Students create green MRO concepts at 2008 Boeing Shanghai challenge
Aug. 5, 2008, Beijing, China - Students earned the top three prizes in the 2008 Boeing Shanghai Challenge for their concepts about how to operate an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in a more environmentally progressive fashion.
Aug. 5, 2008, Beijing, China – Students from Northwest Polytechnic
University, Wuhan University and Huazhong University of Science and
Technology earned the top three prizes in the 2008 Boeing Shanghai
Challenge for their concepts about how to operate an aviation
maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in a more
environmentally progressive fashion.
The Boeing Shanghai Challenge, hosted by Boeing [NYSE: BA], Boeing
Shanghai Aviation Services, Tsinghua University and the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invited teams of students from across
China to prepare "green" concepts for the Boeing Shanghai Aviation
Services MRO operation.
More than 35 teams from 10 top universities and five aeronautical
universities in China participated. The entries were judged on
creativity of solution, technical feasibility, depth and completeness
of technical analysis, and clarity of presentation.
After a blind review by a panel consisting of Boeing executives and
university faculty from participating institutions, the top five teams
were invited to come to Beijing to make a final presentation to Boeing
to determine the top three "all-around" winners. The winners received
prizes of US$1,500, $1,000, and $750 at an award presentation ceremony
on July 9 in Beijing. The three top winners were: Research on Green
Disposal of Aging Aircraft by Northwestern Polytechnical University,
Building an Environmental and Efficient MRO Supply Chain by Wuhan
University and Environmental Progress and Practice: Improving the
Environmental Effectiveness of Boeing Pudong MRO by Huazhong University
of Science and Technology team.
Students from Tsinghua University and Huazhong University of Science
and Technology won special awards for Technical Merit and Creative
Merit for their respective projects.
"The Boeing Shanghai Challenge is an important milestone of Boeing's
commitment to create an MRO business in China that reduces the
environmental footprint of the existing MRO supply chain within
aviation industry," said Per Noren, leader of Environmental Strategy
for Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services group. "We will continue to
cooperate with leading academic institutes to leverage the competence,
analytical capacity, innovations, energy and skills of students and
faculty members to create a better future for our world."