To become a qualified aerospace engineer, receiving hands-on training is invaluable, and for the manufacturer, a steady stream of able recruits is just as important. To nurture this sort of talent, the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier, has set up a partnership with Singapore Polytechnic at the AeroHub, which opened in Singapore in January 2016.

Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the aerospace company and the polytechnic in February 2014, work began on developing the AeroHub, which is designed to support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. It will, however, serve a dual purpose as a teaching facility for students studying for a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and Diploma Aerospace Electronics.

This ‘real-world’ training, working alongside Bombardier’s highly skilled aeronautical engineers, will play an instrumental role in preparing students for the rigors of professional life.

The MOU was the first of its kind and shows how seriously Bombardier, and the aviation industry in general, is committed to supporting educational development, not only in the ‘home base’ countries, but all over the world.

Singapore Polytechnic students were given the opportunity to complete internships at Bombardier Business Aircraft's Singapore Service Centre. Third-year students from Singapore Polytechnic's courses completed a semester-long industrial project internship at the centre within its new aircraft interior workshop.