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Career options in the ever-growing aviation industry

Throughout history, aviation has been one of the most successful and in-demand industries in the world. As time went by, the aviation industry required more manpower and technology. Therefore, by the end of the 20th century, almost all aircraft companies sought out professionals who could run their various aviation jobs smoothly, which resulted in the creation of more job opportunities. Speaking of which, there are a lot of aviation courses to choose from. Many opportunities await young, ambitious people seeking a successful career in the aviation industry. From cabin crew to ground crew staff, piloting to ticketing, the choice is yours. However, for one's career to take off, they need to attend a professional course along with other qualifications if necessary. Those who wish to pursue careers in the aviation industry should therefore select a course of study that suits their interests and abilities. There is no doubt that once a candidate is qualified, he or she will have a great career ahead of them.
Speaking of which, here are some of the career paths you can choose in the aviation industry –

Pilot: A pilot, as we all know, is one of the most sought-after jobs in the aviation industry. It is also, undoubtedly, the most glamorous and rewarding. Professionals in this role go through tedious training to learn how to safely operate an aircraft. If you are a graduate and you want to pursue a career in aviation as an airline pilot, you must first meet the licensing requirements of your state and work towards accumulating a certain number of flight hours to advance your career. GMRAA offers Commercial Pilot License training for 12th pass students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The course demands 18 to 24 months of study along with 200 to 300 hours of flying to maintenance work on aircraft. Post completion, you will receive a license and subsequently you can specialize in type rating.

Cabin crew: The first step in pursuing a career as a flight attendant is to complete the initial cabin crew training. The crew members should be physically and mentally fit since most of their working hours will be spent in the aircraft. In addition to having excellent customer service skills, they should also be capable of multi-tasking. This training prepares every flight attendant with the knowledge and skills they need. The airline cabin crew course provided by the GMR Aero Academy covers matters such as passenger handling and safety, including the safety of aircraft equipment and emergency procedures, security aspects in aviation, smoke and fire fighting, first aid, and more.

Ground staff: As a ground staff member, you are responsible for providing passengers with the right information, assisting them with reservations, ticketing, baggage collection, seat allocation, customer service, and so on. It is important for a dedicated ground staff member to have excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding customer service skills, and be able to multitask while providing passengers with information on the weather forecast, late arrivals and late departures, and helping them with any concerns they may have. Even those who are undergraduates can take the course to work in this department.

Airhostesses: Airhostesses enjoy a highly reputable job and can lead luxurious lives. However, their responsibilities are just as high. They should maintain a professional appearance, be well-behaved, and maintain a professional attitude. They are frequently regarded as the face of an airline company, so their customer service skills must be of the highest caliber. Their responsibilities include checking pre and post-flight records, assisting customers with finding their seats, welcoming passengers on board, and providing them with safety instructions. An air hostess is well paid, respected, and has the opportunity to work in other industries even after retiring from the aviation industry.

Customer Service Associate: There are many departments in the aviation industry that require a person to possess effective communication and customer service skills. As its name implies, this career path demands the same level of dedication and commitment. From the techniques required to provide exceptional customer service to being able to provide support in both support centre and call centre environments, a customer service associate will have to be fluent in all matters. If you have what it takes to become a customer service associate, then GMRAA's Customer Service Associate (CSA) programme is right for you. This will provide you with a deeper understanding of customer service and a working knowledge of the various sub-disciplines in the department.

India is coming up with 100 new airports with all existing major airports currently under expansion. Aviation being a manpower intensive industry, there are a lot of opportunities in the sector be it in the field of airports, airlines, ground handlers, retail, fire & safety, cargo, IT, MRO, Catering, Hospitality etc. Therefore if you find yourself interested to work in this industry, there is no better time than now.

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