An Officer will have several promotions to the higher rank while serving in air force. The Promotions to the higher ranks depend on successful completion of compulsory courses, smooth carrier profile and overall performance in the service. An Officer will be promoted to temporary rank after completion of following minimum service calculated from the date of commission including ante-date/post date seniority if any.
a. Pilot Officer to Flying Officer : 6 months
b. Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant : 2 years
c. Flight Lieutenant to Squadron Leader : 8 years
d. Squadron Leader to Wing Commander : 16 years
e. Wing Commander to Group Captain : 20 years
f. Group Captain to Air Commodore : 21 years