Test for pilots to go online from August
Indiaâ€™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 worldâ€™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 DGCA official told ET.
â€œThe exams will be conducted online starting August this year and there will be a provision to conduct exams more than once in a month. We are also looking at decentralising the exam process and conduct exams across the country,â€ said the official, who did not wish to be identified.
This will help address the shortage of pilots in the country at a time when domestic carriers are planning to induct 900 aircraft including replacements into their fleets in the coming years.
05/04/18 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times