AAC No. 4 of 2018 dated 10th April 2018 has superseded AAC 8 of 2000 which deals with Continuation Training as previously known as refresher course which is mandatory to carry out once within two year. It is the responsibilities of organization to ensure that all certifying staff and support staff receive sufficient continuation training in each two year period to ensure that such staff have up-to-date knowledge of relevant technology, organization procedures and human factor issues.
The training may be conducted by the appropriately approved maintenance
organization as per procedure approved in MOE. The procedures, syllabus and program duration of continuation training should be specified in the MOE or in another document cross referred in the MOE.In case such training is conducted by an organization approved under CAR 147, then such details may be specified under the approval and cross referenced in the maintenance organization exposition.
Small maintenance organizations such as flying club/ private operators with few AME licence/ certification authorization holders may conduct continuation training jointly with similar organizations. Such arrangement should have prior concurrence of the local Airworthiness Office.
CAR-147 (Basic) specifies the requirements to be met by organizations seeking approval under Rule 133B to conduct aircraft maintenance training and examination as specified in CAR 66. Circular AAC No. 2 of 2018 dated 25th January 2018, explains the procedures and guidelines to be followed by organisation for seeking approval and DGCA for granting approval to an applicant for issuance/ extension/ renewal of approval under CAR 147 (Basic) for imparting basic aircraft maintenance training. Five-phase process shall be followed for grant of approval. The five-phase shall consist of 1. pre-application phase, 2.formal application phase,
3.documentation evaluation phase, 4.inspection and demonstration phase, and
5. certification phase.
Through a public notice, DGCA has launched apprenticeship program in collaboration with various airlines, MRO, and Non-Scheduled Operators. Pass out students from AME Institutes, having Papers-l and 2 (or equivalent Modules) would be eligible to apply.
From the merit list of all registered candidates generated on the AME Apprenticeship portal of the Ministry, final selection for apprenticeship would include assessments/interviews by potential employers registered on the portal with pre-announced vacancies.
Selected candidates would be trained academically with a substantial
component of field experience using Standard Training Modules for Fixed Wing,Helicopters and Avionics Streams.
A Certificate of Competence, which is also recognized as a Certificate of Experience of one-year by DGCA and other stakeholders, would be issued by the establishment concerned to every successful Apprentice.
An interactive portal (www.ameapprenticeship.gov.in) for registration, tracking, monitoring, and disseminating information on AME Apprenticeship is being developed on the Ministry’s website which is expected to be activated shortly. It would serve as a common platform for all stakeholders in AME Apprenticeship training, i.e. students, establishments, academia, training institutes, and regulatory agencies, to register and track and monitor the implementation of such skilling.
By issue of CAR D3M-M6, Unruly behaviour on-board aircraft has been declared as an offence and is a punishable act by DGCA. Unlawful/disruptive behaviour on board the aircraft may interfere with the performance of duties of the crew members or hamper the ability of the crew members to perform those duties or jeopardize the safety of the aircraft/persons/property on board/good order & discipline on board, cause discomfort to other passengers & crew members and may invite penal action in accordance with applicable regulations. In such a situation, passengers are expected to abide by law of the land and utilise the means and resources for grievance redressal as specified by the Government.
The airlines shall maintain a database of all unruly passengers and inform the same to DGCA/other airlines. This shall form a No-Fly List which will be maintained by DGCA.
The salient features of revision 2 of CAR 66 Issue II:
1. 66.A.35 amended to replace skill test requirement with demonstration of skill.
2. 66.A.215 (b) amended to include AME Course.
3. Appendix –II (Basic Examination Standard) para 1.5 amended to make provision for appearing in failed module related to limitation papers from 90 days to 30 days.
4. GM 66.A.35 (Skill Test Requirements) – Deleted.
5. Appendix-I (Appendices to AMC for CAR 66) amended to add a note on Type rating endorsement covering several models/ variant. Group 1 Helicopter Table amended in line with EASA guidelines.
It is mandatory to have #GAGAN enabled to all #aircraft being registered in India from 1st January 2019 trough a circular ( Air Transport Circular No. 2.2017 dated 23.08.2017 – subject: procedure for obtaining permission for import/acquisition of aircraft – which replaced ATC No.1/2016 on the same subject.
DGCA will issues permission to individuals/Company etc. for import of #microlight aircraft, powered hang #gliders and hot air #balloon for private use, hobby flying, joy rides etc.
The permission for import of aircraft, except in case of aircraft for private use, shall be issued in two stages, namely “In-principle approval” and “NOC for Import”. Directorate of Air Transport (DAT) shall issue in-principle approval for all categories of aircraft in consultation with other relevant Directorates.
In case of import of aircraft for private use, Import Licence from DGFT shall be required. After grant of In-principle approval, a letter recommending issuance of Import Licence by DGFT shall be issued by DGCA. All aircraft other than private category aircraft shall be imported without the need to obtain an Import License from DGFT.
GAGAN is the acronym for GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation. This is a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) implemented jointly with Airport Authority of India (AAI). The main objectives of GAGAN are to provide Satellite-based Navigation services with accuracy and integrity required for civil aviation applications and to provide better Air Traffic Management over Indian Airspace. The system will be interoperable with other international SBAS systems and provide seamless navigation across regional boundaries. The GAGAN Signal-In-Space (SIS) is available through GSAT-8 and GSAT-10.
Another step for compliance of CAR 66, DGCA has now decided to issue Category A licence to eligible person. As per revised Rule 61 of Aircraft Rules 1937, the Category A licence has been made non-type rated. A large number of technical person holding BAMEL/BAMEEC in heavy Aeroplane (HA) and Jet Engine (JE) are employed in various organization may be considered for issuance of Category A licence. To get Category A licence competent authority has decided some modality to be complied with.
The existing CAR 147 type training organisation will be permitted to conduct Difference Training (difference in syllabus of CAR 66 Cat A licence and syllabus of exiting basic licence/Certificate.Syllabus of difference training will be approve by DGCA HQrs. The schedule of examination is decided by CEO and likely to be held in October 2017. The application for conduct examination after successful completion of course will be forwarded to RAO by respective organisation along with requisite fees.