EM­PLOY­MENT OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES IN IN­DIAN AVI­A­TION SEC­TOR

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A study con­ducted for the Min­istry of Civil Avi­a­tion in­di­cates that the rapid and sus­tained growth in the In­dian civil avi­a­tion sec­tor will help gen­er­ate at least 9.77 lakh di­rect and around 30 lakh in­di­rect jobs by 2035. In a best case sce­nario, it could rise to 11.21 lakh jobs at a time the num­ber of pas­sen­gers are likely to rise to at least 876 mil­lion, 4.6 times the 190.1 mil­lion recorded last year. The cargo vol­ume is ex­pected to in­crease to 9.16 mil­lion tonnes from 2.5 mil­lion tonnes at present, while the air­craft move­ments are ex­pected to grow at eight per cent in the pe­riod 2015 to 2035 and reach 75.6 lakh by the end of the next decade. The re­port said that In­dia might re­quire 39,000 pi­lots and co-pi­lots by 2035 from the ex­ist­ing around 5,000. The de­mand could rise to 13,000 by 2020 and to 20,000 in 2025. There is a need for 68,000 cabin crew in 2035 while Euro­pean aero­space ma­jor Air­bus has be­gun fi­nal as­sem­bly of the first A350-1000 at the A350 XWB Fi­nal As­sem­bly Line (FAL) at Toulouse, France. The A350-1000 is the largest vari­ant in the cur­rent A350 XWB fam­ily. Nearly 74 me­tres in length, it will have the ca­pac­ity to carry 366 pas­sen­gers in a typ­i­cal three­class con­fig­u­ra­tion. The air­craft is in­tended to re­place the A340-600 and com­pete with the Boe­ing 777. The com­pany has con­firmed or­ders for 181 air­craft from ten cus­tomers with Qatar Air­ways be­ing the launch cus­tomer. This A350-1000, the first of three flight test air­craft to be built, is sched­uled for its maiden flight be­fore the end of 2016. De­liv­ery of this air­craft is ex­pected to com­mence in the mid­dle of next year. To en­sure that the pro­duc­tion re­mains on sched­ule, Air­bus has added three ad­di­tional fi­nal as­sem­bly sta­tions. For max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity, all sta­tions in the A350 XWB FAL can be used for both mod­els. wa­ter­ways. An am­phibi­ous air­craft will be op­er­ated be­tween Varanasi and Kolkata. It will be a cheaper mode of trans­port,” Union Min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari said at a pub­lic meet­ing. “The 620-km-long Far­rakha to Patna in­land wa­ter­way will be com­pleted in six months,” he said.

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