Flying Training Organisation (as on 5.6.2014)
NOTE: 1. Flying Training Students including those availing SC/ST scholarship (PMSC) under various Central! State Government Schemes in their own interest shall personally verify the current status of the functioning of above Flying Training Organisaiion’s (FTO) before seeking admission in these FTOs as these Organisations during the period of validity may become non-functional due to various reasons such as -Non availability of CFI, due to resignation or getting employment in some other Organisation, Non-compliance of Applicable Regulatory Requirements which are required for continuation of approval.
NOTE:2 Central/State Government granting scholarship for CPL course shall personally take measures to ensure that the Government Fund given to the Flying Training Organisations for SC/ST/Other students are being utilised in the interest of SC/ST /Other students and they get CPL from DGCA after completion of the course. DGCA does not monitors these schemes as DGCA do not have regulations for monitoring and utilisation of these scholarship being granted by Central/State Governments to the needy students.
NOTE:3. DGCA gives approval to Flying Training Organisation for Imparting Flying Training to the students for CPL, PPL etc. Students in their own interest are advised to cross -check and to satisfiy themself for the fee charged by FTO, their Fee refud policy in case of students wants to leave the FTO and desires to join other FTOI FTO becomes Non-Functional.DGCA do not have any regulation on the fees structure of FTO and their refund policy. Students and their gaurdians are advised to setisfiy them self legally and academacally before taking admisson.
The above statement was attached as annexure with the answer of undermentioned Lok Sabha question submitted by Ministry of Civil Aviation:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CIVIL AVIATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2605
ANSWERED ON 28.07.2014
FLYING TRAINING INSTITUTES
2605 . Chavan Shri Harishchandra Deoram
Will the Minister of CIVIL AVIATION be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of the flying training Institutes for pilots in the country approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation including those which are private institutes, State/location-wise;
(b) The details of the policy being adopted for regulation of private flying training Institutes and issue of licences to them;
(c) whether insurance cover is provided to all the trainees at these flying training Institutes; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
Minister of State in the Ministry of CIVIL AVIATION (Shri G. M. Siddeshwara)
(a) The details of State/location wise flying training institutes for pilots in the country approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation including those which are private institutes is Annexed.
(b) All flying training institutes are regulated in compliance with the following Civil Aviation Requirements:-
(i) Civil Aviation Requirements, Section-7, Series-D, Part-I on approval of Flying Training Institutes.
(ii) Civil Aviation Requirements, Section-7, Series-D, Part II on Guidelines for Safety Oversight and Surveillance of Flying Training Institutes.
(iii) Civil Aviation Requirements, Section-7, Series-D, Part V on criteria for approval of Chief Flying Instructor and Flight Instructor-in-charge for Flying Training.
(c) & (d): Yes, Madam. Flying Training Organizations (FTO) are required to ensure compliance of provision 5.8 (iv) of Civil Aviation Requirements, Section-7, Series D, Part I. As per this provision, FTO shall have `a current comprehensive insurance policy covering the aircraft, occupants of aircraft and third party risks in accordance with the Requirements.
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