We are a non-profit student association which promotes contacts among students and between students and the industry on a local and international level. Our network has grown to 39 local groups in 19 countries and unites over 2000 members in their passion for aerospace engineering, international networking and cultural exchange. More about us…
We organise company visits, international events, workshops and more….
We have our “Stammtisch” every first Monday of the month at 7.30pm (usually in the city centre). Action meetings take place every third Monday of the month at 6pm (usually at the Institute for Aviation and Astronautics). The respective location will be announced here and on our Facebook page. Interested students are welcome to join us at any of our meetings.
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18 July 2017, we had the opportunity to spend an interesting afternoon at IABG. After an introduction about the structure and history of the company and a generous lunch, we were given a tour of the testing facilities for the space sector. As we had to observe clean room conditions we had to put on full gear first.
We visited the vibration test facilities where vibrations shocks and accelerations are simulated. Afterwards we saw the acoustic laboratories where the structure is tested for noise and acoustic stresses occurring during launch. We were able to take a look into one of the EMC chambers where systems are tested for their electromagnetic compatibility. Finally, we visited the thermal vacuum chambers for simulating and testing under space conditions.
All in all, we were offered a fascinating insight into the space flight test centre of IABG. A warm thank you to Ms Peters, Mr Pischel and Mr Bertram for this unique opportunity!
This June, Le Bourget, the biggest aerospace fair and air show, made the hearts of our members beat faster. The local group of Paris organised a Fly-In and invited EUROAVIAns from all over Europe to be part of this event. Obviously, an offer like this had to run out of places very quickly. So EUROAVIA Munich decided to organise a 4-day trip to Paris for their members.
Soon after arriving at the fair, we were completely captivated. Above our heads planes and helicopters showed their artistic manoeuvres and precise formation skills; on the airfield an Ariane 5, an A380 and many others were shining in the sun; in the exhibition halls the companies presented their newest developments and technologies. Thanks to the tickets sponsored by MTU, we had the opportunity to visit during the trade visitor days, during which significantly more models and planes are displayed and the company representatives seem more willing to answer all the questions students normally have. That’s how we established contacts to the industry, received opportunities for jobs, internships or final theses, enjoyed almost private tours through planes and came to talk to the pilots. Providing tickets for the International Board as well, we had the chance to meet them at the fair and together take part in a guided tour at the MTU stand. To make sure we survive the day, MTU offered us drinks and food, as well as answers to the thousands of questions we had for the experts in their VIP lounge afterwards. At this point a special thanks to MTU for providing the tickets and to all the helpful employees on-site!
Le Bourget is big: It was impossible to see every interesting bit of it on one day. So we decided to visit it the following day as well. That night, after we satisfied our curiosity and pushed our legs to their limits, we were happy to fall into our beds.
Despite the marathon-like distances we walked the days at the fair, we did not miss our chance to explore Paris. We went down the catacombs, up the Eiffel Tower, had crêpes in the old city and an evening picnic at the Seine. In short: We enjoyed the city to its fullest. So, when we were boarding onto our plane back to Munich that Sunday night we all knew: This will not have been the last time we paid Paris and Le Bourget a visit. We are looking forward to our next trip!
“Au revoir, Paris! A la prochaine!”
May 16, we held our first project meeting of the summer term.
Nine dedicated members met for one evening to actively help shaping the future of EUROAVIA Munich. Besides accounts of past company visits and international events, an overview of the International Working Groups and planned events for the remainder of the year was given. Current and upcoming tasks werde discussed and assigned to motivated members.
Many exciting events are planned that need to be organised. For this reason, regular project meetings will from now on take place in addition to our monthly “Stammtisch”. During all these meetings, teamwork and personal exchange among members is strengthened by having fun and achieve a common purpose in a team effort.
10 May 2017, EUROAVIA Munich visited MBDA Deutschland GmbH at their production and testing facilities in Schrobenhausen. MBDA is, together with their partners in France, Great Britain and Italy, one of the leading manufacturers of guided missiles and a global player in this sector.
We were welcomed with pretzels and coffee and after a short presentation about the company we were given a tour of the showroom where all products are on display and our many questions answered. The main item on the agenda were talks about three different topics. The first was about challenges faced by the defence industry. The political perspective was relatively new to many of us, as this is a topic that is only covered briefly at university. The next presentations were about the general structure of missiles, issues like structural mechanics and aerodynamics, and provided an interesting insight into practical issues concerning comparability of CFD calculations and wind tunnel experiments. Finally, we were given a small tour of the premises.
All in all, we had an interesting day, during which we gained unique insight into the industry, it’s technologies and challenges. We want to thank MBDA and all employees involved who made this possible. Surely it won’t be last time we stopped by Schrobenhausen.
March 2017, the local boards of EESTEC and EUROAVIA met for the first time to discuss a possible collaboration between the two societies with the aim to increase interdisciplinary teamwork among students. EESTEC (Electrical Engineering Students’ European Association) and EUROAVIA share similar goals in two different sectors whose collaboration has become inevitable.
During this meeting two ideas emerged, that are now further developed during the summer.
Soft Skills Training
With the support of the EUROAVIA Internal Training System (EITS) and the EESTEC Training System we plan a joint soft skill training for members of both societies. This training aims to give students of either discipline the possibility to strengthen their skills, get to know each other, and exchange experiences and ideas. For this purpose, EESTEC trainer Lida Kosti and EUROAVIA trainer Adnan Muslić will prepare an exciting day of activities. The event will likely take place in July.
Joint International Event
The second idea discussed was the possibility of organising a joint international event, a chance for local groups of both societies from all over Europe to meet in Munich and learn about an interesting topic. The topical event will concentrate on an issue that is relevant to both electrical and aeronautical/aerospace engineering students.
v.l.n.r.: Andreas Schimpe (Vice-Chairman EESTEC), Stefanie Thanner (Chairwoman EESTEC), Caroline Lösch (Secretary EUROAVIA), Adnan Muslić (President EUROAVIA)
We are looking forward to working with EESTEC!