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New research facility of Aviation Services Research Centre opened

PolyU hosted a ceremony by Council Chairman Mr Chan Tze-ching and President Prof. Timothy W. Tong to celebrate the opening of the new research facility of the Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC), which was co-founded by PolyU and The Boeing Company (Boeing) in 2012. The new facility occupies 1,500 square metres on campus, and will be installed with HK$35-million new equipment. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will be applied to the new research projects. ASRC will embark on new research projects to position Hong Kong as the leading world-class service provider in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for the aviation industry for the region.

Also at the occasion, an agreement was signed between Boeing and PolyU to continue the partnership for another five years. Separately, PolyU also signed a Letter of Intent with Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd, a leading MRO service provider in the Mainland and the region, which marks a milestone of MRO industry in the Mainland joining ASRC.

Council Chairman, Mr Chan Tze-ching, said the ASRC had turned innovations into practical use. The cutting edge research and engineering facilities at the new ASRC site will further support the delivery of the new technologies. He said that with more partnerships and collaborations, PolyU will better serve the needs of the ever-increasing demand of the aviation industry. PolyU President Prof. Timothy W. Ton said the agreement with Boeing and the new ASRC facility were meant to bolster Hong Kong’s role in the world’s fastest growing region for aviation.