April 2, 2013, by Graham Kendall

University explores Malaysian aerospace partnerships

We recently (briefly) reported on the Engineering Aerospace delegation. He is a slightly enhanced version (in the form of a press release).


World-leading University of Nottingham aerospace experts recently visited Malaysia to showcase their world-changing research and to discuss how they can work together with the aerospace industries in Malaysia. This was a tri-campus aerospace inivitiative  led by Prof. Kwang-Leong Choy, including colleagues from UNUK, UNNC and UNMC.

The specialists in aerospace technologies, aerospace materials and manufacturing processes, gathered at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) to showcase their world-changing research and to discuss how they could work together with the aerospace industries in Malaysia.

The Malaysian aerospace mission included technical discussions with all the important industry players from Malaysia, including:

  • BAE Systems
  • Spirit Aerosystems
  • Strand Aerospace Malaysia
  • European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)
  • Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC)
  • Composite Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM)
  • Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
  • UPECA Aerotech

The team also made factory visits to Spirit Aerosystems, Strand, CTRM and Rolls-Royce Advanced Technology Centre in Singapore.

The objective of the mission was to enhance the level of collaboration between The University of Nottingham and the rapidly developing aerospace industries in Malaysia.

Speaking about the visit, Professor Andrew Chan, Director of Research in Engineering at UNMC, said: “Through this very successful mission, we have been able to demonstrate our research capability to the aerospace industry in Malaysia. It has also enabled us to develop the relationship with partners in businesses and government.

“We are now actively exploring various opportunities for collaboration with Malaysian businesses, involving University of Nottingham academics both in Malaysia and in the UK.

One of the businesses visited during the mission to Malaysia was BAE Systems, and Mike Perrett, Senior Industrial Programmes Manager from the company, said: To maintain a leading position in the changing global environment we need to ensure that government, academia and industry work even more collaboratively than before.


For more information about The University of Nottingham’s services for the aerospace industry, visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/aerospace


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