Monday, March 13, 2017

Fly high with a career in aerospace engineering

Aerospace engineering is a fascinating subject. It has two main branches of aeronautics and astronautics, which have sub-branches. While aeronautical engineering specialises in aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and missiles (everything that flies within the limits of Earth’s atmosphere), astronautical engineering includes rockets, satellites, space stations, space shuttles and spacecraft that fly beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
The scope for aerospace engineering is literally beyond the stars. An aerospace engineer designs, tests, constructs and maintains aircraft and spacecraft. In India, the industry is one of the fastest growing, with civil, defence and space segments showing significant growth potential.
India’s civil aviation industry is on a high-growth trajectory due to fast economic growth in recent years and sizeable increase in real consumer spending. Airlines flew nearly 100 million passengers on domestic routes last year. The government has ushered in a new era of expansion—driven by low-cost carriers, modern airports, FDI and emphasis on regional connectivity. The air transport sector already supports eight million jobs and contributes $72 billion to the GDP.
As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), India will displace Britain to become the third-largest aviation market with 278 million passengers by 2026. By 2035, IATA expects the Indian market to serve 442 million passengers.
13/03/17 Financial Express