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Ground School Licence

In accordance with Civil Aviation Rules 1994, National Aviation Policy-2015 and Air Navigation Order ANO-001-ATNR-2.0, Licence for running Ground School is issued by the Director General, CAA, authorizing a person or an organization to carry out instructions to enable candidates to undertake CAA examinations in the theoretical subjects required to be passed for the issue of the following personnel licences and endorsements issued under Part V of Civil Aviation Rules 1994:-

  • FLIGHT RADIO TELEPHONY LICENCE(FRTOL)
  • PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL)(Aero plane /Helicopter)
  • COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE (CPL).(Aero plane /Helicopter)
  • AIRLINE TRANSPORT LICENCE (ATPL)(Aero plane /Helicopter)
  • MULTI-PILOT CREW LICENCE (MCP)
  • GLIDER PILOT LICENCE (GPL)
  • BALLOON PILOT LICENCE (BPL)
  • INSTRUMENT RATING (IR)
  • FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR RATING (FIR)
  • GROUND INSTRUCTOR RATING (GI)
  • FLIGHT OPERATIONS OFFICER’S LICENCE (FOO)
  • AIRCRAFT TYPE RATING
  • ICAO ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY COURSES

Requirements

  • Registration 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 Firm.
  • Minimum Paid-up Capital for Ground School Rs.13 Million with documentary proof incorporated with SECP.
  • Foreign 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 hands.
  • Security deposit for Ground School Licence Rs. 1.3 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 the satisfaction of CAA that the airline is a legally established body capable of operating commercial flights. (To be submitted with application for License).
  • Where 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.
  • Security 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.
  • The licence shall be issued for a year and is renewable annually.

Employment/Enrolment for Training of Foreign Nationals/Span

·         Foreign nationals shall not be employed, hired or enrolled as trainee, in Ground School, without obtaining permission from the Federal Government/clearance from concerned Security Agencies in accordance with the rules and regulation.

Issues of approval certificate (AC)

·         After the issuance of Flying School License to an operator by DG CAA, it is a regulatory requirement specified in ANO 91.0001, issued by Flight Standards Directorate and National Aviation Policy-2015, that the operator has to obtain an Approval Certificate (AC) within 365 days of issuance of License. In order to obtain an AC, the operator shall comply with all the requirements of Civil Aviation Regulations and Air Navigation Orders. In this regard, Personnel Licensing Office, HQ CAA is to be consulted.

Renewal of Ground School License

  • The Licence holder (Licensee) shall apply to the Director Air Transport & ER, HQCAA, Karachi, on the Company’s Letterhead for renewal of licence along with applicable renewal fee as per FEE SCHEDULE given in ANO-001-ATNR-2.0 at least 60 days before expiry of the licence. In case of failure, the licence holder, in addition to the normal fee shall pay a surcharge of Rs 1000/- per month or part thereof. In case of receipt of application for renewal after expiry of the licence, no waiver or extension to the licence shall be granted until approval for extension granted by DG CAA in the National and General Public interest as per ANO.
  • The Licensee is to submit the current annual audited report, duly signed by the Directors / CEO and their authorized chartered accountant firm.
  • The Licensee is to apprise this Directorate, in case of any change in company’s hierarchy/major share-holders or in the top management, duly certified by Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan / Joint Registrar of Firm.
  • 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 and Economic Oversight and if applicable / required of Legal directorate.
  • If there are any CAA outstanding (aeronautical / non – aeronautical) dues against the licensee/operator or any other objections, the licensee should clear the same before renewal of the licence unless agreed by the Director General CAA.
  • On receipt of the no objection of the concerned directorates, approval of the Director General shall be sought for approval.
  • On receipt of the approval of the Competent Authority, the renewed licence shall be issued by the AT & ER Directorate.

Note:-

·         The operator is advised to apprise this Directorate, immediately, in case of any change in company’s hierarchy / ownership / major share holders or in the top management, duly certified by Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan on the relevant Form / Joint Registrar of Firm, for updating our record and necessary action.


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