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