Center for Skill and Entrepreneurship Development

India Civil Aviation Scenario

India’s civil aviation industry is on a high-growth trajectory. India aims to become the third-largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. Estimate  indicates  that  by  2035,  the  Indian  Civil  Aviation  sector  (across  the  study segments of Airport, Airlines, Cargo, MRO, Design and Manufacturing) will  employ 0.8 to 1 million personnel directly and another 3 million indirectly.

India is the ninth-largest civil aviation market in the world, with a market size of around US$16 billion. India is expected to become the third largest aviationmarket by 2020#.Indian domestic air traffic is expected to cross 100 million passengers by FY2017, compared to 81 million passengers in 2015, as per Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

India is among the five fastest-growing aviation markets globally with 2100 million new passengers. The airlines operating in India are projected to record a collective operating profit of Rs 8,100 crore (US$ 1.29 billion) in fiscal year 2016, according to Crisil Ltd.

According to data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), FDI inflows in air transport (including airfreight) between April 2000 and March 2016 stood at US$ 931.05 million

India Defence Aerospace Scenario

Indian industry today is on the threshold of entering into a new era where it will assume greater responsibility in making the nation self-reliant in Defence Production. The resurgence of India’s manufacturing sector has been remarkable. Not only are the profits soaring, the sector is also making its presence felt abroad as many Indian firms are becoming transnational companies.

The Indian manufacturing sector is internationally competitive with international quality standards, efficiency and manufacturing facilities. India is fast developing into a manufacturing hub for world corporations wanting to leverage the sector’s proven skills in product design, reconfiguration and customization with creativity, assured quality and value addition resource scenario in the civil aviation sector.

The  need  for  qualified  and  appropriately  skilled  human  resource  is  a  must  in  any  sector.  This assumes greater gravitas in the civil sector with its tremendous growth potential and importance to the overall economy of the nation. The key current training set up for the aviation sector occurs through the government bodies and private players who offer courses across the various sectors of civil aviation. However, the current set up of training institutes as well as the quality of training imparted has resultedin several training challenges that have led to gaps, which are both qualitative as well as quantitative. India, also keen to strengthen its own aerospace industry and has asked majorweapon exporting countries to transfer technology to India.


Avionic Lab


Flight Physic Lab


Advance Structures Design Lab


Composite Lab


Product Design and Development Lab


Aircraft Systems Lab


Drone Design Lab


Reality Lab

The lab is equipped with Encoder Kit, Decoder Kit, Comparator Kit, Multiplexer Kit, Shift Register Kit, Electronics Design Experimenter, MIL STD 1553 with Remote terminal and Accessories, FEDEC Mock UP, Performance evaluation of Radio Receivers, Aircraft Inertial Navigation System Mock up,Aircraft Radar System mock UP etc.
OutcomeThe lab is equipped with Encoder Kit, Decoder Kit, Comparator Kit, Multiplexer Kit, Shift Register Kit, Electronics Design Experimenter, MIL STD 1553 with Remote terminal and Accessories, FEDEC Mock UP, Performance evaluation of Radio Receivers, Aircraft Inertial Navigation System Mock up,Aircraft Radar System mock UP etc.


Composite Lab is equipped with Hand Layup Set Up, Filament Winding Set Up, Autoclave, Injection Moulding, NDT Set Up , Hydraulic Press, Vacuum Bagging Method, Tensile and Flexural Testing, Composite Beam Test Set Up etc.
Outcome: Composites are the materials of the future. The lab is used for a wide variety of research programs in composites manufacture and testing, covering the span between polymer synthesis through compounding, pre-preg formation to product manufacture and mechanical and non-destructive testing. The laboratory helps to provide strong interaction with industry by conducting tests and providing guidance in solving mechanical problems.


The lab is equipped with Drone Communication, UAV System, Ornithopter, Drone Simulator, Drone Development Work Bench, Electrical Systems, Drone Development Tools.
OutcomeDrones offer cost effective, safe, fast and accurate data to help you market your business, gain powerful insights, meet your milestones and identify potential issues before they become costly. With this lab students will learn to customize and integrate drone technology into workflows based on the needs of the Project.


The lab is equipped with Wind Tunnel – Sub Sonics, Water Flow Channels and various testing equipment’s.

Outcome:This lab helps the students to understand the fundamental disciplines and applications involved in the description and analysis of aircraft flight. It covers practical introductions into the fields of atmospheric properties, applied aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, flight performance, stability and control and augment results from analytical design studies.


Design and Development lab is equipped with High-end HP/Dell workstations with design software addressing to the need of industries across the verticals i.e. Automotive, Industrial Equipment and Heavy Machinery to Aerospace.
Outcome:The Product Design and Development Lab creates an opportunity for students to practice design skills, handles industrial challenges and innovate products.


Reality Lab is equipped with 3D projector and CAD view software to have a real time feel of the finish product for final approval and understanding. The lab is open for Industries to visualize their product, as this is the only non-manufacturing process to reach near the physical world.

Outcome: The reality lab includes substantial research activity, both academic and industry-oriented, as well as technology transfer actions, in the area of virtual, augmented and mixed reality.Reality Lab helps students to gain experience and knowledge in the field of Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace before going for actual production..


The aero structure lab is equipped with Fuselage, Aero Structural Components, Indeterminate Beam Structure and various testing equipment’s Fatigue Testing Machine, Uniaxial Testing Frames etc.

Outcome:This lab introduces the students to design and behaviour of large-scale structures and materials in the field of Aeronautical Engineering.This Lab emphasizes the development of structural form and the principles of structural design.


The lab is equipped with Turbine Engine Trust Reversal System, Aircraft Electrical System, Aircraft Landing Gear System, Aircraft Hydraulic System, Aircraft Anti Skid Brake System, Aircraft Propeller System, Aircraft Pneumatic System, Aircraft Cockpit Instrument System, Aircraft Refrigeration System, Aircraft Pressurization System, Vapor Cycle Air Conditioning And Heating System, Ice And Rain Protection System

Outcome:This lab covers practical applications involving the disassembly, inspection, and maintenance of various aircraft system components, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems, landing gear and brake systems, fire warning and control systems, and environmental control systems as used in General Aviation aircraft.