09 February 2015
Chamendra Amarasinghe, RIIERP Program to Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (Germany)
Chamendra felt lucky to work on the world's passenger aircraft. Every week he had an interesting incident to tackle and felt that the whole experience was great for self growth.
“This internship has shown me exactly how good communication across time zones and languages are maintained which is a skill that is increasingly necessary in today’s world.”
RMIT Program: Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering/Bachelor of Business Management
Global Program: RIIERP
Destination: Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (Germany)
"Even among the interns at Airbus, I was considered one of the lucky ones. I had the great opportunity of working hands on the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380. I worked on the systems Engineering team on the Final Assembly Line (FAL).This meant that before these brand new super-jumbo jets were delivered, it was my departments to duty to make all the necessary last minute changes, and ensure all the systems were OK. Not a single week went by, without some interesting incident was ours to tackle and fix! Whilst working hands on was an eye-opening experience, working at a highly globalized company like Airbus meant collaborating with sister departments more than three other countries. This internship has shown me exactly how good communication across time zones and languages are maintained which is a skill that is increasingly necessary in today’s world. Apart from work, living in Europe, did wonders for self-growth. Unlike the continental country that Australia is, over there a new country is waiting to be visited two hours away every weekend. Luckily, there were a lot of other RMIT RIIERP students scattered all across Europe which enables all of us to visit each other’s host countries whether it was in the West in Bristol, UK, Toulouse in France or
Berlin in Germany. Applying for RIIERP has been an extremely positive experience for me and definitely expanded my horizons."
RIIERP student, Chamendra Amarasinghe