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CAASL conducts at its Head Office, Theory Examinations for issuance of various kind of Personnel Licenses.

  An applicant for the grant of a licence or rating shall, pass examination in accordance with the syllabus and procedures determined in the Examination Procedure Manual (SLCAP 3080).
  1.1 Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) [PPL (A))]Examination
    The applicant for a PPL (A) Examination shall have demonstrated to the Director General of Civil Aviation level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges to be granted to the holder of a Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane). This examination consists of six (06) question papers in six (06) subjects as explained below.
   
  Theory Subject Duration (6 hrs)
1. Air Law, ATC Procedures & Operational Procedures 01hr & 15 min.
2. Aircraft General Knowledge & Principles of Flight 01hr & 15 min.
3. Flight Performance and Planning 01hr
4. Human Performance and Limitations 30 min
5. Meteorology 30 min
6. Navigation & Communication Theory 01 hr & 30 min
  1.2 Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) - (CPL (A)) Examination
    The applicant for a CPL (A) Examination shall have demonstrated to the DGCA a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane). This examination consists of 13 question papers in 07 subjects as explained below.
   
  Theory Subject Duration (12 hrs & 15 min)
1. Air law & Operational Procedures 01 hr & 30 min
(45 + 45 min)
2. Aircraft General Knowledge, Principle of Flight 03 hr 15 min
Part 01 - Airframe/Systems/Power Plant 01 hr 30 min
Part 02 - Instrument/electronics 01 hr
Part 03 - Principles of Flight 45 min
3. Flight Performance & Planning 03 hr. 15 min
Part 01 - Mass and Balance 01 hr.
Part 02 - Performance 45 min
Part 03 - Flight Planning and Monitoring 01 hr. 30 min
4. Human Performance & Limitations 45 min
5. Meteorology 01 hr. 30 min
6. Navigation 01 hr. 30 min
Part 01 - General Navigation 01 hr. 30 min
Part 02 - Radio Navigation 30 min
7. Communication (VFR) 30 min
  1.3 Instrument Rating (Aeroplane) (IR (A)) Examination)
    The applicant for an IR (A) Examination shall have demonstrated to the DGCA a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of an Instrument Rating (Aeroplane)

This examination consists of (07) question papers in (07) subjects for Private Pilot Licence holders as explained below.
   
  Subject Duration (6 hrs & 30 min)
1. Air Law 45 min
2. Aircraft General Knowledge 30 min
Instrument / Electronics
3. Flight Performance & Planning 01 hr 30 min
Flight Planning & Monitoring
4. Human Performance & Limitations 45 min
5. Meteorology 01 hr 30 min
6. Navigation 01 hr
Radio Navigation
7. Communication – IFR 30 min
    Furthermore this examination consists of one composite subject for Commercial Pilot Licence holders, refer the table below.
   
  Subject Duration (hrs & min.)
  Composite Paper 1 hr 15 min
1. Air Law 10 min
2. Flight Planning and Monitoring 27 min
3. Radio Navigation 34 min
4. Communications - IFR 4 min
  1.4 Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)/Instrument Rating Integrated (CPL/IR) Examination
    The applicant for a CPL (A)/IR Integrated Examination shall have demonstrated to the DGCA a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)/Instrument Rating. The examination consists of 13 question papers in (07) subjects as explained below.
   
  Subject Duration (14 hrs & 20 min)
1. Air law & Operational Procedures 01hr 40 min
(55 min + 45 min)
2. Aircraft General Knowledge, Principle of Flight 03 hr 15 min
Part 01 – Airframe / Systems / Power Plant 01 hr 30 min
Part 02 – Instrument / Electronics 01 hr
Part 03 – Principle of Flight 45 min
3. Flight Performance & Planning 03 hr 45 min
Part 01 – Mass and Balance 01 hr
Part 02 – Performance 45 min
Part 03 – Flight Planning and Monitoring 02 hr
4. Human Performance & Limitations 45 min
5. Meteorology 01 hr 30 min
6. Navigation 02 hr 45 min
Part 01 – General Navigation 01 hr 30 min
Part 02 – Radio Navigation 01 hr 15 min
7. Communication 40 min
  1.5 Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) (ATPL (A)) Examination
    The applicant for an ATPL (A) shall have demonstrated to the DGCA a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of an ATPL (A). This examination consists of (13) question papers in (07) subjects as explained below.
   
  Theory Subject Duration (17 hrs & 55 min)
1. Air law & Operational Procedures 02 hr 15 min
Part 01 – Air Law 01 hr
Part 02 – Operational Procedures 01 hr 15 min
2. Aircraft General Knowledge, Principle of Flight 04 hr 30 min
Part 01 – Airframe / Systems / Power Plant 02 hr
Part 02 – Instrument / Electronics 01 hr 30 min
Part 03 – Principle of Flight 01 hr
3. Flight Performance & Planning 04 hr
Part 01 – Performance 01 hr
Part 02 – Mass and Balance 01 hr
Part 03 – Flight Planning and Monitoring 02 hr
4. Human Performance & Limitations 01 hr
5. Meteorology 02 hr
6. Navigation 03 hr 30 min
Part 01 – General Navigation 02 hr
Part 02 – Radio Navigation 01 hr 30 min
7. Communication 40 min
  1.6 Knowledge Examination for Conversion of Pilot Licences
    Any applicant for conversion of a Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) or a commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) or a commercial Pilot Licence/ Instrument Rating (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) or an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) issued by respective authority of ICAO Contracting states to a SriLankan a Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) or a commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) or a commercial Pilot Licence/ Instrument Rating (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) or an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane/ Helicopter) respectively shall satisfactorily complete theory examination papers as mentioned in the AIC/12 26 June.
  1.7 English Language Proficiency Check (ELPC) Examination
    Type of Applicants & Eligibility
   
  1. PPL/ CPL/CPL(IR)/ ATPL Applicants
    • ELPC will be conducted and level will be determined if the ELPC has not been already and/or the candidate has a level below the ELPC level of six
  2. Applicant seeking to render valid a Foreign Flight Crew Licence and Rating
    • DGCA conducts an evaluation in order to assess the English Language Proficiency of every flight crew member prior to issue of validation except as follows,
    • An applicant who has level six (expert proficiency level) endorsement on his original licences issued by a native English speaking state will be exempted from the formal evaluation.
  3. Applicants seeking to convert a Foreign Flight Crew Licence and Rating into a Sri Lankan Flight Crew Licence and Rating
    • The applicant shall have been rated for English Language Proficiency, on his foreign licence and the rating in the foreign licence may be transferred to Sri Lankan licence if the rating has been issued by a native English speaking state. If DGCA Sri Lanka considers necessary an evaluation shall be conducted to ensure the level, with regard to an applicant.
    Examination Format & Procedure
   
  1. Application Procedure
    • An applicant for ELPC examination should forward a duly completed application, which is available at the Personnel Licensing Section (Application Number CAA/PL/E/08). Applicable payment for this shall be paid by applicant. Otherwise applicant shall use PEL online application system to follow this step mentioned above.
    • Duly completed application shall be collected by relevant CAO and if application reaches the number more than six, those shall be forwarded to Programme Assistant. ELPC evaluation check exam shall be fixed after consultant with designated examiners ensuring their availability of particular date of examination.     
    • An applicant should be able to present for examination at the scheduled time of date. ELPC is usually conducted only once a week on Thursday at 2.00 p.m.
    • A candidate shall produce his/her identity with payment sheet at the time of examination.
  2. Examination Format
    • ELPC evaluation shall be conducted by Civil Aviation Authority approved designated examiners
    • Following evaluation criterias shall be checked by examiner at the time evaluation thereby proficiency level shall be determined,  
      • Pronunciation
      • Structure vocabulary
      • Fluency
      • Comprehension
      • Interaction
    • ELPC exam shall be conducted at the PEL examination center using special communication equipment  
  3. Examination results
    • Results sheet signed by examiners along with student and examiner attendance sheets shall be filed in the PEL ELPC file and copy shall be forwarded to relevant CAO who is handling this subject and finally it will go to the personnel file of the student.
  4. Results validity period
    If applicant obtains,
    • Level 01, 02, 03   : Denial of Licence
    • Level 04              : licence issued valid only for 03 years
    • Level 05              : licence issued valid only for 06 years
    • Level 06              : no further evaluation
    Examination Schedule
   
  1. ELPC exam is conducted once per week. Additionally schedule shall be made as per the request of students if requirements reaches more than six applications.

  2.1 The applicant for a FOO Examination shall have demonstrated to the DGCA a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of a Flight Operations Officer Licence. This examination consists of the (13) subjects listed below. Refer SLCAP 3080 for more details.
  • Civil Air law & Regulations
  • Aviation Indoctrination
  • Aircraft Mass and Balance Control
  • Navigation
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Communication
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft Mass & Performance
  • Flight Planning
  • Flight Monitoring
  • Dangerous Goods by Air
  • Security
  • Human Factors
  2.2 Examination procedure of FOO Examination
   
  1. An applicant for FOO Licence should forward an application through the Training Organization with recommendation from Manager/Head of the Training.
  2. An applicant should be able to sit all the theory subjects in one and the same sitting initially. Inability to achieve this would require the applicant to repeat the entire examination.
  3. A candidate shall produce a letter from an airline confirming that he is currently employed in the flight dispatch duties either on part time or full time basis if he/she has to be issued with a Flight Operations Officer Licence by this Directorate. No licence will be issued to anyone who is not engaged in Flight dispatch duties under any circumstance.
  4. A candidate shall have performed at least a single familiarization flight in the cockpit of a commercial aircraft including a landing and take-off at two different locations if he/she has to be issued with Flight Operations Officer Licence.
  5. Repeat examinations will be conducted after 30 days of the release of final results.
  2.3 Examination Schedules
    The FOO Examination is conducted on demand of the Training Organizations, therefore the regularity of the examination cannot be specified.

  3.1 The applicant for an AML Examination shall have demonstrated to the DGCA a level of theoretical knowledge appropriate to the privileges granted to the holder of an Aircraft Maintenance Licence. Applicants shall successfully complete all examinations specified in the applicable table of requirements.Refer SLCAP 3080 for more details.
   
  Subject Modules A or B1 Aeroplane with: A or B1 Helicopter with: B2
Turbine Engine(s) Piston Engine(s) Turbine Engine(s) Piston Engine(s) Avionics
1 Mathematics X X X X X
2 Physics X X X X X
3 Electrical Fundamentals X X X X X
4 Electronic Fundamentals X X X X X
5 Digital Techniques Electronic Instrument Systems X X X X X
6 Materials and Hardware X X X X X
7 Maintenance Practices X X X X X
8 Basic Aerodynamics X X X X X
9 Human Factors X X X X X
10 Aviation Legislation X X X X X
11A Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems X X      
11B Pistone Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems
12 Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems     X X  
13 Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems         X
14 Propulsion         X
15 Gas Turbine Engine X   X    
16 Piston Engine   X   X  
17 Propeller X X      
  3.2 Schedule of AML Examination
    AML Examination is conducted twice a year. Schedules are published as Aeronautical Information Circular and in addition schedules and relevant forms are published in the CAA web site. During the months of June and December AML Examination is conducted.
  3.3 Schedule of Conversion Examination of existing AME (BL) to AML
    Conversion Examination is conducted twice a year. Schedules are published as Aeronautical Information Circular and in addition schedules and relevant forms are published in the CAA web site. During the months of January and July the conversion examination of AME (BL) to AML is conducted.

TECHNICAL EXAMINATION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF  

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE LICENCE (AML)

Technical examination for the issuance of “Aircraft Maintenance Licence” will be held according to the following schedule

Relevant application Form No: CAA/PL/E/09 may be collected from the counter, Personnel Licensing Section of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka or downloaded from the CAA Website at www.caa.lk

Duly completed applications should be forwarded to the Head of Section (Personnel Licensing) of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka on or before 25.05.2017

Date of Examination                             Modules                                           Syllabus
27th June 2017 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 As per ASN 083
28th June 2017 01, 02, 03, 04
29th June 2017 07, 09, 10
30th June 2017 17, 05, 06, 08

Issuance of licence will be done only after the applicant completing the required experience and other requirements in the ASN 083

Certified Work Sheets or Log Book should be submitted in proof of experience for issue of the license together with the application for AML

Applicants are advised to refer ASN 083 for full details, syllabus and the list of ATA chapters relevant to each module (which is available at the Civil Aviation Authority Technical Library, and in the CAA Website referred above)

The venue and time of the examination will be intimated to every candidate whose application is accepted. Names of the candidates permitted to sit the exam will be published in the website of CAASL (www.caa.lk) on or before 20.06.2017

Established rules and procedures relating to conduct of written examinations in sri lanka will be applicable for the above mentioned examination and not adherence to them will result in cancellation of the result of the applicant

Those who submitted applications for AML Examinations can sit for the Examination at Open University of Sri Lanka 

 Examination Fees:

Category Fees per Module
B1.1 /B1.2/ B1.3 Rs:4,531/=
B2 Rs:4,531/=

Accepted Module Lists

 

 

Procurement Notices

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