Course paper / final thesis, Student placement

Assessment of International Strategies on the Future Air Transport System

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Duration of contract

4-12 months


according to German TVöD 05

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Your mission:

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) elaborated by ACARE (Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe) addresses the challenges and future needs in aviation. The international cooperation contributes to the achievement of these goals but requires a dedicated strategy based on a holistic approach and in depth analysis. The new EU project ICARe (International Cooperation in Aviation Research) aims to deliver recommendations with regards to International Cooperation for the Aviation Research and Innovation. To do so, ICARe starts with the analysis of past and current cooperation in order to draw lessons. A worldwide mapping of technologies of interest for aviation – even if they originate from other sectors - will be embedded in a secured on-line database. For 21 third countries a detailed and documented country profile will be established, including technical and nontechnical aspects (IPR, trade regulations, cultural barriers and funding organizations, etc.). These results will be enhanced by concrete dialogues and actions through 6 open platforms with the representatives of selected countries (USA, Japan, Canada, China, Russia and the 6th country to be selected during the project). ICARe will support the European Commission in the definition on its International cooperation strategy. DLR contributes to the screening of the technologies of the 21 third countries and will focus also in more detail on the country Russia. 

The work aims to support the project IACRe partly. It starts with the study of available international strategic documents for the future forecast in aviation. Based on these documents, the different technologies and Road Maps which are expected to lead to an improved future Air Transport System will be collected, compared and evaluated. The technologies cover the full range of aviation. Main task is the development of an assessment system for these technologies who have an impact on the future ATS. The work contributes also to the International Forum for Aviation Research.

Your qualifications:

  • student in Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering or similar study course
  • work has to be written in English

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Reconciling family and working life as well as equal opportunities for women and men are an integral part of our HR policy. We therefore strongly encourage applications from women. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

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Prof. Dr. Richard Degenhardt
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems

Phone: +49 531 295-3059

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