Thursday, 31 March 2011

Jobs and prospects in aviation

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With liberalization of aviation industry in India, several job profiles have opened up for experienced job-seekers as well as freshers. Those desirous of a career in aviation sector have plenty of option to look out for.

From customer support, ticket reservation, transportation of perishable cargo, regulation of traffic to cargo reservations, aviation administration and cockpit resource management, the aviation sector offers plenty of job opportunities. Even the government or aviation regulatory bodies offer numerous job profiles related to this field.

Aviation job profiles
If you are interested in a career in Aviation sector, then look out for job opportunities suiting your interests and qualifications.
Jobs for Pilots: Candidates with training in flying may join any of the reputed airline companies in India or abroad as pilots.
Jobs for Aeronautical Engineers:Candidates with degrees in aeronautical engineering have excellent career opportunities in the aviation industry. Several aircraft manufacturers hire aeronautical engineers for entry level openings as well as senior positions.
Jobs for Air Hostess: This profession attracts smart and young women who love to do a lot of traveling and believe in hard work. Several companies offer lucrative pay packages and other facilities for the pleasure of their employees in this field of work.
Jobs in Airline Ticketing: Candidates with the requisite qualification may join any of the airline companies. The job includes reservation and booking of flight tickets for the customers. You will also have to help them in planning their route.
Customer Service Jobs: There is a great demand for young and hardworking people in this field. Customer satisfaction is the main priority for all the airlines today. Customer service executives are entrusted with the duty of looking after various problems and requirements of the clients.
The Indian aviation industry has witnessed remarkable growth in recent years, with key drivers being positive economic factors, including high GDP growth, good industrial performance, and corporate profitability and expansion. Other factors include higher disposable incomes, growth in consumer spending, and availability of low fares.

As of May 2006, private carriers accounted for around 75% share of the domestic aviation market. During April-September 2006, the total aircraft movements witnessed an increase of 29.6% year on year to 494.92 thousand aircraft movements, as compared to 318.89 thousand during April-September 2005. The total air passenger traffic in September 2006 has shown an increase of 31.1%, as compared to 2005.
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) predicts that domestic traffic will grow at 25 per cent to 30 per cent a year until 2010 and international traffic will grow by 15 per cent, taking the overall market to more than 100m passengers by the end of the decade. Indian carriers have 480 aircraft on order for delivery by 2012, which compares with a fleet size of 310 aircraft operating in the country today.

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