Why MBA in Aviation Management by Sneha Jaiswal

 Why MBA in Aviation Management?

by @Sneha Jaiswal

Management Professionals in Aviation Management are a standout amongst other administration specialization. Students get the opportunity to acquire the abilities that would assist them to come up with the regularly evolving industry. Graduates in Aviation Management are adept at discerning the critical elements of flight, ground, cost adequacy in addition to administration aptitudes to foresee and govern the business difficulties and open the doors for the blooming of the organization.

With the gigantic development in the Aviation industry, the specialization in Aviation Management is one of the upcoming trends that allures the youngsters consistently for its’ spectacular living standards and fruitful jobs.

MBA in Aviation Management personnel mostly work with the various national and international Airline companies and there are over 247 Airlines registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that proffer huge career opportunities to the graduates in the Airline field.

Aviation Management graduates are offered the job roles where they generally work outdoors as they need to govern the various day-to-day operations of Airlines and Airport. Most of them are placed with the ATC, Airlines, Aircraft manufacturers, flight schools, and contractors under the private and public sector. They need to have flexible work hours as the Aviation industry operates 24*7 hours. It requires continual supervision of administrators to inspect the working of various departments efficiently.

MBA in Aviation Management Job Roles and Career Opportunities

The following are few of the common job roles played by MBAs in Aviation Management:

Airport Manager – They are iin charge of the general Aircraft operations and safety at a given Air terminal. This position generally extends in scope from little, rustic Airplane terminals to real hectic metropolitan regions with a steady stream of local and worldwide flights. The recruiters who employ this position are either the city government or the private Airport owners.

Human Resources Manager – This sort of expert has practical experience in working with Aviation faculty and settling worker issues. The personnel in this field must be skilled enough in tackling with the Aviation-based challenges.

Airport Operations Manager – The Manager at this position guarantees safe take off and the arrival of all the Airplanes on a particular Airport. It usually operates as a link between the ATC and the support staff nearby.

Cargo Operations Manager –They are in charge to administer and synchronize the ventures of the ground crew in loading, unloading and shielding the Aircraft cargo or baggage.

Airport Traffic Controllers – This position plays a major role in the Airport as they are expected to line up the schedules of flights. They are the ones to give the signs for arrival and take off.

Aviation Faculty –Graduates in Aviation Management also have the chance to work as Aviation Professors. These people engage with the flight schools. Those who aspire to learn and teach Aviation can choose this career of sharing their insight with the coming generations.

Here are few other career prospects in the Aviation Industry:

Aviation Planner

Customer Relationship Manager – Airlines

Financial Analyst for Airlines

Operations Analyst for Airlines

Purchasing Manager for Airlines

Senior Staff Analyst for Airlines


Territory Manager – Corporate Sales


Some of the significant employers from the worldwide organizations who seek potential graduates in Aviation Management are as follows:

United Airlines Inc.

Delta Airlines Inc.

British Airways


Air Force

FedEx Corporation

Flight Safety International Inc.

Birmingham Airport Authority

National Transportation Safety Board

Federal Aviation Administration

Amazon Logistics Division

Specializations offered

MBA in Aviation Management offers various career prospects. The graduates specialized in this field can go for:

Business Development

Airport Operations Management

Airline Operations Management

Loyalty Program Management

Flight Analysis

Fuelling Management

Corporate Planning and strategy

Ticketing & Passenger Services

Airline/Airport Revenue Forecasting

Airline Safety Inspector

Contracts specialist for an Airline

Arranged to take care of the business demand for experts with worldwide information of the avionics business, this MBA program outfits the aspiring Managers with specific industry & its business skills. Indian Aviation industry guarantees tremendous development potential and proffers a bright career. If you realize your potential, you will definitely take off high in this field!

Sneha Jaiswal [MBA]

HR Manager & Market Research

Airlines Hiring In Etihad Airways Rumana Maner

 Airlines Hiring In Etihad Airways

@Rumana Maner

Etihad Airways  is the second flag carrier airline of the United Arab Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad commenced operations in November 2003. It is the second-largest airline in the UAE after Emirates. The name Etihad is Arabic for 'Union'.

The airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to over 120 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, with a fleet of 102 Airbus and Boeing aircraft as of February 2020. In 2015, Etihad carried 14.8 million passengers, a 22.3% increase from the previous year, delivering revenues of US$9.02 billion and net profits of US$103 million. Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport.

In addition to its core activity of passenger transportation, Etihad also operates Etihad Holidays and Etihad Cargo. Etihad established its airline alliance, Etihad Airways Partners, in October 2015] which was disbanded in 2018 after several of its members fell into financial difficulties. Etihad Airways holds minority equity investments in the participating airlines, as well as having had a stake in Virgin Australia, until its insolvency in April 2020 with no return on investment. Booking for these airlines was consolidated under one network.

Facts about Etihad Airways

The interesting facts that make Etihad Airways commendable are listed below.

1. Second Largest Airline of UAE

Operating to both domestic and international destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, USA and Australia, Etihad Airways is considered as the second largest airline of UAE.

2. Established in 2003

Etihad Airways was initiated as the second flag carrier of UAE in July 2003 by Royal (Amiri) Decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who wanted an airline for Abu Dhabi. His chief personal pilot, Darwish Alkhoory, established the airline.

3. National Flag Carrier of UAE

It has a mixed fleet size of Airbus and Boeing aircraft comprising Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-8, Boeing 787-9, Airbus A380-800, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A340-600 and Airbus A330-200.

4. Head Office

Etihad Airways is headquartered in Khalifa City, near Abu Dhabi International Airport.

5. Cheapest Business Class Tickets

As one of the cheapest airlines for business class, it has a special offer where if you buy 2 business class tickets in one booking, then the second traveller pays only half the fare.

6. Top Business Class Seats

It has full-flat seats with a pitch of 1.85 m and with aisle access to provide guaranteed comfortable experience. The personal video screen is a full 15 inches, meaning that viewing the 600 hours of entertainment is a pleasure.

7. Flying Nanny for Unaccompanied Children

Etihad has Flying Nannies who provide in-flight child care assistance on long-haul flights. They offer goodie bags filled with games, stickers and activity books.

8. Family-friendly Services

Travelling with children is super easy in Etihad Airways. You can pre-book baby meals and baby bassinets. Complimentary strollers are provided at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Family play rooms are also available in airport lounges.

9. Inflight Entertainment

Much known for big-screen entertainment in the sky, Etihad Airways provides seven channels of Live TV and games on E-BOX. A special collection of animated movies, cartoons, music and interactive games are available for children. All channels have a parental lock feature to block content.

10. Retail therapy

Etihad provides tax-free shopping on perfumes, cosmetics, jewellery on-board and much more. Pre-orders are also taken online with a 10% discount.

11. Connectivity

All seats are equipped with USB ports and power sockets to charge phones, laptops and iPads. Wi-Fi on-board facility can be availed at a nominal cost.

12. Comfort no matter the Class

All Etihad Smart Seats have adjustable headrests, adjustable back support with plenty of legroom and amazing recline capabilities. Extra-legroom seats are in economy class. For luxurious comfort, First and Business Class offer fully-flat beds. Full-sized fleece blankets are provided to all travellers.

13. The Bidding System

It offers a Bidding Scheme on empty neighbouring seats on long haul flights. According to the Neighbour-Free scheme, you can bid before take-off to keep up-to three seats free beside you or you can bid for upgrading to the next cabin.

14. Exclusive Airport Lounges

Etihad has lavish airport lounges equipped with classic drinks, showers and spa treatments. While travellers of Economy Class need to pay to access the Etihad Lounge in Abu Dhabi, Business Class passengers are entitled to use the Premium Lounges.

15. Chauffeur service

It offers free inter-emirate Etihad coach service to Economy Class passengers when arriving or departing Abu Dhabi International Airport. Early booking should be done to get seats. First and Business Class travellers enjoy the added benefit of the Etihad Chauffeur Service operated with a full Mercedes Benz fleet.

16. Etihad Coach

Etihad Airways provides free coaches between Abu Dhabi Airport, Dubai and Al Ain for all travellers.

17. Book Airport Transfers

Travelers can pre-book their airport transfer around the globe with Etihad’s partner Conxxe.

18. Inflight Publications

Atlas is Etihad’s monthly publication that provides details of all global destinations of Etihad Airways.

19. Excellent Dining

Etihad offers excellent food on board, even in its economy class. For Pearl Business class passengers, the dining experience is on a completely different level. With a Food and Beverage manager on board each flight responsible for the quality of food and drink in each meal, coupled with the option to dine when you like, as opposed to dining when the trolley comes round, you get to relax and enjoy your experience on your terms.

20. Value-added services

It offers top-class lounge access and priority check-in facility for Business class passengers. Free limo service to and from the airport is provided in certain destinations like London.

In 2009, the Pearl Business Class of Etihad Airways was voted as the best business class in the world, something Etihad holds very proud of.





 Cabin Crew Jobs

A career with Etihad Airways will take you all around the world. Ready to join us? We’re recruiting!

Imagine visiting Sydney’s Opera House at the start of the week, dining in Paris at the weekend, then shopping on New York’s Fifth Avenue the following week. 

Our Cabin Crew are truly global citizens who share a collective passion of caring for our guests, inspired by the traditional Arabian hospitality found in our home – Abu Dhabi. Our crew aspire to surpass our guests' expectations, inspire them through innovative hospitality and ensure their onboard safety.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team. If you share a desire to inspire others and travel the world, explore our opportunities and join us as a member of our Cabin Crew.

Find all our Cabin Crew vacancies below. 

·       Cabin Crew - Russia - Moscow Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew - South Korea - Seoul Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew - Ukraine - Kiev Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew - Egypt - Cairo Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew – Dubai

·       Cabin Crew - Morocco – Casablanca

·       Cabin Crew - Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

·       Cabin Crew - Uzbekistan – Tashkent

·       Cabin Crew - South Africa - Cape Town Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew - South Africa - Johannesburg Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew - Bratislava – Slovakia

·       Cabin Crew - Prague - Czech Republic

·       Cabin Crew - Portugal - Lisbon Assessment Centre

·       Cabin Crew - Italy - Catania Sicily

·       Cabin Crew - Vilnius, Lithuania Assessment centre 1

·       Cabin Crew - Tallinn, Estonia Assessment centre 1

·       Cabin Crew - Japan - Tokyo Assessment Centre


Abu Dhabi, AE

     Our Cabin Crew are truly global citizens who share a collective passion for caring for our guests, inspired by the traditional Arabian hospitality found in our home, Abu Dhabi. Our Cabin Crew aspire to surpass our guest expectations and inspire our customers through innovative hospitality whilst ensuring the onboard safety of each of our guests. We are currently looking for exceptional people to join our team of award-winning Cabin Crew. If you have a desire to provide world class in-flight service whilst travelling the world, we encourage you to apply for one of these truly amazing positions.


  • Minimum High School certification or any higher education 

  • Fluent English verbal and written comprehension; another language is an additional benefit 

  • Must be at least 21 years old 

  • Minimum height is 161 cm 

  • No tattoos or body piercing (exception for one earring in the lower lobe of each ear for females only) that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted) 

  • No criminal record 

  • Excellent personal presentation, style and image 

  • Willing to serve alcohol, including during the holy month of Ramadan 

  • Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa requirements 

  • Confident in water and be able to swim with the aid of a flotation device 


  • Communication Skills - Excellent

  • Customer Orientation -Excellent

  •  English Language skills – Excellent

Heavy Vehicle Driver Job


Abu Dhabi, AE



Responsible for On time delivery of catering provisions to aircraft and other utilities within / outside the airport in compliance with Aviation security standards, Ramp safety procedures and department SOPs ensuring satisfaction of all stakeholders at all times.


1.    Safe and timely transit delivery of catering provisions to flight and external customers out of the airport facility as and when required.

2.    Maintain accurate and on time delivery of all catering related services to customers as per specifications, standards and KPIs

3.    Operate in a safe and controlled manner in a highly time critical environment adhering to all guidelines, SOPs, regulations and health and safety standards

4.    Comply with all reasonable requests including loading and unloading duties when required

5.    Ensure that you are not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol when on duty

6.    Ensure grooming standards are adhered to when on duty

7.    Actively seek to reduce the risk of accidents and incidents and report any non-conformances

Education & Experience

•    Higher secondary 10+2

•    Full clean driving UAE Heavy Licence with good written and spoken English 

•    The minimum requirement would be two years working in a similar role

Administrator (Arabic Speaker) Job


Abu Dhabi, AE



Ensure overall responsibility for various accounting and statistical duties related to the Department. Ensure efficiency in operations by monitoring services rendered to identify the financial status of the department.


1    Responsible for all administrative tasks, communicate to the department for daily enquiries, reports, letters, issues, memorandum and minutes of the meeting and ensure tasks are completed accurately and delivered with high quality in a timely manner. Handled meetings/appointments of the manager.

2    Coordinate with departments all related to staff leave, tickets, IT requests, All other staff requests, Raising PR-PO-Reservation and tidy up.

3    Responsible for exporting monthly report from Rostima, reconcile daily attendance and publishing roster for the next cycle, and tracking department staff files

4    Responsible, assisting and providing initial requirements for new joiners e.g. uniforms, employee handbook, Rosita access, location access etc.   

5    Generate monthly consolidated reports and reconcile against actual figures to ensure all timelines are achieved in submitting / daily / weekly and monthly reports of the departments. Filing, organising and record keeping in a very organised manner.

6    Liaise closely with all Airline related tasks, stakeholders, (Flight Editing, NOC, Customer Service, etc.), Increases, Meal service changes. Assist in all internal departments requirements to plan accordingly related to operational tasks.

7    Maintain the proper handling of office equipment and ensure that a high level of confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Education & Experience

Qualification & Education: Fluent English and second language oral and written. Good Communication and Organisation Skills. Good IT Skills including mastery of Word, Excel & order process technologies

Experience:  3 years previous experience in a similar role.



AMOS Competency Manager Job


Abu Dhabi, AE



This is an exciting opportunity to lead change and improvements around Etihad Technical maintenance information system, AMOS. You must be a proven change manager, with strong technical knowledge of AMOS and have demonstrated experience in driving outstanding business outcomes. The role requires a self-motivated professional to work closely and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver projects/initiatives according to safety & quality requirements, schedule, and budget.



  • Design and lead key AMOS improvement initiatives to enhance airworthiness, improve operational efficiencies, and financial performance

  • Own the project plan and lead jointly with the business owners/champions the planning & execution of improvement activities

  • Own and manage relationships with relevant suppliers and other external stakeholders

  • Incorporate suitable methodologies, such as an agile cross-functional team framework, to ensure the development of competency is created and delivered across the business

  • Feedback lessons learned from projects and launch continuous improvement initiatives to ensure project results and applied changes are sustained

  • Provide regular reports to the project sponsor and other key stakeholder to ensure awareness and effective decision making

  • Support other digital projects and activities as required.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum 7 years professional experience with aviation/aerospace industry experience preferred 

  • Experience in managing change and stakeholder engagement for large, complex projects/programmes

  • Demonstrated ability to work deliver a programme of works and prioritising effectively

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Pricing Analyst Job


Abu Dhabi, AE



Control the entire cargo network (For the allocated region) pricing, customer capacity allocations and route demand forecasts; in order to achieve Etihad Cargo revenue plan 


   Setting a seasonal pricing strategy for the region in coordination with the regional commercial team; considering the forecasted market conditions and Etihad Cargo business plan. Set the prices by flow, rate type, customer and product. Identifying the need for tactical pricing promotions.

•    Evaluate and decide on the allocations to be granted on the flights considering; flow of business, customer, product and network optimization.

•    Governance and performance tracking of the prices and capacity allocations.

•    Support and challenge the regional commercial teams to achieve their target.

•    Research and analysis of the regional market using different sources of data both internal and external including regional commercial feedback. Based on the analysis provide sales teams with opportunities to pursue to increase contribution; by increasing load-factor, price and or mix of business.

•    Adhoc rate evaluation and approval; considering the latest trends and shipment requirements. Ensuring the basis of the evaluation is optimising the contribution for Etihad Cargo.

•    Route Analysis – monitoring routes and analysing the performance. Identifying and taking appropriate action so as to ensure load factors are kept at an optimum with the best mix of business. This will include; influencing the Revenue Management system so that the latest trends and forecasts are reflected and development of initiatives to improve performance. Tracking the performance of the changes.

•    Construct pricing proposals for participation in Customer global tenders. Guide the commercial management team on the negotiation stance for the meeting. Propose innovative trade-offs to make it a win – win for both customer and Etihad. Performance tracking of the tender awards.

•    Working in cross-functional groups to support; new product launches, strategic business initiatives and system enhancements.


Education & Experience


•    Bachelor’s Degree 

•    Two years of revenue management, operations, or related experience 

•    Sound knowledge in the application of revenue management principles, Pricing methodologies and modelling, Cargo Revenue Management Systems, Flight Planning

Base Maintenance Technician - Etihad Engineering Job


Abu Dhabi, AE




An amazing opportunity to join one of the best MROs in the region. We are currently talent pooling best in class technicians with base maintenance experience who are ready to join us as a direct contractor with an opportunity to learn and grow with us. 

In this role you are responsible to provide support to the Aircraft Engineer and perform maintenance activities on Etihad Aircraft.



  • Ensure Maintenance is performed at the highest level in accordance with relevant technical Data and in that respect keeps him/herself updated on current and new Technical and Quality Notices issued also general/technical information.

  • Ensure maximum attention is given to on time performance, by assuring that all materials, tooling and equipment along with associated documentation is prepared in advance to the task in hand.

  • Inform and consult with Aircraft engineers as required to enable the Aircraft engineer to maintain a complete overview of Aircraft.

  • Ensure all Aircraft documentation and paperwork is completed in a timely manner

  • Maintains a FOD free working area and cleans up bay area before and after work

  • Develop one self and increase Aircraft knowledge with the ultimate goal for further career development. Accepts appropriate training that will enable a more effective contribution

  • Be proactively involved in all Health and Safety matters.

  • Ensures that all unused serviceable and unserviceable items are returned to stores with the correct label attached.

  • Ensures any tooling or equipment used is duly cleaned and returned in serviceable condition, or clearly labelled if defective

Education & Experience

  • High school Diploma / certificate.

  • Formal aircraft apprenticeship or equivalent.

  • Experience: Minimum 3 Years’ Experience on Heavy/base Maintenance

  • Excellent knowledge of aviation regulations.

  • Training & Knowledge: Computer literate.

Component Technician - Etihad Engineering Job


Abu Dhabi, AE




Perform and track approved maintenance and modification operations to permitted aircraft components in compliance with technical and legal procedures and regulations.



· Perform approved maintenance work on aircraft components within area of responsibility and on approved schedule, to ensure compliance with internal procedures and external regulations

· Inspect, test and troubleshoot parts, assembly, disassembly and other component issues according to approved documentation (e.g., CMM) to ensure compliance with regulations and adherence to high standards

· Assist, track and document maintenance activities execution to ensure progression according to plan

· Track and report technical issues and anomalies to senior team members in a timely fashion to ensure their speedy resolution

· Maintain and oversee tools and equipment in compliance with policies and procedures to ensure proper function and appropriate housekeeping

· Coach, train and assist junior team members to contribute to skills development and knowledge of standards and procedures

Education & Experience

  • Minimum Diploma (2 years or more) and minimum of 5 years in leading technicians in component maintenance. 

  • The candidates must have NDT-Level 2 authorization on MT, PT, ECI and experience in Wheels & Brakes NDT tasks.

Store Assistant Job


Abu Dhabi, AE




To control inventory, oversee daily tasks and processes and organise small teams within specific areas of Stores operation. To ensure that information relating to the performance of the work is clearly communicated to the team and effectively employed.



Actively support the ordering personnel within the department in monitoring inventory and current consumption of stock items. Ensure that the established processes are applied for the receipt of goods into Stores, issue, decant and delivery of the same. Regularly review stock held and product consumption and feed back to the Stores ordering team in the event of any sudden or unexpected changes in use. Feedback in a timely manner to the Stores ordering team regarding any inventory item that has reached low levels of stock on hand.  

Lead and direct small teams within the department in the performance of daily tasks and processes. Communicate clearly expectations related to productivity, method, quality, safety, hygiene and all other relevant criteria. Regularly liaise with and feed back to the Stores leadership team, of any problems encountered in the operation.  

Maintain Stores areas to the high standards demanded of the operation. Ensure that Store areas are kept clean, that equipment is safe for use and well maintained. Ensure that Stores personnel are working safely, operating machinery provided in the correct way and that stock is rotated, stored neatly and does not create a safety hazard. Ensure that stock is regularly checked and monitored for product expiry and that First in First Out rotation is being maintained. 

Ensure that all stock transactions are accurately maintained. That system inventory matches physical stock on hand and that all receipts and issues of inventory items are captured on the ERP operating system. 

Provide cover and support as required, in all areas of the daily operation within the department.

Ensure that all necessary documentation to support Stores processes – stock control, hygiene, accounts, internal controls and all other relevant documentation, is accurately completed and that records are well maintained for the required period of time. 


Education & Experience

  • Completion of formal secondary education and ideally additional qualifications and training in a related field. English proficiency required.

  • A minimum of 3 years industry experience in airlines inventory, Bonded and food warehousing, experience in working in Freezers and Chillers, experience in driving a forklift (with licence)


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Word required. Experience working with ERP/Inventory software/SAP is mandatory.

Manager HR Process Job


Abu Dhabi, AE




In this role you will deliver operationally excellent HR processes that support global standardisation and local execution in the international markets for Etihad, and deliver value through increased HR efficiency, effectiveness and employee engagement.

The HR Process Lead is a subject matter authority who will deliver operational excellence to Etihad in the end-to-end HR lifecycle processes. The position will drive a continuous program of change for the sustainable improvement of this process for Etihad and will have significant influence across the entire HR delivery organisation and its stakeholders.



  • Lead the global process design, process and service delivery model for HR

  • Define and govern the HR business process management framework

  • Deploy global processes to ensure process performance meets or exceeds service level agreements

  • Establish performance, process, cost, time and quality metrics and develop plans for how current processes need to change so that Etihad HR services deliver effective and efficient results

  • Partner with the HR governance and Compliance lead to support internal control design and ensure availability and compliance of policies and controls within the process design and service delivery model

  • Identify process excellence targets based on internal and external benchmarks and best practices

  • Partner with the Data and Analytics Leads to ensure alignment of data standards and governance when changes are made

  • Partner and collaborate with other HR PDT teams and stakeholders to build digital, reporting and analytics solutions that enable HR processes

  • Review the continuous improvement projects portfolio (process related) to ensure they are achieving ROI and performance goals

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of eight years of related work experience 

  • Experience in influence cross functional teams with indirect reporting lines

  • Experience developing strong relationships across multiple stakeholder groups at all levels of the organisation

  • Advanced experience working with HR processes, tools and systems (e.g., SAP, Success Factors)

  • Experience with Process methodologies and tools – Lean Six Sigma, Agile, ASAP via IBM Blue Worx, Visio, MiniTab/iGrafx are preferable

  • Well organised, able to prioritise work manage time effectively and follow through on commitments 

  • Master of business administration

  • Graduate qualifications or relevant certification in a related domain  


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