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Aircraft Research Intern - Flightglobal - New York

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Summer 2019 Internship Opportunities with Ascend by Cirium - New York City


Ascend by Cirium is seeking an enthusiastic junior or graduate intern to join our team during Summer 2019. This is an exciting opportunity that will enable you to gain real-life work experience and prove yourself to future employers.


We currently have at least three internship opportunities with our Valuations & Consultancy department, in our London Heathrow, New York and Hong Kong offices. You will work as part of the Ascend by Cirium team of over 25, based globally. Ascend has been delivering aviation data and appraisals for over 50-years. Our appraisals are used globally to value in excess of 100,000 aviation assets annually. Cirium is the new name for FlightGlobal.


Job title: Aircraft Research Intern


Job Description:


-          Support the Ascend by Cirium valuations and market studies teams with ad-hoc pieces of research, including collecting, analyzing and presenting data in a clear format.

o   Help with the collection of aircraft transaction data

o   Reviewing aircraft specification modifiers; providing input to key drivers of aircraft value, including ‘clean-up’ of aircraft weights and engine modifiers

o   For aircraft types which have not had recent values changes, perform a review and propose if revised values are required.


-          Carry  out research and some routine maintenance of the Ascend by Cirium Values internal aircraft transactions database

o   Ensure all figures are recorded in the correct format and suitable for processing and analysis

o   Fill in any blanks and missing information by identifying individual aircraft using our Fleets database

o   Browse through public data (e.g. Form 41 / 10k / 10Q) and airline financial reports for any additional aircraft sales / lease points to record

o   Review data points and produce charts with value trends to be used by valuations team, under analyst guidance

o   Produce statistics on the number of data points captured against actual transactions that occurred

o   Identify (from internal sale database) transactions that have taken place and pursue final price if possible.


-          Support and update the Ascend by Cirium aircraft maintenance cost database

o   Research maintenance costs that Ascend already has on file and contact MROs to find out more where no data available

o   Ensure maintenance costs for all aircraft are up to date by reviewing internal databases and bringing proposals to the Value Review Board

o   If applicable, make the database more user friendly and easier to search through (maintenance adjustment templates)


-          Support internal projects such as:

o   Reviewing, organizing, sanitizing and analyzing data sets

o   Development of databases

o   Methodology review, analysis and implementation

o   Creating/updating relevant documents


-          Work with Ascend by Cirium historical values and lease rate database to research potential methods of statistically estimating future aircraft values and lease rates


-          Provide assistance with market update presentations for conferences and webinars.


All tasks will be carried out with experienced analyst supervision, training, and guidance. The ideal candidate must have a numerate background (engineering, mathematics, statistics, and accounting are a plus), good communications skills, and a keen interest in; and knowledge of aviation, proficient in Microsoft Excel, attention to detail and the ability to process large volumes of data. Strong work ethic, fluency in English with other languages advantageous.


This is a paid internship that includes a grant from the ISTAT Foundation.


Education Level

At minimum should be University / College graduate – also considering internships on placement year in industry.


Duration of internship: Flexible but minimum two months but ideally three months necessary to be benefit to both the Intern and Ascend by Cirium.


Starting date of internship: from end of May 2019, with flexibility.


Please ensure you apply for the correct position location. If applying for more than one, submit multiple applications.


About Our Organization

Cirium employs a team of over 400 technologists, analysts, data scientists and market experts in the UK, US, Europe, Middle East, India and Asia-Pacific. In 1909 we were the first to record the earliest days of flight and now in 2019, as Cirium, we are uniquely positioned to reshape the wider travel industry with smart data and advanced analytics solutions. Our people are at the centre of who we are. Whatever your background you are welcome. We are looking for talented and dynamic team players who focus on delivering successful outcomes.

We are a business where three out of our seven leaders are women, over 20 languages are spoken, where some leaders have grey hair and some have purple. Where our sales teams take time out to support local schools and our product teams champion local women back into the workplace. We are a flexible employer and happy to accommodate different working solutions for the right talent.

Cirium analyzes the huge volume of data generated from the millions of flights a year to help keep the travel industry in motion:

  • Over 36 million passenger itineraries are processed each year to alert corporate travel companies, travel agencies and airlines, so that travelers stay up-to-date with flight status and airlines minimize disruption
  • Over US$300 billion worth of airline tickets are analyzed for market insights
  • Over 35 million airline flights are tracked per month covering over 97% of scheduled flights worldwide and more than 90% of commercial aircraft in service so that engine OEMs can keep track of the per hour use of their engines
  • US$5.3 trillion worth of aircraft assets are valued by Cirium each year, as part of strategy and pricing partnerships with the world’s top 50 lessors and tier one investment banks

Cirium has 11 offices in the UK, North America, Singapore, China, Japan and Hong Kong and we celebrate our global diversity through events and networks throughout the year


Cirium is part of RBI, which is part of RELX, a FTSE 100 traded company (which was just named by Forbes as one of the world’s most innovative companies)

Our benefits stand out (they even include two days a year for you to dedicate to the charitable activity of your choice)


Cirium and RBI are founding members of the Tech Talent Charter, committed to increasing the ratio of women and under-represented groups working in technology


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