Chief Air Engineer

Chief Engineer

Chief Pilot

Minimum ? Transport Airline?s Pilot License issued by DGCA India

Not less than 5,000 hours of flying experience and 2,500 hours as pilot in command on Civil Air Transport Aircraft. Accident free record for the last 5 Years

The tasks a Chief Flight Engineer is expected to perform include:

Planning, co-ordinating, controlling and supervising work of check flight engineer and flight engineer

Removing defects or deficiencies in aircraft observed during flight and pointed out in flight reports by check flight engineer and flight engineer

Studying flight reports and logs prepared by check flight engineer, flight engineer

Maintaining log to record any statistical data or any technological change made in aircraft

Representing operations department in technical conferences

Proficient in studying report regarding working of aircraft, fuel consumption, engine performance and its malfunctions, etc.

Adept at liaising with engineering department in technical matters affecting flight engineering

Well-versed with recommending adequate standard operations in force to director of flying or planned operations

Proficient in undertaking yearly flight checks of all flight engineers working under him

Knowledge of conducting surveys of engineering and refuelling facilities on new routes to be opened

Proficient in assisting in investigation of important events like crashes, break-down, etc.

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Good vision


Analytical skill

Ability to work under pressure

Good communication skills

Physically fit

Good mathematical skills

Critical thinking

Hardworking and persistent

It is a desk job but one needs to be on their toes

Need to handle a team of check flight engineers and flight engineers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

 Working hours
Working hours include around 70 hours a month. This may vary from airline to airline

Shift system maybe available

 Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?





This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 198 (section 87)

Health risks include working at odd hours, stress, working under pressure, undertaking flight repair work, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, accident, sleep deprivation, depression and anxiety, heart diseases, etc.

For candidates with 1 or 2 years of experience or more - INR 2,80,000 to INR 3,00,000 per month 

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Overview of the Aerospace and Aviation Sector 


The Indian civil aviation industry is on a high growth trajectory. India has a vision of becoming the third largest aviation market by 2020 and is expected to be the largest by 2030.The civil aviation industry in India has ushered in a new era of expansion driven by factors such as low-cost carriers (LCC), modern airports, foreign direct investments (FDI) in domestic airlines, cutting edge information technology (IT) interventions and a growing emphasis on regional connectivity. In terms of market size, the Indian civil aviation industry is amongst the top 10 in the world with a size of around US$ 16 billion.


India?s scheduled airlines carried 67.73 million passengers in 2014 compared with 61.42 million passengers in 2013, and 58.81 million in 2012, according to the DGCA. Air traffic in India grew between 20 and 40 per cent for six years starting 2003, when low-fare airline Air Deccan was launched, making it possible for more people to travel by air. Aircraft movements, passengers and freight at all Indian airports are expected to grow at a rate of 4.2 per cent, 5.3 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively, for the next five years, according to estimates by Airports Authority of India (AAI).


There is large untapped potential for growth in the Indian aviation industry due to the fact that access to aviation is still a dream for nearly 99.5 per cent of its large population, nearly 40 per cent of which is the upwardly mobile middle class. Thus with the growing aviation industry the demand for various profession such as chief flight engineer, etc. is bound to increase. The manpower employed in Indian aviation industry is expected to increase from 62,000 in FY-2011 to 117,000 by FY-2017 and further to 350,000 new employees in next decade to facilitate growth. This indicates good job opportunities for Chief Flight Engineer and other professionals.

Airlines across India

Indian Air Force

Cities across India

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Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering

Punjab Engineering College ? University of Technology

Madras Institute of Technology

Indian Aviation Academy

Government Aviation Training Institute

Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics

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