Singapore Polytechnic opens new AeroHub facility

The four-storey AeroHub has aeronautical and aerospace electronics engineering laboratories and facilities under one roof.
The four-storey AeroHub has aeronautical and aerospace electronics engineering laboratories and facilities under one roof. PHOTO: SP.EDU.SG

SINGAPORE - A new integrated facility for Singapore Polytechnic's (SP) aeronautical students was opened by the school at its Dover Road campus on Tuesday (Jan 5) morning.

The four-storey AeroHub houses the aeronautical and aerospace electronics engineering laboratories and facilities under one roof.

It is equipped with facilities typically found in an industrial aircraft hangar, such as a flight simulator room and an engine maintenance room for hands-on training.

Singapore Polytechnic's principal and chief executive Tan Choon Shian said: "The new AeroHub today further enhances the training of our students so they remain industry-relevant.

"The integration of facilities and curriculum will promote multi-disciplinary project work between the students from the mechanical-based aeronautical engineering diploma and the electronic-based aerospace electronic diploma," he said.

A team of six SP students were also awarded plaques for their work in a partnership with aviation firm Boeing at the opening ceremony, which was graced by Trade and Industry Parliamentary Secretary Low Yen Ling.

Boeing has patented three ideas developed by them, in a first of such a collaboration between Boeing and an education institution in Singapore.

These ideas were aimed at increasing safety and productivity of cabin crew. One was a redesign of a plane's larder system for easier retrieval of items by cabin crew, while another was a cover for galley sinks to create more workspace for cabin crew.

The third is a lock system with visual indicators with which cabin crew can tell at a glance which storage compartments are open or closed.