Team DAELead from The University of Hong Kong
has been selected by an expert team of judges as the winners of
the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017 global student competition.
Team DAELead beat fierce competition to win the €30,000 first prize
with their design for a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC)
underneath passenger’s feet.
The final stage of the competition took place
this week in Toulouse, France.
Five short-listed teams of students
– whittled down from 365 entries in Round 1 – were invited to
spend a week at the Airbus ProtoSpace facility to visualise,
prototype and test their ideas using state-of-the-art equipment,
before presenting them to a panel of academic and Airbus and
The judges were impressed by the
vision and skill of Team DAELead in seeing such a simple but
effective solution for improved passenger experience.
aircraft cabin design fully utilizes the space between the cabin
floor and the cargo ceiling to give the passengers their own
personal luggage space beanth the seat in front of them.
The runners up,
team Aquarius from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT),
in Australia winning €15,000 for their radical concept which turns
a commercial airliner into a tool to stop rapid wildfire.
Airbus Fly Your Ideas, now in its fifth edition and
organised in partnership with UNESCO, was launched to inspire the
next generation of innovators from around the world.
entries, the students had to answer one of five challenges
identified by Airbus, ranging from improved passenger experience
to manufacturing innovations, to provide sustainable solutions for
the future of flight.
A record of nearly 5,500
students from around the world registered to participate in the
Since the Fly Your Ideas competition launched
in 2008, more than 20,000 students from over 650 universities in
over 100 countries worldwide have taken part.
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