AME APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING – an initiative by DGCA

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.

Unruly behaviour on-board aircraft

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.

Import/Acquisition of Aircraft

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.

Issuance of Category A Licence

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.

Training on CAR-66 & CAR-147 by DGCA

Three days training program   planned by DGCA Hqrs.  on CAR-66 & CAR-147 for benefit of Indian aviation   Industry was held on IAA, NIAMAR, New Delhi from 26 July 2017 to 28 July 2017.  Person nominated  from all the scheduled airlines and MRO’s. participated in training. These  participants are   responsible  and able to train this subject in their organisation after this training. Training is conducted by Senior DGCA officers. 

Mr. K P Srivastava Dy Director General has nicely explained CAR-66 for two day Mr. D K Das  Dy DAW  on CAR-147.  All training is conducted  by Mr. B C Behra  DAW and under guidance of Mr. S Dutta Dy DG.