It is time for a new graduate trip. It feels like we have been living in a suitcase the last few weeks, but at least we have fun. Right now when I’m writing this, we are sitting at Arlanda airport in Stockholm and waiting for the flight that will take us to the far north of Sweden and Kiruna.
The time since Christmas has flown away and just as Christian wrote, the third internship has just ended. I was, just as Christian, at the Research and Technology department, but with a totally different task. I was asked to look at the aircraft market from a technical view. The number of airliners of the different manufacturers’ backlog was compared to the standard seating; the cabin volume of business jets was compared their respective ranges; and the fan diameters of the engines was compared to their maximal thrust. I have also started to look into the space market, which is also quite interesting! I think I produced some good pictures, but foremost I have learnt a lot about different aircrafts, how the market looks like and how it works, which parameters that are interesting to look at and which politics that affects. My supervisor turned out to be quite an expert in everything about aircrafts and he is more than happy to tell you about it!
Apart from this, the last couple of weeks have been hectic with planning for an upcoming visit from France and the approaching journey to America. I and Anders (especially Anders!) has worked hard with finding a place to live, renting a car, buying air tickets and I’m sure we will get it all together. There are still things to arrange, especially the famous application for Visa, but I guess that will turn out fine as well.
Now, as I said, there will be one week of travelling (I let Anders and Martin tell you more about that) and thereafter our last internship in Trollhättan starts before its time for us to go abroad…
I say goodbye with a nice classic one: