Kiet Tran – Aviation enthusiast and IBG’s Intern

Born and raised in a small city not too far from Chu Lai airport Vietnam, Kiet's interest in aviation started at an early age. Being able to see airplanes approaching the airport fostered his motivation to work in the aviation industry. It led him to Toulouse and ENAC, the French national civil aviation university where…

Born and raised in a small city not too far from Chu Lai airport Vietnam, Kiet’s interest in aviation started at an early age. Being able to see airplanes approaching the airport fostered his motivation to work in the aviation industry. It led him to Toulouse and ENAC, the French national civil aviation university where Kiet follows the Master’s program of International Air Transport Operations Management. ENAC, which revolved around various domains in aviation such as air transport economics, airline and airport management, flight operations. The wide scope of the program allowed him to be exposed to the aviation industry from different perspectives ranging from revenue management, air transport laws to airport design, air traffic management.

Studying at ENAC – a prestigious university was a golden opportunity for me to immerse myself in the aviation industry. Not only I could get knowledge from experienced professors at ENAC but also attend conferences with the participation of well-known experts in the industry. Furthermore, since ENAC is very international, I had a great chance to meet friends from all over the world who shared the same passion with me. Apart from the class time, we also had parties or played tennis together, these activities brought us closer and helped us understand a cross-culture environment which is very important for people working in the aviation industry. ” says Kiet.

Kiet’s current internship at IBG is with hydrogen power at airports which also aligns with his educational background as the majority of works links to airport infrastructure and flight operations. Since aviation is moving towards greener goals, the course of sustainable development in aviation at ENAC also helps him well develop his mindset and awareness of the roles of aviation in decades to come.

Kiet continues “As part of my internship, I am working on a feasibility study of implementing hydrogen power at an airport so that it becomes energy independent or even a positive energy contributor thanks to green sources of energy. Also, I would love to participate in upcoming projects at IBG since the company is growing strongly and dynamically.”

Get to know Kiet:

Born:  I was born in 1995 in a small city not too far from Chu Lai airport in Vietnam.

Lives:  Currently, I am living in Norrkoping city – the heart of the Swedish aviation industry. Before that, I spent time in Toulouse, France to follow my master’s program in Air Transport Management at ENAC (the French national civil aviation university).

Likes to do: Airplane spotting is always the thing I fond of the most. It helps me relax and keeps my motivation for airplanes, airports at a high level. When I was studying and working in Saigon, I often spent at least once every 2 weeks to coming to Tan Son Nhat airport which is located inside the city to watch airplanes performing take-off and landing. Moreover, when I pursued my master’s program in Toulouse, I was able to watch Airbus Beluga and other test flights on daily basis from my room, which I consider as one of the most beautiful moments of my life.

On your bucketlist: I enjoy traveling as a part of my work, visiting all 5 continents is at the top of my wish list, to know more about our diverse cultures and greet people from many countries, which in turn, help to develop my career path in aviation as the industry plays an important role in connecting people from all over the world.

Best part with the internship at IBG: At IBG, I particularly love the open working environment here where I can share my ideas comfortably with everybody and receive constructive feedback from them. Having the opportunities to work and attend meetings with teams from many countries such as Qatar is a great chance for me to develop my mindset and more importantly, to contribute additional values to IBG in the near future.

What will you work with at IBG? As part of my internship, I am working on a feasibility study of implementing hydrogen power at an airport so that it becomes energy independent or even a positive energy contributor thanks to green sources of energy. Also, I would love to participate in upcoming projects at IBG since the company is growing strongly and dynamically.

How long is your internship at IBG? The internship is from February until October.

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