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Future of the Indian Aviation Industry

As with every industry, the Indian aviation industry has experienced its “ups” and “downs”. Recently, the aviation industry in India experienced a down-turn, but things are definitely looking up. Asia’s economic growth and the emerging middle class have pushed up demand for air travel. This has resulted in record aircraft orders, and will result in record number of aviation personnel being hired. This is good news for those desiring to enter the aviation industry.

India will lead Asia, and the world in growth. Currently, India is the 9th largest aviation market in the world. By 2020, it is estimated India will be the 3rd largest, and even possibly the world’s largest by 2030. India’s aviation industry experienced a 25% growth from 2014 to 2015.

Indian Aviation Industry

The aviation industry is expected to grow 9% per annum for the next 20 years. After several years of losses, the airlines in India are again making profits.Part of the growth in the aviation industry is in the increasing role it is playing in the world economy. Aviation used to be a luxury industry, even in past economic booms. Even a hint of an economic down-turn could be devastating for the industry.With increased global trade, and travel, the aviation industry plays a more important role than ever. The modern day economy could not exist without aviation.

It is estimated 216,000 pilots will be required for Asia alone over the next 20 years. Airbus estimates during the same period 33,070 new aircraft will be delivered at a value of $5.2 trillion. Boeing estimates 38,050 new aircraft at a value of $5.6 trillion; 40% of these deliveries are expected for Asia.

Never before has there been a demand for aircraft or aviation personnel like this. There has never been a better time to be entering the industry. Opportunities await those who work hard and are committed.Why not be part of this bright future?

Commercial Pilot Jobs

A commercial pilot’s license gives the holder the right to work as a pilot, for pay. Whether your goal is to fly for the airlines, corporate jets, charters, or flight instructing, a commercial pilot’s license is necessary.

There are many commercial pilot jobs. Different people have different interests, and will therefore pursue a variety of career paths.One popular choice, especially in North America is becoming a bush pilot. The first step is usually obtaining a float rating. This allows the holder to fly an aircraft off of lakes or rivers. There is a new set of challenges in flying a float plane such as glassy water take-offs and landings, or landing and taking off on rough water.

Float planes fly people and supplies into remote areas not accessible by road. This provides an exciting life for those with the right qualifications.
Another popular choice, especially among people starting out their career is to become a flight instructor. This involves teaching people to fly; training people for their private, commercial, and more advanced flight ratings. Teaching ground school and teaching students on flight simulators is often part of the job. One must complete a flight instructor’s rating to pursue this career.

Commercial Pilot Jobs

Although the pay is often not great at first, many say this is the most enjoyable part of their career.Some people become charter pilots, flying people and sometimes cargo to various locations. Twin piston engine aircraft, or light turbo-props such as the King Air are often used. A multi-engine rating and an instrument rating are required for this position. A few graduates of flight schools become charter pilots as their first job, while others become flight instructors or bush pilots first. For many pilots, this is their final step before the airlines; while others become training captains or even chief pilots for charter companies.

For other pilots, becoming a corporate pilot is their career goal. This usually involves starting out with smaller business jets such as the Lear jet, and flying executives to various cities. One can work their way up to larger business jets such as the Gulfstream, which fly across the oceans. What is so appealing in this career is that the pilot will go to many interesting places, often on short notice, unlike the strict schedule followed by the airlines. A job as a corporate pilot is not usually the pilot’s first job; he or she must usually follow any of the previously mentioned jobs and build experience before obtaining this position. Well worth the effort for those who want it.

There are many career paths in the aviation industry,depending upon one’s interests. With the industry poised for record growth, there will be more opportunities in all areas of the industry than ever before.

Become an Airline Pilot

The first step to becoming an airline pilot is to decide to become one. This sounds simple, but one must look at all that is necessary to become a pilot, and the good and bad parts of the job. There has been a common myth that being a pilot is easy money. This is far from the truth. A pilot is a complex skill, and can be very demanding. One is responsible for a multi-million dollar aircraft, as well as the lives of hundreds of passengers.

A pilot must be able to handle emergencies and unusual situations. The career involves shift-work, and airlines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Although a pilot gets more time off than a lot of professions, it is highly irregular. A pilot must be away from home a lot, and constantly be dealing with jet-lag. On the other hand, a pilot lives an exciting life, with the opportunity to travel, both on and off work. One must truly decide to become a pilot, and be dedicated.

Become an Airline Pilot

Once one has truly decided to become a pilot the next step it to train to become one. This involves choosing a location and a flight school. One must ensure the school has the best facilities, aircraft, and instructors to provide the best training. Often the best course of action involves leaving Asia, and going to places like the United States or Australia for flight training. Of course, many more locations are available, depending on the individual’s preference. Many countries provide work visas with student visas to enable the student to obtain their first job as a flight instructor before moving on.

An individual’s first flying job will not usually be with an airline. Usually, one must first build some flying experience. Often, the school one trained at will give the individual the opportunity to work as a flight instructor. This is an excellent way to build hours quickly.

Often, one can return home, and join the airlines right after instructing. Joining and airline involves a series of interviews and tests. Many schools have courses to assist the candidate in preparing for these interviews and tests. The end goal is well worth the preparation.The candidate of an airline will usually start their career on an aircraft such as the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320. Both are very popular airliners, with passengers and airlines alike. The candidate must successfully complete a type-rating course involving ground school, simulator training, as well as written and practical exams.

Upcoming Pilot Jobs

The world aviation industry, particularly in Asia is experiencing growth unlike anything even remotely seen in history. Asia’s growing economy has increased the demand for air-travel to a new level. Boeing and Airbus currently have more aircraft orders than either have ever had. Boeing and Airbus both expect orders of 30,000 to 40,000 aircraft for the next 15 to 20 years. Every airline in India is planning to expand their fleet, and many new airlines are starting up to meet the growing demand for air travel.

Over the next 20 years, it is estimated there will be a need for 609,000 maintenance technicians, and 558,000 pilots. This is very good news for all people wishing to make a career in the aviation industry. The world-wide breakdown of pilots required per region is:

• Asia/Pacific
o 226,000
• USA & Europe
o 95,000
• Middle East
o 60,000
• Latin America
o 47,000
• Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
o 17,000
• Africa
o 18,000
o 558,000

Asia clearly leads the world in aviation growth and the number of pilots required. Asia has experienced the largest economic growth, a growing middle class, and as a result has a large demand for aircraft and pilots. However, all parts of the world are expected to have large growth in the aviation sector.

Pilot Jobs

There are a number of ways to accomplish a flying career. The first step for all pilots is to complete their licenses: private, and commercial. Next will be the multi-engine and instrument ratings. These ratings are essential for all charter, corporate, or airline jobs. Some candidates do an instructor’s rating. This is an excellent way to get into the industry and build hours. It also gives the satisfaction of giving back to the industry by training pilots.

Some pilots go on to corporate work, such as flying Lear jets or Gulfstream. Some go on to the airlines to fly Boeings or Airbuses. A few make careers out of flight instructing, and eventually work with the government or become flight test examiners. Whatever your goals are, there are many paths to achieve them, and many career opportunities available. There has never been a better time to become a pilot.

Flight Training for Indian Students

Asia is on the verge of the greatest expansion of its aviation industry in history. India is expected to be at the top of the expansion.

Most student pilots from India and Asia go to North America for their flight training. The number one country is the United States. The United States is the country which founded aviation, and has the leading aviation industry in the world. It is a country with a diverse landscape and climate. A student can truly experience every situation encountered in flying. The United States also has the most advanced training aircraft available, with top of the line single-engine, multi-engine and glass cockpit aircraft. The United States also has a lot of highly experienced, dedicated flight instructors.

Many students spend a year or two after flight training instructing in the United States. This is a great start to an aviation career, and allows new pilots to pass their knowledge on to students. A lot of students training in North America go to Canada for training. Canada has a colder climate than most of the United States, and its aviation industry is smaller.Canada tends to have a friendlier atmosphere for living and training, and that draws a lot of students.

Pilot Training in India

There are hundreds of flight schools in the USA available for Indian students to train. Some of the more popular locations are: Florida, Arizona, and California.
Florida is the most popular location in the United Stated for flight training. There are a great number of flying schools in every part of the state. The climate is pleasant, but thunderstorms are frequent, especially in the summer months. There are famous attractions such as Disney World, and many beautiful beaches.

Arizona has a desert climate. This has the advantage of many days of unlimited visibility. Rain is infrequent, but it rains hard when it does! There are tourists’ attractions such as the Grand Canyon, which would be great for cross-country flights, as well as to take pictures for back home. July and August can be uncomfortably hot during the day time but it does cool off at night.

California has many good flight schools, although not as many as Florida. California has famous tourist attractions such as Disney Land, and miles of beaches. There are many exciting places to go for cross-country flights in and near California. California is one of the busiest airspaces in the world, which can be a very challenging environment for both experienced and student pilots alike.

There are a great number of flying schools available in North America, depending upon the student’s preferences. Opportunities await for those who seriously want it!

Becoming a Commercial Pilot

A career as pilot is one of adventure and endless possibilities. You escape the bonds of earth, and travel to many locations. Every day, every flight is different. Definitely a career for those who don’t like being bored!

The commercial pilot’s license gives you the privilege of working as a pilot, but usually additional ratings are required to find employment. Some do a float rating and become bush pilots. This is a particularly popular option for pilots training in North America or Northern Europe.

Become a Commercial Pilot

Some do a flight instructor’s rating and teach others to fly. This is a good way to build hours and pass your knowledge on to others. Some do a multi-engine, and instrument rating and become charter pilots.For those whose dream is to fly the big airliners, or possibly a business jet; usually previous flying experience is required. As a result, many do a combination of the previously mentioned options to build the required hours. A flying career may take you on routes overseas on large airliners such as the A380 or B-777. Shorter, but often international routes are flown on aircraft such as the A320 or B-737.

For example, many take a first job as a flight instructor or a bush pilot, and build a few hours and join a charter company to build hours on turbine-powered aircraft. After building some turbine time an individual may have the option to join an airline. Some individuals enjoy adventure and make entire careers out of being bush pilots. Others enjoy teaching and make careers instructing or as Flight Test Examiners or inspectors.Some in the charter business enjoy flying all around, instead of on a fixed schedule like the airlines, and end up flying a Learjet or even a Gulfstream. There are as many careers, and paths to careers as there are pilots.