Meet Guiomar Rayon Duran! She’s a
veteran of Fly Your Ideas 2011, and her team took home the Video Prize for that
edition. In the first part of our interview with her, we found about how taking
part in Fly Your Ideas helped kickstart her career.
Meet Guiomar Rayon Duran! She’s a veteran of Fly Your Ideas 2011, and her team took home the Video Prize for that edition. In the first part of our interview with her, we found about how taking part in Fly Your Ideas helped kickstart her career.
“My team was called Ecolution, and we were all students at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. Our idea was for a luggage container made of natural composite materials, which could fit into the cargo area of an aircraft. Such containers are frequently in use, but by developing a solution made of sustainable materials, we identified a potential environmental benefit. We reached Round 2 of the competition overall.
Currently I am working on a project for Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. As a result of taking part in the competition, and in particular thanks to the achievement of winning the Video Competition, I was offered a one year internship in Airbus, and I did this in the Airbus Getafe plant in Spain in the Production Control for the A320 family and A330. I supported the management of the Work in Progress for the Horizontal Tail Planes, logistics and parts follow up. I enjoyed and learnt a lot during this year, even if working full-time and attending evening lectures at university was quite challenging.
Whilst working in a professional aviation environment, I began to understand how important being mobile is in order to develop your career. So my next move was to Hamburg in Germany, where I started in the Quality department, particularly focusing on managing improvement projects in the Quality Management Processes for all Airbus sites and also with some key suppliers. The Team Mentor from my Fly Your Ideas days was working in Hamburg so I had the opportunity to meet him again at work and build my network within Airbus.
What’s next? I will soon move back to Madrid and search for new challenges in the aviation industry. After three years in Hamburg, I have gained a lot of international experience and have had the chance to visit most of the Airbus plants around Europe too. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with my Airbus colleagues and potentially working within the company again in the future too!”
Stay tuned for more from Guiomar next week!