PolyU opens new facilities of Aviation Services Research Centre

The Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC), co-founded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), has entered into a new phase, with the opening of the newly built centre in Block X of the PolyU campus, the company said.

The five-year renewal of Boeing, the world´s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, to the ASRC today again facilitates the partnership and collaborative effort to position Hong Kong as the leading world-class service provider of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for the region.

Since its establishment in 2012, the ASRC has successfully developed modernized solutions to improve MRO performance in areas such as cost, schedule, quality, and safety. These technological solutions have been implemented in industry, and are now being used by MRO service providers to help improve maintenance activity and overall competitiveness. Whether it is reducing the turnaround time for engine ring seal repair from three days to one, or assessing the adaptive machining for re-profiling of engine blades, the ASRC continues to advance the capabilities and capacities of technical workmanship through automation, modernization and innovation.

The opening of the sizable and well-equipped ASRC in Block X and Boeing´s commitment for another five years mark another milestone in the development of ASRC as a paragon of academia-industry collaboration, bringing MRO technology development to a higher level of excellence.