The Aircraft (Third Amendment) Rules, 2019

Aug 22, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation on August 09, 2019 has published the Aircraft (Third Amendment) Rules, 2019 to further amend the Aircraft Act, 1934. 

The amendments made in the Aircraft Act, 1934 are:

 After Rule 93(1), a proviso has been inserted, namely:

“No person shall engage himself in the provision of air traffic services in the Indian airspace or in any airspace outside the Indian territory for which India has, in pursuance of any international arrangement, undertaken to provide air traffic services, unless he holds a valid air traffic controller’s licence issued under these rules.

Provided that a person engaged in the provision of air traffic services before the commencement of the Aircraft (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2018, may continue to provide such services in accordance with the procedure specified by the Director-General till he obtains the licence or till a date to be notified by the Central Government, whichever is earlier.”

 Rule 112(3)(a) which talks about “tests, assessment and examination”, has been substituted, namely:

“The Director-General, or any organisation under the control of the Government duly authorised by the Director-General, may appoint examiners for conducting examinations and assessment required under Schedule III and may also appoint a Board to conduct examinations and assessment, wherever necessary.”

 In Schedule III, in Section A, for paragraph 5, the following paragraph shall be substituted, namely:

“Assessment by the examiner or Board.—For getting an endorsement, the holder of a Student Air Traffic Controller’s Licence or an Air Traffic Controller’s Licence shall be assessed by an examiner or a Board, appointed by the Director-General or an organization under the control of the Government duly authorised by the Director-General.”.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 579(E)]


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