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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.

Aircraft Engineering Development Scheme (AEDS)

Aircraft Engineering Development Scheme (AEDS)

The Branch is a proud sponsor of the Aircraft Development Scheme which offers "a path to be an Aircraft Engineer”, for aspiring young engineers.

Anticipating commercial air transport recovery after COVID, opportunities are here for youngsters who have an aspiration to develop their career in aircraft engineering and maintenance profession.

The objective of this Scheme are to encourage undergraduate students to plan and prepare their career path in aircraft engineering and maintenance profession before their graduation. This is a mentorship program, with guided self-learning for HKAR-66 Category B Aircraft Maintenance Licence, organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Aircraft Division; and supported by the Royal Aeronautical Society (Hong Kong Branch) and various industrial members.

Scheme outline

Mentorship – share the life and work in the industry
Technical visit – familiarizes with the industry, operation and development
On-job-training – first-hand experience in base maintenance
Study group & Exam – guided self-learning for HKAR-66 AML exam (about 13 modules plus essay) at Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department exam center.


- Cultivate future aircraft engineers
- Allow exploration of different aircraft maintenance and engineering fields


Familiarize the industry via

- Mentoring with industrial members
- Technical visit (HAECO / HAESL/ CAD/ GFS /overseas and mainland visits
- Opportunities for On the job Training

Participate HKIE Aircraft Division/ RAeS activities

- AGM/ lectures/ technical visit/ airshow
- RAeS events

Program Application

Eligibility :

Engineering major undergraduate

Application deadline: 24 Dec 2022

Jan 2023, will be notified separately.

Fee: HKD 2,800 (to be paid upon success application)

There is a briefing session on 29 November 2022

PolyU Lecture Threatre TU101
7pm to 8:30pm

What’s more?

Find us on Instagram #hkieac.aeds

Info Session Registration Link

To apply for the AEDS programme, click the link below.

AEDS Registration Link
Heading JK Swire Annual Dinner and Lecture
18 November 2022, 7:30pm

Hong Kong is open and we are rolling our physical events.

We are happy to announce that our flagship event, the JK Swire Annual Dinner and Lecture will be hosted at the New World Millennium Hotel on 18 November.

Our guest speaker is Mr Kevin Arblaster, with his very personal story, "I Can’t Fasten Buttons; However, I Can Fly an Aeroplane.”

Due to a lack of oxygen at birth, had left Kevin Arblaster with Cerebral Palsy. Within those first five minutes the course of Kevin’s life had changed considerably.

Due to his disability, it was decided that a school for the disabled would be more suited for Kevin’s needs. Being at this kind of school didn’t set up the pupils for academic success. Instead, it gave them just enough life skills to use a simple shopping list.

However, Kevin had different ideas. With the introduction of microcomputers, he found an academic path. However, his journey into employment was never easy.

Kevin had discovered an interest in aviation from a very young age, whether it was the next door’s neighbour taking him to the local airport or flying a flight simulator on the home computer. In 1998, Kevin made his first flight in a light aircraft. Little did he know over the next 24 years where it would lead him.

“I Can’t Fasten Buttons; However, I Can Fly an Aeroplane”, Kevin tells his story, describing key moments which shaped his life and led him to be a qualified pilot.

Members : HKD 600
Non Members : HKD 1000 and includes one year branch membership

Priority will be given to members.


Aviation Industry Forum 2022 – Resilience of Aviation in a New Age of Technology
25 November 2022, 9:30am

This event is hosted by the VTC and The Royal Aeronautical Society (Hong Kong Branch) is a supporting organisation.

The global pandemic has put SMART technologies and resilience strategies of the aviation sector under the spotlight. Under the theme of “Resilience of Aviation in a New Age of Technology”, this Forum, to be held in hybrid mode, will enable a linkage of global aviation and education leaders, industry professionals, academics and practitioners to shed light on the latest aviation highlights, trends, challenges and emerging technologies. Besides, it also offers insights into future skills and resilience measures to ascertain the sustainability of the aviation industry.

📣Aviation Industry Forum 2022 (Free Admission)
Date: 25 Nov 2022 (Friday)
Time: HKT 9:30 – 17:30
Mode: Hybrid mode (Face-to-face and Online)
Event Details & Registration: 

Registration Link
Aircraft Tyre Solutions
EVENT POSTPONED - updated 21 Oct 2022
3 November 2022, 6pm

This event has been postponed. We will be arranging a new date for this lecture.

As announced in our AGM, physical lectures are back on. We are privileged to have Bridgestone, here in Hong Kong, to present aircraft tyre technology. The aircraft tyre is something, many don’t think about, but it supports the weight of the aircraft and operates faster than a formula 1 racing car. Bridgestone will share how tyres have developed to meet the demands of operating aircraft under extreme conditions.

Date : 3 November 2022, 6pm
Location : Cathay City, HK International Airport.