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RAeS events deliver expert content, insight and networking across the breadth of technical, engineering and business subjects affecting aerospace professionals.

Our annual calendar of around 20 events of lectures, technical visits, competitions and field trips are designed to support your professional development and industry knowledge.

Annual General Meeting & Lecture
11 October 2022, 6:15pm

Dear Members

The Branch will be hosting the 2022 Annual General Meeting and Lecture at 615pm, 11 October at Cathay City.

As Hong Kong opens up, the Branch too is switching back to physical events supplemented by our webinars.

The Branch Chairman, Mr Neil Glenn, wishes to announce the following resignations from the current committee.

Dr Eric Wong – Honorary Treasurer
Mr Mark Hayman
Mr Ken Kwan – Civil Aviation Department
Mr Tommy Au Yeung – Civil Aviation Department ATC
Mr KS Fung – Hong Kong University

Our Honorary Treasurer, Dr Eric Wong, has been with the Branch since it was formed in 1983. The Branch Chairman, the committee and its members wish Dr Wong all the best for his retirement.

All other committee members wish to serve in the 2022/2023 session.

We have received nominations from the committee supporting organisations, and who wish to stand for election to the committee for the session 2022/2023. Their biographies will be provided to members.

Mr KK Chan – HK Institute of Vocational Education, Honorary Treasurer (existing committee member)
Ir Wendy Wong – Civil Aviation Department
Mr Wesley Yung – Civil Aviation Department ATC
Mr John Kinsman – Boeing (former committee member)
Dr CK Chan, Hong Kong University

If you wish to be considered for the committee, please send an email to the Honorary Secretary via the branch website by midnight Thursday 29th October 2022, with a brief biography.

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We are also pleased that committee member and CEO of Seaplane Hong Kong, Mr Steven Cheung will talk about Urban Mobility after the AGM.

As populations in megacities continue to grow, the increased urbanisation and traffic situation is pushing ground transport systems to their limits. Bringing urban mobility to the third dimension offers the potential to create a faster, cleaner, safer, and more integrated transportation system. Autonomous aerial vehicles and flying cars are no longer science-fiction: Projects and trials are already taking place around the world. Major aviation and automotive manufacturers, city authorities and technology companies are working on innovative urban mobility solutions. Steven will share his personal insight into the technology and what it means to Hong Kong.

Please note, to attend Cathay Pacific you will be required to be

1.  Vaccinated.
2.  Complete a health form.
3.  Have a negative rapid antigen test taken on the same day.

The above protocols are subject to change by our host, Cathay Pacific Airways.

Agenda
1.  Opening remarks.
2.  Branch Chairman's Report.
3.  Young Members Chairperson Report.
4.  Honorary Treasurer Report.
5.  Election of the 2022/2023 Committee.
6.  AOB.

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CEO to NEO – Evolution of the A320 Family
12 May 2022 - 7pm

Hong Kong is beginning to open up and the branch is gearing up two webinars and planning to restart in person lectures.

First up, Airbus’s Olivier Richuard, will talk about an incredible narrow body and how the A320 CEO has become the NEO.

Olivier will describe the evolution of the A320 Family, and especially the A321, from different angles.

First, the design changes, covering airframe and systems evolutions, as well as the new engines.

In a second step, he will look at how these design changes translated into performance improvements, both low-speed and high speed.

Finally, Olivier will also have a look at how the interior of the aircraft, the cabin, also evolved to offer passengers comfort improvements which are especially relevant for the longer missions that can now be covered thanks to the latest developments of the A320 Family.

Optimal Navigation Procedure Design for a Sustainable Future

7 December 2021 - 7pm

Required Navigation Performance is a well-established method of providing safe and reliable access to terrain-challenged airports. Join Frank Siegers as he explores some unique solutions to solving the industry’s toughest airspace design challenges, and how a data-driven, collaborative approach can lead to surprisingly simple ways of achieving large improvements in efficiency.

Frank has worked in the aviation industry for many years, including Cranfield University, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia. He started his career in the technically unique world of aircraft performance and air-ground datalink, participating in the implementation of RNP-AR on B737-300 aircraft flying into Queenstown, New Zealand. He now leads GE Digital’s Aviation Software business in APAC and China.

Registration is now open

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