Air Engineer


Co Pilot

Flight Operation Manager

Minimum ? Bachelor?s degree in mechanical, electrical or aeronautical engineering with Flight Engineer license

Not less than 5000 Hours of flying experience and 2500 hours as pilot in command on Civil Air Transport Aircraft. Accident free record for the last 5 Years

The tasks a Flight Engineer is expected to perform include:

Making pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight inspection, adjustments, and minor repairs to ensure safe and efficient operation of aircraft

Monitoring control panel to verify aircraft performance, and regulating engine speed according to instructions of Pilot, Aircraft

Making inflight repairs and recording malfunctioning which were not corrected during flight, and reporting needed repairs to ground maintenance personnel

Verifying passenger and cargo distribution and amount of fuel, to ensure that weight and balance specifications are met

Monitoring fuel gauges and computing the rate of fuel consumption

Proficient in checking aircraft for defects, such as fuel or oil leaks, malfunctions in electrical, hydraulic, or pressurization systems according to pre-flight checklist before take-off

Adept in verifying passenger and cargo distribution and amount of fuel to ensure that weight and balance specifications are met

Skilled in making in-flight repairs, such as replacing fuses, adjusting instruments, and freeing jammed flight control cables, using hand tools

Adept in taking emergency measures to compensate for failure of equipment, such as autopilot wing heater, and electrical and hydraulic systems

Proficient in monitoring fuel gauges and compute rate of fuel consumption and engine performance

Well-versed in performing aircraft repair work

Knowledge of flight theory and flight maintenance

Proficient in understanding and interpreting diagrams, charts and flight journals

Will be updated

Good vision


Analytical skills

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 not handle a team

Travelling is a part of this job

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 considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

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

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

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience or more - INR 1,00,000 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 professions such as 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.

Airlines across India

Indian Air force

Airlines across India

Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering

Punjab Engineering College?University of Technology

Madras Institute of Technology

Will be updated