China industry spotlight: Aerospace
The aerospace or aeronautical engineering industry is crucial to today’s society. We need to get from point A to point B as fast as possible and traveling around the globe has become commonplace for most business professionals. As more and more people have the ability to fly for leisure activities and countries become wealthier, they are able to purchase more planes for their domestic airlines. Almost every year, new airlines pop up, yet due to the high cost of maintaining planes, it is a very difficult industry to succeed in. So far, the largest airlines are the only ones able to truly utilize economies of scale enough to subsist in this industry.
Outside of commercial planes, most countries also want to have some advance warplanes and airborne weapons such as missiles. The USA is very famous for its large military budget and a good portion of that is spent on aircrafts.
After countries have a well-developed airplane industry, the next step is often to develop a space program. While greater achievements may be made by countries working together in space, it is a source of pride for each country to get to space by themselves. Russia and the USA started their space programs and have been actively developing their abilities in space for quite a few decades now, but China also recently began getting more active in their space development with a big restructuring of their space industry in 1998. In 2003, China joined the US and Russia in being the only countries in the world to have launched humans into space.
Gi2C Group can help you find an aerospace engineering internship and learn more about China’s unique culture along the way with an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai. Internships are the perfect opportunity to test different industries and company environments to learn about what type of career best suits you.
- Assist with the conduct of static, cyclic and dynamic structural testing
- Rigid-body static calculations of seat structures
- Certification test plans and other reporting
- Project assistance
- Research and prepare data about the industry
- Maintain databases
- Produce and edit presentation materials
Experience and qualifications
Preferably a graduate with a Bachelors in mechanical engineering or an undergraduate currently pursuing a degree in physics. Some experience with finite element analysis and Patran/Nastran is useful. The ability to use AutoCAD is essential.