Last updated on : 10th August 2017

AIR SAFETY CIRCULARS

2017

ASC 02 of 2017 - Guidelines for Operation to/from Performance Limited Airports

2016

ASC 02 of 2016 Rev. 1 - Photography in flight and visit to Cockpit

2015 ASC 02 of 2015 -  Voluntary Reporting System
  ASC 03 of 2015 -  Reporting of Air Traffic related incidents
2014 ASC 02 of 2014Operation of small aircraft/helicopters - Adherence to Safety Guidelines
ASC 04 of 2014 - ACARS and its continuous operation during flight 
ASC 05 of 2014 - Preservation and Replaying of ANS and Aerodrome related Recording Media for Investigation of Accidents/Incidents/Occurrences
ASC 06 OF 2014 Superseded by ASC 2 of 2017- Guidelines for Operation to/from Performance Limited Airports
2013 ASC 02 of 2013 - Flight Safety Documentation System
ASC 04 of 2013 - Role of Aerodrome operator in preservation of Evidence following an Accident/Incident
ASC 05 of 2013 - Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services personnel training and Drill requirements
ASC 06 of 2013 - Notification of Occurrences and investigation thereof.
ASC 07 of 2013 - Seasonal Helicopter Operations- Safety Guidelines (supersedes existing Air Safety Circular 03 of 2012)
ASC 08 of 2013 - Clarification regarding Implementation of CAR Section 5 Series F Part I.
ASC 09 of 2013 - Precautionary landings of Helicopters due to bad weather  
2012 ASC 02 of 2012 - Operation of small aircraft/helicopters - Adherence to Safety Guidelines (superseded by ASC 02 of 2014) 
ASC 03 of 2012 - Seasonal Helicopter Operations - Safety Guidelines (superseded by ASC 07 of 2013) 
2011 ASC 01 of 2011 - Pre-flight Medical Examination of Crew for Alcohol Consumption - Use of Ledger/ Register for recording the results (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 5 Series F Part III)
ASC 02 of 2011 - Reporting of Wildlife (Bird/ Animal) Strike - Latest "Wildlife (Bird/ animal) Strike" Reporting Form 
ASC 04 of 2011 - Notification of occurrences and investigation thereof (Cancelled-superseded by  Circular 6 of 2013)
2010 ASC 02 of 2010 - Unsafe Flying Environment.
ASC 03 of 2010 - Manning of Cockpit during Non Critical Phases - Standard Procedures.
ASC 04 of 2010 - Pre-flight Medical Examination of Crew for Alcohol Consumption. (Cancelled)
ASC 05 of 2010 - Management of Crew Fatigue during flight.(Cancelled)
ASC 06 of 2010 - Action required by Police Authorities in case of aircraft accidents
2009 ASC 01 of 2009 - Checklist of Air Safety Circulars
ASC 02 of 2009 - Management of Crew Fatigue during flight.
ASC 03 of 2009 - Deactivation of duplicate controls in the cockpit
ASC 04 of 2009 - Refueling of Aircraft 
ASC 05 of 2009 - Classification of Aircraft Proximity 
ASC 06 of 2009 - Operation of small Aircraft/Helicopters - Recency Requirements 
ASC 07 of 2009 - Sale of Aircraft Accident Investigation Reports
ASC 08 of 2009 - Removal of Cockpit Voice Recorder ( CVR ) after  Accident / incident/Safety Violation
ASC 09 of 2009 - Off rostering of pilots
ASC 10 of 2009 (Revision 01) - CAR Section 5 Series F Part III - Clarification for implementation (Cancelled)
2008 ASC 01 of 2008 - Checklist of Air Safety Circulars (Cancelled-superceded by  Circular 1 of 2009)
ASC 02 of 2008 - Spark Plug & Heli-coil Inspection in Piston Engined Aircraft
ASC 03 of 2008 - Accidents/Incidents due to wire hit
ASC 04 of 2008 - Sale of Aircraft Accident Investigation Reports. (Cancelled)
ASC 05 of 2008 - Operation of Small Aircraft/Helicopters - Adherence to Safety Guidelines (Cancelled)
ASC 06 of 2008 - Removal of Cockpit Voice Recorder after Accident/Incident (Cancelled)
2007 ASC 01 of 2007 - Checklist of Air Safety Circulars (Cancelled-superceded by  Circular 1 of 2008)
ASC 02 of 2007 - Helicopter Accident due bad Weather
Monsoon circular 2007 - Monsoon Operations
ASC 03 of 2007 - Precautions during Refueling
ASC 04 of 2007 - Apron Discipline
ASC 05 of 2007 - Non-Adherence of correct Maintenance Practice
ASC 06 of 2007- Preservation of Data of DFDR/QAR/PMR monitoring
2006 ASC 02 of 2006 - Weather related Helicopter accidents
ASC 03 of 2006 - Importance of wearing Seat Belts / shoulder Harness
ASC 04 of 2006 - Caution during Instructional flying /Assisted Take Off and landing
Monsoon circular 2006 - Cancelled (superceded by Monsoon Circular 2007)
ASC - 2006 - Training of Helicopter Pilots
ASC 05 of 2006 - Safety Precautions - Review of General aviation aircraft / Helicopters accidents
ASC 06 of 2006 - Auto Rotative Landing - Training Of Pilots
ASC 07 of 2006 - Initiation of Take off from intersection of runway and taxi tracks
2005
ASC 02 of 2005 - RT Discipline
ASC 03 of 2005 - Flights to & from remote and uncontrolled airfield - weather briefing regarding
ASC 04 of 2005 - Proficiency check - Helicopter pilots
ASC 05 of 2005 - Use of Private Category Aircraft / Helicopter-Violation of laid down requirements
ASC 06 of 2005 - Adherence to offshore operation procedure
ASC 07 of 2005 - Instructions Regarding Water Detecting Device for Aviation Fuel - During Monsoon
ASC 08 of 2005 - Hill flying/Heli Sking Operating Procedures
2004 ASC 02 of 2004 - Parallel runway approaches - CAUTION
ASC 03 of 2004 - Use of Walkie Talkie equipment for Two-way communication between   helicopter/Aircraft & ground
ASC 04 of 2004 - Non-adherence to Cockpit Checklist 
ASC 05 of 2004 - Operation of small Aircraft/Helicopters-Adherence to Safety Guidelines (Superseded by ASC 2 of 2014)
ASC 06 of 2004 - Notifying to ATC - any change/revision/amendment in filed flight plan
ASC 07 of 2004 - Stabilized Approach and Safe landing at the airfield
2003 ASC 02 of 2003 - Pre Flight Medical Examination - Carriage of Chief Ministers and other high dignitaries. (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 5 Series F Part III)
ASC 03 of 2003 - Photography from an aerodrome or from an aircraft in flight.
ASC 04 of 2003 - Importance of weather briefing
2002 ASC 02 of 2002 - Travel by helicopter by VIP protectees - confirmation of coordinates of take off /landing place. (Cancelled - information contained in ASC 2 of 2014)
ASC 03 of 2002 - Compliance of Requirements laid down in Aircraft Flight Manual
2001 ASC 02 of 2001 - station -- Occupancy of designated cockpit seats.
ASC 03 of 2001 - Crowd control in case of aircraft accidents - role of Police authorities. Deleted wef 20.7.2017
ASC 04 of 2001 - Enhancement of Safety in General Aviation and Charter Operations
ASC 05 of 2001 - Hazards of low flying
1999 ASC 02 of 1999 - Analysis of FDR data for Accident/Incident Prevention.  (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 5 Series F Part II)
ASC 03 of 1999 - Restriction to Hand Baggage size to be carried in aircraft cabin.

1998

ASC 02 of 1998 - Safety in helicopter/Propeller driven aircraft operations - to check the cases of persons coming in contact with the running rotors/propellers.

ASC 03 of 1998 - Met. briefing and weather assessment prior to departure

1997

ASC 02 of 1997 - Airborne Global Positioning System.

ASC 04 of 1997 - Operating Minima for pilot-in-command while acquiring Airport qualification/Newly appointed pilot-in-command (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 8 Series C Part I)

ASC 05 of 97 - Overloading of Aircraft

ASC 03 of 1997 - MONITORING OF FLIGHT PROCEDURES BY CORELATING FDR/DFDR READOUTS WITH CVR RECORDINGS.

1995

ASC 02 of 1995 Internal Safety Audit by the operators (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 5 Series F Part I)

ASC 03 of 1995 - Familiarisation with Route/Terrain at critical airfields

ASC 04 of 1995 - Met Briefing (Cancelled - Information contained in ASC 3 of 1998)

ASC 05 of 1995 - Provision of seats for passengers

ASC 06 of 1995 - Pre-flight Medical of Crew (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 5 Series F Part III)

1994

ASC 02 of 1994 - Rotation Technique During Take-off.

ASC 03 of 1994 - Preserving and sending the bird remnants to Bombay Natural History Society after bird strike to aircraft (Cancelled)

ASC 05 of 1994 - Mock up Exercises by the cockpit Crew for Evacuation in    Emergencies.

ASC 06 of 1994 - Disabled aircraft removal plan

ASC 07 of 1994 - Cabin crew and passengers briefing during emergencies

ASC 08 of 1994- Injusdicious and imprudent transmissions during operation

1993

ASC 03 of 1993 - ATC procedures to reduce bird strike hazard to aircraft operations at Delhi Airport.

ASC 04 of 1993 - Use of standard weights of Crew and Passengers for preparation of load and trim sheet (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 2 Series X Part II)

ASC 05 of 1993 - Determination of correct Maximum Permissible Take-off & Landing Weights of the Aircraft.

ASC 06 of 1993 - Cabin crew Attendants Training and FDTL. (Cancelled)

ASC 07 of 1993 - Adherence to approved weather Minima.

ASC 08 of 1993 - Responsibility and authority of Pilot-in-command.

ASC 09 of 1993 - Precautions to be taken to avoid landing at wrong airfields (Cancelled)

ASC 10 of 1993 - Approach at Runway 27 of Bombay Airport.
ASC 11 of 1993 - Operation of undercarriage system.
ASC 12 of 1993 - Caution in executing ILS approach for runway 27/28 at IGI Airport, Delhi (Cancelled)

1992

ASC 02 of 1992 - Investigation of Aircraft Accidents by Inspector of Accidents appointed by DGCA

ASC 03 of 1992 - Guidelines for Agricultural Operators
ASC 04 of 1992 - Aircraft Operation during Monsoon. (Cancelled)
ASC 05 of 1992 - Transportation of staff through Active Movement Area.

1991

ASC 01 of 1991 - Missed Approach/Go-around procedures

(Superceded by Operations Circular 01/2013)  

ASC 03 of 1991 - Ground proximity warning system response

1990

ASC 01 of 1990 - Inflight and Post-flight weather reporting /debriefing by the Pilots 

1989

ASC 02 1989 - Emergency Response Procedures for Transport of Radioactive materials

ASC 02 of 1989 - Emergency Response procedures for transport of Radioactive Materials 
ASC 04 of 1989 - Control of rodent menace at the airports 

1988

ASC 02 of 1988 - Contingency plans to deal with Aircraft Accidents 

1985

ASC 03 of 1985 - Use of runway during test flights 

1984

ASC 01 of 1984 - Replaying the automatic tapes in connection with the investigations of Accidents/Incidents etc. (Superceded by Air Safety Circular 5 of 2014)  

ASC 04 of 1984 - Use of correct Technical Terms 

1982

ASC 04 of 1982 - Guidelines for preparation of strips for Agricultural Aviation 

ASC 05 of 1982 - Notification of Accidents Deleted wef 20.7.2017

1981

ASC 01 of 1981 - Safety Precautions - Aerial Agriculture Operations 

ASC 02 of 1981 - Use of Privately owned / State Government Aircraft for the carriage of Chief Ministers and other high dignitaries 

1979

ASC 02 of 1979 - Pre-Flight inspections - Look for obstructions in air scoops etc. 

1976

ASC 01 of 1976 - Ground Fire Incident to a Flying Club Aircraft during Fuelling

ASC 04 of 1976 - Accident investigation reports
ASC 05 of 1976 - Reconnaissance/Inspection for Aerial Agricultural Operation (Cancelled - Information contained in ASC 3 of 1992)
ASC 07 of 1976 - Aircraft Accidents - Notification and Investigation thereof Deleted wef 20.7.2017
ASC 08 of 1976 - Protection against toxic insecticides Deleted wef 20.7.2017

1975

ASC 05 of 1975 (Cancelled)

ASC 02 of 1975 - Safety Precautions - Aerial Agriculture Operations 
ASC 03 of 1975 - Inspection Tours by Air Safety officers 

1974

ASC 02 of 1974 - Visual Illusions caused by Shallow Fog

ASC 04 of 1974 - Alcohol & Flying (Cancelled - Information contained in CAR Section 5 Series F Part II)
ASC 05 of 1974 - Segregation and sealing of documents in case of an Aircraft Accident
ASC 06 of 1974 - Protection against toxic insecticides (Cancelled - Information contained in ASC 8 of 1976)
ASC 07 of 1974 - Sealing and checking ILS and other navigational aids subsequent to an accident
ASC 08 of 1974 - Stall warning system

1973

ASC 03 of 1973 - Actions to be taken on investigation reports

ASC 05 of 1973 - Medical/Postmortem examination - requirements in an event of Aircraft Accident Cancelled - Information contained in ASC 6 of 2010)