Aircraft Mechanic

Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Engine Overhauling

Minimum - Bachelor's degree/diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering or Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering

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The tasks a Mechanic Aircraft, Engine Overhauling is expected to perform include:

Repairing and overhauling aeroplane engines

Examining engine mounted on aeroplane and listening to its idle running sound to detect malfunctioning

Removing engine from airplane using hoist, necessary tools and equipment

Mounting it on work bench

Repairing or replacing defective parts

Balancing impellers and incorporating modifications as suggested

Running engine to test performance and making adjustments as required

Operating workshop machine for drilling, grinding, etc.

Maintaining record of repairs, replacements, etc.

Proficient in disassembling engine, cleaning parts and examining them to ascertain repairs needed

Adept in repairing or replacing defective parts and reassembling engine by setting timings, clearance, etc. according to manufacturers' specifications

Well-versed with balancing impellers and incorporating modifications as suggested

Knowledge of running engine to test performance, making necessary adjustments to carburettor, and tuning it up precisely using feeler gauge, timing discs and other special tools, performing other tasks to service engine, such as flushing crank case, cleaning strainer screens, greasing moving parts, etc.

Knowledge of servicing and overhauling specific aircraft parts or units, such as carburettor, propellers, landing gears, wings, fuselage, etc.

Knowledge of operating workshop machine for drilling, grinding, milling etc.

Knowledge of keeping record of parts examined, repaired and replaced

Eye for detail

Problem solving attitude

Good communication skills

Pleasing personality

Planning ability

Physically fit

Normal colour vision

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/1 hours everyday for /6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to strong and continuous noise in work areas, noxious dust, allergenic materials, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include mesothelioma, falls, musculoskeletal injuries, accidents, etc.

For freshers - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR 40,000 to INR 70,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Trends of the Aviation Sector in India


The aviation sector today supports 56.6 million jobs and produces over US$ 2.2 trillion of the global gross domestic product (GDP). The Government plans to invest US$ 12.1 billion in the airport sector during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (of this US$ 9.3 billion is expected to come from India?s private sector) towards construction of new, low-cost airports and development of existing ones.


According to Ajit Singh, Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India, India would be the third largest aviation market by 2020. The foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in air transport (including air freight) during April 2000 to March 2014 stood at US$ 495.24 million, according to data with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).


The Indian civil aviation industry is among the top 10 globally with a size of around US$ 16 billion, according to a recent KPMG report. The aviation industry presently supports about 0.5 per cent of the India?s GDP. This sector caters to about 150 million passengers daily, with the potential to grow further. By 2020, traffic at airports in India is anticipated to reach 450 million. Indian carriers plan to double their fleet to around 800 aircrafts.


The growth in Indian aviation has created significant employment opportunities. With passengers and aircraft fleet likely to double by 2020, the need to strengthen the human resource development infrastructure is immediate. As per KPMG estimates, the total manpower requirement of airlines is estimated to rise from 62,000 in FY-2011 to 117,000 by FY-2017. It is estimated that the sector, overall, will need about 350,000 new employees to facilitate growth in the next decade.

Aviation/aerospace companies across India

Cities across India

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All IIT?s across India 

PEC University of Technology

Bengal Engineering and Science University

Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka

Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil Nadu

Sathyabama University

Acharya Institute of Technology

Amrita School of Engineering

M.V.J. College of Engineering