Asia will require 216,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. This is due to growth, and does not include retirement or attrition
Asia will require 216,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. This is due to growth, and does not include retirement or attrition. Opportunities exist unlike ever before for pilots, and all aviation personnel.
To take advantage of these opportunities, one must have the proper flight training. HM Aviation has a cadet program which prepares the student to go abroad for flight training with interviews, psychometric testing, and the class 1 aviation medical. The flight training, takes place in Canada, the United States, South Africa or New Zealand, depending upon the student’s preference. The private and commercial pilot’s licenses are included in the flight training as well as the multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Things look good for the graduate returning to India. India currently has the 9th largest aviation industry in the world. By 2020, India could have the 3rd largest, and the world’s largest by 2030. Airlines still must ensure they have properly trained candidates, and the HM Aviation cadet program prepares the student with the DGCA conversion, airline interview preparation, and preparation for the simulator evaluation.
Upon entering the airlines, the candidate has many opportunities. Usually, the candidate will start off on an Airbus A320, or the Boeing 737. Some may start their career on the Q400, or ATR. All are rewarding ways to start a career in aviation.
Most new pilots start their career on domestic routes, building experience and seniority. The pilot can advance to international routes after flying the domestic routes for some time. Routes flown may include: Bangkok, Colombo, or Dubai. Some of the airlines fly across the ocean to places like Sydney, Johannesburg, or London. All these routes and more are open to the pilot who puts forth the effort. The airlines also offer free or discounted flights to employees and families. These benefits start soon after joining an airline.
Some choose careers as corporate pilots. While not having an exact schedule like an airline, a corporate pilot may go to places like Athens one week, and Tokyo the next. In this career, one goes to many exciting places, never knowing where you’ll be next.
Whatever one’s personal goals are, the aviation industry offers many exciting careers. Aviation offers careers with great pay, excitement, and the opportunity to see the world. Few careers offer the excitement that a career in aviation offers. Now is the perfect time to launch this career!