Aviation is the practical aspect of aeronautics, being the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. Wright brothers were the first to fly in a powered and controlled aircraft on 17th December 1903. Later, as the designs grew larger and more reliable, the aircraft began to transport people and cargo.
In December 1912, India made its presence felt in the sky when it's first domestic flight flew between Karachi and Delhi. It was opened up by collaboration between Indian Air Services and the UK based Imperial Airways. Today, Indian Aviation Industry is one of the fastest growing aviation industries in the world with a growth rate of 18% per year and is expected to be 3rd largest in the world by 2020.
There are over 450 airports and 1100+ registered aircrafts in the country. Passengers CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of over 5% have been registered during the 2011 - 2014 and is expected to grow in the coming years.
With increasing growth rate, aviation industry offers abundant career opportunities like pilot, co-pilot, cabin crew, air traffic controller, In-flights manager, maintenance controller, ground staff and many more. The compensation paid in the industry is lucrative too e.g. an amateur pilot can earn 2-3 lakhs per month at the starting of his career.