by Pablo Feixas on 2021-01-23

Airbus Protect around Europe: an experience in UK

Find out everything about Pablo’s journey with Airbus Protect to become a Team Leader in the UK.

Can you tell us about your professional experience?

Before joining Airbus Protect in 2017, I only had two internships, one as a Design and Stress Engineer in 2015 and the other one as Safety & Reliability Engineer in 2016-2017.
I would say that I’ve vastly developed my career in Airbus Protect as I’ve gone from Junior Safety Engineer to Project Manager and Team Leader in just 3 years.

“Work as safety engineers is fundamental […] to ensure the appropriate safe level to the aircraft.”

What has been your experience working in the UK ?

Since my arrival in 2017, I have always been working for Airbus Commercial Aircraft here in Filton, UK. At the beginning I was working on the R&T projects and continuing my progression with safety tasks for all the Airbus Commercial programs.
In these 3 years, I have been able to cover all the Safety processes.
In 2019, along with my work as Safety Engineer, I was promoted to Manager and therefore I started doing managerial tasks until becoming finally the Project Manager and Team Leader of the Airbus Protect UK team.
From 2019 to now, the team that was only 5 Safety engineers has now grown to more than 20 Safety, Systems and Continued Airworthiness engineers. This team, despite being relatively small, feels like a family and have shown its strength over these last difficult years. They make my work much easier than it really is.

How do you contribute to a sustainable, innovative and secure future?

Safety is a key part in the design of an aircraft and hence, our work as safety engineers is fundamental by providing designers the safety criteria and scenarios to be taken into account in order to ensure the appropriate safe level to the aircraft. Additionally, the UK team is now involved in the ZeroE and SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) programs contributing to a more sustainable future in the aviation industry.

What makes you happy in your work life?

I am an aviation passionate and therefore working in the aerospace industry is something that makes me quite happy. Additionally, the UK team is great and the environment and relationship between everyone is great, making the work experience quite a positive one.

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