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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Dhurendra Raghav
Designation – Senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
OrganisationBlue Dart Aviation Ltd
Age – 43
City – New Delhi
Work Experience (Years) – 24+

Under-Graduation – B. Sc., Agra University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started my career with the Indian Air Force in 1994 as a technical person. In Indian Air Force, I was responsible for maintenance of HS 748 aircraft in various squadrons of Air Force. Later in 2007, I quit Air Force and joined the AASL, a sister concern of formerly Indian Airlines. Here I got exposure to civil aviation. And I worked on Air Bus Family Aircrafts and on CRJs. In 2012, I switched on to Blue Dart Aviation Ltd for better career prospect. I am happy to be a part of Team Blue Dart. Blue Dart gave me recognition and freedom to work in a friendly environment. I am extremely happy to be with Blue Dart.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

I am responsible for the maintenance of Boeing 757-200 Aircrafts of my company. Airworthiness certification is the primary job in my profile. Troubleshooting and assessment of various technical issues need to be taken in a stipulated time with NIL safety lapses. Individual safety along with equipment safety both are the prime concerns and we ensure both are taken care of in each and every moment of work. Guidelines are given for each and every work to be performed, still, a 100% accuracy and interpretation is must every time you work on any of the aircraft.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?


Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

You need to pass the AME course for this.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

SAME, Greater Noida

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

6 to 8 Lakhs

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Aircraft Maintenance Engineer?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Individual need to be happy with his professional life then only he can make a balance between his family and office life and stay happy and cool.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer?

As the life is full of adventure and you are encountering different problems in today’s life, so you always feel energetic to solve these issues. You are exposed to new technologies and various up-gradation is taking place each and every day, so the life becomes fresh. People who love to be updated and want to deal with technical problems are happy to be in this field. It is up to the individual how they feel about it. However, most of the people are happy to be with the aviation sector.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer?

Sometimes you need to devote more time to your work as compared to family. As you may be stuck with some technical issues and you need to devote more time to this. At times you need to take a decision in such a situation where a balance is needed between safety and company benefits. But as we know that safety is our prime concern so it has to be given priority. Most of the time you have to take the call for a specific situation all on your own and you have to take the lead and responsibilities for these situations can add pressure sometimes.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
MaybeEasy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would choose Civil Aviation as a Commercial Pilot.

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