Career as an Aircraft Engineer

Know all about the career of an Aircraft Engineer

Posted on : 15 February, 2021 10:47 am

Aircraft Engineering is a good career after schooling. Mainly, there are 3 types of Aircraft Engineer namely Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), Aeronautical Engineer, and Aerospace Engineer. The work of each one is different with different challenges and salary packages as well. 

Here are the details of the Aircraft Engineer work profile and salary such as:-

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)

    It is an internationally based license career related to the maintenance and repair of aircraft and its components as well. The duties of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer include repairing, troubleshooting a problem, conducting inspections, and making upgrades to aircraft. The starting salary for AME is between INR 6 to 10 Lakhs per annum.

  • Aeronautical Engineer

    These engineers are hired by private and government organizations for researching, designing, constructing, testing, and manufacturing work of an aircraft within the earth’s atmosphere. The starting salary of an Aeronautical Engineer is above from INR 6 to 10 lakh per annum.

  • Aerospace Engineer

    The Aerospace Engineers are responsible for researching, designing, constructing, testing, and manufacturing the air vehicle that flies within the earth’s atmosphere and outside the earth’s atmosphere like aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, satellite, space shuttle, etc. As per the report of the pay scale, the average salary for an Aerospace Engineer is INR 836,782.

Life of Aircraft Engineer

India is the 3rd largest aviation worldwide which shows the great career for Aircraft Engineers. Not only in India, but there is also a huge demand of Indian manpower in the foreign aviation industry. So, overall there is nothing like a struggle for Aircraft Engineers if they carry good skills. 

Aircraft Engineers are the backbone of the Aviation industry, that’s why companies highly appreciate their work. The Aircraft Engineers family gets free travel facilities in airlines, and there is a big chance to go abroad on a high salary package. Aircraft Engineers can do the job in following Government and Private Companies:-

Top National Recruiting Airlines

  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • IndiGo
  • SpiceJet
  • GoAir
  • AirAsia India
  • Vistara
  • Alliance Air
  • Luwang Air

MRO & Other Organizations

  • Air India Limited
  • Air Works India (Engineering) Pvt Ltd
  • Arrow Aviation Services Pvt Ltd
  • Blue Dart Aviation Limited
  • Cochin International Aviation Services
  • Deccan Aviation
  • Eaton Aerospace
  • And hundreds of more…

Top Research Organizations

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • SpaceX
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • European Space Agency (ESA)
  • And many more…

Aircraft Engineers live an excellent lifestyle with a high salary package. There is a great value of experienced engineers in India and abroad as well but It is mandatory to have a license and degree in Aircraft Engineering. For that, the students can join top govt. of India approved AME, Aerospace Engineering, and Aeronautical Engineering institutes in India through AME CET entrance exam. AME CET also offers up to 100% scholarship to all entrance examination qualified students.