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multi engine rating course fee in India

A Comprehensive Guide to Multi Engine Rating Cost

The multi engine rating means getting flying training rated on more than one engine which will bring you the skills to fly a multi engine aircraft and fulfill your requirements for a Type Rating on the Airbus 320 or similar aircraft. The training is conducted in conformity of the DGCA syllabus and the required flying time will vary depending on one’s objective. It is recommended that one should do 15 hours multi engine flying on the aircraft (plus 10 hours ME simulator) as that is a minimum qualification requirement to undergo an A320 family of aircraft Type Rating.

During this training you will learn One engine performance requirements, handling asymmetric thrust and all other performance requirements that an airplane engaged in commercial transportation needs to conform to.

Eligibility/requirements for Multi Engine Rating Course in India

 The eligibility and the requirements for multi engine rating in India are mentioned below :-

 Course Eligibility

  • SPL or PPL or CPL or ATPL – The trainee should  have the current valid SPL/PPL/CPL/ATPL License.
  • Technical exam for specific aircraft – The trainee must have cleared the Technical Specific Exam for the particular multi engine aircraft in which training has to be done with minimum passing mark as prescribed by DGCA.
  • Class 1 or 2 Medical fitness – The trainee should have declared fit by DGCA approved Doctors and should hold a valid Class 1 or Claass 2 Medical Assessment (as required).

 Course Requirements

  • Minimum flying hours 25 (A320 requirement), of which :-
  • At least 10 hours on the aircraft (DGCA) or 15 hours on an aircraft (A320 Family).
  • 10 hours on a Multi Engine Simulator
  • Pass DGCA examination for Specific Aircraft like C-310, DA-42, etc any other multi engine aircraft.

Multi Engine Rating course cost in India

To get the proper multi engine training, several elements have to be funded like type of aircraft, fuel cost, maintenance cost. Other expenses like Landing/Parking fees levied by AAI, State governments, licensing fees of DGCA and any other charges levied specifically on training flights has to be borne by individual trainee. Including other expenses, the average Multi Engine rating cost will range between 30000 per hour to 40000 per hour and the overall will cost around 4 lakhs to 8 Lakhs approx.

Any inclusions not mentioned as part of the package will be charged on pro-rata basis, for example, if a trainee needs to fly additional hours (over and above 15 hour) to maintain recency, it will be charged on pro-rata basis as mentioned in the Agreement of the respective flying school.

Various expenses included in the fees

The cost which is included in multi engine rating course in India are as follows :-

  • cost of fuel,
  • maintenance Charges,
  • Landing charges,
  • Parking Charges etc.

and other expenses which depends on respective flying school terms and conditions. One can Contact the Flying Institute for further more details.

Additional expenses not included in the fees

Following are the additional expenditure which are not included is to be incurred by the Trainee :-

  • DGCA Exam
  • License Fee
  • Study Material
  • Uniform
  • Transportation
  • Accomodation / Fooding
  • Personal Accident Insurance (if required)

and other expenses which depends on respective flying school terms and conditions. One can Contact the Flying Institute for further more details.

Comparison of fees for Government-run and Private-run institutes

Many Private and Government pilot training schools are also there in India. The criteria for evaluating Government and Private flying Institute includes:

Aviation Facilities

Govt. Institute

Private Institute

No. of Aircrafts Average is 5-7 including Multi Engine Aircraft. Usually 10+ including Multi Engine Aircrafts.
Types of Courses

(IR, MER, AFI, FI, license renewals, conversions etc)

Some of Government-run institute don’t have Multi Engine Rating (MER) among these Facilities. Most of the Private-run institute have Multi Engine Rating (MER) including all other Facilities.
Flying Fees per hour Ranges from 30000 to 35000 excluding other expenses. Ranges from 30000 to 45000 excluding other expenses.
Other Facilities

(Accommodation, transport, Wi-Fi, AC Rooms, Library etc.)

Most of Government-run institute provide such facilities in addition to Extra charges. Most of Private-run institute provide such facilities in addition to Extra charges.

The Cost of Multi Engine Rating In India depends on quality of training and standard of living.

The difference in the Multi Engine Rating Fees for Government-Run Institute and Private-run Institute are some Lakhs of rupees. The fees in Government-Run Institute is not too less than the Private ones but Private-Run Flying schools are bit high in Fees with better quality of training and standard of living.

 How Garg Aviation can help ?

The Garg Aviation Limited (GAL) accelerated Multi-Engine Rating Program is designed for pilots who want to complete their training in as little time as possible and accomplish the training in under one week. Flying Academy’s primary goal is to ensure that you become a safe and competent pilot. (Diazepam) Your success will be a result of your knowledge, skill, and sound decision making.

Advantage of Multi-Engine Rating Course at Garg Aviation are :-

 1. Save Time

The average Multi Engine Rating course can take a few weeks and up to a month. With an accelerated course, one can complete all of training in just one week. With Garg Aviation (GAL) accelerated training program, pilots are trained intensively for a week, learning everything they need to know to become a safe and competent pilot.

2. Save Money

With accelerated Multi-Engine Rating Program  will also save money by spending less money for accommodation and other costs that come with your relocation for this short period of time.

3. Training Locations/Unrestricted airspace

One of the main factors of flight training delay is poor weather conditions. But with our strategically located base with unrestricted airspace in Kanpur is more than accommodating practically most of the whole year.


If you have ever dreamed about flying training with Multi Engine Rating in India, then you’ve probably thought about being a pilot. But what does it take to be one ? From analytical thinking to making quick decisions, pilots need a variety of skills. There are multiple aviation schools in India but luckily Garg Aviation Limited (GAL) can help you acquire these skills and accomplish your dream of flying.

Your multiengine rating will introduce you to more job opportunities as private charter companies. You may be able to fly faster and further with a multiengine airplane so that trips can be made quickly. A Multi Engine Rating is an add-on any aspiring commercial pilot should look to gain. Not only will it give you access to safer, powerful aircraft, it also enables you to explore different areas in a piloting career. Now that you know how to get a Multi Engine rating, you can get started on your journey with Garg Aviation Limited (GAL) to get your wings fly high.

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting your multi engine rating is exciting and there are multiple steps in the process. At Flight School, the job is to get guidance through these steps and make multi engine rating program an enjoyable experience. Here are some FAQ’s which will help to get fast answers to most of top flight training questions and will help choose which flight school is right for you :-

1. Are there any scholarships available for multi engine rating course in India ?

Scholarship for Multi Engine depends on policy of State/Central Government, Institution and Flying Institute. Some Flying Institute provide Scholarship only to SC/ST/OBC candidates where as some institutes provide on the basis of 12th Marks. Some of the scholarship plans available for the candidates interested in the Multi Engine Rating in India are Indian Airlines Scholarships, Air India Scholarships, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, JRD Tata Memorial Scholarships which include scholarships of 1 Lakhs to 4 Lakhs on a merit basis, etc.

2. What is included in the cost of the multi engine rating course in India ?

Costs include payments to flight instructors, fuel cost, maintenance cost, usage of rental aircraft, fee for the check ride etc depending on type of Aircraft and the place where training has to be done.

3. Can I pay for the multi engine rating course in installments in India ?

Yes, Fees for Multi Engine Rating Course can be paid in installment in india. Pay as progress also provided by some Flying Schools as per their terms and conditions.

 4. Are the fees for the multi engine rating course in India tax-deductible ?

Multi Engine Rating fee is not exempted from tax because it is for higher education purpose but the interest payable on loans taken for higher education is allowed as deduction from income u/s 80E without any upper limit.

5. Is the cost of the multi engine rating course in India different for local and international students ?

No, usually the cost of Multi Engine Rating Course in India is same for Local as well as International Students but Examiner fees and Niight Rating on Multi Engine may be levied as per no. of training hours.

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