843 commercial pilot licences issued this year by DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued more than 5500 commercial pilot licences (CPL) since 2008, including 843 this year, Lok Shaba was informed today.
The country’s aviation regulator issued 1458 CPLs in 2008, while 1886 such licences issued in 2009 and 1368 in the next year.
But DGCA issued only 843 CPLs out of 1023 applications it received in 2011, which saw a number of pilots found using fraudulent means to acquire their flying licences.
Similarly, DGCA issued 387 Air Transport pilot licences ( ATPL) and 181 Private Pilot Licences (PPL) so far this year, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said in a written reply to a query in Lok Sabha.
Regarding the criteria adopted in issuing various licences, Singh said, “Licences are issued on compliance of requirements stipulated in Part V and schedule II of the Aircraft Rules 1937.”
“In case fraud is detected, enforcement action is taken wherein the applicant is debarred from obtaining a licence and/or is registered with the police authorities,” he said.
Economic Times

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~ by anand213 on January 16, 2012.

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