Brighter side of Avionics: the next big thing in the booming Indian Aviation

If we would have been talking about booming industry or sectors in India 5 years back, No doubt we would have been talking about Real Estate, IT, etc.

But if we talk about the booming sector right now. It is not going to be anything else than Aviation. Be it  is due to rising demands of mammoth population or providing acceleration to International trade and Tourism, Aviation industry is sure to grow exponentially in coming years.

Have you ever spent your time thinking of how the aviation industry in India that started in the year 1912, has grown from just a few numbers of aircraft to be the most gigantic and one of the most lucrative industries in the booming India?

Sit still on your chairs and relish the amazing and very interesting ride in the foreseeable future of our Indian Aviation Industry. Yes! The Indian Aviation Industry has finally airborne…!!

Over the last couple of decades, the aviation industry has evolved significantly. The industry has been reported to be the ninth on the list of the top ten aviation markets in the world. India owns around 450 airports and 1091 registered aircrafts today. Rushing towards the high growth trajectory, India is aiming to be the third-largest aviation by 2020 and the largest by 2030.

“Indian Youth who dream of a career with challenge, excitement and high salary package need to head nowhere else than Aviation. Aspiring students must educate and train themselves to leverage this opportunity.”

Large scale collaborations between international and domestic airlines, emergence of world class airports and liberal Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms are also taking part in pitching India as an upcoming leader in the global aviation sector.

 

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Unfolding the brighter side of the Indian Avionics, let’s have a squint on the driving forces and the chief constituents that are fabricating the Indian Aviation Industry to be the next big thing.

  1. Contributor to the economic growth of the Nation:

The aviation sector is one of the most significant sectors in contributing to the economic growth and development of the Nation by facilitating tourism and trade, the two imperatives of National Income. Among the top ten such global industries, Indian Civil Aviation Industry is standing out with a size of around US$16 billion, according to a report. Presently, this industry is supporting around 0.5% of the GDP of India. The Indian airports, on a combined capacity, are administering about 220 million passengers and 4 million tones cargo per annum, with a potential estimable growth further. Traffic at the Indian airports is anticipated to reach up to 450 million, by 2020.

2.  Ability to overcome the geographical barriers:

India, being perfectly placed between the western and the eastern hemisphere, enables us to hold the upper hand of its geographical location to become the hub of global aviation industry and overcome such barriers between the states, countries and the continents.

3. Potential to become a significant part of global aerospace supply chain:

Keeping in mind the future air transportation requirements, and desire to become a global player in developing aerospace technologies, India undoubtedly possess the potential to emerge as a preferred destination for manufacturing of aerospace components. India, currently offering cost advantages between 15-20%, is backed up by the top-notch scientific and technical institutes, which caters other positive offerings on the table.

4. Prospective global center for MRO:

Robust technical and engineering capabilities, research and development skills that Indian Engineers take possession of, enables them to impart world class engineering services which presents the potentiality of Indian Aviation Industry to become the global center for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul.

5. Career and Employment opportunities:

In popular imagery, the profession of a pilot has a special mystique attached to it, among the better-paid and one of the most attractive jobs in India. The country is focusing on the modernization of the aviation industry that comprises construction of new airports and innovating the existing ones, modern air navigation system development, and airport connectivity infrastructure development and devising ways to reduce the cost but still providing modern aviation facilities. This developmental projection has opened up innumerable avenues for the aspirants to grab the employment opportunities by being the next generation aviation professionals.

 6. Civil Aviation- A new era of expansion:

India is now experiencing and is all set to take a flight of new era of expansion that is driven by the forces like low cost barriers, FDIs, growing emphasis on regional connectivity, modernized airports, and cutting edge Information Technology interventions. One can easily witness that the civil aviation sector has been growing steadily.

7. Market opportunities ahead of the Indian Aviation:

The Indian Government is investing USD 12.1 billion in the airport sector in the 12th five-year plan amid rapid air traffic growth. The airlines are expected to operate about 1000 aircraft by 2020. Also, the government has furnished the Indian Aviation sector with FDI up to 49% in domestic airlines by the foreign carriers. With this tremendous growth, domestic and international passenger traffic is expected to grow at an annual average rate of 12% in the next five years.

8. Indian Aviation- from the view of an investor:

As India is amongst the fastest growing and currently the ninth largest civil aviation market, becomes one of the most prominent reasons why an investor should not overlook the sector before investing. India is also expecting to generate investments totaling to USD 9.3 billion from the private sector.

All in whole as the Aviation sector in India is flying towards tremendous growth, there is an ample opportunity for young Aviators to be a part of this growth.

So don’t wait and join Carver Aviation today to complete your Flying dreams and be a part of booming Aviation Industry

How to be a skilled airline pilot

It was when the first time you had been in an airplane may be in Grade V or VI, you go the airport with your parents, stare the huge airplane with the big eyes and imagine how it would fly. You ask lot of questions out of curiosity and your parents calmly answer some of them and beautifully dodge the others.

And from that day onward, you start dreaming of becoming a Pilot or flying an aircraft one day.Sounds an interesting story. Isn’t…??? That’s the story of almost every aspiring pilot.

But becoming a skilled airline pilot does need a lot more than mere passion and hard work. You have to prepare yourself not just physically but mentally too so that you don’t panic in emergency situation & rather keep calm & quickly assess the situation and respond well and quickly.

Here is what you need to develop in yourself to be a truly good and skilled airline pilot

Aviation Knowledge: It is obviously the first & the foremost requirement to become a pilot. Aviation Training is not so tough to learn if you are ready to listen, understand, learn and memorize. You only need to choose the right institute for your commercial pilot training. Our guide will help you decide the right pilot training academy in India considering different factors like Faculty, Training Fleet, Past Placements, Safety, etc.

Good Judgment: A quick and a good judgment always makes a difference. A Pilot has to take Split-second decisions under – pressure and that is the real test for a skilled pilot. Good Judgment is a characteristic that is must for a pilot.

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A superior pilot uses his superior judgment to avoid situations which require the use of his superior skill – Frank Borman

 

Plan Ahead Attitude: An excellent pilot must have a “plan ahead attitude” in order to take informed and precise decisions which can have different meanings at different times. Like while landing a plane, a pilot needs to plan ahead & gather information about runaway length, traffic and weather conditions at the destination to safely and smoothly land the aircraft. So it is all about planning a little early for a forthcoming situation and also keeping the alternatives ready in case of any unexpected situation.

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Right Temperament: Right temperament for a pilot encompass a lot. It means a pilot must be confident and resilient enough to take the responsibility and handle any situation well and quick. He must also be organized, self-disciplined, self-motivated and goal-oriented.

Leadership Skills: A Pilot must also be a good leader in order to command and lead his or her crew. He must gain the respect of his or her team by leading through example and showing the integrity & strong team skill with the ability to work together well when required. Commanding skills of a pilot comes mainly into action in an emergency situation where Pilots need to instruct his or her team and passengers. And it is a skill that rare possess and is always tough to acquire. Tough but not impossible. But to be a skilled airplane pilot, you need to acquire Leadership skill by keep the positive attitude always, making eye contact with people around, be supportive when required and inspire people by picking up their positives too.

Listen to the airplane: Well that’s something odd. But that doesn’t means you have to literally put your ears and listen, rather you should feel the subtle signs that an airplane gives in reaction to different situations. Like paying attention to the skid ball and trying to keep it centered, being aware about the Attitude Indicator to nail the right airspeed and have better control over the aircraft.

 

Finally as they say a skilled airline pilot is all about Airmanship, Knowledge & Judgment.
Happy Flying!

The Insider’s Guide to Flying as a Career

Aviation is one of the most exciting industries to build a career in. A career as a pilot can be both exciting as well as rewarding. One can start out by taking flying lessons at one’s local flight school and work all the way up to captain of a Boeing 777!

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1. You need a Commercial pilot license to fly

Only pilots with a commercial pilot license or private pilot license can fly an aircraft. A Commercial Pilot License (CPL) is a qualification that allows you to act as a Pilot in an aviation company.

2. You need to clear your 10+2 Physics & Maths exam

– If you are a science student its great. However,  if you are a commerce or arts student you need to give Physics & Maths exam from any open board university (example National Institute Of Open Studies(NIOS)). Everyone  needs to have a Minimum qualification of 10+2 with Physics & Maths.

– You can start your training at the age of 16. However, You need to be 18 years old for CPL license.

– You need to clear the Class II Medical, which is done by a DGCA approved medical examiner.

3. Select an Institute of Repute

Join a DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) approved institute only. You need to check a few things like infrastructure, instructors, the fleet of aircrafts before selecting one.

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4.Flying Training

Once you select an institute and enroll yourself, You need a mandatory 200 Hours of Flying Training as per DGCA Syllabus.

5.Skills Needed

There are a few key skills that every pilot must have.

.     Agility and physical fitness
.     Ability to take split-second decisions
.     Courage to face challenges — this could be anything from very bad weather to a hijack
.     Ability to stay focused for long hours

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6. Get your CPL License

Once you have completed 200 hours of flying and  cleared theory exams you are eligible to apply for the commercial pilot license!!

7. Career Path

After you get your license, there is a  wide scope  of careers you can choose.

-You can apply in any of the airlines to work as a co-pilot.

-You can apply to work as co-pilot in any private company who  have chartered aircrafts

-You can also work as a flying instructor in any of the approved flying schools and gain experience as well as the skills which may help you to apply for airline pilot.

If you have any further query,  you can speak to one of our counselors.

Go Carver Go!!