Internship within Aircraft Aerodynamics: Aerodynamic Predictions with Machine Learning

  • Airbus
  • Bremen, Germany
  • 13/06/2019
Full time Data Engineering Machine Learning Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Airbus Operations GmbH

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.

Description of the job

Are you looking for an internship? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us as an intern (d/f/m) at the
Aircraft Aerodynamics department (35 hours/week, flexi-time).

Location: Bremen
Start: as soon as possible
Duration: 5-6 months

As an intern you will develop and implement different algorithms to interpolate (predict) surface pressure solutions on an aircraft based on snap shots computed by high fidelity CFD. You will be located in the aircraft aerodynamics team and support the aero data for loads work.

Tasks & accountabilities

For a test case where surface pressure information will be generated by CFD for a limited number of flow parameter variations; intermediate surface pressure solutions shell be approximated.
Different state of the art mathematical approaches shell be implemented and validated to build a multi parameter model to be benchmarked to existing approaches.
Uncertainty Quantification and Supervised Machine Learning will be elements of the work.

The overall task is structured as follows:

  • Study state of the art approaches
  • Setup and run a CFD study
  • Implementation and validation
  • Benchmark to conventional processes
  • Documentation and presentation

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

You offer:

  • Enrolled student within Computer Science, CFD or similar field of study
  • Advanced programming skills in Matlab and Python
  • User experience with Linux
  • Fluent in English


You are a good team player, have excellent communication skills, and are able to work independently