Air Taxi Operators in IndiaTaxi operators in India
This A. I. C. is published in place of AIC 24/1990 for information, instruction and necessary measures. Aerial taxi companies are air companies active in the transport of passengers, their luggage and their freight within the Indian Union. Operation by air taxi undertakings shall be chartered and/or unscheduled except as referred to in point (iii).
Every single ticket is subject to the approval of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and does not count as a ticket for sale to a single passenger. A taxi company may, however, offer to resell fares to individuals on a route not served by a regular airline, and it is not necessary to obtain previous approval from the German Civil Aviation Authority (DGCA) for each route.
We are not licensed for any destination outside India. Responsible authority for licensing air taxi operators and other tasks shall be as may be established from period to period by the Government. a) an Indian national, a non-resident Indian (NRI), a company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 with its head office in India and with or without capital investment (other than NRI equity), restricted to 40%, the central government or a government, or a company belonging to or under the control of one of the aforementioned central government and government.
Prior to the granting of authorisation to air taxi operators, an applicant should be in the ownership of an aeroplane, either by full acquisition or by leasing. In India, the aeroplane is recorded under the ordinary class of passengers after it has been properly introduced into the State. Applicants shall either have their own service and repairs equipment properly authorised by DG Civil Aviation or demonstrate the existence of service and repairs equipment by means of an existing agreement with any other entity that has the service and repairs equipment for the particular type of aeroplane to be used properly authorised by DG Civil Aviation.
Air crews and aeronautical service technicians shall be properly certified by the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation. An individual who intends to become an Air Taxi Operator must first request a No-Overjection Certificate (NOC). Requests shall be made in the required format to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, New Delhi, together with a draft banknote of Rupees 25,000 (only Rupees 25,000) received by a proposed bank in Delhi in support of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Directorate Pay and Accounts Office, New Delhi.
Following an examination deemed necessary, those claimants who meet the essential requirements will receive a Certificate of Conformity (NOC) temporarily confirming their entitlement to operate an air taxi. NOC shall be awarded on presentation of the reasons for which the NOC is deemed appropriate by the AMS. A NOC that has been awarded to an applicant shall be revoked unless the latter takes efficient action to obtain the authorisation of the air taxi undertaking within a one-year time-frame from the date of issuance of the NOC.
However, the responsible authorities may, for real reasons, prolong the NOC's period of application against paying a charge of RM 5,000/- (five thousand rupees only) by means of a cashier's cheque cashed at a regular Delhi central pay and accounts office, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, New Delhi.
Once aircrafts have been imported/procured in accordance with point 5 of these Directives, the applicants shall request the Air Taxi Operators' Permit. an up-to-date fully comprehensive cover for aircrafts, crews, passenger and third parties risk, as determined by the Director General of Civil Aviation; information and data on the types of aircrafts to be used; airworthiness certificates of the aircrafts to be used; licenses of operators and engineering personnel;
type of finance under which the specific type of aeroplane was purchased or lease; detail and rationale for any changes to the information provided at the date of acquisition of the NOC; reasonable demonstration of adherence to the NOC terms; demonstration of adherence to operating, servicing and safety standards; any other information that may be specified.
The authorisation of the air taxi operators shall be extended each year by bank cheque to the Central Paying and Accounting Office, General Directorate of Civil Aviation, New Delhi, at a planned bank in Delhi, against a charge of Rupees 5 000 (only Rupees 5 000). A permit for air taxi operators shall not be transferable.
Multiple-engine fixed-wing aeroplanes and one- or multiple-engine choppers can be used to operate Air Taxi. Compressed air vehicles intended to be introduced for the operation of air taxis for the carriage of passengers shall not be older than 15 years or have undergone 75 per cent of their construction business cycle or 45 000 pressure application cycle, whichever is the lower.
In the case of non-pressurised aeroplanes and aeroplanes used exclusively for cargo handling operations, the choice shall be made on a case-by-case base, subject to a full review of the record of the aeroplane to be sourced. The Director General of Civil Aviation would, however, normally not register aeroplanes more than 20 years old.
Qualifying claimants may purchase aircrafts from their own currency reserves by arranging/purchasing currency from the free markets in accordance with the Ministry of Finance and/or the Reserve Bank of India policies and procedures. Before importing certain aircrafts suited for Air Taxi operations, an appropriate permit must be obtained from the relevant authorities.
A taxi operator may, with the agreement of the appropriate authorities, procure appropriate aircrafts in the land rented for taxi operation. The Air Taxi Operators' Permit confirms all planes before they are used for operation. Work must be carried out from the certified operating and service centres.
Operators of air taxis may fly to/from any licensed airport in the State open to regular services, following authorisation by the airport authority, if such authorisation is necessary, and from any other airport which may be permitted from occasion to occasion. Taxi companies are accountable for ensuring that all safety regulations are adhered to in their daily business at all airport locations.
Air taxi companies should have their aviation civil aviation Security Bureau approval of their aviation taxi company's aviation taxi program before they can be issued a taxi company permit. The International Airport Authority of India or the National Airport Authority or the Defence Authorities shall perform aviation taxi service operations from their airports during regular surveillance time.
Operation outside watchkeeping times at screened defence airfields and the National Airport Authority shall comply with the terms and conditons to be established and authorised by those Airports Authority. According to the requirements of the CAR "O" series, the aeroplane owner shall establish an operating manual for each aeroplane model to be served and shall keep a copy of the authorised manual on board each aeroplane.
Observe the operating manual when performing duties. Aircraft rules and DGCA regulations determine the flying hours and hours of service of the team. Operators shall present the timetable for each flight to the relevant air navigation service providers during regular service and obtain approval before the estimated uptime.
An aeroplane responsible Pilot shall obtain a weather and ATC training course before performing the aeroplane operation. Weapons, ammunition, explosive materials, combustibles and other items which the Director General may determine from case to case may only be carried on ships with the DGCA's consent. To operate under instrumental weather condition, the aeroplane shall be equipped with the necessary instruments for dashboard operation and the airfield for which the operation is suggested shall be designated as appropriate for IFT operation by the AMS.
Operating company maintains ongoing civil responsibility insurances in accordance with the standards established by the Director General of Civil Aviation. Actual certification of insurances is kept by the Provider, together with supporting documents presented to the Director General of Civil Aviation. Airline passenger transport ticket for air transport provided by an air taxi company shall comply with the provisions of theriage by Air Act, 1972, and any other provisions which may be imposed by the Director General of Civil Aviation, and shall contain terms and condition of transport, inclusive of the carrier's responsibility, as they apply to regular airlines.
Planes participating in Air Taxi operations must be accompanied by a tour leader. Copies of the Air Taxi Operation authorisation must be kept on board the aeroplane when carrying out these operations. Air taxi operators may, with the approval of the competent authority, rent an aeroplane from another air taxi operator for carriage if necessary.
The operation of defence aerodromes where the National Airport Authority has civilian enclosures may be subject to the payment of a fee to the National Airport Authority. A taxi company shall provide such regular or other information on its business, trade, financial as well as property relations on a regular and timely basis. A taxi operator shall comply with any instructions or orders given by the Ministry of Civilian Aviation or the Director General of Civilian Aviation.
Violation of any of these terms or of any provision of the Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937, Civil Aviation Requirements, or any other relevant Indian act in this matter, or of any provision that may be enforceable in the future with a view to the issuance of such permission to an air taxi operator, shall result in the suspension/revocation of such permission.