Air Operator Permit (AOP) Package

 

How to obtain an Air Operators Permit (AOP)?

 

 


 

Regulations relating to the issuance of an AOP  

To apply for an AOP,  check your intended service. 

Based on your intended service, you would be required to comply with the related regulations before an Air Operator Permit is issued by DGCA. 

Intended Service

Aircraft Rules, 1937

Civil Aviation Requirements

Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger)

Rule 134 and Schedule II

CAR Section 3 Series C Part II

Scheduled Regional Air Transport  Service (Passenger)

Rule 134 and Schedule II  

CAR Section 3 Series C Part VIII

Non-Scheduled Air Transport Service (Passenger)

Rule 134A

CAR Section 3 Series C Part III

Air Transport Cargo Service

Rule 134

CAR Section 3 Series C Part IV

The regulations listed below are the regulations you would need to comply based on your intended operations. DGCA will ensure compliance before issuing the AOP.

Approval of

Regulation to be complied with

Operation of Commercial Air Transport – Aeroplanes

CAR Section 8 Series O Part II

Documents

Flight Safety Documents System

CAR Section 5 Series F Part I;
Air Safety Circular 2 of 2013

Operations Manual

CAR Section 8 Series O Part VII

Flight Safety Manual

CAR Section 5 Series F Part I

Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

CAR Section 2 Series B Part I

Cockpit and emergency check list

CAR Section 8 Series D Part II

Aircraft  

Registration

CAR Section 2 Series F Part I

Certificate of Airworthiness

CAR Section 2 Series F Part III  

Maintenance programme

CAR M

Weight and balance control of an aircraft

CAR Section 2 Series X Part III

Aircraft Log Books (Journey Log Book)

CAR Section 2 Series X Part VI  

Continuing Airworthiness

Continuing Airworthiness Requirements

CAR M

Flight Safety

Monitoring of DFDR/ QAR/ PMR data for Accident/Incident Prevention

CAR Section 5 Series F Part II

Procedure for Medical examination of crew for alcohol consumption

CAR Section 5 Series F Part III  

Safety Hazard – Use of Mobile/Cellular Telephones inside the aircraft during flight.

CAR Section 5 Series X Part I

Special Operations  

Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO)

CAR Section 8 Series S Part I 

MNPS

CAR Section 8 Series S Part III

Cat-II/ IIIA/B Operations - Operations

Airworthiness - CAR Section 2 Series O Part XIV  

Operations - CAR Section 8 Series B Part I

All Weather Operations (AWO)

CAR Section 8 Series C Part I

Performance Based Navigation (PBN)

CAR Section 8 Series O Part VI

Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)

CAR Section 8 Series S Part II  

Personnel

 

Examiners/ instructors/check pilots 

(for Scheduled Commercial operations with fixed wing aircraft)

CAR Section 7 Series I Part I

Approval of Check Pilot and Examiners 

(for Non-Scheduled and General Aviation Operations with Fixed Wing Aircraft)

CAR Section 7 Series I Part III  

Approval of Ground Instructors

CAR Section 7 Series I Part VII

Approval of CRM Facilitators

CAR Section 7 Series I Part VIII  

Pilot Authorisation for ILS Category II and Category III Operations

CAR Section 7 Series X Part I  

Flight Duty Time Limitation

Cabin Attendant

CAR Section 7 Series J Part I 

Flight crew - Aeroplanes

CAR Section 7 Series J Part III 

Flight Crew - Helicopters  CAR Section 7 Series J Part II  

Personnel Training

 

Flight Crew - Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Operators having Aeroplanes with AUW exceeding 5700 Kgs

CAR Section 8 Series F Part II  

Cabin Crew Training

CAR Section 7 Series M Part I  

Flight Dispatchers/Operations Officer

CAR Section 7 Series M Part II

Dangerous Goods Training Programme

CAR Section 11 Series C Part I

Aircraft Flight Simulators and Synthetic Flight Training Devices

CAR Section 2 Series O Part XIII 

Safety Programme

 

Safety Management System (SMS)

CAR Section 1 Series C Part I

Other regulations requiring compliance 

Regulation to be complied with

Exit row seating

CAR Section 2 Series O Part VII

Document to be carried on board 

CAR Section 2 Series X Part VII 

Seating in passenger transport aircraft

CAR Section 3 Series C Part VII

Provision of Medical Supplies in Aircraft

CAR Section 2 Series X Part III 

Exercising the privileges of ratings on aeroplanes with AUW exceeding 5700 Kgs.

CAR Section 8 Series F Part I 

Permission for providing Ground Handling Services at airports other than those belonging to the Airports Authority of India AIC 3/2010  
Aircraft Operations during low visibility conditions at IGI Airport, Delhi AIC 11/2009 
Avoidance of fire hazard-fuelling near jet aircraft

AIC 18/1985

Procedure and precaution regarding fuelling and defuelling of aircraft - fire and general safety 

AIC 10/1983

 


 

International Operations by Indian Air Operators' Permit (Scheduled) Holders 

To commence international operations, an Indian AOP (Scheduled - Passenger) holder is required to comply with the following regulations before being permitted to operate internationally.

Regulations requiring compliance 

Regulation to be complied with

Permission to Indian Air Transport Undertakings for operation of Scheduled International Air Transport Services AIC 8/2009

 


 

Air Operators' Permit Manuals and Procedures 

 

To obtain detailed information on the requirements you must comply with in order to apply for and obtain an AOP, refer to the Primary Manuals listed below.

Primary Manual

CAP 3100 – Air Operators Certification Manual  

 

The Subsidiary Manuals listed below provide area-wise procedures to be followed by DGCA before the AOP is granted.

Subsidiary Manuals

Air Transport

CAP 3100 – Air Operators Certification Manual  

Flight Operations

Flight Operations Inspectors Manual

CAP 8100 - Preparation and Certification of Operations Manual

Flight Operations Inspector’s Performance Based Navigation Operational Approval Handbook

Cabin Safety

Cabin Safety Inspector Handbook             

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Inspectors’ Handbook

Airworthiness

Airworthiness Procedures Manual

Air Safety

Air Safety Procedures Manual

 


Forms

The following link to lists of forms relevant to your application.  

 AOP Forms