Aircraft Performance and Operations engineering for Students

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    Dear all,

    Thanks for accepting me within SAPOE. As a recent graduate from the aeronautical engineering school ISAE Supaero in Toulouse, France, I would like to create this thread for the other students that like me are wondering about the job of aircraft performance and operations engineer and looking for opportunities to join this discipline.

    I have heard about it from friends and acquaintances who described it to me as a challenging field with multiple possible assignments: route and flight profile optimization through tool developments and procedures, fleet optimization, aircraft availability monitoring… Which leads to working with flight crews and maintenance engineers for example. The companies in which such discipline can be found seem to be primarily airlines and aircraft manufacturer, however it seems other companies work in the field as well such as software development companies for airlines.

    Therefore, would you have any word of advice for young engineers looking to join your discipline ? What kind of degrees or specialisation can lead to this job ? Would you advise any specific prior internship or job experiences that could be interesting to acquire ?

    On a more personal note, I am currently looking for a first employment and Aircraft Operations and Performance engineering is definitely a path I would like to take. Any tips on current potential opportunities for a graduate aeronautical engineer within the field would be of great value.

    Thank you a lot for for your insights and experiences,


    Yannick Breyne


    PS: I would be glad to sum up the information and create a note that could be published on the SAPOE website for students to have a first glimpse of the discipline afterwards, if that is something you would be interested in.

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