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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT
NEW DELHI-110 003.
SI. No. 2/2000
24th March, 2000
The following A.I.C. is issued under the provision of Rule 133A of the Aircraft Rules, 1937 for information, guidance and compliance.
AIC No. 05/1993 dated 24th March, 1993 is hereby cancelled.
( H.S. Khola )
Director General of Civil Aviation
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
Subject : Flying More Than One Type of Aeroplane/Helicopter.
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5A of the Aircraft Act, 1934, the Director General of Civil Aviation, for the purpose of securing the safety of aircraft operations, with immediate effect, directs as follows :
1. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Operations
No operator engaged in public transport operations for the carriage of passengers or cargo shall permit its flight crew to operate, and no flight crew engaged in such flight operations shall operate, more than one type of aeroplane except that a DGCA approved examiner during currency of his approval may operate not more than two types of aeroplanes, on which he has valid ratings provided that no two types of aeroplanes are flown on the same day. However, the examiners flying Boeing 747-400 or Airbus A-320 type of aircraft shall fly only that type of aircraft.
2. Helicopter Operations
2.1 A pilot who has a minimum of 2000 hours of total experience as pilot-in-command in helicopter flying, may operate not more than two types of helicopters within any one group of helicopters listed in Annexure attached, provided that :
(a) the pilot has valid endorsements on the types of helicopters to be flown;
(b) the pilot has atleast 50 hours PIC experience on each type;
(c) the pilot is meeting the flying recency requirements; and
(d) no two types of helicopters are flown on the same day.
2.2 A DGCA approved examiner, during the currency of his approval, can operate any two types of helicopters within a group or inter-group provided he meets the requirements of paras 2.1(a) to 2.1(d) above.
3. The Proficiency Check/Skill Test and I.R. Test shall be carried out on each type of aeroplane/helicopter to be flown as per the existing requirements.