Aviation laws in India and world

Updated on May 21, 2003 04:23 PM IST

Aviation industry is mainly regulated by international laws as approved by International Civil Aviation Organisation. But every member nation can also make its own laws.

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World’s aviation industry is primarily regulated by rules and laws formulated by the procedure of international treaty and convention. Most of these can be found in the Annexes and Docs of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).


However, all ICAO member states being sovereign nations, have the prerogative of making their own laws and rules, which have to be notified by them in ICAO’s Aeronautical Information Publication and inform the organisation on the differences so made.

Aviation Laws Specific to India

Aircraft Act 1934

This is an act to make better provisions for the control of the manufacture, possession, use, operation, sale, import and export of aircraft.
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Aircraft Rules 1937

Indian Government has made as many as 161 rules covering different aviation aspects including about definitions, appeals, smoking in aircraft, tariff charges and about the aircraft registered in or belonging to foreign state.
Read the rules »

Civil Aviation Requirements

These are the civil aviation rules and laws made mandatory by the Government of India for all those involved in the civil aviation industry in the country. Director General of Civil Aviation is directory responsible to monitor and ensure that these requirements are met with in Indian territory.

These laws have been divided in eight sections -- 'General', 'Air Worthiness', 'Air Transport', 'Aerodrome Standards and Air Traffic Services', 'Air Safety', 'Flight Crew Standards, Training and Licensing' and 'Aircraft Operations'.


•   Air Transport

Aerodrome Standards and Air Traffic

Air Safety

Design Standards and Type Certification

Flight Crew Standards, Training and Licensing

Aircraft Operations

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