Introduction

Aviation is the activities surrounding mechanical flight and the aircraft industry. Aircraft includes fixed-wing and rotary-wing types, morphable wings, wing-less lifting bodies, as well as lighter-than-air craft such as hot air balloons and airships.

Aviation began in the 18th century with the development of the hot air balloon, an apparatus capable of atmospheric displacement through buoyancy.[1] Some of the most significant advancements in aviation technology came with the controlled gliding flying of Otto Lilienthal in 1896; then a large step in significance came with the construction of the first powered airplane by the Wright brothers in the early 1900s.

Since that time, aviation has been technologically revolutionized by the introduction of the jet which permitted a major form of transport throughout the world.  General aviation includes all non-scheduled civil flying, both private and commercial. General aviation may include business flights, air charter, private aviation, flight training, ballooningparaglidingparachutingglidinghang glidingaerial photographyfoot-launched powered hang gliders, air ambulance, crop dusting, charter flights, traffic reporting, police air patrols and forest fire fighting.

Each country regulates aviation differently, but general aviation usually falls under different regulations depending on whether it is private or commercial and on the type of equipment involved. Many small aircraft manufacturers serve the general aviation market, with a focus on private aviation and flight training.

The most important recent developments for small aircraft (which form the bulk of the GA fleet) have been the introduction of advanced avionics (including GPS) that were formerly found only in large airliners, and the introduction of composite materials to make small aircraft lighter and faster. Ultralight and homebuilt aircraft have also become increasingly popular for recreational use, since in most countries that allow private aviation, they are much less expensive and less heavily regulated than certified aircraft.

If flying high is what you dream and you have a zeal for travelling around the world and have a passion to server people then a career in the aviation industry is just the right thing for you. Not only is the aviation industry once of the fastest growing industries but also an industry associated with glamor, great salary, perks and benefits.

Eligibility

Student must passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in Maths and Physics.

For Cabin Crew: Height – 5.5 ft and No scar mark on face with good personality with good communication skills.

What do they do? 

Operations: Jobs in operations include the jobs of pilots, co-pilots and the cabin crew. The pilots are responsible for flying the air-craft whereas the cabin crew (Air hostesses and air-stewards) attends the passengers on board and takes care of their comforts.

Engineering / Technical Division: It includes the job of the aeronautical engineering; the technical division is responsible for designing the aircrafts.

Airports Jobs: Airport jobs include the jobs of Aircraft Engineer, Air Traffic Controller, Communication Officer, Aerodrome Officer and Managers.

Aircraft Engineer checks the aircraft and all equipment to ensure safety of the passengers, the Air Traffic Controllers or ATC Controls the movements of the aircraft during take-off, landing and air routes. 

Communication Officer maintains the aerodrome and their facilities, provides assistance during rescue operations and deals with the management of the airports.

Key Skills

  • Communication skills. Aviation jobs involve regular communication with others. 
  • Critical thinking skills. The ability to solve problems is also crucial in aviation. 
  • People skills. Good customer service is important in aviation. 
  • Positive attitude. 
  • Teamwork.
  • Honesty. 
  • Leadership.
  • Knowing your limitations.

 Career Growth

Those who dream of hitting the skies can do so for a living, whether it be in the pilot’s seat or on the ground. Careers in aviation offer many opportunities for advancement in piloting, engineering and mechanics, airport operations, and aircraft manufacturing.

These jobs often take place in commercial airlines, private manufacturing companies, airports, and government organizations. Many aviation and aerospace manufacturing companies hire technicians and engineers to perform repairs and maintenance services on various types of aircraft before they are sold. Others may need technicians to perform tests and develop new elements for various aircraft.

Those with a strong background and a degree in mathematics, science or industrial engineering may fare particularly well in aviation. Aviation sector has opened avenues for Pilots, Co-Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Cabin Crew, Technicians and Ground Duty Service Officers. In 2003-04, India had only three domestic airlines with 123 commercial jets. But today, the scenario has changed.


If a person has a scientific bent of mind, he can opt for a career as a Pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, etc. and if a person is good at communication and interpersonal skills, she/he can consider a career as an Air Hostess or a Flight Steward.
Commercial pilots are employed by national airlines like Indian Airlines or Air India and by private airlines as well as by foreign airlines. With the Asia Pacific region emerging as the pivot of the world, the aviation industry in India is poised for take-off.

Top recruiters

Aviation Industry

For Aeronautical Engineer: 

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Civil Aviation Department, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Defence Research and Development Laboratories (DRDL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)