39C.  Period of validity of medical fitness Assessment and Licences  (1)  The period of validity of medical fitness assessment and licence in respect of various categories shall be as specified in the following table, namely:

                 

 

Category of licence

 

Validity of medical fitness assessment

 

Validity of licence

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

 

 

 

 

(i)

Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (aeroplanes or helicopters)

Twelve months

 

Five years

(ii)

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (aeroplanes or helicopters), Flight Navigator’s Licence  and Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence

Twelve months

Five years.

(iii)

Student Pilot‘s Licence (aeroplanes or helicopters or microlight aircraft or light sport aircraft or gliders or balloons), Student Flight Navigator‘s Licence and Student Flight Engineer‘s Licence

Twenty-four months

 

Five years

(iv)

Private Pilot‘s Licence (aeroplanes or helicopters), Pilot‘s Licence (microlight aircraft or light sport aircraft or gliders or balloons), Flight Radio Telephone Operator‘s Licence (Restricted) and Flight Engineer‘s Licence.

Twenty-four months

Ten years

 

   

 

 

(2)  The period of validity of the initial medical fitness assessment shall commence from the date of the medical examination.

(3) In case of renewal, the period of validity of medical fitness assessment  shall commence from the date following the date of expiry of the previous medical fitness assessment, subject to the condition that the medical examination for renewal has been conducted within a period of not more than one month preceding the date of expiry of the previous validity.

(4)  In cases other than those referred to in sub-rule (3), the validity of the renewal of the medical fitness assessment shall commence from the date of the medical examination.

(5) The period of validity of medical fitness assessment in respect of the licences specified against items (i) and (ii) of the table under sub-rule (1) shall be reduced to half after the holder of the licence has attained the age of forty years in case of single crew commercial air transport operations and sixty years in case of multi-crew commercial air transport operations.

(6) The period of validity of a licence shall commence from the date of issue of the licence.

(7) In case of renewal, the period of validity of the licence shall commence from the date following the date of expiry of the previous validity of the licence, subject to the condition that the application for renewal has been submitted within a period of not more than one month preceding the date of expiry of the previous validity.

(8) In cases other than those referred to in sub-rule (7), the validity of renewal of the licence shall commence from the date of renewal of the licence.”

                                [Inserted by GSR No.637 (E) dated 4-10-1993;
Substituted by GSR No. 485 (E) dated 28-6-2001; 
Substituted by GSR No. 11(E) dated 10-01-2011;
Amended by
(i) GSR No. 32(E) dated 13-01-2015;  
                       (ii) GSR No. 494(E) dated 04-05-2016; and
                     
(iii)
GSR No 721(E) dated 23-6-2017]

 

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