Take flight with a solid career option in aviation

  • Madhusheel Arora, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2014 10:26 IST

Have you ever wondered how and why can ingenuity of thousands of humans come together to ensure that a plane weighing around 4 lakh kg stays in the air and take you around the world in hours? If yes, then the $16-billion (`96,000-crore) aviation industry, according to a FICCI-KPMG report, could well be a career of choice for you with courses ranging from a BE (Aeronautical) for the technically-minded to the softer courses in etiquettes and hospitality for cabin crew jobs being the new-age rages.
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Numerous positives to a career in aviation

In the region, for a technical job, there are two possible ways to enter the industry. For maintenance, you can enrol in an diploma and get certified to maintain and repair a particular aircraft.


Training pilots and other staf f in maintenance of aircraft.

Getting to work in research and development firms to improve the design of the plane.

You can be employed as a ground-handling engineer whose job it is to ensure that the aircraft is in top shape alwaysThe focus of the four-year BE degree is on studying the design of planes and learn to improve it, at least theoretically.

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