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Hi, Aircraft maintainance engineers find a very good demand in airlines, aircraft manufacturing units, air turbine production plants or design development programmes for the aviation industry. Aerospace environment is sophisticated with rewarding career opportunities involving leading-edge technology. One can pursue course in this field through one of the following, approved, routes in India .Students can opt for the usual degree program for becoming an aeronautical engineer, this includes B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) or a B. Tech (Bachelor of Technology). One can also acquire a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering. Most of the reputed engineering colleges and the Indian Institute of Technology's (IIT) in India offer degree and post-graduate degree courses in Aeronautical Engineering. Students can also look for admission in the polytechnic institutes which have diploma courses on offer. These institutes are apporoved by AICTE.Also, Government of India provides 4 years degree course in Aeronautical Engineering (A.M.Ae.S.I.) which is equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech in AE. The examination is conducted by the Aeronautical Society of India, New Delhi at various centres in India. The course consists of Section A and Section B each of 2 years duration upon passing which one is eligible for the recruitment of executive and commissioned ranks in the services in the appropriate field under the Central Government. These candidates are also eligible to apply for any jobs in Aeronautics where B.E. is prescribed as the minimum eligibility qualification for the post. Theya re also eligible to pursue post graduation courses.AE offers job prospects in India an as well as abroad. Infact, many companies recruit directly from campus.Initially, candidates begin work as graduate engineer trainees or junior Engineers. Keeping in view their performance, academic background and aptitude, they are placed for training in the aircraft maintenance/overhaul or support section. On completion of training they are placed as assistant aircraft engineers or assistant technical officers. They have to clear departmental examinations for further promotions. They may advance to administrative or executive positions or become consultants. Aeronautical engineers are assisted by aircraft mechanics in maintenance of aircraft frame, engine, electrical system and other ancillary fittings.
An aircraft maintenance engineer is responsible for the control, maintenance and repair of specialized aircraft instrumentation and related parts of the aircraft. They also acquire skills to set engine controls and to test for their correct functioning. They play a major role among the maintenance staffto keep the aircraft airworthyat all times. The maintenanceof modern sophisticated aircrafts calls for high degree of technical knowledge , competence , proficiency , dexterity and integrity on part of concerned personnel. Aircraft engineers research, design, manufacture and maintain aircraft. Some of the eminent institutes in aircraft maintenance engineering are :-Indian Institute of AeronauticsSchool of Aviation Science & TechnologySchool of AeronauticsIndian Institute of Aeronautical Science New DelhiVSM AerospaceHindustan Aviation Academy, BangaloreFlytech Aviation AcademyInstitute of Aircraft Maintenance EngineersRajiv Gandhi Aviation AcademyHyderabad College of AviationNehru College of Aeronautics & Applied Sciences, CoimbatoreKolkata Airforce Technical CollegeSalary in this field is very attractive. In Indian airlines, Air India , PawanHans and other private airlines, engineers get a starting gross salary of about 25000/- -40000/- pm which goes up to 1.20 lakh.
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