A career in Aviation has gained much popularity in India in the recent times owing to the huge Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the civil Aviation sector. The industry has been growing significantly over the last few years. The industry grew at 9% CAGR between 2002 and 2004 fiscal. Internationally, the industry grew at 10.5% CAGR during the same period. The numbers of domestic carriers have been doubled and the requirement for professionals in the field has also been increased.
The jobs in Aviation sector are best suited to those individuals with strong determination, patience, farsightedness, flexibility etc. The Commercial airlines have the following pattern of organizational structure: airlines operations, maintenance marketing and finance divisions. The job of pilot comes under the airlines operation division. This profession, comprising of Captain and Co-pilots constitutes the highly rated and one of the most adventurous career. It is a specialized job and requires intensive training.
Among the other Jobs the task of the pilot is considered as the most exciting one. It requires intensive training along with specialized knowledge of air navigation, interpretation of meteorological reports, operations of sophisticated electronic and mechanical controls.
Indian aviation comprises of two distinct sectors: Commercial and Military. Commercial aviation includes passenger airlines and cargo planes, international air services, air taxi and charter operations being major function. Military aviation includes the Indian Air Force and the aviation arms of the Navy and Army. Candidates can make career in both these sectors; however there are separate eligibility criteria for each sector.