Pawan Hans Cadet Pilot Scheme

by EducationYP on 06-03-2017 in Career

Pawan Hans Cadet Pilot Scheme


(A Government of India Enterprise)

C-14, SECTOR-1, NOIDA-201301 (U.P.)

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Pawan Hans Limited is a premier Central Public Sector Enterprise and India’s largest Helicopter Company under the administrative control of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. The Company is in Mini Ratna Category-I and has been making profits consistently over the years. The Company operates & maintains a fleet of 43 state-of-art helicopters of different make/capacity, such as Mi-172, Bell-206L4, Bell407, Bell-412, Dauphin 365N/N3, Ecureuil AS-350 B3 &ALH Dhruv Helicopter.

To associate in its growth as envisaged in the Corporate Plan, the Company intends to recruit young and dynamic professionals under the newly introduced Pawan Hans Cadet Pilot Scheme, as under:-

Pawan Hans Cadet Pilot Scheme

Pawan Hans Cadet Pilot Scheme is a structured and intensive induction programme for young aspiring candidates having core strength in technical aptitude with excellent analytical & problem solving skills and passion to make their career in aviation industry as Helicopter Pilot. The Cadet Pilots on successfully acquiring Civil Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL) and necessary endorsement on their licence to be qualified to fly PHL Helicopter shall be inducted as Junior Pilot in PHLon contractual basis.

Outline of the Scheme

The Cadet Pilot Programme is a 18-20 months- long training programme conducted at one of the approved Training Institute in India or abroad to complete the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence (CHPL) flying syllabus.

The Scheme includes 350 hrs of ground training, Student Pilots Licence Examination (SPL), Flight Radio Telephony Operators Licence (Restricted) Exam (FRTOL(R)} and 150 hrs of ab-initio training to each cadet under DGCA rules for issue of CHPL. During the training programme, all the cadets are subjected to intensive class room lectures to prepare them for various oral and written examinations as per Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) of DGCA to acquire CHPL. After obtaining the CHPL, they will undergo necessary MCF (Machine Conversion Familiarisation) training, Full Flight Simulator Session and Line Flying to learn the technical aspect that are specific to the helicopter- type that they are going to fly and appear for DGCA exam to obtain endorsement on their licence to qualify to fly the specific type of helicopter and embark on their new career as Helicopter Pilots.

On completion of Cadet Pilot Training Programme successfully and being qualified to fly on-type helicopter, they will undergo on-the job flying training as Junior Pilot in PHL Helicopter till attaining 500 hrs of flying in PHL helicopter or two years on the job flying training with a minimum of 250 hrs of flying whichever is earlier to be eligible to be absorbed in the roll of PHL as Pilot-Aas perterms & conditions of the Company.


i) Number of Vacancies: 10 (Ten)

(Reservation & Age relaxation as per Government of India directives)

ii) Age

Not less than 17 years of age as on the last date of application. Upper age limit would be 25 years (as on last date for receipt of application)

iii) Educational Qualification

Should have passed 10+2 in Science with Physics, Mathematics and English or its equivalent from any recognized Board with 60% marks in aggregate (55% for SC/ST candidates).

Candidates appearing in 10+2 Examination (with Physics, Mathematics and English) may also apply. However, their selection will be subject to submission of passing 10+2 Examination with required percentage on or before 30th June 2017.

iv) Medical Fitness:

Medical fitness Class-ll status as certified by a DGCA empanelled doctor or medical establishment for issue of Student Pilots Licence (SPL) prior to commencement of the flying training is mandatory. He/she should be able to obtain Class-I Medical Fitness from Authorised centres of DGCApriorto commencement of flying training.

(B)Selection Procedure:

The candidates need to pass several stages of a rigorous selection process comprising of the following:

(i) Written Test:

All the candidates have to appear for a written test/on-line test to be conducted at selected centres in India. The written test will comprise of Reasoning, Aptitude test, Subject knowledge test and proficiency in written English. (Weightage 50%)

(ii) Psychometric Test:

The successful candidate in the written test shall be subjected to Psychometric test to be conducted at Delhi. (Weightage30%)

(iii) Personal Interview

For final selection the candidates shall have to appear for personal interview before the Selection Committee to be conducted at Delhi (Weightage 20%)

(C)Cost of the Training and Financial Assistance

PHL cadet Pilot Scheme is a self- funding scheme. The selected candidates should be able to fund the full cost of the training for obtaining CHPL and the conversion training to acquire endorsement on the Licence to be qualified to fly helicopter operated by PHL.

(i)CHPL Training

The cost of training in the approved Institute for acquiring of CHPL would be approximately Rs. 45.00 Lakhs plus Taxes as applicable. However, in case the training is extended due to any reason whatsoever attributable to the conduct & performance of the Cadet, the additional cost so incurred will be borne by the Cadet. Boarding & Lodging cost during CHPL training will be borne by the Cadet.

(ii) Type Training

After obtaining the CHPL, they will undergo necessary MCF (Machine Conversion Familiarisation) training, Full Flight Simulator Session and Line Flying to learn the technical aspect that are specific to the helicopter-type that they are going to fly and appear for DGCAexam to obtai n endorsement on their licence to qualify to fly the specific type of helicopter.

The cost for undergoing the Machine Conversion Familiarisation (MCF) & conversion flying training for obtaining endorsement on-type, would be approximately Rs 20 Lacs

(iii) Financial Assistance

PHL would finance 50% of the cost of MCF training after successful acquiring of CHPL (Commercial Helicopter Pilot License) from DGCAsubjectto maximum of Rs. 10 lacs per candidate.

In addition, there would be other expenses on account of boarding / lodging and travelling etc during conversion training period which would be borne by PHL. The financial assistance would be treated as loan and would bear interest equal to base rate plus 2% p.a charged by State Bank of India for similar loan subject to further review. The interest will be calculated on the basis of reducing balance method.

The loan together with interest may be recovered in 120 equal instalments (10 years) from the following month of their joining as Helicopter Pilot (Pilot A) in PHL. The candidates would be required to submit post-dated cheques towards the loan amount before commencement of conversion training.

(D)Agreement of training and Service Bond

The selected candidates shall have to execute a bond along with two sureties for undergoing the Pilot training to obtain CHPL and necessary endorsement on their Licences and to serve PHL for a period of 10 years for a sum of Rs 25 lakh (Rupees twenty five Lakhs only). However, in case the candidate so selected is below the age of 18 years, the Bond will be executed by their Legal Guardian on their behalf along with two sureties as above. After attaining the age of 18 years, the candidate will have to execute a fresh Service Bond as above.

For detailed advertisement and for submission of online application, please log in at careers tab on Company's website

Last date for online application - 15 June 2017.

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