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Your future with aerospace
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Your future with aerospace

The aerospace industry is huge and requires numerous professionals every year. Plenty of job opportunities are available in Aircraft Engineering field: from design, production, testing, maintenance engineers to numeric control tool programmers, aircraft avionics technicians, electronics and telecommunications technicians, information technology experts and others.

Aerospace engineers hold about 67,200 jobs. The largest employers of aerospace engineers are as follows:

  • Aerospace product and parts manufacturing - 35%;
  • Federal government, excluding postal service - 15%;
  • Engineering services and maintenance -15%;
  • Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing -10%;
  • Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences - 9%.

Aerospace engineers are design or build aircraft, missiles, systems for national defense, or spacecraft. They work primarily for firms that engage in manufacturing, analysis and design, research and development, and for the federal government. Aerospace engineers now spend more of their time in an office environment than they have in the past, because modern aircraft design requires the use of sophisticated computer equipment and software design tools, modeling, and simulations for tests, evaluation, and training.

The median annual wages for aerospace engineers in the top industries in which they work are as follows:

  • Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences - $124,430;
  • Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing - $119,970;
  • Federal government, excluding postal service - $119,640;
  • Aerospace product and parts manufacturing - $113,840;
  • Engineering services - $110,200.

Aircraft are being redesigned to cause less noise pollution and have better fuel efficiency, which will help sustain demand for research and development. Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 2 percent over the last ten years, slower than the average for all occupations, so KhAI graduates have huge career opportunities all over the word. During the period of its existence the University has trained about 80 ths engineers. More than 80% of the experts with higher education who work in Ukrainian aerospace area are the graduates of KhAI. Our alumni occupy leading positions at more than 50 world-famous enterprises, such as Antonov Company, Motor Sich, Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, SE «Ivchenko-Progress Machine Building Design Bureau», Malyshev Plant, Turboatom, JSC FED, Design Bureau “Luch”, Artema Plant, Progresstech Ukraine, Southern Machine-Building Plant (Yuzhmash) and others. Our graduates successfully work for Boing, Airbus, General Electric, EASA and NASA.

Among the most famous graduates of KhAI are:

  • Igor F. Kravchenko – Director of Enterprise and General Designer of SE «Ivchenko-Progress;
  • Fedor M. Muravchenko - General Designer of SE «Ivchenko-Progress;
  • Vladimir A. Lotarev - General Designer of SE «Ivchenko-Progress Machine Building Design Bureau»;
  • Vladimir T. Shirkov - Marketing Director of Motor Sich JSC;
  • Dmitriy V. Krikunov - Senior electric power plant engineer, customer service and technical support department of “General Electric”;
  • Vyacheslav A. Filjaev - Senior engineer of “Bombardier”;
  • Petro V. Balabuyev - chief designer of the Antonov Design Bureau;
  • Sergii A. Bychkov - General Engineer of Antonov State Enterprise;
  • Anatolij K. Mjalycia - Director of Enterprise  of Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company;
  • Ivan D. Kravchenko - General Designer of Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company;
  • Viktor Tolmachev - chief designer of the Antonov An-124 Ruslan and An-225 Mriya transport aircrafts;
  • Dmitrii S. Kiva - General Designer of Antonov State Enterprise.

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