As the Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC) celebrates its 10th anniversary, Boeing and PolyU have announced an agreement to expand their cooperation with regards to the ASRC to promote significant efficiency improvements in aviation maintenance and manufacturing.


The new agreement will extend the cooperation between the parties at the Centre for a further five years. It also enables the ASRC to expand into digital manufacturing and focus more closely on disruptive and innovative technologies to drive sustainability in support of Maintenance Repair and Overhaul and manufacturing across China and Southeast Asia.


With ongoing support from Boeing, further synergy is facilitated between the PolyU’s Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, the Cadet Pilot Training Programme, aircraft maintenance training, the applied research conducted and the innovative technologies developed at the ASRC. This will, in turn, support industry needs and effectively create an aviation centre of excellence in research and learning for future aviators and engineers.


As part of its anniversary celebrations, ASRC held an open day on 1 December to showcase the Centre’s accomplishments. The research undertaken by the ASRC in the past ten years has yielded numerous innovative achievements, including the "Automatic Analysis System for Pitting Corrosion on the Surface of Aircraft Jet Engines", which won a Gold Medal at the 46th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions in 2018. The Centre has completed more than 60 research projects, with many of their solutions implemented into industry in both Hong Kong and mainland China.