Test for pilots to go online from August

April 5, 2018

India’s aviation regulator has decided to conduct examinations for pilots and engineers online and increase the frequency of qualifying tests to ensure availability of skilled workforce in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market. In the case of pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will now conduct tests monthly instead of quarterly, a senior...

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Why DGCA is wrong in fiddling with employment contract of pilots

August 20, 2017

New Delhi: The aviation regulator DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has recently increased the notice period for senior pilots from six months to one year in case they want to quit job. In addition, co-pilots have to give six months prior to leaving an airline. The DGCA says that “pilots are resigning without...

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

March 30, 2014

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...

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