Civil Aviation Requirement (DGCA, SECTION 7 – FLIGHT CREW STANDARDS, TRAINING AND LICENSING, Series B, part XVIII) provides the basic guidelines for pilots to undertakeendorsement training on Single engine & Multi Engine Non-Jet aircrafts with All Up Weight not exceeding 5700 Kg in various Type Rated Training Organization (TRTO) / Flying Training Organisation (FTO) for all Indian Licence holders.
Multi engine endorsement is optional or compulsory for CPL?
We attend so many daily calls from trainees inquiring about multi engine ratings. Most candidates try to know whether multi-engine rating is optional or compulsory for CPL.
Let me clear it first that multi-engine rating is not compulsory to get a job in Airlines, Corporates, Charter services or Flying training organisations. However it may be needed to go for type rating of some aircrafts e.g. Airbus, ATR etc.
Requirements for multi engine rating?
The trainee pilot should have passed all requisite written examinations including Technical Examination on type before commencement of the flying training and that must be valid during entire training and checks.
The final training checks / skill tests of the trainee pilot shall be carried out by an Examiner, other than those who had imparted the training.
Training and checks must be carried out with State Regulatory Authority approved Instructor(s) and Examiner(s) only.