Archive | December 2016

Why the Aviation Industry is Growing

The world has become an increasing “global” community. International trade and travel have increased to levels never remotely seen before. This has created a demand for fast transportation like never before. Passengers and cargo have to go places faster and more often than ever before; this has created a tremendous demand on the aviation industry.

Powered flight began more than a century ago with the Wright Brothers. The first airplane had little practical use, but man had developed controlled flight. By the end of World War 1, the airplane had become a fairly reliable machine, but had not yet come of age. The aircraft had use for reconnaissance and there were aerial battles, but the aircraft had little effect on the outcome.

Between the world wars saw an increase in aviation. There were air shows, the airplane crossed the Atlantic Ocean, passenger travel and airmail was introduced. Flying was still prohibitively expensive and unreliable. Rail and ship were the method of travel.

World War 2 saw great advances in aviation technology. The airplane won or lost battles. Troops and passengers were carried by air, but ship and rail remained the most common form of transportation. After World War 2, airlines began to develop, but were still inaccessible to the average person. The late 1950s saw the dawn of the jet age. Aviation was here to stay!

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The 1960s and 1970s saw a dramatic increase in air travel. Flying was becoming more affordable for the average person, but remained a luxury. The Boeing 747 was introduced in 1969, bringing the wide-body aircraft into service; greatly increasing the airlines’ capacity for passengers. Aviation had become a big business, but the slightest economic down-turn would cripple the industry. The 1980s and 1990s proved this.

In the 21st century, global trade and travel have greatly increased. Everyone is in a hurry to go places fast, to keep ahead of the competition. Passengers and cargo can no longer travel for days or weeks across and ocean or continent. It has to be done in hours! Only the aviation industry can meet that demand.

Today, every flight on every airline is almost always filled to capacity. Even when there is an economic down-turn, people have to go places fast. The world is constantly on the move, and the economy of the 21st century could not exist as we know it without aviation. Rail, or ship are no longer the most common methods of transportation; most of it is done by air. The existing fleets of most airlines cannot handle the massive increase in demand for air travel. Almost every airline is drastically increasing their aircraft fleet to keep up with the demand. Even in tough economic times, the demand for air travel remains strong. This has resulted in not only more career opportunities for aviation personnel, but in a more stable career environment than ever before.

Aviation has become one of the most important industries in the world. Never before have there been more opportunities in the industry, and never before has the industry played such vital role.

Significance of Flight Training in India

The aviation industry has undergone drastic changes in the last few decades. The airlines were originally a luxury industry for the very wealthy. Over time, flying became more affordable for the average person, but remained a luxury industry. Aviation has recent become an essential industry. The entire world relies on it to move people and products across the world quickly. The modern economy could not exist as we know it without aviation. This, paired with the rapid economic growth of Asia has resulted in a demand for aircraft pilots, cabin crew, and ground personnel unlike ever experienced before.

Increased demand has resulted in increased air traffic, and pilots must be more skilled than ever before. There will be record career opportunities for pilots with the right qualifications. A successful career in aviation depends upon the proper training and location, as well as a professional attitude and desire to be the best.
Often, it is best to train in another country, and return to India for a career upon completion.

Flight Training in India

HM Aviation has tie-ups with schools in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and South Africa. This gives students a wide variety of choices for flight training. Different locations will be best for different people, and HM Aviation helps a student decide which is best for them. Canada and the United States have wide open spaces for flight training, as well as the most advanced aviation industry in the world. New Zealand and South Africa are also very popular locations for flight training. Students training abroad not only get the experience and adventure of training in another country, but make contacts and friendships lasting a lifetime.

Upon returning to India, one must make final preparations before joining the airlines. One must be fully prepared for the selection process including: aptitude tests, psychometric tests, and simulator evaluation. HM Aviation ensures the students are fully prepared for the entire evaluation process.

Every major airline in India has plans to greatly expand their fleets. Indigo Airlines alone, has an order for more than 750 A320 aircraft. Many new airlines are starting up in India, to meet the increasing demand for air travel. It is estimated that Asia will require 216,000 pilots over the next 20 years. India currently has the 9th largest aviation industry in the world, and is estimated to be 3rd largest by 2020 and possibly the largest by 2030. Those choosing a career as an airline pilot will be making a huge contribution to the Indian economy. Never has flight training been so important, and never has there been more opportunities for those with the right qualifications.

Factors to consider before choosing pilot training school

For the aspiring pilot, flight training is the single most important part of their career. Without good flight training, one cannot become a pilot. Because of this, it is vital the student choose the right flight school.

One of the first factors one must consider is location. That includes the country the school operates in. The country should have a good reputation in the aviation world, and its licenses should be recognized world-wide as well as easily convertible. Canada, the United States, and European Union issue highly respected pilot licenses. Location also includes geography and climate. Although no place will have perfect weather all the time, the location should be expected to have flyable weather on most days.

Another important consideration is the fleet and facilities of the school. The school should have a fleet of well maintained aircraft, with modern equipment. Aircraft should have instruments and equipment preparing the student for the modern airline cockpit. The class and briefing rooms should be well lit, with proper desks and proper audiovisual aids. All of these are essential for a proper learning environment.

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A flying school should also have good instructors with a professional attitude. Every school will have instructors wishing to “move on” in their career, but a student must be careful of instructors who are not interested in their students, or flight schools tolerating such behavior. The student’s relationship with their instructor is one of the most important professional relationships they will ever have.

The school should also provide an enjoyable learning environment. Although this is not as essential as facilities or good flight training, it motivates the student to perform well. Many schools provide social events for students such as barbecues and trips to near-by tourist attractions. This breaks up the monotony for the student, encourages them to make new friends, and motivates them to do well in their course.

HM Aviation has tie-ups with schools from around the world for their cadet program. All schools are carefully selected to ensure they provide the best possible training and learning environment for students. Career councilors at HM Aviation will assist the student in choosing which school is right for them.Selection of a proper flying school is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make. Choosing a good school not only provides for a more pleasant learning environment, but puts the student’s career to a great start.

Dream for Flight Training in India comes true with HM Aviation

Many look towards the sky with a dream of a flying career. What could be better than getting paid to fly aircraft? Since I was a small child, I looked to the sky with wonder. Every time I was around an airport, my heart raced. I always thought the airplane was the best invention of all time. I could never imagine myself doing anything else. What I did not realize was the commitment required, and the importance of quality training.

I started contacting many flight schools, not knowing what to expect. I contacted HM Aviation; that was the best move of my career. Their expert career councilors knew the aviation industry unlike anyone I致e ever met. They explained there was record growth in the Asian aviation industry, especially India. With 216,000 new pilots being required in Asia over the next 20 years, I had picked the perfect time to start a flying career. HM Aviation has a cadet program which involves flight training in the United States, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa.

The program involves preparation for flight training, and flight training consisting of the private pilot license, commercial pilot license, multi-engine rating, and instrument rating. The flight training portion lasts approximately 9 months.

Flight Training in India

After the completion of flight training, 45 days of classes for the DGCA are taken, followed by 3 months airline preparation training. This prepares the student for the airline selection process which involves interviews, aptitude, simulator, and psychometric tests. The entire program lasts approximately 18 months.

The HM Aviation cadet program sounded like the perfect start to my dream career. I discussed my goals with the councilors and I decided to go to the United States for my flight training. It was an incredible experience. I had the best flight training available, and the adventure of my lifetime. After returning home, the airline preparation training ensured I was selected by a major airline.

I was placed on an A320 as a junior first officer, flying domestic routes. As I proved my ability, my pay increased, and I have recently been promoted to the Dubai route. In 2 to 3 years, I expect to be upgraded to Captain. It is hard to believe I am living my dream, and things are looking better. I had to work hard, and I had to prove my ability. One has to really want this career. The HM Aviation cadet program made this all possible.

Let your career as pilot reach new heights

Asia will require 216,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. This is due to growth, and does not include retirement or attrition. Opportunities exist unlike ever before for pilots, and all aviation personnel.

To take advantage of these opportunities, one must have the proper flight training. HM Aviation has a cadet program which prepares the student to go abroad for flight training with interviews, psychometric testing, and the class 1 aviation medical. The flight training, takes place in Canada, the United States, South Africa or New Zealand, depending upon the student’s preference. The private and commercial pilot’s licenses are included in the flight training as well as the multi-engine and instrument ratings.

Things look good for the graduate returning to India. India currently has the 9th largest aviation industry in the world. By 2020, India could have the 3rd largest, and the world’s largest by 2030. Airlines still must ensure they have properly trained candidates, and the HM Aviation cadet program prepares the student with the DGCA conversion, airline interview preparation, and preparation for the simulator evaluation.

Pilot Job

Upon entering the airlines, the candidate has many opportunities. Usually, the candidate will start off on an Airbus A320, or the Boeing 737. Some may start their career on the Q400, or ATR. All are rewarding ways to start a career in aviation.

Most new pilots start their career on domestic routes, building experience and seniority. The pilot can advance to international routes after flying the domestic routes for some time. Routes flown may include: Bangkok, Colombo, or Dubai. Some of the airlines fly across the ocean to places like Sydney, Johannesburg, or London. All these routes and more are open to the pilot who puts forth the effort. The airlines also offer free or discounted flights to employees and families. These benefits start soon after joining an airline.

Some choose careers as corporate pilots. While not having an exact schedule like an airline, a corporate pilot may go to places like Athens one week, and Tokyo the next. In this career, one goes to many exciting places, never knowing where you’ll be next.

Whatever one’s personal goals are, the aviation industry offers many exciting careers. Aviation offers careers with great pay, excitement, and the opportunity to see the world. Few careers offer the excitement that a career in aviation offers. Now is the perfect time to launch this career!