OPERATIONS CIRCULARS
updated on 18th May 2017

2017

1/2017

Precision Approach Radar (PAR) Approaches

2/2017

Guidance for Operators on Training Programme on the use of Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS)

3/2017

Unstable Approaches

4/2017

 

Nomination of Designated Examiners to carry out Standardization Checks

5/2017 Number of Route checks and Training Sectors in a Flight Duty cycle

2016

1/2016

Oversight of overseas Training Facilities and Instructors

2/2016

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)

3/2016

Aircraft and Operators Approval for RNP-APCH Operations Down to LP and LPV Minima Using GNSS Augmented by SBAS

4/2016

 

Operational Authorization Process for ILS Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) and Simultaneous Offset Instrument Approach (SOIA)

5/2016

Operational Authorization Process for Pacific Operations

2015

1/2015

Ground Training of Aircrew, Flight Dispatchers and Cabin Crew Employed by NSOPs

2/2015

Operations Specifications:  Area of Operations

3/2015

Crosswind and Tailwind Operational Limits

2014

1/2014

Checklist for surveillance inspection of VFR and seasonal helipads

2/2014

Continuous Descent Final Approach (CDFA)

3/2014

All-Weather Operations Training Programme

5/2014

Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) – Airworthiness and Operational Considerations

Operations Circulars -  Performance Based Navigations

OC 6 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNAV 10 Operations (Designated and Authorized as RNP 10)

OC 7 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNAV 5 Operations

OC 8 OF 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNAV 1 and RNAV 2 Operations

OC 9 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNP 1 Operations

OC 10 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNP 4 Operations

OC 11 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNP Approach (RNP APCH) Operations

OC 12 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For Approach Operations With Vertical Guidance/Barometric Vertical Navigation (APV/baro-VNAV)

OC 13 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNP Authorisation Required Approach (RNP AR APCH) Operations

OC 14 of 2014 - Aircraft and Operators Approval For RNP 2 Operations  

15/2014

Flight Training Device (FTD) And Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Qualification

16/2014 Operational Authorization Process for Use of Data Link Communication
17/2014

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations and Operational Authorization

18/2014

Head-Up Displays (HUD) And Vision Systems

19/2014 Cancelled with effect from 20th July 2015

Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) for CAR Section 7 Series I Part I and II, CAR Section 8 Series F Part II

21/2014 Approval of Check Pilot / Examiners on one time basis to conduct  Skill Test, Proficiency Checks, IR Checks etc.

2013

1/2013

Missed Approach/ Go Around

2/2013 

Withdrawal/ Reinstatement of Trainer Approval Revision dated 12th October 2015

3/2013

Extension of aircraft Ratings on Operators Helicopters

04/2013

Grant of Approval of Airline SFI/ Instructor/ Examiner to Conduct Simulator Sessions in TRTO’s as Visiting Synthetic SFI/ Instructor/ Examiner.

05/2013

Recurent Training for Single Engine & Multi Engine Helicopters which do not have Simulators

06/2013

CAR compliance  for  frequently  used Helipads

07/2013

Utilisation of  Helicopters in Disaster Management

08/2013

Controlled Rest on Flight Deck

09/2013

Process for the Approval/Standardization Check of Examiners/ Instructors/ Check Pilots

10/2013

Recency Requirements for Exercising Privileges of Helicopter Ratings  

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'H' Part I, Issue I dated 30.07.2014

2012

1/2012

Heads-up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS)

Superseded by Ops Circular 18/2014

2/2012

Route and Aerodrome Competence Qualification Revised

2011

1/2011

Check list for initial approval of flight dispatcher

2/2011

Altitude and Speed Constraints in Area Navigation (RNAV) Procedures.

3/2011

Operations Of Aircraft At Altitudes Above 25,000 FEET MSL and/or MACH Numbers (MMO) Greater Than .75

4/2011

Managing Disruptions and Distractions

5/2011

Pilot Controller Communication

6/2011

Unexpected Events Training

7/2011

Radio Frequency Congestion

8/2011

ATCO Workload

9/2011

Pilot Workload

10/2011 

Cancelled 

Approval of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Operations

11/2011

Categorization of Surveillance/ Audit findings-Flight Standards Directorate

12/2011

Weather Clearance for Helicopter Flights

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'H' Part I, Issue I dated 30.07.2014

2010

1/2010

Mode Awareness and Energy State Management Aspects of Flight Deck Automation

2/2010 Revision 1

Pilot's Spatial Disorientation

3/2010

Vertical Speed Indicator: Knowledge Needed By Pilots

4/2010

Approach And Landing Accident Reduction (Alar) And Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) Prevention Training

5/2010

Issuance Of Safety Alert / Warning

6/2010

Information To Operators On Standard Operating Procedures For Flightdeck Crewmembers (Stabilized Approach)

7/2010

Operational Procedures And Training Requirements Of Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Equipment

8/2010

Safety Oversight - TAWS/ EGPWS Equipment - Role of Position Inputs from GNSS equipment.

9/2010

Cancelled 

Adverse Weather Operations - Monsoon Operations  

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'C' Part I - All Weather Operations (AWO)

10/2010

Guidelines for requirements of number of Training Captains

11/2010 Rev 1  

Approval of training captain – Breath analyzer report 

12/2010

Standard Operating Procedures

13/2010

Cancelled 

Minimum Requirements For Approval To Commence Seasonal Helicopter Operations.....Superseded by Air Safety Circular 03 of 2012

14/2010

Cancelled 

Procedure for withdrawal and/or reinstating of Examiner/ Instructor/ Check Pilot Superseded by Operations Circular 2 OF 2013

15/2010

Go-around following unstabilised approach

16/2010

Check lists of training captains- Fixed wing/Helicopter

17/2010

Standard Operating Procedure in respect of helicopter operator and State Government helicopter wing.

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'H' Part I, Issue I dated 30.07.2014

18/2010

Precision Approach Radar - PAR Approaches

Withdrawn till further notice

19/2010

Procedure to maintain continuity of privileges of Training Captains

20/2010

Procedure of reporting significant de-gradation of airport facilities at any airport.

2009

11/2009

Transponder Operations at IGI Airport Delhi – Operation of SSR – Mode S Transponders

10/2009

Cancelled 

Adverse Weather/ Monsoon Operations - Superseded by Operations Circular 9 of 2010

09/2009

Standard Operating Procedures

08/2009

Crew Resource Management Training - Advisory Circular

07/2009

Flight crew Procedures During Taxi Operations - Advisory Circular

06/2009

Line Operational Simulations: Line-Oriented Flight Training, Special Purpose Operational Training

05/2009

Single-Pilot Procedures During Taxi Operations - Advisory Circular

04/2009

Dispatcher/ Flight Operations Officer Resource Management Training - Advisory Circular

03/2009

Reduced Effectiveness Of TAWS/EGPWS Equipment - Advisory Circular     

02/2009

Communication And Coordination Between Flight Crewmembers And Cabin Crews - Advisory Circular

01/2009

Controlled Flight into Terrain - Advisory Circular

2008

05/2008

Low Level Flying by Helicopters  

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'H' Part I, Issue I dated 30.07.2014

04/2008

Training and Qualification requirements for approval as Flight Dispatcher in respect of candidates who have passed the written examination from DGCA approved Flying Training Institute 

03/2008

Cancelled 

ILS Cat-II/III Aircraft Training  Cancelled 

02/2008

Shortened Transition Training Program for training between airplanes with high level of operational commonality within types, by the same manufacturer; Applicable to Scheduled Carriers

01/2008

Cancelled 

Approval of Instructor / Examiner to carry out check from Observer Seat for Pilot Authorization for CAT-II / CAT-III A/B Operations  Cancelled 

2007

01/2007 Cancelled 

Guidelines for Training Captains – Examiners/Instructors/ Check Pilots (Superseded by Operations Circular 3 of 2007)

02/2007

More than one PIC Route Checks by Training Captains.

(Superseded by Operations Circular 5 of 2017)

03/2007

Guidelines for Training Captains - Examiners/Instructors/ Check Pilots

04/2007

Cancelled 

Endorsement/ PIC Training Syllabus on Jet Aircraft approved for LVL  'D'  ZFTT Cancelled 

05/2007

Cancelled 

Individual Pilot Authorisation for ILS Cat II/ Cat III A/B Cancelled 

2006

01/2006 Withdrawn wide operation circular no. 02/2006)  

Age of Instructor / Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled/ General Aviation Operators

02/2006

Cancelled 

Age of Instructor / Examiners of Scheduled/Non-scheduled/ General Aviation Operators  Cancelled 

03/2006

 Re: Carriage of Dangerous goods

04/2006

Operations Circular 4 of 2006 - Same day operations of variants of A320 family

 
2005
   

01/2005

Guidance to Operators for Conducting Constant Angle Non-Precision Approaches (CANPA) (Superseded by Operations Circular 2 of 2014)

02/2005

Descent Technique

 
2004
   

01/2004 (Revised) Cancelled 

Monsoon Operations Cancelled 

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'C' Part I - All Weather Operations (AWO)

02/2004

Recency Requirement for Pilot(s)-in-Command and Co-pilot(s) operating aircraft having all-up-weight not exceeding 5,700 kgs

03/2004

Human Performance Training Programmes for Operational Personnel

 
2003
 
 

01/2003

ALAR India Training Tool Kit

02/2003

Cancelled 

Use of Mobile/ Cellular Telephones inside the aircraft  Cancelled 

 
2002
   

01/2002  

Approval of Examiners on one time basis for the purpose of imparting Instructional Training for type endorsement, Skill Test, Proficiency Checks, IR Checks etc.  

Superseded by 21 of 2014

02/2002

Cancelled 

Release of new commanders during Monsoons Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'C' Part I - All Weather Operations (AWO)  Cancelled 

03/2002

Flight with unreliable ASI

04/2002

Cancelled   

Avoidance of unnecessary TCAS Warning Cancelled 

05/2002

Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) - Operation and Training

06/2002

VFR Operations to/ from Aerodromes Surrounded by Hilly Terrain

 
2001
   

01/2001 (Superceded by Ops Circular 4 of 2002)

Avoidance of unnecessary TCAS Warning 

02/2001

Cancelled 

Operational Training & Procedures: Pilots

03/2001

Flight Review  requirements for maintaining the requisite competency and knowledge of a Pilot for exercising the privileges of his/her licence and ratings.

 
2000
   

01/2000

Not Issued

02/2000

Permission for Flower Dropping (Deleted in view of Rule 134B of the Aircraft Rules, 1937) 

03/2000

Recency Requirements for Flying more than one type of Helicopter in accordance with AIC 02/2000

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'H' Part I, Issue I dated 30.07.2014

04/2000

Cancelled 

Aerodrome Operating Minima for Non-scheduled & General Aviation Domestic Operators   

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'C' Part I - All Weather Operations (AWO)

05/2000

Cancelled 

1.   Aircraft Operations to Kullu  Airport
2.   SOPs for Operations to Airports in Hilly Terrain. Cancelled 

06/2000

Cancelled 

Training of Flight Dispatchers    Cancelled 

  
1999
 
 

01/1999 (Superceded by CAR dated 30.03.2001)

Pilot Authorisation for ILS Category-II and Category-IIIA  Operations

02/1999

Cancelled 

Operator Authorisation for ILS Category-II and Category-IIIA Operations

(Superceded by CAR dated 30.03.2001)  

03/1999

Cancelled 

Air-ground Communication with ATC

04/1999

Cancelled 

Auto Throttle Operations

05/1999

Cancelled 

Aerodrome Operating Minima

(Superceded by Ops Circular 06/1999)  

06/1999

Cancelled   

Aerodrome Operating Minima

Superseded by CAR Section 8 Series 'C' Part I - All Weather Operations (AWO)

  
1996
 
 

01/1996

Monitoring of Operating             Procedures

02/1996

Cancelled 

Cockpit Resource Management  (CRM) Cancelled 

03/1996 Cancelled 

Missed Approach by Pilots during Final Approach to Land

(Superceded by Ops Circular 01/2013)  

04/1996

Standard Operating Procedures - Kullu, Simla Operations

05/1996

Cancelled 

Preparation and updating of Operations Manual Cancelled 

06/1996

Cancelled 

Use of Cockpit and Emergency Check List Cancelled 

 
1995
    

02/1995 (Withdrawn wide operation circular no. 8/1995)

Training Records of Flight Crew

03/1995

Cancelled 

Initial Flying Training of ab-initio Co-pilot Trainees               Cancelled 

04/1995

Precautions to be taken during Simulated Engine Failure Exercise

05/1995

Cancelled 

Adherence to FDTL Requirements AIC 28/1992   Cancelled 

06/1995

Cancelled 

Implementation of Award of Shri M.R. Sivaraman in the matter Of dispute between ICPA and Indian Airlines.    

Withdrawn in view of CAR Section 8 Series C Part I 

07/1995

Cancelled 

Standardisation of Training by Instructors – Para 3.3.6 of CAR Section 8, Series ‘A’, Part-II Issue-I, dated 16.10.1995  Cancelled 

08/1995

Operations To/From Aerodromes surrounded by Hilly Terrain 

09/1995

Cancelled 

Compliance on para 5 to Section ‘O’ to Schedule II to the Aircraft Rules, 1937.  Cancelled 

10/1995

Cancelled 

Compliance on para 3.3.2 of  Section 3 to Schedule IV to the Aircraft Rules, 1937.   Cancelled 

11/1995

Cancelled 

Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) Cancelled