Month: May 2017

First Meeting of the Summer Term

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.

MBDA Company Visit

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.