In the fields of airport operations, airport engineering construction, cargo management, airport finance, airport commercial, land management, HR management and aviation law human resources have to be constantly upgraded. An increase is observed in hiring of direct staff including pilots, engineers, cabin crew, ground staff, airport staff, air cargo, maintenance, repair and operations and air navigation staff. More demand is expected in management and operations profile. Liberalization of the economy, De-regulation, Open sky policy and Public-Private Partnerships has boosted the air traffic movements. Airports are seeing rapid expansion and modernization.
This sector is expected to bring a large amount of employment opportunities in the coming 2-3 decades but along with it, emerges the bigger challenge of requirement of highly skilled aviation professionals. Skilled manpower requirements are estimated to increase to 30000 from 20000 for airports whereas for airlines the rise is estimated from 62000 to 117000. Requirement for ground handling, flight catering, aviation security and other related areas will treble from 90000 to 270000. RK Srivastava, the chairman of Airports Authority of India said that there would be hiring at airports as well. The Narendra Modi government aims to set up low cost airports. It will be around 200 in number. It is established to facilitate air travel to smaller towns, according to the economic survey. The government has modernized 33 existing small airports, expanding their passenger terminals and lengthening runways.
There are various academies to train students for logistics and supply chain management institute in kochi. Various courses are there to train executives in air cargo management. They are trained to handle and process air cargo. Also they are taught about cargo management at airports, import export cargo handling procedures, cargo capacity of aircraft, effective warehousing management. Short duration programs are included to serve executives for their professional and skill development. The development and expansion in the Indian air cargo sector has resulted in tremendous opportunities for training and employment in this sector as both the government and private sectors have come at forefront with a positive approach.