Thesis within Engineering: Helicopters Flight Control Kinematics Bench Tests

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14.02.2017 - 15:24


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: May 2017
  • Duration: 6 months

The subject concerns the setup and installation of a test bench for helicopter flight control kinematics. Main focus will be on the simulation of cabin floor vibrations similar to flight conditions and the integration of relevant measurement equipment. Tests shall be conducted in order to characterize the mechanical characteristics of the flight control kinematics like inertia, stiffness, friction, damping and backlash.


  • Contribution concept/design of the test bench concerning the excitation of floor group vibrations

  • Selection of devices to generate vibration

  • Definition of sensor installation, elaboration of detailed sensor performance requirements for given measurement needs

  • Selection of measurement equipment

  • Contribution to the setup of the test bench, installation of sensor equipment and subsequent calibration

  • Definition of relevant test cases and execution of tests

  • Evaluation of tests and interpretation of characteristic behaviour of flight control kinematics



You offer:

  • Enrolled master/diploma student within Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, Automatic Systems or similar field of study
  • Sound knowledge of mechanics, statics and dynamics
  • Experience with measurement technology, sensors
  • Interest in controls, electrical engineering & mechatronics
  • CATIA V5, Matlab/Simulink
  • 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 10354905

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: 01.05.2017 ; Dauer: 6 months

Firmen- und Kontaktdaten

Frau Kathrin Puffky
86609 Donauwörth
+49 40743 57346