AIR TRANSPORT CIRCULAR 2 OF 1998

Subject: Procedure for clearance of Foreign Non-scheduled flights.

Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) 5 of 1998 requires that no person shall operate in the Indian airspace, after 31st December, 1998, an aeroplane having a maximum certified passenger seating configuration of more than 30 seats or a maximum payload capacity of more than 3 tons, if such aeroplane is not equipped with an approved Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS), which provides vertical resolution advisories in addition to the traffic advisories. This system is categorised as ACAS-II and performs the function of surveillance, generations of Traffic Advisories (TAs), threat detection, generation of resolution advisory (RAs), coordination and communication with ground stations. The Airborne Collision Avoidance System should be of an approved type meeting the specifications contained in Annex-10 (Vol. IV) to the Convention on International Civil Aviation or FAA TSO C-119 or any other equivalent specifications acceptable to DGCA. Accordingly, aircraft installed with TCAS-II are also acceptable.

The form of "Application for Approval of Non-scheduled Flights" has been revised and items are now added at Sl.No.7 (vi, vii & viii) requiring certificates to be given regarding the seating capacity, payload capacity and fitment of ACAS-II/TCAS-II. The revised application form is at Annexure-A. All applicants are, therefore, advised to submit their applications in the revised format forthwith.

( Satendra Singh )
Deputy Director General
for Director General of Civil Aviation

 

Annexure 'A'

APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF

NON-SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

 

1.

Purpose of the Flight (VIP/Tourist/
Cargo/Ambulance/Relief/Private etc.);

2.

Whether over-flying/technical landing
or landing in India for traffic purposes;

3.

ATS Route(s) to be flown (including
entry and exit point in Indian air-space);

4.

Complete Route itinerary of the proposed
flight with dates and timings (including
true origin and true destination) ;

5.

Arrival and departure timings at airports
in India, if any;

6.

Airport of last departure before entering
Indian airspace and airport of first
landing after leaving Indian airspace;

7.

Aircraft details;

i) Type
ii) State of Registry/Nationality
iii) Registration
iv) Telephony designator
      (Flight Number/Call sign);
v) Whether the aircraft is capable of air-dropping (Yes/No);
vi) Whether the maximum certified passenger seating capacity
      of the aircraft is more than 30 seats (Yes/No)
vii) Whether the maximum pay-load capacity
      of the aircraft is more than 3 tonnes (Yes/No)
viii) Whether the aircraft is fitted with
      ACAS-II/TCAS-II (Yes/No)
       (see Note below).

8.

Pilot-in-Command:

i) Name
ii) Nationality

9.

Aircraft Operator:

i) Name
ii) Nationality
iii) Address (with Tele/Fax Nos.)
iv) Aircraft Operators Certificate/
      Permit Number, if any;

10.

On board details :

i) Number of Crew;
ii) Number of passengers, if any;
iii) General Description of goods
      carried, if any;
iv) Any arms, ammunition, explosives,
      radio-active material, war equipment
      or dangerous goods? If so,
      attach a copy of DGCA permit.

11.

Any special equipment like aerial
photography, remote sensing cameras,
night vision cameras on board?
If so, attach a copy of DGCA permit.

12.

Number of passengers or tonnage of
cargo to be uplifted from and set down
in India:

13.

Charterer :

i) Name
ii) Address (With Tele/Fax Nos.)

14.

Travel/Cargo Agent in India:

i) Name
ii) Address (with Tele/Fax Nos.)

Certified that the information given above is correct.

NOTE: After 31.12.1998, flight clearance will not be granted to aircraft having maximum certified seating capacity of more than 30 seats or pay-load of more than 3 tonnes, unless it is fitted with ACAS-II/TCAS-II. Please refer AIC-05/1998.

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