Ministry of Civil Aviation publishes the Draft Aircraft (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Sep 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation on September 17, 2019, has published the Draft Aircraft (……Amendment) Rules, 2019 to further amend Schedule II of the Aircraft Rules, 1937, which is related to Aircraft personnel.

The following amendments in Schedule II of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 are as under:

Ø  Under Section M which specifies the procedure for airline transport Pilot’s licence (Aeroplanes), in paragraph 1, in clause (e):

                     i.            the words “of which not less than one hundred fifty hours flight time shall be in the preceding twelve months” has been omitted which is related to experience;

                   ii.            in sub-clause (i), for the words “five hundred”, the words “two hundred and fifty” and for the words “two hundred”, the words “one hundred” has been substituted;

                 iii.            in sub-clause (ii), for the words “one thousand”, the words “five hundred” has been substituted;

                 iv.            in sub-clause (iv), for the words “one hundred”, the words “seventy-five” has been substituted;

                   v.            in sub-clause (v), for the word “ten”, the word “twenty” has been substituted;

Ø  Under Section N which specifies the procedure for airline transport Pilot’s licence (Helicopters), in paragraph 1(c):

                     i.            the words “of which not less than one hundred hours shall be in the preceding twelve months” has been omitted;

                   ii.            in clause (e), in sub-clause (v), for the word “ten”, the word “fifteen” has been substituted.

However, the objections and suggestions on the draft Rules will be taken into consideration after a period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette of India, in which this notification is published, are made available to the public (September 22, 2019).

[Notification No. G.S.R. 680(E)]


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