DGCA increases pilots’ licence renewal period from 2 to 5 yrs

New Delhi: In a bid to enhance efficiency of air operations, DGCA today decided to enhance the period of pilots’ licence renewal from two to five years, subject to the airlines and the cockpit crew meeting all other requirements like medical checks. 

The decision was taken at a meeting the top-brass of the aviation regulator had with senior officials of all Indian carriers.
Currently, a commercial pilot licence (CPL) needs to be renewed every two years, but in the US or the UK, it is issued once for perpetual use though there are regular proficiency, medical and other tests which the pilots have to undergo.
After the hour-long meeting, officials said the decision to enhance the period from two to five years was being taken only under the condition that the onus of carrying out all other checks and tests would lie on the airlines and the pilots.
28/03/14 PTI/Business Standard

3 comments for “DGCA increases pilots’ licence renewal period from 2 to 5 yrs

  1. April 2, 2014 at 6:17 am

    CPL was always valid for 5 years.

  2. Capt.Rajiv Nanavaty
    April 6, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I think you should check again.It might be ATPL not COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE VALIDITY.

  3. rishisubh
    May 13, 2014 at 6:38 am

    check it again..recentelly i got my CPL licence,that vilidity is already 5 year…hmmm

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