ADE and UPSI join forces to pave the way for Metaverse, AI and Robotics advancements in aviation
TANJUNG MALIM, 24 July 2023 – Asia Digital Engineering (ADE), the engineering and maintenance arm of Capital A, has signed a Letter-of-Intent (LOI) with Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) today to initiate a groundbreaking research collaboration in the fields of Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Robotics. This strategic partnership brings together ADE’s digital expertise in aviation and UPSI’s exceptional capabilities in effective learning methods, setting the stage for unprecedented advancements in the aviation industry. Alongside ADE are the likes of Microsoft and other renown tech companies forging its respective partnerships with UPSI.
The momentous signing ceremony was held in the presence of Minister of Higher Education Malaysia, YB Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, who commended the collaboration as a significant milestone for the nation’s academic and technological landscape, in line with the ministry’s great emphasis on academic quality and excellence, including fostering students equipped with human resourcefulness and the wisdom to manage technology.
As the engineering and maintenance arm of Capital A, ADE has been at the forefront of digital innovation in aviation, enhancing the industry’s standards and fueling economic growth. With approvals from various countries, ADE has solidified its position as a trusted MRO partner within the Asean region and beyond. Through this collaboration with UPSI, ADE aims to leverage the university’s renowned proficiency in pedagogy and research to explore novel applications of Metaverse, AI, and Robotics in the aviation domain.
Expressing great enthusiasm about the collaboration, Mahesh Kumar, CEO of ADE said: “This partnership marks a momentous milestone in ADE’s relentless pursuit of digital excellence and innovation. By joining forces with UPSI, we are embarking on an extraordinary journey to unlock the full potential of Metaverse, AI, and Robotics in the aviation sector, propelling us closer to our visionary goal of transforming the industry and ensuring unparalleled safety and efficiency in aircraft maintenance and engineering. We firmly believe that this synergistic partnership will not only push the boundaries of aviation technology but also serve as a powerful source of inspiration for the next generation of engineers and researchers, propelling a revolution in the industry. We aspire to create a profound impact on the nation’s progress, elevating Malaysia’s position as a pioneering force in digital innovation and becoming an esteemed beacon of educational excellence throughout the region.”
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Md Amin bin Md Taff, Vice Chancellor of UPSI said: “As a century-old institution that has played a pivotal role in shaping many milestones in Malaysia, including innovation, UPSI is committed to driving digital innovation for the betterment of the nation. Through this transformative partnership with ADE, we are poised to make the university an educational reference in the region with our unwavering desire to uphold educational excellence. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our vision to continuously foster intellectual growth among our students and contribute to various fields of knowledge.”
The collaboration’s key areas of focus include immersive training simulations using Metaverse technology, AI-driven predictive maintenance systems to optimise aircraft performance, and robotics applications to streamline complex maintenance processes. The union between ADE and UPSI creates an opportunity to amalgamate their respective strengths, ultimately accelerating the development and adoption of advanced technologies in aviation.
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