Saturday, November 11, 2017

India's aviation market to be third largest by '27

Mumbai: With its consistent double-digit growth in domestic passenger traffic, India set to be the third largest aviation market in the world by 2027.
In the next ten years then, the India's aviation market will generate close to 2.6 million direct, indirect and induced jobs, said a report released by Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) on Friday.
"The current staffing, as on FY 2017 is 1,97,309 which is expected to reach 4,32,021 by FY 27 and all of this would be direct jobs," said the CAPA report.
At the top of the rung are vacancies for the job of commercial pilots in airlines.
Currently, India has 6,772 pilots and by FY 2027 it would need 16,802, said the CAPA report.
The growth in demand for cabin crew jobs will be more than double with the current 11,000 cabin crew positions to grow to 26,325 in a decade.
As for maintenance engineers, there will be 34,972 posts, up from the current 14,220.
11/11/17 Times of India

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