Thesis: Modeling of Mechatronics for Flight Control Actuation in Helicopters

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14.02.2017 - 15:27


Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defense related services. Employing approximately 22,000 people worldwide, Airbus Helicopters is the world's No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion euros. The company's fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civiland 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 a final year project? Would you like to discover the work of a helicopter R & T Engineer? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us at the Flight Control & Hydraulics department.

  • Location: Donauwörth
  • Start: July 2017
  • Duration: 6 months

The subject concerns the creation of simulation models of electro-mechanical actuators and the corresponding mechanical drive train in helicopter flight control applications. Target is the predictive simulation of mechatronics systems including kinematics for the purpose of feasibility studies, concept design and preliminary performance analysis.


  • Multi-level modeling of electro-mechanical actuators adapted to accuracy requirements, involved physics

  • Physics means: electromagnetism, thermal conduction, kinematics (multi-body) and failure scenarios

  • Validation of the models based on literature and experimental data

  • Predictive simulation of the performance of the electro-mechanical actuation system including selected failure cases



You offer:

  • Enrolled master/diploma student within Aerospace/Mechanical/Precisison Engineering, Mechatronics or similar field of study
  •  Sound knowledge of Mechanics (statics and dynamics) and Aerospace Systems
  • Special Know How in actuation would be a big plus
  • Interest in controls, electrical engineering & mechatronicsExperience with CAD modeling, CATIA V5
  • Ideally knowledge in Simulink or Modelica/Dymola
  • English: fluent
  • Basics in German welcome

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


Does this job description fit your objectives and profile? Take the next step in your career and come and join us!

How to apply:

Online via

Reference number 10354906

Please provide the following documents: cover letter, C.V., relevant certificates, current certificate of enrolment

You can direct your cover letter to: Mr. Büscher

Should you have general questions regarding this position you can write an E-Mail to:

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Art der Beschäftigung



Start: 01.07.2017 ; Dauer: 6 months

Firmen- und Kontaktdaten

Frau Kathrin Puffky
86609 Donauwörth
+49 40743 57346