SP students design improvements to Boeing planes

06 Jan 2016

Channel News Asia, 5 Jan 2016 - Article mentioned that six SP students have developed inflight solutions that have been patented by Boeing, whose designs will be part of a suite of fittings for new Boeing plane models in the future. For their solutions, the students received the Boeing Patent Awards at the opening of SP’s AeroHub. SP’s Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering graduate, Elston Cheah, opined that he feels honoured to have received recognition for his role in developing one of the inflight solutions. The article also mentioned that the new AeroHub is designed to simulate a hangar and will feature new facilities aimed at encouraging students from multiple disciplines to work together, especially those in the Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) and the Diploma in Aerospace Electronics (DASE). Course Chair for DARE Mr Liew Hui Sing opined that the AeroHub provides work spaces where each specialisation can come together and combine their technology and development, which answers to the call of industrial standards and allows for integration of learning. Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Trade and Industry Low Yen Ling, who was also present at the opening ceremony, opined that multidisciplinary projects are also opening up more opportunities for SP students to develop very practical solutions for real-world problems. The video clip shows the demonstration of the projects by the SP students as well as some of the facilities in the AeroHub. Similar story was reported in Channel 5 News and Channel 8 News.

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