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Timeline for Issuance of Air Operating Licences

Air Operating Licences are issued in accordance with Air Navigation Order, National Aviation Policy-2015 and Civil Aviation Rules 1994. These documents are available on CAA website. Applicant has to download the Application Form from the CAA’s website and forward his application along with all requisite documents to Director AT & ER, HQCAA and also forward the same online, after obtaining ID and Password from AT Directorate. The processing time required is as under:-

Wherein DG CAA’s approval is required being the Competent Authority

Sections Action Timeline
AT NR Section Scrutinize the application (or inform the applicant in case of any shortcomings) within 07 days *
Airworthiness Directorate Process for next step i.e. security clearance (or inform applicant in case of any comment from any section) within 10 days * +
Flight Standards
Billing Section
Legal Section
AT EO Section
Security Agencies Correspond with the authorized Security / Intelligence Agencies for obtaining security clearance of the Operator / Company / Individuals (CE / Directors). within 45 days +
AT NR Section process for the approval of the DG CAA (and to forward the case of Aviation Division where required) within 14 days
AT NR Section Issue license after receiving License Fee, Security Deposit and Bank Guarantee and confirmation from the Finance Directorate within 07 days ++
Total …………………… 69 days

Wherein Government’s approval is required being the Competent Authority

Aviation Division Process for approval (where government's approval is required) within 14 days
AT NR Section Issue licence after receiving the government's approval and confirmation of Licence Fee, Security Deposit and Bank Guarantee from Finance Directorate. within 07 days ++
Total …………………… 83 days

* Time required by the application in case of clearing any shortcoming is not included.

+ will be initiated simultenously.

++ will be counted one.


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