Six polytechnic students recognised as co-inventors of three inflight solutions patented by Boeing
11 Jan 2016
Lianhe Zaobao, 11 Jan 2016 - Article mentioned that six SP students have been recognised as co-inventors of three inflight solutions patented by Boeing and the designs would be part of a suite of fittings for new Boeing plane models in the future. The three ideas are: A new larder system with interlocking larder cases; removable sink covers; and integrated locks with visual indicators. SP’s Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering graduate and co-inventor for new larder system and integrated locks with visual indicators, Elston Cheah, opined that working with Boeing was very eye opening because there were a lot of resources that the students could access, such as interacting with cabin crew in Hong Kong and the tour of Boeing facility in Seattle. Article also featured the new AeroHub facility in SP for Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) and Diploma in Aerospace Electronics (DASE) students. SP’s principal and chief executive Tan Choon Shian opined that students will hone their technical and soft skills through authentic and multi-disciplinary projects, and be ready to develop and deliver real-world solutions in their respective fields after they graduate. SP’s DASE third-year student Siau Shang Le also opined that the new AeroHub enabled students from different diplomas to work together on multi-disciplinary projects more easily.