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  • CAP 3400

    Air Operator

    Certification Manual -

    Helicopters

    Approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation

    Second Edition 2017

    Directorate General of Civil Aviation, India

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    Air Operator Certification Manual -

    Helicopters

    CAP 3400

    Chapter 0

    Revision 1

    June 2018

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................................. i

    FOREWORD ................................................................................................................................. vi

    RECORD OF REVISIONS ........................................................................................................ viii

    LIST OF EFFECTIVE PAGES .................................................................................................... ix

    ABBREVIATIONS .......................................................................................................................... x

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................... 1

    1. General .................................................................................................................................... 1

    2. Applicable Rules and Requirements ................................................................................... 1

    3. Purpose of AOP/AOC ............................................................................................................ 2

    4. Air Operators Permit/ Certificate ......................................................................................... 4

    5. Application for AOP/ AOC ......................................................................................................... 5

    6. Continued Compliance .......................................................................................................... 5

    7. Suspension/ Cancellation or Revocation of AOP/ AOC ..................................................... 5

    CHAPTER 2 BACKGROUND ............................................................................................ 1

    1. Certification Process .............................................................................................................. 1

    2. Responsibility of the Applicant ............................................................................................. 2

    3. Authorization for the issue of an Air Operators Permit/ Certificate ................................. 3

    4. Schedule of Events ................................................................................................................ 3

    5. Statement of Compliance (Declaration of Conformance) ................................................. 4

    6. Operators Permit/ Certificate and Operations Specifications (Ops Spec) .................... 4

    CHAPTER 3 - INITIAL ISSUE OF AN AOP/ AOC ............................................................. 1

    1. The Pre-Application phase .................................................................................................... 1

    2. The Formal Application Phase ............................................................................................. 3

    3. The Document Evaluation Phase ....................................................................................... 6

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    Air Operator Certification Manual -

    Helicopters

    CAP 3400

    Chapter 0

    Revision 1

    June 2018

    3.1 General .............................................................................................................................. 6

    3.2 Lease Agreements ........................................................................................................... 6

    3.3 Manuals .............................................................................................................................. 6

    3.4 Operations Manual ........................................................................................................... 9

    3.5 Rotorcraft Flight Manual .................................................................................................... 10

    3.6 Route Manual/ Navigation Information .......................................................................... 10

    3.7 Training Manuals, Training Programmes and Training Personnel ............................ 10

    3.8 Dangerous Goods Manual ............................................................................................ 11

    3.9 Maintenance Control Manual(CAME) .......................................................................... 12

    3.10 Security Manual ................................................................................................................ 13

    3.11 Safety and Emergency Procedures .......................................................................... 13

    3.12 Ground Handling Procedures .................................................................................... 13

    3.13 Flight Safety Manual ................................................................................................... 13

    3.14 Safety Management Systems Programme ............................................................... 13

    3.15 Flight Safety Documents System .............................................................................. 14

    3.16 Passenger Safety Briefing Card ................................................................................ 15

    3.17 Minimum Equipment List ............................................................................................ 15

    3.18 Statistical Returns ....................................................................................................... 16

    4. Permission to import helicopter ......................................................................................... 16

    5. The Demonstration and Inspection Phase ...................................................................... 16

    5.1. General ............................................................................................................................ 16

    5.2 Proving/ Validation Flights ............................................................................................. 17

    5.3 Evacuation and Ditching Demonstration ................................................................... 18

    6. Certification Phase .............................................................................................................. 18

    6.1 Final version of the Operation Specifications ............................................................. 18

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    Air Operator Certification Manual -

    Helicopters

    CAP 3400

    Chapter 0

    Revision 1

    June 2018

    6.2 Issue of an Air Operator Permit/ Air Operator Certificate .........................................19

    7. Renewal of Air Operator Permit/ Certificate .................................................................... 19

    7.1 The Application for Renewal ...................................................................................... 19

    7.2 Inspection for Renewal of AOP/ AOC....................................................................... 19

    7.3 Lapsed AOP/ AOC ...................................................................................................... 20

    7.4 Amendment to AOP/ AOC/ Operations Specifications ........................................... 20

    CHAPTER 4 CERTIFICATION PROCESS ..................................................................... 1

    1. Air Operators Certification Team ........................................................................................ 1

    2. Pre-application Phase............................................................................................................ 3

    3. Formal Application Phase ..................................................................................................... 5

    4. Document Evaluation Phase ................................................................................................ 8

    5. Inspection and Demonstration Phase ............................................................................... 12

    6. Certification Phase ............................................................................................................... 14

    CHAPTER 5 MANAGEMENT OF AIR OPERATOR PERMIT/ CERTFICATE .................. 1

    APPENDIX A Application For Permission To Establish Air Transport Services In India 1

    APPENDIX B Schedule of Events ............................................................................................ 1

    APPENDIX C Statement of Compliance ................................................................................. 1

    APPENDIX D Certification Check Lists ................................................................................... 1

    CHECKLIST 01 Assessment of General Status ................................................................. 2

    CHECKLIST 02 Technical assessment for issue of Operations Specifications ............. 3

    CHECKLIST 03 Assessment of Post Holders ..................................................................... 5

    CHECKLIST 04 Assessment of Operations Manual .......................................................... 7

    CHECKLIST 05 Organizational Structure, Staffing and Administrative Facilities .......... 9

    CHECKLIST