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It's a great career avenue, with high remuneration and a lot of traveling. But you have to remember that it's also a very uncertain profession. Aircraft engineers design, construct, operate and maintain the aircrafts as well as space crafts. These professionals in civil aviation generally specialize in aeronautical, mechanical or electronic engineering.
Mechanical engineers service and overhaul engines and airframes while electronic engineers specialize in the maintenance of instruments and electrical/electronic equipments.
An aircraft engineer must have a strong sense of responsibility. This job requires manual, technical and mechanical aptitude.
Career in aviation attracts many youngster because it offers a glamorous life style and a limitless travel around the globe. Job opportunities have multiplied in recent times, since privatization has resulted a number of private airlines operating in the sector.
Some new international airlines have also started operation in India. So a lot of opportunities are available now.
Aviation industry in India has two distinct sector-Commercial and Military aviation industry.
Commercial aviation includes Indian and International passenger airlines and cargo planes as well as charter operations etc. while military aviation includes Indian Air force and the aviation arms of the Navy and Army.
In this sector, a trainee pilot can earn Rs.15000/- per month. A pilot can earn Rs.65000/- to Rs.85000/- per month. Foreign airlines pay much more, going up to Rs.1.5 laks per month and even higher.
With all these luxuries, it is highly responsible job with no place for error. If you are medically unfit at any time, you will be grounded with considerable financial loss. In fact, you should have a medical fitness test done even before joining.