An aeronautical engineer has to primarily deal with aircrafts with his roles ranging from conduction of test runs, overseeing research and development, design, maintenance and manufacturing military and civil aircrafts. Space and satellite vehicles, missiles and impacts of air travel are some of the other areas they look into. They are constantly exploring and availing new software and technologies to develop, create and design helicopters, jetliners, and passenger aircrafts.
Other functions of an Aeronautical Engineer include:
- Investigation of aircraft crashes
- Modification of components
- Working on time, budget and other aspects of aircraft designs
- Development of repair methods
- Airframes supervision-
- Designing Combat jets for military purposes.
- Data Analysis for aircraft development
- Working on logistics of missile launch
Here’s how an aeronautical engineer can earn based on experience, gender, industry, degree and cities
Aeronautical Engineers in India: Salaries by Experience
|Category||Experience||Salary ( Rs )|
|Aeronautical engineers||Less than a year||199,300 – 1,200,000|
|1-4 years||121,641 – 1,315,100|
|5-9 years||141,499 – 976,670|
|Aerospace engineers (MS)||1-4 years||438,000|
Aeronautical Engineers in India: Salaries by Gender
|Category||Gender||Salary ( Rs )|
|Aeronautical engineers||Male||258,000 – Rs 1,213,564|
|Aerospace engineers (MS)||Male||488,335 – Rs 1,512,100%|
Aeronautical Engineers in India: Salaries by Industries
|Category||Industry||Salary ( Rs )|
|Aeronautical engineers||Corporate Flight||200,782 – 2,028,729|
|Commercial Airline||210,956 – 2,289,668|
|Engineering Purposes||228,414 – 1,592,738|
|Aerospace/Aeronautics||216,783 – 1,687,451|
|Military, space, commercial aircraft||215,352 – 1,753,033|
Aeronautical Engineers in India: Salaries by degree
|Category||Degree||Salary ( Rs )|
|Aeronautical engineers||Bachelors degree||277,794 – Rs 1,179,162|
Aeronautical Engineers in India: Salaries by Cities
|Category||Cities||Salary ( Rs )|
|Aeronautical engineers||Chennai||300,000 – 1,200,000|
|Mumbai||120,805 – 2,534,186|
|Bengaluru||72,129 – 1,292,772|
|Aerospace engineers (MS)||Bengaluru||72,129 – 1,292,772|
An aeronautical engineer can earn up to around INR 141,171 – INR 1,660,562 with bonus, profit sharing and commission included.
Letâ€™s concentrate on some other aspects of the career as an Aeronautical Engineer:
One needs to have a bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering or aerospace in order to become an aeronautical engineer. It is preferable if one has sufficient exposure to introductory lab test engineering as most of the programs in this field demand this.
Aerodynamics is the field which is generally covered in the initial courses. It generally includes topics like cockpits and airplane bodies. Lab and design courses are generally taken care of in the later years.
A licensed professional engineer needs a college degree and at least four years of work experience.
The title of engineer in training (EIT) can be earned by graduates after their first examination.
Scope of Aeronautical Engineering in India
India today has cemented its place among the leading nations in satellite technology. Indian giants like IAF (Indian Air Force) and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) are acclaimed internationally owing to their contribution to the field of Aeronautics and aviation. The air connectivity through India is increasing with each passing day and the requirement for qualified technical individuals is growing proportionately.
One who is pursuing Aeronautical Engineering has good chances of being absorbed by Civil Aviation Department, ISRO, Defense Ministry and DRDO etc.
To etch out a career in the Aeronautical engineering field you need to have other qualities like strong sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team asides from your degrees.