Sunday, February 14, 2016

Indian aviation sector to employ 4 million by 2035: Ministry

New Delhi: The domestic aviation sector is projected to employ nearly four million people in two decades, driven by improved economic activities and labour productivity, says a study instituted by the Civil Aviation Ministry.

While emphasising the need for having skill development programmes across various levels in the sector, the study has suggested setting up of the National Civil Aviation Training Entity (NCATE).

The study, done by ICRA Management Consultancy Services Ltd (IMaCS), comes at a time when the ministry is in advanced stages of finalising the civil aviation policy.

“Our estimate indicates that by 2035, the Indian civil aviation sector (across the study segments of airport, airlines, cargo, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and ground handling) will employ 0.8 to 1 million personnel directly and another 3 million indirectly (for 1 direct job about 3.5 indirect jobs are created),” the report said.

The projection has been made after taking into account the likely improvements in economic output and labour productivity.

“For the direct employment opportunities estimated, the airlines segment contributes the maximum share of 32 per cent followed by cargo at about 25 per cent, airport at 23 per cent (which also includes contractual staff), ground handling about 17 per cent and MRO about 3 per cent,” it noted.
14/02/16 PTI/Business Line
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