Aviation industry offers lucrative career options to the young aspirants. Explore the career opportunities, courses and education in aviation industry of India.

Careers in Aviation

Career in aviation industry can be extremely fascinating and exciting. All the activities dealing with the operation of an aircraft, whether it is aircrew, air traffic management, flying operation, technical aspect, comes under the purview of aviation industry. Privatization and liberalization of the industry has resulted in tremendous growth of the sector. At present, aviation industry is among the fastest growing industries in India, which offers plethora of job opportunities to meet the increasing demand of manpower. Youngsters are the one, who are most attracted towards the job offers of aviation industry, as most of them provide the opportunity to travel across the globe, in addition to whopping salary package.

Course Details
Highly specialized courses are available in both technical and non-technical sectors of aviation industry, at undergraduate as well as at postgraduate levels. In order to enroll in technical courses, study of physics, chemistry and mathematics as mainstream subjects at 10+2 level is must. For non-technical course at the undergraduate level, 10+2 in any stream and for postgraduate level, graduation in any stream from a recognized institution is required. Numerous courses like Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Courses, Aviation Safety Training Instructor Courses, Flight Attendant Courses, Commercial Pilot Training, Flight Deck Crew Courses, Cabin Crew & in-Flight Services and Air Hostess courses are also available. These courses provide detailed outline of the job profile. In addition, they impart mental and physical training to the aspirants. Brief of some typical aspects like flight attending rules, luggage management, aviation safety, rules & regulation of air traffic, ticket reservation, flight and ground instruction, air navigation, interpretation of meteorological reports, and operations of controls is provided in the course. Apart from work aspects, laws of aviation are also taught in the course.

Career Prospects
Aviation industry is quiet vast and offers plenty of career options. One can work as air hostess, customer care executive, air ticketing professional, commercial pilot, operation executive, flight steward, aerospace engineer, aviation administrator, cargo manager or be a part of the cabin crew. Various divisions of the prominent airlines companies like Kingfisher, Sahara India, Jet Airways, Deccan Airlines, Trans Asian Aviation, Indian Airlines and Indian International Airlines etc. hire professionally trained aspirants. Opportunities in civil aviation department of India are also desirable. Apart from career opportunities in top Indian airlines, doors of international airlines like Lufthansa, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, etc. are also open.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Popularity of aviation industry has resulted in the advent of numerous institutions across the country. Few such prominent institutes are - Indian Institute of Aeronautics, (Delhi), Avalon Aviation Academy, Aptech House, (Mumbai), Indian Aviation Academy, (Mumbai), Bharat Institute of Aeronautics, (Patna), Indian Institute of Aeronautics Science, (Jamshedpur), Indian Institute of Aeronautical Science, (Kolkata), Air Hostess Academy (AHA, located across the country), Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training (located across the country), Acumen School of Pilot Training, New Delhi and Flytech Aviation Academy (Andhra Pradesh).

Remuneration in the field of aviation industry is high. Technical department including commercial pilot, in the beginning of their career, can earn between Rs. 40, 000 per month to Rs. 50, 000 per month. With experience, the salary can escalate to lakhs. Professionals in the non-technical department are also well paid, right from the beginning of their career. They can get Rs. 18,000 per month to Rs. 22,000 per month.

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