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LICENSING AUTHORITY

A License or a Certificate is the basic regulatory tool to ensure that a person involved with the operation of an aircraft has met the required knowledge, training, experience and skill requirement for the assigned job. Director General Civil Aviation Authority has designated the Deputy Director General as the Licensing Authority.

Personnel Licensing Office functioning under the Licensing Authority is authorized to implement the CAA Licensing Policy and discharge functions related to the personnel licensing in accordance with the CAA Regulations.

The Licensing Authority is responsible for all matters dealing with Personnel Licensing. In the meanings of ICAO Annex 1, its functions include assessment of an applicant's qualification to hold a License/Certificate or a Rating, issue and endorsements of licenses, certificates & ratings, designations & authorization of Approved persons, a Approval of Training Course, approval for the use of training devices and authorization for their use in gaining experience and demonstration of skill required for the issue of a license or a rating and validation of licenses issued by other contracting states.

The Personnel Licensing Offices issues the under mentioned Licenses and Certificates:

FRTOL Flight Radio Telephone Operator License
SPL Student Pilot License
MCC Micro lights Competency Certificate
PPL (A) Private Pilot License (Aeroplane)
PPL (H) Private Pilot License (Helicopter)
GPL Glider Pilot License
BPL Balloon Pilot License
CPL (A) Commercial Pilot License (Aeroplane)
CPL (H) Commercial Pilot License (Helicopter)
IR Instrument Rating
FI Flight Instructor (Below 5700 KG A/C)
TRI Type Rating Instructor (5700 Kg & above A/C)
SFI Synthetic Flight Instructor (5700 KG & above A/C)
ATPL (A) Airline Transport Pilot License (Aero plane)
ATPL (H) Airline Transport Pilot License (Helicopter)
SFEL Student Flight Engineer License
FEL Flight Engineer License
CCC Competency Certificate – Cabin
FOOL Flight Operations Officer License
ATCL Air Traffic Controller License
TRC Technicians Registration Card
AME-LWTR AME License without Type Rating

BASIC LICENSING PROCESS

  • Applicant meets the Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicant has appropriate Medical Class fitness
  • Appropriate ground Course/Training is complete
  • Flying Course/Training Program is completed
  • On Job Training is complete, if applicable
  • Experience requirement is complete, if applicable
  • Applicant has passed CAA Examinations, as applicable
  • Applicant has passed CAA Skill Test/Check
  • CAA dues are paid & required documents are submitted to Licensing Office
Prior to the above, the Licensing Authority will ensure that
  • The Aviation Training Centre meets the criterion and is approved
  • The Instructors/Supervisors meet the prescribed qualifications and are approved
  • The training program is approved
  • Training Devices meet the prescribed criteria and are approved

HOW TO GET A LICENSE?

PILOT

If you are 17 years of age or above, with a Higher Secondary School Certificate, go to your nearest flying club for guidance. Initially, you will be issued with a Student Pilot License (SPL). Thereafter, you can begin the training for the Private Pilot License (PPL) or for the Commercial Pilot License (CPL). You may read the detailed requirements in the Licensing Regulations.

For uncertified aircraft of less than 580 KG weight like the Sports, UltraLights, Powered Parachute etc, Microlight Competency Certificate (MCC) is issued. Ultralight & Sports Flying Club Lahore is a recognized institution for the conduct of training for the Microlight Competency Certificate (MCC) in the category of Sports and Ultralight.. Similarly, there are other CAA Approved Microlight Organizations in other Categories. You may contact the near Microlight Organization for further guidance; and read the Licensing Regulations.

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

If you are 18 years of age or above, with a Higher Secondary School Certificate, go to your nearest flying organization. Each flying organization has a maintenance organization which you will be joining. You will be issued with a Technician Registration Card (TRC) and will begin your training to get an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AME-LWTR). Read the detailed requirement for AME-LWTR in the Licensing Regulations. Type Ratings are issued by the Airworthiness Directorate, CAA.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

To get an Air Traffic Controller License (ATCL), you will be required to join the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) because only the CAA inducts and conducts the basic training for the ATC License. Advertisements for the Air Traffic Controller vacancies appear in the national newspapers as and when a fresh induction is required by the CAA. Read the detailed requirement for the ATC License in the Licensing Regulations.

FLIGHT OPERATIONS OFFICER

If you are 21 years of age or above, with a Higher Secondary School Certificate, you are eligible to apply for the Flight Operations Officer License (FOOL). You will need to read the Licensing Regulations to know what exemptions are applicable to you on the basis of holding a flying license or your aviation related experience. Visit the nearest Operation Room of an Airline or the Shaheen Airport services to get further guidance.

FLIGHT ENGINEER

If you are 17 years of age or above, with a Bachelor of Science Degree, you are eligible to apply for a Flight Engineer License (FEL). Only Pakistan International Airline inducts and conducts training of the Flight Engineers. Read the detailed requirement in the Licensing Regulations.

CABIN ATTENDANT

Cabin Attendants are issued with Competency Certificates- Cabin (CCC). You need to be of 18 years of age or above with a Higher Secondary School Certificate. Cabin Attendants are inducted by Commercial Air Transport Operators (Airlines). The Airlines train them at their training centers. Advertisements for new vacancies appear in the national newspapers as and when an Airline needs a fresh induction. Read the detailed requirement in the General ,Specific


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