New Heights for Aspiring Pilots: DGCA Grants 993 Commercial Pilot Licenses in 2023
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issues three types of licenses -- CPL Air Transport pilot Licence (ATPL) and Private Pilot Licence (PPL).
The estimated supply of engineers from DGCA-approved ame Training Institutes is around 3,500 per year to cater to the demands of the aviation industry
According to data provided as part of a written reply, 993 Commercial Pilot Licences (CPLs) and 407 Airline Transport Pilot Licences (ATPL) have been issued this year till July 24.
The aviation sector and the availability of commercial pilot licences impacts on students:
- Career Aspirations: The prospect of obtaining a commercial pilot license can inspire students to pursue a career in aviation, fulfilling their dreams of becoming professional pilots.
- Job Opportunities: The availability of commercial pilot licences means more job opportunities in the aviation industry, providing students with a pathway to a rewarding and lucrative career.
- Economic Growth: A thriving aviation sector leads to economic growth, as it supports various industries such as tourism, logistics, and transportation, creating more employment opportunities for students beyond just piloting roles.
- Networking Opportunities: In the aviation industry, students have the chance to build valuable connections and network with professionals from various backgrounds, potentially opening doors to future career growth and collaborations.
- Confidence and Discipline: The training process for obtaining a commercial pilot licence instills discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence in students, traits that benefit them in both their personal and professional lives.
- Contributing to Aviation Advancements: Students entering the aviation sector can contribute to advancements in aviation technology, safety, and efficiency, making air travel safer and more sustainable for future generations.
- National Development: A well-trained and qualified pilot workforce positively impacts a country's aviation infrastructure and contributes to its overall development and progress.
- Inspiring Future Generations: Accomplishments in the aviation sector, such as obtaining commercial pilot licences, serve as an inspiration to younger generations, encouraging them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.