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Career opportunity in Aviation Industry

India thrive as the world’s fastest growing domestic aviation market for the third straight year in 2017 as economic and network expansion strengthen the sector, according to global airlines’ body IATA. However, Aviation is not so commonly opted course in India, most people are unaware of the Aviation course.

About the course

Aviation programs is the study which deals with instructor led training where in the aspirant learns about the basics of flying, instrument reading, aviation safety, basically all the aspects related to flying. It will include flying, safety and management. The course offers endless opportunities in this sector. Prospective aviation aspirants undertake program which involve rigorous training that take a student across every facet concerning the aviation industry. Aviation as a career offers wings to one’s dreams to be part of this sector. The bright side is Aviation course allows exploring a new sphere beyond the cliché graduation courses. And point not to be missed is demand for manpower in the aviation sector is gradually increasing, not only for domestic but also for international airlines. This widens the scope for students who dreams to pursue their career in aviation. Also there is gradual increase in demand for candidates as Aircraft maintenance engineers, ground duties and various airports and airlines. In order to enable a student to get field ready the course provide an in-depth and technical know-how in the field of air transport – said Rajendra Khashaba Mane, Chief Instructor, of School for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

Scope in India

In the coming twenty years, the passenger traffic is expected to grow by 2.5 times and create a rippling effect on employment opportunities. The aviation job market is likely to give employment to 99.1 million professionals by the end of 2034 and the industry shall probably contribute 5.9 trillion to the global GDP. The average increase in demand for air transport is anticipated to rise at the rate of 4.3% every year across the globe for the next 20 years. Thus, if the scheme of things falls in place, the sector holds huge growth prospects for both new and experienced players.

Skills & Eligibility

All skill required are, ardent communication skills, adaptation ability in challenging environment, quick decision making capacity and lastly a must have is a problem-solving mind. With this skill a basic eligibility requisite is aspirant has to complete 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Maths and of course intention to pursue aviation as career.

Career opportunities:

After pursuing a career in aviation, one can opt for:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
  • Ground staff
  • Pilot
  • Air Hostess
  • Customer executive and support
  • Air Traffic controller
  • Cabin crew
  • Airline ticketing personnel

Key Players

  • Airlines

Airlines in India play a key role in the development of the aviation sector as they further drive services like ground handling and MROs. The passenger and cargo air transportation market is dominated by domestic Scheduled Operators like Air India, Air Asia (India), Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Spice Jet, Go Airlines, Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines), and Indigo Airlines. There are also more than 60 foreign airline carriers, which constitute an aggregate of 65% of international air travel to and from India.

  • Airports

Airports also play a significant role in the development of the aviation sector. Active airports with the most passenger traffic are located in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore, while smaller airports in cities like Jaisalmer, Rajasthan are currently not in operation.

The sector’s inherent potential for growth has started to emerge. A growing middle class population and rise in disposable income has resulted in a significant increase in passenger traffic. This rise in the number of people travelling every year has created a demand for aviation services. Government has attempted to meet this demand in several ways. It has permitted foreign airlines to finally invest in India’s airline segment. These efforts are proving to be fruitful as this will make India world’s third largest aviation sector in the next 15 years.

Rajendra Khashaba Mane,

Chief Instructor, SAME Institute

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