License Required for aircrafts
Online Link to Act/Rule/Legislation
Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance
Initial Setup only
Filing and Maintenance Requirements
The Aircraft Act empowers the Central Government to regulate manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import and export of any aircraft or class of aircraft and for securing the safety of aircraft operation. The Aircraft Act enables the Central Government to make rules, orders and issue directions in a number of matters, including, inter alia, regulation of air transport services, the economic regulation of civil aviation and air transport services including the approval, disapproval or revision of tariff of operators of air transport services and the officers or authorities who may exercise powers in this behalf, the licensing, inspection and regulation of aerodromes, the inspection and control of the manufacture, repair and maintenance of aircraft, the registration and marking of aircraft, the conditions under which aircraft may be flown, or may carry passengers, mails or goods, or may be used for industrial purposes and the certificates, licenses or documents to be carried by aircraft, the licensing of persons employed in the operation, manufacture, repair or maintenance of aircraft and the air-routes by which and, the conditions under which aircraft may operate.
The Aircraft Rules provide for the registration and marking of the aircraft, licensing of aircraft personnel and aerodromes, safety conditions, provision of certificate of airworthiness and other regulatory provisions concerning the operation and maintenance of aircraft. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (“DGCA”) is the competent authority for providing the above mentioned license and approvals. The DGCA is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety and airworthiness standards. As per the Air Transport Circular No.03 of 2009, issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, every individual being appointed as director in a company holding a Non-Scheduled Operator Permit issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation, is required to obtain a prior “Security Clearance” from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments
Application for issue/revalidation of type certificate is to be submitted in the forms as per the
following Annexures, in duplicate alongwith fees (as per Aircraft Rule 62) , to the DGCA
(Directorate of Research & Development), Technical Centre, Opp. Safdarjung Airport, New
Annexure I - Aircraft
Annexure II - Helicopter/Rotorcraft