20 lakhs new job vacancies for pilots and ground staffs by 2024

Posted on : 27 February, 2023 5:05 pm

The total number of direct and indirect jobs created by aviation and aero manufacturing by 2024 will be around 20 lakhs, sources said. Nearly half of the jobs created will be for blue-collar workers like loaders, cleaners, drivers, and helpers.

To cater to the expected traffic growth, the fleet size of Indian carriers is expected to grow substantially which would require an additional requirement of around 10,000 pilots in the next five year.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has embarked upon a capital expenditure plan of more than Rs 25,000 crore in next five years for the development, upgrade, and modernization of various airports to meet the international standards in the country.

To meet the requirement of human capital in the civil aviation sector, there are currently 35 flying training organisations (FTOs) which are approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). While the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA) at Amethi is under the central government, eight FTOs are under State governments and 26 are owned by the private sector.