According to a notification dated October 10, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has extended the validity period of pilot licenses from five years to ten years. This change is a result of the latest amendment to the aircraft rules.
The recent amendment specifies that both the Airline Transport Pilot's License (ATPL) and the commercial pilot's License (CPL) will now have an extended validity period of 10 years each.
They will be issued to pilots at the time when their licences are up for renewal.
Earlier, the validity of both ATPL and CPL was set at five years. In 2014, the pilot licence renewal period was enhanced from two to five years.