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Be cautious when operating Drones!

Obtain requisite approval for operations

Operations of Drones in Sri Lanka requires approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka. For details of the requirements, please click here.  

New Challenges posed by Pilotless aircraft for safety, security and privacy of people

Pl click on the following map to identify the Danger Areas, Restricted Areas and Prohibited Areas of Sri Lanka 

For obtaining approval for operation of Drones in Sri Lanka - please contact the following 

Mr.Rohan Manukulasooriya, Deputy Director General (Airspace and Security Regulation), email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. S.G.D.Vineetha, Senior Civil Aviation Inspector (Aeronautical Information Service),  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Aviation Security Section

Frequently Asked Questions on Aviation Security

1.  Can I carry firearms/ weapons & ammunition on board an aircraft?
Yes. You can only in the cargo hold and you are required to obtain a written approval from DGCA.
2.  How can I obtain the approval?
You are required to submit a written request with relevant details/documents to DGCA.
3.  What are the relevant details/documents?
  • Letter of approval from Ministry of Defence & Urban Development.
  • Flight Details:- Date, Time, Flight number and route
  • Details of the firearms/ weapons & ammunition (serial numbers, quantity, type, make, caliber and other accessories)
4.  How long does this process take?
24 hours after submission of the request (during working days)
5.  Can I send firearms/ weapons & ammunition as air cargo?
Yes, you can. You are required to obtain a written approval from DGCA.
6.  How can I obtain the approval?
You are required to submit a written request with details/documents mentioned above (FAQ 3) along with the airway bill number to DGCA.
7.  Can I carry a knife/Pair of scissor in my hand luggage?
No, you can’t, but you can carry such items in your checked/hold luggage. Also there are some items which could not allow to carry in your hand luggage. Those are including:
  • Knives and Cutting Tools – including sabres, swords, cardboard cutters, hunting knives, souvenir knives, martial arts devices, professional tools and such other knives with blades of 6 cm long or longer and / or knives considered illegal by local law.
  • Bludgeons – blackjacks, billy clubs, baseball bats or similar instruments.
  • Disabling or Incapacitating Items – all tear gas, mace and similar chemicals and gases, whether in pistol, canister or other container, and other disabling devices such as electronic stunning / shocking devices.
  • Other Articles – such items as ice picks, alpenstocks, straight razors and elongated scissors which, even though not commonly thought of as a deadly or dangerous weapon, could be used as a weapon, including toy or “dummy” weapons or grenades.
8.  Are there any alternative arrangements for the screening of passengers who with pacemakers at the airport without passing through walk through metal detectors?

Yes. Passengers requiring special handling, such as pregnant ladies, passengers carrying high-value material, passengers with pacemakers and passengers with reduced mobility, are screened in a separate location without using walk through metal detectors. However passengers are required to make a request from the security staff at the screening point.

 

 

 

Operations Section

Frequently Asked Question on Aircraft Operations

 

1.  How can I apply for an Air Operator Certificate (AOC)?
A duly filled application along with the applicable fee shall be forwarded to this office as per SLCAP 4100 Air Operator Certification manual.
2.  How do I apply for permission to operate scheduled flights (Passenger/Cargo) to and from Sri Lanka?
A duly filled application along with the applicable fee shall be forwarded to this office as per SLCAP 4105 Foreign Air Operator Certification manual in order to obtain Foreign Airline License (FAL) along with Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC).
3.  How do I apply for permission to operate non-scheduled commercial flights (Passenger /Cargo) to and from Sri Lanka?
  • Operators wishing to conduct Six (6) or more non-scheduled flights in one season (06 Month period) is required to be certificated as per the Foreign Air Operator Certification procedure similar to scheduled flights.
  • Operators wishing to conduct less than Six (6) non-scheduled flights in one Season (6 month) is required to obtain a Permit as specified in AIP Sri Lanka.
4.  How can I obtain a Dangerous Goods approval permit from the Civil Aviation Authority?
Operator shall submit, an application on a prescribed format as explained in SLCAP 4400 Manual on Transport of Dangerous Goods. Such application shall accompany the operator’s Dangerous Goods Manual and the Dangerous Goods Training Manual along with the applicable fee.
5.  What are the experience and qualification requirements for Nominated Post Holders?
Applicants need to have the desirable qualification requirements as per SLCAP 4100 Appendix I and the positions will be evaluated on Case by Case depending on the scope and the size of the operation.
6.  What is a Flight Operations Manual and how can I develop?
The Regulation 214 of Air Navigation Regulations of 1955, Chapter XIII “Air Services Operations”, requires the operator of an airline shall provide for the use and guidance of operations personnel an operations manual and for preparation of operations manual Refer Section 1 and Section 2 of SLCAP 4500 - Preparation and Certification of Operations Manual.
7.  Do I need to get an AOC for the aircraft that I intend bringing for my private use?
The Regulation 180, 184, 185, 186 and 187 of Air Navigation Regulations of 1955, Chapter XIII “Air Services Operations”, requires a person intending to operate an aircraft for private, aerial work, charter or regular public transport services to obtain an authorization from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which is referred to as an Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
8.  How can I get the Scope Enhanced in my Operations Specification?
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods
    Operator shall submit, an application on a prescribed format as explained in SLCAP 4400 Manual on Transport of Dangerous Goods. Such application shall accompany the operator’s Dangerous Goods Manual and the Dangerous Goods Training Manual along with the applicable fee.
  • Low Visibility Operations (AWO Manual and Matrix and Application)
    It may be permitted as per your operational competency and you must apply for an amendment to Operations Specifications of your AOC. Refer Appendix P of SLCAP 4100, APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS and filled applications shall be forwarded to CAASL along with the applicable fee. (On submission the airline will be requested to submit a special application and a matrix that needs to be completed)
  • RVSM
    It may be permitted as per your operational competency and you must apply for an amendment to Operations Specifications of your AOC. Refer Appendix P of SLCAP 4100, APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS and filled applications shall be forwarded to CAASL along with the applicable fee.
  • ETOPS
    It may be permitted as per your operational competency and you must apply for an amendment to Operations Specifications of your AOC. Refer Appendix P of SLCAP 4100, APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS and filled applications shall be forwarded to CAASL along with the applicable fee. (On submission the airline will be requested to submit a special application and a matrix that needs to be completed)
  • Navigation Specifications for PBN Operations
    It may be permitted as per your operational competency and you must apply for an amendment to Operations Specifications of your AOC. Refer Appendix P of SLCAP 4100, APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS and filled applications shall be forwarded to CAASL along with the applicable fee. (On submission the airline will be requested to submit a special application and a matrix that needs to be completed)
9.  I have an AOC only for Schedule Operation. Have I been permitted to operate charter flights over the same permission given?
It will not be permitted and you must apply for an amendment to Operations Specifications of your AOC.
10.  Do I get the permission to start a commercial operation immediately after the receipt of an AOC?
It will not be permitted and you must obtain the Airline License from Air Transport & Legal Affairs Section of CAASL for starting the commercial operation.

 

 

Air Transport Section

Air Services Negotiations/Agreements

1. How are Air Services Consultations resumed?
A formal Air Services consultation usually begins with a request by one governmental party to another governmental party to hold official intergovernmental talks. In the vast majority of cases, both parties (Delegations) will be representing the interests of a national government. However, one or both could also be an Organization of states, which has been given requisite authority from its members to hold consultations.
2. What type of services are covered by an Air Services Agreement?
An Air Services agreement usually covers only scheduled international air services, but a few also regulate non - scheduled International air Services.
3. What is Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)?
A memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a formal type of an understanding between the parties, which has lesser standing than an Agreement signed between the parties. Notwithstanding the nature of its lesser standing it may be as binding as a formal agreement and may cover Scheduled as well as a few charter operations.
4. What are the usual Articles in a standard agreement?
A Standard Bilateral Agreement will deal with the relationship between two states (or governments) on the following items.
  • Designation and Authorization of Airlines
  • Grant of Rights
  • Principles governing operation of agreed services
  • Customs, duties, other charges and fees
  • Entry and Clearance laws and Regulations
  • Safety
  • Aviation Security
  • Commercial Activities between Airlines
  • Settlement of disputes
  • Code sharing

Air Transport Providers (Passenger) License (Travel Agency License)

1. What is an Air Transport Providers (Passenger) License?
This is a legal Certificate the Authority issues in terms of the Air Navigation (special Provisions) Act No.55 of 1992 and regulations made thereunder by the Director General of Civil Aviation to a prospective applicant who meets the necessary criteria for carrying on the business of air transportation in Sri Lanka.
2. Who should obtain the license?
Any person, Partnerships or Companies who/which intend to carry on the business of air transportation must should this license to carry on the duties of an Air Transport service provider.
3. Are there categories of the license?
Basically there are two categories of licenses viz. Group A and Group B depending on the Stated Capital/Share Capital /Capital Contribution of the Institution.
4. Who can obtain a Group "A" Licence?
  • A Company registered under the Companies Act No.07 of 2007, having a Stated Capital of Rs. 500,000 or Higher
  • A Partnership registered under the Business Names Ordinance (Chapter 149), having a capital contribution of Rs.500,000 or higher.
  • A Sole proprietor, registered under the Business Names Ordinance having a Capital Contribution of Rs. 500,000 or higher.
  • An Airline that holds a valid Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC).
5. Who can obtain a Group "B" Licence?
  • A Company registered under the Companies Act No. 07 of 2007,having a stated capital of not less than Rs.250, 000/-
  • A Partnerships registered under the Business Names Ordinance (Chapter 149) having a capital Contribution of not less than Rs.250, 000/-
  • A Sole proprietor registered under the Business Names Ordinance having a capital contribution of not less than Rs.250, 000/-
6. What are the Documents required to be submitted?
There are few documents that have to be submitted with the Application form as per the Air Transport Provides (Passenger) Licensing regulations No. 01 of 1993.They are as follows.
  • An appointment letter from an Airline or Group 'A' Licence holder that the Applicant has been appointed as an agent.
  • Qualifications of the staff. There must be at least two IATA/ UFTA qualified members in the staff.
  • Agency should have enough office space to carry on the business.
  • Documents to prove that the agency has enough capital to continue the business.
  • Certification letter that the agency agreed to inform all the changes within the Organization in future to DGCA.
  • Business registration certificate.
  • Financial statements.
  • Certification letter that the agency has agreed to give bank guarantee in future if required.

Complains against an Air Carrier/ Travel Agencies or Airport

1. How to send a complaint to the CAASL?
You may mail or send a fax to the Authority at:

The Director General /CEO,
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka,
No. 04, Hunupitiya Road
Colombo- 02.
Fax: +94 11 230 46 44
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OR click here for online lodging of a complaint.
2. Is there anything I should do before I contact the Authority?
You should collect all your facts, receipts, names and phone numbers of people to whom you spoke and, most importantly, a copy of your ticket. Having this information at hand will assist in the expeditious review of your complaint. Approaching the carrier with your concerns is often a good idea as many problems can be handled quite quickly that way. In the end if you feel that you have a justifiable complaint, or if you are not satisfied with how the airline has resolved your complaint, you may bring it to the attention of the Authority.
3. Do I need to complain to the carrier first?
In many instances, issues or problems may be dealt with quite quickly and simply by bringing the situation to the attention of the carrier first. Some issues such as quality of service provided by an airline should first be brought to the carrier's attention before the Authority will be able to address your complaint.
4. What if I don't have all the information from my flight?
While it would be helpful to have as much information as possible concerning your air travel arrangements, this does not prevent you from filing your complaint. However, you may encounter delays while staff researches the information that is needed to deal with the complaint. In some cases, it may be impossible to make a determination without sufficient relevant information.
5. What needs to be included in my complaint?

The more details you can provide in your complaint, the more easily the matter can be resolved. Please see the complaint forms for details on the type of information, which you should provide for different types of complaints.

If you do not have all the information that the form requires at the time of filing, but it may take extra time to find that information and process your complaint.

6. Is there a time limit to file a complaint?
No, but in practical terms it is better to bring the matter to the carrier's or Authority’s attention as early as possible. The older a complaint, the more difficult it may be to obtain necessary documents, records, or information.
7. Are there any fees/costs to process my complaint?
There is no charge to file a complaint with the Authority
8. Once I file my complaint, what happens?

When the Authority receives a complaint, a few things must be verified before the complaint can be processed.

First, the complaint is examined to determine if it falls within the jurisdiction of any other government department or agency. If so, then it will be referred to the appropriate organization, and at the same time you will be notified where it has been sent.

Then, it must be verified that you have first raised the issue with the air carrier. If you have not, then your complaint will be forwarded to the airline on your behalf to give the carrier the opportunity to resolve it.

If you are still not satisfied with the way in which the airline handled your complaint, then the Authority can will get involved. The nature of the complaint and the outcome that you seek will be determining factors in how the Authority deals with your complaint.

Your complaint will be reviewed to ensure that it is clear and complete. It is possible to expedite matters if you collect all the facts, receipts, names and numbers of people who were involved and, most importantly, a copy of the ticket. Having this information at hand will greatly assist in the review and resolution of your complaint.

Once the Authority has received all your relevant information, it will be forwarded to the carrier to give the airline a chance to respond. Should the air carrier raise any new issue or information, then you may be asked to respond. The Authority will try, whenever possible, to arrive at a solution acceptable to both parties.

Even if your particular complaint cannot be resolved, it will prove useful in assisting the Authority to analyze issues for the airline industry.

If you are curious about the status of your complaint at any time, you may call the Authority staff assigned to your case, using your case reference number, to get an update.

9. How long does it take?

The Authority procedures for a regulatory complaint require a resolution within 60 days unless an extension is agreed to by all parties. The length of the complaint process will depend heavily on the complexity of the complaint, on the quality and accuracy of information that is provided, and the type of outcome you seek.

It is possible to expedite matters if you collect all the facts, receipts, names and numbers of people who were involved and, most importantly, a copy of the ticket. Having this information at hand will greatly assist in the review and resolution of your complaint.

Visa Recommendations

1. Who can obtain visa recommendations?
All the non-technical expatriates who are willing to work or are working for a foreign airline or a travel agency or any other aviation business must obtain visa from department of immigration and emigration. To have such visa the applicant will have to submit a recommendation from the Civil Aviation Authority.
2. What are the type of visas which can have recommendations?
All expatriates first apply for the Entry Visa and thereafter for the Residence Visa and for both instance the applicant must obtain the recommendations from the CAASL.
3. What are the documents submit for Visa Recommendations?
A copy of the letter of appointment, copy of the passport (s), a request letter and a justification for the appointment if the position can be filled by a Sri Lankan.
4. How many expatriates can have visa recommendations for a single entity?
Under normal circumstances a Maximum of two (02) expatriates can obtain visa recommendations for each Airline/organization. In exceptional circumstances the DGCA may grant recommendations for additional staff members with a strong justification provided by the Airline or relevant organization. CAASL is always encourages an Airline/Organizations to employ Sri Lankan citizens for all possible positions.
5. Is there a fee for the recommendations?
Yes the CAA is charging an administrative fee for granting each recommendation
6. How long it will take to issue a recommendation?
It may take a maximum of Two to three days but it may vary based on work involved
7. Do the expatriate need personally visit to the CAA?
No. The Airline/Organization can provide all the details and make payments.
8. Is it a requirement to have recommendations from the CAA for visa renewal as well?
Yes. It is required to have recommendations at the renewal as well and should submit all the documents. Applicable administration fee is charged.

Flight Schedule Approvals

1. What is a flight schedule approval?
The authorization granted by the CAASL for the time table (Schedules) of airlines for the operation their operations into/out of SriLanka.
2. Who should obtain such approval?
All domestic and international airlines who operate within, into, to or out of  Sri Lanka.
3. When must it be obtained?
All airlines should obtain permission a reasonable time period prior to the commencement of the operations. All international airlines should have the approval for each IATA season and for any amendments thereafter.
All domestic operators should obtain approval monthly.
4. Do charter operators also have to obtain approval?
Yes, all the international and domestic charter operations also need to get approval from the CAA.
5. Is there any fee for the approval?
No. There is no fee for the approval.
6. How long does it take to grant such approval?
Maximum 10 working days will be taken to grant such approval.
7. What information should be provided for the approval?
Flight Numbers, Arrival and Departure timings, Aircraft type, days of operation, Period of operation, Time format (UTC/Local) and the route to be operated should be provided for the approval. Also if there are additional requests that also should be provided.

Aviation Statistical Data

1. What are aviation statistical data?
All data related to Passenger, cargo, mail and Aircraft movements.
2. What is CAA’s role on such statistical data?
CAASL collects raw data and processes information about Sri Lanka’s aviation industry. Also the CAASL is responsible to provide information to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the operations in Sri Lanka.
3. Who should provide the raw data to CAASL?
All the online airlines, airports and other service providers.
4. Can the data or information be obtained by anyone?
Yes, subject to certain conditions anyone can purchase  the data and information by paying the applicable fee.
5. How can the airline provide data to CAASL?
Airline can send data via email as MS Excel attachment on a pre-designed format by the CAA and the hard copy of the same document must be filed with the CAA. The forms can be obtained from the CAA.
6. How can I buy the data and information?
There is an application form which can be obtained from the CAA or can be downloaded from the site. After filling the application and paying the  applicable fee the data and information requested will be provided.

Aerodromes & Navigation Services

1. What is the procedure to request for approval from CAA, to build a high rise structure?
The request should be submitted with the relevant documents to the address below.
Director General of Civil Aviation,
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka,
No.04, Hunupitiya Road,
Colombo – 02.
Sri Lanka
2. What documents should be submitted with the request to obtain approval for construction of high rise structures?
  • Architectural Building plan
  • Area Map showing location
  • Elevation - Mean Sea Level (MSL) of the location\
  • Route map to the location with prominent signage and landmarks
3. What is the charging mechanism for (a)Approval of telecom towers (b) Highrise buildings?
Height up to 19 (inclusive) meters = Rs.2000 + Taxes
Height above 19 meters = Rs.10, 000 + Taxes
* Height is measured from ground level of the structure.
4. What are the requirements for lighting and painting of high rise structures?
Lighting and painting of high rise structures should be in accordance with the stipulations set out in Advisory Circular No. OC/01/1998.
5. Who is responsible for granting permission for landing and over flying of Sri Lankan airspace?
Director General of Civil Aviation,
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka,
No.04, Hunupitiya Road,
Colombo – 02.
Sri Lanka
6. What Information is needed when requesting for landing and or over flying permission?
Ref AIP Sub Section GEN 1.2
7. How are landing charges for aircraft are calculated?
It is calculated at the rate of 4 US$ for every one thousand kilograms (1000kg) or part thereof. Weight of the aircraft is calculated on the Maximum Take-Off Weight indicated in the Certificate of Airworthiness
8. How are Parking charges for aircraft calculated?
  • Parking charge will be 10% of the landing charge.
  • Parking is free for the fist 3 hours from ATA
9. Who collects the landing and parking charges?
Airport Manager
Airport and Aviation Services (S.L.) Ltd.
Bandaranaike international Airport Colombo
Katunayake,
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2252020
Fax: +94 11 2252020
10. How to obtain aviation fuel and what are the charges?
For details contact Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
Tel: +94 11 2253376
Fax: +94 11 2252331
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11. How to obtain aircraft ground handling?
Provision of ground handling facilities and services for all aircraft operating to Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo are made by Ground Handling Department of Sri Lankan Airlines Ltd.
Tel: + 94 11 97332357
Fax: +94 11 97335222
SITA CMBKMUL
12. What are the en route Air Navigation charges?
It is a flat charge based on the aircraft MTOW as detailed below
Aircraft weight, 5000kg - 90000kg = 100.00 us dollars
Aircraft weight, 90000kg - 175000kg = 150.00 us dollars
Aircraft weight, 175000kg - 26000kg = 200.00 us dollars
Aircraft weight in excess 260000kg = 250.00 us dollars
Details are available in the GEN Section of the Sri Lankan AIP
13. How to obtain the AIP Sri Lanka and its amendments/ supplements?
AIP can be purchased at 40 US$ or the equivalent in Sri Lankan rupees at applicable exchange rate from the
AIS Flight Briefing Center
Bandaranaike International Airport,
Katunayake,
Sri Lanka.
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +94 11 2259916
  • Charges for amendments, 35 US$ per year
  • AICs are issued to subscribers free of charge
14. How to purchase copies of Aviation Safety Notices (ASNs) or Implementing Standards (ISs) issued by CAASL?
Copies of ASNs/ISs can be purchased at the Technical Library of CAA located at the Ground Floor of the Civil Aviation Authority Head Office.

Personnel Licensing Section

Frequently Asked Questions on flying

Security Clearance

1. How to verify whether my Security Clearance Report had been received by CAA?

If received it will be published in the web site www.caa.lk. Click the following link to access the web page.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=193&ltemid=763&lang=en

2. Is Security Clearance Report sent to Sri Lanka Air Force as well?

If sent it will be published in the web site www.caa.lk. Click the following link to access the web page.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=193&ltemid=763&lang=en

Flight Crew Licences

1. How do I apply for a Pilot Licence?

* Click the following link and register with the computerized Licensing System.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&itemid=954

Create the user profile and add the relevant application form.

If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the "Help" button.

* Visit the Personnel Licensing Section with the original documents and make the relevant payment to commence the process of evaluation of the application.

* The requirement for issuance of pilot licences have been published in the following Aviation Safety Notices(ASN) or Implementing Standard(IS).

                                              Aviation Safety Notice 054

                                              Aviation Safety Notice 055

Click the link below to download the ASNs

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=588&ltemid=1214&lang=en

* Information Pamphlets have been published in the CAA website

Click the link below to download the Information Pamphlets on issuance of Pilot Licences

Student Pilot Licence

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/spl/spl information pamphlet.pdf

Private Pilot Licence

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/ppl/ppl information pamphlet.pdf

Commercial Pilot Licence/Instrument Rating

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/cpl/cpl issuance information pamphlet.pdf

Airline Transport Pilot Licence

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/atpl/atpl issuance information pamphlet.pdf 

2. How could I convert or validate foreign pilot licence to a Sri Lanka pilot licence?

The requirements for conversion or validation of foreign pilot licences have been published in Implementing Standards (IS) 008.

click here to download the IS 008

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=240&ltemid=796

 

Information Pamphlets have been published in the CAA website on conversion of foreign pilot licences.

 

Click the links below to download the information pamphlet on conversion of the foreign licence

Conversion of Foreign ATPL to Sri Lankan ATPL

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/foreign license validations coversions/atpl conversion information pamphlet.pdf

Conversion of Foreign CPL/IR to Sri Lanka CPL/IR

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/foreign license validations coversions/cpl conversion information pamphlet.pdf

 

To apply for conversion or validation of foreign licence,

* Click the following link and register with the computerized Licensing System.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&ltemid=954

 

Create the user profile and add the relevant application form.

If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the "Help" button.

* Visit the Personnel Licensing Section with the original documents and make the relevant payment to commence the process of evaluation of the application.

3. How could I renew a Pilot Licence?

*Click the following link and register with the computerized Licensing System.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&ltemid=954

Create the user profile and add the relevant application form.

If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the "Help" button.

Requirements for renewal of pilot licences are published in Aviation Safety Notice (ASN) 122, which you can download from this website.

Click the link below to download the ASN 122

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=588&ltemid=1211&lang=en

Information Pamphlets have been published in the CAA website on renewal of pilot licences.

Click the link below to download the information Pamphlets on renewal of Pilot Licences

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/ppl/ppl Renewal Information Pamphlet.pdf

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/atpl/atpl renewal information pamphlet.pdf

4. Could a licence be collected by a third person?
No. If it is a new licence holder will have to call over personally to sign the licence.
If it is not a new licence Yes. But with written authorization from the holder.
5. I have applied for a job overseas. How do I get a letter of verification for my licence?
Make a request to PEL Section and make the relevant fee.
6. My licence has been lost. How can I get a duplicate licence?
Make a request together with a police report to PEL Section and make the fee.

Medical Examinations

1. What are the days on which the Medical Examinations are held?
Monday to Friday
2. At what time will the Doctors be available for CAA medical Examination?
From 1000hrs - 1200 hrs
3. How can I make an appointment for a medical examination?

By telephoning +94 11 2358938 or send the medical appointment request through the computerized Licensing System.

Click the link below to access the system

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&ltemid=954

4. Could I fill the forms and make the payment the same day of the medical examination?
Yes
5. If one wants to take up flying after studies, could he get a medical test done at CAA medical center?
Yes. Call over the phone +94 11 2358938
6. Is it necessary for a current foreign medical Certificate holder to undergo a CAA Sri Lanka Medical Examination too?
Yes. Because it is a CAASL requirement

Knowledge Examinations

1. Does CAA have a schedule to hold examinations?

CAASL has online examination system. To allocate a slot send an email to through telephone 

Kindly refer "Implementing Standard 008", AIC B04-10 and AIC /12 26 JUN, for more details about the knowledge examinations for pilots

Click here to download the Implementing Standard 008

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=240&ltemid=796

Click here to download the AIC B04-10

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/examination applications/aic bo4 10.pdf

Click here to download the AIC/12 26 JUN

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/examination applications/aic 12 26 jun.pdf

for further details on examination click the link below

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=artical&id=322&ltemid=863

2. How to obtain the syllabuses of PPL/CPL/ATPL examinations?
From the Technical Library located at the ground floor of the CAASL
3. Could one obtain study material for the PPL/CPL exams?
No. You can refer books in the Technical Library. Could get photocopies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved Flying Training Organizations

What are the Approved Flying Schools Available in Sri Lanka?

Asian Aviation Centre (Pvt) Ltd
Colombo Airport, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka
Tel:+94 11 2632999/+94 11 2635163
Fax:+94 11 2611540

Skyline Aviation (Pvt) Ltd
No. 104/3, New Airport Road, Rathmalana, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 4210300, +94 11 911511
Fax: +94 11 4210250

Openskies Flight Training (Pvt) Ltd
No. 131/4, Horana Road, Panadura
Tel: +94 38 2235659 /+94 38 2244597
Fax:+94 38 2241664

Fly Southern (Pvt) Ltd
Colombo Airport, Rathmalana
Tele: +94 11 4323355

Millenium Flight Academy
Colombo Airport, Ratmalana
Tel: +94 11 2624930
Fax: +94 11 2624950

 Fairway Aviation Academy
100 Buthgamuwa Road, Rajagiriya
Tele: +94 11 7586586 

What are the Approved Flight School available in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan Airlines Type Rating Training Organization
Airline Center
BIA - Katunayake
Tel:
+94 197335122
Fax: +94 197335122

South Asia Aviation Services Flight Training
59/4 Police Park Lane, Mirihana Road,
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Tel/Fax: +94 112 826 670

What are the foreign flying schools, accredited by Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka?

Currently only one foreign flying school has been accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka.

International Aviation Academy
P.O. Box 14006
Christchurch International Airport
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 3580477
Fax: +64 3 3592621

Frequently Asked Questions on Aircraft Maintenance Licence

1. How do I apply for an Aircraft Maintenance Licence?
 

* Click the following link and regisret with the computerized Licensing System.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&itemid=954

Create the user profile and add the relevant application form.

If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the "Help" button.

* Visit the personnel Licensing Section with the original documents and make the relevant payment to commence the process of evaluation of the application.

* The requirement for issuance of Aircraft Maintenance Licences have been published in the following Aviation Safety Notices (ASN) or Implementing Standard (IS).

                                    Aviation Safety Notice 083

                                    Aviation Safety Notice 097

Click the link below to download the ASNs

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=588&ltemid=1214&lang=en

* Information Pamphlets have been published in the CAA website

Click the link below to download the Information Pamphlets on issuance of Aircraft Maintenance Licence

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/aml/aml information pamphlet.pdf 

2.  I have an ICAO licence issued outside of the CAA Sri Lanka. Can I convert to a Part-66 licence and what credits will I get? 
  There are no conversion terms or credits available in respect of the exams. However, authentic experience may be counted towards the averall experience requirements. Previous countable experience will be assessed at the time of licence application. 
3. How could I renew an AML Licence?
 

* Click the following link and register with the computerized Licensing System

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&ltemid=954

Create the user profile and add the relevant application form.

If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the "Help" button.

Requirements for renewal of Aircraft Maintenance Licences are published in Aviation Safety Notice (ASN) 083 which you can download from this website.

Click the link below to download the ASN O83

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/asn/asn083.pdf

Information Pamphlets have been published in the CAA website on renewal of Aircraft Maintenance Licences

Click the link below to download the information Pamphlets on renewal of Aircraft Maintenance Licences

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/aml/aml renewal information pamphlet.pdf

4.  How do I amend the personal details on my licence and am I legally obliged to? 
  A change in personal details should be notified to the CAA immediately in writing and any original supporting document, such as marriage certificates, or change of name or nationality deeds, with the request and fees. In all cases, Your existing licence must be returned to the CAA
5.  I have passed the Category B1 level of exams. Can I apply for the Category A licence until I gain sufficient experience to apply for the B1 licence? 
  Yes
6. What credits can ex-military aircraft engineers get towards obtaining the Part-66 licence?
  There are currently no credits available towards the Part-66 module exams. However, authenticated engineering experience on operational aircraft will be counted towads the overall experience requirement. A minimum of 6 months experience is required on civil operating aircraft relevant to the category or sub-category of licence you are applying for 
7. My AML Licence has expired, how can I get it reissued?
 

View the Information Pamphlet of Renewal / Reactivation of AML and para 14 of ASN 083.

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/pel/aml/amlr information pamphlet.pdf

8. I have completed the requirements to have a restriction removed from my AML licence, what should I do now?
  You will need to submit application completing appropriate training and relevant modules at an examination conducted by CAASL. You will need to attach evidence of completion of this training and examination in order for CAASL to have the restriction removed from your AML. The total fee for this is Rs. 3,498.00
9. When asked to supply documentation with my application, does it need to be a certified true copy?
  Yes, you need to provide a certified true copy of identification that verifies your Name, age and nationality and other relevant all documents. Certified true copies must be certified by a person who is authorized to witness a Statutory Declaration or an Affidavit.
10. How can I endorsed Type Rating to my AML and when can I submit my application to CAASL to add the rating to my AML License?
  Once you have completed your Type training and examination as mentioned in ASN 083 submit your application. CAASL will not process your application until the completion of all requirements as per para 8.0, ASN 083
11. How long will it take for my application to be processed?
 

CAASL has Citizens Client Charter and this can vary for each application. Click the following link and view a full list of service targets for AML applications

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=158&ltemid=724&lang=en

12. I have applied for a job overseas. How do I get a letter of verification for my licence?
  Make a request to PEL Section and make the relevant fee.
13. My licence has been lost. How can I get a duplicate licence? 
  Make a request together with a police report to PEL Section and make the fee 
14. Does CAA have a schedule to hold examinations for Aircraft Maintenance Licences? 
  CAASL has pre scheduled examination system and 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.
15. What are the requirements to apply for AML Examinations
 

Each applicant for this examination shall satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and practical training conducted at an Approved Basic Training Centre as applicable as specified in the paragraph 6 of ASN 083 published by the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, at the time of submission of application.

An applicant who has completed approved basic training as per ASN 083 Para 6 with a course completion certificate can apply for the examination. Issuance of licence will be done after completing the required as per ASN 083 Para 6.

Certified Work Sheets or Log book should be submitted as proof of experience at the time of issuing the licence together with the application for Issuance of AML.

Names of the candidates permitted to sit the exam will be published in the website of CAASL (www.caa.lk) one month prior to the examination.

16.  How to obtain the syllabuses of AML examinations? 
 

Refer ASN 083.

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/asn/asn083.pdf 

17.

How much does it cost to sit an AML Examination?

 

It cost Rs. 4,531.00 per module for Category B1/B2 and Rs. 3,964.00 per module for Category A to apply an Exam.

18.

What form do I need to fill out to sit an AML exam?

 

To sit a CAASL AML exam you will need to fill out form CAA/PL/E/09 and submit it by the closing date. Under no circumstances will an application be accepted after the closing date. 

Refer the AIC published in the web site.

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=322&ltemid=863

19.  When and where are the CAASL AML basic exams held? 
  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 at a venue published through the Web Sie. The venue and time of the examination will be intimated by mail/post/telephone to every candidate whose application is accepted.  
20. How long does it take to receive my result notification?
  It will take up to 1.5 months to receive your result notification in web site and also CAA will post individual results to each applicants to their postal address. 
21.  Where can I find the syllabus for Type Rating exams? 
 

View the ASN 083, appendix lll.

http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/pdf/asn/asn083.pdf 

22. Where can I obtain an Aircraft Maintenance Personnel Log book from?
  Log Books are available for purchase in hardcopy format through the Airworthiness Section of the CAASL at a reasonable cost.
23.  What happens if my form is completed incorrectly or I do not submit correct payment with my application? 
  Where an application is not fully completed or the correct fee is not attached to the application form it will not be accepted and be returned to you. This will also be the case if the correct supporting documentation that is required to process your application is not supplied. 
24.  Where can I find the correct form? 
 

Click the following link and register with the computerized Licensing System

http://www.caa.lk/index.php?option=com content&view=article&id=391&ltemid=954

Create the user profile and add the relevant application form.

If you need any assistance to create the profile or add new application, press the "Help" button. 

Government Notice

 Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

National Civil Aviation Policy (Draft)

The Airspace over Sri Lanka is a public asset which has enormous potential to contribute for its socio-economic development. With clear, consistent and farsighted policies in place, the country’s airspace can be made busier and more productive with numerous activities that would demand a variety of ground support, services and resources triggering the country’s growth engine to spin faster producing wider socio-economic benefits. It is with above the objective in mind, that the National Policy for Civil Aviation has been drafted at the instruction of the Hon. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and under the guidance of the Hon. Prime Minister’s office, in close coordination and consultation with a representative group of all key stakeholders involved in aviation, setting out the overall objectives of the Government for civil aviation and the high-level policies that should be used to achieve those primary objectives on midterm and long term basis.

One of the main objectives of the proposed National Civil Aviation Policy is to improve the air connectivity enhancing the accessibility to any part of the country from any corner of the world so that Sri Lankan community may enter and compete successfully in the globalized air transport market for economic growth opportunities. Accordingly, the draft civil aviation policy framework proposes opening up of Sri Lanka’s skies to the rest of the world for international commercial traffic on the basis of reciprocity aiming at enhanced connectivity and accessibility. Also the draft National Policy encourages private sector to invest in the development of aviation infrastructure including construction, operation and maintenance of civil airports. It also proposes permitting local private airlines that satisfy the applicable international safety and security requirements to operate international commercial scheduled passenger flights in competition with foreign carriers aiming at securing and consolidating the country’s share international air transport market.

The draft National Civil Aviation Policy document deals with a variety of subjects in greater detail. 

  •    International Air Transportation
  •    Custom Duties
  •    Taxation applicable to International Airlines           
  •    Domestic Air Services
  •    Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Organizations (MRO)
  •    General Aviation
  •    Stakeholder Participation in Aviation Development
  •    Designation of Airspace for Special Use
  •    Off-shore operations
  •    Airport Infrastructure
  •    Airport Master Plans
  •    Air Cargo Transshipment
  •    Land Use Planning
  •    Air Space Management
  •    State Aviation Safety Programme (SASP)
  •    Aviation Security
  •    Civil-Military Coordination
  •    Facilitation at Airports
  •    Human Resources Development
  •    Public Private Participation and Investment Promotion
  •    Consumer Protection
  •    Regulation of air cargo industry
  •    Access for Persons with Reduced Mobility and Special Needs
  •    Multi-Modal Transportation
  •    Environmental Safeguards
  •    International Conventions

The complete draft of the National Civil Aviation Policy paper can be downloaded from the Official website of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka at http://www.caa.lk/images/stories/Policy/NCAP_SL_DEC_2016-E-Final.pdf - (Pl click here for SINHALA or TAMIL version). Members of the public who are interested in contributing to the refinement of the objectives, principles and idea in the draft National Civil Aviation Policy document are kindly advised to submit their views, comments or suggestions to the following address either in writing or by e-mail on or before 30th April 2017.

Director General of Civil Aviation and Chief Executive Officer
Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka
No.4, Hunupitiya Road,
Colombo 02.
Email : dnacp@caa.lk 

 

Nihal Somaweera

Secretary,

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

Sethsiripaya Stage II

Battaramulla

31.03.2017

 

 

Procurement Notices

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