sold or distributed in India as a pre-requisite for issue. 3. Sub-rule (1) of rule 41A To conduct examinations specified in Schedule II. Rule 6C(b) To specify flights for testing and other non-revenue special purposes. Rule 7B PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 42 of 69 Nature of Power 5. 9. Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Glider Pilot’s Licence. Sub-rule (2) (ii) of rule 15 To renew Permit to Fly in respect of a micro light aircraft. 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. 4. 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 7. 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. 1A. AIRWORTHINESS AND AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS Sub-rule (1) of rule 49 and To direct that there shall be a Type Certificate for 49A aircraft.No. manufactured. 6. aircraft component or item of equipment designed. PERSONNEL OF AIRCRAFT First proviso to rule 41 To exempt certain personnel of Indian Air Force. 10. Rule by which power conferred GENERAL 1.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL SECOND SCHEDULE S. 2. Sub-rule (2)(ii) of rule 15 To issue and renew permit to fly in respect of a microlight aircraft. renewal or continued validity of Certificate of Airworthiness of an Aircraft. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 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. Sub-rule (2)(i) of rule 15 To specify minimum design requirements for microlight Aircraft. 8. 11.

Sub-rule (5) of rule 50 Sub-rule (5) of rule 50 Sub-rule (5) of rule 50 Sub-rule (1) of rule 50A 24. Sub-rule (2) & (3) of rule 50 18. purpose To exempt an aircraft. 21. To require aircraft to be tested in flight. 15. To cancel Type Certificate of an aircraft. To authorise person to inspect an aircraft. its component or item of equipment or to require 19. 13. its component or item of equipment for the Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft remaining in force. 22. 25. aircraft component. 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. 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 require repairs to be carried out on any aircraft. To group Type Certificates whether issued or validated in one or more categories. To issue. Rule 49D 16. To specify the period of validity of Certificate of Airworthiness of an aircraft. or item of equipment form the provision of this rule. Sub-rule (1) of rule 50A Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A 26. Sub-rule (2) of rules 50 To issue. aircraft component or item of equipment as a condition for continued validity of Type Certificate which has been issued or validated. renew or validate Certificate of Airworthiness of an aircraft in one or more categories. 23.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL rule 49B Proviso to rule 49B Rule 49C Rule 49D PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 43 of 69 12. Sub-rule (4) of rule 50 20. aircraft component or item of equipment which has been issued or validated To suspend or endorse Type Certificate of an aircraft. To require incorporation of any modification in aircraft. 14. Rule 49D 17. To renew Certificate of Airworthiness in respect of an aircraft and to specify documents and other evidence for the purpose. aircraft component or item of equipment which has been issued or validated. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .

distribution and preservation of the copies of Certificates required to be issued for manufacture and distribution of aircraft. Rule 53A To specify form & manner. aircraft component or item of equipment and to specify evidence for the same. replacement. Sub-rule (3) of rule 53 To exempt person or class of persons from the proviso to Rule 53 either wholly or partly. 29. 34. 36. its component or item of equipment for Certificate of Airworthiness of Aircraft remaining in force. 39. 28. inspection including Flight Tests under supervision of an approved person as a condition of Certificate of Airworthiness DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . aircraft components and item of equipment or any other material used or intended to be used in an aircraft. manner or distribution and preservation of the Certificate issued after an aircraft. 32. rule 55 Sub-rule (2) Clause (a) of rule To cancel Certificate of Airworthiness. licensed/approved/ authorised. Sub-rule (3) of rule 52 To approve repair schemes in respect of an aircraft. 35. aircraft component or item of equipment for Certificate of Airworthiness of aircraft remaining in force.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 44 of 69 27. aircraft component or item of equipment and to specify evidence for the same. Sub-rule (2) Clause (a) of To suspend a Certificate of Airworthiness. component or item of equipment has been modified or repaired and to specify or approve instructions for the purpose. 30. 31. overhaul. 55 Sub-rule (2) Clause (b) of To specify that an aircraft. aircraft component or rule 55 item of equipment should undergo modification. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A To require overhaul of an aircraft. Sub-rule (3) of rule 52 To approve modification in respect of an aircraft. 37. 38. Rule 51 To endorse the Certificate of Airworthiness for carriage of Flight Manual. 33. replacement of any component or item of equipment of an aircraft for the Certificate of Airworthiness of the aircraft remaining in force. responsible for inspection and certification. 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. Sub-rule (2) of rule 50A To require any inspection to be carried out on an aircraft. repair. Sub-rule (1) of rule 53 To specify persons.

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 45 of 69 40. rule 55 Sub-rule (5) of rule 55 To exempt Aircraft from operation of rule 55. 44. 55. Proviso to rule 58 To exempt an aircraft form the operation of rule 58. 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. period of validity and disposition. Sub-rule (3) & (4) of rule 60 To specify maintenance requirements. 52. Sub-rule (4) Clause (b) of To authorise flights for the purpose of experiment rule 55 or tests. 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. personnel for certifying maintenance and contents. Sub-rule (a) rule 56 To recognize the requirements of contracting states for the purpose of requirements of Rule 56. 48. 50. 53. 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. 42. 47. remaining in force. preservation of the Certificate required under rule 60. 51. 46. corresponding centre of gravity limits condition for weighting of aircraft and display of winter schedule. 56. 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) & (2) of rule 58 To specify maximum permissible weight. 54. Sub-rule (5) of rule 60 To approve deficiency list in respect of an aircraft or class of aircraft DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 43. Sub-rule (b) rule 56 To recognize the qualification of person of Noncontracting states for certification of required under rule 56. form. 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 (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. 45. 41. 49. load and loadsheets.

65. To specify requirements concerning air crew. To require production of records. 62. Sub-rule (3) of rule 133B To require organisation/person to work under the system of approval and to specify requirements for the purpose. 74. 66. 61. 75. examination. 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. reports. To specify requirements concerning air routes. test not carried out.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 57. AERODROMES Rule 78A To permit entry into Government aerodromes REGULATORY PROVISIONS Rule 133A To issue Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) and Aeronautical Information Publication. Note 4(3) under rule 133C 73. 63. 69. logs. drawings for inspection and check. 71. To specify requirements concerning engineering/ inspection manual. 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. (4)(b) & To specify contents and term of manuals and (4)(c) require its approval. Sub-rule (3) of rule 67 To specify type of log books. 64. 58. Proviso to rule 60 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 46 of 69 59. 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. 60. 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 exempt an aircraft from the operation of rule 60. Rule 140 Rule 140 Rule 140 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 70. 67. 68. their contents and entries and manner of certification of log books and their period of preservation. To refund such portion of the fees paid as may represent the cost of any inspection. 72. Rule 133A To issue notices to Aircraft owners and Maintenance engineers. Sub-rule (4)(a).

for inspection and check and to specify the period for which the records shall be kept. 77. 82. Clause (a) of sub-rule (3) of To specify contents and form of Manuals required rule 155A under rule 155A. Sub-rule (4) of rule 155A To direct distribution of any of the manual required under rule 155A. Sub-rule (2) of rule 155A To grant approval or require scheduled. Sub-rule (7) of rule 155A To require production of records. 80. (b) Inserted vide S.1095 dated 25th May. 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. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 81.O. nonscheduled aerial work operators and flying clubs to operate under approved maintenance system 78. aircraft component or item of equipment and to specify period of preservation of records. 79.O.366 dated 20th January. suspend or endorse or take any other action under these rules on any approval or authorization granted to an individual or an operator. 2003. 83.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 76. Sub-rule (9) of rule 155A To cancel. 1998. (a) Amended vide S. Sub-rule (1) and (2) of rule 155 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 47 of 69 To specify maintenance standards for private aircraft. Sub-rule (7) of rule 155A To specify type of records an operator shall maintain.

64(a) to 92. 24 to 44. 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. 76. the 4th October. 55(a). 17 to 22.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 48 of 69 The Gazette of India EXTRAORDINARY Part II – Section – Sub-section (ii) PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY [NO. 1994 MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION AND TOURISM NOTIFICATION New Delhi.No. Research & Development) Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (except Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. 7 to 15. 51. 50. 91 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . dated the 29th September. 727 (E) – In pursuance of sub-rule (1) of rule 3A of the Aircraft Rules. 65. 50. 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. 54. THURSDAY. 46 to 61. 1976 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession. 10. 2. 82. 13. 55(a). 76. 1937. 54.504] NEW DELHI. OCTOBER 6. 91.O. and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation No. 51.3563.O. 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. 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. 91(c) 1. 65. 1994 S. 51. 10. 53.S.

70. Deputy Director of Airworthiness 9. 75. 3. 19. 10. 58. 82. 49(b). 9. 59. (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. 70. 9. 24. 20. 2. 2. 9. 65. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation 27. 71 (Research & Development) Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation 27. 24. 19. 31. 43. 24. 44. 31. Senior Airworthiness Officer (In charge of 2. 28. 10. Airworthiness Office) 54. 20. 58. 10. 25. 40. 9. 2. 19. 71. 12. 43. 70. 76. 51. 71.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 49 of 69 Deputy Director of Training and Licensing 10. 71 (Research & Development) Director of Research & Development 29. 28. 2. 34. 44. 36. 32. 10. 76. 10. 24. 75. 70. 58. 33. 33. 43. 59. 9. 33. 43. 47. 14. Deputy Director of Research & 33 Development Director of Airworthiness (Headquarters) 2. 54. 28. 28. Airworthiness Officer (In charge of 2. 10. 32. 19. 10. 76. 24. 28. 58 Airworthiness Office Airworthiness Officer (Region) 2. 34 to 44. 71. 49(b). 70. 54. 46 to 48. 34. Senior Airworthiness Officer (Region) 2. 31. 32. 9. 57 to 60. 24. 28. 5. 12. 10. 75. 44. 28. 29.11. 34. 46. 40. 40. 34. 34 to 44. 10. 32. 10. 30. 71. 82. 2. 28. 43. 10. (Headquarters) 59 Director of Airworthiness (Region) 2. 10. 19. Controller of Airworthiness 2. 36. 44. 57 to 59. Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) 2. 32. 28. 58 to 60. Senior Airworthiness Officer 9. 70. 47. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . 46 to 48. 34. 32. 59. 40. 65.11. 71. 43. 32. 29. 52. 70. 44. 34. 24. 76. 58. 10. 10. 19. 25. 34. 10. 30. 32. 75. 54. 17 to 22. Additional Commissioner of Security (Civil 2. 9. 54.

11. 82(a) Aviation) Police Officer of the rank of Assistant 2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Aviation) Deputy Commissioner of Security (Civil 2. 82.O.O. 2901 dated 03-11-1997 (b) Amended vide S. Aviation) Assistant Commissioner of Security (Civil 2. 1873 dated 29-05-2000 (c) Inserted vide S.O. 365 dated 20-01-2003 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 50 of 69 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .O. 82 Commissioner of Police and above posted at any airport in the Civil Aviation Security set-up. 365 dated 20-01-2003 (d) Amended vide S. (a) Amended vide S.

Sub-rule (1) of rule 19 To cancel certificate of registration. 12. rating. authorization or approval. rating. approval. Proviso to rule 15 To exempt aircraft from the conditions to be complied with by aircraft in flight. 3. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To cancel or vary any particulars in any licence. 7. Rule by which power conferred PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 51 of 69 Nature of Power 1. 9. if any. 6. 15. licence. licence. 13. licence. (3) of rule 19 licence. authorization or (3) of rule 19 approval or any or all the privileges of any certificate.No. GENERAL Clause (c) of Sub-rule To permit carriage of arms. 10. to be taken in the matter. approval certificate of airworthiness. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 To vary any particulars in any authorization. 4. Rule 24B To permit carriage of prisoners on aircraft. 11. Sub-rule (2) of rule 25 To permit smoking in aircraft. Clause (a) of Sub-rule To suspend any certificate. authorization. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of any licence. rating. Clause (d) of sub-rule To endorse any adverse remarks on any certificate. Clause (b) of sub-rule To suspend any certificate. approval. authorization. certificate or journey log book. 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. 5. authorization or (3) of rule 19 approval during the investigation of any matter. rating. licence. 14. 16. Clause (c) of sub-rule To cancel any certificate. 8. Rule 26 To permit parachute descents and dropping of articles from aircraft. authorization or approval for any specified period. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL SECOND SCHEDULE Sl. 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. authorization or (3) of rule 19 approval. certificate of registration or journey log book. 2. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . certificate or other document granted or issued under the rules. rating. ammunition and other (2) of Rule 8 dangerous goods by air.

26. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. aircraft component or item of equipment. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To suspend the Type Certificate of an aircraft. 19. authorization/ approval. Sub-rule (6) of rule 30 To cancel registration of aircraft. aircraft component or item of equipment. 38. 39. 30. AIRWORTHINESS AND AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To cancel. aircraft component or item of equipment.To grant relaxation of the experience requirements of rule (2) of rule 61 Training Institutes. 36. aircraft component or item of equipment. suspend or vary the conditions attached to the Type Certificate of an aircraft. 23. 31. 20. 18. 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. Sub-rule (1) of rule 19 Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 52 of 69 27. 24. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To cancel. To require surrender of certificates of registration To register and grant certificates of registration. 34. 35. 37. 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 (2) of rule 19 To suspend any certificate relating to airworthiness of aircraft. 29. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Certificate of Airworthiness or any document relating thereto.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 17. 33. aircraft component or item of equipment. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . aircraft component or item of equipment. To cancel or vary any particulars in certificates of registration. To suspend certificate of registration. (2) of rule 61 Third proviso to sub. 22. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To vary the conditions attached to the Type certificate of an aircraft. Sub-rule (2) of rule 19 To vary the conditions attached to any certificate relating to airworthiness of aircraft. Sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To require the surrender of Type Certificate or any document relating thereto. 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. Sub-rule (5) of rule 3 To decline to register aircraft. 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. 21. suspend or vary the conditions attached to any certificate relating to airworthiness of aircraft. 28. 25. 32.

Air operational Wing of Indian Army or Indian Navy(b). PERSONNEL OF AIRCRAFT To grant. Glider Pilot’s Licence DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . to withhold the renewal. Second proviso to subrule (9) of rule 61 43. To vary entries in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. 49. Commercial Pilot’s Licence 4. To renew. Private Pilot’s Licence 3.Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence (Restricted). Sub-rule (6). 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. and to require surrender of the following licences:1. Commercial Pilot’s Licence 4. To cancel Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence To suspend Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. 44. 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. Student Pilot’s Licence 2. Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence 9. Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating 6. Flight Radio Operator’s Licence 10. To endorse Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. and to require surrender of the following licences:1. Instrument Rating 5. 48A. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19 To grant authorizations. 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 withhold the grant and renewal. Instrument Rating 5. To renew Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. Glider Pilot’s Licence 7. To withhold grant or renewal of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s licence. to renew. (7) and (8) of rule 61 First proviso to subrule(9) of rule 61 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 53 of 69 42. Student Flight Navigator’s Licence(c) 8. 45. approvals and Certificates of Competency.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 40. 46. 47. 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 50. 41. To validate foreign licences of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19 51. Private Pilot’s Licence 3. Student Pilot’s Licence 2. 48. Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating 6.

55.W. Flight Engineer’s Licence. Flight Navigator’s Licence To renew. 59. To specify approved course for cabin attendants. to withhold the renewal. not exceeding 5. to endorse any adverse remarks on and to cancel or vary particulars in:1. in respect of aircraft with A. to withhold the grant and renewal. 61. Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence 3.Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence (Restricted). Rule 38 57. Senior Commercial Pilot’s Licence 2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 54 of 69 52.700 kgs. Senior Commercial Pilot’s Licence 2. Flight Engineer’s Licence.700 kgs. 2. To disqualify a person for a specified period from holding or obtaining licence. Flight Instructor’s Rating 4. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19 53. and to require surrender of the following licences/ ratings:1. 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 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . exceeding 5. to renew. To grant. To vary licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s and Flight Engineer’s Licences) and ratings. To vary. and 2. to withhold the grant and renewal of and to require the surrender of :1. in respect of aircraft with A. Sub-rule (3) of rule 38B Sub-rule (1) of rule 39A Sub-rule (2) of rule 39A First proviso to rule 41 7. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19 58. To vary licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s Licence) and ratings. Rule 38 Rule 38 56. and to require surrender of the following licences/ratings:1. Rule 38 Rule 38 and sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 19 60.W. Student Flight Navigator’s Licence(c) 8. Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence 3. To exempt certain (a) personnel of the Indian Air Force. Flight Navigator’s Licence To renew licences (except Student Flight Engineer’s and Flight Engineer’s Licence) and ratings of aircraft personnel. To renew Student Flight Engineer’s and Flight Engineer’s Licences. Flight Radio Operator’s Licence 10. 62. Flight Instructor’s Rating 4. Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence 9.U. Student Flight Engineer’s Licence. Student Flight Engineer’s Licence. Rule 38 and sub-rule (5) of rule 19 54. 63. rating or aircraft rating(c) To debar a person permanently or temporarily from holding any licence or rating(c).U. To grant.

bonding and screening of radio telegraph apparatus in aircraft. Assistant Flight Instructor’s Rating 6. 72. (c) To endorse any adverse remarks thereon. and (d) To cancel or vary particulars therein:1. To validate foreign licences. Flight Instructor’s Rating 4.Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s (Restricted). AERODROME LIGHTS AND FALSE LIGHTS Sub-rule (1) of rule 65 To approve the establishment and maintenance of. Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 Sub-rule (3) of rule 19 Rule 63 Rule 63 Pilot’s Licence(a). To approve the installation. 70. Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence 9. Flight Radio Operator’s Licence 10. (b) To cancel the following licences/ratings. Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence 3. (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. 65. Rule 45 Sub-rule (5) of rule 48 Sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 19 67. (b) To cancel the following licences. Commercial Pilot’s Licence 4. AIR ROUTE BEACONS. 71. Sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 19 68. RADIO TELEGRAPHY APPARATUS To approve the type of radio telegraph apparatus for use in aircraft. or alteration in the character of the light exhibited from air route beacons or aerodrome lights and prescribe conditions for such approval. To order refund of proportionate part of fees. 66.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 55 of 69 64. Student Pilot’s Licence 2. Private Pilot’s Licence 3. Student Flight Navigator’s Licence 8. 69. Glider Pilot’s Licence 7. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Flight Navigator’s Licence To suspend or cancel Student Flight Engineer’s Licence. To suspend or cancel Flight Engineer’s Licence. Senior Commercial Pilot’s Licence 2. (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. and (d) To cancel or vary particulars therein:1. Instrument Rating 5. (c) To endorse any adverse remarks thereon.

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. Sub-rule (3) of rule 82 81. 88. AERODROMES To determine the extent and the condition subject to which Government aerodromes may be opened to public use. To approve alterations to the landing areas. AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES To permit operation of scheduled services by private operators. Sub-rule (1) of rule 66 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 56 of 69 74. LOG BOOKS To cancel or vary any particulars in any journey log book. 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. Proviso to rule 87 87. building or other structures or to withhold such approval. 84. To cancel aerodrome licences. RULES OF THE AIR To permit aerobatics to be carried out at a height of less 86. 76. 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. 83. 79. To approve that the aerodrome has been maintained by the licensee in a fit state for use by aircraft and marked adequately. Sub-rule (1) of rule 134 Sub-rule (2) of rule 134 89. To permit entry into movement area. To determine the charges for space in or outside a hangar at a Government Civil Aerodrome. To suspend aerodrome licences. Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 Sub-rule (4) of rule 19 Rule 78 78. To licence aerodromes. 77. Rule 80 Sub-rule (2a) of rule 82 80. To vary any particulars in any journey log book. To enter upon the place where the light is and forthwith extinguish the same. Sub-rule (4) of rule 66 75. Schedule IV Section 3 – DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . To approve tariff of charges for landing and housing at licenced public aerodromes (where such approval may be necessary) other than Government aerodromes. To require the inspection of an aerodrome before the grant or renewal of a licence. To permit operation of non-scheduled air transport services. 82. 85.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 73. Sub-rule (3) of rule 134 90.

To prescribe the requirements regarding the lighting of the landing area.O. (a) Inserted vide S.2 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 57 of 69 than 600 metres (2000 feet above the ground).AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL General Rules.2901 dated 03-11-1997 (c) Inserted vide S.2. 2555 dated 12-12-1998 (b) Amended vide S. 91.2.3 Towing objects Schedule-IV Appendix-A Paragraph 5. 1873 dated 29-05-2002 DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . To prescribe the requirements regarding the towing of an object by an aircraft.O. Paragraph 3. the approach to the landing area and the boundary of landing area.2.O. Paragraph 3.1. 92.2 subparagraph(iv) Schedule IV Section 3 – General Rules.

aircraft component and item of equipment and drawings relating thereto. repaired. (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. aircraft. manufactured. factory or place in which aircraft. stored. tested. 1934 (22 of 1934). aircraft components. manufacture and maintenance of aircraft. items of equipment. (b) at all times during working hours enter that portion of any organization. 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. and inspect any such organization. Inspection (1) Any person. (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. assembled.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 58 of 69 APPENDIX – IV A INSPECTION UNDER AIRCRAFT RULE 156 Rule 156. modified. overhauled. (d) enter. factory or place. materials are being designed. authorized by the Director-General by general or special order in writing in this behalf. inspect and search any aircraft for the purpose of securing compliance with any of these rules or the provisions of the Aircraft Act. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .

if in the opinion of such authority(a) having regard to the nature of an intended flight. by notification in the Official Gazette make rules regulating all maters incidental or subsidiary to the exercise of this power. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 59 of 69 APPENDIX IV B POWER TO DETAIN AIRCRAFT (Section 8 of the Aircraft Act. or (b) such detention is necessary to secure compliance with any of the provisions of this Act or the rules applicable to such aircraft. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . (2) The Central Government may. 1934) Power to detain aircraft. (1) Any authority authorized in this behalf by the Central Government may detain any aircraft. the flight of such aircraft would involve danger to persons in the aircraft or to any other persons or property.

IV C AUTHORISATION OF POWER UNDER CLAUSES (B) & (D) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPPOSITE OF SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT NEW DELHI . the 9th September. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. Airworthiness Officer. 2.Sivaraman) Director General of Civil Aviation DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY .110 003 No. 4. 1976. Director of Airworthiness. Sd/(M. This order comes into force with immediate effect and shall remain valid till revoked. Deputy Director/ Controller of Airworthiness.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 60 of 69 APPENDIX . 9/38/77-IR Dated New Delhi. 8-54/57-AI(II) dated 15th September.R. and 5. 1937. Senior Airworthiness Officer. I hereby authorize the following officers to exercise the powers mentioned in clauses (b) and (c) of the said rule:1. 1992 ORDER In exercise of the powers vested in the undersigned under rule 156 of the Aircraft Rules. and in supersession of earlier Order No. 3.

IR dated the 9th September. Deputy Director of Air Transport. 18. Dated New Delhi. 4. 1992. Assistant Director of Air Safety. 20.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 61 of 69 APPENDIX IV D AUTHORISATION OF POWER UNDER CLAUSES (B) & (D) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT. Director/ Deputy Director of Air Safety. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security Security Officer. 15. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security 24. Director of Flying Training. 7. I hereby authorize the following Officers to exercise the powers mentioned in clauses (a) and (d) of the said rule:1. 11. Officer -in-Charge and Sniffer Dogs with handlers representing Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. Director/Deputy Director of Training and Licensing. 19. 21.110 003 F. ORDER In exercise of the powers vested in the undersigned under rule 156 of the Aircraft Rules. 16.9/38/77-IR. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation. Regional Director of Air Safety. 14. 9/38/77 . 23. 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). 1993. Regional Controller of Air Safety. NEW DELHI . 13. 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. 3. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. 5. 1937 and in supersession of earlier Order No. the 9th July. 8. 22. 2. 12. 17. 10. Bureau of Civil Aviation Security Officer -in-Charge and members of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Director/ Deputy Director of Regulation and Information. 9.No. 6. and 25.

I.O. Telephone No.S. 500 Telegraphic Address: Aeronautical : VIDDYAYG Commercial : AIRCIVIL NEW DELHI Telex:31-74127 DGCA IN Fax: 011-4629221 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA S.No. 1966.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 62 of 69 This order comes into force with immediate effect and shall remain valid till revoked . dated the 22 purpose of the said sub-section. the Central Government hereby authorises the officers specified below for the DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Director General of Civil Aviation. 9/38/77-IR.110 003 10th May 1994 F. Sd/( H.2305.754. Section 3.1994 N O T I F I C A T I O N S.No.02.S. guidance and record.No. 754 dated 28th February. Extn. Part II. 06/1994 AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT NEW DELHI . Deputy Director of Airworthiness. Sd/(H. namely:1.KHOLA ) DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION APPENDIX .C. 1994 published in the Gazette of India. In pursuance of sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Aircraft Act. nd July. 5. 1994 is reproduced below for information. 3. 2.O. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION & TOURISM (DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION) Dated : 28. Ministry of Civil Aviation Notification No.IV E POWER OF DELEGATION A. 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. Sub-section (ii) dated 19th March. Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. 3/11/93-AIS Government of India. except as respects thing done or omitted to be done before such supersession. Joint Director General of Civil Aviation. Director of Airworthiness.KHOLA ) Director General of Civil Aviation ____________________________________________________________________ F. 4. : 4622495.

Controller of Airworthiness. 10. 8. Regional Controller of Air Safety.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 6. Deputy Director of Air Transport. Bhattacharjee) Under Secretary to the Govt. of India. Assistant Director of Air Safety. 7. AV. Deputy Director of Air Safety. Director of Air Safety. No. Director of Training and Licensing. 14. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 63 of 69 (F. 11. 9. Director of Regulations and Information. Senior Air Safety Officer. 12. 13. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Senior Airworthiness officer.11012/6/92-A) (M. 15.

b.t aircraft. d. in order to assess the standard of work and adherence to maintenance procedures. Review of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness authorities w. AME License in any of the categories Desirable: Duties & Responsibilities a. 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. Inspection of aircraft for issue. f.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 64 of 69 APPENDIX V TERMS OF REFERENCES ( RECRUITMENT RULES) Designation: Airworthiness Officer (Group A Gazetted) Scale: PB-3 Rs 15600-39100 + 5400 Qualifications & Experience: Essential: (A) (i) Bachelor degree with Physics or Mathematics as one of the main subjects from recognized university or equivalent and (ii) 3 Years experience in the field of aircraft maintenance (engineering) (B) OR (i) Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics/Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent. Reviewing applications of aircraft maintenance personnel for issue. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance and flight crew licensing examinations. h. permit to fly and amendments. renewals of such certificates. Inspections on the aircraft undergoing routine maintenance. renewal. validation and extension of licenses. Reviewing applications for certificate of registration. engines. Investigation of major defects in aircraft and determination of corrective actions to be taken where airworthiness may be affected. c. renewal. certificate of airworthiness. propellers to determine applicability to the national DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . validation and cancellation of certificates of airworthiness/permit to fly and the subsequent execution of such documents as appropriate.r. e. g.

Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods. shippers and related organizations. Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft. Surveillance of approved organizations.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 65 of 69 aircraft. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary. l. i. monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued by the headquarters. 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. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . j. m.

c.t aircraft. validation and extension of licenses. approvals and certificate of competency to aircraft personnel. validation and cancellation of certificates of airworthiness/permit to fly and the subsequent execution of such documents as appropriate. systems.r. or engines/ power plants/ electrical/ avionics in the reputed manufacturing / overhauling/ maintenance establishments. 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. g. monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued by the headquarters. engines. OR (C) Airworthiness officer with five years regular service in the grade Duties & Responsibilities a.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Designation: Senior Airworthiness Officers (Group A Gazetted) PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 66 of 69 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. Reviewing applications for certificate of registration. certificate of airworthiness. Review of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness authorities w. Investigation of major defects in aircraft and determination of corrective actions where airworthiness may be affected. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance licensing examinations and other examinations. permit to fly and amendments. in order to assess the standard of work and adherence to maintenance procedures. e. b. renewal. Inspections on the aircraft undergoing routine maintenance. renewals of such certificates. propellers to determine applicability to the national aircraft. Electrical/Mechanical/Electronics/ Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent and (ii) Five years experience in the field of air frame aircraft structure. Inspection of aircraft for issue. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . d. Grant of authorizations. f. Reviewing applications from aircraft maintenance personnel for issue. renewal.

l.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 67 of 69 h. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods. shippers and related organizations. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft. i. 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. j. Surveillance approved organizations k.

Inspections on the aircraft undergoing routine maintenance. propellers to determine applicability to the national aircraft. f. permit to fly and amendments. h. approvals and certificate of competency to aircraft personnel. Investigation of major defects in aircraft and determination of corrective action to be taken where airworthiness may be affected. renewals of such certificates. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods. validation and extension of licenses of aircraft maintenance personnel and grant of authorizations. 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. validation and cancellation of certificates of airworthiness/permit to fly and the subsequent execution of such documents as appropriate. and DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . Issue of certificate of registration. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary. endorse. d. Surveillance of the approved organisations for issue and renewal of certificates of approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft. engines. b. shippers and related organizations. Review of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness authorities w. 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.r. renewal. 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. monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued by the headquarters. renewal. Inspection of aircraft for issue.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 68 of 69 Designation: Dy. certificate of airworthiness. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance and flight crew licensing examinations and other examinations. g. Issue. k. e. i. c. j.t aircraft. in order to assess the standard of work and adherence to maintenance procedures.

i. Issue of certificate of registration. Issue of service bulletins and the airworthiness directives of foreign airworthiness authorities w. e. Inspections on the aircraft undergoing routine maintenance. Investigation of major defects discovered in aircraft and determination of corrective action to be taken where airworthiness may be affected. c. h. permit to fly and amendments. f. Supervision of the aircraft maintenance licensing examinations and other examinations. validation of foreign maintenance licenses. workshops and associated facilities of approved organizations. g. shippers and related organizations. validation and extension of licenses of aircraft maintenance personnel and grant of authorizations. monitoring the implementation of the relevant airworthiness regulations issued by the headquarters. renewal. b.r. DGCA REGULATORY RESPONSIBILITIES AND METHODOLOGY . carrying out routine surveillance check of the standard of work in the hangars. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 69 of 69 Designation: Director of Airworthiness (Group A Gazetted) Scale: PB-4 Rs 37400-67000 + 8700 Qualifications & Experience: Essential: Dy. Investigation of possible violations of the national air law or regulations in regard to airworthiness and to suggest corrective action where necessary.t aircraft. 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. engines. Surveillance of the carriage of dangerous goods. Surveillance of the approved organizations for issue and renewal of certificates of approval to conduct activities bearing on the airworthiness of aircraft. renewals of such certificates. d. endorse. Issue. Director of Airworthiness/Controller of Airworthiness with five years regular service in the grade Duties & Responsibilities a. propellers to determine applicability to the national aircraft. certificate of airworthiness. approvals and certificate of competency to aircraft personnel.

3. 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.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. CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS . bear great responsibility in the determination of public perception of the DGCA. pilot and engineers performance. and with the public. operations and maintenance manuals. all circumstances that an officer may encounter cannot possibly be covered. officers working in direct contact with operators. 2. and overall safety activities. they are expected to exercise good judgment and professional behavior at all times while on and off duty. CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS 1. Through their conduct. The officers are faced in position of frequently interpreting and evaluating the quality of training programs.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 1 of 5 CHAPTER 2 PERSONAL ETHICS. 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. ON-THE. The officers are required to approach their duties in a professional manner and to maintain that attitude throughout their activities. Although some scenarios are listed in this section. As officers are always in the public eye. 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. 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. RULES OF CONDUCT PERSONAL ETHICS. 4.

or personnel for other than official work). rules. Maintain a professional appearance. Uphold with integrity the public trust involved in the position to which assigned.1 4. Respond promptly to directions and instructions received from their supervisor. Conserve and protect office property. Render full and industrious service in the performance of their duties. or policy through appropriate channels. including all rules. Safeguard classified information and unclassified information that should not be given general circulation.17 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. rules. and other authoritative instructions. When duties concern the expenditure of public funds.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 2 of 5 4. of India.5 4. regulations. Officers are accountable for the statements they make and the views they express. no matter how trying the circumstances. Not engage in private activities for personal gain or any other unauthorized purpose while in government service.14 4. arising under the law. Officers must always keep in mind.6 4. In their direct contact with a dynamic highly organized and high profile industry it is crucial that the officer project a strong professional image.15 4.10 4. CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS .12 4. supervisors and members of the public.8 4.11 4. and instructions relating to personal safety. property.7 4. equipment. and materials (Officers may not use or permit others to use office equipment. signs. Not make irresponsible.9 4. Obtain approval of all absences from duty. as appropriate.3 4. and regulations of the Govt. have knowledge of and observe all applicable legal requirements and restrictions.13 4. shall not disclose or discuss any classified information or "official use only" information unless specifically authorized to do so. Not use illicit drugs or abuse alcohol or other substances. PERSONAL ETHICS. the integrity of other individuals or organizations. false. or defamatory statements that may attack. without foundation. Exercise courtesy and tact in dealing with co-workers.2 4. Report known or suspected violations of law. Give any supervisor or official conducting an official investigation or inquiry all information and testimony about all matters inquired of. that they are visible representative of the Government. Observe the various laws.16 4.4 4. during duty hours. regulations.

CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS . the specified duties may only be performed after the officer has been authorized/ deputed by his seniors.3 6. Officers who wish to participate in outside aviation activities (such as flight instruction. 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.4 6. 7.4 Business Interests. During in-flight inspection. TYPES AND USE OF CREDENTIALS Although the credentials contain the general authorization for the officers to carry out their duties.1 PERSONAL ETHICS. Public Speaking.2 OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCIAL INTERESTS PART I Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 3 of 5 5.1 6. The two type of credentials issued to an airworthiness officer are as follows: 6. Officers may not receive payment for speaking on issues that deal with their official job functions. Officers should therefore maintain a low profile. During training officer’s dress should be compatible with the air operator's practice but should lean towards formality. or any other aviation-related activity) should seek prior consent and approval from the Director General. restrict movements between cabin and flight decks and display the Authorization issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. 6.3 5. DRESS Officers should be aware that their personal appearance affects their professional image. therefore.5 7.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 5. 5. Officers may hold employment or own businesses that do not present a conflict of interest with their official job functions. Officers should seek NOC before engaging in any airline or other business activity for which the DGCA has oversight responsibility.1 5. commercial flying. dress conservatively. the sight of a non-uniformed person moving in and out of the flight deck can be disturbing to hijack-conscious passengers. 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. Officers may not participate in fund raising or soliciting donations from any business or activity for which their office is assigned oversight responsibility.2 6. Fund Raising. Conflict of Interest.

If either one or both of these credentials are lost. 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.1. stolen. 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. 7. CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS . An officer must display the pass on an outer garment to be permitted entry into airport secured areas. 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. and while working in these areas. 8. or damaged. While maintaining the status of his/her own position. 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. Even in these conditions. If required. To be eligible for the Airport credential.2 Airport Entry Pass. 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. and have a job function that requires the conduct of inspections. 8. Airworthiness Officers assigned to carry out inspections and audit are eligible to receive the DGCA credential. the officer should report the occurrence immediately to the concerned officers/ authorities 7. the officer must recognize and support the Pilotin-Command's authority unless he/she is obviously about to violate a regulation. an officer on duty may travel in the flight deck for familiarization purposes. 7.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 4 of 5 7.2 Lost or Stolen Credentials.1. 8.3 Eligibility Requirements.1 Authorization. the officers must possess DGCA credential. however.1 ADMISSION TO THE FLIGHT DECK The flight deck of an aircraft being a secure area. the officers must have completed a ‘Basic Airworthiness Officers’ course. have fulfilled the requirements set forth in this manual authorizing the conduct of ramp inspections.2 PERSONAL ETHICS.

PERSONAL ETHICS. where available. and a new source of information. If an officer has reason to believe that an aircraft is in an unsafe condition. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 8. The Act and Power delegation is placed at Annexure IVB and IVE of Part 1. This would give the airworthiness officer more time to co-ordinate other recourses. The Officer is a new person to talk to. 1934 directing Air Traffic Services (ATS). he/ she may detain the aircraft pursuant to Section 8 of the Aircraft Act. CONDUCT AND CREDENTIALS . to deny take-off clearance could be the best course of action.3 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 5 of 5 8.4 While in the flight deck. Chapter 1. the officer must avoid distracting the crew.

standardize the training programme and to derive the maximum benefit from the time and energy invested in imparting training.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 1 of 24 CHAPTER 3 TRAINING 1. 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. Specialized.6 TRAINING .1 GENERAL To establish appropriate regulatory control over the operators in the most effective and efficient manner. rules. procedures. the officers will be subjected to Type training courses in the related areas of specialization. the officers will be subjected to OJT on specific functions such as Certification procedures. training of officers in various fields of advanced aviation technology has become an important tool. on various subjects and topics and periodic training on selected special subjects. they will be categorized as specialists in either Mechanical Stream comprising Airframe and Engine Systems or Avionics Stream comprising Electrical. Equally important is the refresher training of officers. Refresher.5 1. Further.2 1.. The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that officers of Airworthiness Directorate are in tune with the changes in technology. and Type training in the field of aircraft manufacture. and regulatory control. The chapter deals with curriculum and syllabus of training for newly recruited Senior Airworthiness officers and Airworthiness officers and refresher Training for the serving officers. 1. conducting maintenance surveillance and enforcement of Airworthiness standards by Senior Officers of the group to 1. by laying down the procedures and curricula for training in order to enhance the level of knowledge. All officers who join the Airworthiness Directorate are required to undergo Basic training course. for effective discharge of their duties and responsibilities vested in them. Instrument and Radio Systems Subsequently.4 1. Initial training of newly recruited Airworthiness and Senior Airworthiness Officers who may not have Civil Aviation background is considered essential. depending upon the academic qualifications and the previous background of the officers. This chapter details the training requirements for the airworthiness officers with the intention to provide Basic. regulations etc. already serving in the department.3 1. Thereafter. maintenance.

It shall be the responsibility of the respective head of office to ensure that the nominated officers are relieved to attend the course. Such officers when nominated shall be relieved from the respective offices to attend the course. 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. All officers attending the course shall attend this course without fail. 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. all the officers are advised to acquire knowledge in all areas of aircraft maintenance. to enable participation of officers from other field offices and Hqrs. NDT firms. Headquarters shall nominate newly recruited officers to undergo training on subjects listed in para 3. TRAINING ADMINISTRATION The training programme will be coordinated by the Director of Airworthiness (Training). manufacturers etc. 2. Notwithstanding the above. may be sought for specialized training. 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.5 2. The officers from outside the region will however be nominated by Headquarters.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 2 of 24 1. Such training courses must be coordinated with the Hqrs.2 2. irrespective of their specialization and undergo training as and when deputed by Hdqrs /Regional Offices.3 2.7 which the new officers are attached.1 2. There will be examination at the end of each course. External help from the airlines and various organizations such as oil companies. For Type training within the country.6 TRAINING .4 2. 2. The minimum qualifying marks in such examination will be 70%. 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. Regional offices may organize training on some topics at their end using the resources available in their respective regions. Course completion certificate shall be given to officers completing the training courses successfully.

Headquarters will nominate officer(s) to undergo training either at manufactures facility or any other DGCA recognized agency. Airworthiness Officers. A.1 3. TRAINING COURSES The training courses are divided into the following categories.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 2. as per the need and requirement.7 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 3 of 24 For Type training outside the country. at the level of Airworthiness Officers and Sr. 3. Field Training  Periodic Training on special topics  Discussions on surveillance and audit feedbacks  Field trips. each of approximately one week duration: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) (xv) Airworthiness Procedures Manual Enforcement Manual Air Law Human Factors General Engineering Basic Airframe & Systems Basic Engines Electrical systems Instruments Radio Navigation and Communication Computer application Dangerous goods Airport Fire Fighting facilities Aviation fuel quality control Bomb threat inspection TRAINING . The following topics will be covered which have been divided into following modules. 3.2 Initial Training Course Initial training is provided to newly recruited officers of Airworthiness Directorate. Centralized Training Courses  Initial Training Course  Refresher Training Course  Specialized Training Course  Type Training Course B.

and the Aircraft Rules. Certificate of Maintenance.2. Advisory circulars and AME Notices issued by DGCA. Method of maintaining the logbook. Procedure of jacking. Maintenance and handling of equipment used in the maintenance of aircraft.3 Air Regulations (Air Law). Conditions under which Aircraft is required to be test flown. TSOs. FARs. Certificate to be issued by AME for test flight. Stores: bonded and Quarantine stores.MODULE 4   TRAINING . Journey logbook. Approval of Organizations in various categories. Technical logbook etc. Registration markings. MEL. leveling and mooring of aircraft.4 Aircraft General Engineering & Maintenance Practices . 1937.2. Procedure for making entries in logbooks. ICAO Documents.MODULE 2 3. AICs.      Regulations.2. Various documents/certificates issued to establish airworthiness of Aircraft parts. Service Bulletins. its certification. Approved Certificates. Civil Aviation Requirements. Airworthiness Directive.MODULE 3  Aircraft Act. Flight Manual.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 4 of 24 3. BCARs. AIP. Use of schedules. Minimum equipments. Documents required to be carried on board. Circumstances under which C of A is suspended. instruments required for various types of operation. Ferry Flight. variou8s fluids. and Export Certificate of Airworthiness. FAA ACs. Various logbooks required to be maintained for Aircraft. Issue of Type Approval. Various terms such as Certificate of Flight Release. Certificate of Airworthiness.        3.ICAO Annexes. Privileges and responsibilities of the various categories of License and approved persons.2.MODULE 1 3. EASA regulations.2 Enforcement Manual . CDL.1 Airworthiness Procedures Manual . Aeronautical Information Circular (relating to airworthiness. concessions. Modification. Mandatory documents like Certificate of Registration. NOTAMs. storage of various aeronautical products including rubber goods. preservation.

correct use and inspection of aircraft bolts. Principle of Electromagnetic Induction and their application. Colour coding. nonferrous and composite materials.        TRAINING . Ultrasonic and eddy current inspections. The X-ray. tapes. Ohm’s law. Various types of Aircraft cables and swaging procedures used. rivets. Material.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL               Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 5 of 24 Safety and fire precautions to be observed during maintenance. their identification. properties. refueling and defueling of aircraft. Kirchoff’s law and their application. Arc welding gas welding. brazing and soldering. parts and use of hand tools. Various types of corrosion. ATA system of classification. Aircraft Metallurgy Commonly used ferrous. Principle of operation of electrical test equipment. Hardness testing machines and various types of hardness numbers. Various Aircraft manuals. Workshop Practices. Batteries and their maintenance. Identification. its cause and protection. reamers. screws and locking devices of British and American systems. symbols or other markings to identify fluid systems pipelines. simple machine tools and precision measuring instruments. Various types of gears and bearings. heat treatment processes. dye-penetrant and fluorescent and magnetic particle techniques and the subsequent inspection of the parts. inspection schedules time limit. The hot oil and chalk. their use and common defects. drills. Instrument and Radio Electrical terminology and components used in AC/DC circuitry. Various forms and threads used in British and American systems. Various methods of voltage regulation. The interpretation of engineering drawings including symbols. terminology. testing and their application in aircraft industry. Various types of threads. Avionics subjects Electrical. nuts. rubber parts and other aircraft systems of aircraft.

and surfaces finishes. and methods of rectification and reprotection. plastic sealants and rubbers and their inspection and repair. their applications.MODULE 5            TRAINING . chains and sprockets. Conversion from decimal to binary system and vice-versa. The functions of the major aircraft components and types of propulsion systems used in aircraft industry. Identification and physical characteristics of commonly used composite materials. drag. Types of wood and glue and their characteristics. general defects. Aerodynamics Basic Airframe & Systems .] Aircraft and Engine. Cables. electric welding etc. The terms lift. inspection and repair. Metal/fabric materials used in aircraft structure. Principle of four-stroke cycle and Brayton’s cycle as applied to piston engines and jet engines. the types of defects associated with them. Heat treatment of steel and aluminum Surface hardening processes used on aircraft metals. various types of hardness no. angle of attack. Identify the bands of frequency spectrum their use and propagation characteristics. Welding techniques such as gas welding. arc welding. procedures for testing the soundness of these materials. stall. properties and their use. tests. Elementary computers. Use of hardness testing machines.5 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 6 of 24 Principle of operation of aircraft and engine instruments. inspection for deterioration.2.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL          3. Various types of diodes/triodes/transistors and their function. Symbols used in logic gates. Various methods used for removal of corrosion from common aircraft metals and methods employed to prevent corrosion. Doping process. Effect of various alloying elements used in steel.

The characteristics of the aero foils. their inspection and repair. maintenance and inspection of the following:    Structure and structural components constructed from metal. Forces acting on the Aircraft during all phases of flight. boundary layer fences etc. Elementary flying controls. vinyl. weight. The effect of altitude. transonic airflow and the various terms used therein. glass reinforced plastic. surface finishes and associated materials. permanent and semipermanent joints. nose wheel steering. brakes.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL            Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 7 of 24 The characteristics of the subsonic airflow and the various terms used therein. vortex generators. The effect of altitude. Aircraft stability and Control. Station Nos. aerodynamic loading. Such terms as damage tolerance. warning and extinguishing. Sweepback wing: High incidence tail plane. Characteristics of the aerofoil used for subsonic and transonic flights. Aircraft Stability and Control. Various types of methods used on tubular structure. aging ‘aircraft. changes of engine power on performance of the aircraft. General understanding of the various types of structures used in Aircraft construction. changes of engine power on performance of the aircraft. SSID. fly by wire concept. TRAINING . semi-monocoque fuselage. ice and rain protection. Various types of high lift and drag devices. weight. points. aquaplaning. their operation. Furnishing materials. The characteristics of the subsonic. hydraulics. air-conditioning and pressurization systems. Perspex. oxygen. landing gear. fire detection and protection. load factors. method of attachment of wing to the fuselage. glass fiber. Forces acting on the Aircraft during all phases of flight. pneumatics. super stall. Aircraft Structures     Aircraft Systems Function. Fail-safe and safe-life concept.

paints. brakes. air-conditioning and pressurization systems.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 8 of 24 wheels. landing gear. overweight landing. Perspex. rigging of aircraft. antiskid. nose wheel steering. preparation of weight schedule. Symmetry check. Furnishing materials. tyres. lightening strike. glass reinforced plastic. Minor defects and various methods of rectification and repair of minor defects. Construction of various types of Direct Reading Compass. and compass swing precautions and procedures. calculation of center of gravity. vinyl.  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. glass fiber. investigation and methods of rectification and repair of minor defects. balancing of control surfaces. dinghies and rafts. brakes. preparation of a brief report with  Inspection of Aircraft     TRAINING . periodical inspection necessary to check the serviceability of the Aircraft. Elementary flight controls including power operated / assisted fight controls. repair schemes to the aircraft during overhaul. abnormal flight loads etc. oxygen. raising up of modifications. doors and emergency exists.. preparation / precautions for weighting. Various inspections such as heavy landing. hydraulics. Windows. tyres. life saving equipment including inflatable slides. inspection of the Aircraft after heavy landing. wheels. periodical inspection necessary to check the serviceability of the Aircraft. Function. pneumatics. ice and rain protection. various types of repairs given by the manufacturer therein. surface finishes and associated materials. Terms related to aircraft weighing. lightening strike and abnormal flight loads. antiskid. preparation of a brief report with the help of sketches if necessary in case of damage to the Aircraft. rigging of aircraft. incorporation of alternate/equivalent materials. maintenance and inspection of the following:    Structure and structural components constructed from metal. duplicate inspection. various related terms used in electricity / magnetism. fire detection and protection. Minor defects their reporting. warning and extinguishing. Familiarity of the structural manuals.

illustrated by sketches if necessary describing the replacements required in the event of damage. main rotor brakes. supplying ground power refueling and de-fuelling etc. The inspection and checks for alignment after assembly of the helicopter structural components. doors and windows. The assembly of helicopter structure. gear boxes. gyroscopic. pitot systems and automatic pilots. with reference to the assembly and functioning of the rotors including transmission. Periodic inspections necessary to check the serviceability of life saving and safety equipment. The various terms used in helicopter construction and the functioning of each component part of the Helicopter. simple A. Precautions taken during airframe maintenance. maintenance and inspection of helicopter structure and structural components. pneumatic and fuel systems. ground deicing.       Duplicate inspection of control systems.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 9 of 24 the help of sketches if necessary in case of damage to the Aircraft of terms related to aircraft weighting. fire warning and extinguishing systems etc. lightening strikes and abnormal flight loads. preparation/precaution and method of weighting the aircraft. landing gear (including shock struts and retracting devices) wheels. braking. 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. Function. Aerodynamics and theory of flight of the helicopter and theory of flight controls. electric. defect or wear. and D. hydraulic. ice and rain protection systems.C. Airframe (Helicopters)        TRAINING . jacking. shafts and couplings. towing. function. flying control systems and servo units. Preparation of a brief report. brakes. freewheel units. transmission systems including main rotor head and balancing and tracking of main and tail rotor blades. Principles of operation. operated instruments.C. Inspection and checks required after heavy landings. tyres. testing and calibration to determine serviceability of pressure. General maintenance (including equipment) and minor repairs.

6 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 10 of 24 Procedure and precautions necessary to avoid deterioration of airframe and associated equipment when the helicopter is out of use for extended periods. constructional features and function of magnetos and ignition system components.MODULE 6                    TRAINING . The constructional features and function of components of engine fuel system. Piston Engine Theory and construction Thermodynamic laws related to internal combustion engines. characteristics of aviation fuel. exhaust.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL  3. Engine fire detection and protection systems. construction. Ignition and starting System. Types. common sources of contamination and methods to prevent such contamination. Various efficiencies involved in internal combustion engines. temperature and pressure. characteristics of lubricants used in piston engine oil system. Heat engines The Otto cycle and the relationship between volume. Terms used in the theory of piston engines and calculations of parameters from the given data. Principle of operation. The function. cooling systems and engine mounting. Purpose and functioning of all parts of a constant speed.2. Differences between two stroke and four stroke engines. Various factors affecting the engine performance. A general understanding of the propeller terms. classification and material of the various parts and accessories of the engine including the induction. Various components of oil system. Basic Engines . Magneto timing procedure. Engine Fuel and oil System The principle of operation and constructional features of carburetors. variable pitch and feathering propeller and their associated control system components. Contamination of oil and its identification. Types. Method of checking for contamination.

anti-icing of engine. Function. adjustment and checking of the performance of the engine and its components including systems. The engine fire detection and protection systems. Engine Instruments Principle of operation of the engine instruments. Engine preservation and de-preservation procedures. classification and material of the various parts and accessories of the engine including the induction. inspection after propeller strike. Various factors affecting the engine performance. Top overhaul procedure and engine on-condition maintenance.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL      Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 11 of 24 Principle of operation. Trouble shooting of minor defects and methods of their rectification. temperature and pressure. periodical inspections necessary to check the serviceability of the engine. Engine starting. Terms used in the theory of gas turbine engines and calculations of parameters from the given data. cooling systems. Condition monitoring and performance monitoring of gas turbine engines. exhaust. constructional features and function of various types of supercharged and its related components/parts. Supercharged System Principle of operation. Gas Turbine Engine Theory and construction Thermodynamics laws related to gas turbine engines. NDT techniques as applicable to engine parts. construction. Otto Cycle and Brayton’s Cycle and the relationship between volume. thrust augmentation and engine mounting. riggining of engine controls. Engine Fuel and Oil system Engine Maintenance           Turbine Engines and Variable Pitch Propellers     TRAINING . constructional features and function of various types of engine starters. the replacement and in-situ operational tests thereof. ground run-up. Advantages and disadvantages of various types of gas turbine engines.

combustion chambers and turbine arrangement. and replacement and in-situ operational tests thereof. speed and load control. Constructional features. Identification of contaminants with interference drawn.   TRAINING . Function of various components of lubrication system.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL    Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 12 of 24 Principle of operation and constructional features of fuel control units. Characteristics of aviation fuel. Constructional features and function of various types of engine starters. Ignition and starting system Principle of operation. Function of all parts of a constant speed. limiting factors. A general understanding of the propeller terms. Bleed Control System          Propeller   Thrust Reversers  Auxiliary power unit. Engine Instruments Principle of operation of the engine instruments.. fire protection and indication. Method to check contamination with precautions. constructional features and function of ignition system components. Constructional features and function of various types of thrust reversers and their related components. function of the components of engine fuel control system/metering system. Power Augmentation System Principle of operation and function of various types of power augmentation devices. its operational features. Types of ignition. variable pitch and feathering propeller and their associated control system components. common sources of contamination and methods to prevent such contamination. Types characteristics of lubricants used in gas turbine engine lubrication system. constructional features of compressors. flame propagation. Types. Purpose.

Procedures for testing the soundness of these materials. welding and protective treatments. Properties and use of Alloyed Steel. factors and limitations effecting the choice of equipment and methods of inspection used. including NDT equipments. Use of workshop inspection aids. duplicate inspection of engine controls. Bleed loads and condition under which bleed is tapped. Materials used in engine construction. ground run-up. The air oil system used on a typical gas turbine engine. compressor stall. periodical inspections necessary to check the serviceability of the engine. Heat treatment of steel and Aluminum. and checking of the performance of the engine and its components including systems. General Requirements The layout of the overhaul workshop including Engine test-bed. Engine Maintenance Trouble shooting of minor defects and methods of their rectification. special inspection schedules. Metallurgy Effect of various alloying elements in steel. trimming. Surface hardening processes used on engine parts. rigging of engine controls and field adjustments of fuel control unit. compressor line. Inspection and Repair Preparation of inspection reports prior to repair/overhaul. Engine preservation and de-preservation procedures.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL  Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 13 of 24 Terms related to bleeding of air from the engine. Methods of assessment and removal of corrosion including treatment and reprotection. Workshop processes. Air Oil system                   Piston Engines TRAINING . use and checking for accuracy of special tools used in overhaul of the engine. Care. Engine starting. compressor surge.

application and colour coding of various types of capacitors. the procedure of testing the engine after complete overhaul and monitoring its performance with the help of graphs / curves. Procedure for final inspection of the engine after overhaul / major repair.). composition of electrolytes and plates. calculation of resonant frequency of a circuit from a given information. procedure of dismantling the engine. current and phase angle.2. Repair. principles of operation. inspection before during and after the repair / reconditioning of the components.7 Electrical Systems . Electrical Theory Ohms law.    3. Various methods of engine testing (dynamometer etc. performance (stability and tolerance) and limitations of the fixed resistors (carbon composition. The construction. Kirchoff’s laws and Electromagnetic Induction. Repair. RMS value. effect of change in the frequency on the impedance. and the system of preferred values and wattage ratings. Construction and principle of operation of lead acid and Nickel Cadmium batteries. star and delta connections and calculation of power in three phase system. The resistor colour codes. reconditioning. wire wound and metallic film) and description of various types of variable resistors (wiere wound. Alternating Current and Calculation of Instantaneous value.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL   Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 14 of 24 Preparing the engine for complete overhaul/inspection. thermistors and voltage dependent resistors and varistors). frequency and amplitude from the given data. their applicability in the aircraft industry. Series and parallel resonance of AC circuits and their use. fuel and oil systems and engine control systems. adjustment and assembly of major components. value and tolerance. Composition.MODULE 7          Aircraft Batteries TRAINING . Circuit Controlling and Current Protection Devices. carbon film. inspection and testing of oil heat exchanger units. carbon film.

system response to displacement (position) and rate (velocity) command signals. properties of semiconductor materials. Construction.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL  Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 15 of 24 Effect of temperature of capacity. specific gravity. minimum acceptable standards for insulation and bonding. troubleshooting of servomechanism. electrolyte receptivity. adjustments and trouble shooting of generators and motors. methods employed.   Generators and Motors             TRAINING . Methods of charging of batteries. single and three phase transformers Construction and principles of operation of saturable reactors and magnetic amplifiers. and testing. common battery defects and their rectification. and paralleling of generators. Inspection to determine conditions and serviceability of batteries. Construction. causes of hunting and methods of damping. phase sensitive half wave and inputs and outputs. effect of specific gravity on freezing temperature and resistivity of electrolytes. principle and operation of servo-motors and rate generators. Speed control and reversing the direction of motors. importance of ventilation of battery compartments. bias. Servomechanisms and amplifiers Construction and principles of autotransformers. polarity sensitive inputs and outputs. use and precautions to be observed for aircraft test equipments. Functional tests. Test Equipment: Construction. charger and discharger rates. push pull outputs and effects of stage gains and cascading on time response. precautions and procedures and during charging mixing and neutralization of electrolytes. Bonding and Screening: Purpose of bonding and shielding and difference between the two. procedure of laying of electrical cables and precautions to be taken thereof. purpose of pull-up and rate feedback signals. Construction. principles of operation of voltage regulators. principle of operation. principle of operation and characteristics of DC and AC Generators and Motors. Aircraft wiring system. Electronics: Basic principles of thermionics. precaution.

Operation and inspection of Aircraft Fire and Smoke Detection and Protection system. rotary inverters and transformer rectifier units. Power Distribution Of electrical power distribution systems. The terms used. and electrical components and indicating circuits for Landing Gear. functions performed and overall operation of a microprocessor. Handling of microelectronic circuit devices (Electrostatic Sensitive Devices (ESD). operation.Module 8      TRAINING . Use and theory of oscillators and multi vibrators. operation and anode characteristics of vacuum and gas-filled tubes. comparison with vacuum tubes. Symbols. aircraft lights. Terms. inspection and trouble shooting of aircraft gallery equipment. their construction and application.8 Aircraft Instruments . Aircraft system Principle of operation. operation and application of flip-flop logic.) CRTs and its application. and speed control and reversing the direction of motors. Principle of operation and characteristics of DC and AC Generators and Motors.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL             Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 16 of 24 Symbols. basic operation. doping process. Liquid crystal etc.    3. Construction symbols. Terminology and Conversion Eneral Instrument terminology. conversions of measuring units from one system to another. truth tables and equivalent circuits for logic gates. Operation. Flap System and Air-conditioning system etc.2. interfacing of the major components of a Computer. application and characteristics of PNP and NPN transistors. fundamentals of electricity. the operation and construction of static inverters. General Concepts Atmosphere. Types and operation of displays (LED. use and types of Medium Scale Integration (MSI) Devices.

Lateral Axis and Vertical Axes Yawing. basic operation and interfacing of major components of computer. static selectors and moisture traps. Construction. Coordinated turn. functional testing and trouble shooting of: Altimeters. General purpose and action of primary control surfaces. Airspeed Indicators. Principle of operation and construction. Side-slip.                  TRAINING . Functions performed and overall operation of a microprocessor. The terms used. Principle of operation. relief valves. of procedures of replacement.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL   Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 17 of 24 Principle of operation of transformers and amplifiers. causes of hunting and methods of damping. Artificial Horizons and Turn and Bank Indicators. regulators. Capillary tubes type pressure and temperature gauges. Liquid Crystal etc. Basic principle of thermionics and properties of semi-conductor materials. constructional features and characteristics of Gyroscopes. pitot heads. Vertical Speed Indicators. Azimuth Heading. construction and characteristics of pressure sensitive and temperature sensitive elements. pitot static lines. check valves and filters. truth tables and equivalent circuits for logic gates. Symbols. Venturi tubes. Air Driven Gyros. Types and operation of displays (LED. Aircraft Instruments and systems. Course. principle of operation of servomotors and rate generators and system response to displacement (position) and rate (velocity) command signals. Handling of microelectronic circuit devices (Electrostatic Sensitive Devices (ESD) General understanding of the terms relating to Theory of Flight: Longitudinal Axis. Rolling. vacuum pumps. Turn and Bank indicators operated by direct gauges. Stability.) CRTs and its application. trim tabs and wing flaps. purpose of pull-up and feedback signals. chord. drag. thrust. angle of attack. lift. troubleshooting of servo-mechanisms. field maintenance. stall. Principle of operation. Pitching. skidding.

star and delta connections and calculation of power in three-phase system.Module 9    TRAINING . Centrifugal governor type and magnetic drag-cup type engine rpm indicators. Principle of operation and function of the components of Inertial Navigation system. RMS value. layout and features of components of typical oxygen system.2. and of the replacement procedures and safety precautions to be observed. Inertial Navigation System. performance (stability and tolerance) and limitations of the fixed resistors (carbon composition. Alternating Current and calculation of Instantaneous value. Series and parallel resonance of AC circuits and their use. frequency and amplitude from the given data. Autopilot System Function and operation of components in a typical Autopilot system. effect of change in the frequency on the impedance. Three Phase engine rpm indicators and synchroscopes. AC operated gyro instruments. responses of the system in flight and during functional checks on ground. carbon film.9 Radio Navigation & Communication Systems . current and phase angle.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL                  Position Indicators operated by Direct Current. ratio meter and thermocouple type temperature Indicators. wire wound and metallic 3. Composition. Application and identification of electrical cables used in Aircraft radio installation crimping and soldering techniques. bonding continuity and insulation test. calculation of resonant frequency of a circuit from a given information. Wheat stone bridge. Oxygen system Function. Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 18 of 24 Fluid Quantity Indicators operated by direct current and Capacitors. Satellite Communication Elementary principle of satellite Communication and its application to aircraft. Direct reading and remote reading compasses. AC synchro instruments.

resonance. use and types of medium Scale Integration (MSI) Devices. impedance matching circuits.           TRAINING . application and characteristics of PNP and NPN transistors. basic operation. the operation and construction of static inverters. limitations and functioning of thermionic valves. comparison with vacuum tubes.          Construction and functioning of small AC and DC motors and generators. Symbols. operation. Construction. truth tables and equivalent circuits for logic gates. Q factor. constructional features. Construction symbols. polarity sensitive inputs and outputs.) CRTs and its application in aviation. interfacing of the major components of a computer. their construction and application. single and three phase transformers Construction and principles of operation of saturable reactors and magnetic amplifiers. series and parallel resonant circuits. symbols. bias. filters. Functions performed and overall operation of a microprocessor. operation and application of Flip Flop logic. Liquid Crystal etc. Terms. Types and operation of displays (LED. Materials. application and properties of semi-conductors. thermistors and voltage dependent resistors and varistors). carbon film. Handling of microelectronic circuit devices (Electrostatic Sensitive Devices (ESD) Electrical power distribution systems. Series and parallel circuits. push-pull outputs and effects of stage gains and cascading on time response. operation and anode characteristics of vacuum and gas-filled tubes.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 19 of 24 film) and description of various types of variable resistors (wire wound. application. Terms used. Use and theory of oscillators and multivibrators. rotary inverters and transformer rectifier units. doping process. Construction and principles of autotransformers. AC and DC measuring instruments Thermionics emission. phase sensitive half wave and inputs and outputs. Bandwidth. Operation.

Terms connected with. construction and identification for various types of antennas. superhetrodyne principle. tuning stubs. Radio frequency transmission lines. calculation of approximate ranges of communication (line of sight) with given data. bonding and screening. principle. standing wave ratio. chemical combination. Very high frequency (VHF) and high frequency (HF) airborne communications. Terms used. tinning for Soldering. amplitude. operation. standing waves. wave guides. attenuation in wave-guides. Theory of operation. characteristics of ground planes. impedance of lines. propagation characteristics and identification of the band spectrum. purpose. flux used. Bonding and Screening. matching. frequency and phase modulation. functioning of the operating controls and indications and maintenance of typical HF and VHF communication transceivers. use. Identification. the principle of operation. current and voltage distribution. frequency bands allocation. resonant cavities. performance level and specifications of an Audio Integration System. characteristics. installation and                Automatic Direction Finder (ADF) Systems. coaxial cables. AM and FM receivers. Method. the methods of propagation and the ranges expected. Working principles and testing of Lead Acid and Nickel Cadmium batteries. transmitter. installation practices and procedures. maintenance. methods of minimizing or suppressing such interference. the voltage and current distribution along antenna of various length. Interference caused by electrical and ignition system to radio apparatus. both day and night.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL  Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 20 of 24 Modulation and demodulation. Performance levels expected and specifications of typical airborne HF and VHF communication systems. balanced modulator. Very High Frequency (VHF) Navigation Systems Omni Directional range System Instrument Landing systems TRAINING .

Procedure and points to be observed during installation of the compass in aircraft. damping liquid. B and C. shock absorbing suspension and corrector box the inspection necessary for the detection of common defects that may arise in use. polarity and strength of bar magnets. magnetic materials and permanent magnets.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL                Weather Radar systems Microwave Devices Air Traffic Control (ATC) Transponder system Very Low Frequency (VLF) Navigation Systems Omega Navigation system. Use of landing compass for checking the compasses in Aircraft. Installation and Compensation of Remote Reading Compass. Microwave Landing System Ground Proximity Working System. the magnetic meridian and its relationship to the geographic meridian. including the magnet system. Emergency Locator Transmitters Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 21 of 24 Principle of Satellite communication and its application to aircraft.       TRAINING . General principles of construction for typical Aircraft direct reading compasses. the procedure to be followed after then corrections are made and the preparation of deviation cards and graphs. verge ring and markings. General Principles of magnetism. the earth as a magnet. and the preparation of a “Swinging base” checking the base by means of a landing compass. Compensation of compasses in the aircraft. Radio altimeter systems Cockpit Voice Recorder Distance Measuring Equipment Doppler Navigation system. the calculations and adjustments necessary for corrections for coefficient A. lubber line. grid wires. including the observation of deviations. Installation and Compensation of Direct Reading Compass. Precautions to be observed in the choice of site for.

the master indicator etc.   3. 3.MODULE 14 REFRESHER TRAINING All officers of airworthiness directorate shall undergo periodic refresher training at DGCA Headquarters or other regional office at least once in TWO years and each refresher training will be for a minimum of TWO days duration. The methods and procedure adopted for the compensation of the remotereading compass in the aircraft.MODULE 11 Airport Fire Fighting Facilities . Terminologies used computers related application DOS. Usage of Inter/Intranet.3 Dangerous Goods . data base management system. Installation and the correct positioning of the remote reading compass in the aircraft.2.2. the principles of operation and functioning of the particular type for which the application is made and the inspection of the components parts necessary.Module 10       Note : The course content for the following modules will be decided depending on the type of operations in each region. Office 2007 or equivalent application software/ suits graphs.2. prior to installation in the aircraft. in order to ensure correct function.MODULE 12 Aviation Fuel Quality Control .2. The aim of the course is to enable the officers to be self reliant in the usage of computers. the adjustments to be made to the master compass. Windows. points to be observed and the procedure adopted before adjustments are made.13 3.2.10 Computer Applications .11 3. hardware and software concepts.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL  Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 22 of 24 General principles of construction of remote-reading aircraft compasses. including the component and accessories. UNIX. At least the following topics will be covered. The course shall be conducted by the respective regional offices for their officers.14 3. The head of office shall also complement the periodical recurrent training by way of meetings/Seminars/In-house lectures/ workshops every month to disseminate the necessary information to all Airworthiness officers so as to update their skills TRAINING . LINUX and other environments. The course will be conducted in association with the NIC.12 3. Computer fundamental.MODULE 13 Bomb Threat Inspection .

Familiarization with new systems/equipment. Surveillance Checks. etc. Broadly.4 Recent developments in the field of Airworthiness. the following topics will be discussed in the periodic recurrent training. Communications/ Navigation/ Metereology. FAR Changes. which are to be installed on the aircraft. Approval of maintenance Programme.) Engine condition and trend Monitoring Occurrence reporting / investigation Reliability Concepts and Statistical Analysis of Defects Renewal of Pilots Licenses Weight & Balance TRAINING . Headquarters. ICAO Requirements. to cater to the requirements. Good/Bad maintenance Practices. All offices may send their feedback and suggestions to the Director of Airworthiness (Training).               NDT Aircraft Design Concepts Boroscopy Welding and issue of C of C Production Processes Spot checks. Approval/Renewal of AMOs/POAs including foreign organizations. regarding change in Rules. SPECIALIZED TRAINING All officers will be given specialized training on the following miscellaneous topics. etc. shall update the following list of courses as and when required.             3.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 23 of 24 and knowledge. JAR/EASA Changes. ETOPs. MEL etc. Hqrs. Changes in the Airworthiness Procedures Manual Technical advancement in the various fields of civil aviation. use of checklists for various inspections Modifications and Structural repairs Human Performance and Limitations and maintenance lapses Special operations (RVSM. etc. Civil Aviation requirements. Regional field Offices in association with the Hqrs may conduct some courses. Approval/Acceptance of MOE/AMP/EPM/MCM/POE/MTOE etc. ATC facilities. Issues relevant to standardization of procedures at various field offices. Safety related aspects. Each training will be of an adequate duration to cover the subject in depth with regard to the responsibility of airworthiness officers.

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.6 PERFORMANCE COURSE All officers shall undergo at least one aeroplane or helicopter performance course. Avionics Stream. TRAINING . Record of all 'On Job Training' imparted to an officer shall also be maintained in the training File.5 Simulator Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 24 of 24 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.7 PRESERVATION OF OFFICERS TRAINING RECORDS To ensure systematic and comprehensive training of airworthiness officers it is necessary to maintain individual file for each officer for maintaining the training records. Whenever a new type of aircraft is inducted into operations in his region.     3. All officers undergoing training on the above type aircraft shall take examinations and shall qualify the examinations with the required pass percentage of marks. Two air frames courses and one engine course of a large transport aircraft or two engine courses and one airframe course. At least two sub-streams (electrical instrument and radio) covering at least two large transport aircraft. he shall ensure that the officers entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing regulatory control have been trained on the type of aircraft. The training File records must be reviewed and updated at regular intervals.PART I AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL  3. 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. 3.

Lucknow. W. Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices. Hyderabad. Bhubaneswar. 1. Nagaland. Cochin. Mizoram.1 Jurisdiction of Airworthiness Offices Keeping in view the vast geographical location and increase in the aviation activities in some regions. Uttaranchal and Rajasthan and Chandigarh Uttar Pradesh except Meerut & Aligarh Kanpur Punjab Maharashtra.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 1 of 12 CHAPTER 4 MONITORING OF REGIONAL/ SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES 1. A&N Island. Airworthiness Directorate apart from offices at Headquarters and Central Examination Office comprises of 14 Regional and Sub-Regional offices spread all over the country. Goa. the jurisdiction of Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices are defined as follows. Delhi. Jammu & Kashmir.3 Regional Office Sub-Regional Office Jurisdiction Delhi NCR (including Meerut & Aligarh). Matters requiring urgent attention shall be referred to Headquarters by subRegional Airworthiness Offices under intimation to their Regional Offices. Himachal Pradesh. Kanpur. Patiala and Patna. 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.) Tamil Nadu except Hosur DAW CAW Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Chennai SAWO Cochin Kerala & Lakshdweep Island MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . Bengal and Jamshedpur DAW CAW Bhubaneswar Orissa Kolkata CAW Patna Bihar. Daman & Diu and Gujarat Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh DAW Delhi CAW Lucknow CAW Kanpur SAWO Patiala CAW Bhopal Western Region Southern Region Eastern Region DAW Mumbai Arunachal Pradesh.N. Sikkim. Mumbai.2 1. This consists of 5 Regional offices located at Bangalore. The jurisdiction of theses offices is tabulated below: Region Northern Region 1. Kolkata and Chennai and 9 sub regional offices located at Bhopal. Guwahati. Haryana. Meghalaya. Jharkhand (except Jamshedpur) SAWO Guwahati Assam DAW Bangalore Karnataka including Hosur (T. it is imperative that all regional and Sub-Regional Offices shall follow these instructions.

It is necessary that the work carried out by the field offices is projected to the Headquarters. quality of technical manpower etc. 1. ensuring adequacy of infrastructure of approved firms. Copy of proforma of the MNL is enclosed as Annexure. These offices perform various functions and are engaged in several other activities to enhance airworthiness standards of aircraft and its components.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 2 of 12 1. While giving the requisite information especially in the case of delay analysis. It is also a vital tool for assessing manpower requirements of various offices and wherever necessary.3 2. Part-I shall cover information pertaining to delay analysis. these offices carry out the planned surveillance activities related to airworthiness and operations of aircraft. to augment the same in different regions.4 Director of Airworthiness/In charge of the regions would function within the powers delegated to them by the Central Government and by the DGCA as reflected in various notifications. 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. While forwarding the reports on incidents. MNL shall be in two parts. The Regional Airworthiness Offices will also decide and dispose of the cases referred to them by the Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices. However. reporting all incidents accidents and investigations carried out by the office. 2. number of examinations conducted.2 2. They will also hold meetings with the heads of Sub-Regional offices at least once a year.4 MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . The contents of Part-I should be as per format prescribed by 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.1 2. however an executive summary on the activities of the month must reach the headquarters latest by 4 th of the month. licenses issued/renewed etc. In addition. 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. Monthly News Letter Regional and sub-regional airworthiness offices are engaged in performance of functions entrusted to them by Government's statutory orders. matters that may have repercussions in other regions should be referred to the Headquarters. use of pie/ bar-charts may be followed.5 2.

stores etc. It is needless to say that the name of the officer who carried out spot checks. it should be noted that exact number of spot checks carried out should be specified. head of office is either on tour or on leave. overhaul shops. Annual Inspection by Headquarters Every Regional Airworthiness Office will be visited by senior officers of the Airworthiness Directorate from Headquarters from time to time. 2. details of deficiencies. 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. This inspection would cover the assessment of the working of the Airworthiness offices vis-à-vis Aircraft Rules. letter. 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.5 Part-II shall cover details on the routine surveillance of the approved organizations as per the planned annual surveillance programme in the hangers. Wherever deficiencies have been observed. headquarters. the next senior most officer shall sign the D.2 MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . As regards information on spot checks.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 3 of 12 reference of correspondence between Headquarters and regions should be highlighted. name of the operator. Thereafter. violation of requirements should be hi-lighted. sub-regional office is required to draw up monthly surveillance programme so that all. and name of the officer who carried out spot checks along with action taken to rectify the deficiencies should be given. 2.1 3. 3. MNL should be forwarded by the heads of the regional airworthiness offices in the form of D. In case. Every regional.O. detected weak areas of operators.6 3. letter addressed to the Director of Airworthiness. Also the names of the officers who have done the surveillance checks should be given due importance. Civil Aviation Requirements and the Airworthiness Procedures Manual. it is essential that the standard check lists issued by Headquarters or customized check lists available with office should be used as guidance. 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.O. A similar inspection of the Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices will be carried out by a senior officer(s) of Regional Airworthiness Offices. Enforcement Manual and the observance/compliance of Regulations/ CARs by the Operators/Approved Organizations in the respective regions. While carrying out the surveillance. Forwarding of MNL under the signature of the head of office implies that he has gone through the contents of MNL.

welfare or any other issue on behalf of their respective offices.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3. The purpose of the visit is not to find faults with the Regional or sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices.5 3. the same would be sorted out during such visits.3 PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 4 of 12 A 15-days notice will be given to each office before the visit. 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. Check list for Inspection is placed as annexure II.2 4. but to ensure that headquarters' instructions and requirements are being meticulously observed and enforced on the operators and approved organizations. administration. preferably a day after the annual meet of Quality Managers of Scheduled and Non-scheduled operators. Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness Officers should avail of this opportunity to discuss all the issues including administrative issues with the visiting team from headquarters so that that these could be resolved to their satisfaction. 3. Controlling Officers’ Conference To review the activities of regional and sub-regional 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.3 MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . the inspection visit may last between 1 to 4 days. so that regional heads could also participate in the meet. The composition of the inspection team shall be decided by the Headquarters depending upon the availability of the officers.4 3. All officers participating in the meeting are encouraged to bring to the meeting any technical. 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. In general it should be organized within one year + two months from the previous meeting.6 4. The conference will be attended by Heads of the Regional/ Sub-regional offices and shall be held at the Headquarters. 4.1 4. Airworthiness Directorate at Headquarters will hold an annual conference. In case there is any practical difficulty in complying with these instructions/requirements.

fire hazard. 6. these fire extinguishers are easily accessible to the officers and staff for use. tampering of records etc.1 6. MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . 5. All offices should procure adequate number of portable/hand held fire extinguishers. All the Regional and Sub-Regional offices are therefore required to take effective measures to protect these documents from damage due to environment.3 7. Such fire extinguishers should be located at strategic locations in the office building so that in case of exigencies. Such fire extinguishers can be of dry chemical/carbon dioxide/ water type. Safety and Security of office premises Regional and Sub-Regional offices are entrusted with variety of responsibilities. 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. provided the office has been intimated of their visit. Sometimes these officers transit through these stations. All officers and staff shall be adequately trained in using these fire extinguishers. they inform the Head of Regional office of the purpose of their visit and if possible.2 6.2 6. 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. 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. when asked for.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 5. AME/ Pilot examination etc. All officers must adhere to these basic norms. 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 be ensured that before starting official work. These fire extinguishers should be kept serviceable at all times. the records held in all airworthiness offices are therefore vital and are to be preserved for a long time. It must also be ensured that Senior Officers of other discipline/ directorates are received with due respect and help extended to them. pay a courtesy call to the office.1 Visit o f D G C A a n d o t h e r s e n i o r o f f i c e r s PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 5 of 12 The Director General and other Senior Officers of headquarters visit various stations from time to time. 5.

Sub-regional Airworthiness Offices may forward the subject return directly to headquarters with a copy to their respective Regional Airworthiness Offices.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 6 of 12 irrespective of their serviceability. MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . Sample format for the annual Aircraft State is placed in annexure III. as on the 31st December of the calendar year so as to reach this office by 15th February of the following year.

P/L etc. of service T/O Service T/O per delay Service T/O per during the month delay during last 6 months B.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 7 of 12 ANNEXURE-I MONTHLY NEWS LETTER FOR THE MONTH OF __________________ PART . Issue/ Renewal Of Authorizations / Approvals/COC No. Operator Description in details D. accident. Renewal of pilot licenses Cat. Renewal / Endorsement of AME Licenses Name of Operator Renewal Endorsement F.I A. of C of C Issued/ Renewed MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . No. of Approvals Issued/ Renewed No. Details of point 'B' above Sl. No Reg. Operator Accidents Incidents IFSD P/L F/L E/L Bird hit Others C./ Type of aircraft Place of occurrence & Flight No. Statistics of A/C incident. of License ALTP (A) SCPL CPL CHPL PPL FRTOL IR AFIR FIR (A) GPL E. IFSD. of delays No. Mechanical delays to schedule services Name of operator Type of Aircraft Total No. of Authorization issued/ Renewed No.

Scope of Approval Validity Name of Q.M. of Spot Checks carried out (ii) Details of discrepancies observed in spot checks/Surveillance checks Operator Date Name of Officer Spot check details Action Taken J. Approved TBO/ Hrs. Owner/ Operator Reg. Bomb Threat Inspection: Name of Operator Date A/C Type Flt. No. Issue/ renewal of C of A S. Sector Details MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . Approval of Organization Organization Cat. Type of A/C Validity Remarks H. VVIP Movement Date Name of VVIP Destination of VVIP Name of Officer(s) M. Renewal of Approval of Organization Organisation Category Validity Remarks L./ QCM/ CI K. No.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 8 of 12 G. Life Development Program of Major Components Operator Nomenclature/ Part No. done Action Plan adopted Reference to head quarters I. No. (i) Total No.

P. Disciplinary action taken against erring personnel Name of Person Organisation Licence Details Reason in brief Hqrs. Ref. Organised by PART-II DETAILS OF SURVEILLANCE CHECKS Name of Firm Date Name of Officers No. Date Subject Organised by Lectures given by Remarks Q. if any O. of Deficiency sheets raised Details of Findings Action taken. Period of Trg.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 9 of 12 N. Training of Officers Name of Officer Type of Trg. Meetings/Seminars/ In-house Work-shop etc. if any Copy of completed check list should be attached Date: ________________ Signature of Officer: ______________ Designation : _______________ MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . Manufacturing Activities Name of Firm Nomenclature Manufacturing Activity Remarks.

5. Check that during the spot checks availability/ implementation of the new / revised requirement by the DGCA is ensured at the operators end. AAC etc. 7. it is properly discussed in the office preferably by means of meeting/workshop on the subject. 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. 8. is issued. Also. : : : : : Remarks Signature/Initial 3. 6. CARs. CAR. AAC. Check that whenever a new requirement / revised requirement such as amendment to Aircraft Rules. Check whether surveillance program as planned by the office during the beginning of the year is being adhered to. Surveillance checklist etc.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 10 of 12 Annexure-II Checklist for Inspection of Regional / Sub-Regional Airworthiness Office Name of the Office Location Name of the Head of the O ffice Name & Designation of the Inspecting Officer Date(s) of Inspection S/N 1. Check whether CA-2001 forms/ Deficiency reporting form to Form 6 are raised for shortcomings observed during surveillance inspections. Check the procedure of carrying out the spot checks. 2. 9. Check whether spot checks are planned ones or not. Aspects to be inspected Check for continued availability of Internet/ Intra-net facility to the office. check how many cases are open / closed. MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . 4. 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 the procedure of implementation of the new / revised requirement by the office including the feedback received from the operator. 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.

11. 17. PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 11 of 12 Date: ________________ Signature of Officer: ______________ Designation : _______________ MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES . 12. 18. It shall be ensured that records are maintained properly in the individual aircraft file(s). Check for any difficulty faced by the office regarding administrative and / or financial matters including approvals / sanctions. Check the procedure for review of the ARA records. 13. 19. Check the procedure for renewal of AME licenses including the receipt of application and the process of renewal. check the procedure of intimating to the operators. Check that all the AME License files are kept in a secured place and the area shall have restricted entry for concerned persons only. Check that office transport(s) is maintained well and is in good operating condition to facilitate movement of officers for technical duties. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 10. whenever the same is issued or revised including the feedback from the operators. Also. 14. Check whether all the officers of the office are able to access DGCA website through Internet to access ICAO Annexes and Guidance Materials. 16. Check the procedure of updating of DGCA mandatory modification records by the office whenever the same is issued or revised. It shall be ensured that standard check list is being followed meticulously and the records are maintained properly in the individual aircraft file(s). Check the procedure of C of A renewal. 15. Check the procedure of ensuring compliance of DGCA mandatory modification.

Engine Airframe installed Hours C of A expiry Date Serviceable / Unserviceable If U/S. reason thereof Remarks Date: ________________ Signature of Officer: ______________ Designation : _______________ MONITORING OF REGIONAL/SUB-REGIONAL OFFICES .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART I Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 12 of 12 ANNEXURE-III ANNUAL AIRCRAFT STATE (As on 31st December 20___) S. No. Owner/ Operator Type of A/c Reg No.

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The applicable references concerned with issue and renewal of C of R are Act / Rule CAR ICAO Forms Checklists Fee 2. 31-37A Section 2. 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. REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT .2. and 2. 30. namely Category 'A' where the aircraft is wholly owned either. 25.1(i). or b) by the Central Government or any State Government or any company or corporation owned or controlled by either of the said Governments.1. or b) by a company or corporation with a base elsewhere than in India.1. Category 'B' where the aircraft is wholly owned either. An aircraft may be registered in either of the following two categories. or c) by a company or corporation registered elsewhere than in India. a) by persons resident in or carrying on business in India. 29.3.2. a) by citizens of India. 2. 33 etc.1. 1. who are not citizens of India. 5. Eligibility 2. Microlight aircraft not conforming to these standards may also be registered. Introduction This chapter lays down the recommended procedures to be followed by the Airworthiness officers for registration and de-registration of aircraft. (ii) and (iii) above.1.1.1. provided that such company or corporation has given the said aircraft on lease to any d) person mentioned in para 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 1 of 8 CHAPTER 1 REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT 1 1. Series F Part I Annex 7 CA 28 as application form C of R Check List As per Rule 35 Registration of aircraft 2. 27. 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.

the applicant shall be intimated in writing and failure to provide the above documents will invalidate the application. Upon receipt of the application form and the respective documents. d) Certificate of deregistration from the previous registering authority. j) Where the aircraft is imported for private use. For aircraft imported under Indian short term Certificate of Registration. a) Copy of Type Certificate for an a/c to be registered for the first time. the owner/ operator’s consent for the same and the papers to this effect. c) Customs clearance certificate / bill of entry of the aircraft. Such a mortgage/ hypothecation shall be endorsed on the Certificate of Registration. A copy is also placed as Appendix ’2’ to this Chapter. the concerned airworthiness officer(s) shall scrutinize/ evaluate the form for its completeness and the following documents. For this purpose.2. a copy of invoice shall be accepted. navigation and surveillance equipment. DGCA. for an a/c to be registered for the first time. 2.3. k) In cases where the aircraft has been mortgaged/hypothecated.5.2.2.1. a copy of the lease agreement. The aircraft confirms to all the requirements published by the DGCA in regard to communications. an application shall be made to the DGCA on Form CA-28. a document of Registration of the company and the names. New Delhi.4. 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.2.1. safety and emergency equipment on board as per relevant CARs (Series I and O).AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 2 of 8 2. e) Evidence to the effect that the aircraft has been purchased or wholly owned by the applicant. 2. the Shortterm Certificate of Registration shall be issued only after a confirmation of deREGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT . Registration Process 2.4. For registration of an aircraft. The following enclosures shall be scrutinized along with the fully completed application form.2. b) Copy of Type Acceptance from AED. f) For aircraft purchased from a previous owner. h) In case the aircraft is owned by a company or corporation. addresses and nationalities of the Directors. g) In case the aircraft is taken on dry lease. 2. 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”. 2. an affidavit as required.2. 2. it will be registered in the name of the person or company to whom the import license has been issued. In case of any deficiency. l) Fee for registration as prescribed in Rule 35 paid by DD payable to Pay and Accounts Officer.2. MCA.

1 The Certificate of Registration shall be issued in the standard format as given in Appendix 1.3.3. 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. 2.4.  The aircraft is registered in another State.8. 2.4.7.2 The registration number shall be allocated as per order in the register in the format.2. REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT . 2.1 A certificate of registration shall be of unlimited period if the a/c is out rightly purchased by the owner. 2. which is open to inspection by members of public during office hours. Certificate of Registration 2.  It would not be in the public interest to register the aircraft. and computer records updated in the CARIS and DGCA website. VT-XXX.2 A certificate of registration shall become void when there is a change of ownership of the aircraft.2. 2.4. The certificate should be changed accordingly to reflect the changes.3.4 A copy of C of R shall be filed appropriately in the a/c file. As required by Rule 36. 2. ‘XXX’. ‘PAN’ and ‘TTT’ 2.  There is any doubt about the eligibility of registration of the aircraft. The register contains all the information contained in the individual C of Rs as required by Rule 30.6. Validity and making changes to the Certificate of registration 2. the period of validity of Certificate of Registration shall be restricted to the date of expiry of lease agreement.3. 2.2. especially: a) Registration beginning with the letter ‘Q’ b) Registrations ‘SOS’. 2.3 Registration markings shall not be allotted which might be confused with International Code of Signals.3. The aircraft shall not be registered if. In the case of leased a/c. where VT is the designated Nationality Mark for India and XXX stands for letters of registration mark issued by DGCA to a particular aircraft. a register of civil aircraft is maintained at the Airworthiness Directorate of DGCA Headquarters.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 3 of 8 registration and/ or passing of the aircraft title to the operator has been received at DGCA.

3. Change of ownership If an aircraft is sold to another person or company.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 4 of 8 3.3. In addition. The temporary Certificate of Registration will be valid only until the first landing at a customs aerodrome in India.1. 6. 3. 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. 6. 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. 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. 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. 4. Aircraft imported by air If an application is made for the registration of an aircraft before it is imported in India. 3. along with DD of requisite fee. 6. for the purpose of bringing the aircraft by air. Recommendation to the WPC for Issue of Aeromobile Licence. REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT . 5.1. 6.2. or ceases to be owned by the owner indicated on its Certificate of Registration. 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.2. 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. Ministry of Communications.3.

5 8.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 5 of 8 7. misplaced or mutilated. 7. the owner/operator should apply to regional/sub-regional Airworthiness Office along with an (a) affidavit.1 7. REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT .4 7. When a certificate is lost or misplaced. 9. WPC shall also be intimated about the cancellation. 7.2 above. The aircraft register. A Copy shall also be forwarded to the Directorate of Air transport for affecting necessary entries in the AOP. The airworthiness section shall ensure that the registered owner return the Certificate of registration before cancellation of the registration. Note: While applying the provision of 7. 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 2.2 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 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. it does not mean that it is permanently withdrawn from service. Series F part I. requests are received from Operators for issuance of duplicate Certificate of Registration due to originals having been lost. and (c) applicable fees.3 7. Check List Check List for issue of C of R is placed as Appendix 2 to this Chapter. it should be noted that if an aircraft is declared by the owner as beyond economic repair. CARIS and website shall be updated accordingly. (b) FIR lodged with police. ii) No fees shall be charged when the certificate is mutilated or no space is available for making further entries. Issue of duplicate certificate of registration At times. Note: i) Fees shall be charged only when the original certificate have been lost/ misplaced.

: Category : A/B Reg. SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 6 of 8 Appendix 1 FORM CA 27 (REV.. Date of Issue : New Delhi : __________________ Authorized Signatory REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT .accordance with the Convention on International Civil Aviation dated 7th Dec. 1997) Cert. 1934 and rules made there under. 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. Marking: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPP. 1944 and with the Aircraft Act. Year of Manufacture It is certified that the above described aircraft has been duly entered in the register of India with effect from ………. No.

 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. Yes/No Yes/No 6. REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT . 2. If only short term C of R is requested then 25% of 20000 or 25% of amount calculated as per formula shall be deposited.: Aircraft type : MSN : 1. 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 Signature Requisite Fee (as per the weight of the Yes/No aircraft)  Up to 15000 kg submit Rs. 73200 kg to be taken as 74000 kg. 7.objection in registering the aircraft in the name of new owner. Documents to be submitted along Submitted If No. 4. the reason with application thereof. 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. 3. 8.20000 only.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 7 of 8 Appendix 2 Checklist for issue of Certificate of Registration (C of R) Applicant/ Operator : Registration No. Pl note Wt. to be rounded off to next higher thousand for ex.

Certificate indicating Consent of Bank/Owner/Lessor if hypothecation / mortgage of aircraft is requested 12. that the Yes/No Yes/No 10. De-registration/Non registration certificate Yes/No 13. 11. Document indicating company is registered. List of Board of Directors with their Yes/No names. REGISTRATION AND DE-REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT . OR If the aircraft is acquired under Lease agreement. a copy of agreement along with “No binding certificate” address to DGCA and signed by the persons signing the lease document.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 1 March 2009 Page 8 of 8 9. nationality and address. Letter of authorization from owner for Yes/No submission of application.

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. the aircraft may be flown without a valid C of A for the purpose of test. 51. 53A. 53. . the aircraft shall carry on board its C of A and any other certificates prescribed by the rules. the application for C of A (form CA-25) should be carefully scrutinized at Headquarters for the following: 3. 50A.1 Valid C of R. 1. 3. namely .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 1 of 15 CHAPTER 2 CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS 1. Series F Part-III.1. 3. CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . 3.5 The Following technical literatures (two sets) in case the type of aircraft is being imported into the country for the first time. 52. 3.Aircraft and Engine maintenance manual 15. 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.1. 50. References Aircraft Rule CAR ICAO Fee Forms 3. 54 and 55. 3. 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. CA-23A as application and CA-25 as C of A 1.1. Once the aircraft has been registered in India. as applicable. Series F part III Annex 8.4 Availability of the Export C of A.1.1 Procedure The detailed procedure for issuing and renewal of C of A is explained in CAR Section 2. Inspection of aircraft and issue of C of A ensures that the aircraft is airworthy and safe for flight.1.2 Receipt of fees.2 2. Chapter 3 Rule 62 CA 23. all terms and conditions on which C of A was issued shall be duly complied with.Aircraft Flight Manual .the aircraft shall be certified as airworthy and maintained in airworthy condition. Section 2.1 Introduction Rule 15 requires that no aircraft (other than a micro light aircraft shall be flown unless the following conditions are complied with.

have been carried out by licensed / approved persons and the various test reports / certificates are available for inspection of the Airworthiness Officers. and the result of the test flight is satisfactory. The weight schedule could be prepared on the basis of the manufacturer’s document after computing the changed weight after fitting additional equipment etc. If necessary. 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. It may be noted that the C of A is issued by Regional/Sub-Regional Offices after full inspection and scrutiny. where such information is not available.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL MPD MMEL W&B document Type certificate and TCDS. have been complied with. officers from main base may carry out the inspection at the custom aerodrome to issue regular C of A. PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 2 of 15 Note. After regular registration. 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. (ii) certify that all work carried out on the aircraft including major repairs. the aircraft will be required to be weighed and the CG and empty weight will have to be determined.5 3. 3.2 Partially filled C of A is issued by DGCA Headquarters to the RO/SRO. and LOPA. as applicable to the aircraft up to the date of inspection. (v) the aircraft has been test flown where applicable. 3. (vi) that the Flight Manual is up-to-date. where the a/c is normally based. Relevant pages of Flight Manual/ Pilot Operating Hand book shall be used for ascertaining MTOW. the short term C of A will be issued by DGCA Hqrs with validity till the first landing at the customs aerodrome. 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. and (viii) necessary documents to be carried on board in accordance with CAR X VII are available. (iii) certify that the ADs. (iv) certify that the checks/scheduled inspection associated with the C of A issue of the particular aircraft have been carried out satisfactorily. 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. test flown by a pilot having minimum experience requirements as laid down in CAR Section-2 Series T part II. flight crew composition and any operating limitations.4 3. An aircraft imported in the crates will have to be assembled by an appropriately licensed engineer. modifications etc. Rule 58 requires that the weight schedule prepared should be either displayed or carried on board. and not on the basis of Export C of A of the aircraft. However. It is also necessary that the aircraft’s corrected weight and CG is determined.3 3.6 CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS .

major checks etc. 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. 4. Physical inspection of the aircraft should be carried out to ensure that there was no damage during the flight.1 Detailed Inspection guidelines For large transport aircraft maintained on the basis of equalized checks. Flight Manual and other Maintenance documents shall be scrutinized to ascertain the condition of the aircraft. 4. the AW officers may ask for compliance of previous ADs. 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. For this purpose it will be necessary that the RO maintains a record of the observations made during routine visits. For an aircraft for which India is the State of design and manufacture the type certificate will be issued by the AED. operator. modifications/repairs and the safety requirement for the aircraft have been complied with. throughout the year so that at the time of renewal of C of A.8 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 3 of 15 The regional Airworthiness Officer will carry out inspection of the aircraft to the extent possible to judge the standard of work performed. CPCP. or the MRO is involved. 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. spot checks and major inspection of the aircraft in the hangars etc. 4. Various log books. A list of ADs and mandatory modifications as applicable to the particular aircraft shall be scrutinized to ensure that all ADs.9 Issue of certificate of airworthiness for aircraft manufactured in India. Note: Normally the compliance of mandatory airworthiness directives is ensured since last renewal of C of A. physical inspection for renewal of C of A may not linked with C of A renewal. DGCA. Head of RO should ensure that sufficient number of inspections were carried out and recorded. the aircraft flight was satisfactory and no major defects were reported during the flight. The stages at which the inspection will be carried out will be determined in consultation with the Quality Manager of the organization.2 CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . SSIP etc. Such aircraft are inspected by ROs during routine maintenance.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3. Each aircraft should be inspected whenever it is under major Inspection. 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.. 3.7 3. where a change in owner. However.

For reciprocating engine aircraft. It must also be ensured that time expired components are not reinstalled on the aircraft without having been overhauled/repaired.11 During inspection it must be ensured. oil consumption. the annual inspection on CVR and FDR. Communication Radio/and Navigation checks should be carried out in the presence of the officers to ensure correct functioning and satisfactory operation. must be carried out in accordance with the CARs on these equipment.5 4.8 4. condition of placards.6 4. Operator’s store should be checked at regular intervals to see that the components in the stores. generation of warnings on various cockpit equipment. particularly in the bonded area are only approved. fuel uplift. where applicable. wing attachments and tail area to see if there is any evidence of heavy landing or accident. type certified and proper records are available of such components.3 4.9 4. During C of A check. It is emphasised that any overwriting should clearly indicate the previous entry.4 4. compression check. and condition of all safety equipment. a reference should be made to the manufacturer under intimation to Hqrs.10 4.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 4 of 15 4.7 4. During C of A renewal. operation of emergency equipment and lights etc. where applicable. Inspection should be carried out in the area of landing gear attachment. a C of A renewal schedule may be prepared to include items such as Retraction of Landing Gear. It should also be ensured from the records that the operator has been carrying out regular checks of the aircraft during the year. In case of deterioration in performance. Where repairs have been carried out inspection panels should be opened and inside of the repairs thoroughly inspection in case there is doubt. The Rate of Climb of the aircraft. The C of A shall not be renewed in CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . 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. the causes should be investigated and if necessary. Additionally. that no unauthorized modifications have been carried out. Log books should be thoroughly checked for any entry regarding damage to the aircraft during the operation in the year. records of engine overhaul. All schedules due have been timely carried out and certified. 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. observed during test flight should be compared with previous Rate of climb value. Modifications which have been approved and have been carried out must be in accordance with the appropriate manuals. shall be scrutinized with a view to observe any abnormality. an applicable inspection as per the maintenance programme approved by the RO/SRO is to be carried out on the aircraft. ELT check. and aircraft defect register etc. functioning of flight controls/ flaps.

After installing the airworthy parts procured either from abroad or from other approved agencies in India these aircraft can be again made serviceable. 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. viz. life vests. This requirement could also be given a time limit for compliance but should not exceed three months. However. CAR F part III stipulates the validity as follows: CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . Any other item of emergency like first aid kit. Where an aircraft has been built with a fuselage already available. where there is a doubt that the CG has shifted appreciably due to some major modification. replacement of part. 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.. life jackets. In case an operator desires he can get the earlier constructor number cancelled and re-allot his own number in this regard. Such a part could have been purchased by the operator either from the insurance company or from another operator.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 5 of 15 case an AD or modification/ repairs affecting safety has not been complied with. 6 VALIDITY OF C OF A As per Rule 50. fire extinguishers. any special tool not available. fuselage etc. the C of A shall be valid for period as indicated on the C of A. 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. However. change of engine etc. 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. 5 RE-BUILT AIRCRAFT There may be occasions when an operator rebuilds an aircraft based on the availability of a major component. no relaxation should be granted and the aircraft has to be weighed and CG determined before the C of A could be issued. 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. escape slides have to be on board and no relaxations should be granted in such cases.

any modifications and repairs carried out conform to the applicable regulations.3 CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . x) all applicable ARAs applicable since issue or last renewal of C of A.2 7. 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. Series F part III and authorized by the Quality Manager to carry out the review. vii) the flight manual is current version for the aircraft. 7. The annual review of airworthiness shall be carried out by persons meeting qualifications and experience as per CAR Section 2.1 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. viii) all documents and safety equipment on board are updated and in proper condition. 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. ii) all Airworthiness Directives have been complied with. iii) each discrepancy recorded in the technical log has been actioned and certified. Each person who performs and certifies an annual review of airworthiness for an aircraft shall enter. vi) weight and balance data in the aircraft logbook is accurate and within the limitations of the aircraft type certificate. 7 7. ix) a general condition inspection of the aircraft is performed with satisfactory results.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 6 of 15 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.

issues placed in the correct order. Wherever any relaxation etc. Powers delegation for Issue/Renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness ISSUE (Only at Hqrs) 8 8. in the appropriate section of the technical log book. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL a) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 7 of 15 7. has been granted it should be communicated in writing.4 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”. Director of Airworthiness and above All Up Weight up to 15000 kg Senior Airworthiness Officer and above All Up Weight up to 2000 kg Airworthiness Officer and above All Up Weight up to 15000 kg Senior Airworthiness Officer and above Dy. However. CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS .1 8. Director / Controller of Airworthiness All Up Weight > 15000 Kg and above RENEWAL 8. a) record the discrepancies in the aircraft logbook or other approved technical record. Pages should be correctly marked and all the receipts. etc. Each person who performs an annual review of airworthiness and finds that an aircraft does not comply with the requirements listed in above shall. The aircraft files are liable to be produced to the Inquiry Officers/ Court of Inquiries in case of accident.2 All Up Weight of > 15000 kg Dy. b) dated signature with licence number.3 The office file on the renewal of C of A should be completed in all respect and shall contain all necessary papers such as application for renewal. enclosures of the work performed on the aircraft and certificates issued by the operator and the MRO. 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. and c) due date for next review. the file must be submitted to the head of the regional office / Sub regional office for his information. filled up check lists etc. On completion of the work.

In such cases the certificate is automatically validated after the above deficiencies are removed and certified by an AME.5 9 9. the certificate stands suspended or cancelled when the aircraft suffers major damage.3 9. The rule also clearly indicates how to get the suspended C of A revalidated. unapproved modifications/repairs have been carried out and life expired components continue to remain on the aircraft.4 10 . 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 8 of 15 Note: It must be ensured that C of Renewal records are maintained on original file and not on part file. In general. as per the existing Performa immediately after the C of A is renewed.1 9. Where the operator specifically requests for a dispensation from a requirement. However. Revalidation of the certificate in such cases will be done only after the aircraft is properly repaired. 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. In case an operator applies for a full term C of A. granted in writing and acknowledgement obtained from the operators for record. 8. Ferry Flight Where the C of A is suspended or deemed to be suspended for any reason. However. required inspection for renewal of C of A is carried out by an appropriately licensed AME. the same may be considered and if feasible. 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.4 Head of Regional Office should ensure that verbal concessions and permissions may not be resorted to. Such permission can be granted by Directors/ Controllers of the CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS 8. C of A shall deem to be suspended in case the operator does not submit the ARA as per CAR. A report on the C of A renewal shall be sent to the Hqrs. 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. ferry flight permission can be granted to take the aircraft back where the repair facilities are available. 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. In the event file is located at other regional office. he will pay the required fees also and comply with all the requirements normally required for renewal of C of A.2 9.

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. (ii) When in poor state due to normal wear and handling.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. the permission for ferry flight will be granted by the Director of Airworthiness. 12 Check Lists for Issue and Renewal are placed as Appendix I and II. ii) No fees shall be charged when the certificate is mutilated or no space is available for making further entries. misplaced or mutilated along with an (a) affidavit and (b) FIR lodged with police (c) applicable fees. they will endorse the word “Duplicate” on the respective C of A. 11.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 9 of 15 station. 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.2 CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . Note : i) Fees (10 % of the original issue fees) shall be charged only when the original certificate have been lost/ misplaced. (iii) When the original is lost. the officers empowered to renew the Certificate of Airworthiness (Including at regional/sub regional offices) may issue the duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness. Upon requests from Operators for issuance of a duplicate Certificate of Airworthiness due to originals having been lost. A copy of the same should also be forwarded to Headquarters stating the reasons necessitating its issue for record purposes. In cases where the C of A has lapsed. Whilst doing so.

3. Yes/No Yes/No CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . No Documents to be submitted along with Submitted application 1. 2. 73. 4. Export C of A Erection certificate (if aircraft imported in dismantled condition) 8.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 10 of 15 APPENDIX I Checklist for issue of Certificate of Airworthiness (C of A) Applicant/Operator: Registration No: VTAircraft type: S. ADs and special Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No Yes/No MSN: Remarks Signature 6. to be rounded off to next higher thousand for ex.200 kg to be taken as 74000Kgs. Pl note Wt. If short term C of A is requested a fee equivalent to issue of partially filled C of A will be charged. Details of equipments. FDR and ELT may be highlighted) 5. 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. systems and instruments installed on aircraft. (CVR. 7. Flight test report (if aircraft imported in dismantled condition) 9. Application for Noise certificate along with document indicating noise levels of the aircraft as required in Appendix.000 only. If short term C of A is requested a certificate should be given that all relevant CARs.  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.

Appendix ’B’&’G’ preferably be signed by a licensed AME. CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . A detailed calculation of the fee should be submitted on a separate paper. 3. the fee drafts should be deposited at the DGCA gate and a stamp indicating the amount shall be received on forwarding letter etc. Type and Date of manufacture of aircraft. For issue of complete C of A the officers may use the existing check list as per DGCA. 6. Export C of A shall clearly indicate MSN. Flight test report shall also give status of avionics systems installed on the aircraft.STD. 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. Erection certificate shall be signed by licensed AME in relevant category.DOC/CL/28. 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 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 11 of 15 Date: ___________ ___________ Signature Note 1. 2. Standard C of A 11. Note 2. if not applicable please write NA. CA-25 Appendix ’A’. 5.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL requirements have been complied with. 4. 10. Following to be checked before submission of application:1. The above check list is for issue of partially filled C of A. Documents indicating the weight of the aircraft should also indicate serial no of the aircraft.

AIRCRAFT RELATED DOCUMENTS CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . Number of major defects reported since last renewal of C of A. C of R and validity of Aeromobile Licence and Air Operator's Permit. 14. List of materials & spares used. 17. 10.B/FRB/techlog. closed/ open? Whether any incident /accident recommendation is pending for compliance? Condition of C of A. : : : : : : : : REMARKS SIGNATURE ITEMSOFINSPECTION Receipt of application as per appendix given in CAR ‘F’ Part III. 2. as applicable. Check for release notes and proper documentation. Quantum of work approval. 3. 13. 16. Inspection schedule since last C of A renewal. 7. if required. Defect Register for proper rectification of major and repetitive defects. 4. 19. Status of AD complaince. Engine. Fuel & Oil consumption register. Number of spot checks carried out on the aircraft since last renewal of C of A. as applicable Certificate of engine performance review. 8. Receipt of requisite fees asper Rule 62 of Aircraft Rules. 18.L. Number of major defect reports. Engine parameter register. Latest amendment / revision number. 15. 12. Scrutiny of J. 5. 1937. and Propeller log books particularly for entering of AD compliance status. Certificate of First Aid/ Physician Kit. 9. 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 1. Scrutiny of Aircraft. 6. 11.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 12 of 15 APPENDIX II CHECK LIST FOR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS Name of Owner/Operator Registration No & Type of Aircraft Type & No. if any. Certificate from Operations/Quality Department that the Flight Manual (if applicable) is current and up-to-date.

Check the conditionof static dischargers/ wicks. T. 26.outlets. 22. 23. 6. Series ‘F’ Part III from QM/ Chief of Inspection / Engineer-in-Charge. peeling of paint. landing gears. if applicable Record of compass swinging. hydraulic fluid leak in wheel well area. 28. Check for any evidence of detereriotion of visible seals on doors . Check for any hydraulic leakage. CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS .fanblades. Check fuel tanks for any leakage. Check evidence of over rotation. dents/any extensive patchrepairs in the airframe/ engine and quality of repair. Report of fuel sample for microbiological test. fasteners. PHYSICAL INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT GO AROUND INSPECTION 1. Checktheconditionofpropeller(ifinstalled)andalso conditionofyellowpaint onpropellertips. Check for any missing rivets. 15. Certificate of maintenance review as per para 7 of CAR (Sec-2). 3. 16. PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 13 of 15 20. 13. 24.open the cowling and check for oil leaks. 21. 8. 11. 12.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Record of ARAs since last C of A Perservation records. of components within limit. Check any evidence of toilet fluid leakage. Certificate for use of approved materials and that the work has been carried out as per approved procedures by approved persons. Check APU (if installed) compartment for any leakage of hydraulic fluid/ oil leakage. Test flight report. 9. 2. Check the condition of pitot/ AOA probes and cleanliness of static ports. 27. Check tyres. 29.B.O. Certificate regarding compliance of all other requirements of applicable CARs. A Certificate that the Radio Communication. windows etc. Check condition of Radome. Check for damages. Check for any evidence of corrosion. 5. Check the condition of flaps/ aileron/ stabilizers or any dent delamination etc. 25. brakes. 14. 4. Check engine inlet. 7. 10. Navigation and Radar equipment on board have been checked.

Check pressure equalizer panels. Check for satisfactory operationof sliding windows. landing / taxing. Check seat belts for condition and seats for satisfactory operation of inclination. under-carriage. 18. 24. 21. 11. PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 14 of 15 17. 2. Check that emergency exit doors are properly placarded. 19. 12. megaphone. strobe lights etc. Check that seats are provided with fire blocking materials. rudder etc. Check condition of cargo compartment floor. Operations of various systems such as flaps. 27. Condition of Radio/Navigation antennas. Check condition of cabin crew seat (if applicable). 22. 26. 6. anti collision. 9. Check portable oxygen/ fire extinguisher bottles. Painting of registration markings. 15. and display of “NO SMOKING” placard. 7. if applicable. 13. CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS . corrosion etc. Condition of de-icer boots and satisfactory operation Check condition of cargo doors. 23. 16. Check escape slide-chute bottle pressure (if applicable). Check satisfactory operation of toilet motor. 28.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Check cleanliness of wheel well area. 4. Check that “FASTEN SEAT BELT WHILE SEATED” sign and “NO SMOKING” sign are displayed in proper place. etc. 8. 3. Check for proper operation of toilet door. Check that all passenger seats are provided with “PASSENGER BRIEFING CARD”. smoke warning system. 14. Check serviceability of emergency escape path markings/ lights. Check life vests. AIRCRAFT INTERIOR 1. the condition of hat racks. 5. 25. COCKPIT 1. Operations of external lights such as navigation. Check the cleanliness of aircraft. 10. ailerons. Check First aid/ Physician kits. Check Check reclining mechanism of seats. as for satisfactory operation of cabin crew calling system/ Check applicable. 20. Check pressure bulkheads for condition. Installation of owner’s name plate. as applicable. PA system.

 Aeromobile licence.  Sign of over heating. Check availability of the following documents:  Company operations manual.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 2 March 2009 Page 15 of 15 2.  Weather Radar ( in test mode).  Transponder.  ELT. 8.  FCOM/ AOM/ POH as applicable. 5. Engine ground run performance.  GPWS. Check availability of crash axe.  Fire warning system. 6.  ADF. portable oxygen bottle. Check for free and full movements of flight & engine controls. portable fire extinguisher.  Cockpit and Emergencycheck listas applicable.  Certificate of Airworthiness. Check windshields and windows for the followings:  Sign of discolouration. 10.  Extension/ Retraction of landing gears . Check satisfactory operation of the followings. 3.  Certificate of Registration.  Air operator’s Permit. if applicable.  Master Warning and Caution lights and System annunciators.  ACAS.  VOR.  NoiseCertificate  Valid CRS  Approved MEL/ CDL and DDPG.  Presence of bubbles. Operation of inertia reel. 7.  Approved weight schedule. 9.  VHF communication. if installed:  Stall warning system. CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS .  Any other abnormality. Markings of instrument dials and placards Readability Display of compass correction card.  Electrical operation of cargo doors. 4.asapplicable.

1 DGCA Role (145. Procedures The following procedures shall be followed: (a) For organisation located in India. 4. A team of at least two officers of Airworthiness Directorate should associate with the approval/ variation of maintenance organization. continuation. In his 2.2 3. Scope (145. for Foreign organizations. (b) have received training/continuation training on CAR-145 where relevant. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . The Airworthiness Directorate has been vested with the responsibilities for the issuance.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 1 of 21 CHAPTER 3 APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION 1. experience and training to perform thir allocated tasks. including its intended meaning and standard. 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. B. suspension or revocation of CAR-145 maintenance organization approvals. 2.10) 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.01) This chapter describes the administrative procedures which the Airworthiness Directorate officers shall follow when exercising their tasks and responsibilities regarding issuance. Resources The approval will be processed by Regional Airworthiness office for Indian Organisation and by DGCA Hdqrs. B. change. the Director of Airworthiness of the regional office is delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations. 2. suspension or revocation of a maintenance approval. continuation. change.

B. (ii) Detailed examination of the application (Approximately 2 months).15) Applications of foreign firms seeking approval under CAR 145 are dealt with by DGCA Headquarters.  Submission of report on file to Head of Regional office (HRO). (iv) Resolution of the audit findings. Director of Airworthiness (Hdqrs) and above are delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations. 5.  Issue of approval and intimation to Hdqrs. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .  Intimation of deficiencies and confirmation of corrected findings and reinspection. The applicant may be asked to give a presentation on his organisation. (v) Work done on similar scope in the last three years. (ii) FAA/EASA and Local Authority approval. The steps involved in the approval of an organisation are as follows and would involve filling up of CA Form 6 – Approval Recommendation Report.  Approval of MOE and post holders. Organizations located in countries outside India (145. if any.  Scrutiny of the MOE and the parawise compliance report. personnel.  Inspection of the organisation to confirm the facilities as per proposed MOE and information provided in the compliance report in terms of facility. (i) Initial procedure:  Receipt of application along with fees (refer Rule 133C and other Instructions). planning and records etc. The approval process should normally be completed within six months.  Introductory meeting with the applicant. Discussion and acceptance of Accountable Manager and post holders.  Record of discussions and intimation to Hdqrs. Such applications shall be accompanied by the following: (i) Letter of Intent from the Indian operator desirous of using the facility. For organisation located outside India. (iii) Recent audit findings from the above mentioned authorities and internal audit report.  Intimation of deficiencies. Director of Airworthiness (Hdqrs) and above are also delegated with the authority to grant approval to organisations.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 2 of 21 (b) (c) (d) absence. if required.

A. 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. The review of the Exposition including verification of the procedures as detailed therein shall be done as per Part 3 of CA Form 6.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL (vi) MOE & Capability List. Approvals of the firm may be issued. a CA Form 4 should be completed for each person nominated to hold a position as required by 145. With the exception of the accountable manager. (i) Formally indicated by the DGCA in writing means that the CA Form 4 should be used for this activity. the following procedure may be adopted while auditing the organisation for grant/ variation of approval: (i) For a large organization.3 APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . (vii) Fees. 6. the RAO shall formally indicate its acceptance of the personnel. (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. For this purpose.145 and verify that the accountable manager signs the commitment statement.30 (b).A.20) Provided the requirements of 145. Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 3 of 21 Upon satisfactory scrutiny the case file shall be submitted by AWO/SAWO to DDAW and DAW.2 6.A. specified in 145.B. The RAO shall verify that the organisation is in compliance with the requirements of CAR145. to the applicant in writing after examining their knowledge. The officers of Airworthiness Directorate shall verify that the procedures specified in the maintenance organization exposition comply with CAR . 6. background and satisfactory experience related to aircraft or component maintenance and working knowledge of CAR 145. one large team audit or a short series of small team audits may be carried out.1 Initial approval (145. Check lists in this regard may be used.30(a) and (b) are complied with.30(a) and (b). (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 review should take into account the relevant paragraphs of CAR-145. 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. (iii) The officers of AWD should always ensure that they are accompanied throughout the audit by a senior technical member of the organisation. In this case. The reason for being accompanied is to ensure the organisation is fully aware of any findings during the audit. the audit be concentrated on one type only for a full compliance check and dependant upon the result. 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. (i) The reports should include the date each finding was cleared together with reference to the RAO report or letter that confirmed the clearance.6 6.4 6. the categorization of finding levels and the closure action taken. the second type may only require a sample check against those activities seen to be weak on compliance for the first type.5 6. (i) The audit report form should be the CA Form 6. in the case of an organisation with Airbus A310 and A320 ratings. If the decision is a finding of being in compliance then a verbal confirmation to the organisation will suffice. The officers of Airworthiness Directorate shall record all findings. 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.7 (ii) It is recommended that the audit is carried out on a product line type basis in that. for example. All findings must be confirmed in writing to the organisation. 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. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 4 of 21 6. closure actions (actions required to close a finding) and recommendations. Normally this is the quality manager. (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. Satisfactory review of the audit form should be indicated by a signature on the audit form.

3 approval certificate. adjusting them if necessary and change the categorization from provisional to confirmed.2 7. (c) List of nominated persons (Including Accountable Manager). (b) Scope of activities (at each site if applicable). which includes the approval ratings. The periodic renewal also may be 7. For example. In such cases the airworthiness office at the sub base location may carry out the inspection and forward the recommendations.25) The Director of Airworthiness shall formally approve the exposition and issue to the applicant a Form 3 approval certificate. Issue of approval ( 145. (ii) The approval of the exposition shall be intimated in writing. The reference number shall be included on the Form . The following pages shall be stamped and signed: (a) List of effective pages. The certificate of approval shall only be issued when the organization is in compliance with CAR-145. (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. (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. the approval shall be issued by the DAW of the main base.8 7.B.1 (iii) Findings should be recorded on the audit report form with a provisional categorization as a level 1 or 2. The numeric sequence should be unique to the particular approved maintenance organisation. (e) Scope of Quality System.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 5 of 21 6. The validity of the CAR -145 approval will be for a period not exceeding one year. 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.3 7. Airworthiness officers should review the provisional finding levels. Subsequent to the audit visit that identified the particular findings. (d) Facility details (at each site if applicable).4 APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . For organizations having multiple locations. (f) Authorization System The conditions of the approval shall be indicated on the Form 3 approval certificate. 7.

.30) The continuation of an approval shall be monitored in accordance with the applicable initial approval’ process under 145.e. 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. For renewal of approvals 50 percent of the grant of approval fees shall be charged in accordance with Rule 133C. Credit may be claimed by the officers of AWD for specific item audits completed during the preceding 11 months period (i.5 carried out by the RAO on receipt of recommendations of the airworthiness office at the sub base location.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 6 of 21 7.1 The office shall maintain and update a program listing the approved maintenance organisations under its supervision. RAOs must ensure that correct fees is charged with regard to number of employees in an organisation as required by Rule 133C.20. or changes to the approval ratings by inclusion of additional type of Aircraft (aircraft and engine combination) on the Certificate of approval. 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. each item of CA form 6 may be deferred by 11 months from the due date of the same item. Fees: For grant of approvals. (ii) there should be satisfactory evidence on record that such specific item audits were carried out and that all corrective actions have been taken. 8. (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. the dates when audit visits are due and when such visits were carried out.2 APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . The oversight functions.B.B. In addition: 8. however lies with the region/sub region where the activity is based. Each organization must be completely reviewed (audited) by RAOs for compliance with CAR-145 at periods not exceeding 12 months. Enhancement of the scope of maintenance of an aircraft already included in the certificate of approval will not attract charging of additional fees. fees shall be charged in accordance with Rule 133C. Continuation of an approval (145. 8.

APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .B.30 (a) and (b) will require an amendment to the exposition. 9. A CA Form 6 should be used for this activity.3 9.85. closure actions and recommendation. To have adequate control over any changes to the management personnel specified in 145. (ii) It is recommended that part of an audit concentrates on two ongoing aspects of the CAR-145 approval.1 9. the program will indicate which aspects of the approval will be covered on each visit.3 Where it has been decided that a series of audit visits are necessary to arrive at a complete audit of an organisation.35) RAOs shall receive application from the organisation of any proposed change as listed in 145.2 9. (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.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL (i) Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 7 of 21 8.      Changes to the CAR-145 approvals include the following: Name change Address change Approval scope and rating New base facility 9.A. 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.A. RAOs shall comply with the applicable elements of the initial process paragraphs for any change to the organisation. (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. RAO may prescribe the conditions under which organisation may operate during such changes unless it determines that the approval should be suspended.4 The applicable part/s of the CA Form-6 should be used for the change.

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. Warning. 10. Findings (145.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 10.50) (a) When during audits or by other means evidence is found showing non-compliance with the requirements of CAR.1 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 8 of 21 Maintenance organisation exposition (MOE) amendements (145. the following actions shall be taken: (i) For level 1 findings. 12.145. 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. depending upon the extent of the level 1 finding. Admonition. On being satisfied that the amendment meets the requirement of CAR 145.B. immediate action shall be taken to revoke. B.3 11. Revocation.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.40 (b) had previously broken down on a particular type product line such that most APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . the maintenance organisation approval.2 10. or (b) admonish. suspension and limitation of approval (145. The organization should submit each exposition amendment to the RAO for approval. revoke or limit the approval granted to a person or organization pursuant to 145. suspend. limit or suspend in whole or in part. In practical terms a level 1 finding is where a significant non-compliance with CAR-145 is found. − If the calibration control of equipment as specified in 145. warn. 10. an approval to the same shall be indicated in writing and with intimation to DGCA Hdqrs.A.90 (2) after two written requests. until successful corrective action has been taken by the organization.B.A.50.B. 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 DGCA Hdqrs. it is deemed to be a level 2 finding. (ii) 13. dependent upon the nature of the finding. The following are example level 2 findings: − One time use of a component without any serviceable tag. For a level 1 finding it may be necessary for officers of Airworthiness Directorate to ensure that further maintenance and re-certification of all affected products is accomplished. Record-keeping (145. In certain circumstances and subject to the nature of the finding the three month period may be extended subject to a satisfactory corrective action plan agreed. However. may specifically vary the maximum 6 month corrective action period. (b) Action shall be taken to suspend in whole or part the approval in case of failure to comply within the timescale granted. − The training documents of the certifying staff are not completed. in granting such a change the past performance of the organization will be considered. engine or component of a particular type.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 9 of 21 “calibrated” equipment was suspect from that time then that would be a level 1 finding. subject to notifying the accountable manager.55) APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . Note: A complete product line is defined as all the aircraft.B. the corrective action period granted must be appropriate to the nature of the finding but in any case initially must not be more than three months. It may be necessary to ensure that further maintenance and re-certification of all affected products is accomplished. (ii) For level 2 findings. In practical terms where an officer of AWD finds a non-compliance with CAR -145 against one product. (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. In exceptional circumstances and subject to a realistic action plan being in place. dependent upon the nature of the finding.

(ii) maintenance organization expositions. (e) copies of all formal correspondence including Form 4 or equivalent. (b) the continued oversight program including all audit records. (iv) Either a paper or computer system or any combination of both may be used subject to appropriate controls. which should be retained permanently. including the continuation thereof.B. (d) a copy of the audit program listing the dates when audits are due and when audits were carried out. (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. (f) details of any exemption and enforcement action(s). suspend or revoke each individual organization approval. (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. Exemptions (145.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 13. 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. alphabetical order. These records should be organized in a consistent way throughout (chronological. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .1 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 10 of 21 Records of approval of an organisation shall be retained for an adequate period that allows adequate traceability of the process to issue. etc. 14. (g) any other regulatory authority audit report forms. (c) the organisation approval certificate including any change thereto. (iii) The minimum retention period for the above records shall be four years except (c) & (h). (v) The record-keeping system should ensure that all records are accessible whenever needed within a reasonable time.60) All exemptions granted as per this CAR shall be recorded and retained by Regional Airworthiness Offices.). continue. Copies of policy letters should also be retained in separate folders for future reference. change. (i) The records shall include as a minimum: (a) the application for an organisation approval.

..............Work experience relevant to the item (2) position: Signature: ...........Qualifications relevant to the item (2) position: 4. On completion........ Date: .........Position: 3......... Designation and signature of DGCA Official accepting this person: Signature:______________________ Date:_______________________ Name :_________________________ Office : ______________________ Appendix II APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION ....Name: 2.......PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 11 of 21 Appendix.....I CA Form 04 DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION Details of Management Personnel required to be accepted as specified in CAR ____________________ 1 .............................. please send this form under confidential cover to the DGCA DGCA USE ONLY Name...

(If app.) Address of Facility Audited: Period covered under Audit : Date(s) of Audit: Audit reference(s): From : ________________ To : _________________ Persons interviewed: DGCA Official(s) Names : Signature(s): DGCA office: Date of Form 6 part 1 completion: *delete where applicable APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 12 of 21 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.

etc Acceptance of Components Maintenance Data Production Planning Certification of Maintenance Maintenance Records Occurrence Reporting Procedures & APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .35 145.40 145.30 145.42 145. 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.55 145.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 13 of 21 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. Para 145.47 145.60 145.50 145.65 Subject Facilities Personnel Certifying Staff Equipment.45 145. Tools.25 145.

PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Quality 145.70 145.80 145.90 DGCA officer(s): See Part 3 Privileges of AMO Limitations on AMO Changes to AMO Continued Validity Signature(s): Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 14 of 21 DGCA office: Date of Form 6 part 2 completion APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .75 145.85 145.

A.10 Notification procedure to the DGCA regarding changes to the organisation's activities / approval / location / personnel 1.8 1.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL CA FORM 6 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 15 of 21 CAR --145 APPROVAL RECOMMENDATION REPORT PART 3: Compliance with 145. Part 2 Maintenance Procedures 2.1 Corporate commitment by the accountable manager 1. 1.5 1. Organisations intended scope of work.1 Supplier evaluation and subcontract control procedure. Acceptance of tools and equipment. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION . Manpower resources.4 1.2 1.4 Acceptance/inspection of aircraft components and material from outside contractors. Storage.7 1. List of Certifying staff (Note: a separate document may be referenced). or N/R when applicable but not reviewed.6 1.11 Exposition amendment procedures. Management personnel.2 2. or if not satisfied with compliance and specify the reference of the Part 4 finding. Management Organisation Chart. and release of aircraft components and material to aircraft maintenance. Part 1 Management 1.9 Safety and Quality Policy.3 1. General description of the facilities at each address intended to be approved.70 Maintenance organisation exposition Please either tick (✓) the box if satisfied with compliance. tagging. or enter N/A where an item is not applicable.3 2. 2. Duties and responsibilities of the management personnel.

11 Airworthiness Directives procedure 2.9 Calibration of tools and equipment Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 16 of 21 Use of tooling and equipment by staff (including alternate tools).20 Defective components to outside contractors 2.6 2.12 Optional modification procedure. 2.19 Return of defective aircraft components to store.5 2. 2. Cleanliness standards of maintenance facilities.15 Rectification of defects arising during base maintenance 2.25 Procedures to detect and rectify maintenance errors. 2. 2.23 Control of critical tasks.7 2. 2.13 Maintenance documentation in use and completion of same. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .17 Records for the operator. 2.14 Technical record control.18 Reporting of defects to the DGCA /Operator/Manufacturer 2.21 Control of computer maintenance record systems 2.16 Release to service procedure 2.10 Aircraft maintenance programme compliance 2.8 2. Maintenance instructions and relationship to aircraft/aircraft component manufacturers' instructions including updating and availability to staff Repair procedure. 2.24 Reference to specific maintenance procedures.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 2. 2. 2.22 Control of man-hour planning versus scheduled maintenance work.

etc.6 3.7 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 3.3 3.6 L2. 3.27 Procedures for notification of maintenance data inaccuracies and ambiguities to the type certificate holder.3 L2. Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 17 of 21 2.2 L2.26 Shift / task handover procedures.2 3. Certifying staff qualification and training procedure.28 Production planning procedures Part L2 : Additional Line Maintenance Procedures L2. Qualifying mechanics APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .8 Quality audit of aircraft Quality audit remedial action procedure.1 Line maintenance control of aircraft components. 2.5 L2.5 3. L2. tools.1 Quality audit of organisation procedures. Quality audit personnel Qualifying inspectors. equipment.7 3.4 3.4 L2.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 2. Certifying staff records.

10 Concession control for deviation from organisation's procedures.3 Operator procedures/paperwork Operator record completion Part 5 Appendices 5.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3.1 Contracted operators 4.12 Control of manufacturers' and other maintenance working teams 3. APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .2 4. 3.1 Sample Documents 5.11 Qualification procedure for specialised activities such as NDT.14 Competence assessment of personnel Part 4 4.2 List of sub-contractors 5. welding etc.9 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 18 of 21 Aircraft / aircraft component maintenance tasks exemption process control.3 List of Line maintenance locations 5. 3.13 Human Factors training procedure 3. 3.4 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.

.. Name of recommending DGCA Officer Signature of recommending DGCA Officer DGCA office Date of recommendation Form 6 review (quality check) : : : : : Date: APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION ... be continued. it is recommended that the CAR-145 scope of approval specified in CA Form 3 referenced. Or.......PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Part 2 or 3 reference Audit reference(s): Findings Level Date Due Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 19 of 21 Corrective action Date Closed Reference Part 5: CAR-145 Approval or continued approval or change recommendation* Name of organization: Approval reference: Audit reference(s): The following CAR -145 scope of approval is recommended for this organization..

III APPLICATION FOR INITIAL GRANT/ RENEWAL /VARIATION ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Registered name of the applicant : Trading name (if different) Address requiring approval : : Tel:_________________ Fax _____________ E-mail __________ Scope of CAR 145 Approval relevant to this application : _______________ Position and name of the (proposed*) Accountable Manager: _______________ Signature of the proposed* Accountable Manager Place Date : ___________________ : ___________________ : _______________ 10. Note (2 ) : An optional note to give information on any fees payable. *Applicable only in the case of a new CAR-145 Applicant. 6. 7. 8. 5. 9. 3. 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. 4. 2. Appendix.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 20 of 21 CA Form TWO 1. 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 APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION Aircraft .

please complete in the following example style. etc.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL A 4 Aircraft other than A1. 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. listed against each rating. 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. Quote particular NDT method Services With reference to the above scope of approval and item 5 on page 1. but relevant to your organization. A2 or A3 Engines Quote aircraft type or group Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 3 Page 21 of 21 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. Components Other Than Complete Engines Or APUs APPROVAL OF MAINTENANCE ORGANISATION .

1  practical experience and expertise in the application of aviation safety standards and safe  operating practices.  Heads of Regional offices shall ensure that the officers involved in this task have practical  experience  and  expertise  in  the  application  of  safety  standards  and  safe  operating  practices.1.     2.  e.    2.  f.  1.  Aircraft Rules.1  DGCA inspectors should have    2.  c.  2.  b.3  APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION    Introduction    This chapter describes the procedures which the Airworthiness Directorate officers shall  follow when exercising their tasks and responsibilities regarding implementation of CAR  M.2    1.  the rights and obligations of an inspector.  training on auditing techniques.1.  APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  .1  1.  approval  of  Continuing  Airworthiness  Management  Organization  and  maintenance  organisation under CAR M.1.  Qualification.  continuing airworthiness management.  relevant  parts  of  implementing  rules.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 1 of 8    CHAPTER 3A    1.3  five years relevant work experience to be allowed to work as an inspector independently.2  comprehensive knowledge of:  a.  quality systems.  certification  specifications  and  guidance  material.     Regional officers have been provided with adequate staff to implement the requirements  of CAR M. CARs APM and any other policy matter. Experience and Knowledge    2.  d.

2  In addition to technical competency.4  2.  2. to visit appropriate manufacturers and attend technical  symposia  as  well  as  training  or  refresher  courses  to  gain  first‐hand  knowledge  of  new  developments.  electronic.  electrical.    An  office  roster  should  be  prepared  assigning  officers/groups/teams  for  various  operators.  ‘relevant  engineering  degree’  means  an  engineering  degree  from  aeronautical.  mechanical.     Submission of Application    The application for Subpart F approval shall include the following and as called for in CA  Form 6F:  a)  Extent of approval.1. be tactful.  b)  MOM   c)  Facilities   d)  Personnel   e)  Certifying staff   2.  avionic  or  other  studies  relevant  to  the  maintenance and continuing airworthiness of aircraft/aircraft components.     As a general policy.6  Knowledge of maintenance standards.5  knowledge of a relevant / similar type(s) of aircraft gained through a formalized training  course.  at regular intervals.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 2 of 8    2.5  3.3    A programme for continuation training should be developed which    provides for   the  inspectors.    2.1.1  APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  . and have a good understanding of human  nature.1. be  impartial in carrying out their tasks. inspectors should have a high degree of integrity.    2.    2.  3. it is not desirable for the inspectors to obtain technical qualifications  from those entities under their direct regulatory jurisdiction. This should include the chain of responsibility.4  a  relevant  engineering  degree  or  an  aircraft  maintenance  technician  qualification  with  additional  education.

2  Equipment & Tools   Details of Maintenance Data  The application for Subpart G approval shall include the following and as called for in CA  Form 13:  a)  b)  c)  d)  e)  f)  g)  Extent of approval.  the  Director  of  Airworthiness  shall  assign  the  task  of  processing the application to a dealing officer identified in the office roster.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 3 of 8  f)  g)  3.  CAME  Facilities   Personnel   CAMO  Airworthiness Review staff   Maintenance Program  4.  the  inspection  team  shall  constituted  by  the  Director  of  Airworthiness  of  the  region  concern  in  which  the  operator  is  located.1  APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  .  5.    Inspection of operator    Depending  on  the  complexity  of  the  activities  /  size  of  the  CAMO.    Processing of Application    On  receipt  of  the  application.  For  the  purpose  of  determining  the  location  of  the  operator  consideration may be given to the Convenience of the Operator / Location of the CAMO /  Location from which the Accountable manager normally functions / location of the Base  5. The assigned  officer  shall  hold  a  meeting  with  the  operator  to  determine  that  the  operator  has  personnel  with  the  appropriate  knowledge  of  CAR  M  regulations  necessary  guidance  should be provided in respect of manpower and facility requirements in the preliminary  meeting.

    5. Observations made  during the inspection / assessment should be recorded in writing.  Knowledge.     5.   APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  .  the  nearest  local  airworthiness  office  assistance may be sought for the purpose of physical verification by the principal regional  office under whose jurisdiction the main base / organisation is located. detailing the evidence to be retained  as a proof of having followed the document procedure.    5.5  During the physical inspection / assessment of the organisation / CAME / MOM.  objectives and procedures to perform the intended activities in a manner called for in the  CAR M and record the completion of evaluation.3  While reviewing the MOM / CAME emphasis should be made on clear documentation of  policy  /  objective  /  requirements  of  the  organisation  in  respect  of  each  activity  and  supplemented  by  corresponding  step  by  step  procedure  to  achieve  the  intended  end  result  /  compliance  of  the  defined  policy  /  objective  /  requirements.  A  separate  section  of  the  manual  should  include  audit  questioner  corresponding  to  each  documented requirement and procedure with clear identification. the assessment shall be made to ensure that the organisation and facilities are  described in realistic condition. CA Form  6F /CA Form 13 should be used for verifying compliance with CAR M.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 4 of 8  Maintenance Organisation.  The  manual  should  also  clearly  identify  overall  person  responsible  for  the  activity  and  persons  who  are  functionally responsible to execute the procedures / activities along with their qualifying  process  (Qualification. The format of the evidences that  are  required  to  be  retained  should  also  be  included  in  the  manual. While scrutinizing  the maintenance program the procedure as given in AMC MB301 shall be adhered to. Once the jurisdiction of regional office is established all issues  pertaining  to  the  operator  should  be  handled  by  the  respective  regional  office.  Training  and  Examination  procedure).  In  case  the  operator  has  more  than  one  location.    5.4  Further.  Experience.  The  procedure  should be tamper proof and closed loop in nature.2   The team leader should review the MOM / CAME for adequacy of documented policies.

 Part A shall have the following records:‐  (a)  the application  for  an  organisation  approval  APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  6. change.  On  completion of this time frame if no feedback is received a reminder shall be sent to the  applicant for intimation of the action taken in fifteen days.    7.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 5 of 8    5.     Approvals     Approval  shall  be  accorded  to  the  CAMO  /  Maintenance  organisation  meeting  the  requirements  of  CAR  M.  The  format  of  approval  certificate  is  as  given  in  CA  Form  3.  If  necessary  at  this  stage  the  operator should be informed of non receipt of appropriate information and the original  application  shall  be  returned  to  the  operator.    5.7  A  time  frame  shall  be  provided  to  intimate  the  action  taken  on  the  deficiency.1  . continue.  A  copy of the approval certificate shall be sent to Hdqrs for records.  Maintenance of Records    The organisation file shall be updated after every inspection. The  agreed  upon  deficiencies  if  any  shall  be  intimated  to  the  applicant  for  necessary  corrective / preventive action.6  The investigation report shall be discussed by the team leader with the organisation. On completion of this grace  period  the  matter  should  be  reviewed  with  the  Director.    A file shall be created in two parts. suspend or  revocation of each certificate. All correspondence shall be addressed to the (nominated)  post holders.  7. Similar procedure shall  be adopted in case of variation to the scope of approval is sought by the operator. A system of record‐keeping  should allow adequate traceability of the process to issue. Upon satisfactory verification reports should be generated  in  the  office  and  records  should  be  completed  and  presented  to  the  Director  of  Airworthiness.  Where  the  operator  has  informed  about  the action taken on the deficiencies intimated to the applicant a verification visit shall be  organized by inspection team.

   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.2  (b)  the organization  approval  certificate  including  any  changes  (c)  Form 4   (d)  List of ARC holders     Part B – Working File  (a)  a  copy  of  the  audit  program  listing  the  dates  when  audits  are  due  and  when   audits  were  carried  out. These records should be organized in a consistent way  throughout the DGCA (chronological.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 6 of 8  7. When hardware‐ or software‐changes take place special care    7.   (f)  organisation exposition  or  manual  and  amendments.   (e)  any  report  from  DGCA  relating  to  the  oversight  of  the  organisation.   (b)  the DGCA  continued  oversight  records  including  all  audit  records.7  APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  .    7.   (g)  copy  of  any  other  document  directly  approved  by  the  DGCA.     All records as specified above shall be maintained and stored in a secure manner.   (c)  copies of  all  relevant  correspondence. etc.   (d)  details of  any  exemption  and  enforcement  actions.).6  The  record‐keeping  system  should  ensure  that  all  records  are  accessible  whenever  needed within a reasonable time. These  may  be  required  at  the  time  of  audits.5  7. alphabetical order.3  The retention period for records shall be at least four years.4  7.  investigation  of  incidents  &  accidents  or  by  inspection by DGCA/other authorities    7.    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.   (h)  CAME /MOM shall be kept separately with the dealing officers.

   any document directly  approved  by  DGCA.  Procedure for indirect approval    8.    7.  the  regional  offices  shall  ensure  that  conditions  are  laid  down  in  the  MOM  /  CAME.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 7 of 8  should  be  taken that all necessary data continues to be accessible at least through the  full period specified in M.     8.1  While  accepting  an  indirect  approval  process.  The  organisation  shall  forward  the  amendments  to  MOM  /  CAME  at  least  15  days  in  advance  prior  to  effectivity  of  the  approved document to regional office.         8.2  Upon receipt of an intimation of indirect approval regarding amendment to MOM/CAME  is received the assigned officers shall examine the amendments on priority and in case of  disagreement or any other observation the same shall be intimated to the organisation  before the applicability date of such amendment.   reports  from  the  airworthiness  reviews  carried  out  directly  by  the  DGCA.  a  copy  of:   (a)  (b)  (c)  (d)  (e)  (f)  (g)    Aircraft records shall be retained until two years after the aircraft has been permanently  with‐drawn from service.   airworthiness review certificates.104 (c).   APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  .B.8  Each  aircraft  shall  have  a  separate  file  which  shall  contain  the  following:‐The minimum   records  for  the  oversight  of  each  aircraft  shall  include.  at  least.   all  relevant correspondence  relating  to  the  aircraft.   details  of any exemption and enforcement  action(s).    9.   Section A  Subpart G organization recommendations.  Surveillance    aircraft  certificate of airworthiness.

    Surveillance  shall  be  carried  out  as  per  SPM  and  enforcement  action  shall  be  as  Enforcement Policy and Procedure Manual.2  9.1  9.  However  all  areas  of  the  CAMO  /  Maintenance  organization  shall  be  inspected at least once in 12 months interval.    APPROVAL OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS ORGANISATION  .    At the initial level more frequent visits on monthly basis may be required to ensure that  the organization maintains the capabilities established at the time of grant of approval. Aircraft wise files will be maintained when carrying out oversight for ARC.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 0  Chapter 3A  July 2010  Page 8 of 8  9.3  The  ASP  for  the  year  shall  be  amended  to  include  the  new  approved  organisation  and  sent to Hdqrs.  After  gaining  full  confidence  the  frequency  of  inspection  of  the  organization  may  be  scaled  down. Records of any findings / enforcement action  taken shall be retained in Part B of the Organization file.

Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger) Scheduled Air Transport Service (Cargo) Non. The authority to grant the permission has been delegated by the government to DGCA. Permits for any other special type of operation can be granted subject to the applicant showing satisfactory capability to undertake the type of operations. Actions required to be taken by initial NOC holder. C. Accordingly.XIII and CAR 145 Annex 6. The procedure for grant of Air Operator's Permit is outlined in the following Steps:   Application for grant of initial No Objection Certificate (NOC).X. References Act / Rule CAR ICAO Circular Fee 3. 134 Section 3.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.XI. B.IV. Introduction In accordance with the provisions of Rule 134 of the Aircraft Rules. training programme and maintenance arrangements consistent with the nature and extent of the operations specified.XII. D. O part II.Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger) Non.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 1 of 8 CHAPTER 4 AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) 1. Series C part I to V. 2. within and from India without permission of the Central Government. 1937 no persons shall operate an air transport service to. 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. 5th Edition ATAC1 of 2009 As per Rule 62. the applicant would be issued a permit. 133C AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) . 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. setting forth the operational authorisation and limitations to carry out the specified commercial air transport and special operations. The issuance of a permit shall be dependent upon the applicant demonstrating an adequate Organisation. On compliance of the requirements. method of control and supervision of flight operations.

1. the validity of import permission will be in accordance with the delivery schedule. The permission in proper format shall be issued by DGCA.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL    3.2. No Airworthiness action is required at this moment.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. While completion of some of the under mentioned actions may be possible only after acquisition of the aircraft.1. 3. However.1 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 2 of 8 Application for permission for import/acquisition of aircraft. the applicant should initiate and complete actions to the extent possible before acquisition of the aircraft is permitted. 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.2 Preparatory steps required to be taken by the initial NOC holders 3. 3. The permission for import/acquisition of the aircraft shall normally be valid for a period of one year. if any.2 The applicant submits a written application to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for grant of No Objection Certificate for import/acquisition of aircraft. Actions to be taken after import/acquisition of aircraft. The request would be considered by the Standing Committee. Issue of Air Operator's permit. 3. This permission may be extended by 3 months with prior approval of the competent authority.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. 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): AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) . No Airworthiness action is required at this stage. 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. 3. It is.3.1 (NOC is granted by Airport Transport Directorate after Acquisition Committee in the MOCA clears the case).1 The preparation for developing the capability to operate the services commences after grant of initial NOC to the applicant.3 The applicant is required to ensure that before import of the aircraft.1. therefore. The Ministry of Civil Aviation would inform the applicant about the decision of the Ministry. In case the NOC expires. the applicant may apply for grant of the NOC to Ministry of Civil Aviation. where the aircraft proposed to be imported is a new one with a definite delivery schedule.1. Application for the grant of initial no objection certificate 3.3 Maintenance Management Personnel Required 3. 3.

4 Preparation of the Policy Documents.5.2 The duties and responsibilities of the managers and senior executives must be clearly defined in writing and chains of responsibility firmly established. 3. 3. therefore. For institutes not covered by Part 147.3.5 MCM/ MOE Training Manual (for Scheduled Operations only) Maintenance Procedures Manual including the various periodic Inspection Schedules and Special Inspection Schedules. Institutes approved under FAR/EASA 147 are accepted. This helps to facilitate the development of operating standards and techniques best suited to particular circumstances and conditions of operation. The operators should. develop their own instructions for the guidance of personnel on the details essential for the conduct of the operation.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 3. The positions held by these personnel in the Organisation shall be indicated in the applicant's MCM/MOE. While the number of persons required will vary with the size and the complexity of the operations. DGCA approval of the training programme is necessary. AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL    PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 3 of 8 Chief Executive Officer/ Accountable Manger Director of Engineering/Chief Engineer Quality Assurance Manager 3.1 The rules and regulations promulgated by the DGCA provide a framework of positive control and guidance. be recognized that it is not feasible or desirable to cover every conceivable operational detail in the rules and regulations. Prior DGCA approval is not required if the training is conducted at institutes approved/acceptable to DGCA. The names. maintenance and training in the following documents for the type of aircraft proposed: a) b) c) d) e) f) g) 3. Minimum Equipment List and Configuration Deviation List Component Overhaul and Storage Limitations (COSL) Security Manual Recruitment and Training of Personnel 3. It should however. the applicant must satisfy the DGCA that the organization structure is adequate and properly matched to the operating network and commitments.2 The training programme for each category of engineering personnel should be developed by the operators based upon the background of the trainees. qualifications and experience of the aforesaid management personnel shall be submitted to DGCA.5. On these principles the operator should lay down all its policies regarding operation.4.

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. 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. inspection schedules. issue of technical circulars and distribution of technical data. The operator’s maintenance planning department should be adequately staffed with technical officers to perform the following functions:    Delay. modifications. the operator may set up his own maintenance facility for approval under CAR 145. In case.6. maintenance of technical records.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 4 of 8 3. the maintenance is outsourced. A guidance for the operators on the contents of the MCM has been provided in AAC 2/09. If the operator has his own approved maintenance facility. This manual should describe the engineering quality procedures and the maintenance system to be followed by the operator as per the guidelines given in Series O part II. AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) . If required. b) c) d) The technical staff required to perform the above functions should be trained adequately on the quality control functions and on aircraft type. 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. defect and engineering incident investigation and analysis Reliability analysis.IV/CAR 145. 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 manual should be submitted to the concerned Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness Office for approval.6 Setting up of Maintenance Facilities 3. engine performance monitoring and component life control Compliance of Service Bulletins. or outsource to an existing CAR145 AMO.1 On receipt of initial NOC. the maintenance planning and technical services aspects should be a part of the organization. however. e) The operator shall prepare a Maintenance Control Manual for his organization. The MCM shall be approved by RAO after scrutiny and ensuring that it meets the operator’s maintenance requirements.

necessary agreement with the manufacturer/supplier of aircraft may be made for supply of spares along with the aircraft. Similarly. The operator should also be on the mailing list of the aircraft and engine manufacturers for prompt receipt of modifications. MMEL and other documents. 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. annual inspections for C of A. The operator’s arrangements for flight recorder monitoring are to be approved by Regional Air Safety Office.2 Readouts of Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) are extensively used for safety oversight and monitoring health of operations. 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. This may include microbiological tests of fuels. 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 maintenance programme shall be scrutinized by the RAO to confirm that it conforms to MPD/ AMM. which should be equipped with suitable racks. COSL and other checks on the aircraft not specified by aircraft manufacturers but made mandatory by regulations. However. 3. if required. Service Bulletins and DGCA mandatory modifications. 3. Maintenance Planning Document. Illustrated Parts Catalogue.8 3. Structural Repair Manual. 3. 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. Maintenance Manual. Where maintenance programme has been already approved for the operators of same type of aircraft.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL f) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 5 of 8 The operator shall prepare maintenance programme document which will list the periodic maintenance inspection schedules including special inspection schedules for the aircraft. flight data recorders and other special equipment.7 The operator shall set up an environment controlled bonded store. 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. stands and bins for storing aircraft spares and notables. Service Bulletins. Wiring Diagram Manual and Weight and Balance Manual. The operator shall procure up-to-date copies of the specific aircraft related maintenance documents including Aircraft Flight Manual. Suitable person(s) should be approved as Stores Inspectors. The operator shall procure copies of all applicable Airworthiness Directives. as laid down in CAR-145. for any differences in the aircraft configuration with the approval of the RAO/SRO. the same may be adopted with necessary modifications. The store shall be equipped with adequate quantity of spares. Service Letters etc.9 3.10 (a) AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) .6. notables and consumables including spare CVR and FDR.

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. UK) or any other authority acceptable to DGCA. the operator must be asked to provide contractual documents. Civil Aviation Authority of United Kingdom (CAA. or where use of facilities of other organizations is envisaged. (d) 3. 3.12 Inspection of Applicant's Facilities and Compliance Report from RO. A copy of the lease agreement duly signed shall also be submitted to DGCA (DAW. The aircraft imported for the purpose shall be of the type design which is approved under Federal Aviation Administration (European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). senior managers in charge of Engineering. While entering in any agreement for leasing the aircraft. regulations. summarising the steps remaining to be taken by the operator are circulated to the regional office. the financial or operational lease of the aircraft should be examined by the AWD Hqrs. the Air Transport Directorate organises a review meeting at DGCA Headquarters with the Chief Executive. Modifications. Review Meeting to Assess State of Preparedness In order to examine the state of preparedness to commence operations. Operations and Commercial and the concerned DGCA officers at headquarters and Regional Airworthiness Office. Headquarters). Minutes of the meeting. 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. Wherever activities have been outsourced to other organizations. The Regional/Subregional airworthiness office shall keep the DGCA Headquarters fully informed of the preparatory steps taken. The AWD should check the information about the compliance of Airworthiness Directives.11 AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) . and Service Bulletins. (b) The aircraft shall be fitted with the equipments in accordance with Civil Aviation Requirements Section 2 Series 'I' and Series 'O'. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL   PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 6 of 8 number of cycles/hours logged and Type Certification requirements as specified in CAR Section 2 Series 'F' Part XX for import of aircraft. 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. particularly with regard to transfer/delegation of any regulatory functions to India as the state of operator. (c) Before attending the review meeting for the assessment of state of preparedness of the applicant to operate air transport services.

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. line maintenance procedures. emergency drills such as fire drill. infrastructure.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 7 of 8 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. 3.1 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. Proving flights may be conducted in all respects as if they were revenue services. Continuing surveillance of the operator AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) . 5. 4. tools. When the fleet size grows. 6. In case Any deficiencies are noted (such as depletion of manpower since the review when it was found satisfactory). Enhancement of facilities commensurate with activities. 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. shall be in place. a) b) c) d) 3. load and trim preparation. with a copy to AWD Hqrs. evacuation drill. officer/SRO shall carry out inspection of the facilities and submit report to headquarters on the following. The AWD officers should make a comment on this capability of the AMO in the periodic surveillance reports. systems. 4. It must be ensured that for matters other than the maintenance of aircraft. Arrangements made by the applicant for major maintenance and other maintenance related tasks. At this stage. slide chute deployment. and not with the AMO. AWD officers may associate with the proving flights to confirm maintenance arrangements at destination and in general. all necessary maintenance manpower. equipment. aircraft spares etc. the same must be brought to the notice of AT Dte. These include demonstration of flight despatch. Valid C of A of the aircraft.14 Demonstrations The officers of AWD may be required to associate with any demonstrations which may be required to complete the process of issuance of AOP. ETOPS approval procedures etc.13 Parawise Compliance of CAR Section 3 Series C part II or III as applicable. all correspondence will be made with the operator.

the operator's privileges may be temporarily or permanently withdrawn or restricted. The maintenance areas to be covered in surveillance activities shall include at least a reevaluation of the operator's organization.2 6. If the operator fails or is unable to meet or maintain the required standards. aircraft maintenance.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 6. 6.3 6. facilities. The applicant is also required to conduct his own surveillance inspections and safety audits. When in the course of operator's surveillance.5 AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE (Airworthiness Aspects) .4 6.1 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 4 March 2009 Page 8 of 8 The RO/SRO shall exercise continuing surveillance of the operators to ensure safety in operations. 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. and compliance with the provisions of the Permit etc. In the initial stages of operation. equipment. company manuals. training. safety precautions. deficiencies are observed. and that internal audit/ quality assurance system functions satisfactorily. The AWD must ensure that the nominated post holders are available with the operator and the AMO. checking of personal records. prompt corrective action shall be initiated by the operator to correct the deficiencies within a specified time.

4        PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . parts and appliances.    The  officer  concerned  will  scrutinize  the  applications  for  correctness  and  completeness.1   2.    2. When eligibility has been fully assessed.  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. within 10 days time the officer  concerned will inform the applicant.  2. The  eligible  organisation  shall  be  informed  of  the  planned  technical  investigation  with  the tentative time frames.3  2.2   2.  In  case  of  refusal  of  an  application.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 1 of 32  CHAPTER 5   PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL  1. whether the application is accepted or not.  Form  50  shall  be  used  for  new  applications  and  Form  51  shall  be  used  by  POA  holders for applications for change to their approval.  In  such  case  the  fees  collected  shall be returned.  including  a  reference  to  the  provisions  for  appeal.  maintain  and amend a POA certificate following a satisfactory recommendation.    The  approval  shall  be  performed  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  Subpart  G.  the  officer  concerned shall notify in writing to the applicant together with the reasons thereof.  Section  A  and  Section  B  of  CAR‐21  for  the  airworthiness  and  environmental  certification of aircraft and related products. as well as for the  certification of design and production organisations.  associated  Production  Organization’s  Exposition  and  carryout  the  organisation  audit  and  issue.  it  shall  be  notified  to  the  applicant  by  a  letter  detailing  the  omissions  and  errors  within  a  week’s time.  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.  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.  Where  incorrect  or  incomplete  information  is  supplied.      A file shall be opened in the name of the organisation and applicable fees shall be  realized  from  the  organization.    Upon receipt of correct application.  processing  of  Part‐21  Subpart  G  approval  applications. the officer concerned shall make a first check  on  eligibility  according  to  Part‐21  and  will  determine  how  to  proceed  with  the  application.

2  The investigation process involves the following steps:    (a)  The  nominated  post  holders  shall  be  evaluated  and  accepted  by  the  team  leader. Cost of hiring such  technical experts shall be borne by the applicant.  The findings  made  during  the  inspection  shall  be  recorded  on  the  form  56.    Officers  not  forming  part  of  the  investigation  team  may  participate  in  the  investigation  as  an  observer.  the  regional  office  shall  establish  an  appropriate  Investigation  team  and  if  required in  consultation with the Headquarters (Airworthiness Directorate).    CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE     Investigation for Initial Organisation Approval  3.  (c)   Number of sites covered by the approval. Findings made during the investigation process will be handled  by the Team Leader in accordance with CAR 21 and its associated AMCs/ GMs.  The  discrepancies  noted  shall  be  communicated  to  the  Quality  Manager  for  appropriate corrective and preventive action.  (b)   Complexity of the organization approval applied for.1.    3.  competent  manpower  and  adherence  to  the  documented  quality  system.    4. annexure‐VI may be used for verification purpose.  (d)   Nature of the services to be covered by the organization and its direct impact  to aviation safety.2  4.  for  acquiring  on  job  training. The  Director  of  Airworthiness  will  nominate  a  team  leader  and    members  to  carry  out  the  investigation process.1      4.  (c)  Subsequently audit team shall carry out physical verification of availability of  necessary  organizational  infrastructure  in  terms  of  suitable  accommodation.    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .1  The investigation process will be performed according to Section B of CAR‐21 and  its  associated  Acceptable  Means  of  Compliance  (AMC)  /  Guidance  Material  (GM)  and this procedure.1   DETERMINATION OF THE POA TEAM  After  eligibility  has  been  assessed  and  once  principle  acceptance  is  given.  4.1. Officers from other  Regional  Offices  having  necessary  competence  and  previously  accumulated  experience may be involved while constituting the Investigation team. The composition and size of the basic investigation team may  consist of only the Team Leader but may vary depending  upon:    (a)   Size of the applicant organization.  During  the  inspection  of  the  production  organization.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 2 of 32  3.  (b)  The  POE    and  the  associate  Quality  System  shall  be  evaluated  by  the  team  leader in accordance with annexure ‐ VI.  For  specific  technical  investigations  the  basic  team  can  call  for  assistance  from  appropriate  technical  experts from the industry but not from the same organisation.  manufacturing  facility.

  the following documents shall be put up to the head of  the regional office:    (a)  The  completed  DGCA  form  56  (all  5  sections).  The  acceptance  of  the  action  taken  shall  be  authenticated  on  the  CA  form  2001.  Wherever  possible  the  phone  and  fax  number  and  e‐mail  address  of  the  organisation  shall  be  provided.1  The investigation team leader shall submit to the DAW.4  The DAW of the region concerned shall countersign the form 56 when satisfied with  the  review  of  paragraph  4.  (e)  Consistency of the Form 50 with the Form 56 and the Production Organization  Exposition.  (b)  Notes  of  the  final  POA  Team  meeting  with  the  applicant  including  recommendations  and  significant  findings  together  with  appropriate  conclusions and corrective actions.2.3 When the full investigation for compliance of the applicant with CAR‐21 has been  satisfactorily determined.  The  audit  team  members may carry out follow up inspection. The DAW shall also verify that the continued surveillance plan covers  all elements of the Quality System. (Approved by the Team Leader – Not  below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness).2.    4.2. I considered necessary. the countersigned form 56 (all parts).1.  serious  problems  or  rejection  of  key  staff  members  of  the  applicant during the investigation process.  (d)  Form‐4  (accepted  and  signed  by  the  Team  Leader  ‐  Not  below  the  rank  of  Controller of Airworthiness).2  The DAW will forward the original signed DGCA Form 55 to the organisation with a  copy to the Sub‐regional office (if applicable) and Headquarters. The Regional Office shall notify Headquarters of  any  major  delays.2  Issuing the Organization Approval Certificate    4. a member nominated by the team leader shall  review the documents.  (Completed and signed by the Team Leader and all Team Members). the proposal for the DGCA  Form 55 approval certificate. the audit team members shall assess  the  action  taken  for  its  adequacy  and  acceptance.     Note:  In  case  the investigation team has been constituted without an officer from  the concerned Region / Sub‐region.3  The  DAW  will  establish  a  system  to  maintain  records  of  all  documents  generated  and  received  during  the  approval  process  and  the  subsequent  continued    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .    4.    4.1.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 3 of 32  (d)  Upon receipt of the action taken report.    4.  (f)  The continued surveillance plan by the Regional Office /Sub regional Office.1.3  (a)  to  (f)  and  having  assured  that  records  will  be  maintained. When satisfied  with the above recommendation package the DAW shall sign the DGCA Form 55  approval certificate.  (c)  The Production Organisation Exposition.  4.

  The  application  for  a  change  should  include  the  relevant fees. The Sub‐regional offices shall forward a copy of all form 51s to the DAW of  the  Region  for  processing  in  accordance  with  paragraph‐2  of  this  chapter  (application  acceptance  process).1  and  4.3.    4. The Sub‐regional office will confirm receipt of payment to the DAW of  the Region.  part  and  appliance  shall  be  dealt  in  line  with  this  chapter and in accordance with CAR 21 Subpart F.     5. paragraph 4.3  Changes within the Approved Production Organisation    4.1  Any proposed significant changes as listed in CAR‐21A.  When  the  investigation for the change has been satisfactorily completed.2  pertaining  to  the  change.    4.    4.147  (b). The Team Leader will determine the extent of any subsequent review  according  to  the  extent  of  proposed  changes  to  the  Organisation  and/or  its  Exposition and shall carry out necessary actions. Designated Officer of Headquarters will update the approvals database with  the  above  information. the dealing officer of  the  Regional/Sub‐Regional  office  shall  carry  out  a  review  of  any  applicable  documents  detailed  in  paragraph  4.  Continued Surveillance    5.  The  DGCA  Form  56.148 and its  AMC  shall  be  processed  by  the  respective  Regional  /  Sub‐regional  offices  and  investigated.3.  When  a  change to the certificate is required.  Specific reference will be made to the next date that the form 56 recommendation  is due.2‐4.4  Production without POA:  Cases pertaining to grant of permission to organizations  for  manufacturing  product.147 or CAR‐21A.  copy  of  the  form  55  and  the  continued  surveillance  plan  shall  be  retained  under  the  allocated  DGCA  approval  number. All significant changes as detailed in the above referred CARs require a  form 51.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 4 of 32  surveillance  process.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. The continued surveillance plan shall be communicated  to  the  organization  by  the  designated  Team  Leader.7 shall be used.  DGCA  form  56  (part  1‐5)    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  The  DAW  of  the  Region  will  maintain  a  register  of  all  Organisation Approvals issued by the region in accordance with   CAR‐21 giving the following details:  (a)  Approval number  (b)  Name of organisation  (c)  Address  (d)  Scope of approval    4.1  A continued surveillance plan shall be developed by a nominated field officer taking  into  consideration  follow  up  of  corrective  actions  and  acceptance  by  the  DAW  of  the  Region  as  per  CAR‐  Sub  Part  G  and  its  associated  AMC&GM  and  recorded  on  part 2 to the DGCA form 56.5  Production  of  organizations  not  covered  iin  CAR‐21  shall  be  approved  in  line  with  CAR section 2 Series F part XIV.

  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.2  Any  negative  decision  by  the  Regional/Sub  Regional  Office  shall  be  taken  in  consultation with Headquarters.2  The  PE  specialists  shall  advise  on  technical  certification  principles  and  technical  interpretation  of  the  implementing  rules  of  the  Basic  Regulation.    6.    5.3 (b) and 21A.     5.2.  Director  of  Airworthiness  shall  notify  the  approved  production  organization  and  DGCA  Headquarters.2  Panel of Experts    6. The approval holder will be notified by letter and  copy  to  the  DAW  of  the  region  (if  applicable)  /  Headquarters  (Airworthiness  Directorate).  ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS    6.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 5 of 32  recommendation  must  be  completed  every  24  months.    6.2.  The  Team  Leader  assigned  to  perform  the  continued  surveillance  will  process  all  findings  and  notify  the  DAW  of  the  Region  who  will  inform  Headquarters  immediately  regarding  any  Level  1  finding  made  against  the  POA  holder  along  with  details  of  action  taken  by  the  office.  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.1  Reporting System    6.  The  Regional  /  Sub‐Regional  Offices  shall  process the reports in association with the Aeronautical Engineering Division  at DGCA Headquarters. detailing the suspension or revocation of the POA by the Head of the  concerned office.1. The form and manner for such reports shall be as laid down  in  the  organization’s  procedures  as  contained  in  the  Production  Organisation  Exposition of the POA holder.    6. The letter will specify the reference to the provisions for appeal  by  the  POA  holder.3  In extenuating circumstances the 12 month audit cycle period may be extended by  the Regional / sub‐regional office concerned with approval of Headquarters.  technical  standardisation  and  technical  training  ensuring  appropriate  technical  certification    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .1  CAR‐21A.  Designated  officer  of  Headquarters shall update the approvals database with all the relevant information.1   A  Panel  of  Experts  (PE)  which  comprises  specialists  with  extensive  technical  knowledge  and  experience  necessary  for  approval  of  production  organizations  as  established by DGCA. Where continued validity of the  certificate  is  accepted. This is  subject to verification by other means that the systems are functioning within the  POA holder’s organization.  In  case  of  a  Level  1  finding the DAW of the Region will review the finding and take appropriate action.165 (f) detail the Production Organisation Approval holders  responsibilities  regarding  reporting  to  DGCA.

 the Head of  the  office  as  a  first  step.    6.   (d)  in any other case when deemed necessary.  The  opinion  of  the  PE  will  be  communicated to the Applicant together with the final decision.4.  If  an  agreement  still  cannot  be  reached.1  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  DAW  of  the  Region  shall  have  the  ability  and  power  to  take  the  first  decisions  to  the  largest  possible  extent.  the  matter  will  be  brought to the f Airworthiness Directorate at Headquarters who will take a decision  thereto.4  Involvement of the Legal Service    6.  The  Government  of  India  rules  on  the  subject  shall  be  applicable to the PE.  If  further  escalation  is  necessary  the  final  decision  will  be  made  by  the  DGCA  following  consultation  with  the  panel  of  experts.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 6 of 32  knowledge within DGCA.. The  investigation  team  will  be  the  primary  decision  maker  in  the  process  under  the  supervision  of  its  team  leader.    7  Limitation.      PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . suspended or revoked by the  DGCA if the certificate becomes invalid under the conditions specified in CAR‐21.1  The  DAW  (Headquarters)  may  consult  the  Directorate  of  Information  and  Regulation of DGCA at the earliest possible stage.3.  In  such  cases  they  shall  abstain  from  participating  in  the  deliberations  of  the  PE.2  The Head of the regional 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.    6.3  Resolution of Disagreements    6.  will  try  to  reach  a  mutually  acceptable  resolution. They may also act as team members. provided there is no  conflict  of  interest.  (b)  when  an  applicant  or  certificate  holder  requests  that  a  disagreement  be  formally handled and the DAW (Headquarters) should consult the Directorate  of Information and Regulation of  DGCA at the earliest possible stage.     7.  (c)  when  there  is  a  disagreement  with  the  applicant  or  certificate  holder  on  a  significant decision affecting the result of the approval process.  If  the  Approval  Holder/  Applicant  do  not  agree  with  the Investigating Team decision.  In  this  case  the  Applicant  shall  have  the  right  to  be  heard  by  the  PE. or  fails to comply with the DGCA fees and charges Regulation. Suspension and Revocation    7. 3B  or this internal working procedure.    (a)  before the adoption of a negative decision taken during the approval  process  which is subject to appeal according to Indian Aircraft Rules.1  A Production Organisation Approval shall be limited.  and  the  DAW  of  the  region. 1937 Rule no.

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 7 of 32  7.3    8  An enforcement action must be taken in accordance with Sub rule (10) of Rule 133B  and the Enforcement Manual.  Communication and Publication    Significant  decisions  affecting  the  result  of  the  approval  procedure  shall  be  communicated by DGCA to the applicant in writing.  Confidentiality of Documents    All documents and information received and held by DGCA related to the approval  procedure  which  originates  from  the  Approval  Holder/Applicant  or  a  third  party  shall not be made public or without the consent of the Approval Holder/Applicant.       9      PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . The status of approval shall be  updated in the DGCA website by DAW (Headquarters).

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 8 of 32    ANNEXURE‐ I    Application for  Production Organization Approval under CAR 21. Only those locations must be stated  that are directly under the control of the legal entity stated in Block 1.   3.  Registered name and address of the organization. 000/‐  (iii)  > than 200 employees: Rs. Subpart G  Form CA‐50  D G C A  1.  Trade name (if different):  3.163(b)‐(d).  Block 2:  State the trade name by which the organization is known to the public if different from the  information given in Block 1.  Links/arrangements with design approval holder(s) /  design organization(s) where different  from 1.  The  nomination  of  the  responsible  managers  in  accordance  with  2.  Brief summary of proposed activities at the item 3 addresses  a)   General  b)   Scope of approval  c)   Nature of privileges  5.  functions  and  responsibilities.  Block 3:  State all locations for which the approval is applied for.  Block 4:  This Block must include further details of the activities under the approval for the addresses  indicated in Block 4. For an application for renewal state “N/A”. will be charged as  follows for issue of POA:  (i)  50 employees: Rs. 000/‐  (ii)   > 50 and up to 200 employees: Rs.  Applicants for Production Organization Approval (POA) under CAR 21. The Block “General” must include overall information.  Description of organisation  6. The use of a logo may be indicated in this Block.1.000/‐  The fees for renewal of POA shall be fifty percent of that of the new POA as above. 00.    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  Block 5:  This  Block  must  state  a  summary  of  the  organization  with  reference  to the outline of the  production  organization  exposition.  Locations for which the approval is applied for:        4.    7. Subpart G.  including  the  organizational  structure.151.25.   Approximate number of staff engaged or intended   to be engaged in the activities   Position and name of the accountable manager                Signature of  Accountable Manager  Date :  Note :  1. The Block “nature of privileges” must indicate the  requested privileges as defined in 21.  2. 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. For the initial application a copy of the entry in the register  of the Indian Companies Registration Office must be provided to the DGCA.  Completion Instructions  Block 1:  The  name  of  the  organization  must  be  entered  as  stated  in  the  register  of  the  Indian  Companies Registration Office.50.    8.

  Block 7:  The information to be entered here must reflect the number of staff.  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.    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  accompanied  by  the  corresponding  CA  Forms 4. or in case of an initial  approval  the  intended  number  of  staff.  Block 6:  The information entered here is essential for the evaluation of eligibility of the application. For an application for renewal state “N/A”.133(b) and (c).  Block 8:  State the position and name of the accountable manager.133(b) and (c) and the AMC to 21.145(c)(2)  must  be  included  as  far  as  possible.  for  the  complete  activities  to  be  covered  by  the  approval and therefore must include also any associated administrative staff.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 9 of 32  21.

 Modifications and/or Service Bulletins (*):    11. Remarks:    15. Statement of Conformity:    It is hereby certified that this aircraft confirms fully to the type‐certificated design and to the  items above in boxes 9. Aircraft Type:  6. Statement Ref. Name    20. 10. Civil Aviation Authority of the State  3. Airworthiness Directives:    12. Organization:  5. Type‐certificate Refs:    7. Aircraft Registration Or Mark:  8.    The aircraft has been satisfactorily tested in flight. Manufacturers Identification No    9. Certificate of Airworthiness:    16. Production Organization Approval Reference            PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 10 of 32    ANNEXURE‐ II  AIRCRAFT STATEMENT OF CONFORMITY  FORM CA 52  1. Exemptions. Waivers or Derogations (*):    14. 12 and 13. Additional Requirements:    17.    18. State of manufacture   2. 11. Engine/Propeller Details (*):    10. Concessions:    13. Signed  19. No      of manufacture  4.    The aircraft is in a condition of safe operation. Date (d/m/y)      21.

  Operators  are  therefore  reminded  of  their  responsibility  to  ensure  compliance  with  the  applicable  operational rules for their own particular operation.    Responsible  position  means  a  position  held  by  a  person  with  terms  of  reference  which  include  responsibility  for  product  conformity.    COMPLETION OF THE STATEMENT OF CONFORMITY BY THE ORIGINATOR    There should be an entry in all Blocks to make the document a valid statement. appliances and/or materials.    PURPOSE AND SCOPE    Use of the aircraft Statement of Conformity issued by a manufacturer producing under Car 21 Subpart F is described under  21.  The  application should be in English language.    Authorized person means a person identified as signatory in the Manual accepted by DGCA and provided in accordance with  2l.    2. 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.  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. Statement of Conformity means Form CA‐52 for complete aircraft or Form CA‐1 for other  products.  Block 2   Block 3   Pre printed DGCA. 13 and 14 may be by reference to separate identified documents held on file  by the production organization.    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.    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.          A copy of the Statement and all referenced attachments are to be retained by the approved production organization. 11. If in doubt consult DGCA. but not to the extent that would make the  Statement of Conformity unrecognizable.  However.    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.    1.    The information required in Blocks 9. 12.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 11 of 32  FORM CA‐52 COMPLETION INSTRUCTIONS    For the purpose of Car 21 Subpart F.    Block 1   Enter name of the State of manufacture.    Block 4       PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  The size of each Block may however be varied to suit the individual application.    Completion  may  be  either  machine/  computer  printed  or  hand‐written  using  block  letters  to  permit  easy  reading.  The full name and location address of the organisation issuing the statement.130 and the corresponding acceptable means of compliance. parts.    3.  A  unique  serial  number  should  be  pre‐printed  in  this  Block  for  Statement  control  and  traceability  purposes. are permitted if the logo can be contained within the Block.    GENERAL    The Statement of Conformity must comply with the format attached including block numbers and the location of each Block. unless DGCA agrees otherwise.    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. 10.  some  of  these  individual  items  may  be  included  in  Block  10  or  in  the  approved  type  design.125 (b).  Logos etc. This Block may be pre‐printed.

 appliances and equipment. Their manufacturer identification No and associated location should also be shown.g.  Approved design changes to the Aircraft Definition.145(d). to ensure that the aircraft controls  with the applicable design data and is in condition for safe operation.  Validity of the Statement of Conformity is dependent on full completion of al1 Blocks on the form.  The  report  should  be  signed  as  satisfactory  by  the  appropriate  certifying  staff  and  a  flight  crew  member.  The identification number assigned by the manufacturer for control and traceability and product support.I39(b)(1)(vi).  The date the Statement of Conformity is signed should be given. A rubber stamp signature should not be used..  together  with  a  description  of  the  method  of  compliance  on  the  subject  individual  aircraft  including  products  and  instal1ed parts.  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. Any statement. information.  The  engine  and  propel1er  type(s)  in  full  as  defined  in  the  relevant  type‐certificate  and  its  associated  data  sheet.  The type‐certificate reference numbers and issue for the subject aircraft. waivers or derogations may be included here. or non‐conformances.  If the aircraft is registered then this mark will be the registration mark.  A  listing  of  al1  applicable  airworthiness  directives  (or  equivalent)  and  a  declaration  of  compliance. test pilot or flight test engineer. If the aircraft is not registered then this  will be such a mark that is accepted by DGCA.  divergences.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 12 of 32  Block 5     Block 6     Block 7     Block8     Block9     Block 10     Block 11    The aircraft type in full as defined in the type‐certificate and its associated data sheet.  The name of the person signing the certificate should be typed or printed in a legible form.139 in particular 21. The flight tests performed are those defined under the control  of the quality system.  Additional requirements such as those notified by an importing country should be noted in this Block. This  is sometimes referred to as a Manufacturers Serial No or Constructors No. particular data or limitation which may affect the airworthiness of the  aircraft.  The  Statement  of  Conformity  may  be  signed  by  the  person  authorized  to  do  so  by  the  production  approval  holder in accordance with 2l. state: 'NONE'. e.  or  'Restricted  Certificate  of  Airworthiness'. as established by 21.  or  for  the  Certificate  of  Airworthiness requested.  Enter  'Certificate  of  Airworthiness'. Any future compliance requirement time should be shown. A copy of  the flight test report together with any recorded defects and rectification details should be kept on file by the  POA  holder.  Remarks.    Block 12      Block 13      Block 14     Block 15     Block 16     Block17   Block 18     Block 19     Block 20     Block 21     PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . If there is no such information or data.  Approved  unintentional  deviation  to  the  approved  type  design  sometimes  referred  to  as  concessions.  Only agreed exemptions.  DGCA approval reference of the POA holder should be quoted.

..........................    Certifying Staff (name)  :    …………………………………………………….    Location      :   ………………………………………………………    Date        :   ….…………………......    (signature)      :    ……………………………………………………....  Constructor No / Registration…………………………................/ ……..................  Brief description of work performed…………………………………………………………………………  ....................   (day/ month/ year).............……………………………………………….. /…................163(d)      Aircraft:……………………………………  Type…………………….........….................  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………........... has been  maintained as specified in Work Order…………………………………………………………………......    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .....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....AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 13 of 32    ANNEXURE ‐ III    CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE FORM    FORM CA‐52                 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA              DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE TO SERVICE    APPROVED PRODUCTION ORGANISATION NAME:    Production Organization approval reference:    Certificate of release to service in accordance with 21......  Certifies that the work specified was carried out in accordance with 2l....................

 Subpart G.  This  approval  requires  compliance  with  the  procedures  specified  in  the  Production  Organization Exposition.    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . PRIVILEGES:    The Production Organization is entitled to exercise. and  2.   The approval is limited to that specified in the enclosed Terms of Approval.  in  accordance with the Production Organization Exposition Section xxx.     Section 2.XXXX  This document is part of Production Organization Approval Number DGCA.163. LOCATIONS:  Section 3.  the  privileges  set  forth  in  21.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 14 of 32    ANNEXURE – IV    Form CA ‐ 55  POA Certificate of Approval ‐ Sheet A  DGCA  APPROVAL CERTIFICATE  Reference: DGCA.  DGCA hereby certifies  Company Name & Address  as a  PRODUCTION ORGANISATION  approved according to Car 21.    A Statement of Conformity may not be issued for a non approved aircraft.G.  SCOPE OF WORK:    PRODUCTION OF    _____________________ PRODUCTS / CATEGORIES _______________________    For details and limitations refer to the Production Organization Exposition. Subpart G  CONDITIONS:  1.  This  approval  is  valid  whilst  the  approved  production  organization  remains  in  compliance  with Car 21.G.      Date of original issue:    Signed       :  Date of this issue:  For  DGCA :  POA Certificate of Approval ‐ Sheet B  DGCA  Terms of Approval  TA: DGCA.XXXX  Pursuant to the Indian Regulations in force and subject to the conditions specified below.    Maintenance  may  be  performed. and  3.  until  compliance  with  maintenance  regulations  is  required.  Subject  to  the following:    Prior to approval of the design of the product a Form CA‐1 may be issued only for conformity purposes. within its Terms of Approval and in accordance with  the  procedures  of  its  Production  Organization  Exposition.XXXX issued to  Company name :    Section 1.G.

 the reasons for  non‐compliance need to be identified in PART 4 of the report.  or  at  least  the  information  included  in  these  parts.              PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  A copy of PART 1 and PART 4. has the same information as is on the files of the DGCA.  must  be  given  to  the  organization  to  ensure  that  the  organization.  even  if  only  temporarily.  in  failing  to  obtain  CAR‐21  Subpart  G  Approval.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 15 of 32  Date of original issue:       Date of this issue       :  Signed      :  For DGCA :    ANNEXURE ‐ V    FORM 21 ‐ 56  IRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION  Part  1 of 5  Page 1 of 1  RECOMMENDATION REPORT IN SUPPORT OF CAR‐21 SUBPART‐G APPROVAL ISSUE/  RENEWAL / CONTINUATION / VARIATION    PART 1 :  BASIC DETAILS OF THE ASSESSMENT    Name of the Organization                                                        : __________________________    Approval Reference                                                                   : ________________________    Address (es) of the facilities surveyed                                   : ________________________    Main CAR‐21 Subpart G activities at facilities surveyed    : ________________________    Date (s) of survey                                                                      : ________________________    Names and positions of the organization’s   Senior Management attended during survey                    : _________________________    Name of DGCA officer                                                             : _________________________    Office                                                                                         : __________________________    Form 21‐56 completion date                                                : __________________________        Note :  If it is determined that recommendation for issue/renewal/continuation/variation of  Approval cannot be made because of non‐compliance with CAR‐21 Subpart G.

139 Quality System    (a)  The production organization must show that it has established and can maintain a quality system.    a tick (√) which means compliance. part or appliance produced by the organization or by its  partners.      PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .33  Eligibility    The DGCA will only accept an application for a production organization approval if ‐    (a)  The DGCA agrees that.134 Application      Each  application  for  a  Production  Organization  Approval  must  be  made  in  a  form  and  manner  acceptable to the DGCA.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 16 of 32      DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    FORM 21 ‐ 56 Part  2 of 5  Page 1 of 7  RECOMMENDATION REPORT IN SUPPORT OF CAR‐21 SUBPART G AIONPPROVAL ISSUE/  RENEWAL/ CONTINUATION/ VARIATION  CAR 21 SUBPART G COMPLIANCE     Name of the  organization    : __________________________      Approval of organization    : __________________________    Approval  Reference          : __________________________      Survey reference    : __________________________    Note A : This form has been complied according to those paragraphs of CAR –21 Subpart G which are relevant  to an organization trying to demonstrate compliance     Note B :  The right hand part of each box must be completed with one of three indicators:    1.143 and  the Terms of Approval requested to be issued under CAR 21.                 2. such an approval is appropriate for the purpose  of showing conformity with a specific design. for a defined scope of work. unless the reason is obvious).   The  quality  system  must  be  documented. and must include an outline of the information required by CAR 21.                 3.151.    CAR 21.    a number relating to a comment which must be recorded in PART 4 of the report.    This  quality  system  shall  be  such  as  to  enable  the  organization to ensure that each product.163.  conforms  to  the  applicable  design  data and is in condition for safe operation.    NR which means the requirement is Not Relevant to the activity at the address surveyed (the  reason for                          NR should be stated  in PART 4 of the report. and    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    (b)  The applicant holds or has applied for an approval of such a design. and thus exercise the privileges set for in CAR 21.  or  supplied  from  or  subcontracted  to  outside  parties. or the applicant has a suitable  arrangement  with  the  applicant  for  or  holder  of  an  approval  of  such  a  design  which  ensures  satisfactory co‐ordination between production and design.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    CAR 21.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    CAR 21.

  to                          maintain the aircraft in a condition for safe operation    Note : The control procedures need to include specific provisions for any critical parts.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 17 of 32    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION      (b)       The quantity system must include:  FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  2 of 5  Page 2 of 7  (1)  As applicable within the scope of approval.                  (p)          +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+  Work  carried  out  after  completion  of  production  but  prior  to  delivery.                 (d)         +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Identification and traceability    (e)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Manufacturing processes    (f)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Inspection and testing.  are  as  specified  in  the applicable  design data.    (g)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Calibration of tools.    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . jigs and test equipment     (h)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Non conforming item control     (i)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Airworthiness co‐ordination with the applicant/holder of a design approval. control procedures for those elements shown below.  materials. storage and packing    (n)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Internal quality audits and resulting corrective actins    (o)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Work within the Terms of Approval performed at any location other than the                                             approved facilities. audit and control                  (c)      +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+          Verification  that  incoming  products.          including  items  supplied  new  or  used  by  buyers  of  products.     and                  (a)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Document issue.  parts. approval or change. including production flight tests.  and  equipment.                     (b)    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+   Vendor and sub‐contractor assessment.     (j)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Records completion and retention    (k)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Personnel competence and qualification    (l)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Issue of airworthiness certifications    (m)   +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+ Handling.

  This monitoring must include a feedback system to   the  person  or  group  of  persons  specified  in  CAR  21. that‐    (a)  General    The  facilities.145(c)(2)  and  ultimately  to  the  manager  specified in CAR 21.145 Approval requirements    The production organization must show. and copies of amendments must be supplied to the DGCA      +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      CAR 21.143.145(c)(1) to ensure.                 +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+              PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  and  general  organization  are  adequate  to  discharge  responsibilities under CAR 21.  processes  and  associated  materials. as necessary.  equipment  and  tools. on the basis of the information submitted in accordance with CAR  21. as appropriate to determine conformity  with the applicable design data.            +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (3)  The above data are kept up to date and made available to all personnel who need access to  such data to perform their duties.            +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (2)  The production organization has a procedure to ensure that airworthiness data are correctly  incorporated in its production data.      +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    CAR 21.  working  conditions.  personnel  numbers  and  competence.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 18 of 32      DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  2 of 5  Page 3 of 7            (2)  An  independent  quality  assurance  function  to  monitor  compliance  with.  and  adequacy  of.143 Expositions    (a)  The  organization  must  furnish  to  the  DGCA  a  production  organization  Exposition  providing  the  information listed in Appendix A to CAR 21 (see part 3 of this Form)      +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (b)  The  Production  Organization  Exposition  must  be  amended  as  necessary  to  remain  an  up‐to‐date  description of the organization.  the  documented procedures of the quality system. corrective action.165    (b)  Data    (1)  The production organization is in receipt of all necessary airworthiness data from the holder  of or applicant for the approval of the Type Design.

  and  are  identified.             +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+  Staff at all levels have been given appropriate authority to be able to discharge their allocated  responsibilities  and  that  there  is  full  and  effective  co‐ordination  within  the  production  organization is respect of airworthiness matters.  with  responsibility  within  the  organization to ensure that all production is performed to the required standards and that the  production organization is continuously in compliance with the data and procedures identified  in the Exposition.  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  DGCA that it will continue to comply with requirements of this Subpart G.  together  with  the  extent of their authority.             +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    (2)    (3)       (d)     Certifying Staff  Certifying  Staff  has  been  defined  as  those  personnel  who  are  authorized  by  the  production  organization and the DGCA to sign the documents issued under CAR 21.    A  proposal  for  such  a  change  must  be  notified  as  soon  as  practical  and  the  production  organization  must  show.  In this respect such person(s) must ultimately be responsible to the  manager identified in sub‐paragraph (c)(1) of this paragraph.              +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (1)            A  manager  or  group  of  managers  has  been  nominated  to  ensure  that  the  organization  is  in  compliance  with  the  requirements  of  this  Subpart.                +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+  CAR 21.  each  change  to  the  approved  production  organization that is significant to the showing of conformity or to the airworthiness of the product.145 Approval Requirements (cont’d)    (c)    Organization  A  manager  accountable  to  the  DGCA.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 19 of 32  FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  2 of 5  Page 4 of 7    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    SURVEY REFERENCE:    CAR 21.             +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+  (2)    (3)  Certifying staff are provided with evidence of the scope of their authorization. and experience of the certifying staff  must be appropriate to discharge their allocated responsibilities.             +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (1)            The  production  organization  maintains  a  record  of  all  certifying  staff  which  must  include  details of their authorization.  has  been  nominated.  part  or  appliance. background.163 under the scope  or terms of the approval.  The knowledge. background and  experience  of  the  managers  nominated  must  be  appropriate  to  discharge  their  responsibilities.  must  be  approved  by  the  DGCA.          +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  particularly  changes  to  the  quality  system.147   Changes to the Approved Production Organization    (a)  After  the  issue  of  a  Production  Organization  Approval.  as  far  as  possible  before  the  implementation  of  the  change.  The knowledge.

163. Standard or Export.  The applicant must comply with the applicable requirements of this Subpart G.147 Changes to the Approved Production Organization     (b)  The DGCA may prescribe the conditions under which a Subpart G approved production organization  may  operate  during  such  changes  unless  the  DGCA  determines  that  the  approval  should  be  suspended.147.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      CAR 21.  including  investigations  of  partners  and/or  sub‐ contractors.157  Investigations      Each  applicant  for  or  holder  of  a  Production  Organization  Approval  shall  make  arrangements  that  allow  the  DGCA  to  make  any  investigations.151  Terms of approval      Terms of approval are issued as part of a Production Organization Approval.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      CAR 21. necessary to determine compliance with the applicable requirements of this Subpart G.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    CAR 21.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      CAR 21.148  Changes in location      A  change  in  the  location  of  the  manufacturing  facilities  of  the  approved  production  organization  must be regarded as a change of significance to the organization which must therefore comply with  CAR 21.  and  must  therefore comply with CAR 21. the products and/or the categories of parts and appliances for which the  holder is entitled to exercise the privileges defined in CAR 21. a Production Organization Approval is not transferable.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  obtain  an  aircraft certificate of airworthiness.163  Privileges      The holder of a Production Organization Approval may.149  Transferability    Except  for  a  change  in  ownership.  The Terms of Approval  identify the scope of work.               +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    CAR 21. within his Terms of Approval issued under  CAR21.  which  must  be  regarded  as  a  change  of  significance.147    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    CAR 21.135      (a)  In  the  case  of  complete  aircraft  and  upon  presentation  of  a  Statement  of  Conformity.153  Changes to the terms of approval      Application for a change to the Terms of Approval must be made in a form and manner acceptable  to the DGCA.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 20 of 32      DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  2 of 5  Page 5 of 7  SURVEY REFERENCE:    CAR 21.

  +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+        (c)    Maintain a new aircraft that he has produced and issue a certificate of release to service in respect  of that maintenance. or             ‐  Determine that other products.143 and the  documents to which it refers. and investigate with the holder  of the Type Certificate or Design Approval to identify those deviations which could lead to an  unsafe condition  +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+        (d)        (e)              PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . are used as basic working documents within the Organization.  all  cases  where  products.165    Responsibilities of Holder                    The holder of a Production Organization Approval shall –    (a)    Ensure that the production organization Exposition furnished in accordance with CAR 21. parts or appliances are completed and conform to the approved  design data and are in condition for safe operation before issuing DGCA Form 21‐1 to certify  airworthiness. parts or appliances issue Authorised Release Certificates (DGCA Form  21‐1) without further showing. parts or appliances conform to the applicable data before issuing  DGCA Form 21‐1 as a conformity Certificate  +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    Record all details of work carried out in a form acceptable to the DGCA  +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    (1)  Report  to  the  holder  of  the  Type  Certificate  or  Design  Approval  .  parts  or  appliances  have  been  released  by  the  production  organization  and  subsequently  identified to have deviations from the applicable design data.    +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      CAR 21.  +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+        (b)        (c)    Determine that each completed aircraft conforms to the type design and is in condition for safe  operation prior to submitting Statements of Conformity to the DGCA or  ‐  Determine that other products.  +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+    Maintain the production organization in conformity with the data and procedures approved for the  Production Organization Approval.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 21 of 32      DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    SURVEY REFERENCE:        FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  2 of 5  Page 6 of 7  (b)    In the case of other products.

 he issues a certificate of release to service.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 22 of 32  FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  2 of 5  Page 7 of 7    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    SURVEY REFERENCE:      (2)  Report  to  the  DGCA. under his Terms of Approval.3(b)(2).                +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+        (3)  Where  the  Production  Organization  Approval  holder  is  acting  as  a  supplier  to  another  production organization.    Such  reports  must  be  made  in  a  form  and  manner  acceptable  to  the  DGCA  according to CAR 21.  the  deviations  identified  according  to  sub‐paragraph  (e)(1)  of  this  paragraph.      +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (h)  Where. ensuring conservation of the data used to justify conformity of the products. report also to that other organization               +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (f)  Provide  assistance  to  the  holder  of  the  Type  Certificate  or  Design  Approval  in  dealing  with  any  continuing airworthiness actions that are related to the products. determine that  each completed aircraft has been subjected to the necessary maintenance and is in condition for  safe operation. prior to issuing the certificate.  suppliers  and  sub‐ contractors. parts or appliances.              +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+      (g)  Institute  an  archiving  system  incorporating  requirements  to  its  partners. parts or  appliances.  to  be  held  at  the  disposal  of  the  DGCA  and  to  be  retained  in  order  to  provide  the  information necessary to ensure the continuing airworthiness of the products. parts or appliances that have been  produced.      +‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐+                                              PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .

  NR which means the requirement is NOT RELEVANT to the activity at the address surveyed.145(c)(3) including matters on  which they may deal directly with the DGCA on behalf of the Organization    (d)  An  organizational  chart  showing  associated  chains  of  responsibility  of  the  managers  as  required  by  CAR 21.  a tick (√) which means of compliance.    (b)  The title(s) and names of managers accepted by the DGCA in accordance with CAR 21. (The reason for  NR should be stated in PART 4 of the report.  a number relating to a comment which must be recorded in PART 4 of the report.143(a)‐Appendix A to CAR‐21)    (a)  A  statement  signed  by  the  accountable  manager  confirming  that  the  production  organization  exposition and any associated manuals which define the approved organization’s compliance with this  Subpart will be complied with at all times.139(a)    [Note: a separate document may be referenced]      PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .    [Note: a separate document may be referenced]    (f)  A general description of man‐power‐resources    (g)  A  general  description  of  the  facilities  located  at  each  address  specified  in  the  production  organization’s certificate of approval    (h)  A  general  description  of  the  production  organization’s  scope  of  work  relevant  to  the  Terms  of  Approval    (i)  The procedure for the notification of Organizational changes to the DGCA    (j)  The amendment procedure for the production organization exposition    (k)  A description of the quality system and the procedures as required by CAR 21.      Production Organization Exposition:  Revision Status:  (Content as required by CAR 21.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 23 of 32  FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  3 of 5  Page 1 of 1    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    RECOMMENDATION REPORT IN SUPPORT OF CAR‐21 SUBPART G ISSUE / RENEWAL / CONTINUATION /  VARIATION    CAR‐21 SUBPART G EXPOSITION COMPLIANCE  Name of the Organization  : __________________________  Approval of organization    : __________________________  Approval Reference      : __________________________  Survey reference          : __________________________      Note A:  Each box must be completed with of three indicators:    1. unless the reason is obvious)    3.    Note C:   If the organization holds another CAR approval requiring an exposition or handbook it is acceptable to use this  index as a supplement to the existing exposition or handbook and to cross‐refer each subject to the position in  the existing exposition or handbook.    Note B:  The exposition may be complied in any subject order as long as all applicable subjects are covered.139(b)(1)    (l)  A list of those outside parties referred to in CAR 21.145 (c) (1) and (c)(2)    (e)  A list of certifying staff.    2.145(c)(2)    (c)  The duties and responsibilities of the manager(s) as required by CAR 21.

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 24 of 32  FORM 21 ‐ 56  Part  4 of 5  Page 1 of 1    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION    RECOMMENDATION REPORT IN SUPPORT OF CAR‐21 SUBPART G APPROVAL ISSUE / RENEWAL /  CONTINUATION / VARIATION    FINDINGS ON CAR‐21 SUBPART G (COMPLIANCE STATUS)                  Name of the Organization  : __________________________  Approval  Reference            : __________________________  Survey reference                 : __________________________    Note A:  Each finding must be identified by number and the number must cross‐refer to the same number in a box in Part 2 or 3 of the  CAR‐21   Subpart G Survey Report.    NO:                    FINDING  LEVEL  OUTSTANDING ACTION                                                            NAME & SIGNATURE OF SURVEYOR :                                                                    Date :                                               CLEARANCE  DATE  REP.REF .          PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .    Note B: As stated in Part 1 any comments recorded in this Part should be copied to the organization surveyed together with Part1.

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 Is the chart  updated & same is communicated  and  prior to notifying changes to POE . `  Check that the procedures and periodicity / situation requiring  amendment to the  POE & QS are explained.  General description of the facilities located at each address specified in the  production organization’s certificate of approval covered in the Manual.  Duties and responsibilities of the manager(s) as required by CAR 21.   • • • • • • • • • • • •   PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  Organizational chart indicating the chain of responsibility of the managers as required  by CAR 21.  List of certifying staff.  list of title(s) and names of managers accepted by the DGCA in accordance with CAR  21.:  POE Title & reference            :             Reviewing Officer & Date of Review:  Document Identification and reference:  Name of the organization and Address:  PART I  • • • • Statement signed by the Accountable Manager confirming the compliance with the  CAR and other regulations ‐ Counter signature. acceptance of the changes by DGCA had been  obtained.145 (c)(3)  including the authority and co‐ordination with its various departments  and design  organization. Check whether all responsible managers  directly report to Accountable Manager or have direct access to him.145(c)(2).    Procedure for the notification of Organizational changes to the DGCA is described  Accountable Manager  Responsible Managers  Facility & Location  Scope of work  Amendment procedures for the POE and occasions for amendment   Check for any changes in organization. Check that  the manual describe the facilities and equipment at each location.  Terms of Approval is specified for each scope of work being carried out.145(c)(1) and (c)(2) is available. ( Not to include inspection personnel)  Manpower resource requirement anr training requirements described in the manual  including the manner of compliance with the same.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 26 of 32    ANNEXURE‐ VI  Check List for Contents of Production Organization Exposition  Name of the Organization    :  Contact Person & Phone No.

  Check that the manual contain/cross refers to the list of sub‐contractors / outside  parties and bought out item suppliers and products supplied by them.   Description of the quality system and the procedures are relevant to the scope of  approval as required by CAR 21.   Procedure to communicate error / ambiguity noted in the manufacturing document  to the approving authority  Check for the Stamping of obsolete copies and retention by originating department  for future reference. identification of control copy / reference.   Availability of list of outside parties as referred in CAR 21. review and approval procedure  Procedure for distribution of document  Procedure for confirming the action taken by the recipient of the document‐ in  addition to normal action.   Check that the function of independent Quality Assurance System described.   Removal and destruction of obsolete documents and maintenance of evidence  Requirement for periodical review of the documents have been established                       Availability of copies of all the documents ( Internal / External documents )  at one  location – Quality Engineering   Vendors and sub contractor assessment  audit and control stores  Vendor  • • • Vendors classification and their evaluation criteria have been established   Vendor assessment forms & audit report are available and approved  Vendors monitoring & control criteria had been established     PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   . check updation of training syllabus if applicable.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL • • • • •   PART II  Document control  • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 27 of 32  Check whether holders of this manual keep their copies up to date with approved  amendments.   Classification of  documents.  Dissemination of information to personnel concerned ( in each case )  Release of Standard of Preparation  Release of design data and control procedures  Preparation and upkeep  of manufacturing document and process sheets/ inspection  standards  List of document released by the department & distribution list in respect of each  document. distribution / control requirements /  procedures are defined in the quality system  Document preparation.139(a).   Maintenance of master copy.139(b)(1). originator/ issue.

  Archiving.  Sub contract  • Organization’s Quality standards/ plan for each type of work had been established and  organizations are audited against the standard  • Quality plan specifies the infrastructure. manufacturing  document.  • Inspection requirements after receipt of the part from sub‐contractor ( Matrix form of  by way of grouping )   • Procedure to deal with non‐conformances / deviations noted during receipt have  been established  • Competency of personnel inspecting Vendors supplied items have been established  • Competency of personnel inspecting sub‐contractor supplied items have been  established  Identification and traceability  • Identification requirements with respect to the design standard have been established  during all stages of manufacturing  • Process of traceability with respect to  design data.   • Issue & withdrawal of drawings & specifications  control ‐ Vendors/Sub‐contractors   • Requirement of approval of subcontractor including first article inspection have been  established  • Sub contractor approval procedures have been established. material source. bought out items etc. personnel competence. std parts. drawings & materials equipment. and equipment  • Acceptance criteria  for Vendors supplied items have been established ( Matrix form  of by way of grouping ) ‐ Raw material. parts. quality  control measures. inspection and  certification requirements.    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 28 of 32  • • • Approved Vendors list and products that can be procured are maintained  Documents to be supplied and packing requirements have been identified  Procedure to notify the deficiency noted in the supplied item have been established. deviations. personnel involved in manufacturing / inspection and machine and tools  used have been established   • Flow chart explaining identification method adopted has been depicted. handling and packing requirements. materials. manufacturing procedure and documentation. rejection and audit  findings ( excluding commercial aspects and delivery schedule )  • Inspection requirements of subcontractor manufactured items have been established  • Inspection requirements after receipt of the part from sub‐contractor and experience  requirements of personnel engaged in the activity  • Procedure to deal with non‐conformances / deviations noted have been established  • Contract made with the sub‐contractor provides for investigation by DGCA staff  Verification of incoming products. record to be delivered / retained.  • Subcontractor monitoring requirements / procedure have been established ‐  Subcontractor rating based on quality of the parts.

  Calibration of Tools. inspection and maintenance requirements  for  tools.  • Check whether the manual identify the standards observed in the performance of  work. equipment and instruments have been established  • Maintenance of master list of tools / equipment / gauges / instruments and  monitoring of calibration and inspection status have been established.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 29 of 32  Manufacturing process  • Configuration control procedure is documented.   Note: ‐ Spot disposition by approved designer without proper analysis of snag not  acceptable    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  • Check whether the manual describe the procedures used to perform the work.  • Working environment for each type of activity had been defined  • Requirements and procedure for maintenance of  manufacturing facilities have been  established  Inspection and testing including production test flight  • Inspection requirements of the product from the raw material stage onwards to  finished product have been defined along with the standards to be followed  • Check whether the manual describe the method used to ensure that authorized  personnel adopt an acceptable method to indicate adherence to the manufacturing  and inspection requirements.  • Calibration and maintenance records upkeep procedure is defined  • Control procedures to avoid issuance / use of tools / equipment / gauges not  conforming to standards for use during manufacture and inspection  Non conforming item control  • Identification of non conformance items and extent of deviation  • Recording and classification of non conformances  • Classification of deviations & Procedure to deal with non conformance  • Analysis of non conformances and preventive action  • Notifying the Airworthiness authorities regarding the manufacturing defects  Airworthiness co‐ordination with the applicant /holder of design approval  • Release of  design data and changes to the product  •  Referral procedure to design organization / approved designers with respect to  manufacturing problems / defects.  • General manufacturing procedure.  • Rework / rejection criteria for tools / gauges have been established. documents used for manufacture and purpose  have been established. jigs and test equipment  • Acceptance procedure for each category of tools /equipment / gauges have been  established  • Check whether calibration standards.

AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II  Revision 1  Chapter 5  July 2010  Page 30 of 32  • Disposal procedure of manufacturing problems / defects by the design organization /  approved designers and follow up action. on job  training and assessment procedure  • Identification of approved personnel  • Duties and responsibilities for approved personnel  • Monitoring of standard of work of personnel and renewal of approval   • Record keeping of  details of approved personnel  Issue of Airworthiness certification  • Certification requirements during various stages of manufacturing have been defined  • Procedure for identification of certification status of the part / item have been  established  • Requirements for issuance of Airworthiness certification  • Procedure to issue Authorized Release certificate and Aircraft statement of conformity  have been established. inspection  and certifying  personnel in terms of education. storage and packing     • Packing requirements for each group of materials. components of aircraft have been  established  • Storage conditions for various types of materials and aircraft components have been  established    PRODUCTION ORGANISATION APPROVAL   .  • Notification of solutions to the aircraft operators / product users  • Procedure to deal with non conformances noted on sub‐contracted ( Including design)  items    Record completion and retention  • Location wise documents used  • Procedure to confirm completion of manufacturing / established procedure  • Periodicity of retention of completed manufacturing / inspection documents  • Procedure to identify / archive and access control  • Minimum standards for storage area of manufacturing documents  • Computerized document retention procedure and back up system  Personnel competence and qualification  • Requirements for approval of various group of post holders. experience. malfunction / defects.  • Collection of in‐service failures. training. medical standards.    Handling. malfunction / defects by manufacturing organization  and notification to the Type Design approval holder  • Analysis and investigation of failures.

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• Handling requirements of materials and component during all stages of manufacturing  and at stores have been defined.  • Note: the above procedures should include sub‐contract / vendor supplied items also.  Internal Quality Audit and resulting corrective actions  • Quality audit plan for the entire organization, sub‐contractors and Vendors has been  documented  • Elaborate audit check list for each functional aspect (with cross reference to the  requirement / standards / procedure of the organization) have been prepared and  cross referred in the document.  • Qualification , Experience, training, on job training requirement, assessment and  approval procedure of auditing personnel have been defined.  • Procedure to use audit check list, recording on non conformances, classification of  non conformances and communicating to responsible personnel have been  documented.  • Assessment of deficiencies for root cause and Manner of communicating corrective  action by responsible managers  • Acceptance of corrective / preventive action by the Manger responsible for quality  assurance  • Procedure to maintain statistics of area wise non‐conformances. Review of non‐ conformances by the Accountable manager  • Procedure to communicate findings of internal audit to the Airworthiness Authorities  • System to implement  various regulatory requirements including CAR  Work within the Terms of Approval performed at locations other than the approved facility  • Details of work carried out at other location  • Requirements of the organization for the outside facility  • Management and administration of applicable elements of Quality system at the  remote location  Work carried out after completion of production but prior to delivery, to maintain the  aircraft in a condition for safe operation  • Extent of maintenance work required to be performed  • Release of work scope of maintenance  • Accomplishment of maintenance work and certification  • • • • • Aircraft / Component Release to service procedures.  Recording of defects and rectification of defects  Maintenance of Aircraft records  Monitoring of maintenance programme  Accomplishment of modifications & service bulletins and certification 

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  The Organization’s Procedure should be a tamper proof close loop system providing  traceability ( Personnel, equipment and Literature / document ) at all stages. The procedure  should address the following aspects:  What should be done?  When should the procedure be used?  Where should the procedure be used ?  Why should you follow the procedure ?  Who should follow the procedure ?  How the work should be performed ?    The Procedure should require generating evidence to indicate that documented procedure  had been followed. Provide cross reference to appropriate document with para number.   

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

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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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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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any amendments to AFM or other documents is envisaged etc. Though. 3. Such procedures should he reflected in the operators MOE/EPM/QCM/MCM. spares or kits to be ordered. enable the task to be completed and filed. line/ base maintenance. any call outs to be issued to maintenance personnel or crew. These include all applicable ADs and Service Bulletins for the type of aircraft. headquarters should be informed without delay so that the matter can be pursued with the manufacturers/ airworthiness authorities of the country of manufacture. The feedback system should.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 1 August 2009 Chapter 7 Page 2 of 4 offices/ sub-regional offices will in turn intimate the operators under their jurisdiction and ensure compliance of these ADs during scrutiny of ARAs. records sections etc. Operator’s MOE/EPM/QCM/MCM should also indicate the line of responsibility for compliance of the mandatory ADs. At the same time. C of A issue/ renewal and during routine spot check/ surveillance/ audits. planning. airworthiness directive / inspection on the aircraft/ engine/ accessory will be issued. 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. In cases of defects which may jeopardize the safety of the aircraft.4 AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES . Based on the recommendations and findings. The procedure should include a proper intimation system to the maintenance/ line engineers for compliance and also a feedback of compliance. engine or the components and should review it at regular intervals to implement the same in service. 3. Regional Airworthiness officers are required to scrutinize the major defects in an aircraft.3 3. engine and its components. The work of this analysis is performed by technical services department and may include actions by stores. The system should include action. after ensuring necessary actions have been taken. 3. if any task cards are to be revised. The operator should have a mechanism whereby they should get all the continuing airworthiness information for their aircraft.1 General All the ADs issued by the respective regulatory bodies of the State of Design/ manufacturer shall be deemed to be mandatory. components and items of equipment. The compliance of routine Service Bulletins which are mostly for product improvement are left to the operator.2 3. operator should also be advised to take up the matter with the concerned manufacturer.

however. the regional airworthiness office should intimate the operator in writing that the C of A of the aircraft is deemed to be suspended.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3.10 In general. the operator may apply for an extension to the Regional Office. 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.5 Revision 1 August 2009 Chapter 7 Page 3 of 4 3.9 3. up to the extent possible. 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. 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. immediate intimation by email/ telephone shall be provided to the Regional Offices where such aircraft are based.8 3. Airworthiness Officers are required to inspect physically. as far as practicable. DGAC and any other State of design. 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. In case inaccurate or incomplete entries have been made in the records for compliance of various modifications. the inspections performed during the C of A renewal or during ARA for ensuring compliance of the ADs. or any other action as deemed fit. engine and component to the regional office within the time stipulated therein.6 3. in case of alert AD issued by the State of Design. Each operator should submit the compliance status of the ADs in respect of aircraft. which will forward the same to headquarters with their recommendations. Normally Airworthiness Officers should check compliance of all continuing airworthiness information issued since last renewal of C of A. In case of a new aircraft being introduced in the region. Each operator is required to submit a consolidated list of ADs at the time of Certificate of Airworthiness renewal. In case of any difficulty arising in complying with the ADs. whose aircraft are registered in India. when an old aircraft has been inducted into the region for operation. AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES . Airworthiness Directives issued by FAA. will be declared mandatory by DGCA Headquarters and Regional/ Sub-Regional offices will be intimated accordingly. It should be noted that non-compliance of an AD will render the C of A invalid.7 3. CAA UK. or where there is sufficient reason to believe that a false entry has been made. Such items which require periodic inspections should be included in the applicable task cards or maintenance schedules. However.

where possible.12 Revision 1 August 2009 Chapter 7 Page 4 of 4 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.11 3. physically check the aircraft during major checks for compliance of the modifications.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3. Airworthiness officers are also required to carry out spot checks and. They should also ensure the compliance of various procedures laid down in the MOE/ QCM/ MCM/ EPM of the operator for the implementation of the continuing airworthiness information system. NOTE : Revision-1 of this Chapter will be will be effective from 01 September 2009. AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES .

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 1.18 and ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. 3. Standards for noise certification of an aircraft are given in ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. Procedures for issue of noise certificate for aircraft designed and manufactured in India: 3.4 2.3 Application received for issuance of a noise certificate (Form as per Appendix I) shall be assessed and shall include: a) A statement of conformity issued by the authorized person who holds position in manufacturing organization and countersigned by the DGCA showing compliance to the requirements of Annex 16 Volume I as amended from time to time.1 Prototype Aircraft The basis for noise certification of the aircraft designed and developed in India shall be in accordance with compliance with CAR 21.2 Issuance of noise certificates for the aircraft designed and produced in the country. ii.1. and Issuance/ validation of a noise certificate for aircraft registered and operated in the country.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 8 Page 1 of 6 CHAPTER 8 AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION 1.2 The noise certification for the aircraft designed and manufactured in India will be issued by DGCA (AED). This information shall be included in the flight manual. 3. AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION .3 1. 1.1. b) The noise information determined in accordance with the applicable noise requirements.1 3. CAR Section 2 Series ‘F’ Part III requires an application to be made for issuance of a Noise Certificate along with the application of Certificate of Airworthiness.1 Introduction: CAR 21 Section I has laid down procedures for: i.1. 1. 3. when a flight manual is required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular aircraft.

according to which the aircraft was certificated and corresponding noise levels.  Reference of the Chapter and Section of the Annex 16 Volume I. when a flight manual is required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular aircraft.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. unless otherwise agreed. 4. type and model.  Propeller Manufacturer.1 The basis for noise certification of the aircraft manufactured in India shall be in accordance with compliance with CAR 21. in kilograms. 3.18 and ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. This information shall be included in the flight manual. b) Information to be included in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)  Information as included in the TCDS.  Engine manufacturer. 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. for certificates issued under Chapters 2.2 Series Aircraft 3.  Additional modifications incorporated for the purpose of compliance with the applicable noise certification Standards. type and model for propeller-driven aeroplanes.  Maximum take-off mass in kilograms  Maximum landing mass.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 8 Page 2 of 6 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. 5 and 12 of Annex 16 Volume I.1. 3. 3. 3.2. 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. AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION .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.2. 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”. b) The noise information determined in accordance with the applicable noise requirements.

3. This information shall be included in the flight manual.3 4. 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 21.4 AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION . 3.18 and ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. when a flight manual is required by the applicable airworthiness code for the particular aircraft.2. For this purpose. 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. 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.2.2. The procedure for noise re-certification shall remain the same as for issue of noise certification.5 The format of the Noise Certificate is given in Appendix II. modification and maintenance standard of the aircraft.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 8 Page 3 of 6 3.3 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. 4. The noise certificate will be issued by an officer delegated the authority of issue of Certificate of Airworthiness for the type of aircraft. noise certificate granted by other Contracting States may be accepted provided that the requirements under which such certificate was issued are at least equal to the applicable standards specified in the ICAO Annex 16 Volume I. 4.4 In case of change of configuration or any modification/ change. The format of the Noise Certificate is given in Appendix II. (ii) Historical records to establish the production. The noise certificate will be issued by an officer delegated the authority of issue/ renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness for the type of aircraft.1 4. 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.

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. 5.1 6.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 5.2 8. maintenance. 5. The records maintained shall include: a) The documents provided by the applicant. maintain.1 are not met. and b) aircraft remaining on the register.2 7. suspension or revocation of the noise certificate. amendments.1 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 8 Page 4 of 6 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.2 6.1 8. in which the activities and the final results defined in para 6 including inspection of aircraft are stated. Record keeping Concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Airworthiness /AED office shall keep records that allow adequate traceability of the process to issue. the noise certificate may be suspended or revoked. d) The records shall be archived for a minimum retention period of six years after the registration. On change of ownership of the aircraft. amend. A notice of notice of suspension or revocation of a noise certificate shall be issued stating the reasons for suspension and revocation.1 7. Suspension and revocation of a noise certificate Upon evidence that some of the condition specified in para 4. 8. c) A copy of the certificate including amendments. environmental protection and continuing airworthiness requirements. 6. the noise certificate shall be transferred together with the aircraft.2 AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION . Investigations by DGCA officers Inspection of the aircraft may be performed to justify the issuance. suspend or revoke each individual noise certificate. b) The documents established during the investigation. and c) the type-certificate under which it is issued remains valid. 7.

10 Engine model: 2.: (issued) AIRCRAFT NOISE CERTIFICATION .17 Flyover noise 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. REMARKS: (Examination of the application and the supporting documents for evaluation of eligibility) Attach additional sheets.6 Flight Manual reference: 2.4 Aircraft Serial number: 2.18 Over flight 2.16 Approach 2.2 Address for communication e-mail: 2.2 Aircraft manufacturer: 2.9 Engine manufacturer: 2. Date: Title: Signature: Record of Action (For DGCA Use Only) 2.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 8 Page 5 of 6 Annexure I Application for Issue of Noise Certificate GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION 1.12 Noise certification Standards: 2.15 Lateral/ full-power 2.5 Date of manufacture: 2.7 Maximum take-off mass: 2.3 Aircraft model: 2. INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT: (if carried out) Date of Inspection: Inspecting Officer: Noise Certificate No. 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. PARTICULARS REGARDING THE APPLICANT 1. 3. if required.11 Engine serial number: Form CA 2006-1 1.1 Name Phone: Fax: 2.13 Additional modification incorporated if any for the purpose of compliance with the applicable noise certification Standards: 2.8 Maximum landing mass: 2. PARTICULARS REGARDING THE AIRCRAFT 2.19Takenoise level: level: noise level: off noise noise level: level: 2.1 Aircraft Registration: 2.

which is considered to comply with the indicated noise Standard when maintained and operated in accordance with the relevant requirements and operating limitations. 16.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 8 February 2009 Page 6 of 6 Appendix II Certificate No. 11 Approach noise level: 12. OPP SAFDARJANG AIRPORT. 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. Propeller Type: Model: 7. Noise certification Standards: 9Additional modification incorporated for the purpose of compliance with the applicable noise certification Standards: 10 Lateral/ full-power noise level: Remarks: 15.: 8. 17. NEW DELHI – 110 003 1. Over-flight noise level: 14. Nationality & Registration Marks: 4. Aircraft Serial No. Flyover noise level: 13. Maximum landing mass: 3. Date of issue: Signature: Name: Designation/Seal: . Engine: Type: Model: 6. Maximum Take-off Mass: 2Manufacturer & Manufacturer’s designation of aircraft: 5. : NOISE CERTIFICATE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA OFFICE OF DIRECTORGENERALOF CIVIL AVIATION TECHNICAL CENTRE.

It is the examination and testing of systems including sampling of products. The word surveillance is commonly used to describe observation from a distance. manufacture. In the present context. continue to function in compliance with the approval standards and are not allowed to degrade from their initial level of approval. the term is often used for all forms of observation or monitoring. Special Audits do not necessarily mean that the Auditee is unfit to remain in the aviation industry. and/or inspect aircraft. to ensure adherence to the laid down requirements by approved organizations for continued approval of DGCA. It is DGCA’s responsibility that these organizations. for conformity to expected or desired norms.3 1. however. once approved. objects or processes within systems. Surveillance is inspection of an approved facility or part thereof. Special Audits are based on safety intelligence and are planned in addition to Scheduled Audits. and training. Surveillance is the monitoring of behaviour. information and intelligence.1 Introduction DGCA has approved a number of organizations under various categories under Rule 133B. carried out at regular intervals by the Airworthiness offices. there may be reasons for the additional scrutiny.4 SURVEILLANCE / AUDIT OF APPROVED ORGANIZATION     .2 1. 2010  Page 1 of 1   CHAPTER 9 SURVEILLANCE / AUDIT OF APPROVED ORGANIZATION 1. data. These organizations are engaged in design. Systems surveillance is the process of monitoring the behaviour of people.  AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL    PART II  Revision 2  Chapter 9  Sept. Spot 1. surveillance/ audit of approved organizations is required to be carried out by Regional/SubRegional Airworthiness Offices at least once in a year. 1. surveillance may be defined as an oversight carried out by DGCA and includes Planned Audits and Spot Checks. and gathering of evidence. To fulfil this responsibility. documents. testing. Spot Checks are product inspections carried out through random checks to observe processes. By definition. and records. fuel storage and distribution. maintenance. Although the word surveillance in French literally means "watching over".

Procedure The process of surveillance will consist of the following elements: ‐  Planning ‐  Preparation ‐  Conduct ‐  Reporting ‐  Finalization ‐  Follow-up Monitoring and improvement 2. the senior being the team leader. SURVEILLANCE / AUDIT OF APPROVED ORGANIZATION     . then a special audit may be more appropriate. 2.  AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL    PART II  Revision 2  Chapter 9  Sept. Officers Airworthiness Directorate are required to keep a note of their assignments and ensure that the assignments are fully discharged. (ii) 2. It has been attempted that all areas of a CAR 145 approved maintenance organization are covered by surveillance.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. prior to the proposed surveillance inspections.2 Preparation It is imperative that the surveillance is carried out by teams consisting of at least two members. 2010  Page 2 of 2   Checks are designed to gather information on particular 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. The teams may comprise of CAW and SAWO/ AWO or SAWO and AWO. 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. RO/SROs shall prepare an organization-wise calendar of surveillance activity and provide the same to the organization.

 

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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. The QCM/QM/Post holders of the approved organization 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. 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.

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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 requirements laid down by DGCA/ manufacturer and should be used as a tool for enhancing airworthiness/ safety standards. 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

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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. 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 trustworthiness in carrying out their responsibilities. 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

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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.

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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].

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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 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

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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); • Video recordings (record time, date, place and video operator on worksheet); and • Physical evidence such as original document, records or defective parts. 2.7 Discontinuing an Audit The decision to discontinue an audit must be made by the relevant Head of the Office. However, in threatening situations, an individual Auditor may discontinue an audit. In such an event, the Lead Auditor and Head of the Office must be informed at the earliest opportunity. Events that may prevent an audit continuing include: • The safety of the audit team is at risk; • The objective of the audit becomes unattainable due to access limitations; • Hindrance, harassment or aggressive behaviour of the Auditee; • Non-availability of Auditee’s key staff; or • Enforcement action is assessed as being more appropriate.

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Prior to discontinuing an audit, AW officers must draw the Auditee’s attention to the delegation of powers under Aircraft Rules 1937 read with the Government of India then Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Notification No.: S.O. 727(E) dated the 4th October 1994. 2.8 Authorization Cards for Airworthiness Officers Access of Authorised cards have been provided to all officers who need to have access to any place for carrying out any functions of inspection of aircraft or documents under rule 156 of the Indian Aircraft Rules 1937. 2.9 Finalization While pointing out the deficiencies, it is important to note that the relevant Regulations / Standards/Requirements /QC manual / MOE/ should be clearly spelt out. Where deficiencies are not covered by Regulations/ Requirements/ MCM/ MOE, the same may be treated as 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. 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.

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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 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. 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

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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

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contracting State; 4.1.2 Indian operator gives an Indian registered aircraft on lease to an operator outside India; 4.1.3 Indian operator borrows an aircraft on lease from another Indian operator, (for domestic or international operations). 4.2 While the administrative permissions, including process for permission from Ministry of Civil Aviation, for leasing of the aircraft is handled by the Air Transport Directorate, the Airworthiness Directorate shall carry out the surveillance of leased aircraft as long as the aircraft is operated under AOP issued by DGCA. For leased aircraft as per para 4.1.1 and 4.1.2, the surveillance will 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. For aircraft on leased operations as per para 4.1.2, Airworthiness officers will be deputed, at least once in six month, for carrying out inspections of maintenance facilities where the aircraft will normally be based in the State of Operator. The CAA of the State of Operator shall be kept informed of such inspections and local CAA may also be co-opted to participate in such inspections.

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NAME OF THE QCM 21.GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF AIRWORTHINESS XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX DEFICIENCY REPORTING FORM (FORM-2001) 1. DATE 23. 3. NAME OF THE ORGANISATION 2. CAR / DOC REFERENCE 10. ROOT CAUSE OF THE DEFICIENCY 16. DATE 20. Chap 9 ( FORM-2001) 2 . DATE OF AUDIT 7. NAME OF THE RESPONSIBLE MANAGER / QCM 6. SIGNATURE OF THE TEAM LEADER 13. NAMES OF THE AUDITOR & TEAM LEADER 12. SIGNATURE OF THE RESPONSIBLE MANAGER 19. REFERENCE NO. ISSUE DATE 4. SIGNATURE OF THE QCM 22. NON-CONFORMITY / DEFICIENCY DETAILS : 8. AREA OF SURVEILLANCE: 5. DATE 14. NAME OF THE RESPONSIBLE MANAGER 18. ENCLOSURES 11. TARGET DATE RESPONSE OF THE ORGANISATION 15. CORRECTIVE ACTION DETAILS & NUMBER OF ATTACHMENT PAGES 17. LEVEL OF FINDING 9. COMMENTS OF THE AUDITOR WITH REFERENCE TO THE ACTION TAKEN D:\desktop\APM PDF 17 NOV\21.

7 days extendable upto 21 days depending on complexity. Level II . 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 .Personnel non adherence to the requirement 16. Whenever a new procedure / instruction / circular is issued. attach a copy of the same ( Relevant portion/section only) 2.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. Lack of documented system / procedure 3.24. 5. incase the initial action is not accepted by the auditor. For personnel violations enclose the individuals explanation 4. Action taken .Inadequate manpower. NAME 26. FINAL REMARKS OF THE TEAM LEADER / HEAD OF THE OFFICE IN CASE OF LEVEL ONE FINDING ( Open / Closed ) 25. Lack of organisation's policy / Requirements 2. as the same is not acceptable D:\desktop\APM PDF 17 NOV\21. a signed copy of read and sign form should also be attached 3. 7. DATE Instructions: 14. Closure Due Date: Level I . For repeated non conformance enclose the comments of Accountable Manager along with the action taken.Inadequate infrastructure 6.within reasonable time limit Extention of time limit is not automatic and specific approval of DGCA is required in each case 15. Level III . Root cause for non compliance : Select appropriate reason(s) 1.Lack of training / Responsibility not defined. 6. The action taken report need not be submitted with partial closure of a finding or futuristic compliance action plan.Three months extendable upto six months. SIGNATURE OF THE TEAM LEADER / HEAD OF THE OFFICE IN CASE OF LEVEL ONE FINDING 28. Existing system / procedure ineffective 4. Chap 9 ( FORM-2001) 2 . 8. Non compliance to the Regulatory / organisation's requirement 5.

or it is undesirable for any other reason that the holder should continue to exercise his privileges granted under this rule. various directives issued by DGCA from time to time and manufacturer's requirements so that safety is not compromised. where he is satisfied that:(a) the conditions stipulated by the Director General under this rule or under the civil airworthiness requirements are not being complied with. cancel. 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. (b) the organisation or the person has performed work or granted a certificate in respect of work which has not been performed in a careful or competent manner or has performed work beyond the scope of it or his approval or failed to make proper entries and log books thereof or for any other reason considered by the Director General as sufficient to cancel. 1937. Sub-rule (10) of Rule 133B of the Aircraft Rules. after giving a show cause notice to an organisation or a person and after making such inquiry as he may deem fit. 1. necessary action is required to be taken by DGCA against the erring personnel as a deterrent to obviate recurrence of similar violation. suspend or endorse any authorisation or approval or issue a warning. cancel.2 Further. if violation of any requirements which could affect safety is observed. approval or certificate of competency granted under this rule where it is satisfied that (a) (b) (c) 1. the holder has signed a certificate in respect of any matter which he is not licensed to deal with. suspend or endorse any licence. or an admonition to the Organisation or the person. While carrying out surveillance. the Director General may.1 INTRODUCTION Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules. 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. 1937 states that without prejudice to the provisions of any rules.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. Licence is also issued to Flight Engineers in accordance with Section 'X' of Schedule-II of Aircraft Rules.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 10 March 2009 Page 1 of 4 CHAPTER 10 ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 1. 1. suspend or endorse ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS . Civil Aviation Requirements. 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. spot checks and investigation of incidents.

Upon completion. the lapses of the AME. a reasonable period of time of not less than ten days shall be given to the erring. If punitive action is required for the lapses in accordance with Sub-rule (14) of Rule 61 of Rule I937. 1. The report should always be submitted on file with proper file noting and the senior officers should record their views on file. 2. details of rules.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 10 March 2009 Page 2 of 4 an authorisation or approval granted under this rule or to issue a warning or an admonition. depending on the nature of lapses/ violation of rules etc. The Head of office should decide whether punitive action is warranted against erring person.3 ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS . The report submitted by the investigation officer should be examined by senior officers and submitted to the Head of office. 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. Usually the operators also investigate the lapses and takes action against their erring employees. the complete details of the case including the circumstances of the event.1 2. 2. requirement. Upon receipt of the explanation of the erring person the Head of office shall forward the case to the Headquarters. person to forward his explanation. independent investigation should also be carried out by the concerned office by an officer not below the rank. procedures which have been violated should be furnished and should clearly bring. A copy of the investigation report seeking his explanation for which he has been considered blameworthy shall be enclosed along with the memorandum. Notwithstanding such investigation by the operator. the concerned person shall be issued with a show cause notice in the form of a memorandum. out that the investigation report has been provided to the erring person and a show cause notice was issued. the memorandum. While issuing. the investigating officer shall prepare and submit a detailed investigation report along with supporting evidence/ documents. The memorandum should be issued under the signature of an officer not below the rank of Controller of Airworthiness. While forwarding the case to Headquarters. 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. 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.4 This chapter details the procedure to be followed for taking disciplinary action so as to ensure that proper legal procedure is followed and DGCA actions stand the scrutiny of any Court of Law.2 2. personal relationship etc.of Senior Airworthiness Officer.

regulations or procedures which have been violated. 1937 (Rule 14 or 133B. surveillance or routine inspection and may relate to inadequate/improper maintenance action. as the case may be. Brief reason for blaming the erring person and the details of rules. Enforcement Manual Notwithstanding the above all enforcement actions shall be in compliment to the relevant chapters of the DGCA Enforcement Manual. delays/cancellation attributable to the concerned person's actions. 3. This decision will be communicated to the respective office for necessary action. Time period to offer comments to the memorandum by the erring personnel and also action of concerned airworthiness office in case the erring person fails to offer his comments.4 At Headquarters. Applicable rule of the Aircraft Rules. b) c) d) 4. improper certification or any action resulting in accidents.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 10 March 2009 Page 3 of 4 2. 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. in light of which the memorandum is issued). incidents including ground incidents. ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS . 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.

Sh. XXXX on XX. Dated………… MEMORANDUM During a spot check carried out by the representatives of this office on Boeing 737XXX aircraft on XX. 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. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF AIRWORHINESS XXXXXXX File No. XXXXXX (City). XYZ Airways XXXXXX Airport. XXXXX hereby issued this memorandum to explain why action should not be taken against him for carrying out and certifying unauthorised repair stated above.XX. It was also found that the AME was not approved to carry out the repair. Now. it was observed that the fuel manifold installed on APU Sl. Sh. XXXXX AME licence No.XX.………. 1937. He is also considered blameworthy under Sub-rule (14) (c) of Rule 61 for wrongly certifying repair for which he is not approved. Such repair was not carried out in accordance with Chapter 49 of AMM. in accordance with Sub-rule 14 of 61 of the Aircraft Rules. Authorised Signatory with designation Encl: Investigation report. XXXXX holder of AME license No. No. Sh.XX (Date). A copy of the investigation report is enclosed for reference. XXXX M/s. Sh.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 10 March 2009 Page 4 of 4 5.XX (Date). 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. ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS . it was found that the last installation of the APU fuel manifold and its certification was carried out by Sh. XXXX had some unauthorized repair carried out on it. 1937. The above matter was investigated thoroughly and from the records. 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. therefore.

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. Boeing 737-300/400/500 MPD) Airbus Definition Transit check is not called for in the MPD. Introduction CAR Sec-2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 11 March 2009 Page 1 of 6 CHAPTER 11 APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS 1. availability of instructors/ aircraft. Definitions Transit Check The “Transit” Check requires minor maintenance/ servicing and is intended to assure continuous serviceability of a transiting aircraft. Proposed revision to MOE/QC Manual/Training Manual for granting approval to (ii) APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS . This chapter gives the procedure to be adopted for approval of training program for Transit Checks. 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 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. required servicing etc (Ref. OJT etc. 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.1. Series F Part VIII dated 8. (Ref: Airbus A320 FCOM SEQ 001 Rev 24. proper operating equipment. 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. 2. duration of class room and practical training. 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. Revision 7. leaks. day wise. security of attachment.) 3. training program.2007 requires transit inspection without defect rectification to be carried out by persons holding Basic AME license.

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 task cards shall be prepared based on MPD / AMM/ FCOM etc. Sole reliance on memory is unsafe and should not be resorted to. 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. It may be ensured that the syllabus and training program submitted is in the form of a program which covers classroom and practical training. While approving the transit inspection training program. The task card required for transit check should mandatorily be used while carrying out inspections. NOTE. the inclusion of items given in the ‘Annexure 1’ shall be ensured. The instructors/Senior AMEs on the type imparting such training shall be knowledgeable to do such training.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 11 March 2009 Page 2 of 6 (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) the pilots/Basic License holders should be examined for approval. is exhaustive and is not less than 10 days. The approval shall be limited for one year. Aircraft departing for foreign destinations and on ETOPS sector must be inspected by type rated AMEs. APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS . and should be made available to all persons approved for the purpose. RAO shall carry out surveillance/spot checks to ensure the compliance of the above requirements. The training program must include OJT of 7 transit checks under the supervision of an appropriately qualified AME. The schedule should have at least one hour of theory and one hour of practical each day. The approvals shall only be accorded for use on domestic and Non ETOPS sectors. The scope of the training shall include thorough knowledge and understanding of tasks as called for in Transit Check Cards.

 Security of refueling cap and opening/closing of refueling panel. RH Forward fuselage RH & Aft ground compartments. The location. AOA probes. ground cooling inlet valve. Walk around check list Start sequence – Walk around & completion of the walk around inspection. static port. 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. Oxygen overboard discharge indicator.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 11 March 2009 Page 3 of 6 Annexure 1 The following are the minimum items to be ensured before approving the ten day course. Static port. attachment/latching of radomes. This guidance is general in nature. Nose section Pitot probes. in terms of theory & practical training for transit checks for pilots or basic license holders. hydraulic lines and control cables. forward cargo door & 2 3 (ii) (iii) (iv) APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS . Nose landing gear • Wheels and tires • Criteria for replacement of tires. ground cooling overboard valve. ground effect power door. TAT probes. avionics ventilation inlet valve. 1 General  Ramp Awareness and clearance from obstacles  Placement of Chocks  Attachment of Tow Bar. landing gear doors. toilet servicing door. wheel well. Taxi Lights. function and condition of Brake Wear Pin. (i) LH Forward fuselage Familiarity of checking of external devices such as AOA probe. Computing the figures of fuel uplift  Entry of fuel uplift in the flight report book. Proximity detectors. function and use of components mentioned may be discussed. avionics ventilation overborad valve. avionics compartment door. The airlines proposal must contain specific aircraft items as existing on the airline aircraft.

anti collision light for service and use. RAM Air inlet flap for function. drain mast for security and condition. refuel coupling for position. wing tip for condition. pitch damper overboard discharge indicator. oil servicing access doors. chaffing & pitting. slat positions. fuel water drain valve inner tank. etc. starter valve access door for position. fin and rudder for condition. air intake for any FOD. fuel dipsticks inner and outer cells. drain and vents for no leaks. pylon/access panel. down lock spring. surge tank air inlet for clarity.L/g structure for security. vent inlet & engine inlet and fan blades for cracks nicks. pack air intakes & outlets . hydraulic access door & water drain mast. ground service door . proximity sensors. landing lights condition. APU fire bottle thermal discharge red disk for presence.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL servicing panel. fuel water drain valves. brakes & brake wear indicator pins. RH Wing Leading edge Slats for condition. wing leading edge ventilation intake. nicks. fuel dip stick for use. APU APU access door. oil cooler (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) (xiv) APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS . fuel dipstick inner tank use. RH Aft fuselage Antennas for condition and location. static dischargers for condition. Engine 2 RH Side Anti ice exhaust for clarity. RAT door for position. l/g doors. compartment cooling exit. dents. (v) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 11 March 2009 Page 4 of 6 Lower Centre Fuselage Antennas for condition. RH Centre fuselage Refuel panel door for function and use. access door for security Tail Stabilizer. turbine exhaust for clarity. elevator. control surfaces. Engine 2 LH Side Cowl doors for latching mechanism. pressure relief door for security. cargo door servicing panel. outflow valve. RH L/G & Fuselage Wheel and tires condition. drain mast for function and for leaks. for condition and security. navigation light for condition. Ground air conditioner and eng start door. flaps and fairings for condition. hydraulic lines for leaks. RH Wing Trailing edge Static dischargers.

APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS . check crash axe for presence. Cabin / Cockpit Ensure cockpit windows / wind shields are clean. compartment cooling exit. LH Wing Trailing edge Flaps and fairings for condition. turbine exhaust for clearance. fuel water drain valves for leaks. (xvi) (xvii) (xviii) LH Wing Leading edge Wing tip for damage & condition. water filling and drainage for position and hydraulic access door. starter valve access door for security. navigation light for condition. Wing leading edge ventilation intake. Engine 1 RH Side Anti ice exhaust for clarity. brakes and brake wear indicator condition. hydraulic lines L/G structure. (xix) Engine 1 LH Side Cowl doors for latching. pressure relief door. LH Centre Wing Slat 1 condition. L/H L/G Wheels and tires for damage. Down lock springs and L/G doors for condition and position. fuel dipstick inner tank. ensure ash trays. Fuel water drain valves inner for leakage. control surfaces and static dischargers for damages. landing lights condition. Cabin crew life jacket (Qty 5) For overseas flight ensure that passenger life jackets and emergency locator beacons are on board. elevator fin and rudder for condition. (xx) (xxi) (xxii) (xxiii) Emergency Equipment • • • Cockpit Crew life jacket. Ensure cleanliness of seats. fan blades for checking damage. Life jacket (Qty 4). floor galley area & toilet. seat packets and galley waste bines are empty. exhaust for position. pitch damper overboard discharge indicator for wear. oil servicing doors for position drain mast for no leaks. ensure fresh water system and toilet servicing is done. surge tank air inlet for condition.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL and outlet. navigation light (xv) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 11 March 2009 Page 5 of 6 LH Aft fuselage Stabilizer. proximity sensor.

Galleys.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 4. Review and take action as necessary. Cargo/baggage compartment. Nose and Main Landing gear Wells.). Pitot covers and other blanks and landing gear locks (If halt exceeds 2 hrs. Remove original of Pilot Sector Report from PDR. Cockpit area. Review PDR. Check Validity of LO/WI/SI & higher inspections. The following additional areas should be inspected after layover/weekly checks (to be completed before handling over aircraft to commercial department for loading) and also when aircraft is on ground for more than two hours and aircraft has been fully off-loaded of passenger / baggage and catering. 2 & 4. Press STS page button on ECAM Take action as necessary. Inspect following locations especially for presence of any suspicious foreign objects. (ii) (iii) Security Check Check the serviceability of the locking mechanism of the door between cockpit and cabin. PART II Revision 0 Chapter 11 March 2009 Page 6 of 6 General Install engine covers. E & E compartment (if opened). PFR. 1. Check TT light for operation & reset. Replenish as required. Rectify as necessary. APPROVAL FOR TRANSIT CHECKS . CDR. Take AIDS Print out of stored reports Nos. Cabin including hat racks. Engine air intake. Aircraft Checks Check Engine Oil tank Quantity on Lower ECAM (within 5 minutes to 60 minutes of Shutdown). DMR. cabin and cockpit for obvious damage and defects as per check list. (i) Walk Around Inspection As per Enclosed Check List Check complete aircraft including engines.

Part . East Block III. The last date for receipt of these applications in the respective Regional Sub-regional offices is normally 15 th of December. In case. Normally Pilot examinations are conducted on fourth Wednesday of January/April /July/ October in a year. A consolidated list of the admitted candidates will be prepared by CEO and forwarded to the respective examination centers. unless intimated by CEO specifically. the reasons for rejection shall be recorded and intimated to the candidate. well in advance. in the form of Bank Draft drawn in the name PAO. AME License examinations are held three times in a year. is responsible for conducting written technical examinations for issue and extension of Pilots/ AMEs /FEs Licenses. 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.4 2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 1 of 10 CHAPTER 12 PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/ AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS BY FIELD OFFICES 1.3 1. During scrutiny. CEO normally by 15th of December. The fees. R K Puram. June and October. 1. fourth Wednesday of the month is a closed/ gazette holiday. respectively. The Bank Draft shall be refunded to the applicant by the Regional/ Sub-regional offices. Level III.XV. generally in the first week of February.2 2. respectively unless intimated by CEO specifically. in case the candidature of an applicant is rejected. CEO will issue and send the admit cards to individual candidates/ sponsoring organizations by post. New Delhi-110066.1 2. April and August for February. Subsequent to the receipt of accepted applications by the CEO. New Delhi. FE examinations will be conducted on need basis after receipt of the request from the operators as per the requirements laid down in CAR. so that 1. April and August for February. the examination will be conducted on the next working day as per convenience. office of the Director General of Civil Aviation. 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. Section-2: Series L. June and October sessions.3 PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . MCA. DGCA. 2.1 INTRODUCTION Central Examination Organisation (CEO). June and October sessions.2 1.

2 ii) iii) iv) 5. Additional centers. While scrutinizing the application& the officers at CEO should fill up the required columns of the applications and append their signatures for acceptance. may be decided by the headquarters. EXAMINATION CENTERS The written examinations shall be held at various centers as given below. d g c a . the fees submitted by the candidate will not be returned but shall be adjusted to subsequent sessions. in . where there is no Airworthiness office. The following officers may act as superintendent of the examinations for the Centers concerned.1 SUPERINTENDENT OF EXAMINATION Each examination center shall be under the charge of a superintendent of examination. 4. 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. 5. In case the candidature of an applicant is rejected. 2. The list of admitted candidates will also be published on DGCA web site.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 2 of 10 necessary arrangements for smooth conduction of examination can be made by them. who shall be responsible in all respects for compliance of instructions contained herein and those issued from time to time for conducting the technical examinations at his center. 4. Senior most officers available on tour at other stations. 3.1 SUPERVISOR/INVIGILATORS The superintendent of examinations may conduct and supervise / invigilate the examination himself or may appoint Supervisor/ Invigilator(s) to assist PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . i) The Director of Airworthiness (senior most Controller of Airworthiness in the absence of Director of Airworthiness at Bangalore/ Delhi/ Mumbai/ Kolkata/ Chennai. if needed. the reasons for rejection shall be recorded and intimated to the candidate. However. The list of admitted candidates will also be published on DGCA web site: h t t p : / / w w w . n i c . 4.4 Candidates appearing for Pilots Technical Examination should submit their applications directly to CEO.

CEO shall send e-mail/ telephonic information to the concerned offices informing them that the question papers have been forwarded. shall be wrapped in marking cloth.4 PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . thereafter.2 Supervisors and Invigilators shall be on duty at least 30 minutes. Sealed covers duly wrapped in cloth containing the question papers shall be carried by the designated officials to various centers. At times. If there is only one officer at any center. Non-gazetted officials /industry personnel may be deployed as invigilator to help the Supervisors for smooth conduction of examination as Supporting Staff. it may be ensured that at least one invigilator is available in each room if examination is conducted in separate rooms. These covers. the covers may be either carried or sent through speed post. In case of Pilots Examinations. if required. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 3 of 10 in conducting the examination(s) at his center. date and time of the examinations. before the schedule time of start of examination and till such time the examination is completed. The parcel containing the Question Papers shall have the inner cover marked 'SECRET' and will be addressed to the Superintendent by name. The packets wrapped in marking cloth will be addressed to the Superintendent of 6. 6. D E S P A T C H O F Q UE S T I O N P A P E R S In case of AME License Examinations. 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. However.2 6. it may not be possible to engage adequate number of invigilators commensurate with number of candidates. 5. e stitched and sealed properly before dispatch to the Superintendent of the exanimations. 2. The cover shall also bear the instructions for opening of cover The Hover used for dispatch of Question Papers should be of good quality with cloth lining inside. The seals of the inner covers after sealing should be covered with Transparent Cello Tape to protect it during transit. Supervisors shall always be gazetted officers. Note 1. all the answer papers are sealed and are ready for dispatch to the Director of Airworthiness (CEO).3 6.1 6. It will also indicate the name of the Center of examination. subject. he shall bear full responsibility for conducting the examination.

a candidate is unable to produce his Admit Card. SUPPLY OF ANSWER SHEETS/OMR TO THE CANDIDATES Each candidate should be supplied with one OMR Sheet for answering Objective type questions. if due to some reason. IDENTIFICATION OF THE CANDIDATES The candidates appearing for the examinations must be in possession of their Admit Cards issued by CEO and they should produce the same to the Supervisor/Invigilator in the examination hall. only the outer covers of the parcels should be opened. after opening the wrapped cloth to ensure that the seals of the covers are intact. should be acknowledged immediately to the Director of Airworthiness (CEO) by the fastest means of communication. Designation and will bear no indications of the contents. 7. reference number immediately on supply of question paper before starting answering the question paper. CUSTODY OF QUESTION PAPERS The sealed inner covers containing the question papers should be kept in his safe custody by the superintendent till the time of the examination. 6. 8. provided his name appears in the attendance sheet and he is able to prove his identity to the satisfaction of the Supervisor. DISTRIBUTION OF QUESTION PAPERS Supervisors and the invigilator before opening the inner cover containing question papers shall ensure that the seals are not broken and are intact.5 OPENING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE RECEIPT OF PARCEL CONTAINING QUESTION PAPERS On receipt of the parcel. 9. is also acceptable. However. they may be permitted to appear in the examination. The candidate must write his Q. This will ensure sufficient time for the candidate to fill up his particulars on the OMR. 10. The Supervisor and the Invigilator PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . Note: OMR sheet should he supplied to the candidates at least ten minutes before issue of Question Papers.P. in a satisfactory condition.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 4 of 10 the examinations by Name. the envelope containing question papers shall be opened by cutting along the place marked on the envelope without breaking the original seals. The receipt of the parcel containing Question Papers. licenses already held by the candidates / identity cards issued by any Government agency/sponsoring organization may be relied upon Identification of the candidates by the DGCA officers personally. For establishing the identity of the candidates.

12. STARTING OF ANSWRING QUESTION PAPERS At the appropriate time specified for start of the examinations. supervisor shall read out the admonition note to the candidates for their information and strict adherence. therefore. You are. (ii) Contacting other candidates/ individuals through speech or signs or sound in the examination hall or outside the hall. the candidates sh o u ld b e t o ld t h e 'S T A RT T I M E ’ H RS / M IN ' . The original inner cover shall be returned to the CEO along with the other examination materials. (iv) Carrying Question Paper. they will also debarred from taking further examination for the same license or rating for a specified period. 11. invigilating office. at his discretion. READING OF ADMONITION NOTE Before commencement of each examination.should ensure that candidates are allowed only the period slated on the question papers. Candidates who have used unfair means while answering question papers have been disqualified from time to time. then the Supervisor may make use of the services of any other Gazetted officer of the Government of India available al that Center. advised not to adopt unfair means in the examination hall. The following shall constitute unfair means: Copying or attempting to copy other candidate's answers or helping others to copy answers. However. In some cases. At centers where Invigilator is not available. (i) Copying or attempting to copy from the unauthorized written materials possessed by a candidate. Note: The candidate must append his signature and roll number immediately on supply of question paper before starting answering the question paper. the Superintendent. are completed prior to commencement of examination. at major centers where large number of candidates are appearing.. The question papers should be distributed to the candidates in the examination hall. just prior to the commencement of the examinations. may open the covers earlier such that counting and scrutiny of papers etc. (iii) Reproducing question papers on a separate sheet. PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . The supervisor and the Invigilators shall append their signatures on the prescribed form for having read the admonition note to the candidates. A s t h e d u r a t i o n o f t h e examinations will vary with the types of examinations/aircraft. The covers must be cut open ten minutes prior to the examination provided that the concerned candidates appear for taking the examination.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 5 of 10 shall render a certificate to this effect on the prescribed Performa.

The question papers and answer books shall be sealed immediately in a cover. in such a manner that the edges of these sheets do not get damaged. original envelopes containing question papers supplied by CEO etc. 15. The cover containing OMR sheets may he kept in between the question paper and answer sheets to prevent damage to the OMR sheets during transit.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 6 of 10 13. if any. if necessary. The candidates should not be allowed to write after the time is up. The forwarding letter should be accompanied with an attendance sheet giving the roll numbers of the candidates and serial numbers of question papers and details of other papers attached. These covers should be wrapped in marking cloth which should be stitched. The cover used for dispatch of Question Papers should of good quality with cloth lining inside. COLLECTION OF QUEST ION AND ANSWER PAPERS All question and answer papers should he collected immediately after the time specified far the paper is over. The objection slips.1 The answer books and OMR sheets together with question papers should be sealed in covers (marked CONFIDENTIAL). S E A L I N G A N D HA N DI N G O VE R O F A N S W E R S H E E T S The OMR sheet and answer books submitted by the candidates should be checked in order to ensure that candidates have entered their particulars correctly as required. the candidates be directed to stop writing. At the end of the attendance sheets. who should affix their signatures near the bottom left hand corner rind indicate the contents of the cover. 14. admonition note. Invigilation certificates for opening of covers containing question papers and sealing answer papers. should be kept below the OMR sheets of the respective paper. a copy of seating plan signed by the supervisor. The OMR sheets should be wrapped in a plastic cover and kept in a hard/ thick cloth cover. The attendance of a candidate should be marked "ABSENT" in case he does not turn up for the examination. EXTENSION OF TIME ALLOTTED FOR THE QUESTION PAPER The time allotted for any paper should not be extended under any circumstances. D I SPA T C H OF A N SWE R SHE E T S AN D Q UEST I O N PA PE RS 17. sealed. and dispatched by first available Speed Post facility lo the Director of Airworthiness (CEO) by name. 17. submit papers and to leave the hall. in the presence of the supervisor and Invigilator. a PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . The covers should thereafter be handed over to superintendent of examinations along with other certificates viz. paper wise. STOPPING OF ANSWERING QUESTION PAPERS At the expiry of the time allotted for answering papers. No candidate should be allowed to continue writing while the answer papers are being collected from other candidates. 16.

a note should be recorded on his answer paper and the candidate may be expelled by the superintendent from the examination hall for the duration of that paper. 21. the cover with seals in intact condition should be returned to the CEO along with attendance sheet marked with absent against each candidate. it is well lighted. SEATING ARRANGEMENT The examination hall should be well lighted and ventilated. the answer papers together with the unused question papers should be returned to CEO by registered post immediately. T O C O P E WI T H E MERG E N C I E S The superintendent of examination is fully empowered to take actions as deemed fit in emergencies or in situations not covered in the manual. 18. ventilated and is provided with sufficient number of fans in the summer. REPORTS ON MALPRACTICES IN EXAMINATION HALL If any candidate is found using unfair means. 17. if any. He shall take necessary actions to maintain secrecy of Question Papers and sanctity 07 examinations. 20. He shall also be responsible for making proper arrangements for conduction of examination as per laid down procedures and dispatching paper to CEO expeditiously. RE SPO N SI BI LI T Y OF SUPERINTENDENT The Superintendent shall be ultimately responsible for receiving the packets containing Question Papers and keeping them in safe custody. 22. to the Director of Airworthiness (CEO) by name.2 At stations where speed post facilities are not available. In addition. (b) ensure that examination hall is suitable for the purpose.) The supervisors) shall: (a) check the seating arrangement for the candidates in the examination hall. In case no candidate turns up for the examination. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPERVISOR (Only gazetted officers of the Civil Aviation Department are eligible for appointment as supervisors.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 7 of 10 summary should be prepared indicating total number of candidates present and absent. should be recorded and along answer papers and explanatory note of the supervisor along with other documents seized. 19. PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . his statement arid statement of witnesses. The seats of the candidates should be spaced in such a manner that no candidate is able to copy from the answer paper of the other candidate (s) or is able to communicate with other candidate(s) in the examination hall. Seats are well spaced to prevent any communication between the candidates. No other person shall act as a supervisor.

en su re that no ca ndid ate m isbeh ave s or uses unf air mea ns. f ixed fo r comm en ce ment of e a ch pape r. which have not been occupied. On the day of examination check his watch for correct time half an hour before commencement of each paper. without breaking the original seals . (vii) read out the admonition note to the candidates for their information and strict adherence. (viii) arrange distribution of question answer papers to the candidates. and check the contents. if roll numbers is not allotted) is displayed prominently outside the entrance well before the commencement of the examination. make sure that the invigilators have been appointed for the examination. admit the candidates before 15 minutes of the commencement of examination. No question / answer papers shall be left on the tables.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL (c) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 12 March 2009 Page 8 of 10 (d) (e) ensure that the seating plans showing the seating arrangement of the candidates by their roll numbers ( names. Check that seals on the covers containing the question papers are INTACT. (v) ensure that no candidate brings book (except that allowed). If an y ca ndidate is f ound cop ying o r PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . (i) (f) During examination (i) (ii) a t the appr opr iat e t ime . (x) announce the correct time for the candidates to commence examination accordingly. Sign the certificate for opening the envelope. note books arid loose papers in to the hall. (ix) instruct the candidates to write roll numbers and other particulars on the -answer papers. (ii) ensure that invigilators report to him half an hour before the commencement of the examination and are properly briefed. (vi) cut open the envelopes containing the question papers as indicated on it. (iii) collect the covers containing the question papers and papers from the superintendent / Over-all-in charge of the examinations. issue o rde rs to the can did ate s 'S TA RT TIME ALLOWE D hou rs/m inute s. (iv) after verifying the identity of candidates to his satisfaction.

(ix) th e cand id ate s sha ll be discou ra ged fro m lea ving th e e xa min at ion h all. N o cand id ate shou ld be a llowe d t o car ry o n writ ing a fter t he time is ove r. his/h er a nswer boo k(s). (xi) en su re that the cand idat es co mply with the "in stru ct ion s t o the Ca ndid ate s" a s ment ion ed on que st ion p aper s/ adm it ca rd s/ a pplicat ion for ms. if an y. sh all che ck and en sur e tha t th e pa rticu la rs ha ve b een co rre ct ly f illed up in th e r elevant colu mn s of OM R An swe r Sheet s by the can did ate s. No discret ion in t his re ga rd will be e xer cise d. unaut hor ized do cu ment s. No e xt en sion o f t im e will be given to the late co me rs. It shou ld be p osit ively en sure d th at the PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . th e sa me ma y b e co mmun icat ed to CE O o r fu rthe r ne ce ssa r y a cti on . SUBM IT P APE RS ". in ca se of susp icion . If the cand idat e de sir es to lea ve the e xam ina tio n h all b riefly d ue to un avoid ab le cir cu mstan ces. (x) se ar ch th e can did ate s.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 February 2009 Chapter 12 Page 9 of 10 u sin g unf air me an s. wh ile sign ing the OM Rs An swe r Sh eets. 1 5 M IN UTE S M ORE ' and/ or "F IV E M IN UTE S MORE and "OV ER" "S T OP WRIIT NG. (vii) che ck tha t th e in vigilato r s are vigila nt and do lea ve th e e xa minat ion h all e ven for a b rief per iod (viii) do not per mit cand idat es to co mm un icate with e a ch ot her in man ne r . a note shou ld b e ma de on his an swer bo o k a nd h is an swer pape r shou ld b e colle ct ed imm ediate ly. (vi) en su re th at no q uestion pa per is ta ken o ut of the e xam inat ion ha ll by a ny pe rson . (xii) a nnoun ce 'HALF T IM E IS OV E R". shou ld be se ize d. OM R a nd A nswer She et s. (iii) A dm it th e ca ndid ate s who ar e lat e u p t o 30 m inut es. An ent r y to th is eff ect sh ould be m ade in the a nswer p ape r and h is st ate men t & the stat em ents of witne sse s. (iv) do n ot per mit an y cand ida te to lea ve the e xam inat ion ha ll t ill 30 min ute s a fte r th e co mme ncem ent of the e xa minat ion . it is de sirab le to a ll o w on e can did ate at a time . o ther p ape rs. (xiii) co llect the an swe r p ape rs im med iat ely a fte r the time f or th e e xam inat ion is o ve r (xiv) en su re t hat t he cand idat es han d o ve r the Que stion P ape rs.. be reco rded . A l l th ese p ape rs shou ld b e h ande d ove r to the supe rint ende nt o f exa minat ion s and t he cand id ate m a y be e xpe lled fr om th e e xa min ati on h all for the du rat ion of th at p ape r . If a candidate pe rsists in do in g so i n spit e of warn in g. n ote s et c. (v) en su re that the in vigilator s.

by the candidates.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 February 2009 Chapter 12 Page 10 of 10 can did ate s do not ca rr y a wa y the Que st ion P ape rs. adm onit ion no te s. attend an ce sh eet s and ce rtif icat e fo r se alin g th e answer pap er s a s indicated on th ose cer tif icate s.hand corn er sign the in vigilation cert if icate s. co mply with an y ot he r inst ru ction give n b y th e supe rint ende nt of exa minat ion s. sp ar e cop ie s of que st ion pa per s. (e) After the examination is over (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) a fter co llect ion . OM R and A nswer She ets with th em . The invigilators. 23.2 PROCEDURE FOR CONDUCTING EXAMINATIONS FOR AIRCREW/AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS . Ce rtif icat es.1 The Invigilators detailed for the examination shall report to the supervisor half an hour prior to the commencement of the examination. or igin al en velope s and a cop y of the seat in g p lan signed b y h im to the super int endent /Ove r-a ll in cha rge o f e xam inat ion s. se al th e an swe r pape rs in a cover ma r ked 'CONF ID ENT IA L ' a nd sign nea r botto m le ft hand co rner ar id ind icat e the cont ent s ne ar top left. Answer Sheets. while signing the OMRs / Answer sheets should check and ensure that the particulars have been correctly filled up in the relevant column. He shall follow the instructions given by the supervisors and assist him for smooth conduction of the examination. h ando ve r th e co ve r cont ainin g th e a n swer pap er s. INSTRUCTIONS FOR INVIGILATOR 23. 23. It is the joint responsibility of the supervisor and the invigilators to ensure the compliance or all the instructions stated above. che ck the an swe r pape rs to en su re t hat th e requ ir ed pa rticu la rs are f illed in co rre ct ly and th e a nswer p ape r s a re st apled to get her .

3 3. The last date for receipt of these applications in the CEO 30 days prior to the date of commencement of the examination.3 2. processing the accepted applications. Applications for Pilots (Technical and General) examination are required to be submitted to CEO at least 30 days prior to the date of examination.1 1. All the officers working in the CEO should be fully aware of the procedures outlined herein. scrutiny of the applications (for pilots examination only). dispatch of question papers. FE examinations shall be conducted on need basis after receipt of the request from the operators as per the requirements laid down in CAR. However.2 3. This chapter details the procedures required to be followed by officers working in the CEO in receiving the applications. AMEs. the same may be considered purely on the merit of each individual case as well as genuine need of the operators. Flight Engineers Licenses and Flight dispatchers examination. generally in February. issuing admit cards. 3. Special examinations will normally not be conducted by CEO. Flight Engineers’ License Examination 1.4 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) . CEO is responsible for conducting written examinations for issue and extension of Pilots).1 3. AME License examinations are normally held three times in a year.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 1 of 9 CHAPTER 13 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) 1. the candidates are required to submit the application as per the format given in DGCA website. preparation of question papers with utmost secrecy. Section-2. June and October.2 2. its evaluation and declaration of the results etc.3 1. 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. receipt of question and answer papers after completion of the examination. which shall be strictly adhered to. 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. Pilots (Technical and General) Examinations. 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.2 INTRODUCTION Office of the Director of Airworthiness. Series L. APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATIONS For issue of computer number for pilots.4 2. and Part XV. 1. 2.1 2. SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS Pilots examinations are normally conducted on January /April /July/ October every year.4 3.

in the admit card issued to a candidate. initiating the commencement of the examinations of each session. 3.5. The timetable should be intimated to all the Regional/ Sub Regional Office who in turn will give wide publicity for the benefit of candidates. will be carried out by the officers only. 3.4. 3. 3.2 Applications on prescribed format for FE Licence examination is require to be submitted to CEO. 3. center. Written examination may be conducted as and when operator makes request for conducting such examination. 3. Amendments.2 Print out of PIC shall be taken out by the candidates themselves from the DGCA website indicating roll number. if any. date and category wise.1 On receipt of the applications. This procedure shall be followed for each session.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 2 of 9 3. The applications will be filed in the individual files for record purpose. center and papers along with the date and time of examination.1 There is no examination schedule for FE license examination.5.6 Issue of Admit Cards / Rejection Letters 3. the application is required to be submitted as soon as the student takes admission in the AME institute. particulars of all candidates should be fed in the computer to generate roll numbers.3 DAW (CEO) will finalize the timetable of AME examinations fixing the time.5 AME License Examinations 3.4.1 For issue of Computer number for AME license examination. DAW (CEO) shall send the data to NIC well in time. name etc. any candidate desires to change his center of examination after issue of the admit card.3 In case of any discrepancy regarding papers. 3. Such changes shall be intimated to the concerned superintendent of the examination center also.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. The timetable shall be made available on the DGCA web site. the same shall be issued provided the candidate submits an application CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) . Change of Examination Center In case.6.6. Finally. The roll number will be entered in the respective accepted applications. a revised admit card shall be issued by CEO only on receipt of written request from the candidate enclosing his original admit card. admit cards duly signed by officers of Regional/Sub-regional/ CEO should be issued to the candidates / prior to the commencement of examination. center and papers to avoid any last minute anomaly/discrepancy in the admit cards. 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.5.6. 4.

Any request for change of center after this date should not be entertained. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) . CEO. (b) The questions must be practical in nature. One copy of this list shall be displayed by the Regional/Sub Regional Offices on their notice board for information of the candidates. To the extent possible. The question bank is periodically reviewed and updated. (e) The questions must be on the topics covered under the Syllabus for each paper. (c) The correct choice of answer for each question must be clearly marked. i.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 3 of 9 giving a valid reason to CEO along with his original admit card. (h) Similarly. choices such as (1) & (2) are correct. such request must reach CEO at least ten days prior to commencement of the examination. If this is not possible. page number. should not find a place in the Questions. (d) Each question in its data bank must include its source. should not be asked. reference to the Rule numbering or Para or series of Civil Aviation Requirements. 6. 5. from where the answer has been taken along with the author of question. should be avoided.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 list of candidates admitted for each examination session will be published in the DGCA web site. The following points should be kept in mind while framing the questions: (a) The language must be simple and direct. which are not essential to be memorized. none of the above is correct. should be avoided unless the information is part of ‘’Memory item”. A list of rejected candidates along with reasons for rejection of their application. (g) Negative answers such as “Mark incorrect answer". (j) Efforts should be made to avoid giving questions from specific aircraft/ engine/ other maintenance manuals in the specific system paper. paragraph etc. choices may be limited to three. may agree for change of examination center. 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. chapter. which are helpful for the Flight crew/ AMEs / FEs in discharging their duties. on being satisfied about the genuineness of the request. There should not be any scope for confusion or ambiguity. (f) All efforts should be made to provide four choices for each question. the name of the book.e. 6. However. (i) Numerical values.

3 6. The standardized paper will specify broadly the number of questions to be given on each topic contained in the syllabus.5 6. will ascertain from the records/ computer. the 7. printing and making sets of question paper. date-wise. 7. A register should be maintained indicating the name(s) of the officer(s) and staff involved in preparing the question paper. The Register will give the details.3 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) .1 7. All the sets will contain the same questions but in different order having different reference number for their identification. 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. However the officer assigned for that duty is responsible for maintaining the secrecy. Computerized Question Bank will enable questions to be retrieved at random basis for making a balanced question paper. the number of papers printed along with the subject. The officer responsible for printing the Question Paper. DAW should approach the experts within the department and the industry for augmenting the Question bank. do not form part of the question paper in that particular Session. 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.2 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 4 of 9 6. However each question paper of all sets will have their own serial number. 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. While printing the question paper. fresh questions shall be obtained and added to it regularly.4 6. There should be a standardized paper for each subject. determine the number of copies of different pages of different sets to be printed depending upon the number of candidates appearing in each paper. No staff member shall have access to this room while the printing is in progress.6 List of subject matter experts should be maintained by the Director (CEO). Similarly a quota should be prescribed for CEO Officers to study the books regularly and contribute questions to the Question bank. This will ensure coverage of the entire syllabus in each paper.2 7. All efforts should be made to see that the questions received from the Officers of CEO/ Region/other agencies mentioned above. utmost secrecy should be maintained and access to the area of printing room shall be restricted. In order to keep the question bank updated. Whenever any page with poor quality of printing or excess in number is noticed. Each question paper will normally have three sets to prevent malpractices in the examination hall. The group of officers for one session should not select questions for the immediate next session of the same paper.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL (k) (l) 6. Only officers of CEO shall be involved in preparation of the question paper. the number of candidates appearing in that particular paper.

Normally. 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. 8. Filling in of question papers inside the envelopes and sealing of envelopes prior to dispatch.2 CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) .1 Preparation of sets of question papers From the printed pages. Date. After segregation. 10. After making different sets. center and time. 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. Any additional paper noticed after making the sets should be destroyed immediately. 8. and each set stapled appropriately. The number of question papers in each inner cover should not exceed 30. Time & Center should be taken out and the same should be pasted in respective envelops (inner covers) of all centers.1 10. all the inner cover envelops should be segregated as per subject date and time for filling in question papers inside the 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 8. All the sets should be serially numbered.2 8.3 9. there should be three different sets of Question Papers for each subject. 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. 10. If the number of covers is small. Accordingly. Access to the area where the sets are made should be restricted. After sealing the outer covers. all inner covers of each center should be put inside the cloth bags (outer cover) stitched and sealed. All the sealed inner cover envelops are now required to be segregated in accordance with subject. Each set will have a reference number for identification and making master answer paper subsequently. sets of question paper should be prepared for each subject. cloth-lined covers may be used as outer covers. The master roll wrapped in drum of printing machine should be removed and destroyed.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 5 of 9 officer responsible for printing shall destroy the same immediately. Record will be kept of the reference number allotted subject wise. It should be ensured that only good quality covers preferably cloth lined and capable of withstanding rough handling should be used. the total number of question paper in each set should be immediately numbered and recorded in the register.

time. DAW. 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.2 11. it should be ensured that the covers reach the examination centers well before the date of examination. 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. 13. This cloth bag will also contain the covering letter and finalized attendance sheet for the respective paper and center. If the papers are dispatched by post.4 12. center and paper for each of the center for identification in future in case of any untoward incident. The names of the officers. 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. In case of non receipt of papers from the 11. The serial numbers of all outer covers should be recorded in the register against each center.3 11.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 6 of 9 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. should ensure all the sealed outer covers /cloth bags have reached their destination safely and the covers have not been tampered with. 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. Such officer(s) may also associate with the invigilation. will be recorded in a register. 11. CEO. He should receive acknowledgment from all the centers for receiving the covers in safe condition. 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. who have carried the question papers to different examination centers.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. Appropriate records and documentation should be maintained in CEO for each envelope and their contents as per date.1 Dispatch of question papers When all the sealed outer covers (cloth bags) have been segregated center wise. 11. 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. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) . 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.

as deemed fit and record his decision. 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). In case of any suspicion.3 13.1 14. attendance sheets. The Question Papers should be arranged properly subject wise in an almirah under the custody of designated officer till the same are shredded. The officers of CEO will check the sealed cloth bags for proper sealing by Regional / Sub Regional Airworthiness Offices. will be evaluated within four weeks from the date of examination and results declared. the matter should be reported preferably in writing to the DAW (CEO). Procedure for evaluation of answer sheets Preparation of Master OMR for Pilots Examination The answer sheets including the Performance Papers of pilots’ examination. The objections raised by candidates should be reviewed by DAW.2 15. This 14. the covers have been opened at the place mentioned therein and the seals put by CEO are intact.2 13. with in three working days from the last date of examination.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 7 of 9 13. These officers will also ensure that the original inner covers sent from CEO have been received back. DAW (CEO) will allocate individual officers for scrutiny of the covers. 14. certificates for sealing. answer sheets. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) . 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 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. for each set of question paper/ subject wise. However. who will take appropriate action.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. The OMR sheets received after the examination shall remain under the custody of DAW (CEO) till the same are scanned in the OMR Scanner. A register shall be maintained to this effect. List of examiners for evaluation/correction of answer sheets particularly for performance papers to be maintained. OMR sheets and question papers and list of absentees tally with the records maintained therein. It should be ensured that the answer sheets.4 examination centers. all endeavors shall be made to declare the results before the above deadline. which will contain the correct answer for each question. seating plan etc. All OMR sheets should be consolidated paper wise and category wise. wherever applicable. 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.

Note: The procedure laid down for preparation of Master paper. 16. at least two officers should be present. The result of candidates will be a) Published on DGCA Website.2 18. 16. The result card will give marks obtained in each paper for “Pass” candidates. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) .3 18. b) Displayed on the notice board of DGCA.1 Declaration of results The Computer will generate the list of successful candidates based on which the results will be declared. Percentage of marks to qualify in AME license examination: Pass marks to qualify examination shall be 70% for all AME license examinations. this Master will be preserved for posterity. 17. The result of candidates.4 19. Also. who have used unfair means during examination of any paper. 18. and Paper I.2 18. which are used in OMR Machine for evaluation of the objective questions of each subject. 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. Also. shall be withheld till finalization of their case for disciplinary action. Center wise Print out of the marks scored by candidates should be taken out and immediately signed by the officer present. 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. During evaluation of various papers and category of subjects. and Preservation of question and answer papers 16. This Master paper will be prepared only after the particular examination is over. II and III (All categories of AME Licence examination). 18. 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. This consolidated list of marks along with Master OMR sheets should be preserved by DAW.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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 8 of 9 Master paper shall be under his custody and will be used for evaluation of Objective questions using OMR computer.

This Register will be referred to for issue of duplicate result cards. DAW (CEO) will put in his sincere efforts to ensure appropriate standard of examination and uphold the level of secrecy at all times. Similarly. Notification for next session of examination Soon after declaration of results. the OMR will be suitably destroyed.2 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 13 March 2009 Page 9 of 9 19. CEO should issue a fresh Notification for next Examination. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS BY CENTRAL EXAMINATION ORGANIZATION (CEO) . Duplicate result cards will be issued by an officer not below the rank of Deputy Director in CEO with prior concurrence of DAW. The register will be preserved for at least ten years for posterity. Each page of this Register will be authenticated by DDAW with his full signatures and stamp. 20. 21.4 The OMRs of each session of examination will be preserved for three sessions. the remaining question papers used in examination may be destroyed at the earliest. thereafter.1 19. A Master Result Register of pass candidates for each session shall be maintained.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 19. However. All the personnel working in CEO are expected to have impeccable character/integrity and strive utmost to maintain the objective mentioned above. This information should be available on the DGCA Website. 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.3 19. Responsibility It is recognized that all the officers and staff have the responsibility of maintaining the sanctity of the examinations.

3 2. Preparation of an Operations Manual (Doc 9376) etc.2 Introduction: CAR Section 2 Series ‘A’ Part IV broadly gives the airworthiness regulation and safety oversight of engineering activities of operators. It shall be ensured that the effective date of the applicability of the amendment to the Annex is adhered. 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.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 14 March 2009 Page 1 of 2 CHAPTER 14 GUIDELINE FOR FOLLOWING ICAO ANNEXES/ GUIDANCE MATERIAL 1.4 2. 6 and 8. 1.3 2. Manual of (Doc 9389). amendment to ICAO guidance material/ documents shall be incorporated in the headquarters copy of the document. the same will be incorporated in headquarters copy of the Annex.1 1. PROCEDURE : Whenever an amendment to an ICAO Annex is received. Manual of (Doc 8335). Procedures for an Airworthiness Organization. Amendment to CAR shall be in accordance with procedure given in CAR Section 2 Series ‘A’ Part II. 6 and 8 biannually to all Regional Airworthiness Offices. 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. 2. DGCA Headquarters is also required to forward amendments and latest checklist of Annexes 1. Special emphasis will be laid on Standards/Recommended Practices which may warrant amendment in Aircraft Rules/CAR. 1. SARPs which are not acceptable/ feasible to comply shall be notified as “Differences” to ICAO in coordination with the Directorate of Information and Regulation. The amendment to the CAR shall be within the framework of the existing Rules.1 2. is also used in laying down these regulations.2 2. The amendment will be studied in Headquarters in light of existing Rules/CAR requirements. Similarly. ICAO guidance material contained in ICAO Documents Airworthiness Technical Manual (Doc 9051). Where required. Procedures for Operations Inspection.5 GUIDELINE FOR FOLLOWING ICAO ANNEXES/GUIDANCE MATERIAL . 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. Certification and Continued Surveillance.

GUIDELINE FOR FOLLOWING ICAO ANNEXES/GUIDANCE MATERIAL . photocopy of amendments along with latest check list shall be forwarded which may be inserted in the relevant Annexes.6 It shall be the endeavour of this Directorate to procure amendments to the Annexes and forward the same to all the Regional Airworthiness Offices. In case Annexes are not forthcoming due to any reason. There should be appropriate record for revisions duly signed by an officer.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 14 March 2009 Page 2 of 2 2.

Aircraft owners and operators to comply with requirements specified in the Publication titled “Civil Aviation Requirements”. 2. 1937 Rule No. aircraft owners and operators.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 15 March 2009 Page 1 of 5 CHAPTER 15 COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs) 1.1 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.2 2. 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. 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. Such familiarization should be completed within a fortnight of issuance of CAR by Headquarters. 2. 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. 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. 155 and 155A (8) requires all approved organisation.3 2. The above process should be completed within 3 weeks of issuance of CAR/ amendment. All officers are required to study the CAR / amendment and familiarize themselves with the requirement. The Indian Aircraft Rules. 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. 2. 133A empowers DGCA to issue Civil Aviation Requirement and rule 133 B(9). Introduction.4 COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs) . 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.

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.6 2.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 2.7 2.5 PART II Revision 0 Chapter 15 March 2009 Page 2 of 5 2. COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs) . 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. 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.8 The operators / approved organisations concerned shall indicate the compliance action intended to be taken by them with proposed date of compliance on Form 3A. Means adopted by the Airworthiness officers to verify compliance should be attached with the Form 3A and retained in the folder. 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.

SUBJECT 7. PAGE No. DATE 6.AUDIT CHECK LIST REFERENCE AND ITEM NUMBER : COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs) . REVISION 4. ISSUE 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 15 March 2009 Page 3 of 5 FORM 3 CIVIL AVIATION REGULATIONS/CAR COMPLAINCE PART . DOCUMENT TITLE / CAR 2. DELIBERATION ON APPLICABILITY / IMPLEMENTATION ACTION WITH DATE NAME OF THE ORGANISATION OFFICER RESPONSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT SIGNATURE WITH DATE AFTER DISCUSSIONS SIGNATURE OF THE OFFICER WITH DATE AFTER VERIFYING IMPLEMENTATION DUE DATE I II III IV V VI VII 9. REQUIRED COMPLIANCE ACTON BY APPROVED ORGANISATIONS / OPERATORS ( The action shall include Development / Amendment of Policy / Procedures / Audit check list) 8.I (FOR OFFICE USE ) Name of the Region: 1. 5.

PROPOSED DATE BY WHICH COMPLIANCE WILL BE COMPLETED 9.II (FOR OPERATOR / APPROVED ORGANISATION'S USE) NAME OF THE ORGANISATION : 1.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 15 March 2009 Page 4 of 5 FORM 3A CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS COMPLAINCE PART . REQUIRED COMPLIANCE ACTON BY APPROVED ORGANISATIONS / OPERATORS ( The action shall include initiation / amendment of documented organisation's / procedures / Audit check list 7. DEPARTMENTS . CONFORMATION ON IMPLEMENTATION ACTION BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND LOCATIONS NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT AND LOCATION / AIRCRAFT ( IF APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN ONE) I. ACCEPTANCE OF THE ORGANISATION'S PROPOSAL BY AIRWORTHINESS OFFICE _____________________ OFFICER'S SIGNATURE ______ DATE ________ (NAME) 11. REVISION 4. II. SUBJECT 6. QUALITY MANAGER'S SIGNATURE WITH DATE 10. DATE 5. ISSUE 3. DOCUMENT TITLE / CAR 2. LOCATION AND AIRCRAFT REQUIRING COMPLIANCE ( STRIKE WHICHEVER IS NOT APPLICABLE): 8. EVIDENCE ATTACHED TO CONFIRM COMPLIANCE SIGNATURE OF THE OFFICER WITH NAME DATE CONFIRMING THE COMPLIANCE COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs) .

CONFIRMATION OF THE AIRWORTHINESS OFFICER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUES OF THE REGULATION /CAR BY THE ENTIRE ORGANISATION: NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT AND LOCATION / AIRCRAFT ( IF APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN ONE) I II III IV V VI VII VIII EVIDENCE OF PHYSICAL VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE ( Provide file / check list reference with date) SIGNATURE OF THE OFFICIAL WITH NAME DATE CONFIRMING THE COMPLIANCE VERIFICATION COMPLIANCE OF CIVIL AVIATION REQUIREMENTS (CARs) . V.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 15 March 2009 Page 5 of 5 III. VI. CONFIRMATION OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER ON THE IMPLEMENTATION STATUS OF THE REGULATION /CAR IN THE ENTIRE ORGANISATION: ______ NAME ____________ SIGNATURE ______ DATE 13. IV. 12.

b) Chief of Laboratory & Metallurgy. and should be read in conjunction with it. DGCA. 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. Technical Centre. and the test pieces when completed. Safdarjung Airport. 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. 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. 2. NDT and Chemical Plating are skillful operations requiring continuous effort on the part of a operator to maintain an acceptable level of skill. Bangalore / Lucknow/ Kanpur. Opp. 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. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. should have relevant identification marks stamped on them.. 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.110003.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL CHAPTER 16 CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY 1. Central Laboratory. New Delhi . as prescribed in Civil Airworthiness Requirements Series ‘L’ Part XIV. 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. 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. Introduction PART II Revision 0 Chapter 16 March 2009 Page 1 of 2 Welding. CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY . under the supervision of an officer of the Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness Office.

The Certificate of Competency in respect of each group shall be issued under the signatures of the Controller of Airworthiness Regional/Sub-regional offices. serial number of the welder in that region. name of the concerned material group. OxyAcetylene or Arc). method of welding (i. 3. Subsequent renewals in respect of each group can be carried out by an officer not below the rank of a Senior Airworthiness Officer. After receipt of satisfactory test report from the approved laboratory as stated above. All issues of welders’ certificate shall be so numbered that they will indicate the name of the region.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL c) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 16 March 2009 Page 2 of 2 Any Laboratory equipped for the aforesaid purpose approved by headquarters. CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY .e. 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). 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.

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. While issuance of the Licenses it must be ensured that the candidate: a) has completed the age of 21 years. The application shall be processed at the Headquarters as per the checklist.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. Proof of Age . b) has passed 10+2 with Physics. 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.3 1.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 17 Page 1 of 3 CHAPTER 17 ISSUE/ENDORSEMENT/RENEWAL OF AME LICENSES 1. II. d) has passed Papers I. and relevant Paper III of AME License examination.1 1. The regional office shall scrutinize the application and forward to the same to headquarters with their recommendation.4 1. Series L-Part-VIII shall apply to Regional/Sub Regional Offices on the prescribed form CA 2002 for issue of Basic License(s) along with the attested photocopies of supporting documents. 1. Chemistry and Mathematics or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to DGCA.5 ISSUE/ENDORSEMENT/RENEWAL OF AME LICENSES . 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.

in the original as well as in the office copies of the license. aircraft/ engines/equipment in the existing categories or endorsement of additional categories in AME's licenses) as granted under Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules 1937 will be carried out by the Regional/Sub-regional Offices under the provisions of Sub-rule of the aforesaid rule.9 Educational qualification . 3.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 1. Endorsement/Extension of AME License (a) The extension of AME's Licenses (endorsement of additional type of 2. Director of Airworthiness.7 1. The AME license may be renewed by a regional/Sub-regional office provided the applicant meets the following conditions: (a) An application on form CA 68A along with the requisite fee is submitted by the applicant in time.1 Renewal of AME License CAR Section 2 Series 'L' Part VII lays down the procedure for renewal of AME license. Declaration of the results. In case of any doubt the Airworthiness Offices should consult Headquarters before endorsing the licenses After issue. (b) The endorsements in the licenses shall be signed by an Officer not below the rank of a Controller/ Dy. Result sheets – The result cards of Paper I. (c) The Officer signing the endorsements should invariably indicate the date on which the endorsement is made. the office copies of the licenses will be forwarded to Regional Offices concerned for retention in their record.6 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 17 Page 2 of 3 1. II and Relevant Paper III issued by CEO and duly attested by DGCA officer. ISSUE/ENDORSEMENT/RENEWAL OF AME LICENSES . 3.8 1.12th Standard Certificate from a recognized board or a Diploma certificate recognized by AICTE or any certificate acceptable to DGCA as equivalent qualification.

if so. No action for any inspection failure is pending against the applicant. then the case may be referred to Headquarters. Renewal of AME license may be affected by Director of Airworthiness / Controller of Airworthiness / Senior Airworthiness Officer. ISSUE/ENDORSEMENT/RENEWAL OF AME LICENSES . (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 2.3 3.4 Registered Medical Practitioner has certified that the applicant has no physical disability.1 of the CAR Section 2. In the case of an expired license. Series 'L' PartV.4 of the above referred CAR may be initiated. (b) 4. (a) (b) General Renewal of Indian AME license of the applicants employed in foreign countries will be affected at DGCA Headquarters.2 3. appropriate action corresponding to the period of expiry. Renewal of the AME license in respect of retired airworthiness officers will be initially done by Headquarters and subsequently by the concerned regional airworthiness offices. as detailed in para 2.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 17 Page 3 of 3 3.

This chapter lays down the procedure to be followed for the issue/renewal of SFE/FE licenses. c) Necessary fee under Aircraft rule 48 has been received. 1. 2. b) The Candidate has passed paper I (General) and Paper II (Specific) of the Technical Examination on the type of aircraft. 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. a) The candidate has been examined by a Medical board under Rule 39-B of Indian Aircraft Rule 1937.1 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. The report has been assessed as fit for issue of license by JD(MS) Headquarters. 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 48.2 2.2 2. 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.1 2. 1.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 18 Page 1 of 4 CHAPTER 18 ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS 1.3 ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS .

f) Necessary fees under Aircraft Rule 48 has been received. c) The applicant has passed Paper III (Performance) of the Technical Examination of the type of aircraft. a) b) having undergone a successful medical examination in accordance with Aircraft Rule 39B. 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. The license shall be valid for a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of medical examination.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 3.1 Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 18 Page 2 of 4 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. 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. 3.3 ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS .2 3. the full period of validity may be allowed from the date of expiry. 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 3. 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. except when an applicant has been medically examined during thirty days immediately preceding the date of expiry of the license. 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. Validity The period of validity shall commence from the date of issue of renewal of a license.

SFE/FE License may be renewed on the strength of certificate issued by the medical authority.3 ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS . However. d) Competency Certificate in terms of para 1 (e) of Section ‘Q’ Schedule II signed by Flight Engineer Examiner approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation is submitted by the operator. every third year renewal medical examination will be done from medical centers listed in CAR Section 7. b) The applicant has been passed paper III (Performance) of the Technical Examination on the type of aircraft. CAA. c) Experience Certificate in terms of para 1 (d) of Section ‘Q’ Schedule II signed by approved Flight Engineer Examiner / Check Flight Engineer submitted by the operator.4 having completed flight tests as laid down under clause (e) para 1 of Section ‘Q’ Scheduled II within the same period. 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. Extension The license may be extended to include an additional type of aircraft by an officer not below rank of Controller of Airworthiness / Deputy Director of Airworthiness after ensuring that : a) Student Flight Engineer License on the type of Aircraft is current. 4. e) Necessary fee under Aircraft Rule 48 has been received.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 18 Page 3 of 4 c) 3. Necessary fee has been received under Aircraft Rule 48. should be perused and communicated to the operator.2 4. the assessment made by JD(MS) Headquarters. FAA Medical forms is forwarded for approval of JD(MS) at Director General of civil Aviation Headquarters. Series C Part 1. 4.1 General Acceptance of Medical Certificates issued by Foreign Boards for renewal of Flight engineer’s License. The Technical Examinations in aircraft and engines for inclusion of a type of aircraft in the 4. However. on receipt of medical records from Headquarters.

PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 0 March 2009 Chapter 18 Page 4 of 4 4. Practical Maintenance experience as per section ‘P’ & ‘Q’ under schedule II shall be ensured by CEO at the time of accepting the application. 5.2 5.1 5. The intimation of such renewals must be sent to headquarters. 5. and Series‘ L’ Part XI on the subject and may be read in conjunction with it.3 ISSUE/ RENEWAL OF SFE/FE LICENCES AND CHECK FE APPROVALS .4 aircraft rating of a license shall have been completed within a period of 12 months immediately preceding the date of application. Section 2. 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. 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. 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. Renewal of approval of flight engineer and check flight engineers This para relates to CAR.

1. as applicable.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 1 August 2009 Chapter 19 Page 1 of 3 CHAPTER 19 CONDUCT OF SKILL TEST FOR AME LICENSE AND FULL SCOPE AUTHORIZATION 1. In case where a candidate has failed.4 2. Series L Part II and Full Scope Authorization as per CAR Section 2. The skill test shall be conducted within 30 days of declaration of result of the type rated examination or the approved course. 2.5 CONDUCT OF SKILL TEST FOR AME LICENSE AND FULL SCOPE AUTHORIZATION .1 2.2 2. Regional/Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices shall intimate the candidate/ organization the date when the skill test will be conducted.3 2. 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. 2. Series L Part IX.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. 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. This chapter lays down the procedure for conducting skill test by Regional / Sub-regional airworthiness offices and declaration of the results thereof. 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. 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.

the regional/sub-regional offices may grant exemption from the applicable written paper and conduct the skill test in accordance with the provisions of CAR Section 2 Series ‘L’ Part II or CAR Section 2 Series ‘L’ Part IX. snag rectification.6 Revision 1 August 2009 Chapter 19 Page 2 of 3 In case the validity of Paper IV or the approved course has lapsed.2 3. The test will be conducted in the premises of the organization by a board comprising of DGCA officers and a representative of the concerned organization. 2. If considered necessary. the practical skill exercises may be chosen from the list of task trainings given to the candidate by the organization. course completion certificate etc. At the time of skill test the documents relating to the candidate’s qualification for the skill test shall checked. and his skill/ competency in carrying out maintenance tasks. tools and equipments.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 2. for which they may apply to the concerned regional airworthiness office.9 3. Conduct of Test and Declaration of Result This skill test will be conducted to assess the candidate’s familiarization with the aircraft/ power plant / system.8 2.1 3. When skill test is conducted to check task specific skills. it must be ensured that clearance from Headquarters for conducting the skill test has been received. or to again pass Paper IV. such candidates may be advised to either undergo approved course fresh. Where candidates have attended approved courses at the manufacturer’s facility / other approved foreign facility. knowledge/ familiarity with company procedures and good industry practices etc. use of maintenance data. Where candidates desire to extend the scope of their AME licenses to cover additional airframes/engines/equipment which are more or less similar to those already endorsed on their licenses. the original result-cards. preparation of technical reports. may be sought from the candidates for verification.7 2. 3.3 CONDUCT OF SKILL TEST FOR AME LICENSE AND FULL SCOPE AUTHORIZATION . Such clearances shall be given by the Headquarters after receipt of question papers/ answer papers of the candidates from the approved training agency. It shall also be aimed at testing the his ability of the candidate to consult/ refer manufacturer’s manuals and technical documentation.

A candidate is permitted to avail three chances of skill test within a period of 30 months from the date of passing of the specific paper or successful completion of the approved course.8 3. Director/ Controller of Airworthiness as Chairman and another officer not below the rank of Sr. if the request for additional time is justified. 3.7 3. The result of the skill test may be formally declared by the concerned Regional Airworthiness Office after completion of skill tests for the entire batch. Piece-meal result for some candidate(s) shall not be declared While declaring the results. Each member of the board (including Chairman) shall evaluate the performance of the candidate and allocate marks out of 100 based on their judgment. Additional 6 months may be allowed by the Director of Airworthiness in the Regional Office. If score given by the board members vary by more than 40%. The final recommendation shall be based on the average score given by the board members. The pass percentage will be 70%.6 3. The third member of the board shall be from the organization of the candidate. This procedure must be completed on the day of completion of the examination.10 CONDUCT OF SKILL TEST FOR AME LICENSE AND FULL SCOPE AUTHORIZATION .5 3. the failed candidates must be informed of the areas of their weaknesses so as to allow them to make up for the deficiencies. Airworthiness Officer as member. All members of the board including external member must sign the CA-73 form immediately after it is filled up and the final result is made in a transparent manner.4 DAW of the regional office/CAW of sub-regional office shall constitute the board consisting of an officer not below the rank of Dy.9 3.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 1 August 2009 Chapter 19 Page 3 of 3 3. The evaluation including the questions asked and the scores given by the three examiners shall be recorded in the CA-73 form. the DAW shall reconstitute the board for conducting the retest by the new board.

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as a result of a modification or series of modifications incorporated since the last recorded weighing. The items of equipment which are carried on some of the operations but which are not included in the empty weight and which are not mandatory for the type of operation being conducted. The system for ensuring that an aircraft is loading within approved limits at all times during flight. 3. Operating Weight. 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 1 of 7 CHAPTER 22 WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT 1. the following changes have occurred in the empty weight or empty center of gravity position: i) the empty weight has changed by more than ½ percent of the maximum all up weight. c) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (b) above if the Director General of Civil Aviation is satisfied that adequate weight control has been maintained over 1. 1. Definitions: Empty Weight. b) All aircraft shall be weighed when. or ii) The empty center of gravity position has changed by more than ½ per cent of the mean aerodynamic chord. Weight Schedule. This Airworthiness Instruction shall be read in conjunction will CAR Series ‘X’ Part II. The empty weight of an aircraft plus those items of removable equipment and disposable load which remains constant for the type of operation being conducted. The document prepared in respect of an individual aircraft to provide basic weight and center of gravity information for loading that aircraft.1 WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT .1 Introduction This Chapter lays down the procedure to be followed for the purpose of weighing of aircraft prior to issue of Certificate of Airworthiness or at any time when it is considered necessary. Weighing Procedures Initial Weighing : a) All aircraft shall be weighed prior to the initial issue of a Certificate of Airworthiness. Loading system.2 2. Removable Equipment. but including all items of fixed equipment which is mandatory for all operations. The measured or computed weight of aircraft excluding all removable equipment and other items of disposable load.

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. If this tolerance is exceeded further 4. if considered necessary. whichever is greater. Any discrepancy between the total weights as determined by the two weighing shall be performed and the longitudinal datum line of the aircraft shall be horizontal in at least one of these weighing.4 4. 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.3 of this CAR.2 per cent or 12 Kg. the aircraft need not be re-weighed. 4. Airworthiness officials may supervise the weighing. Such requests for extension may be agreed upon by Regional Airworthiness Office. if satisfied with the reasons advanced by the operator for his request. Aircraft above 2000 Kg AUW shall be weighed every 5 years.2 4.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 2 of 7 d) e) f) g) an aircraft throughout a modification or series of modifications of any magnitude.6 WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT . Extension of weighment beyond 3 months may be granted by Director of Airworthiness of the concerned region under intimation to Headquarters promptly. 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 4.1 General Weighing of aircraft shall be carried out by the person duly approved by DGCA authorized for the purpose.3 4. 4. Aircraft shall be weighed on weighing equipment of range and accuracy acceptable to the Airworthiness office concerned.5 4. 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. However operators may approach Regional Airworthiness Offices (through the Sub-Regional Airworthiness Offices. Any discrepancy between the total weights as determined by the two weighing shall exceed 0.

Form of weight schedule After the aircraft has been weighed as required. WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT . after having been certified by the person supervising the weighing. 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. observing all limitations on compartment loads. agree within that tolerance. (ii) Registration Marking and Serial No. ‘A’ license on the type aircraft after conducting on oral cum practical test.2 6. 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. If there is any doubt regarding the accuracy of a weighing.8 weighing shall be performed until the total weights.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 3 of 7 4. The approved weight schedule shall be displayed in or at permanent place in the cabin/cockpit of aircraft. 6. 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. failing which authorization be issued to AME having Cat. as determined by two consecutive and independent weighing. the operator shall calculate the empty weight and corresponding position of the center of gravity. of aircraft.1 5. loading system and weight schedule shall be submitted by the operator to the Regional Airworthiness Office for approval. Two copies of calculations. a copy submitted to the concerned Regional office for approval. 5.1 6. 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. An ‘Aircraft Weighing Summary’ shall be completed and. Preparation and approval of loading data After an aircraft has been weighed.3 6.4 7.2 6.7 4. 5. (iii) Empty weight including weight of unusable quantity of fuel and oil (Kg). the Regional office may require the aircraft to be re-weighed.

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.1 For all flights. Maximum fuel capacity (Usable) in liters and Kg. Empty weight Centre of Gravity. A copy of the weight schedule must be retained along with other documents of the aircraft or in the aircraft logbook. Centre of Gravity Range and datum. the distribution of the load and proper securing of the load in aircraft (lashing of the load). Computation of centre of gravity 10. The distribution of WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT . Maximum number of passengers. Maximum oil capacity (Usable) in liters and Kg. Signature of appropriately licensed AME/ Approved person. 10.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) (xi) (xii) (xiii) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 4 of 7 Item wise Weight and details of removable equipment (Kg) including wireless equipment. Maximum AUW (as per Certificate of Airworthiness/ Flight Manual). 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. Date of weighing A sample format of the Weight Schedule is enclosed as Annexure. it shall be the responsibility of the Pilot-in-Command to ensure that the aircraft is satisfactorily loaded with respect to the total load. 8. 9. Maximum commercial weight with fuel and oil tanks full. An approved person like Accountable Manager/ Quality Manager or his representative shall be present and take the responsibility of weighing. 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. till it is replaced by a fresh schedule. 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.

4 above. 10. State Government and private aircraft operator shall prepare load and trim sheet for aircraft where the manufacturer has provided necessary documentation for the purpose. In case the load and trim sheet is prepared by a person other than the Pilot-in-Command. 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. the responsibility for loading. position. 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. the acceptance would be denoted by the pilot by affixing the dated signature.3 In case a method other than the "direct calculating method" for the purpose of computing C. during the progress of the flight and at the time of landing.G. However.G. WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT . who is specifically trained and authorized (by the operator) for the purpose. 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 Note: For training flights the actual weight of the crew may be taken for computation of load. 10.2 In the case of scheduled operator.4 Every operator including scheduled. Such load sheets shall be prepared and signed by the Pilot-in. for take-off and landing phases of flight as stated in the previous paragraph may be delegated to a person nominated by the operator. position for "take-off and landing" configurations before the commencement of the flight. the same shall be submitted to the Regional Airworthiness Office for approval before adoption. non-scheduled. position will remain within the specified limits at the time of take off. 10.G. the same shall be submitted to the Pilot for his scrutiny and signatures before the commencement of the flight.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 5 of 7 the load shall be such that the C. 11.Command or persons duly trained in accordance with CAR Section 2 Series 'F' Part XXII and responsible for supervising the loading of aircraft. the minimum standard weight (including handbag) as given below. lashing and computing C. 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. is employed. Standard weight of flight crew/ passengers For preparation of load sheet and calculation of Centre of Gravity as mentioned in para 9.G.

The load must be securely tied so that there is no possibility of the load shifting in flight and disturbing the calculated C. a comprehensive manual (weight and balance) shall be prepared which may detail the safety requirements of paras 9.2 13.1 Calibration of weighing scales PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 6 of 7 12. is kept within the permissible limits.4 13. position. aerial work aircraft operators and private aircraft operators. In the case of scheduled operators. 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. Observance of safety instructions The safety instructions required to be observed. The weighing scales used for the purpose of weighing the aircraft shall be calibrated at specified intervals to the satisfaction of DGCA. 10 and 12 above.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 12. During loading.G.1 14. goods etc. shall be observed by Pilot-in-Command of non-scheduled operators.1 13. it must be ensured that aircraft cabin floor loading limitations are not exceeded.G. shall be calibrated at specified intervals to the satisfaction of the QM/ DGCA.2 WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT . 10 and 12 for compliance by the concerned staff. The QCM is required to bring this requirement to the notice of the concerned persons for compliance.3 13. 13.2 The weighing scales used for the purpose of weighing of passenger baggage. 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. 12.5 14. 14. This requirement may be reflected in the MOE/QCM. the load must be placed ahead of the passengers in the cabin. as detailed in para 9. While placing cargo in the passenger cabin during mixed/combi version a/c. the load must not block "emergency exit" meant to be used by the passengers during “emergencies ". 13.

.… _____________ ( ) Name & Designation Approval No: Prepared by Approved by _____________ ( ) Name & Designation WEIGHT CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT ..……kg …….kg ) + Waste tank pre-charge (…… kg) + Cargo nets (…… kg) = …….. meters forward of ……………. As per FM section ……………… AFT CG Limit for flight : % MAC .(C G = ……….kg) = ….. kg ………..kg …. ( CG = ………….. kg …………kg …………kg …………kg ……….AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL ANNEXURE PART II Revision 0 Chapter 22 March 2009 Page 7 of 7 WEIGHT SCHEDULE A/C TYPE : A A/C REGN: A/C MSN : AIRCRAFT EMPTY WEIGHT The above weight includes:..…. ) 1 2 3 4 Aircraft documents & toolkit Potable Water Catering removable equipment Catering Allowance ………. % MAC) Dry Operating weight Index = C G range : FWD CG Limit for flight: …….) Weight of Crew members + Baggage (85 Kg per crew) (….. and MGB / APU at normal level (……..kg) + Passenger life vests (…… kg) + Partitions & carpets (……kg) + Galley structure and fixed equipment (…… kg) + Emergency equipment (…… kg) + Ancillary part like literature pocket (…… kg) = ….kg) + Passenger seats (……...kg) + Oil for Engines .. kg C D Weight of wireless equipment that are not included in the empty weight at ‘A’ SUMMARY OF WEIGHT AND C..% MAC .. % MAC) Dry Operating weight CG …………… meters aft of datum.kg) + Electronic equipment (Specify identification / Zone)(…… kg) + Flight recorders & RA transceivers (……. Empty Weight CG …………... meters aft of datum..……kg …..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………………. IDG . Crew + … Cabin attendants) Dry Operating Empty Weight ( A+B+C+D2) Maximum Usable Fuel Quantity ( ………. kg ………. As per FM section ……………...kg ……….( Alternately the weighing configuration document reference may be provided) a) Electronic compartment: Battery & radar (... kg b) Flight deck : Emergency equipment (… kg) + Seats (……kg) = …… kg c) Cabin : Attendant seats (…... kg d) Additional Items: Unusable fuel (…. Ltrs) (Sp. kg ………. Aircraft was weighed on ………………… at …………….... 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 ………. Aircraft items that may be removed for certain type of operation may be specified. kg …………kg B WEIGHT OF REMOVABLE EQUIPMENT (Includes following items) (items that are required to conduct any flight / mandatory equipment need not be included.

General Issue of Authorization as a matter of routine must be discouraged. stating valid reasons for making the request. 1937. On applicants being successful.2 3. then he must be advised to apply for the enhanced scope of approval of the firm or to employ appropriately licensed staff. instrument and system etc. the necessary Authorization may be granted with any conditions/ limitations attached to it. In all cases an application for grant of Authorization shall be initiated by the AME/Approved Person concerned.1 3.1 Introduction: Issue of Authorization to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers/Approved Personnel. The detailed procedure in this regard has been spelt out in CAR Series ‘L’ Part IX. is governed by Rule 54 and sub-rule 6 of Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules. This chapter should. 1. 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 23 March 2009 Page 1 of 4 CHAPTER 23 ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL 1. as considered necessary.3 3. authorizing them to certify work on aircraft and its power plant. 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. stating professional qualifications and practical experience relevant to the request and must be sponsored by the employer. 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. applicant may be 2. The oral cum practical examination will be conducted by the Regional/ Sub-regional offices. Depending upon the merit of a case and at the discretion of DGCA.1 2. 2.4 ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL . 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). On ensuring that the AME/approved person has subsequently acquired the required practical experience. including equipment. for grant of Authorization failing in Group A. therefore be read in conjunction with that part of the CAR.2 2. The non-official members will have to be co-opted for oral cum practical Examination. If frequent requests for the issue of Authorization for the same work are received from the same operator.

the applicant shall fulfill the following conditions:(a) Shall have at least 6 months practical experience on the maintenance or overhaul of helicopters. equivalent in scope of to that of an existing category of license/approval. 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. the following conditions shall be satisfied: (a) The applicant shall be holder of a current approval/Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License. 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. All such cases meriting considerations shall be referred to Headquarters by Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness offices. (b) The Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/Approved Person shall pass the written and oral-cum-practical examination.5 allowed to take examination for the issue of Authorization even when the stipulated practical experience requirements are not met. one amongst them shall be at least a Senior Airworthiness Officer. and employed with the practical experience for at least 3 months on similar type of aircraft/ engine /equipment etc.6 (b) 3.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 23 March 2009 Page 2 of 4 3.7 NOTE: Normally the duly constituted board shall consist of two officers but in exceptional cases single member board may be constituted especially in circumstances when there is only one officer available in the station at a particular time. In the case AME holding licenses in category ‘A’ & ‘C’ covering fixed wing aircraft.. conducted by the Officer-in-charge. for the issue of Authorization. acting as Chairman and Member. Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/approved Person shall pass. an oral-cum-practical check relevant to the application made. Group B: When Authorization is required for a limited scope of work and for a limited period. The examination board shall consist of two class I Airworthiness Officers. Engine or Accessories. Group A: When authorization is required to cover additional Aircraft. of the concerned Regional/Sub-regional Airworthiness offices. seeks Authorization to cover helicopters. ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL . 3. (c) If the Authorization relates to aircraft and/or its power plant having all-upweight exceeding 5700 kg. in the relevant scope/category.

accident. Accomplishment of three 100 hrs. forced landing. wherein a subject of Authorization was covered. (b) 5 5. Validity (a) “Authorization” may be issued for a maximum period of three months at a time. Accomplishment of at least one schedule higher than 100 hrs. 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. Two 100 hrs. The above experience shall include the following on particular helicopter model: i) ii) iii) 4. Engine starting and ground testing.1 Limitations Authorization will not be issued to persons in the event of:(a) Persons failing in the examination for issue/extension of license/approval. Any extension beyond this period shall be referred to this Headquarters. Schedules. Further extension for a period of not more than three months.2 ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL . (b) Persons having been blamed or are considered blameworthy in any investigation of the defect. during six months preceding the date of application. “Authorization” for carrying out duplicate inspection of Flying/engine controls as applicable as well as on maintenance on Radio Equipment on their aircraft. However. covering:i) ii) iii) iv) v) vi) Accomplishment of at least 12 DI schedules. by DGCA during six months preceding the date of application. In case where request for issue/renewal of Authorization is made by an Aircraft 5. may also be affected by Regional/Subregional Airworthiness Offices. in the case of personnel attached to flying/Gliding Clubs. Minor adjustments and settings on engine and rotor control. incidents etc. At least 4 DI schedules Two next higher schedules below 100 hrs. inspection schedules. in general. giving full justification. Accomplishment of at least six next higher inspection schedules below 100 hrs.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL (b) PART II Revision 0 Chapter 23 March 2009 Page 3 of 4 Shall produce satisfactory evidence to the effect that he has acquired practical experience on helicopters. precautionary landing. if considered absolutely necessary.

In all such cases where the issue of Authorizations is still considered imperative in spite of some of the above conditions remaining unfulfilled.3 5. as soon as the holder of Authorization ceases to be in the employment of the particular operator. In case the Director of Airworthiness/Controller of Airworthiness is on earned leave.5 5. In case of any doubt. the matter should be referred to the Headquarters and concurrence obtained by the quickest available means. the Senior Airworthiness Officer holding charge of the station can issue Authorization during the absence of the Controller.7 Authorization may be issued with a proviso that it would be deemed to have lapsed. the matter may be referred to Headquarters for clarification. Controller of Airworthiness Offices and Senior Airworthiness Officer In charge of Airworthiness Offices. if so considered necessary by DGCA and its validity shall be linked with the validity of the AME License/Approval. who sponsored his application.6 5. Authorization may be issued by the Director of the Region. a reference must be made to the Airworthiness Office under whose jurisdiction he is working. Note. 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. It shall be clearly mentioned in the Authorization that it may be withdrawn any time. in the case the applicant holds such a document.AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL PART II Revision 0 Chapter 23 March 2009 Page 4 of 4 5. 5.4. this will not apply in the case of an Airworthiness Officer In charge of Airworthiness Offices. However. ISSUE OF AUTHORIZATION TO AMEs/APPROVED PERSONNEL .

Certification and Maintenance of Aircraft Flight Simulators and Synthetic Flight Training Devices.2 2. c) CAR Section-2 Series O Part XI: implementation of Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM). e) CAR Section-2 Series O Part XIII: Requirements for Evaluation. 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. 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. Operational and Flight Crew Training Requirements for Required Navigation Performance (RNP)/ Area Navigation (RNAV).Aircraft Airworthiness. f) CAR Section-2. MNPS. 2. d) CAR Section-2 Series O Part XII: Performance Based Navigation (PBN) . RVSM.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL Revision 2 August 2009 Chapter 24 Page 1 of 2 CHAPTER 24 APPROVAL OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS 1. The supporting documents confirming compliance with requirements of CAR shall also be enclosed by the concerned operator seeking approval. b) CAR Section-2 Series O Part IX : Requirements for operation of aircraft in MNPS airspace. Maintenance and Operational requirements for Extended Range Operations with Twin Engine Aeroplanes for Commercial Air Transport Operations.1 APPROVAL OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS . Series O Part XIV: Airworthiness and Maintenance Requirements for Cat II and Cat IIIA operations.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. 1. 1. PBN and Cat II/IIIA. 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.

DAW will however scrutinize the documents from airworthiness aspects before grant of approval. Conveying approval to the operator. Final approval after satisfactory scrutiny both by Airworthiness officers and the assigned FOI shall be issued by the Head of regional office. Any deficiency noticed during scrutiny either by Airworthiness or FOI shall be referred to the operator by the Regional office for corrective action.2 Revision 2 August 2009 Chapter 24 Page 2 of 2 2. Responsibilities The following Directorates will be involved in the certification/ approval of special operations: Process Scrutiny of application from Airworthiness aspects including continued airworthiness. after thorough scrutiny from the airworthiness angle. 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. Scrutiny of application from Operational aspects. Regional Airworthiness Office Air Transport Directorate. Advising the Monitoring Agency for Asia Region Airworthiness Directorate at (MAAR) and applicant when approval is granted or DGCA Headquarters. Assigned Flight Inspection Directorate at Regional Offices. 4. The application in respect of the operator based in a sub regional office. APPROVAL OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS . Endorsement in Operations specification of the Air Operators’ Permit. shall be forwarded to Regional Airworthiness Office for scrutiny by FOI. withdrawn (Only for RVSM approvals).3 2.5 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. the same may be granted for the additional aircraft by the Regional DAW without referring to FID/FOI for comments from operational aspects.PART II AIRWORTHINESS PROCEDURES MANUAL 2.4 2. Regional Airworthiness Office shall also forward a completed MAAR Form-2 to the Airworthiness Directorate at DGCA Headquarters for onward intimation to MAAR. Directorate Regional & Sub-Regional Airworthiness offices. In the case of RVSM approval. 3. under intimation to Air transport Directorate for endorsement in the AOP and to Airworthiness Directorate.

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