Peeush Kumar

Looking for a second career in aviation or aerospace industry

I am a professional helicopter pilot with over 15 years of experience. Additionally, I have been involved in the design and development of helicopters including technical management towards procurements. I intend to pursue a changeover in career to management in aerospace or aviation sector and willing to undergo necessary training and education for the same. Kindly advice about the courses/programmes that I need to be undertaking towards the job opportunities that I may be presented in future.

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RE: Looking for a second career in aviation or aerospace industry

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Greeting's for the day!!!
As you already a Professional Pilot with over 15 Years or Work Experience. You can easily switch on the Aerospace industry.

- Aeronautical/ Aerospace Engineering:

Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering is a one of the most challenging fields of engineering with a wide scope for growth. This field deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space exploration and defence systems. It specializes in the designing, construction, development, testing, operations and maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft, spacecrafts and their components as well as satellites and missiles. An aerospace engineering involves design and manufacture of very high technology systems. The job requires manual, technical as well as mechanical aptitude. Aeronautical engineer's usually work in teams under the supervision of senior engineers, bringing together their skills and technical expertise. Though highly paid, the work is very demanding. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated to his work.

- Eligibility Criteria:

To be an aeronautical engineer one should have a graduate degree (BE /Btech) or atleast a diploma in Aeronautics. The degree and post graduate degree courses are offered by the engineering colleges and Institute of Technology (IIT's), and the Diploma courses are available at polytechnics. The basic eligibility criteria for BE/Btech is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with physics, chemistry and mathematics and must have a fairly high percentage of marks in the aggregate. One must also pass the qualifying exam JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) conducted by IIT.

- Job Prospects & Career Options:

Aeronautical engineers work with one of the most technologically advanced branches of engineering. The main thrust in this area is on design and development of aircraft to space and satellite research. Jobs are available with the national, international, public and private Airline Services as well as aircraft manufacturing units.

Job Opportunities for an Aeronautical Engineer in India, lies with various Airlines, Helicopter Corporation of India, and Flying clubs, private airlines and government owned air service and aircraft manufacturers like Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) with its factories at Bangalore, Nashik, Koraput,, Kanpur etc. Defence Research and Development Laboratories, National Aeronautical Lab (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment, Civil Aviation Department etc.

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