He was a Flight Engineer and a graduate of Defense Service Staff college Wellington. He has 40 years of Experience, which include Flying & Maintenance of Various types of Aircraft and Helicopter. He has commanded & held important posts in Air & Command HQ. He was a University rank holder.
Graduated with a Degree in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, prior to taking up his A.M.E. license from the Madras Flying Club and was selected by Indian Airlines as an AME Trainee. He became a flight engineer on Airbus A-300 B2/B4 types, clocking an excess of 10,000 hrs. Then he took his Commercial Pilot License from Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Urban Academy and went on to fly the Airbus A319/320/321/330 series of aircrafts, clocking an excess of 7,500 hrs. Prior to his retirement, he obtained the Airbus A330-200 endorsement in Toulouse, France and was CAT IIIB rated and now devotes his time and experience to fledgling aviators.
A stalwart in the technical aspects of Aircraft Engineering, bringing with him over 40 years of experience of training Aircraft Engineers globally, some companies to name are ST Aerospace, Malaysian Airlines and Emirates. EASA and CAAS Trainer Part 66, GCAA Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Approved by EASA and CAAS to conduct Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, Boeing 777-200/300 and Airbus A330-200/300 Aircraft Type Courses in B1 and B2 for LAEs. Approved by UAE GCAA to conduct Aircraft Type courses on Boeing 777-200/300/300ER/200LR/200F, Airbus A380-800, A330-200, A340-500, A340-300 courses for Engineers and Mechanics.
Prof. Dr R K Vaithiyanathan is a Commerce graduate, MBA and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration. He has an overall 21 years of experience as Post doctoral and corporate experience as a Senior Cadre in Fenner India Limited. He is an assessor of NAAC, MHRD. His Post-Doctoral thesis is accredited by Management Assessment Certification – MAC Singapore CTN no. – SIN#IND 1016000002 dated 18th October 2016 with “A” GRADE 4.0 of 5.0. He has won the Best – Researcher Award from The Hindu Business Line, Best Research Paper Award from PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore, etc. He is also officially approved as Principal & Director of Business Studies by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and approved as Principal & Chief Superintendent of University exams.
Served in the Indian Air Force as Aero Engine Technician from 1985 to 2005, gained competency to work on different types of Military Combat and Transport aircraft across the country, including Leh-Ladakh region in extreme weather conditions, earned Ultra-Skilled in Trade and Development (USTAD). Post-retirement joined as a faculty member of Aerospace Engg dept of Hindustan Aviation Academy, was soon promoted to Head of Department (HOD) in 2007. From being an Instructor, a HOD and currently the Principal of Hindustan Electronics Academy (Polytechnic) his efforts and persistent motivation to faculty members of all departments to work as a cohesive unit resulted in the developing the academic performance of the students and their overall discipline and character.
A certified IATA Instructor and a MBA graduate with over 20 years of Aviation experience in training and development, as well as leading and managing all areas of commercial aviation such as Airport Operations, Airline Operations, Airline Customer Service, Human Factors, Dangerous Goods and Cargo Warehouse operations for leading Airlines like Jet Airways, Oman Air, Menzies Aviation Ground Handling, Deccan Air, Dana Air, etc.He is also a Cerified Instructor by Qatar Airways for various areas of commercial operations.