Meet Yann Structures Engineer

structures engineer

Yann’s job as a structures engineer is to design and then ensure that the structure of the aircraft is strong enough and durable enough to meet the airworthiness requirements as well as the requirements of the customers.

Yann's career path at Airbus

  • A380 Wing design & certification Toulouse, France
  • A380 Test pyramid + fatigue & static test specimens Toulouse, France
  • A230EW-test Structures analysis Toulouse, France
  • A400M Major static and fatigue test Toulouse, France
  • A330NEO, Head of Non-Specific Stress Toulouse, France

Flexible hours, practical benefits

Diversity in our jobs at Airbus makes our work life attractive, rich and balanced

Our family has grown following the birth of my daughter Rosa in 2015. Life is now much busier as a result, particularly at the start and end of the day, and I regularly make use of flexible hours at work to drop or collect the children at the nursery. Thanks to the IT facilities to support remote working, I am able to catch up on any urgent topics from home if I need to.

This approach also allowed me to recently take care of my son when he had a minor illness, whilst still being able to maintain contact with my colleagues. I find this approach reduces the level of stress for all involved and is a real practical benefit.

Yann is a structures engineer at Airbus.

A strong passion

Yann’s job as a structures engineer is to design the structure of the aircraft

I've always felt a strong passion for my work. A recent example would be the drive to pass the major maturity milestone known as MG7 on the A330NEO programme. The milestone requires the design of the aircraft to be frozen with a clear way forward on any open points to allow the business to give the green light to start manufacture of the parts and assemblies. We were under high pressure to meet the tight timescales, which resulted in a lot of work being undertaken in the final quarter of 2015.

The hard work paid off and the milestone was passed just before the Christmas holidays. It was a very nice present to recognize the efforts of the hundreds of engineers and programme managers across Europe and the world who contributed to the success.

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