The Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) is the apex body in skill development in the emerging Aerospace and Aviation sector. AASSC has been formed under the Government and Industry led initiative to skill the Indian labour force.
The Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) was incorporated as a Section 8 Company (under Companies Act 2013) on 12th September 2014. AASSC is one of the various Sector Skill Councils (SSC) which has been formed with the help of grant from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). NSDC provides support to all SSCs during the initial years of operations in the form of grant. The promoters of AASSC are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore Chamber of Industries & Commerce (BCIC) and the Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI). In addition to the equity contribution from its promoters, the company has received grant from National Skill Development Corporation.
The vision of the Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council is to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower in the sector in segments like Design & Development, Aerospace Manufacturing, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Airline Operations and Airports. In order to achieve this ambitious target, AASSC will involve all stakeholders – Government, companies, regulatory bodies, research establishments, academic institutes and training providers. The vision will be achieved through preparation of the occupational map, formulation of National Occupational Standards, setting up skill delivery mechanisms through affiliated training providers and creation of accreditation bodies leading to certification of fresh trainees and retraining, in order to ensure horizontal and vertical mobility of skilled manpower into the Aerospace and Aviation Sector in India.
The Mission of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC) is to involve all the stakeholders from the first stage of formulation of demand estimates, setting up National Occupational Standards (NOS), skill imparting delivery mechanisms, accreditation of training bodies, leading to certifying of fresh trainees and retraining in order to ensure mobility into the latest technology of aerospace and aviation industry
India’s aviation industry is largely untapped with huge growth opportunities, considering that air transport is still expensive for majority of the country’s population, of which nearly 40% is the upwardly mobile middle class. The industry stakeholders should engage and collaborate with policy makers to implement efficient and rational decisions that would boost India’s civil aviation industry. With the right policies and relentless focus on quality, cost and passenger interest, India would be well placed to achieve its vision of becoming the third-largest aviation market by 2020. The expenditure of Indian travellers is expected to grow up to Rs. 9.5 lakh crore (US$ 136 billion) by 2021. Due to rise in demand in air travel, India will need 2,380 new commercial airplanes by 2038. According to a report titled ‘Travel market in India’, published by RedCore—a RedSeer unit focusing on early-stage companies— the travel market in India, worth ~ US$ 75 billion in FY20, is projected to cross US$ 125 billion by FY27.