15. Conditions to be complied with by an aircraft in flight No aircraft shall be flown unless the following conditions are complied with, namely:

(i) the aircraft possesses a valid certificate of airworthiness or special certificate of airworthiness issued by the Director-General;

(ii) the aircraft shall be certified as airworthy and shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of Part VI or in the case of an aircraft not registered in India, in accordance with the regulations of the State in which the aircraft is registered;

(iii) all the terms or conditions on which the certificate of airworthiness or special certificate of airworthiness was granted shall be duly complied with;

(iv) the aircraft shall carry on board its certificate of airworthiness or special certificate of airworthiness and any other certificate prescribed by Part VI, or by the regulations of the State in which the aircraft is registered, which it is required to carry on board:

Provided that an aircraft not in compliance with the aforesaid conditions may be flown under a special flight permit issued by the Director-General under rule 55A subject to such conditions as may be specified in the special flight permit;

Note: For the purpose of this rule, foreign registered aircraft falling under sub-rule (3) of rule 1 shall be deemed as aircraft registered in India and Indian registered aircraft falling under sub-rule (4) of rule 1 shall be deemed as aircraft not registered in India.

[Amended by- (i) GSR No. 1296 dated 20-9-1962;

(ii) GSR No. 1347 dated 27-11-1973;

(iii) GSR No. 1202 dated 23-7-1976;

(iv) GSR No. 218 dated 13-3-1991;

(v) GSR No. 20(E) dated 12-1-1994; and

(vi) GSR No 721(E) dated 23-6-2017]

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