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Student (m/f) in Aviation, Transportation, Geography or Statistics for a Master Thesis

Title: Deriving a Generalized Catchment Area Model including Spatial and Demographic Data Variables
Your tasks:
  • You will prepare a thesis about the process of deriving a generalized catchment area model, from published catchment area reports from airports
  • Based on a literature review, you will have gathered and understood existing airport catchment area models and approaches and airport's catchment area publications
  • Based on published airport catchment area information you will derive a model, e.g. a regression model, for predicting the catchment area for a generic airport based on spatial, demographic, and travel time information
  • The resulting and developed methodology are your scientific contribution, while one verification example case showcases the validity of the developed model
  • You contribution will be used in state-of-the-art traffic simulations to model airport access and egress behaviour
Your qualifications:


  • You are a student in Aviation, Transportation, Geography, Statistics, or a related field
  • You are already familiar with writing seminar/term papers or theses
  • You enjoy learning or advancing skills, as you will be using statistical language (R), version control (Git), geographic information (QGIS), and scientific document preparation (LaTeX) systems
  • Reliability, preciseness, and self-reliance are among your strengths
  • You are interested in target-oriented tasks and in working in an interdisciplinary team
  • You are a proficient user of the English language


    The future of
    flying starts with us.
    And with you.

    Re-think the way we fly. In an international think tank, at the highest professional level. With experts from various disciplines that come together in fascinating ways. Ready to always improve on the good, to think beyond the beaten path, constantly asking questions – and thereby challenge the pioneering spirit anew every day. In a young, modern working environment with open ears and doors.

    That’s who we are, Bauhaus Luftfahrt in Taufkirchen near Munich: around 50 colleagues whose work is backed by the four aviation companies, Airbus, IABG, Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as the Free State of Bavaria. We investigate the future of mobility, particularly the long-term development of aviation. In doing so, we take into account technical, economic, social and ecological aspects equally.

    Our benefits package encompasses a familyfriendly flexitime agreement, an attractive salary package in the public tariff system with company pension provision and a range of health programmes.

    We look forward to receiving your application!
    Please indicate the reference number 23-9-28.
    As we wish to increase the share of women in the team, we would be particularly interested in receiving relevant applications. People with disabilities will be given priority in the case of equal qualifications.
    Do you have any questions?
    Michaela Richter will be happy to help:
    +49 89 3074-84919
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