In accordance with Civil Aviation
Rules 1994, National Aviation Policy-2015 and Air Navigation Order
ANO-001-ATNR-2.0, Charter Licence is issued by DG CAA after the approval of
the Federal Government, where applicable, for carriage of passengers and
cargo in the following categories:-
Class-I mean operation with
aircraft having AUW of less than 5700 Kgs.
operations without any aircraft weight limitations
of the Company shall be as Private or Public Ltd under the Companies
Ordinance 1984 by SECP or on Partnership deed by Joint Registrar of
- Minimum Paid-up Capital for Charter Class-I; Rs. 25 Million and
Class – II; Rs. 50 Million with documentary proof incorporated with
investment, if any, is allowed but not more than 49% of the paid up
capital, to the extent where the controlling interest remains in local
deposit for Charter Class-I Rs. 2.5 Million and Charter Class-II
Rs.5.0 Million as well as a bank guarantee of an equivalent amount
from a scheduled bank acceptable to CAA. (To be submitted before the
grant of License).
- A sound
business plan, registration documents like the Memorandum and Articles
of Association, share allocation form duly verified by Securities
Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), Trust Deed, bank references
three years projected book of accounts prepared by registered Charter
Accountants Firm, and any other documents to prove to the satisfaction
of CAA that the airline is a legally established body capable of
operating commercial flights. (To be submitted with application for
applicable, evidence of paid-up capital (free of losses) / Equity along
with details of foreign investment if any i.e. Bank Statements and
Certificates from registered Chartered Accountants Firm / Company.
Minimum Equity (net worth) to Assets Ratio should be at least 5%,
gradually increasing by at least 1% per annum up to a minimum of 10%
over a period of next five years.
insurance policy covering aircraft, crew, passenger/cargo and third
party risks at the level specified by ICAO conventions, prevailing CAA
regulations and Government Gazette Notification on Passenger insurance
clearance of company is respect of CEO/Owner/Director/Major Share
holders shall be mandatory. If any owner / CE / Director(s) are not
security cleared or there are serious or adverse observations by the
Security / Intelligence Agencies at any stage, the Operator / Company /
Individuals concerned shall have to comply with the instructions of the
Federal Government / DG CAA. In case of non-compliance within the
stipulated time or failure to submit any valid justification in this
regard, the licence / AOC shall be liable to suspension / cancellation
in accordance with Rules / Regulations / Conditions of Licence.
· For any
shareholding transaction of 51% or more, either singly or in aggregate enabling
transfer of controlling interest in a Private Limited Company holding a
Licence, prior permission of the DG CAA shall be essential for incorporation
in SECP on relevant Forms.
Issuance of Charter License
- An applicant
shall apply on prescribed CAA Form duly filled, and signed by Chief
Executive of the Company / Managing Partner of the Firm, if applicable,
to DAT & ER along with the requisite documents. After verification
of documents and resolution of objections, if any, the applicant shall
take ID and Password from AT & ER Directorate to submit the
application on-line as well as hard copies to AT&ER Directorate.
received will be scrutinized by Air Transport & ER Directorate for
acceptance / rejection for process within 3 days of receipt of the
once accepted will be processed by Air Transport & ER Directorate in
consultation with the other concerned Directorates of CAA within a
period of 15 days.
- The scrutinized application, if
considered to be in order at AT Directorate, will be seen and assessed
by DG CAA and subsequently sent to the Federal Government, where
applicable. The approving authorities are as follows:
DG CAA, for Charter
Class-I domestic operations.
- Federal Government, for Charter Class I & II (Domestic & International)
- On receipt of
the requisite approval from the Federal Government, Charter License will
be issued by DG CAA after deposit of the security deposit, bank
guarantee and License issuance fee.
- The License is only a permission
to develop a Charter air operation organization and in no way qualifies
the Licensee to start charter operations which can only be carried out
after issuance of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC). It is necessary
that before commencement of operations, the Company management should
become fully conversant and comply with Civil Aviation Rules 1994;
National Aviation Policy-2015, Air Navigation Orders (ANOs),
Airworthiness Notices issued from time to time and relevant international
practices / requirements.
· Minimum fleet
requirement is: Two airworthy aircraft
(with similar seating capacity preferably) for passenger operations and one
airworthy aircraft for Cargo operations.
in Pakistan is mandatory for issuance of an AOC
· In relation to
purchase, wet / dry lease of the aircraft, requirements outlined in NAP-2015
would be applicable in letter and sprit and the same shall be oversighted by
the Airworthiness Directorate, HQCAA.
- The Applicant intending to
import / export an aircraft / helicopter on ownership or lease basis,
shall apply to Airworthiness Directorate, CAA along with the applicable
documents with a copy endorsed to DAT&ER and DFS.
Pakistani designated airlines shall
be eligible to commence operations on international routes after six
months of continued satisfactory operations on domestic routes, meeting following performance parameters:-
guidelines shall be observed for all charter operations:
charter operation shall be allowed to Pakistani operators using
Pakistani registered aircraft including helicopters flown by Pakistani
charters originating from Pakistan shall be allowed to Pakistani operators
only (except Hajj, Umra and other religious pilgrimage operations to and
from other countries which may be regulated as per bilateral
arrangements with those countries).
- There should
be no restriction on round trip tourist passenger charter groups on all
international routes irrespective of the scheduled operations.
- On routes
adequately served by scheduled operators, one way passenger service will
not be allowed with an aircraft having more than 19 seats. This is to
protect the interest of scheduled operators on these routes.
- The licence
shall be issued for a year and is renewable annually.
Condition of Air Operator Certificate
- After the
issuance of charter license to an operator by the Federal Government /
DG CAA, it is a regulatory requirement specified in NAP-2015, ANO 91.0001, AOC Guide CAAD-617 issued
by Flight Standards Directorate and National Aviation Policy-2015, that the
operator has to obtain an AOC within 365 days of
issuance of License.
Renewal of Charter License
- The License
holder (Licensee) shall apply to the Director Air Transport & ER,
HQCAA, Karachi, on the Company’s Letterhead for renewal of License along
with applicable renewal fee as per FEE SCHEDULE given in
ANO-001-ATNR-2.0 at least 60 days
before expiry of the License along with the following documents. In case
of failure, the holder, in addition to the normal fee shall pay
surcharge Rs 2,000/- per
month or part thereof. In case of receipt of application for renewal
after expiry of the License, no waiver or extension to the License shall
be granted until approval of the Competent Authority in the National and
General Public interest, as per ANO:-
· Current annual
audited report in line with the NAP-2015 of Para 4.3 (a) & (b), duly
signed by the Directors / CEO and their authorized chartered accountant firm.
Specifications issued by Flight Standards Directorate CAA.
Aircraft insurance liability documents for passenger, aircraft and third
party in conformity with operations specifications, in line with applicable
CARs,1994 and Government Gazette Notifications, Carriage by Air Act 2012.
- On receipt of
the application, Air Transport & ER Directorate shall seek comments
/ no objection of the CAA specialist directorates i.e. Finance, Flight
Standards, Airworthiness, Consumer Protection and Economic Oversight
section and if applicable / required of Legal directorate.
- The licensee
should clear all CAA outstanding dues, if any, before application of
renewal of the License in coordination with CAA Billing section.
- On receipt of
the no objection of the concerned directorates, approval of the Director
General shall be sought for referring the matter to the Federal
Government, as the case may be, for final approval.
- On receipt of
the approval of the Federal Government / DG CAA, the renewed License
shall be issued by the AT & ER Directorate.