The Aircraft Rules, 1937 specifies that no air transport service can operate in India except with the special permission of the Director General of Civil Aviation by way of issuing a Non-scheduled Operator’s Permit and subject to such conditions it impose. The Civil Aviation Requirement issued on this subject contains the minimum airworthiness, operational and procedural requirements for grant of an NSOP. This Aviation roundup discusses these requirements for grant of NSOP (Passenger) and NSOP (Charter) uniformly. It further discusses the eligibility requirements and process to start a NSOP in India along with training and aircraft requirements necessary to undertake such a venture and also the requirements to meet for a continued operation. The model business security program has been discussed briefly along with aircraft operator security program and the security of aircraft.
The latest notification segment discusses the notification that provides details regarding the training requirements applicable to the crew members of any Scheduled, Non Scheduled Operators and other operators who carry cabin crew on board aircraft. It further discusses the PIB Release regarding various policy measures initiated by the Ministry of Defence to address the concerns of the industry for ease of doing business. Finally, it discusses the amendment to CAR section 8 regarding standard and recommended practices, which covers flight crew requirements for International general aviation helicopters.