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The Indian aviation sector is moving at a faster pace. At present, Airports Authority of India (AAI) operates 127 airports including 13 international airports and 25 civil enclaves in the country. In 2007, 36.47 per cent growth was registered in domestic segment. The domestic aviation sector is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% over the next five years. The number of air travelers also increased by a record 38.5 per cent in 2006-07. Cargo traffic is also growing at a fast pace at these airports. From the current volume of 1.6 million, cargo growth is expected to reach 9 million MT by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 14%.

By 2020, Indian airports are estimated to handle 100 million passengers, including 60 million
domestic passengers and Cargo traffic of 3.4 million tonnes per annum. Year 2007 was marked by no accidents, a landmark in seven years. However, certain factors have been hampering the growth of Indian Aviation Sector like high aviation turbine fuel prices, shortage of skilled labors, rapid fleet expansion, and infrastructure constraints. Some key players of the sector are JetLite, Air India, Kingfisher Airlines, GoAir, SpiceJet, and Paramount Airways.

Employment: The Indian aviation sector is likely to generate nearly 2.5lakh jobs by 2010 as fleet expansion is on the rise. As a consequence of commonwealth games, approximately 10million tourists will be visiting India by 2010. There is a growing demand for training 1,500 pilots every year due to the phenomenal growth in the civil aviation sector. With such a robust growth, the sector would be facing a dearth of qualified commercial pilots, expats and technicians. It is estimated that a requirement of 40,000 cabin crew members will arise in coming five years.

Attrition: Skilled employees are leaving their companies on a large scale thus, resulting in dearth of talented professionals in the companies. The attrition among pilots and cabin crew is as high as 46 per cent. Moreover, maximum attrition is observed in employees in age group of 26 to 30 years with experience of two to four years.

Compensation: The key players are paying hefty salaries to their employees in order to retain them with the company for long. The salaries offered are at par with the competitors. For example, the ground staff get salary ranging between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. Similarly, the pay packets of pilots and cabin crew range from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.6 lakh per month. There is little difference in the pay packages of state run airlines and private players. Engineers of both carriers are paid between Rs.1 lakh and Rs.2 lakh per month. While some private airlines are even paying their engineers Rs.3 lakh a month so as to retain talent.

NaukriHub Rankings attempt to rank companies on basis of various HR practices, procedures and policies prevalent in FMCG industry . Ten companies are selected on random basis and ranked on various parameters like recruitment practices, retention rates, compensation policies, work culture, recognition for good work, flexible work timings, et al. The scores are consolidated on the basis of data collected through recent surveys and studies conducted by renowned names like Business Today, IDC Data Quest, Hweitt Association, NASSCOM and our own study of the organization.