Private Aircraft Operations License
accordance with Civil Aviation Rules 1994, National Aviation Policy-2015 and
Air Navigation Order ANO-001-ATNR-2.0, Private Aircraft Operations Licence is
issued by DG CAA and where applicable
after the approval of the Federal Government, , for carriage of passengers in
the following categories:-
Operations – Domestic
Operations – International
operation with aircraft having AUW of less than 5700 Kgs
operation with aircraft having AUW 5700 Kgs and above
- Registration of the Company
shall be as Private or Public Ltd under the Companies Ordinance 1984 by SECP
or on Partnership deed by Joint Registrar of Firm.
- Security deposit for Private Aircraft Operations Licence
Class-I and Class-II Rs. 5.0 Million as well as a bank guarantee of an equivalent
amount from a scheduled bank acceptable to CAA. (To be submitted before
the grant of License).
- A sound detail of purpose of
- Registration documents like the
Memorandum and Articles of Association, where applicable, share
allocation form duly verified by Securities Exchange Commission of
Pakistan (SECP), Trust Deed, bank references three years projected book
of accounts prepared by registered Charter Accountants Firm, and any
other documents to prove to the satisfaction of CAA that the airline is
a legally established body capable of operating commercial flights. (To
be submitted with application for License).
- Comprehensive insurance policy
covering aircraft, crew, passenger/cargo and third party risks at the
level specified by ICAO conventions, prevailing CAA regulations and
Government Gazette Notification on Passenger insurance liabilities.
clearance of company is respect of CEO/Owner/Director/Major Share
holders shall be mandatory. If any owner / CE / Director(s) are not
security cleared or there are serious or adverse observations by the
Security / Intelligence Agencies at any stage, the Operator / Company /
Individuals concerned shall have to comply with the instructions of the
Federal Government / DG CAA. In case of non-compliance within the
stipulated time or failure to submit any valid justification in this
regard, the licence / AOC shall be liable to suspension / cancellation
in accordance with Rules / Regulations / Conditions of Licence.
Issuance of Private Aircraft Operations License
- An applicant shall apply on
prescribed CAA Form duly filled, and signed by Chief Executive of the
Company / person, if applicable, to DAT & ER along with the
requisite documents. After verification of documents and resolution of
objections, if any, the applicant shall take ID and Password from AT
& ER Directorate, and afterwards shall submit the application
on-line and also submit hard copies to AT&ER Directorate (sixteen
- Applications received will be
scrutinized by Air Transport & ER Directorate for acceptance /
rejection within 3 days of receipt of the application.
- Applications once accepted will
be processed by AT & ER Directorate in consultation with the other
concerned Directorates of CAA within a period of 15 days.
scrutinized application, if considered to be in order at AT Directorate,
will be seen and assessed by DG CAA and subsequently sent to security
agencies for security clearance and the Federal Government, where
applicable. The approving authorities are as follows:-
CAA, for Private Aircraft Operations Class-I domestic operations.
for Private Aircraft Operations Class I & II
(Domestic & International) operations.
- On receipt of the requisite
approval from the Federal Government / DG CAA, Private Aircraft Operations
License will be issued by AT&ER Directorate after deposit of the
security deposit, bank guarantee and License issuance fee.
· The License is only
a permission to develop a Private Aircraft operation organization and in no
way qualifies the Licensee to start Private Aircraft operations which can only be carried out
after issuance of an Approval Certificate (AC). It is necessary that before
commencement of operations, the Company/person should become fully conversant
and comply with Civil Aviation Rules 1994; National Aviation Policy-2015, Air
Navigation Orders (ANOs), Airworthiness Notices issued from time to time and
relevant international practices / requirements.
The licence shall
be issued for a year and is renewable annually.
requirement is: One airworthy aircraft
for operations of relevant class.
in Pakistan is mandatory for issuance of an AC
In relation to
purchase, wet / dry lease of the aircraft, requirements outlined in NAP-2015
would be applicable in letter and spirit and the same shall be oversighted by
the Airworthiness Directorate, HQCAA.
intending to import / export an aircraft / helicopter on ownership or lease
basis, shall apply to Airworthiness Directorate, CAA along with the
applicable documents with a copy endorsed to DAT&ER and DFS.
Condition of Air Operator Certificate
· After the issuance
of Private Aircraft Operations License to Firm / person by the Federal
Government / DG CAA, it is a regulatory requirement specified in ANO 91.0001,
issued by Flight Standards Directorate and National Aviation Policy-2015, that
the operator has to obtain an AC within 365 days of issuance of License.
Renewal of Private Aircraft Operations Licence
· The Licence holder
(Licensee) shall apply to the Director Air Transport & ER, HQCAA,
Karachi, on the Company’s Letterhead for renewal of licence along with
applicable renewal fee as per FEE SCHEDULE given in ANO-001-ATNR-2.0 at least
60 days before expiry of the
licence. In case of failure, the holder, in addition to the normal fee shall
pay surcharge Rs 2000/- per month
or part thereof. In case of receipt of application for renewal after expiry
of the licence, no waiver or extension to the licence shall be granted until
approval of the Competent Authority in the National and General Public
interest, as per ANO:-
· Comprehensive Aircraft
insurance liability documents for passengers, aircraft and third party in
conformity with operations specifications, in line with applicable CARs,1994
and Government Gazette Notifications, Carriage by Air Act 2012.
- On receipt of the application,
AT & ER Directorate shall seek comments / no objection of the CAA
specialist directorates i.e. Finance, Flight Standards, Airworthiness,
Consumer Protection and Economic Oversight section and if applicable /
required of Legal directorate.
- The licensee should clear all
CAA outstanding dues, if any, before application of renewal of the
License in coordination with CAA Billing section.
- On receipt of the no objection
of the concerned directorates, approval of the DG CAA shall be sought
for referring the matter to the Federal Government, as the case may be,
for final approval.
· On receipt of the
approval of the Federal Government / DG CAA, the renewed License shall be
issued by the AT & ER Directorate.
· The operator is
advised to apprise this Directorate, immediately, in case of any change in
company’s ownership / hierarchy / major share holders or in the top
management, duly certified by Securities & Exchange Commission of
Pakistan / Joint Registrar of Firm, for updating our record and necessary