Radio Operator, Airline Radio Officer, Flight Radio Operator

Minimum- 12th standard pass (science)

Freshers may apply

The tasks a Radio Operator, Aircraft is expected to perform include:

Operating and adjusting radio equipment on board an aircraft in flight to maintain contact with ground station

Exchanging messages to inform the pilot about weather conditions, landing instructions etc.

Inspecting equipment including the radar before undertaking flights

Operating the radio to send and receive messages and maintain contact with ground stations

Receiving weather information and other messages in prescribed codes from Control Tower Operator and transmitting them to Pilots during flights

Operating radio navigational equipment and frequently tuning to detect or listen to international distress signals

Maintaining a log of all messages and instructions received and despatched

Operating a direction finding equipment and reporting readings to the pilot

Performing radio repairing task in case of emergency

Thorough knowledge of operating radio equipment on board aircrafts

Knowledge of receiving and transmitting code messages by radio telephone or radio-telegraph system

Understanding and knowledge of frequencies and wavelengths

Knowledge of weather reporting

Skilled in maintaining wireless equipment, recording of messages received or sent and carrying out minor repairs and replacements of parts

Knowledge of repairing a radio during emergency Knowledge of operating direction finding equipment Understanding of report readings

Good communication skills

Planning and organising skills

Relationship management skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Attention to detail


It is an in-flight desk job

The role does not involve team handling

Travelling is required on the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 5/6 days a week and minimum of 8/9 hours every day. However this depends on duration of the flight

The job involves working in shifts

The role includes working on weekends and holidays

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and One Arm (OA)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

A Radio Operator, Aircraft is paid in the range of INR 12,000 to INR 20,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Increase in Human Resource requirement in Telecommunications

The sector currently employs over 2.08 million employees and is slated to employ more than 4.16 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~2.1 million jobs in the nine-year period. The period 2013?17 will see a marginally higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2017?22 due to expected changes in infrastructure integration and shared services along with increasing share of organised retail leading to higher productivity levels of workforce.

Indian Telecom Industry Trend

Indian Telecom has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories becoming the 2nd largest and fastest growing market, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade (subscribers).

Further, the annual mobile handset sales are expected to cross 200 million units mark this year and India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for Telecom infrastructure equipment.

With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country.



Airline agencies


Job opportunities are mainly located in and around airport cities

Banasthali Vidyapith Gliding & Flying Club (BVGFC)

Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI)

Gujarat Flying Club

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur

Trade Wings Institute of Management