The Straits Times
Published on Sep 29, 2012

'Authentic learning' in poly's new aircraft hangar


Aviation and aerospace students at Republic Polytechnic will soon have access to an aircraft hangar on campus to give them a more authentic learning experience.

Slated to open on Oct 17, it will house several aircraft and an air traffic control simulator.

"We hope that this will give them a real sense of what it is like to work in a hangar and help them behave like engineers, even when they are still studying," said Professor Wang Jianguo, director of the School of Engineering, at the annual media lunch organised by the polytechnic yesterday.

There are about 300 aviation and aerospace students in the polytechnic. Its current fleet of two planes are parked within the building for them to tinker with.