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
- PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE (PPL)(Aero
- 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
- AIRCRAFT TYPE RATING
- ICAO ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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 Ground School Rs.13 Million with
documentary proof incorporated with SECP.
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 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).
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).
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.
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.
licence shall be issued for a year and is renewable annually.
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
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
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.
Licensee is to submit the current annual audited report, duly signed by
the Directors / CEO and their authorized chartered accountant firm.
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
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.
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.
receipt of the no objection of the concerned directorates, approval of
the Director General shall be sought for approval.
receipt of the approval of the Competent Authority, the renewed licence
shall be issued by the AT & ER Directorate.
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.