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    What are the opportunities in Aviation Industry?

    Are you interested to know about the career prospects in Aviation industry? Please go to this ISC page to learn more about this industry and its career prospects from our experts.

    I would like to know the opportunities available in the aviation industry and what would be the course to pursue and where to pursue the course.

    Also kindly let me know what should I do to obtain the commercial pilot license and what is the base course for it and how can I make my dream come true.
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  • Careers in the Aviation Industry
    Most full-time jobs provide employees with monetary compensation, health insurance, retirement plans, vacation and sick leave. One of the benefits of working for an airline is free or greatly discounted travel for the employee and immediate family. It is a very good job perk and no other industry can match it.
    The aviation industry provides hundreds of different job tracks one could follow, whether you prefer a ground-based position or something in the air, working with the public or in an office.
    The following are some jobs in the industry
    Airline Jobs
    • Flight Attendants
    • Gate Agents
    • Ground Crew
    Airline Pilot Jobs
    • Corporate Pilots
    • Agricultural Pilots
    • More...
    Ground Support Jobs
    • Ramp Agent Jobs
    • Baggage Handlers
    • Fuelers
    • More...
    Government Aviation Jobs
    • National Transportation Safety Board
    • Federal Aviation Administration
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • Bureau of Land Management, and
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Aviation Manufacturing and Maintenance
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Software
    • Airframe Mechanics
    • More...

    How to become a Pilot:

    1. Get a degree from one of the good institutes in India
    2. Look around your local area for a good flight school and flight instructor to begin working on your private pilot certificate.
    3. Get a First Class medical certificate from Aviation Administration medical examiner.
    4. After you earn your private pilot license, begin working on your instrument rating and commercial certificate.
    Complete your certified flight instructor (CFI) rating and begin working on your flight

    always confident

  • A. I would like to know the opportunities available in the aviation industry and what would be the course to pursue and where to pursue the course.

    The aviation industry is a vast sector and the jobs you can look for depends on your basic qualifications, your aptitude, core skills, communication skills, medical conditions including vision etc.

    1. For 10+2 students

    One can do a basic diploma or a certificate course that will help them to work as a electrical techincian or installation teams.
    Individuals can also consider courses that prepare them to work as Cabin crew, ground staff, ticketing staff etc.

    2. Graduates

    Candidates with basic BE in mechanical, aerospace etc can aim at getting jobs involving aircraft engineering, designing, maintainence, testing, research and development etc

    With further focused courses, these engineers can aim to get into jobs like Air traffic controller, Airport Operations assistant manager or manager.

    So,based on your age, the previous qualitifications and the financial resources you can choose

    BE or B Tech in aerospace engineering
    Diploma in aeronautical, electrical or computer engineering
    If you already have a bachelor's degree, you can think about Masters in Aviation buisness administration.

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) also has plenty of courses based on what we discussed earlier. You can download the entire course list and choose one (

    B. Also kindly let me know what should I do to obtain the commercial pilot license and what is the base course for it and how can I make my dream come true.

    For becoming a civil pilot in India you need to join a Flying school approved by the DGCA, then get your student pilot license. Once you have completed the course, have 250 flying hours, then you can apply for a commercial pilot license (CPL). The cost of becoming a commercial pilot is high, please research and then opt for one.
    You can also check the civil aviation courses conducted by IATA(

    Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)
    National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)
    Madhya Pradesh Flying Club (MPFC)
    Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd. ( AAA)
    Gujarat Flying Club, Vadodara
    Delhi Flying Club, Delhi
    Madras Flying Club (Chennai)
    Patiala Aviation Club, Patiala
    Government Flying Training Centre, Lucknow.

    Please carefully check the accreditation from Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the school should have good infrastructure for hands on training, have decent numbers or aircraft that will enable you to have atleast 200 hours before you complete your course. Lastly look at the safety record and the ease of getting a placement or a job from that school.

  • Aviation area has already emerged as a big career line in our country and there are basically two types of career here. The first is technical and administrative career line in the airport and associated industries in ground offices. The second is pilot and air hostess job. Both are well remunerated and have good career options.

    For diploma or degree holders in engineering especially mechanical or electrical or aeronautical, there are opportunities in repair and maintenance side. For hotel management degree holders there are avenues of business in catering side specially the in-flight one.

    Those who want to make their career as a pilot, they have to join flight academies or flying schools and get the requisite training. Only thing is the course fees in this line are on a very high side and the student should see his financial capacity to cope up with that type of fee structure.

    Another thing is airports are generally at a significant distance from the city and the airport and aircraft duty hours are also not like schools and general office hours so one has to be prepared for a tough and strenuous life.

    If one wants to make his career as a pilot one has to keep his body and mental faculties in steady and sound conditions to perform as a professional pilot.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Aviation industry is a big place for job hunt and one can try for various disciplines there as per one's qualification. There are jobs in airport maintenance and security as well as luggage management. These are manual jobs and a simple qualification of 10+2 will suffice for them.

    For engineering graduates there are bigger opportunities in this sector as repair maintenance of aircrafts is a crucial factor for smooth functioning of air travel.

    Those who are interested in air hostess job they have to go for respective diploma or certificate course. There is competition in this area but with suitable efforts one can get in that line.

    For pilot job after 10+2 or graduation, one has to do the flying course with practicals and only after that one can apply for this line. In our country many airlines are operating and one can try to get a job there.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

  • Choosing a right career is very tough task. You choose right career for your bright future. At present there is good career opportunities in aviation field. An aviation degree counts as an originality to impart active students to grant teaching with reference to agency in airline and airport.
    There are many colleges who offering bachelor degree and master degree courses of aviation management. You gonna learn about following subjects in aviation bachelor course :
    *Aviation insurance
    *Aviation planning and design
    *International aviation management
    *corporate finance
    *airline management
    *aviation labour relations
    *air transportation economics

    Following colleges who offering bachelor of aviation in India :
    1. A.j aviation avademy, Banglore
    2. Airline training academy, Mumbai
    3. Hindustan aviation academy, Bangalore
    4. Ahmedabad aviation and aeronautics

  • There are a lot of oppurtunities in the aviation - industries and selection of a particular job would depend upon your qualification, your aptitude, your experience and above all a pleasing personality so as to have a positive impact with the personnels of the Aviation - industries.
    There are both technical and administrative jobs for the new entrants apart from vacancies of pilots for which one should have enough exposure of flying - experience.
    A management degree from a coveted institute relating to Aviation - industry would be immensely helpful for public - relations job, Corporate - finance, Air - line management and so on. Here two parameters are important - effective in communication and well versed in your job.
    You can get the job of security personnel, checking staff,Electrician, Cabin - boy and Fitters where the minimum qualification is class ten. For specialised jobs a Management - degree would be preferred for effective communication with customers apart from promoting of aviation - business.
    Air -hostess is a specialised jobs for the females having acquired 10+2 and should have acquired the similar experience from a recognised institution and should be within the age - bracket of 19- 24. There is intense completion in this field where intelligence, pleasing personality and command in communication would be required.
    A pilot should have considerable experience in flight and must be energetic to carry out flying experience.

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