06 Sep '11, 8am
Aerospace education takes flight at Republic Polytechnic
The five-year-old Jabiru J 160 was purchased by the polytechnic from a private owner in Kuala Lumpur to provide students in aerospace courses with a hands-on learning experience. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Stacey Chia Six students from the aerospace engineering programme at Republic Polytechnic got the chance to assemble a fully functional aeroplane on Tuesday. The five-year-old Jabiru J 160, which the poly bought for an undisclosed sum from a private owner in Kuala Lumpur, will provide students in aerospace courses with a hands-on learning experience. The plane, which is about 8.2m wide and 6m in length, arrived at around noon on Tuesday on a lorry with its wings detached. The six students spent three hours subsequently putting the plane back into running order.