BEHIND THE SCENES OF PAL-V
We would like to take you on a journey in the world of PAL-V. Our colleagues Hans and Erik have been given the assignment to describe their average workday so that we can give you a little insight into what occurs behind the scenes.
HANS (SENIOR VEHICLE DYNAMICS ENGINEER)
My workday starts with turning on the PAL-V Simulator, of course, while enjoying a cup of coffee. After this, I check the results of the aerodynamic CFD simulations that are completed at night. Which gives me insight into the real-life performance of the PAL-V Liberty in flights, which is vital data that I can share with my engineering colleagues. By loading the results into the simulator and flying several test cases, I can validate that the PAL-V Liberty is safe and meets the certification requirements for the trails to come.
WHAT DOES HANS LIKES THE MOST REGARDING PAL-V BEING HIS EMPLOYER?
Versatility: PAL-V is a versatile company where every day brings something new. You work in a problem-solving manner with hardware and software.
Challenge: There are enough challenges in the form of design, testing, certification, production, and management.
Friendship: The atmosphere is very pleasant and friendly, you can easily make friends within the company.
ERIK (PROJECT MANAGER)
As a Project Manager, I am responsible for turning the goals of the Design Organization into milestones and deliverables for the engineering teams. I provide them with instructions/guidelines for the deliverables and I monitor progress. I have daily contact with engineers, team leads, the production organization and the management team. This diverse daily contact through all layers of the company keeps me up to date with everything that is going on and is really inspiring.
WHAT DOES ERIK LIKES THE MOST REGARDING PAL-V BEING HIS EMPLOYER?
The team: To develop and market a vehicle such as the PAL-V Liberty requires a team of all kinds of specialists, which creates a very diverse group of people. The unique thing about working at PAL-V is that you are very aware of the fact that everyone is driven to make the vehicle and the company successful, which creates cooperation with colleagues that always runs smoothly.
The company: PAL-V holds its personnel in high regard. A lot is done to make everyone feel welcome and heard. Input about the company is always appreciated, regardless of where it comes from. This results in a very motivated team.