Before days, travelling by airbus was a luxury and today it has been a comfort.
The increasing number of people travelling by air is creating new requirements and
giving scope to the expansion of the aviation sector. Apart from carrying the passengers,
the airways also hold a lion’s share in the goods transportation. Increasing utilization
of the air transportation for import and export of the goods also consequences the
development of the sector.
The number of employees in the field has been increased rapidly in the past two
decades and also a huge number of recruitments are expected in the current and coming
decade. Thus, it is rather right option to choose the field as career which is not
only prospective but also distinctive.
Courses available in the field:
There are several areas in the field which can be opted for after 10 + 2.
- Diploma in (Aviation Hospitality/ Cabin crew & In-flight Services Management/ Air
Cargo Management/ Airport Ground Handling/ International Airline & Travel management/
Airport Management/ Air Cargo Practices & Documentation/ Domestic Airline & Travel
Management/ Airline Travel & Tourism and Hospitality Management/ Airport Ground
Staff Training/ Air Fare & Ticketing Management/ Fast Track Aviation/ Aeronautical
- PG Diploma in Aviation with Airport Ramp Operations
- Air Hostess Training
- B.Sc. (Airline, Tourism & Hospital Management)
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Aviation
- MBA Airport Management
- B.Tech.in Aeronautical Engineering
- M.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering
- Ph.D. in Aeronautics.
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
- Student/ Commercial/ Private Pilot License
The eligibility for all Diplomas, Bachelor and Pilot training courses is passing
in 10 + 2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects. Most of the courses
like pilot and engineering are expensive with the cost of the course around 10 to
There are several position is the aviation field.
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Pilot / Co-pilot
- Airport Manager
- Auto engineer
- Aero stress analyst
- Air safety officer
- Operation officer
- Design engineer
- Analysis engineer
- Avionics engineer
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
- Cabin Crew
- Air Hostess
- Flight Purser
- Flight and Ground Instructor
- Flight Dispatchers
- Factor Facilitators
- Aviation Psychologists
- Technical author
These are the major job titles in the field.
The basic requirement, apart from the academic qualification, is the physical and
mental fitness. One must be above 5 feet with 6/6 clear color vision. Good communication
skills, logical thinking, analytical skills, problem solving skills, good kinesthetic
coordination, team spirit and mental stability are the major traits of the field.
Those who are suffering from phobias like acrophobia (fear of heights), tacophobia
(fear of speed) must select suitable role of the field as few roles like Pilot,
Air hostess etc. need to work for hours in the air, travelling with great speed.
Most of the roles are equal ranking and give same kind of prospect in the career.
One can choose Engineering or Management or Ground-staff or pilot.
The major chief recruiters are the Airline companies, Air ports, Aviation equipment
manufacturing companies, Aviation services etc.
Being a Lecturer or Professor or instructor in the institutes or colleges is another
option. For lectureship, one must clear CSIR National Eligibility Test.
The payment depends on the job position. A fresh Pilot initiates with around Rs.
30,000 and above per month. The other positions also offer attractive packages ranging
from 1.5 lakhs and above.
Thus, Aviation is one of the best sectors providing potential career.