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.
Dr. R. Kiran is a double post graduate; M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A in Human Resource Management(HRM) and he was awarded a Doctorate degree in the Management stream for his thesis titled Paradigm shift in training and development as a Business Strategy. He is an academic visionary striving to provide quality education and to prepare students to develop an all-round competitiveness. His teaching experience and contribution to extend the frontiers of knowledge through research and development, to develop good communication skills among student, his abilities to inculcate in the minds of students a sense of value and to equip them to serve the society is highly appreciated and won him many accolades.
A graduate of Mechanical Engineering with 27 years of remarkable expericence in Teaching and Administration, his services were also extended to Madras Engineer's Group, Bangalore Division as visiting faculty for the Diploma programme under IGNOU. In 2006 he joined the Hindustan family as a faculty member in Polytechnic and in 2011 as the Principal of Hindustan Electronics Academy(Polytecnic).
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.