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The Civil Aviation Authority promotes safe and secure operations of Aircraft within Sri Lanka’s territory. In furtherance of this objective the CAASL has introduced an Approving Procedure for General Aviation Activities in terms of Civil Aviation Act No. 14 of 2010. Accordingly it is mandatory for organizations/individuals involved in General Aviation Activities (private or commercial), to obtain approval from the Director General of Civil Aviation.

Who should obtain this approval?

Any person(s), Partnership or company(ies) who/which intend to conduct General Aviation Activities in Sri Lanka must obtain this approval.

Categorization of General Aviation Activities

  • Ultra - Light /Micro Light Aircraft operators.
  • Hot Air Balloon operators.
  • Para Motor/Glider Parachute/para sail operators.
  • Radio Controlled Model Aircraft operating Clubs.
  • Kites. (Above 5 kg)

CAA-SLAF joint panel is appointed on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence/Ministry of Civil Aviation, consisting of senior official from both organizations, to grant approval to conduct General Aviation activates mentioned above in Sri Lanka.

Categorization of Aircraft and Flying Devices and Approval Authorities for importation, Operations and Manufacture

The following categorization of aircraft, flying machines, flying devices where approving authority for importation, operations and in certain cases to manufacture as stated below required to be approved by the Civil Aviation Authority, Sri Lanka Air Force Joint Panel.

Category A
Fixed Wing aircraft & Helicopters
  • Regular, Charter, Aerial Work for hire or reward
  • Private
  • Corporate

Import and Operations Approval - as per the Policy of the Government of Sri Lanka. The existing Government regulations will prevail.

Category B

Hot Air Balloons for Commercial or Private Operations and Light sports aircraft and Kit Built Aircraft, both fixed wing and helicopter (600 Kg and below) and ultra-light aircraft, parachutes, Gliders.

Import and operational approval - Import/operations/demarcation and designation of operating areas and limitations shall be vested with a joint SLAF and CAA joint panel, the joint panel may obtain assistance from senior, experienced operators of this category.

Operators shall propose areas of operation to the panel for approval before operations commence.

Category C

Powered/Non Powered flying Devices other than (A) and (B) above, for recreation purposes, such as Para Gliders, Powered Para Gliders, Para - sails

Import Approval - No import approval is required from the Ministry of Defence and Civil Aviation Authority.

Operational approval - Aviation enthusiast, leisure flyers, operators, who intend engaging in this type of activity shall propose areas of operation to the SLAF-CAA joint panel approval before commencing operations.

Category D

Radio Controlled Model Aircraft and Devices

Light weight category
  • Rubber Powered (Chuck) Model aircraft and devices,
  • Radio controlled Model aircraft and devices of 1 Kg and below
  Importation - No import restrictions
Operations - No restrictions, except this category shall not be operated from any elevated position, such as elevated buildings, balconies, roof top balconies, roof tops etc.
Manufacturing - No restriction on manufacturing
 
Medium weight category
  • Model Planes above 1 Kg up to 5 Kg
  Importation - No import restrictions
Operations - Operator may propose preferred and suitable areas to fly such devices in this weight category, for SLAF- CAA joint panel approval, before commencing operations.
Manufacturing - No restriction
 
High Weight Category
  • Model Planes above 5 Kg
  Importation -
  • SLAF - CAA joint panel approval
  • Design specification, power source, range and any other details required by the panel should be forwarded.
Operations - Operator shall propose preferred and suitable areas to fly such devices in this weight category for SLAF-CAA panel approval before commencing flying.
Manufacturing -
  • SLAF – CAA joint panel approval shall be obtained, panel may obtain the assistance from senior and experienced operators/experts.
  • Design specification, power source, range and any other details required by the panel shall be forwarded by the applicant.
Category E

Kites

  • Kites below 5 kg:
    No restriction on imports, operations and Manufacture
  • Kites above 5 Kg:

Imports - Approval by SLAF- CAA joint panelOperator shall propose preferred and suitable areas for such flying for SLAF- CAA panel approval 

An "Application Pack", can be collected from the Air Transport & Legal Affairs Section of Civil Aviation Authority.

Documents to be submitted

Following documents are required to be submitted with the Application Form.

  • Business Registration certificate (if applicable).
  • Qualifications of the staff (if applicable).
  • Arrangements of Insurance.
  • Certification letter that the agency agreed to inform all the changes within the organization in future to DGCA.

Expiration of Certificate

The operator should renew the certificate of approval by the expiry date.

Renewing the Licence

There is a Renewal Application form can be collected from this Authority.

The Renewal Application Form filled correctly should be submitted to the Air Transport & Legal Affairs Section with all necessary documents.

The Following documents have to be submitted with the renewal form.

  • Financial Statements for last financial year with originals or Copies certified by a Chartered Accountant (applicable for commercial operations only).
  • Number of flights conducted, hours flown, passengers flown.This information to be provided as mentioned in renewal application form.
  • List according to the Renewal Application form.

Submission of Renewal Form

The License holder has to submit the Renewal Form at least Two (02) weeks prior to the date of expiry of the current licence with all necessary documents.Conducting Operations with an Lapsed License

It is a Punishable Offence and Director General of Civil Aviation will take legal actions as per the provisions laid down in the 10th paragraph of the Civil Aviation Act No 14 of 2010 against Leisure Aviation operators who do not have a proper valid approval.

Issuance of Renewed Certificate of Approval

As in the case of the initial license, if all the necessary documents have been submitted and payments have been made correctly, the Authority will take four weeks issue the Licence. This depends on the accuracy of the application and the Operations Manual.

Expired Certificate

The expired certificate must be submitted to the Authority and then the reactivated certificate will be issued.

Ultra-Light/Micro Light Operations

Chapter Number Content
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Operating Staff
Chapter 3 Flight Time Limitations
(applicable for commercial ops only)
Chapter 4 Flight Preparation
Chapter 5 Operating Minima
Chapter 6 Flight Operations
Chapter 7 Emergency Procedures
Chapter 8 Check Lists
Chapter 9 Training
Chapter 10 Maintenance
Chapter 11 Safety Management
Appendices    
Appendix A Company and Aircraft Data
Appendix B Flight and Duty Hours Record Form
Appendix C Training Check Form
Appendix D Briefing for Passengers
Appendix E Safety Management Policy
Appendix F Flight Manifest/Flight Plan
Appendix G Security
Appendix H Emergency and Key Telephone Numbers
Appendix I General Instructions to Pilots(applicable for commercial ops only)
Appendix J Operators Local Procedures

Hot Air Balloons

Chapter Number Content
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Operating Staff
Chapter 3 Flight Time Limitations
Chapter 4 Flight Preparation
Chapter 5 Balloon Operating Minima
Chapter 6 Flight Operations
Chapter 7 Accidents and Emergencies
Chapter 8 Check Lists
Chapter 9 Training
Chapter 10 Maintenance
Chapter 11 Safety Management
Appendices    
Appendix A Company and Aircraft Data
Appendix B Balloon Fuel Requirements
Appendix C 1. MEL and Allowable Deferred Defect
2. Deferred Defect record Form
3. CRS/CMR copy and notes
Appendix D Flight and Duty Hours Record Form
Appendix E Check Lists
Appendix F Technical Log SRP
Appendix G Training Check Form
Appendix H BBAC Propane Code
Appendix I Briefing for Passengers
Appendix J Not Currently in use
Appendix K Safety Management Policy
Appendix L Balloon Load Calculations
Appendix M Flight Manifest
Appendix N Security
Appendix O-W NOT IN USE
Appendix X Emergency and Key Telephone Numbers
Appendix Y Notice to Pilots
Appendix Z Operators Local Procedures

Powered Para Gliders

Chapter Number Content
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Operating Staff
Chapter 3 Flight Time Limitations
Chapter 4 Flight Preparation
Chapter 5 Para Operating Minima
Chapter 6 Flight Operations
Chapter 7 Emergency Procedures
Chapter 8 Check Lists
Chapter 9 Training
Chapter 10 Maintenance
Chapter 11 Safety Management
Appendices    
Appendix A Company and Equipment Data
Appendix B Para Motor Fuel Requirements
Appendix D Flight and Duty Hours Record Form
Appendix E Check Lists
Appendix F Technical Log
Appendix G Training Check Form
Appendix I Briefing for Passengers
Appendix K Safety Management Policy
Appendix M Flight Plan
Appendix N Security
Appendix X Emergency and Key Telephone Numbers
Appendix Z Operators Local Procedures

R/C Model Aircraft

Chapter Number Content
Chapter 1 Administration
Chapter 2 Operating Staff
Chapter 3 Flying Operations
Chapter 4 Training – Certifying members to fly.
Chapter 5 Safety Management
Chapter 8 Check Lists
Chapter 9 Rules for Model Flyers
Chapter 10 Obtaining Clearance (if required)

Hot Air Balloons

Person Name/ Designation Organization Contact Details Equipment
Mr, Vijitha Welikala/ Managing Director Global Reach Excursions Phone: 011 2588258 02 To be imported
Capt. Chinthaka Jayasinghe/ Operations Manager Air Magic
Balloons (pvt)ltd
No 42, Bagathale Road
Colombo 03

Mobile: 077 3473743
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Mareena Fernando/ Director - Operations Manager Sun Rise in Lanka
Ballooning (pvt)ltd
No 29C18, Rukmalgama,
Pannipitiya,
Sri Lanka

Phone: 011 4264 900
Mobile: 0773 651 227
            0773 522 013
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04 Balloons  

MahmuT Sami Uluer/ General Manager Lanka Ballooning (pvt)ltd
No 547, Galle Road
Colombo 06

Mobile: 077 4727700 

04 to be imported 

Powered Para Motor Operation 

Person Name/ Designation Organization Contact Details Equipment
Mr. Suren De Silva/ Managing Director                   Sky Club (pvt)ltd
No 15, Skelton Road
Colombo 05
Mobile S: 0777 360 555
Mobile D: 0773 423 500
General: 011 2 599 900
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           077 346 7777
           071 842 9153

Tricks - 04
Foot Launchers - 03  

Capt Chira Fernando SAAS Phone: 077 346 7777

Tricks - 02

Mr. Edward Perera The Negombo Aero
Modellers
No 157/1, Colombo Road
Negombo

Mobile: 0777 958 895
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Tricks - 01 

Aruna De Silva/ Commercial Manager Sky Walkers (pvt)ltd Phone: 0777 414 172 Tricks - 02
Flying Boats - 02
W.M. Hettiarachchi Richy Sly Lark (pvt) ltd phone: 0777 361 707 Tricks - 02
Foot Launcher - 02
Mr. Harischandra Herath Cool Adventure Phone: 0718 429 153 Foot Launcher - 01

Model Aircraft 

Person Name/ Designation Organization Contact Detail

Mr. Edward PereraMr. Coline Perera                                                

The Negambo Aero Modellers
No 157/1, Colombo Road
Negambo
Mobile: 0777 958 895
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Mr. Viraj Fernando Pan Model Flying Club
No 203/3, Horana Road
Panadura

Mobile: 0773 991 856
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Mr. Kasun Madurapperuma The Formy Fliers
No 330/14, Kirimatiyagara
Kadawatha

Phone: 0773 718 512 

Micro Light Aircraft 

Person Name/ Designation Organization Contact Details Equipment
Capt. Kapila Gunarathne   Phone: 0777 368 753 Ultra - Light - 01
Capt. Kshemindra   Phone: 0777 324 667 Ultra - Light - 01
Mr. Nishan Silva/ Managing Director                    Alco Leisure (pvt)ltd
No 375, GeorgeR De Silva Mw
Colombo 13
Phone: 011 2334678
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Ultra - Light - 02   
(weight shift)
Mr. Edward Perera The Negombo Aero Modellers
No 157/1, Colombo Road
Negambo
Mobile: 0777 958 895
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Kit Built - 01 

If there is any clarification

Please do not hesitate to contact The Air Transport Section through the following methods if you require any further clarification.

Contact person : Asanga Liyanaarachchi
Telephone : +94 11-2358927 Ext 927
Fax : +94 11-2304647
E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address : Training Organization & Personnel Licensing Section,
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka,
No: 04, Hunupitiya Road,
Colombo 02.
Sri Lanka.

 

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