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Aviation Research Consortium


To be in line with the strategic areas of the University, the Aviation Engineering research group under the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE) establishes a departmental Aviation Research Consortium (ARC). Our research covers air transport operations, air traffic management, airline and airport operations management, air mobility, sustainable air transport system, aviation safety and reliability, human factors and ergonomics.

According to IATA, over 50% of international tourists travel by air, and efficient air transport system could contribute to human well-being and living standard. Meanwhile, aircraft emissions and noise negatively affect the health of the population and climate change. In light of the projected further increase in the total air traffic volume and rapid growth in the aviation industry in Asia, the need for state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge, idea generation, engineering research and design in safe, sustainable, efficient, and resilient air transport systems are becoming essential. The Aviation Research Consortium (ARC) will provide rigorous research and analysis on aviation-related issues and explore solutions to tackle the key social, economic and environmental challenges in relation to the aviation industry.


Members of the ARC

Member Department
Dr Kam Hung NG AAE
Dr Hailong HUANG AAE
Dr Gangyan XU AAE

Advisory Board

Member Specialization Department/Unit
Prof. Xiaowen FU Air transport and logistics, aviation economics and policy ISE, FENG, PolyU
Prof. Hai YANG  Transport network modeling and optimization, smart mobility School of Engineering, HKUST
Dr Fangni ZHANG Air transport system modeling, multimodal transport system

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU


Research Pillars Members
Operations research and management in aviation Dr Kam Hung NG Dr Wei LIU Dr Hailong HUANG
Air transport network and spatial temporal analytics Dr Wei LIU Dr Gangyan XU Dr Hailong HUANG
Aviation safety and reliability engineering Dr Gangyan XU Dr Fan LI  
Sustainable aviation and air transportation Dr Kam Hung NG Dr Wei LIU Dr Gangyan XU
Human factors and ergonomics in aviation Dr Fan LI Dr Kam Hung NG  


Targets and Vision

The consortium will serve as a major platform to host and facilitate different activities, such as seminars, laboratory and industrial visits, research collaborations and student activities in aviation, and aims to become an influential think tank in GBA for aviation industry.



The ARC is striving for achieving its vision and mission by completing the following objectives:
  1. To provide public services in aviation-related programmes with a focus on education, research, and training for the public and industrial benefits.
  2. To develop impactful applied research in air transport operations and aviation engineering with societal impacts under the support of research grants.
  3. To nurture the aviation research talents for PolyU, Hong Kong, GBA, and the Asia Pacific regions.
  4. To offer innovative solutions in aviation research to the industry and government bodies.
  5. To formulate a strong aviation academic talent hub with close research collaboration both locally and internationally.
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Hong Kong Express

Research Activities

  • ARC Research Seminar Series

Date Speaker Unit Title
10 Sep 2021 Dr Yicheng ZHANG Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research Distributed Model Predictive Routing and Scheduling for Minimizing Network-wise Delay in Air Traffic Flow Management
29 Oct 2021 Dr Hsueh-Yi LAI National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Organizational ergonomics in a landing system of commercial aviation: Investigating interaction conflicts between pilots and air traffic controllers from the view of mental model disconnects.

21 Dec 2021

Dr Kam Hung NG

 AAE, PolyU

Dealing with the Uncertainty in Safe and Robust Airside Operations

18 Jan 2022 Dr Xuting SUN SILC Business School, Shanghai University Operational Risk in Airline Crew Scheduling: Do Features of Flight Delays Matter?
17 Feb 2022 Dr Xiaoge ZHANG  ISE, PolyU

Safety Assessment of Air Transportation System: A Machine Learning Perspective

 11 Apr 2022 Dr Jason Y. QIN School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Maritime University Maintenance Capability Enhancement and Service Optimization Under MRO Outsourcing Mode


Student Activities

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