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Aviation Technology students showcase projects to Industry

Posted: 27 April, 2015

Students on the DIT BEngTech degree in Aviation Technology (DT011) had an unique opportunity last week to present their final year projects to an invited audience from the aviation industry.

DT011/3 Class of 2015

Guests at the special breakfast event, which was sponsored by Dublin Airport Authority, included representatives from airlines, the Air Corps, and other areas of the aviation industry.  This is the second year this event has taken place.

Projects presented were group-based, and before breakfast a member of each group gave a short overview of their project.  Immediately after breakfast the invited guests had the opportunity to view the poster presentations and to engage directly with the students. The projects included;

  • A Technical Examination of Microbial Growth On-board Commercial Aircraft and Construction of Anti-microbial Tray-table,
  • An Investigation of Irish Short-haul Operations in order to determine the Optimum Aircraft Type,
  • Design and Build of a Hydraulic Landing Gear System Trainer,
  • The Implementation of Additive Manufacturing into the Airline Maintenance Industry,
  • An Investigation Into Noise Mitigation Solutions for the Abatement of Airport  Noise,

Frank O’Neill, Programme Chair of DT011, expressed thanks to Niall Farrell of the Dublin Airport Authority for their sponsorship of the event.  Thanking the industry guests for taking the time to attend the breakfast, he said their attendance represented an important opportunity for students on the  BEngTech Aviation Technology programme to meet with key stakeholders from the Irish Aviation Industry and to share the findings of their projects with them.

Frank O’Neill DT011 Programme Chair

‌Some Guests and Students