Flight Physics Internship

Looking to kick start your career in Engineering? Airbus Engineering Internships will give you the opportunity to contribute to our success as a leading aircraft manufacturer, with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market. 

To stay on top, Airbus Group 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 Group. 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 Group and should benefit your future studies.

Flight Physics Centre of Competence (CoC) is a transnational organisation, responsible for the non-specific design activities that are used for the detailed design of the aircraft components. Within Flight Physics in the UK, there are three areas within Aerodynamics, Loads and Aeroelastics, and Mass Properties:

  • Aerodynamics: Primarily responsible for designing the wing shape, developing the aircraft configuration and characterising the aerodynamic behaviour of the aircraft around the flight envelope.
  • Loads and Aeroelastics: Defines the loads that the aircraft will experience on ground and in flight, at the most extreme conditions that could be encountered. The team develop and apply models to represent the response of the aircraft and are responsible for ensuring aircraft are free from divergent aeroelastic behaviour.
  • Mass Properties: Responsible for tracking and predicting aircraft weight, working with design teams to achieve the optimum weight for any aircraft component, developing and validating mass prediction tools to forecast the component and aircraft weight.


A typical Internship will comprise of a main project that will run for the length of the placement, on a topic relevant to that teams activities, with additional shorter tasks to give exposure to a range of work. Support is readily provided from within the team, but an Intern will be expected to take ownership of their tasks and be proactive, engaging with colleagues and managers whenever required.

You will be involved in the design cycle from concept studies to end of service.

The Internship roles may be in any of the skill groups in Flight Physics including:

  • Aerodynamic Design
  • Aerodynamic Data and Model
  • Aircraft Loads
  • Component Loads
  • Mass Estimation
  • Mass Control
  • Flight Physics Research and Technology
  • Flight Physics Methods and Tools


You must be an undergraduate for the full duration of the Internship, studying towards a degree in Engineering - preferably Mechanics or Aerospace, or Physics. Applicants studying towards an MEng are preferred but applications from BEng students will be accepted.

You must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the aerospace industry.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment process. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.

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