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Fuel / Landing Gear Hydromechanical Test Internship

Internship in Filton, United Kingdom

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Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

July 6, 2020

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Airbus Operations Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

Start date: 6th July 2020

Location: Filton

To stay on top, Airbus recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus and should benefit your future studies.

Are you someone who enjoys detailed problem solving, interrogating data and rigorously assessing system performance? Are you someone who needs to see tangible results, excited by technical challenges, fault finding and resolving technical problems with creative solutions and a digital mind-set?

The Fuel and Landing Gear Hydromechanical Test team forms part of the transnational "Energy and Landing Gear" Sub-Domain (IVYP) within the Flight and Integration Test Centre (IV). IV tests the integration of the complete aircraft and this is reflected in our ways of working so you will interact and build relationships with colleagues across Europe and across the A/C Systems.

We are a product focused organisation with a history of delivering innovation to our company. As a team we conduct development testing of new aircraft systems through agile test methods, help to resolve in-service problems and provide design feedback for future aircraft.


You will contribute to the delivery of Fuel and Landing Gear Hydromechanical Test Team's mission and purpose that is:

  • Support systems verification through integrated rig testing and analysis
  • Establish and improve the maturity of systems under test through the collaboration with other engineering teams
  • React to and help resolve in-service system issues
  • Search for product safety beyond original requirements
  • Implement synergies and alignment between rig and flight test

Every day will present a new challenge with a variety of work spanning the complete product life cycle including:

  • Lab Test Requirements definition
  • Test bench design (mechanical and/or electrical and/or software) and build support
  • Validation and commissioning of test benches
  • System level testing of new fuel and landing gear functionality
  • In-service investigation by reproducing events on avionics benches
  • Preparing and presenting Lab Test Results Analysis
  • Use of big data analytics techniques to achieve cross-correlation between design, test rig and flight behaviour


Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It … Count!

Our  Internships are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Studying towards a degree in Engineering or Science, particularly with a mechanical, aerospace or systems focus
  • Interest for fluid mechanics, hydraulics or pneumatics and enjoys mechanical design and build activities
  • Awareness of aircraft systems
  • Understanding of basic electronics
  • Knowledge or experience of Software creation/application (e.g. C, LabVIEW, Python, TCL, Matlab)

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.

Aerospace & defence
10,000 employees